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David Baggs
Copywriting Chair, Content Committee

David is a strategic communications specialist and graphic designer born and raised in southeast Portland. He is passionate about his city, the local design community and collaboration. David is also Portland’s unofficial taco expert.

Chelsea Cartabiano
Design Chair, Promotions Committee

Chelsea is a freelance graphic designer and a recent transplant to the area. She earned her BFA in Advertising Art Direction from the Pratt Institute, and developed her career working as an in-house designer for People Magazine. Chelsea loves hiking, making pizza from scratch, cuddling cats, and contra dancing.

Hanna Chung
PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE

With a background in medical anthropology/global health and pre-pharmacy, Hanna enjoys being informed and learning something new everyday. However, you can always either find her with a sketchbook or immersed in the current events of the art and design world, as they are her biggest passions.

Heathyr Davis
WOMEN IN DESIGN CHAIR, PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE

Heathyr Davis has over 12 years of creative experience in print and digital media with an emphasis on branding. Her experience ranges from working in-house for IT companies, non-profits, private sectors, to full-time freelancing for a wide range of clients. In her free time she enjoys attending soccer matches with her daughter, exploring the outdoors, and seeing live music.

Jessica Doig
Instagram Chair, Content Committee

Jessica is a designer and landscape architect transplant from Denver. She studied landscape architecture and sustainability at Colorado State University before moving out the PNW. She is passionate about the local design community and is constantly inspired by the creativity in this community.

Stephanie Duncker
Design for Good Volunteer

Stephanie Duncker is a digital strategist who moved from Brooklyn, NY to Portland in 2014. She is currently working as a freelance web designer, consultant and Program Manager of the Startup PDX Challenge, a startup incubator for underrepresented founders. She’s passionate about designing positive change in society, whether that be by increasing digital & economic access or promoting accessibility in design. When she’s not thinking about art, entrepreneurship or activism, she’s cooking vegan food or dreaming of cats.

Laura Eskins
Contributor, Content Committee

Laura is a Graphic Designer/Print Production Expert for a Portland print shop. She graduated from San Francisco State University on the deans list. Between side hustles, she spends her free time reading about design, creating illustrations, and to get through this thing called life, electric word life.

Sarah Ferguson
Women Lead committee

Sarah Lane Ferguson has exhibited a dedication to design throughout her career. With experience in urban design, retail planning, and nonprofit and museum management in New York, Los Angeles and Portland – while continuing as a practicing graphic designer. She is committed to promoting the importance of design in our lives and does so volunteering for various organizations in Portland dedicated to the cause.

Meagan Ghorashian
Education Committee

Recently a design student herself, Meagan enjoys learning about and supporting the aspirations of tomorrow’s designers. Years ago college produced degrees in French and International Business Management but Meagan now puts all her energy and enthusiasm into her rekindled love of design. When not creating for clients you can probably find her joyfully adding to her copious design-themed Pinterest boards.

Heather Golan
dMob Chair, Programming Committee

Heather is a freelance designer and illustrator residing in Portland, Oregon. She earned her BFA at Oregon State University and an associates in AAS in Integrated Media, graphic design. When not working you can usually find Heather spending time with her family, reading, or crafting.

Darius Kuzmickas
Photography Chair, Promotions Committee

Founder of Real Color Media and Darius Kuzmickas Photography, has served as AIGA Portland’s Flickr Director for several years, and is often seen photographing our events.

Katie LaRosa
Dmob Chair, Programming Committee

Katie attended NC State College of Design, cut her teeth at a fast-paced agency in Raleigh, NC, and enjoyed working in-house at Portland State before starting her own business.

Erin Lynch
Blog Contributor , Content Committee

Erin spends his days as 1/3 of the small design studio, Shop, teaches web design and user interface design at The Art Institute, Portland and works as the production manager for A List Apart magazine.

Anita Magaña
EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Anita Magaña moved to Portland from San Jose, California six years ago. She is a freelance print and digital designer and illustrator. She earned her BA in Film and Digital Media Production from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and her AAS degree in Graphic Design from Portland Community College. In her spare time, you will find her enjoying the Pacific Northwest, camping with her dog, husband, and son, volunteering, and crafting her own wine and beer.

Matt Miller
Copywriting Chair, Promotions Committee

Matt came to Portland from Arkansas by way of New York. He loves that he gets to work with creators as an intellectual property lawyer. Beyond that, you can find Matt with his family or riding his bike as far as time allows.

Alicia Nagel
Blog Contributor, Content Committee

Founder of Alicia Nagel Creative, Alicia is committed to developing brand strategies that fuel smart and efficient communications on behalf of the client. Nine years in branding and 13 years in design have only grown her passion for what she does.

Andy Portello
dMob dLux Director, Programming Committee

Andy Portello is a print and interactive brand designer with a focus in 3D retail environment and event marketing.

Peter Russo
Contributor, Content Committee

Peter is a UX designer and team lead. He started out studying printmaking, moved to freelance web design, and is currently researching the role of cognitive science in design and the process of building digital projects

Marilee Sweeney
Contributor, Content Committee

Marilee Sweeney is a brand strategist with a degree from Parsons School of Design in New York. She designs in the coffee and tea arena, and recently bent fate to move here, to the heart of Coffeedom. She currently designs retail & event experiences. She has a soft spot for non-profits, and loves to dig in as a volunteer. When she is not moving at warp speed, you may catch her sipping Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, or loading her surfboard for the coast.

 

Stephanie Ward
Women Lead committee

Originally from Memphis, TN, Stephanie first became involved with AIGA while living in Jacksonville, FL. After five years of serving on their board as Membership Director, she said farewell to palms and hello to pines with a cross-country drive to Portland. Stephanie is currently the Creative Director at a digital agency called Station Four, and when she is not designing, she is drawing comics or writing.

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