This project was created by:
Bill Klingensmith
AIGA UPSTNY - Past President | Current Member

Jeff Barlow
AIGA Seattle - Past President | Current Member

connect, community, like-minded, smart, wholesome, fearless

I got involved with AIGA when I was in college. I joined as a student member and have been contributing to the association since then. After moving to DC, I felt the need to connect with other like-minded individuals in my area. My job and the projects I was working on weren’t enough to keep me satisfied, so I went to an AIGA DC happy hour and was warmly welcomed by a board member. From that point on I was hooked. Volunteering wasn’t enough. I wanted more, so I joined the DC board of directors and have been serving my local community ever since.

This year I’m taking on the presidency in DC where I’ll be instituting more advocacy and public awareness initiatives. That is my goal. I want my community to know that design is more than just pretty pictures. It solves problems. It inspires thinking. It creates discussion. It allows for critical analysis. It advances education. It’s meaningful.

We are all AIGA. We drive design and we can only do it together.

Jill Spaeth | Washington, D.C.

Leave a Reply