Throughout my professional design career, I have been fortunate to have worked in several different cities, for a wide range of clients, and with some very skilled people. I consider myself lucky to have strong affiliations with an incredible design association in AIGA. Getting to know and be inspired by talented AIGA designers nationwide is awesome and I hold each one in high regard.
Founded in 1914, AIGA is the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design. Today, AIGA is the professional association for design. Our mission is to advance design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force. AIGA now represents over 25,000 designers nationwide through 70 chapters. I have proudly been a national member of AIGA since 2010. After serving on the AIGA Charlotte Board of Directors as President, I was humbled and honored to serve on the national Chapter Advisory Council for a 2 year term. As one of six CAC members, I helped support and advise our Alaska, Colorado, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Orange County, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Seattle chapters of AIGA.
Organized in 2000, AIGA Charlotte is an affiliate chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design. After becoming a very active member, I joined the Board of Directors as Membership Director for 1 year and served as President of AIGA Charlotte for 2 years. With the help and support of my fellow volunteer board members, I was most proud of successfully reorganizing our chapter board structure, adjusting how we conducted our board meetings, creating a new strategy in how we offered event programming, developing a new philosophy in how engaged with our local design community and our local chapters members, and re-establishing our chapter Advisory Board to help support and advise our Board of Directors.
AIGA Charlotte is a very active and lively chapter of AIGA. Our chapter supports a vibrant design community in Charlotte and a long list of local AIGA members in the Queen City. After rolling off of my 2 year term as chapter President, I joined our chapter’s Advisory Board. I have enjoyed the opportunity to voluntarily continue to support our AIGA Charlotte chapter as much as possible and I am honored to still be an active Advisory Board member today. Our Advisory Board is comprised of several past Board of Directors, seasoned design professionals, and higher education design instructors.