Monica Mo is a Taiwanese-American multi-disciplinary creative, educator, and President of the AIGA Portland chapter. She is a critical thinker who has a passion for crafting experiences that leave lasting impacts on the user, audience, and community. She brings these characteristics into her leadership role on the AIGA Portland Board of Directors. Monica teaches part-time in the Graphic Design program at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Throughout her career, she has worked and partnered with a multitude of clients and companies such as Adidas, Downstream, Nike, Opus Agency, Second Story, Swift, Pentagram, and more.
See Monica’s website at: monicamo.com
and follow her on Instagram: @i_am_monicamo
Membership Director / President-elect
Duncan Lawrence is a proud father, lucky husband, and founder of the digital marketing studio Bend
. His professional focuses melds experience design with digital marketing, assisting clients to better understanding their communities and how to engage with them. Duncan's AIGA story started in Boston, where he volunteered for DesignExchangeBoston, working on the social innovation challenge. Since moving to Portland, he has worked on the content team and Studio Tours.
Jennifer is a digital and print designer, art director, manager, and project juggler with over 20 years of creative experience for high-profile clients. Data-driven and strategy focused, she specializes in both email and direct mail. She is new to Portland and freelancing with a diverse array of local businesses. Originally from Kansas, she made her way to Portland via Silicon Valley where she worked at eBay for three years. She earned her BS in Journalism from the University of Kansas. In addition to design skills, Jennifer brings a passionate sense of organization to her role as Secretary of AIGA Portland. Outside of AIGA, Jennifer enjoys traveling, sewing, hiking, knitting, video games, reading, and playing with her dog Walter. Follow her @jac0928 or see her portfolio at jennifer-pantages.com
Diversity & Inclusion Director
Simon is a designer & illustrator who loves endless grey skies, rainy days, and karaoke. She has almost a decade of experience working in agencies and is currently self-employed, working under the studio name Weird Wonderful.
Simon is also a passionate community organizer. In 2011, she co-founded the L.A. Zine Fest, an annual event which helps unite Los Angeles’ large community of independent creatives, and provides them with an accessible platform to showcase their work. Since living in Portland she has helped the Portland Zine Symposium work hard to create better representation and intersectionality of BIPOC (Black, Indegenious, and People of Color) and QTPOC (Queer Trans People of Color) in the Pacific Northwest. She is excited and eager to tackle Portland’s inclusivity elephant and provide underrepresented communities with safe spaces, resources, and opportunities for a successful creative career.
Brandon Waybright is a writer, educator, podcaster and the founder of super common design
. With a background that combines UI/UX design, branding and illustration, Waybright's work explores issues related to representation in design practice and history, multi-sensory and interactive technology, and community engagement through design. He has exhibited his work nationally including at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Form + Content Gallery in Minneapolis, and The Palm Springs Art Museum. Waybright is a frequent presenter whose experience includes presentations at SECAC, CAA, DePaul and Princeton University. Community-minded, his work focuses on future-thinking in the practice of design as well as using design to engage and empower communities. He has worked commercially in multiple design roles with a significant part of his experience focusing on web design and identity system development. His clients include Disney, Jack Johnson, Tim Burton, Azusa Pacific University, Epsilon Delta Labs, Princeton, North Carolina State and Northwestern University. Site: BrandonWaybright.com
Michelle is a freelance graphic designer, artist, and professional optimist. With her bubbly, positive attitude she loves to bring people together to make incredible things happen. Originally from White Bear Lake, Minnesota, Michelle volunteered for many years on the education committee and on the board of directors for AIGA Minnesota. She is very excited to use her previous AIGA experience and people skills to help gather volunteers for the Portland chapter. In her free time, Michelle enjoys painting, designing wedding stationery (mkrdesignstudios.com
), and hiking with her husband. Feel free to visit her portfolio site at michellerobertsdesign.com
Design for Good Director
Audrey is a freelance art director, designer, and illustrator constantly dreaming of better, more equitable futures. Her career started with design stints @ Nike and local agencies, working on a myriad of brand and campaigns projects, championing sustainability initiatives whenever possible. In order to align more with her passion for social and environmental change, she left the world of Fortune 500’s to focus on community organizing, freelancing with non-profits, and forging relationships with purpose- mission-driven organizations. Outside of AIGA, Audrey enjoys growing food, natural spaces, baking, and talking about feelings. AUDDITIES @1auddities
Angela is a creative professional, educator, and artist whose work centers on creating meaningful experiences and connections. She is currently the Director of Experiential Learning Programs at Wayfinding Academy
, where she also serves as faculty teaching organizational behavior and leadership. Before transitioning to education, Angela spent 14 years in the creative industry strategizing, directing, and designing engaging brand and consumer experiences for clients such as adidas, The Oakland Athletics, Google, and REI. Her personal art practice focuses on creating experimental scents and installations that share embodied knowledge and emotional experiences.
Women Lead Director
Carrie Grant is a native Portlander, having spent the last 12 years in design working for non-profits and taking on the occasional freelance gig. She spends the majority of her time as the Brand Designer at the Children's Cancer Association
, where she and her team work hard to elevate expectations for non-profit design work (and serve seriously ill kids in the process). When she's not working, Carrie volunteers with teens, watches and reads scifi/fantasy fiction, frequents local beer festivals, roots for the Timbers, and spends time with her husband and two dogs (not necessarily in that order). You can follow her infrequent Instagram posts here: @cuhry
Salvador Orara is an Educator, Creative Technologist, and Media Designer focusing on the impact of emerging and latent technologies upon the experiences of everyday life and the practice of design. As an Educator his focus is on developing ideation methods, creative strategies ranging from Lateral Thinking, Speculative Design, Design Thinking, and traditional design strategies, among other tactics and methodologies; with the foundation of enabling individuals and organizations to shape the practices of design into modular, malleable and transformative forces of disruption, innovation, and change.
Salvador is the Innovation Professor of Practice & Director of Innovation Minor at University of Portland
. In his free time, Salvador spends time with his family and developing his experimental sound art practice.
See my complete cv: salvadororara.com