Meet The Board
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- 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 2018
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 and graphic designer for the Johns Hopkins Hospital 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.
Mentorship & Professional Development
- Eric Warner
Professional Development Director
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.
- Valerie Anderson
Term ends: December 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 Director, 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 @vla_designs.
- Emily Wenker
YouLaunchIt.org Programming Committee
Term ends: January 2019
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.
- Frances Miller
Term ends: April 2019
As Communications Chair, Frances plans and oversees AIGA Baltimore communications across social media, email, and web. She is excited to utilize her knowledge to help bring people together and meet local creatives, 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, designing and managing social media, email marketing, and other marketing initiatives. 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.
- 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.
- Vanessa Ulrich
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
Co-President Emeritus ’13–’15
Stacey Fatica is a Creative Leader with 15 years of experience translating business objectives into visual identities. Stacey’s passion is motivating teams and pushing creative ideas to the next level.With a focus on In House Brand Strategy, Stacey has worked in multiple industries including Cybersecurity, Healthcare, and High-End Furniture. Stacey has also held multiple roles with AIGA, as the Social Design Director, Co-President of the Baltimore Chapter and the National Chapter Advisory Council.
Stacey attended the Columbus College of Art in Design, in Columbus Ohio, with a focus on Advertising and Graphic Design. Recently, Stacey has taken courses at the Yale School of Management with a focus on Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders.
Stacey is also an artist, speed walker, fine food & wine aficionado.
- Jennifer Jericho
Co-President Emeritus ’13–’15
Women Lead Initiative Steering Committee
Jennifer Marin Jericho is the Marketing Manager for Barcoding, Inc., and co-owner of Jericho Vinegar Works, a design and illustration studio. A natural entrepreneur, she brings her expertise in design and communication to her work, creating collaborative partnerships with her clients to help them discover effective ways to reach their audiences. Today she sits on the AIGA Women Lead Initiative Steering Committee, creating bridges between the national and local initiatives, to meet the goal of doubling women leaders in the design industry by providing connections, education, and inspiration to all designers. Food and photography fuel her creativity; you can catch a glimpse yourself on Instagram: @hungry4design.
Robert O. Shelley
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