Board Member Spotlight

Like most boards, the AIGA Baltimore board is comprised of 100% volunteers. So you can get to know the board and recognize some faces at our events, we are featuring board members. Today’s post focuses on Alissa Jones, our President!

Q. Tell us a little about yourself.
A. Alissa was born in New York and grew up Florida. Later she went to college at the Savannah College of Art and Design and soon after met her husband Neil. After getting married, Alissa and Neil moved to Japan where she taught English. Alissa currently lives in Baltimore and both teaches and freelances.

For fun Alissa likes biking, knitting, sewing, letterpress and anything to do with printmaking.

Q. What do you love about design?
A. I like playing with letters, but more recently I enjoy branding and studying the client/designer process.

Q. Why did you decide to join the AIGA Baltimore board?
A. Events and networking. I wanted to go to events that did not exist. Now that I sit on the board, I’m able to help implement new programs that did not exist before. Another highlight I enjoy is meeting new members both locally and nationally.

Q. Favorite drink of choice?
A. Chocolate milkshake!

Q. What is your favorite font?
A. Don’t have one. The purpose and history determine which typeface I use.

Q. If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
A. Whether it is locally or outside the U.S., I  prefer being “off-the beaten path”, anyplace where I can be exposed to culture.

By AIGA Baltimore
Published July 13, 2012