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Jess Moore
President

What do you do?

Orchestrate, email, critique, create

Who Are You?

Jess brings 15 years experience in communications design to her clients and students. She holds an undergraduate degree in New Media Production from Emerson College and an M.F.A. in Integrated Design from the University of Baltimore. A native of Maryland, Jess has served as the sole in-house designer for several professional services firms; since moving to Denver she has launched her freelance design business, Graphic Design and Moore, and produces greeting cards, stationery, cocktail inspired prints, and mountain appreciation art playing a part in the local maker movement; she is also an adjunct professor at several area schools.

Where do you work?

Independent

What’s your favorite spot in Colorado for inspiration?

Monarch Lake

Member since: 2006

Victoria Adams-Kotsch
Vice President, Programming

What do you do?

Graphic Design Consultant

Who Are You?

Victoria is an independent graphic design consultant based in Denver, CO. She is a huge design (and sci-fi/video game) nerd, with a passion for paper, typography, and clean lines. She also dabbles in illustration, letterpress, and puppy wrangling.

Where do you work?

Independent

What’s your favorite spot in Colorado for inspiration?

The Rocky Mountains, backpacking off the beaten trail.

Member since: 2010

Chris Chen Mahoney
Vice President, Education & Mentorship

Who Are You?  

Chris Chen Mahoney is the Academic Director of Design at The Art Institute of Colorado. She has been in higher education since 2002. In addition to a Master of Design degree from the Institute of Design at Illinois Institute of Technology, she brings to the program industry experience that includes design research, product development, graphic design, and project management. Chris is particularly passionate about user research and design strategy.

Where do you work? 

The Art Institute of Colorado

 

Natalie Zanecchia
Vice President, Chapter-Wide Development

What do you do?

Designer of spaces. Letterpress printer. Food Lover.

Who Are You?

I’m a multi-disciplinary designer who is constantly balancing large scale exhibitions for zoos, aquariums, and sports arenas, to honing the finer details of pressed paper through a developing line of paper products and wedding invitation stationery. When I’m not geeking out over design, you can find me in the kitchen whipping up a new recipe, hiking a new trail with my pup, or relentlessly trying to complete a Sunday NYT crossword puzzle.

Where do you work?

Independent

What’s your favorite spot in Colorado for inspiration?

Denver Botanic Gardens

Member since: 2004

Aina Thomas
Director, Communications

What do you do?

In-House Designer

Where do you work?

Bona US

What’s your favorite spot in Colorado for inspiration?

Mountains

Member since: 2010

Troy DeRose
Field Director

What do you do?

Designer

Where do you work?

Fixer Creative Co. 

Member since: 2011

Miranda Ziegler
Co-Director, Education & Mentorship

What do you do?

Outreach

Who Are You?

I am originally from New Mexico, and have a background in marketing and advertising for Native American art. I hold a BAFA in Art History from the University of New Mexico and currently volunteer with AIGA and Scholastic Art Awards of Colorado. My passion is helping young adults integrate the arts in their education and connecting them with the resources to lead them to college and careers in the arts.

Where do you work?

Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD)

What’s your favorite spot in Colorado for inspiration?

On the road a ton, my favorite drive is through Glenwood Canyon. Tall cliffs, a roaring river, and a winding road!

Member since: 2014

Angela Serravo
Community Outreach Director
Karl Uschold
Membership Director

What do you do?

Soft Goods Design and Product Photography

Who Are You?

I’m a designer and photographer working in space and time. I love ride my bicycle, exploring underground spaces, and trying to get lost in the woods.

Where do you work?

Walbro Group

What’s your favorite spot in Colorado for inspiration?

Bishops Castle

Member since: 2010

Pat Garcia
Director of Sponsorship

What do you do?

Freelance Designer (Graphic Design • Web Design • UX • Design Management)

Who Are You?

Pat is a versatile designer, that brings a lifetime of experiences in other fields to bear on her design work. Her educational and professional path has been a circuitous one. From an educational background in Music and Art, to a career in ‘High-Tech’.

Pat recently left the high-tech world behind to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in Design Management at The Art Institute of Colorado, and passionately pursue a career in design.

Her diverse life experiences put her in a unique position to meet a wide variety of needs in the area of visual communications. Pat strongly believes in the power of good design. It can create intelligent, user-centered products and it can even change the world!

Where do you work?

Independent

What’s your favorite spot in Colorado for inspiration?

Rocky Mountain National Park

Member since: 2012

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