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Executive Board

  • Joseph Carter-Brown
    Term ends: June 2019
    Previously Programming Director & Vice President, 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
    Education Director
    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.


  • Tara Carter
    Membership Chair
    Term ends: April 2018
    As Membership Chair, Tara aids in increasing AIGA membership and outreach to get more people involved and informed about all things AIGA. Tara works in marketing, specializing in digital communication and brand development. She is passionate in spreading knowledge and getting involved in the community in any way she can. She also enjoys public speaking and motivating others to reach their maximum potential.


  • Eric Warner
    Design Chair
    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 creative materials and manages the  design volunteers ensuring that they align properly with chapter guidelines.
    Eric Warner is the UX/UI Designer for Workbench Platform, a ready-made platform for makers and educators to connect with end users and build online communities. 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
    Interactive Chair
    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.
  • Rachel Davis
    Communications Chair
    Term ends: November 2018
    Rachel is a self proclaimed brand hacker. She gives a unique twist to traditional branding by mixing in new techniques to help start-ups discover their true tribe and create engaging experiences. Through workshops that share actionable tactics based in design thinking, creative problem solving, and just plain geeky madness she helps companies approach wicked challenges in ways they may never have imagined before.
    She’s extremely active in the local Baltimore community and has a passion for using her skills for the good of the city. You can usually find her at one of the many networking events going on in the city, or even running one (or five)!
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  • Elsa Haarstad
    Communications Chair
    Term ends: April 2019
    As Communications Chair, Elsa Haarstad manages and directs AIGA Baltimore’s blog presence. While serving on the board, Elsa has a goal of fostering more interdisciplinary design discussions, engagement, and programs.
    After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Elsa moved back to Baltimore and has been working with and for artists, architects, designers, social entrepreneurs, and non profits.
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  • Frances Miller
    Programming Chair
    Term ends: April 2019
    As Programming Chair, Frances plans and oversees AIGA events across Baltimore. She is excited to bring people together and meet local individuals and businesses, learning how AIGA can help them succeed.
    Frances is a Baltimore native, and went to Messiah College in Pennsylvania where she earned a degree in Digital Media – Arts & Design. She now lives in the city and works in-house for a successful startup brand, HEX Performance, managing social media and contributing to marketing and design efforts. You might see her on her laptop at a local coffee shop or throwing a football in the park. She loves live music, DIY projects, playing sports, and warm weather.
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  • Valerie Anderson
    Programming Chair
    Term ends: April 2019
    Previously active in the AIGA community as a graduate student, Valerie rejoined AIGA as a way to reconnect with the Baltimore design community and find ways to use design for social good. As Programming Chair, Valerie’s goal is to organize events that engage the creative community in meaningful discussions, provide a network of support and education for designers and bring about positive social change through design.
    An artist and former counselor in the Dominican Republic, Valerie earned an MA in publications design from the University of Baltimore. Currently, she is the owner of VLA Designs, a creative studio specializing in branding, publications and marketing collateral for schools, small businesses and nonprofits that focus on social and creative services, youth training and education and products with a social mission. Find her on Instagram at
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Communications Committee Volunteers
  • 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.
  • Emily Wenker
    Board Apprentice
    Term ends: January 2018
    As AIGA Baltimore’s first Board Apprentice, Emily shadows other board members and takes on volunteer tasks as needed. Her goals are to learn about the inner workings of arts organizations and how they serve communities. She intends to extend her apprenticeship opportunity to other students once her term is through, in order to help promote educational outreach through AIGA. As a separate initiative, Emily contributes to our Innovate project as a collaborator and editor.
    Emily Wenker is a senior Integrated Arts student at University of Baltimore, focusing in Visual Communications. Her specialties include graphic design, web design, photography, and illustration.
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Advisory Board

  • Vanessa Ulrich
    President Emeritus
    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.

Stacey Fatica

Jennifer Marin Jericho

Robert O. Shelley

Alissa Jones

Kat Feuerstein
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Instructor Brian Wood will show you how easy it is to share work directly from your favorite Creative Cloud apps, build your presence, create an online portfolio, find an audience and get noticed. This workshop is geared toward creatives of all abilities, however, knowledge of modern day mobile devices and apps will be helpful during this event.
Baltimore · Saturday, August 26, 2017
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It feels like only yesterday that I had moved up to Baltimore and was just another fresh face at one of our chapter’s round-table events. Fast forward four years, and I’m closing out my two-year term as President.
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