The 2017 Citizen Designer Pledge


Soon after the 2016 presidential election, AIGA/NY convened an emergency town hall titled Citizen Designer Now! In the wake of an election that has sown distrust, anger, and fear, we felt a deep responsibility to ask what role design has to play in society. We saw a need for the creative community to uphold its shared beliefs.

Designers are entering a tense new era in which values they hold as universal have become politicized: Greater transparency, inclusion, and fairness, to name a few. These are principles built into the design practice, whether you are a graphic designer or digital product designer, liberal or conservative.

We must hold fast to those ideals. We believe the design community can bring about a better country, by designing better ways for Americans to effect change. That point was put forth by Blue State Digital creative director, Laura Kunkel, at the Citizen Designer Now! town hall. She pressed on: “Can you be the designer in your group that comes up with the next thing to do?”

Our mission is to turn talk into action. To push the community forward, the board of AIGA/NY is turning Citizen Designer Now! into an ongoing initiative. We’re starting with a pledge to act.


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No matter your politics, now is a time that demands renewed civic engagement. None of us can afford to wait for the government to act in areas ranging from climate change to immigration reform. We must take direct action to improve our communities and our country.

Solving the problems we share demands that we break the confines of today’s political debates. To effect change, we should be willing to step out of our comfort zones. Or, as Christine Gaspar, another panelist and the executive director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy, said, “If what you’re doing is comfortable, then you’re not doing enough.”


The individuals below commit to:

  • Voting in every local election open to us, not just once every four years—while encouraging our friends and family to do the same
  • Choosing at least one cause to focus on for learning, knowledge sharing, and volunteering
  • Meeting with fellow Citizen Designers to share stories, tools, learnings, and new action items at least once a quarter
  • Attending a local governance session once a quarter

The companies below commit to:

  • Allowing staff time-off to vote in local elections as well as national ones
  • Dedicating resources to at least two civic causes per year
  • Donating time or resources to support the broader community of citizen designers—whether by serving as host, organizer, or sponsor
  • Encouraging employees to either donate one working day a quarter to civic causes — more if possible — or participate in internally led civic projects

Citizen Designer Now! commits to:

  • Creating a resource, whether by email or web, to link worthy organizations in need of services with individual designers who want to help
  • Organizing social events that link the design community with worthy civic groups
  • Organizing meet-ups that:
    - Showcase inspiring work being done to improve our social fabric
    - Allow organizations in need to share the problems they’re tackling

In 2017, we will dedicate ourselves to solving problems larger than the ones we already know. We will be heard through the things we do. Sign the pledge now



Personal Signees (505 as of 2/16/17)

