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

Jeff Barlow
AIGA Seattle - Past President | Current Member

I became an independent leader.

My school wasn’t introduced to AIGA until my current graphic design chair was hired for the 2009-2010 school year.  She told us all about them in our Spring 2010 semester, but we didn’t get the ball running until later that summer.  My graduating class (six girls altogether) took on a leadership role and started our school’s chapter.  I volunteered to be president, despite not having any real leadership experience.  I can honestly can say this is the best decision I’ve ever made.
Not only were we able to start our own on-campus organization for graphic design, we were able to start a voice for the art community at our school. Our chapter hosts gallery nights and bake sales to help provide funding and essentially a voice for our department.  (We are currently trying to get a better student lounge in our art building.) AIGA taught me how important it is to make a change and I am proud to say that I am a member.

Sarah Peck |

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