AIGA DFW Virtual Mentor Matchmaking

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Every designer needs a mentor, no matter where you are in your career.

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AIGA DFW’s Virtual Mentor Matchmaking event is designed to connect you with seasoned professionals that can help you navigate your career. After you register, you'll receive an email asking you to select your preferred mentors based on their experience profiles. You’ll get scheduled to chat with 3 mentors, each for 15 minutes, over the course of the evening. Be prepared to discuss your dreams and fears, but don’t plan on sharing your portfolio; our mentors will guide you through issues plaguing your career and discuss ideas for enhancing it, but this evening won’t be about your book.

If both you and a potential mentor feel like a perfect match, AIGA DFW will facilitate an exchange of direct contact information after the event so that you can keep in touch.

This is a popular event, and tickets are extremely limited, so sign up now! Registration closes on Monday, April 13th or when tickets sell out, whichever happens first.

2020 Mentors

Alexander Flores

Creative Director @ Alexander Flores / Creative Director @ TracyLocke / Design Director @ 70kft / Group Design Director @ Ink / Art Director @ Dallas Observer / Past Board Member @ AIGA DFW

Ariel Martin

Experience Director @ projekt202 / Creative Director @ Nobilis Health Corp. / Associate Creative Director @ The Integer Group / Past Board Member @ AIGA DFW

Brian Smith

Experience Architect @ Bottle Rocket / User Experience @ Soap Creative / Director User Experience @ Blackdot, Inc.

Christie Kim

Group Creative Director @ Freeman Company / Senior Art Director @ FreemanXP / Principal @ Christie Kim Creative, LLC / Studio Production Manager @ George P. Johnson

Holly Aguilar

Sr. Art Director @ Balcom Agency / Art Director @ Caremark / Web Designer @ Arthur Anderson

Jimmy Ball

UX Manager @ 7-Eleven / UX Manager @ PwC / Director UX & Design @ SiriusXM / UX Design Director @ American Airlines / Past President @ AIGA DFW

JR Arebalo

Creative Director @ American Airlines / Principal & Creative Director @ Path Creative / Art Director @ Benoit Design

Keisha Whaley

Founder & CEO @ Brass Tacks Collective / Art Director & Digital Strategist @ LDWWgroup

Limbert Fabian

Co-Founder & Executive Creative Director @ Flight School Studio / Creative Director @ Moonbot Studios / Creative Director @ Radium / Digital Illustration Instructor @ Ringling School of Art and Design

McKenzie Teng

Senior Art Director @ GTB / Senior Art Director @ Citrus Advertising / Senior Art Director @ Organic / Art Director @ Richards/Lerma / Board of Directors @ Ad 2 Dallas

Nicolle Wilson

Director Creative & Design @ Gamestop / International Creative Manager @ Neiman Marcus / Global Producer Creative @ Lands’ End / Luxury Brands Creative Director @ Fossil

Parker Peterson

Creative Director @ D Custom / Art Director @ The Old State / Co-Founder & Creative Director @ Dreamers of Day

Rajashi Ghosh

Visual Arts Adjunct Faculty @ Texas Woman’s University / Freelance Illustrator & Graphic Designer / Education Volunteer @ Dallas Museum of Art

Rebekah Shamsa

Lead Motion Designer @ Corgan / Motion Designer @ Post Asylum / Freelance Art Director & Motion Designer @ Graphic Junkyard / Past Volunteer @ AIGA DFW

Rosilyn Rayborn

Creative Director @ BrandCory / Vice President Brand & Creative Services @ Associa / Social Media Marketing Specialist @ EmCare / Founder @ Smackages.com

Stacey Jemison

Owner @ Stacey Jemison Studios / Creative Director @ Richardson Living Magazine / Senior Photographer @ Fossil / Volunteer @ AIGA DFW

Steven Ray

Partner & Head of Research and Design @ Dialexa / Vice President of Experience @ Vinli / Co-founder & Creative Director @ 39Argyle / Director of User Experience @ Telligent Systems Inc

Sung Kim

Lead Product Designer @ Amazon / Founder @ Gestures, Inc. / Head of Design @ Blownaway / Senior UX & UI Designer @ Samsung / Senior Designer @ Rockfish Interactive / Head of Design & UX @ Prulu / Senior Digital Art Director @ Integer Group

Susan Gornell

Brand Design Director @ PepsiCo / Creative Director @ Bright Strategic Design / Director of Design @ SS+K, Wolf Ollins, McCann Erickson, etc. / Creative Director @ Li & Fung USA

Walter Barraza

Co-Founder & Executive Creative Director @ WALO / Associate Creative Director & Integrated Art Director @ LNC / Art Director @ Grupo Gallegos / Art Director @ Dieste

Whitney Holden

Creative Director @ Dodd Creative / Design Studio Supervisor @ Mary Kay / Adjunct Professor @ UTA / Past Board Member @ AIGA DFW


After you register for the event, we will email you a Google Form to select the mentors you would like to meet. When we receive your form, you will get a link to the Zoom meeting.


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