In-house Meetup: How to Collaborate with Non-Designers

The best way to explain what high resolution means to everyone else.

If you’re educating clients and colleagues that .jpgs aren’t vector graphics for the 300th time or seem to continually find yourself in sticky scheduling situations, then you won’t want to miss our workshop! We explore how best to communicate with the non-designers on our teams to ensure we get what we need to make the materials they need on time and on budget.

Chris Nasshan, AIGA CT Director, Community, and Ryan Thorp, AIGA CT Chair, In-House, will cover how to navigate collaboration throughout the project cycle and how to effectively communicate the how’s and why’s of what we contribute and will execute upon as designers. Followed by a Q&A.

Thanks to our community of in-house designers for this workshop suggestion!

When & Where

Wednesday, December 2
7 PM–8:30 PM EST


Members & Non-Members: FREE


Chris Nasshan

Sr. Graphic Designer, WORX; AIGA CT Director, Community

Chris Nasshan (Nash) is a Connecticut native who studied graphic design at CSU Sacramento, where he specialized in logo and identity design with his freelance business, Formal Elements. He transitioned to the Las Vegas area and was Design Director for 3.5 years at XGDA, a production house for apparel clothing. Nash was also a Senior Visual Designer in-house at Alpinestars, located in Los Angeles, California, where his main role was overhauling the global brand’s website UX/UI and refreshing related marketing collateral.

Newlywed and missing the east coast, Nash moved to Boston with his wife, Amy, where he worked for 2.5 years as a Senior Designer at King Fish Media, where creative was executed in partnerships with other in-house agencies at Forbes, NYL Investments, and Keurig. He is now back home in Connecticut with his family, embracing his new role as Senior Graphic Designer for WORX. Nash also sits on the board of AIGA CT as Director of Community, working towards bringing the Connecticut creatives together.

Ryan Thorp

Graphic Designer, Legrand, North & Central America; AIGA CT Chair, In-House

Ryan is an in-house Graphic Designer within the Central Marketing Department at Legrand, North & Central America, located in West Hartford, CT. A double-alumnus from Central Connecticut State University, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic/Information Design, as well as a Master of Arts in Information Design. He has been in his current role for the last 4.5 years and as an in-house designer he produces on-brand material while also communicating out new templates and guidelines to the other designers within the company across North and Central America. A Connecticut native, he is a proud “nutmegger” and enjoys visiting different cities and towns across the state, seeking out museums, breweries, art galleries, and music venues. Thorp also sits on the board of AIGA CT as Chair, In-House, working towards better serving our community of in-house designers.


Please register to receive the zoom details for the event.

Step 1. Just as you do for any of our events, register on our event page
Step 2. Your event access via Zoom is delivered to your inbox 30 minutes prior to the start of the event, or visit the Zoom Dial-In tab on the event page after registering. Note: If you've never used Zoom, you can download the app ahead of time here.
Step 3. Click the Zoom link in your email a couple of minutes before the event starts. Do your best to arrive on time; we’ll take a few minutes to get settled and then we’ll get started.

When & Where
Wed, Dec 2, 2020 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST