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Victoria Adams-Kotsch
President

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

David Ganske
Vice President of Programming

What do you do?
I have devoted the last decade to working on renewable energy projects for residential homeowners, businesses, and public sector agencies around the world. My day to day includes leading marketing efforts for ForeFront Power, including creative design, web and collateral development, messaging, and outreach for public sector and business customers.

Who Are You?
If I needed to describe myself in a few words, it would probably be outdoors enthusiast, photographer, marketer, RPCV (Togo 2007-2009), soccer fan, and one who loves to experience varied global cultures.

Where do you work?
I work for a renewable energy development company called ForeFront Power. Our company has developed over 800 MW of solar capacity across more than 1,000 projects, targeted on assisting public sector agencies and C&I firms to deliver the most impactful behind-the-meter, virtual, and wholesale solutions.

What’s your favorite spot in Colorado for inspiration?
It has to be the mountains – somewhere remote, quiet, and under the stars.

Member since: 2015

Liv Zabka
Vice President of Communications

What do you do?

Graphic Designer

Who Are You?

Utah born, New York educated, Colorado based thinker, designer and adventurer. Fueled by copious amounts of coffee, music and the outdoors. 

Where do you work?

i3logix

What’s your favorite spot in Colorado for inspiration?

Odessa Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

Member since: 2011

Karl Uschold
Vice President of State Wide Initiatives

What do you do?

Soft Goods Design and Product Photography

Who Are You?

I’m a designer and photographer working in space and time. Love riding my bicycle around town, getting lost in the woods, exploring built and natural spaces around me, and supporting the design community.

Where do you work?

Walbro Group

What’s your favorite spot in Colorado for inspiration?

Bishops Castle

Member since: 2010

Chris Chen Mahoney
Vice President of 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

What do you do?
Educator

What’s your favorite spot in Colorado for inspiration?
Vail in Fall

Member since: 2014

 

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

Noel Dolan
Director of Colorado Springs

What do you do?
Graphic Designer

Who Are You?
Noel is a global travel junkie who uses her adventures to fuel her designs. In addition to design, Noel is a calligrapher and hand lettering enthusiast. She loves cats, cooking, coffee and ampersands. Noel’s goal is to add color to a beige world.

Where do you work?
Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs
Graphic Designer in the Marketing Department

What’s your favorite spot in Colorado for inspiration?
East Colfax in Denver. The old signs and street art provide endless inspiration

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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