  • Mollie Ableman: Senior designer
  • Rachel Abrams: Turnstone Consulting
  • Jason Ackley: Design Director, Marketing & Brand, Morningstar
  • Nick Adam: RISD
  • Roanne Adams: RoAndCo Studio
  • Charles Adler Foundet: CEO, Lost Arts
  • Ernie Agtarap: Creative, Agtarap Designs
  • Drew Albinson: Designer & Illustrator, Curfew Studio
  • Shawn Allen: Web Designer
  • Michelle Alvarez: Contract Designer, Google Material Design
  • Jorge Amador: Designer
  • Mariana Amatullo: Co-Founder and Vice President, Designmatters at ArtCenter College of Design
  • Lisa Amowitz: Bronx Community College
  • Corina Angheloiu: Designer and Project Manager, Forum for the Future
  • Julie Anixter: Executive Director, AIGA
  • Kimberly Arias: Visual Design Manager, Voto Latino
  • Ashley Armitage: Graphic Designer, Ashley A Designs
  • Pnina Armour: Designer, PJA Design
  • Alice Arnodl: Adjunct Assistant Professor, CUNY
  • Jessi Arrington: WORKSHOP
  • Colleen Arturi: Founder, The Story Shoppe
  • Stacey Ascher: Art Director, Child Mind Institute
  • Amanda Assadi: Creative Director, AT&T
  • Ashleigh Axios: Design Exponent, Automattic
  • Mehtap Aydin: Product Designer, The New School
  • Joelle Azoulay: WaterAid
  • Alice Bacon: Owner, Designer, Bloomsday Design
  • Alysha Balog: Designer, Equator Design
  • Matthew Bambach: Visual Designer, Pandora Media
  • James Bamford: Brand Designer, Uber
  • Jessica Barness: Design Educator, Kent State University
  • Lindsay Barnett: Owner, LB Design Studio
  • Kristen Barry: Junior User Experience Designer, BORN Group
  • Anne Bartoc: Assistant Adjunct Professor, Pratt Institute
  • Jake Barton: Founder, Local Projects
  • Saije Bashaw: Co-Founder, COO Good Thinking Co.
  • Rodrigo Bautista: Principal Designer, Forum for the Future
  • Chris Beach: Designer Wilderness Agency/ Wright State University
  • Daniel Beauchamp: Graphic Designer
  • Michael Bierut: Partner, Pentagram
  • Katie Jo Benjamin
  • Jacob Bennett: Founder & CEO, The Growth Innovation Group Collab
  • Shari Berman: Owner, Evidence
  • Design Lee Berresford: Art Director
  • Acacia Betancourt: Senior Creative + UX Designer, GlobalGiving
  • Roe Bianculli: Creative Director, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundatio
  • Johanna Björk: Creative Principal, J.Björk
  • Bonnie Blake: Professor, Design and Interactive Media, Ramapo College
  • Klara Blazek: Junior Designer, Halstead Property Development Marketing
  • Renee Blostein: Product Designer
  • Vinli Asya Blue: Art Director Asya Blue Design
  • Pia Blumenthal: Product Designer, DigitalOcean
  • Nicole Boettcher: Designer, JW Player
  • Lauren Bowman: Designer/Developer, REI
  • Stephany Bradford: CEO, Designy
  • Raquel Breternitz: Visual Design + UX-Research, IBM Design
  • Sarah Brooks: Former White House Presidential Innovation Fellow & Chief Design Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Gord Brown: Art Director, Poorboy Creative
  • Isabella Bruno: Designer, BRUNO
  • Amanda Buck: Senior Designer/Adjunct Professor, Ashton Design/Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Cindy Buckley Koren: Professor, Communications Design, Pratt/MWP College of Art and Design
  • Anna Bauer Carr: Senior Designer, Penguin Random House
  • John Caserta: Assoc. Professor, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Jonathan Cashero: Creative Director, Workshop Branding
  • Laila Cassim: Graphic Designer/Researcher, Tokyo University RCAST
  • Juliette Cezzar: The New School
  • Jason Chan: Director of Design, Twitch.tv
  • Melissa Faustine Chang: Designer
