We’re excited to have a fresh batch of members joining our board for 2012-2013. Please join us in welcoming them. We’re looking forward to a great upcoming year.
Board Position: Partnership Director
What I Do: I love ink on paper! If you want it printed, I want to be there.
Social Media: @marrrrk
My favorite AIGA event was: Stefan Sagmeister’s Talk About
If I could schedule anyone for an AIGA Charlotte event, it would be: Gutenberg
Board Position: Secretary
What I Do: Production Artist and Graphic Designer at work. Photographer at play.
Social Media: facebook.com/elisha.fleck
My favorite AIGA event was: A TalkAbout with Stefan Sagmeister from 2008, my very first AIGA event.
If I could schedule anyone for an AIGA Charlotte event, it would be: Debbie Millman. She’s more than just a designer—I want to know how she does it all! And it’d be nice to hear more prominent female perspectives from our field.
Don’t forget, always: Eat breakfast.
Board Position: Finance Director
What I Do: I’ve spent the past 13 years designing creative programs for a variety of fortune 500 companies. However, I recently made a career move into the executive administrative world as a Business Development Liaison for Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, LLP.
My favorite AIGA event was: 2008 AIGA Gain Conference in NYC featuring Michael Jager and Malcom Gladwell, who were both amazing.
If I could schedule anyone for an AIGA Charlotte event, it would be: Peter Saville. He’s lead an amazing creative life and is known for establishing the visual aesthetic for Factory records back in the late 1970s and 80s.
Don’t forget, always: Work hard, treat people right and have as much fun as humanly possible.
Board Position: Events Coordinator
What I Do: Graphic Designer by day, painter by night, with a fascination of interior design and fashion in between.
Website: personal blog: coralcafe.blogspot.com
Social Media: @coral_cafe
My favorite AIGA event was: Letterpress Fest. Learning the skills and hard work that goes into letterpress really opened my eyes to a whole new source of inspiration when printing out my work or invitations. I learned countless tips and guidance from each speaker invited.
If I could schedule anyone for an AIGA Charlotte event, it would be: Ceci Johnson. An extraordinary invitation genius!
Don’t forget: Your support group, your fellow colleagues, professors and professionals who helped mold you into the designer you are today. You may have built your own brand or company but they helped lay the foundation.
Board Position: Event Coordinator
What I Do: Graphic & Web Designer at Hats Off Creative. Co-founder of pixelsandpicas.com (launching soon!).
Social Media: @adamiscrupe
My favorite AIGA event was: 1st Annual Mentor Matchup with Joseph Schlossor.
If I could schedule anyone for an AIGA Charlotte event, it would be: Brian Hoff. I have followed Brian and his blog The Design Cubicle for several years now and love his posts and work. He is an excellent, well-rounded designer and someone I admire.
Don’t forget, always: Lace up.
Board Position: Mentorship/Community Outreach Coordinator
What I Do: I freelance and currently work as an Interaction Designer (iXD) at Lowe’s Home Improvement. I am also a pretty great dancer for a white guy.
Social Media: @martmac
My favorite AIGA event was: Tweet Market
If I could schedule anyone for an AIGA Charlotte event, it would be: Charles S. Anderson. He and his team’s designs and illustrations are freak’n rad!
Don’t forget: Be kind to strangers.
Board Position: Membership Director
What I Do: Freelance Copywriter/Partner in Suzie Q and the Clapping Cobra
Social Media: @SQandtheCC
My favorite AIGA event was: Tweet Market 2011
If I could schedule anyone for an AIGA Charlotte event, it would be: Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. I learned about him at last year’s Letterpress Fest event, and I think he would be fascinating—and wildly entertaining.
Don’t forget, always: Use spellcheck. Seriously.