Board Spotlight: Kate Lawless
Written by
Gregory Jericho
January 16, 2014

Kate Lawless loves design because of its visual connections to words. She loves Baltimore because it’s a vibrant and weird city. This is the perfect storm for her role as AIGA Baltimore’s social media chair. When not gardening, crafting, cooking, or tweeting, she’s working as a designer at University of Maryland Faculty Physicians, Inc., creating eLearning modules, print materials, and digital signage.

Kate says she wanted to join our board to give back to the creative community while working to strengthen it. She says, “It’s a bonus that our meetings are held in bars, so I have a beer with designer friends frequently.”

When pressed for details about her “vibrant and crazy” thoughts on Baltimore, she says, “I know of this place called WC Harlan, a 1920’s style speakeasy bar, but I promised not to say where it is.” And while she loves the city’s ‘crab’ symbolism, she’d update the iconography to be more a celebration of the row home.

Currently, she’s listening to Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories. We asked her for a critique of the album’s cover.

“It’s too robotic,” she said, “Not enough punk and funk. I would start with the black background, definitely keeping it dark, but adding in some zags or blasts of color in an abstract composition with a spray paint texture.”

Got questions for Kate about AIGA Baltimore’s social media? Email her at

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