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

2019 - 2020

 
 
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President

Olivia Molter

Hello. My name is Olivia Molter and I am a DVC major here at UWM. I’ve been an artist for as long as I can remember and my initial interest and passion for graphic design is an extension of that. My main goal for AIGA-UWM is to cultivate a strong community of student designers. Nothing is more inspiring or motivating than being around talented people who share your passions and that’s the kind of environment we hope to create. When I’m not in class or doing cool stuff for AIGA I draw and paint (the first forms of art I fell in love with), do yoga, explore Milwaukee and on the weekends you can find me behind the bar at Kickapoo Coffee in the Third Ward.

 

Education

CLASS STANDING
SOPHOMORE

MAJOR
BFA, DESIGN & VISUAL COMMUNICATION

Fun Facts

  • A lover of horror movies (both the not-so-terrible and the awful, low-budget varieties)

  • Was fired from a Papa Murphy's at the age of 16

  • Has lost like 4 bus passes in the past year alone

 
 

 
 
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Vice President

Allison Reed

Hi! My name's Ally. I'm originally from Dodgeville, Wisconsin but decided to move to Milwaukee around seven years ago. I graduated from UWM in December 2016 with my first BA, in the inter-arts track of painting and drawing. I took two years off until this past January after realizing that I wasn't ready to stop learning. Now I am junior in the Design & Visual Communications program! I cannot wait to be a part of such a great community of artists, and I am looking forward to seeing what the next couple of years have in store for our next generation of designers.

 

Education

CLASS STANDING
JUNIOR

DEGREE BA, INTER-ARTS DRAWING AND PAINTING

CURRENT MAJOR
BFA, DESIGN & VISUAL COMMUNICATION

Fun Facts

  •  I studied abroad twice during my first undergrad - because one month in Florence, Italy is not long enough and so (of course) I went back for the full semester. 

  • Vegetarian who eats a lot of pizza & cheese/bread variations

  • I have a cat named Bagheera

 
 

 
 
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Secretary and Treasurer

Lexi Porras

Hi! My name is Lexi. I’m from Lake Villa, IL. I’m a junior majoring in DVC and minoring in business. I have loved art ever since I was a kid. I have a love for ceramics since my junior year in high school. I am excited for this year of AIGA to bring the art community together. I am an intern graphic designer for a non profit organization for childhood education. I am currently enjoying working for a family for this project.

 

Education

CLASS STANDING JUNIOR

MAJOR BFA, DESIGN & VISUAL COMMUNICATION


Fun Facts

  • I enjoy to hangout with friends on my free time

  • I have two german shepherds at home that I miss everyday

  • I have 3 tattoos.


 
 

 
 
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marketing coordinator

Marissa TenHaken

Hi I’m Marissa TenHaken and I am a junior studying Design and Visual Communications. I love digital art, typography, and editing photos. This year I’m excited to get to know other artists, be present in the art community, and learn more about graphic design. When I’m not in class, you can find me hanging out with friends, watching netflix, or singing.

 

Fun Facts

  • I can play piano and guitar

  • I play Club Softball at UWM

  • I love airports

Education

CLASS STANDING JUNIOR

MAJOR BFA, DESIGN & VISUAL COMMUNICATION

 
 

 
 
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Graphic Designer

Corey Thornton Jr

Corey Thornton Jr, is an aspiring Graphic Designer at UW-Milwaukee. Corey is in his 3rd year of college learning after being accepted into the Design and Visual Communication Program after his second year, and has been accepted as the appointed Graphic Designer of the AIGA student group at UW-Milwaukee. Soon Corey will be continuing to develop his skill as a designer in and outside of school in order to prepare for a professional career. Corey Thornton Jr was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Fun Facts

  • HUGE anime fan

  • Student-Athlete

  • Enjoys skateboarding

Education

CLASS STANDING
JUNIOR

MAJOR
BFA, DESIGN & VISUAL COMMUNICATION

 
 
 
 

 
 
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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