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Storytime: Rudolph Recap

Written by
AIGA Nebraska
January 6, 2014

On December 12, 2013, AIGA Nebraska partnered with daOMA to host a foggy night that went down in history! A few people have said that Storytime, held at Saddle Creek’s The Slowdown, was “one of the best design events of 2013.” And we’re honored to have played a part in such an exciting night.

The real credit goes to the 10 creatives that put their own spin on the classic Rudolph tale using the unique qualities of their discipline. Amongst the presenters were illustrators, a comedian, a songwriter, a dj and rapper, a motion designer, a writer, a greeting card designer and graphic designer…oh my!

Each presenter twisted and turned poor Rudolph’s untold fate using their art, and let’s just say things got…interesting.

If you missed it, here’s the full Storytime line-up:

Mindy Bilderback (comedian) + Kelsey Steffes (illustrator)
Josh Collinsworth (illustrator)
Cheryl Dyer (calligrapher)
Bryan Findell (motion designer)
Doug Hayko (performance artist)
Casey Logan (writer)
DJ Nater (DJ) + Todd Cramer (copywriter)
Liz Nozer (greeting card designer)
Adam Trabold (songwriter)
Cate White (graphic designer)

Some presenters even published their work! Adam Trabold wrote, recorded and posted a three-song EP documenting Rudolph’s tale at, and Bryan Findell posted his epic tale of Rudolph retold in the year 2050 at

But that’s not all! In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing video of the entire night – so you can catch up on what Rudolph’s really been up to – if you weren’t able to make the event. We promise there’s a side of Rudolph you don’t’ know…yet.

Thank you to all of the presenters who dedicated their time and art to participating in Storytime – a PechaKucha #21 event hosted by AIGA Nebraska and daOMA. Maybe – if we’re lucky – there’ll be a Storytime 2?!

Stay tuned…

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