  • Melissa Faustine
  • Justin Charles Web Developer/Part Time Lecturer, Fast Company/Parsons School of Design
  • Carrie Chatterson: Principal and Creative Director, Carrie Chatterson Studio
  • Qian Chen: UX Designer
  • Athens Chen: Senior Graphic Designer, Bounce Exchange
  • Alicia Cheng: MGMT. design
  • Jennifer Cherrington: Designer & Teacher, Jennifer Rae Design
  • Ana Cintora: Designer, mtca.co
  • Beatriz Coias: Creative Director, Studio Pyramid
  • Denise Coke: CEO/Design Manager, $NP Designs/The Madison Square Garden Company
  • Lynn Cole: Principal/Adjunct Professor, Lynn Cole Design/City Tech
  • Christine Collister: Founder, Better Pitchbooks
  • Jan Conradi: Professor of Graphic Design, Rowan University
  • Jonathan Conway: Sr Digital Designer, Equinox
  • Shannon Copfer Brace: JW Player
  • Scott Corey: Designer, Rue Chartreux
  • Kathleen Corgan: Graphic Designer, 8 Point Studio
  • Mari Crookshanks: Graphic Designer, Steer Davies Gleave
  • Chris Crosby :SVP Design & Marketing, Avenu
  • Maria Darron: Visual Designer
  • James Davidson: Visual Designer, California Academy of Sciences
  • Andrew Davies Creative Director/Adjunct Faculty, Paragon Design Group/VCU
  • Drew Davies: Oxide Design Co.
  • Hilary Davis: Designer/Art Director, Hilary Davis Design
  • Lauren Davis: Marketing Assistant, HB Lighting
  • Olivia de Salve Villedieu: Designer, MGMT. design
  • Mae Decena: Graphic Designer
  • Chris Decker: Graphic Designer, San Jose State University
  • Margie Deeb: Visual Designer/Writer
  • Cynthia DeKay: Graphic Designer/Media Artist, University of Minnesota
  • Balthazar Delepierre: Owner/ Art Director, Balthazar Delepierre Studio
  • Gisela Delgado: Director of Creative Services, Equinox
  • Oliver Dettler: Designer, Pratt
  • Brandon DeWeese: Principal/Creative Director, Iris Creative
  • Brooke Dexter: Designer, SITU Studio
  • Ritik Dholakia: Partner Studio Rodrigo
  • Lisa di Liberto: Designer/Artist, di Liberto Designs
  • Nicholas Di Stefano: VP, Partnership & Outreach, AIGA
  • Boston Thana: Dickens Forever Collectibles
  • Michael DiGiacomo: Art Director, BerlinRosen
  • Martha DiMeo: Owner/Photo Retoucher, ChromaQueen.com
  • Keetra Dean Dixon: Designer, RISD
  • Neil Donnelly: Designer, Neil Donnelly Studio
  • Ojus Doshi: Graphic Designer, Ojus Drawing/RISD
  • Megan Doty: Print/Web Designer
  • Sebastian Dragne: CEO, IM Republic
  • CJ Draper: Designer, Jones, Knowles, Ritchie
  • Shana Dressler: Board Member, AIGA/NY
  • Perrin Drumm, Editorial director, AIGA Eye on Design
  • Keir DuBois: Senior Designer, Oniracom
  • Tracey Dunham: Product Designer, Hearst Digital Media
  • Olivia DuVal, Visual Designer, Deloitte Digital
  • Mad Dworschak: Designer, Mad Dworschak Design + Creative Thinking
  • Kerrianne Eames: Senior Designer, New Visions for Public Schools
  • Sebastian Ebarb: Head Designer, City of Boston
  • Erica Ellis: Pivotal
  • Eddie Edwards: Hello Eddie
  • Nora Elmarzouky, Co-Founder, in.site collaborative
  • Ayano Elson: Product Designer, Viacom
  • Logan Emser: Hyperakt
  • Taylor Engel: Design Intern, Imprint Projects
  • Lissi Erwin: Art Director/Proprietor, Splendid Corp
  • Jasmine Eskandari: UI/UX Designer, Eskan Designs
  • Nan Faessle
  • Jan Fairbairn: Educator/Designer, RISD/UMASSD/Fairbairn & Company
  • Gregory Falconi: Designer, Situation Interactive
  • Zoe Fedeles: Owner, Zoe Fedeles Graphic Design
  • Lela Feldmeier: Creative Strategist, Worn Brayan
  • Daniel Feliz: Owner/Co-Founder, Wanderdot
  • Lisa Feng: Visual UI Designer, Hearst
