Meet Your Advisory Board:
Director of Show Co-Chair: 2012 to March 2013
Director of Show: March 2013–August 2014
President: August 2014–January 2016
Advisory Board: April 2016–Present
AIGA Chapter Advisory Council: April 2016–Present
Why did you join AIGA?
I joined AIGA because I knew it was going to be the right stepping stone into the career that I wanted. I was finishing college and had so many in the community that I looked up to (and still do!). I now have AIGA to thank for the friends I’ve made, the people I’ve met, the connections I’ve fostered, and the opportunities I’ve been given My passion has grown both professionally and personally and I have AIGA Nebraska for playing a huge role in that. If you would have asked me in 2011 I wouldn’t believe where I am in my career. I’ll be in AIGA for life.
What inspires you?
How do you AIGA?
I love to attend AIGA events with the Nebraska Chapter and others in the area. Once I got to sing a song with Stefan Sagmeister in an auditorium in Des Moines. There are amazing tangible benefits, but it’s really the intangible things that make my experience with AIGA so amazing. I have something in common with nearly 30,000 members across 70 chapters around the world. You can’t beat that.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I love to work on the restoration of my 1907 Victorian.
What advice do you have for emerging creatives?
Don’t shit on where you came from.
Every experience leads you down the path you want to go and up the mountain of your career you are climbing. The choices you make, the clients (both good and bad), experiences, jobs, brings you to the point where you are right now. And that’s a pretty incredible thing.
If you had to use only a single emoji for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Choose a color.