What is AIGA?
The American Institute of Graphic Arts is the professional design association, serving as one of the oldest and largest membership organizations for designers all around the United States and the world. Currently, there are over 70 chapters and more than 15,000 members, forming a community of designers with all backgrounds and experience. AIGA Stevenson is a branch of the Baltimore chapter, which hosts events that enhance professional development, shares work from local designers, and brings the design community together through workshops, exhibitions, and conferences.
At Stevenson University, AIGA aims to help students become better designers, network with professionals and SU graphic design alumni, prepare their portfolio of work, connect with other creative students, and participate in the larger design community. We host events such as hand lettering and screen printing workshops, Adobe crash courses, portfolio bootcamps, and design-themed parties. Our members have also attended AIGA Baltimore events like Ink & Pixels, an annual event focused on professional development through speakers, roundtable talks, and portfolio reviews.
To promote the passion of and education of all art and design students who are interested in the process of design, art, creative thinking, etc.
To provide opportunities for serious art and design students to meet other students in the major, network with design professionals, and learn more about design technologies through club-sponsored workshops.
To teach the community about the power design has on a community, as well as the importance of creative outlets for students, educators, and business leaders.
Angel Rutter is a co-president for AIGA and a senior Graphic Design student, with a minor in marketing and a professional minor in entrepreneurship and small business development. On campus, she is also a Student Assistant in the Exhibitions Department. Currently, she freelances at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. She is passionate about art and design, and loves to stay creative any way that she can. Outside of school, she likes to crochet, tries her best to finish reading The Witcher series, and curates too many boards on Pinterest.
Irina Ivanova is a co-president for AIGA this year and a senior Graphic Design major. She is a professional self-certified doodler who enjoys dabbling in animation and creative writing. Currently, she is a part time designer at S.J. Hemley Marketing, helping out with social media and website design there. If she isn't designing, Irina can be found drawing, playing with her cats, solving puzzles, or reading books.
AJ is a senior Graphic Design student and a FMI Minor. He enjoys sketching and illustrating when not working on projects. He is also apart of MAP (Mustang Activities Programming), and The Green Spring Review on campus.
Communications ChairJessica Bizzoco
Jessica Bizzoco is the communications chair for AIGA, a Student Ambassador, and a member of the Honors Program. She is a senior Graphic Design major with a minor in Photography and a professional minor in Management & Organizational Leadership. Outside of school she loves to paint, watch everything on Netflix, and bake.
Events ChairImani Neal
Imani is a junior graphic design major. On campus she is apart of WORTH and a student ambassador. She loves to read and watch YouTube in her free time. One fun thing she did this summer was visit Texas! She is looking forward to the mill class this year, where she will get to work with her classmates to meet clients design needs!
Membership ChairBethany Reynolds
Bethany is a senior graphic design major who enjoys watching sports and tv shows. She is also a part of CRU.
Social Media ChairHannah Kedzierski
Hannah Kedzierski is the Social Media Chair for AIGA and a senior Graphic Design major at Stevenson University. She has an AAS in Computer Graphics from Carroll Community College, and specializes in print design, logo design, and branding. This year she is interning with a local nonprofit as a Marketing and Graphic Design Intern, and plays on Stevenson’s Women’s Club Soccer Team. One of the most exciting things she did last year was work with a freelance client in the United Kingdom! In her spare time she enjoys exercising, spending time with family, and baking.