Conference August 25 - 26, 2017

Gus Granger

Gus Granger is the founder of 70kft, a brand strategy and marketing agency that specializes in enterprise technology. The agency's portfolio of clients include, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Virtustream, Verizon and GE.

His work has been recognized by a number of publications and organizations, including: Adobe, American Advertising Federation, AIGA, Brand New, Communication Arts, Dallas Society of Visual Communications, Graphis and Print Magazine. Gus is the president emeritus of the AIGA Dallas-Fort Worth, and currently sits on the national AIGA Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce.

70kft has been recognized among the 2015 and 2016 Inc. 5000 lists of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., as well as a Dallas Business Journal Best Place to Work in Dallas.

Presentation Title: Designing the Modern South

What do NPR, Rush Limbaugh, quilting, magnolias, Martin Luther King and Helen Keller have in common? Get the answer by listening to the story of the creation of an alternative to the most controversial and intensely debated symbol in American history —the Confederate flag.