  • Joshie Fishbein: Creative Technologist, Wondersauce
  • Kevin Fitzgerald: Designer/Illustrator
  • Matthew Flick: Graphic Designer,The Great Northeastern Design Company
  • Neil Francisco: Graphic Designer
  • Abbie Freestone: Founder/Editor, Affix Magazine
  • Dinah Fried, Co-founder, Small Stuff
  • David Frisco: Founding partner, IntraCollaborative; Citizen Designer Now! steering group; vice president, AIGA/NY
  • Terri Fuller: Red Berry
  • Elizabeth Fullerton: Boldfaced Design
  • Greg Fullum: Graphic Designer, Perkins Coie
  • Allison Gaffney: Product Designer, Dataminr
  • Albian Gagica: Creative Director
  • Adriana Gallo: Graphic Designer, Atelier Ace
  • Mary Gallowat: Graphic Designer, Red Antler
  • Brittany Gardner: Art Director, Wax On Paper
  • Anne Garland: Anne Garland Design
  • George Garrastegui: Asst Professor, NYC College of Technology
  • Rosie Garschina: Associate Creative Director, Trollbäck+ Company; Board Member, AIGA/NY
  • Agnieszka Gasparska: Owner, Kiss Me I’m Plish
  • Christine Gaspar: Executive Director, Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP)
  • Genevieve Gaudet: Product Lead, Bureau Blank
  • Olivia Gelard
  • Denise Gershbein
  • Holly Gibbs: Senior Web Designer, Self
  • Jenn Giesler: Designer, DMI
  • Karima Gil: Office Assistant/Graphic Designer, CUNY-York College
  • Rebecca Gladstone: Contracted Junior Designer, Revlon
  • Barbara Glauber: Graphic Designer, Heavy Meta
  • Alexander Glazier: Design and Production, 360 Graphics
  • Lisa Glover: Designer, Architrep
  • Meher Goel: Product Designer, Zola Registry
  • Morgan Goldberg: Designer/Digital Lead, Thornberg and Forester
  • Abby Goldstein: Fordham University
  • Nadia Gomez: Graphic Designer, CUNY
  • Dom Goodrum: VP of Design, Percolate
  • Runi Goswami: Designer, Floored
  • Skye Gould: Senior Designer, Business Insider
  • Cybele Grandjean: Partner, Area of Practice
  • Hilary Greenbaum: Director of Graphic Design, Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Ric Grefé: Visiting Professor, Wesleyan University
  • Simon Griffee: Graphic Designe, Columbia University
  • Monica Griffin: Senior Designer, Quotable
  • Keggen Griffith: Graphic Designer
  • Bill Grover: Creative Marketing Leader/Design Thinker, B.Grover Designs
  • Aleks Gryczon: Associate Design Director, Work & Co
  • Gonzalo Guerrero: Designer
  • Jessica Haas: UX Designer, DDB
  • April Hansen
  • Sarah Hardison: Graphic Designer, North Carolina State University
  • Billy Harkcom: Designer, HarkDesign
  • Kemeya Harper: Visual Communicator
  • Eric Hartman: Designer, The Atlantic
  • Tori Hauser
  • Mary Hawkins: Animator/Designer
  • Melissa Haworth: Senior UX Designer, 1stdibs
  • Ashley Heafy: Graphic Designer, Ashley Heafy Creative
  • David Heasty: Partner, Triboro
  • Anna Heatwole: Sr Designer, 8ninths Inc
  • Nadine Heidinger: Senior Designer, The National Arts Club
  • Jessica Helfand: Yale University School of Art
  • Steven Heller: School of Visual Arts
  • Andrew Hempfling: UX Designer, USAA
  • Jacob Herandez: Communication Designer & Strategist, Thicket Labs
  • Ashley Herbertson: Art Director, The Climate Reality Project
  • Eleazar Hernandez: Creative Director, Hernandez Design Studio
  • Alejandra Hernandez: Graphic Designer
  • Luis Herrera: Owner, LD Studios
  • Bernadette Herrera: Graphic Designer/Illustrator
  • Tess Herrmann: Creative Director, DocuSign
  • Matthew Hilley: Design Lead, Sana UK
  • Lucinda Hitchcock: Department Head/Designer, RISD/L_H Design
  • Kelli Ho: Product designer, IBM
