Taylor Kinser
President
Designer and artist, Taylor Kinser, is a native of the Scenic City. Taylor graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she earned a BFA in Graphic Design. She has worked in advertising, freelance and currently resides the in-house corporate world of design. She is a problem solver, communicator and an explorer. Taylor has been on the AIGA Chattanooga board for the past two years in the role of Vice President and Secretary. She has been volunteering with AIGA since 2013 as Events Coordinator intern. Her previous service and roles with AIGA has given her valuable experience that will serve her well in her new post.
Gabrielle Blades
Director of Events & Programming
Gabrielle Blades is a graduate of the graphic design program at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and now owns a branding and print design business, Blades Creative. Prior to Blades Creative, Gabrielle worked with the City of Chattanooga on the Multimodal Transportation Center Study, began contracting with LAUNCH Chattanooga, and eventually became a full time freelance designer. Beginning with pen and paper, connecting with her clients, and getting it right are just a few things that bring her joy. Chattanooga's AIGA Chapter has been a large part of her growth from student to business owner thanks to the events available and the opportunity to volunteer. When she’s not creating things Gabrielle is a wannabe ballerina, cat lover, and professional vacationer.
Bethany Paden
Director of Membership
Bethany Paden In 2014, Beth graduated from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a BFA in Graphic Design and has interests in the philosophy of design thinking and community based projects. She is currently a freelance designer and is an active volunteer in Chattanooga’s AIGA chapter.
She lives in a small, color-coded home in Red Bank, TN with her two dogs, Darci May and Hueco, and her tree-climbing/ woodworking husband, Robert.
Favorite pass times to spark creativity consist of anything outdoors, baking sweet treats, as well as making silly faces with her two nieces and nephew.
Constantly being inspired by the people and sites in Chattanooga, Beth plans to pursue work that lends a hand in making her hometown a better place through effective / intentional design and bold ideas.