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Because of AIGA » » found love & my destiny



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

Jeff Barlow
AIGA Seattle - Past President | Current Member

found love & my destiny

When I moved to Houston from Chicago, my Chicago crew thought I was nuts, but a girl can only be so many miles away from her lil sis. I counted down the days til I would pack my bags and return to Chicago, but something changed my perception of Houston…AIGA. It only took me 1.5 years to finally make the commitment, and I’m hooked. I started as Member Activities Chair on the Houston board from day 1, a new roll that has been a success and now molded into a community awareness position both for members and the community beyond.

During my term as MAC, I held a social that would later lead to the missing piece in my love for Houston and my love for my industry. My current boss was at one of our socials I hosted, and if it wasn’t for AIGA, she would have never seen my dedicated involvement and commitment to engage the Houston design community. AIGA opened one of many doors for me and now is now proudly listed on the back of my business card.  I have an amazing job [especially in this economy], an amazing city to call home, and most of all, an amazing, selfless community of designers and creative thinkers. I still love you Chicago, but this love is long term.

I had a very rewarding term as MAC on the board, and now I am now stepping into the presidents role, one that I take with great honor and pride. My long term aspiration is to change the perception of Houston nationally. We are more than just a city of Oil & Gas, cowboy boot wearn’, truck drivin’, gun shootn’, country music lovn’ Southerners! We are a diverse, cultivated community of every median possible, and we’re not afraid to help one another [this is were the southern charm plays a key role].

Our board is on the verge of becoming one pulsating whole that will extend out to our members and then engage the community beyond. It is my determination to bring more business to Houston through my love for design and my passion for community engagement. Involvement from all aspects of all medians, becoming one voice. Connecting all medians to work with each other not just for profit, but for self and community improvement. It starts with one idea and lots of help, and through reaching out to the community for engagement, nothing is limitless.

April Guzik | Houston

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