  • Scott Hobbs: Creative Director, Hobbsdesign
  • Gordon Hochhalter: Art Of It
  • John Holtgrew: PowerBand Graphics
  • Kelly Howe: Art Director, Fyber
  • Johnny Hsu: Associate Creative Director, Vital Strategies
  • Jennifer Hsu: Designer, 1185 Design
  • Lucas Huh: Designer, Studio Rodrigo
  • Randy Hunt: VP Design, Etsy
  • Jennifer Ilett: Art director, Supermilk
  • Ben Irwin: Digital Designer, E*TRADE Financial
  • Obinna Izeogu: UX Designer, Investopedia
  • Brian Jackson: UX Product Designer, Human Inc.
  • Bea Jackson: Owner, Bea Jackson Design
  • Danielle Jackson: Senior Designer, mktg
  • Mirek Janczur: Sr UX/Art Director, Creative Communication Associates
  • Mike Jandora: Designer, Normal Folk Design
  • McNisky Jeantus: Architect/Designer, Rockwell Group
  • Stacey Jenkins: Digital Art & Design Instructor, Dillard Tech Magnet
  • Jenee Jernigan: Product Designer
  • Tiffany Jiang: Product Designer, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Cristobal Jimenez: Materiales & Monturas
  • Alicia Johnson: Partner, Johnson + Wolverton
  • Ning Juang: Designer, Elmwood
  • Karl Kane: Senior Lecturer, Design+Democracy Project
  • Sukari Keetin: Graphic Designer, RRADISH Design
  • Christopher Kelly: Graphic designer, Cornell university
  • Lisa Kelsey: Design Director, Family Circle/Meredith Corporation
  • Justin Kemerling: Design Director, JKDC
  • Ariel Kenna: NYC
  • Navit Keren: Senior Designer, Designit
  • Alana Kerr: Designer/Illustrator
  • Kris Kiger: EVP/managing director of visual design, R/GA
  • Pat King: Designer/Animator, Trollback + Co
  • Isaiah King: Owner, Isaiah King Design
  • Duane King: Partner & Creative Director, Fuzzco
  • Jennifer Kinon: OCD | The Original Champions of Design
  • Agnes Kiss: Owner, Design for Learning
  • Craig Konyk: Assistant Professor of Architecture, Michael Graves College Kean University
  • Julie Kremkus: Creative Director, StudioJAS
  • Barbara Kristaponis
  • Cliff Kuang: Head of product, Fast Company; Citizen Designer Now! steering member; AIGA/NY board member
  • John Kudos Principal: KUDOS Design Collaboratory
  • Philipp Kuecuekyan: Software Developer/Designer, Phi & Co.
  • Ben Kuyper: Designer, Ben Kuyper Design
  • Justin Kwong: Student & Freelance Designer, Brigham Young University
  • Julie Lang: Principal, Julie Lang Design
  • George Larkins: Assistant Professor, New York City Technical College
  • Jamie Larson: Creative Services Manager, Point B Solutions
  • Leslie Laskin Reese: Owner/Principal designer, Leslie Laskin Reese Interior Design
  • Vicki Lasky: Freelance Senior Art Director/Senior Designer, VRL Design
  • Nathan Lavertue: IBM
  • Thomas Le Bas
  • Jordan Lee: Creative Director/Art Director/Designer
  • Jenny Lee: Creative Director, OMRF
  • Jonathan Lee: Creative director, Google; President, AIGA/NY
  • Warren Lehrer: Artistic Director, EarSay
  • John Lepak: Associate Art Director, The New School
  • Aaron Lewis: Associate Designer, Uber
  • Lucy Li: Graphic Designer, Lucy Li Design
  • Ashleigh Liggett: Lead Designer, Siteworx
  • Julia Lindpaintner: Designer, School of Visual Arts
  • Dan Lindsey: Interactive Designer, YARD NYC
  • Kellyn Loehr: UX Designer, Eero
  • Melanie Loff-Bird, Interaction Designer, Elephant
  • Ana Lopez: Senior Designer, Flightpath
  • Adam Lucas: Senior Designer, SYPartners
  • Ashley Ludlow: Graphic Designer, Downtown Decorations
  • Eileen MacAvery Kane: Artist/Designer/Educator, Rockland Community College
  • Woody MacDuffie: Designer, Sage Bionetworks
  • Jessica Mackta: Founder/CEO, MacktaWorks
