About Us

Board Nominations
2022

AIGA VT is run by an all-volunteer board of local members. Board members serve one- or two-year terms, depending upon the position. Beginning in July, there are two open positions — and we need you to fill these roles! 

You’ll join a group of five returning board members who have spent the past year hearing from Vermont creatives in order to reshape the chapter to better serve the community.

We’re looking for people with a passion for communication and the design community. A good sense of humor and a deep commitment to leaving things better than you found them.

Membership & Community Chair
Term: Two years, June, 2022–May, 2024
The Membership & Community Chair serves as a business community liaison and actively pursues new relationships with members of the business community. They also maintain our AIGA membership databases and keep members informed regarding their membership status.

At-Large Chair
Term: One year, June, 2022–May, 2023
The At-Large Chair will create, manage, and direct projects and initiatives specific to the needs of the community outlined in the research findings.

Self nominations are encouraged.

Nominations are due July 11, 2022.


Call for Volunteers

2021–2022
As we ramp up our community offerings, we are looking for volunteers to assist with a multitude of projects of varying commitment levels.





Board of Directors

Jonathan Mikulak (he/him)

President (2 year term)
Jonathan Mikulak is a designer, artist, and educator. He is currently Creative Director at Solidarity of Unbridled Labour.

Elliot Schneider (he/him)

Treasurer & Development Chair (2 year term)
Elliot Schneider is a native Vermonter with nearly a decade of experience in design. He is currently Production Design Lead at Burlington-based, full-service marketing and advertising agency KSV, which specializes in sustainability.

Sarah Webb (she/her)

Communications Chair (2 year term)
Sarah Webb is a communications professional with a passion for local food systems, and mission-driven communications.

Rachael Vecchio (she/her)

Membership & Community Chair (1 year term)
Rachael Vecchio is a digital designer and design strategist based in Central Vermont. Shel is a graduate of Champlain College, where she received a BFA in Graphic Design and Digital Media with a minor in Marketing.

Brielle Hansen (she/her)

At-Large (1 year term)
Brielle Hansen is a designer and artist with special interests in hand-lettering, illustration, and motion. Her “I can make that” attitude has led to a multitude of creative pursuits.

Isa DeMarco (they/them)

At-Large (2 year term)
Isa Demarco is an interdisciplinary designer with an affinity for systems thinking. A self-identified intersectional environmentalist, Isa strives to connect the healing of people with the healing of the planet.  




Education committee

Erin Chaput (she/her)

Education Committee Chair (1 year term)
Erin Chaput is a student in visual communication design pursuing a career in graphic design. Her interests include illustration, reading and crocheting in spare time. Her constant persistence has led her to many leadership opportunities and hopes to continue to share her love of art.



Collaborators

Karma Birdhouse

47 Maple St. Burlington, Vermont
Coworking spaces, studios, offices, event rentals, meeting spaces, cafe, gallery, print shop.

Champlain College

Burlington, Vermont
Founded in 1878, Champlain offers on-campus undergraduate and online undergraduate courses through Champlain College Online, along with online certificate and degree programs and master's degree programs, in more than 80 subject areas.



History

The American Institute
of Graphic Arts

1914–present
The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) is a professional organization for design. Its members practice all forms of communication design, including graphic design, typography, interaction design, user experience, branding, and identity. The organization's aim is to be the standard bearer for professional ethics and practices for the design profession.

Founded in 1914, AIGA, by Fred Goudy, Alfred Stieglitz, W. A. Dwiggins and others who shared a commitment and a passion in the nobility of a profession that had not yet been named: “the purposeful arrangement of text and images to communicate more effectively, with dignity, elegance and impact; and accomplished with high expectations for the craft of production.”


The AIGA Vermont Chapter was founded in 2009.