Social Media Chair
Jeralyn Medrano is a designer and recent graduate of Portland State University, majoring in Graphic Design with a minor in Advertising. Born and raised in Portland, she enjoys finding ways to contribute to the city's local communities. As a student, she served as a student leader for PSU COMMA, a student group for BIPOC graphic design students, providing digital materials and assisting in event planning to support the group. Since graduating, Jeralyn has worked as a freelancer, incorporating her expertise in social media by designing new digital templates for local clients. She is excited to join AIGA as the Social Media Chair and contribute her skills to the design community in Portland. When not working, she enjoys playing video games, reading, spending time with family, and catching up on her movie watchlist.
Mentorships Chair – Education Committee
Gianni is a visual designer, writer, and creative problem solver who focuses on bringing narrative and research to visual design. She is currently a contract designer on the Xbox Research and Design Team. Prior to Microsoft, she spent the past six years focused on communication and visual design working with clients like Nike and Mural. Prior to digital design, she spent five years designing event with various event-design studios in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.
Gianni came to Portland in 2017 after attending Pensole Design Academy course and immediately fell in love with the city and creative community. She wants to become more connected w this niched community by helping individuals, at every career level, to grow and develop their creative careers. This is what brought her to join the AIGA Education Committee in 2020 where she helped to create the inaugural AIGA Mentorship Program.
When she’s not working, she’s putting some miles on her running shoes, painting/doodling/writing, or keeping her plants (mostly) alive. Portfolio:www.gianniscarpino.com
Pittsburgh-raised painter and graphic designer Grey Shawger lived all over the US before landing here in Portland. Grey works as a junior designer at Portland Community College while taking freelance projects designing logos, branding, page layout, packaging, print and digital media, and visual identities. They received a BA in Studio Art and English writing at West Virginia Wesleyan College and an MFA in Fine Art at James Madison University in Virginia.
Loving the west coast life, Grey chose Portland for the ability to ride their Harley from the oceans to the mountains and everywhere in between. When not designing or riding, you can find Grey playing with their cats, reading, hiking, bicycling, camping, sketching on Procreate, journaling at a coffee shop, or sipping whiskey on a rooftop patio somewhere. Grey regularly attends AIGA’s monthly D-Mob events and encourages you to come and introduce yourself! You can follow Grey on IG at @whiskeysolo and @greyshawgerdesign or visit their portfolio at greyshawgerdesign.com