  • Melanie Magdalena: Digital Experience Designer, Origins Scientific Research Society
  • Giona Maiarelli: Creative director, Maiarelli Studio
  • Hendrika Makilya
  • Yasmin Malki: Designer, R/GA
  • Hollis Maloney: Designer, Hollis M. M. Design
  • Cheryl Mann: New Venture
  • Raven Manocchio
  • Sean Marcano: Freelance Graphic Designer, SUNY Buffalo State
  • Diego Marini, Co-Founder/Creative Director, YummyColours
  • Esteban Marquez: Art Director, Tilted Chair Creative
  • Elfe Marschall: Junior Graphic Designer, Bombas/School of Visual Arts
  • Simon Martin: Design Editor, Ceros
  • Miles Martin: NYU McSilver Institute
  • Sophie Mascatello: Co-Founder & Creative Director, George & Elaine
  • Julia Matschukat: Graphic Designer, JSM Creative Design
  • Katie Mazikins: Graphic Designer, IA Collaborative
  • Marie McCann: Designer, McCann Art & Design For Ideas That Matter
  • Morgan McDonnell: Designer, North Carolina State University
  • Camille McMorrow: Interaction Designer, Google
  • Kelly McMurray: Creative Director, 2communique
  • Mario Mejia: Associate Art Director, Hotwire PR
  • Erika Mendez: Graphic Designer, Erika Mendez Designs
  • Kelli Miller: Co-Founder, And/Or
  • Gabriela Mirensky: Director, Awards and Design, The One Club
  • Melissa Mish: Senior Director, Applied Design Works
  • Autumn Mishler: Graphic Designer, Julien Farel Products International
  • Drew Mitchell: President and CEO, Fathom Creative
  • Rami Moghadam: Art Director, ESPN The Magazine
  • Miguel Molina: Founder & Designer, Rita Digital
  • Gregory Mollica: Art Director, Spiegel and Grau, One World Random House
  • Shea Molloy: Design Content Outreach, Adobe
  • Tyler Moody: Senior Product, Designer This Also
  • Ben Morales: Graphic Designer, Ben Morales Studios
  • Susan Morales: Owner, United Zoo Studios
  • Gina Moreno Valle: Art Director & Designer
  • Toni Morgan: Creative Design, Brooks & Belle
  • Michelle Morico: Communications Director, Radish Lab
  • Geremy Mumenthaler: Senior Design Engineer, Noun Project
  • Kerry Murdoch: Dir. Of Creative Media, LSSNY
  • Allison Murphy
  • Kezia Museth: Designer, Operate A/S
  • Frank Myles: Illustrator
  • Joe Natoli: UX Consultant/Author/Speaker, Give Good U
  • Rachel Needle: Product Designer, Apple
  • Leigh Nelson: Owner, LMNOPa
  • Andrew Nelson: Civic Technologist/Design Researcher
  • Alici Ness: CEO, Heptagon Productions
  • Amber Newman: Junior Graphic Designer, The MET
  • Robin Newman: Interaction Designer, Huge
  • Sarah Newman: Director of Marketing, Trustifi
  • Katherine Nidermaier: Owner, KND
  • Meaghan Nishiyama: Lead Designer, Moment
  • Mary Nugent: Senior Interactive and Visual Designer, Gap International
  • Shannon O’Brien: Managing Director, Moment
  • Genevieve O’Keefe: Designer, Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv
  • Erin ODonnell: Designer, Eodon Design
  • Joy Ohler: Senior Art Director, JWT
  • Ines Oliveira: Freelance Digital Designer
  • Ben Ostrower: Founder/Creative Director, Wide Eye Creative
  • Teddy Ouwerkerk: Creative Director, The Butter Group
  • Jennifer Over: VP, Experience Design, Siteworx
  • Donna Pallotta: Environmental and Interactive Designer, Rockwell Group
  • Stacey Panousopoulos: AIGA/NY
  • Rebecca Pariser: Designer, Big Tomorrow
  • Pamela Parker Principal Undercurrent Design
  • Ty Paulhus: Owner, Ty Paulhus Design
  • Silvia Pease: Professor, Florida International University
  • Georg Pedersen: Visual Storyteller, Drawn Stories
  • Michelle Perez: Senior Designer, Paper Tiger
  • Josh Peter: Designer/Studio Manager, O Street
