100% volunteer and local Board Members.
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- Vanessa Ulrich
Term ends: June 2017
After falling in love with graphic design in grad school, Vanessa Ulrich sought out AIGA as a way to stay plugged in and give back to the local design community. As President, Vanessa’s goal is to promote the value of design and design professions, and expand AIGA Baltimore’s presence and relationships within the community.
Vanessa Ulrich is the Director of Media Relations at Sage Growth Partners. She enjoys writing about the business of healthcare and technology, telling great brand stories, and collaborating with new people. Tweet her @vanessul.
- Joseph Anthony Brown
Term ends: June 2017
Previously Programming Director, Joe is focused on raising awareness of design’s importance in the larger corporate, social, and economic conversation. Joe works hard to connect designers to broader professional and developmental resources in the Baltimore community.
Joe is a jack of-all-trades designer who uses conceptual thinking, creativity, technical prowess, and problem solving skills in a variety of design applications. Currently, Joe is a front-end designer for Unleashed Technologies, helping medium and large-sized corporations forge their online presence. When not immersed in design work, he enjoys sports, cooking, engaging in deep discussions with whomever will listen and spending time with his family. Catch up with him on Twitter @abrowncreates.
- Leonard Brady
Board Operations Director
Term ends: June 2017
Leo manages many of the board’s internal processes, including planning board meetings, retreats, and managing finances. He also documents events through photography and video and is responsible for managing the board Flickr and Vimeo accounts.
Leo is a University of Baltimore graduate who currently works as a videographer for Stevenson University’s marketing department. When he isn’t hiking trails in Maryland state parks, he enjoys taking pictures at various art openings. As a Baltimore City native, Leo is very involved in social justice and community organizing efforts in East Baltimore.
- Gary Rozanc
Term ends: January 2018
As Education Director, Gary continues AIGA Baltimore’s strong tradition of educational programming, which includes the annual spring student design conference and portfolio review, Ink & Pixels. Gary works to find new opportunities to grow design faculty involvement in the Baltimore design community and increase student engagement.
Gary Rozanc is an assistant professor of graphic design at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. His research identifies contextual methods of creating solutions through inquiry and problem based learning in the classroom. Gary’s personal work ranges from web design and development to letterpress.
- Megan Wachtman
Term ends: April 2018
Megan previously served on the AIGA Charlotte board as Programming Manager and has now joined the AIGA Baltimore board as Programming Chair. In her role, Megan plans and manages the chapter’s recurring events, with the goal of delivering quality programming that supports AIGA’s mission and the Baltimore chapter’s goals.
Megan Wachtman moved to Baltimore from Charlotte, North Carolina in early 2016, and is now an in-house graphic designer for Black + Decker. When she isn’t traveling inside or outside of the country, she can be found practicing yoga, running, biking, kayaking, white water rafting, or doing something else adventurous. Or, on less adventurous days, she may be at the movies, trying out a new recipe, or just spending time with friends and family. See Megan’s work at MAD Design Studios.
Social Design Committee
- Jermaine Bell
Jermaine T. Bell is a visual designer who holds a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the Maryland Institute College. Through his work at Havas Helia, Jermaine gained footing in advertising with clients like Michelob Ultra, Liberty Mutual Insurance, and Constellation Energy. He is currently one of Fagan Harris’ Baltimore Corps fellows where he is the Marketing & Programming Director for Impact Hub Baltimore. Jermaine also spearheaded REdesign & REbuild, an initiative with AIGA Baltimore and the Neighborhood Design Center to rebrand and relaunch small businesses’ marketing collateral after the unrest of April 2015; the Druid Heights Community Development Corporation is the first REdesign & REbuild client.
- Kate Lawless
Term ends: April 2017
Through her role as Communications Director, Kate helps strengthen Baltimore’s creative community and grow the design profession by making ties with the people in it, both in person and online. She comes to the position with a passion for design thinking and a love for sharing it with others. By serving on the board, Kate is able to give back to the design community both far and wide and keep in touch with Baltimore’s creative undercurrents.
When she isn’t scheduling social media, writing blog posts, and prepping emails for AIGA Baltimore, you can find Kate designing interactive elearning software, communications, digital signs, and documentation for the University of Maryland Faculty Physicians, Inc. On weekends, she’ll be hands-deep in her vegetable garden, cooking delicious meals, or out hiking on local trails. Tweet Kate @katereeez.
- Eric Warner
Term ends: April 2018
As Design Chair, Eric identifies top-tier designers in the community who are interested in volunteering their expertise and unique design perspective to the board. Eric oversees AIGA Baltimore’s design materials and it’s volunteers ensuring that they align properly with chapter guidelines.
Eric Warner is the UX Lead for Money Map Press, a company focused on making investing profitable through access to investment experts. When not solving real world problems through design, he enjoys music, cooking, sports, gaming, movies traveling, and hanging with friends. Eric often posts helpful design articles and resources on Twitter @eboss2k9.
- Vicki Anzmann
Term ends: October 2017
As Interactive Communications Chair, Vicki manages all email and online communications and drives improvements through analytics. As part of the communications team, Vicki helps drive new digital communications initiatives that support board goals.
Vicki Anzmann works in marketing and communications specializing in web design and development, email marketing, social media strategy, and content development. Photography is her passion, and in her spare time she enjoys experimental printmaking utilizing metal, wood, glass, and special papers to create unique prints.
Communications Committee Volunteers
- Shannon Crabill
Shannon Crabill is a New Media Specialist at T. Rowe Price. She has a love for social media, tech, all things do-it-yourself, baking, coffee and the occasional cringe-worthy pun. Outside of the Internet, you can find her dancing, riding her motorcycle and binge-watching home improvement shows on HGTV. Tweet her at @shannon_crabill.
- Ashley Philip
Ashley is a University of Maryland, Baltimore County graduate and freelance print designer. She takes pleasure in integrating effective design with practical marketing strategies by following the latest trends—whether it be in fashion, design, technology, or pop culture.
- Mitchell Cole
Mitchell Cole is the web sales manager at Service Photo Supply. Most of his free time is spent indulging in some sort of gaming, controller or dice never far from reach. Find him on Twitter at @mc_mittens.
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