Welcome to a year of exciting new changes!

As we mentioned recently, the board for AIGA Baltimore has undergone some changes, and we’d like to take the opportunity to introduce ourselves.

photo of Alissa JonesAlissa Jones, President
I grew up loving the feel of paper and the smell of ink. Instead of sending me to summer camp, my mother would buy me art supplies; so graphic design was a natural fit. I’ve worked in educational design, broadcast design, branding and even spent some time as an English teacher in Japan. I’m a freelance graphic designer and adjunct instructor for Stevenson University and Anne Arundel Community College. This is my sixth year living in Baltimore and third year serving on the AIGA Baltimore board.

photo of Brian GhiloniBrian Ghiloni, Vice President
Although I’m originally from New Hampshire, I’ve called Baltimore home for the past 15 years. I’m Senior Designer and Partner at Locust Grove Studios, a design firm specializing in special event and exhibit design. Together with my partner Joe Karlik, we’ve worked with a diverse client base ranging from some of the most prominent companies in the world, to governmental and non-profit organizations. Throughout the year, I split my time between Baltimore and Maryland’s upper eastern shore where our studio is situated in a restored, 1860s one-room schoolhouse. This will be my fourth year serving on the board for AIGA Baltimore.

What to expect next
In the interest of maintaining an open dialogue with our members, we have revised our method of electing board members. In the upcoming months, please look out for a request from the AIGA Baltimore chapter for our members to review and approve our proposed new board.

We are looking forward to this new exciting year. Please contact us to share your ideas of how the AIGA Baltimore chapter can continue to serve your needs to grow your career in the world of design.

Best regards,
Alissa Jones and Brian Ghiloni

By AIGA Baltimore
Published September 29, 2011