Art + Copy Club Presents Design Army

Art + Copy Club Presents Design Army

• 5100 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City MO

Kansas City welcomes the internationally-recognized firm, Design Army.

Design Army is making its mark on the design world — and winning acclaim from clients and peers in the process.

The multi-disciplinary firm, founded by Jake and Pum Lefebure, has forged alliances with industry leaders and connected with global audiences. Their client list reflects a balanced mix of small businesses and international juggernauts, including Adobe, AIGA, Chronicle Books, Disney, GE, Human Rights Campaign, International Monetary Fund, Marriott International Inc., Neenah Paper, NPR, Ritz-Carlton, Rockport Publishers, Smithsonian, University of Virginia, Verizon, Washington Ballet and the World Bank.

On June 5th, Jake will be joining us for a night of education, inspiration and fun.

Some topics Jake will be speaking about:

  • How a small company can make a big impact
  • How small projects can lead to big results
  • Key factors that can guide a firm's success
  • Where Jake sees design going over the next few years
  • What a firm needs to do to adapt to the changing work environment

About Design Army

Pum Lefebure is responsible for overseeing all creative coming through the firm's doors and excels in establishing the vision behind the firms high profile design work. In 2008, she was named by Graphic Design USA as one of the top 50 People to Watch, and nominated as a Rising Star by the Washington Business Journal's Women Who Mean Business. Pum graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.F.A. degree in Graphic Design from Radford University.

Co-founding partner and president of Design Army, Jake Lefebure is the principal project leader, he oversees new business and creative development for all of the studio's accounts. He has guided award-winning designs for a variety of clients – from local retail boutiques to international live productions. Jake graduated with a B.A. in Graphic Design from Penn State University, and is the recipient of the 2009 College of Arts and Architecture Alumni Achievement award.

Their work has appeared in every notable industry publication; including Applied Arts, Communication Arts, Graphis, HOW, Print, STEP, Coupe and Novum. Additionally, the firm's work has been recognized numerous times from the AIGA 365, American Advertising Federation, D&AD, New York Art Directors Club, the One Show, SPD, and the Type Directors Club to name a few. For more information visit

Details \\

Date: Thursday, June 5, 2014
Time: Networking + Libations: 5:30pm / Speaker: 6:30pm

Location: University of Missouri-Kansas City, Volker Campus,
Bloch Executive Hall — Innovation Lab

5100 Rockhill Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110

Phone: 816-235-2215

Parking: Parking is free and guests should park in the Cherry St. parking garage on the UMKC campus at 50th and Cherry, next to the Durwood Soccer Stadium. Guests should park on the 5th level and proceed out the S2 walkway, heading north 2 blocks to the Bloch Executive Hall. The innovation lab is upstairs. Directional signage will be onsite.

Schedule \\

5:30pm: Networking + Libations
6:30pm: Jake Lefebure, CEO / Co-Founder DESIGN ARMY
After Event — Poster Signing

All tickets include complimentary Boulevard Beer, wine and light hors d'oeuvres.

Cost \\

Member Pre-Registration Pricing: $15
Non-Member Pre-Registration Pricing: $25
Member Walk-up Registration Pricing: $20
Non-Member Walk-up Registration Pricing: $30

All AIGA members are able to attend this event at AAF-KC pre-registration member prices. For AIGA members to receive their discounted tickets please contact the AAF-KC office here.

Due to alcohol being served at this event we will not be offering discounted student tickets to the event and all attendees must be 21 years of age.

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