CHRIS BISHOP Bishop Design
The Power of Design for Good is what drives me these days. I’ve worked in the design and advertising industry for 20+ years and met a lot of great people who helped me get to where I am today. I’m sure you can think of many who helped you on your path thus far with maybe more to come. I feel that the best way to thank them is to pay it forward on the paths that you can intersect. Whether it be an assistant, an intern or volunteering to speak at a school as a model of something they could achieve. Design is an amazing career that will give you great benefits. Take a moment to appreciate them and pay it forward when you get the chance.
Jason Reimer Serpentijn Art & Athletics
For the better part of two decades Jason has been designing and directing creative strategies for national and international brands and organizations. Currently working as an independent consultant and strategist, Jason is collaborating on brand development and digital projects with brands and agency-partners.
In 2015 Jason founded Serpentijn Art & Athletics — a nonprofit organization promoting the positive impact of art and athletics on children, based on the belief that both play a vital role in learning and living life to its fullest.
Natasha Farrow Greater Together
Natasha joins the AIGA WI board as Treasurer coming from a background of Accounting with over 10 years of experience working in the field. She is also apart of the nonprofit organization Greater Together here in Milwaukee as their Press Agent. She has a Bachelors in Professional Communications/Liberal Studies from Alverno College and enjoys all things creative and cats.
Alli Pfeil Monarch Creative
From start-up, to corporate, and every environment in between, Alli’s design experience has allowed her to apply her passion for user experience, strategy, and content organization throughout the print and digital world. Her attentiveness to detail and process makes here the perfect person to keep things humming. When she’s not waving her organizational nerd flag, she’s playing sports, learning something new from various podcasts, figuring out where to travel next, and anxiously waiting for the next seasons of Sherlock, Shameless and GOT.
Jodi Wegner Open Mind Studios
Jodi grew up in the small town of Baxter in the heart of Minnesota. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout and obtained a BFA in Graphic Design in 2012. This led her to Minneapolis, MN where she worked as a graphic designer for Initio Advertising.
Following a move to Sheboygan, WI she is now working as a graphic designer at Open Mind Studios where she specializes in event promotion and branding for extreme sporting events. She has said, “I love design because it allows me to make a difference in someone’s life or business by creating design solutions that bring character and life into each project. Each unique experience builds on the next and helps me to become a better designer.”
She enjoys fishing on the great lakes and exploring local recreational areas. She also loves to be on the water as much as possible boating, wakeboarding and waterskiing. She hopes to get more into the Great Lakes surf scene and try kiteboarding.
Carly Wilkie Sprout Studio
Carly graduated from UW-Stevens Point and has been running her own graphic design business, Sprout Studio since 2012. As a lover of all aspects of design, she focuses on branding, event promotions, and web design. Aside from running her own company, she enjoys exploring Madison, DIY projects, volleyball and Chicken Wings!
Gautam Wadhwa University of Wisconsin — Whitewater
Gautam is a designer and an educator. He is Associate Professor of Graphic Design and Media Arts and Game Development (MAGD) program at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, WI. As a design consultant he has worked with clients like: United Nations, Starbucks, World Gold Council, Timex Watches, Lee Copper Footwear. He has been conducting focused and sustainable research in two areas: (1) Design for Social Impact; and (2) Innovative Uses of Technology in Art and Design Education. He has presented his research work at selective and internationally prominent conferences like the AIGA DesignEducators Conference, UCDA Design Education Summit, International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, and Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Conference and Workshop. In addition he has been awarded several competitive grants to support and carry forward his research work, including—Learning and Technology Development Council Grant and Faculty Development Grant. The International Journal of Arts in Society published his research paper titled “A Balanced Way to Teaching Art and Design Using ELearning”. Most of the conferences have also published his papers in the conference proceedings.
Drew Lettner def perception
With 20+ years experience in visual art, drawing and day-dreaming; Drew Lettner combines the technical savvy of front-end markup languages, (effortless wit and humor) and lush quality graphics to create compelling interactive experiences for conscious brands, entrepreneurs and individuals. Since 2009, Drew has produced work through his company def perception, LLC
—a boutique branding and design firm with a focus on conscious business. Through strategic partnerships, def perception continues to serve the community through initiatives that add positive value by delivering illustration and brand identity design. In his spare time, he loves to play the drums and write autobiographical content in the third person.
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Jen Kuhn Freelance
Ask anyone Jen has worked with, and they will tell you that she is an incredibly deep, self-motivated, and creative individual. Her love of connecting with people, understanding business needs and goals, and simply listening has earned her what some might call a pragmatic approach to the creative process. Jen’s favorite thing to do is travel. She’s crossed the Bosphorus, the equator, spent time in Europe, Africa, and has been to almost all fifty states in the U.S. Her love of people and getting out of her comfort zone have mixed well with her love of design and photography — resulting in dreamy images of cultures she has fallen in love with. Jen has worn many hats from assistant creative director to art director to designer. But her favorite title is creative problem solver, mentor, and leader.
Tim Panicucci Company B Brand Marketing
Tim has been in the industry for a long time. He does stuff besides design. Mainly he trolls Drew whenever possible.