You guys! Another fabulous year has come and gone. It was the year of big new events with over half stemming from national initiatives such as Women Lead and Design for Good, and we couldn’t be more pleased with their success. Your AIGA board and volunteers want to sincerely thank each of you for your participation in making these events a success! Let’s take a moment to revel in 2018.
In January, we hosted our 2nd annual portfolio review workshop with both students and professionals, creating an even bigger turn out and collaboration than the previous year.
In March, we laughed, we learned, and we loved by way of celebrating Women’s Month with our first ever (all-day) Women Lead event. The event featured our local family and out-of-town friends walking us through witty and sometimes unique experiences of being a women professional.
May brought a start to warmer weather at a local favorite, The Flying Squirrel, with their generous donation during Give Back Night. The money raised helped us with the rest of our event expenses for the remainder of 2018.
Later that month, we partnered with our local gallery friends at AVA for a unique show dedicated to local design professional’s “NO-GO” client logos, featuring branding projects by our Chattanooga design students. Yes, WE PUT DESIGN WORK IN A GALLERY!! We continued the conversation on breaking the stigma of failure with our guest speaker, Brian Murphy, as he walked us through some of his experiences.
Lastly, we put our skills to the test by making a 3-year long dream into a reality with our first ever Design For Good event. Our first GUTS Pumpkin Carving Competition benefiting Make-A-Wish foundation was a success as we had four carving teams and were able to raise money for the brave kids of Make a Wish East Tennessee.
Ahhhh! That, my friends, is the beautiful sigh of happiness from every one of AIGA Chattanooga’s team members and volunteers! Thank you to everyone who lent a helping hand, donated, sponsored, attended, and gave us moral support this year. A virtual hug to each of you from our grateful team.
On behalf of your AIGA Chattanooga chapter, we hope you enjoyed 2018 as much as we did, and we wish you a creative new year! Cheers!
President, AIGA Chattanooga
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