AIGA-UWM
The Professional Association for Design

About

We are all united by one thing: our love for design.

 
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Overview

Through more than 50 local chapters and 200 student groups nationwide, AIGA members participate in local events and explore professional challenges with their colleagues in the design community. Many members consider relationships they build through AIGA to be the most valuable and lasting of all the organization's benefits. AIGA's member directory is the largest directory available and helps you keep in touch with your colleagues and friends.

 
 
 

Meet the Board of Officers

2018 - 2019

 
 
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President

Adam Zinger

Hey there, it's Adam! I am a Junior in the Design and Visual Communications program at UW-Milwaukee. I also work as a Graphic Design Intern at Marcus Theatres. AIGA-UWM gives me opportunities to bring my ideas to life. It allows me to grow through leadership, event planning, and networking. I am constantly learning more and striving to make the design community better. Outside of design, I am interested in fashion, photography, and entrepreneurship. Who knows, maybe you'll catch me with my own company one day! 

 

Education

CLASS STANDING
JUNIOR

MAJOR
BFA, DESIGN & VISUAL COMMUNICATION

Fun Facts

  • Double-jointed in my hands

  • Speaks English, Russian, and Hebrew

  • Has played the piano for almost 8 years

 
 

 
 
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Vice President

Kennedy Imhoff

Hey everyone, my name is Kennedy Imhoff and Im a DVC Major here at UWM. In high school I took every single art class offered to students, so needless to say my junior and senior year I practically lived in the art room. Because of this I knew that art was the work field I needed to get into. I chose to be a Design student because for the longest time I thought that art degrees were about making art for art’s sake, so when I found that design uses art to solve a problem I was instantly hooked. Outside of the arts I am striving to be fluent in the Korean language and wish to study abroad in South Korea. I hope that I will be able to use that living experience as well as the culture to broaden my approach to problem solving and my style of design. My dream job would be to be a graphic designer in South Korea.

 

Education

CLASS STANDING
JUNIOR

MAJOR
BFA, DESIGN & VISUAL COMMUNICATION

Fun Facts

  • Has designed two billboards in London for my favorite musician.

  • Can speak some Korean

  • Has a huge closet and almost everything I own is from Good Will

 
 

 
 
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Secretary

Sam Blixt

I'm Sam Blixt and I'm an intended Graphic Design major with a minor in Art History at UWM. I transferred from Marquette two years ago and fell in love with design. In addition to design, I also play with photography and fibers. I currently work as an instructor at Board and Brush and am working with Evermore Bridal as a social media coordinator and graphic design intern! I love working and collaborating with others; it's the best way to learn and grow.

 

Education

CLASS STANDING
JUNIOR

MAJOR/MINOR
BA, DESIGN STUDIES/ART HISTORY MINOR

Fun Facts

  • Has been to 9 countries and 29 states

  • Has broken both of my big toes 3 times each

  • Drinks almost nothing but water


 
 

 
 
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Treasurer

Paola Tejero

My name Paola Tejero and I am a DVC major with a minor in anthropology. I was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain and moved to the USA when I was 14. Art has always been my passion and since I was five years old I knew I wanted to be a designer. I love all types of art, from sculpture to design, honestly all art! My favorite things are traveling, the ocean, the beach, kids and laughing.

 

Education

CLASS STANDING
JUNIOR

MAJOR/MINOR
BFA, DESIGN & VISUAL COMMUNICATION/ MINOR ANTHROPOLOGY

 
 

 
 
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MARKETING Coordinator

Maddy Sharkey

HEY, future graphic designer here! I love inventing made-up companies so I can create their brand and identity. I work as a Design & Digital Marketing Coordinator at Brainchild Studios located in Milwaukee. I’m responsible for 100% of the agency’s photography and creative content. My dream job is to design websites for cool companies by creating something unique but entirely responsive and accessible. As a designer, color is my thing but I mostly wear black. My happy places are walking my dog Zaylee, trying new restaurants, hanging on the East Side and making travel plans!

Education

CLASS STANDING
JUNIOR

MAJOR
BFA, DESIGN & VISUAL COMMUNICATION

Fun Facts

  • Left her career as a pastry chef to pursue graphic design

  • Can still throw down in the kitchen

  • Is getting married!

 
 
 

 
 
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Faculty ADVISOR

Amy Decker

In 2011 Amy began teaching at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in the Peck School of the Arts, Design and Visual Communication Program. Teaching “Design Thinking” has proven to be very rewarding sharing insight and knowledge mentoring the next generation of designers.

Amy is the founding President Emeritus of AIGA Wisconsin, the Professional Association of Design, and in 2014 she was awarded an AIGA WI Fellow. A graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, Amy also studied Advertising and Graphics at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver, Colorado.

Education

DEGREE
BFA, Graphic Design and Packaging