  • Benjamin Peterson: Director of Practice Instruction, Gateway | Huxtable Fellowship Boston Architectural College
  • Lachie Philipson: Service Designer, New Zealand Police
  • Craig Phillips: User Experience Designer, Celerity
  • Cara Phillips: Creative Director
  • Jess Phoa: User Experience Designer, Mastercard
  • Aaron Picart: Creative Director, formalcorp
  • Aaron Picart: Head of Design, GoldenKey
  • Jesse Pickard: CEO, Elevate
  • Jeanette Pidi: Art Director/Owner, Jeanette Pidi Design
  • Estefania Pilatti: Architectural Designer/Project Manager, Rockwell Group
  • M. Joane Pillard: Creative director, M. Joane Pillard Design
  • Stephanie Poppe: UX Designer
  • Kari Porter
  • Keela Potter: Designer, SYPartners
  • Matthew Potter: Art Director
  • Joshua Pretorius: Service Designer, Praekelt Consulting
  • Sabine Probst: Principal, Sabine Probst Design
  • Sandy Prudencio: Motion Graphic Designer
  • Jacqueline Quach: UX Designer, UCLA
  • Rachel Quast: Senior Designer, C+C
  • Tiphaine Rabaux: Owner, UX + Product Design/Strategy, pinkPopSoda
  • Alexis Rachel: UX Researcher/Designer, Alexis Rachel UX
  • Maria Ramos: Lead UX Designer, Defined Creative
  • Christine Rasey Stevens: Creative Director, Stevens Design
  • Claudia Rebola: Associate Professor, Rhode Island School of Design
  • David Reddy: CEO, R&D architects
  • Colleen Redmond: Lead Designer, Studio Rodrigo
  • Jesse Reed: Partner, Order
  • Julie Regina: Interaction Designer, IDEO
  • Judy Renacia: Judyrenacia
  • Laura Renga: Senior Art Director, Manifest
  • Michelle Rhee: Student, School of Visual Arts
  • Erin Rhodes: Visual Designer, Guild Education
  • Anne Richardson: Creative Director, Design Retreat
  • Manu Ridocci: Art Director/Designer, Ridocci Studio
  • Mike Rigby: VP, Executive Creative Director, R/GA
  • Lynne Risk: Director, Risk Creative
  • Matt Roberson: Designer
  • Tyler Robison: Student, General Assembly
  • Ana Rodrigues: Owner, Helium Creative Services
  • Natalie Rogers: Public Relations Specialist, New Mexico EPSCoR
  • Rica Rosario: Senior Product Manager, Deloitte Digital; President, AIGA DC
  • Benjamin Ross: BR-D
  • Carla Rozman: Principal, Carla Rozman Graphic Design
  • Alexander Ryan: Partner, Distill
  • Paul Sahre: Head Honcho, Office of Paul Sahre
  • Richard Salcer: Creative Director, Salcer Design; Associate Professor, Parsons School of Design
  • Katie Samour: Senior Interactive Designer, Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Raven Sanders: Product Designer, IBM
  • Todd Sanders: Director, locusgraphic
  • Eduardo Santana: Graphic Designer, Axcess Worldwide
  • Stephanie Sauer: Owner, Gutes Design Studio
  • Tuuli Sauren: Art Director & Creative Director, INSPIRIT International Communication
  • Sarita Schaffer: Sr. Interaction Designer, Amazon Device Experience
  • Paula Scher: Partner, Pentagram
  • Sam Schick: Principal, Neversink
  • Todd Schilling: Todd M Schilling Creative
  • Elana Schlenker: Owner, Studio Elana Schlenker / Gratuitous Type
  • Christian Marc Schmidt: Schema
  • Michelle Schoening: Sr Art Director, MDG
  • Joseph Schwartz: Trustee, DESIGN-ED
  • Kirsten Schwenzer: Graphic Designer, PUSH22
  • Christopher Scott: Founder, Designers of Tomorrow
  • Jessica Sedeno: Graphic Designer, Verb Products
  • Robert Sens: Senior Interaction, Designer frog
  • Benjamin Shaykin: Graphic Designer, Benjamin Shaykin; Critic, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Valerie Sheets: Senior Art Director, Boyden & Youngblutt
  • Aaris Sherin: St. John’s University
  • Brenda Shih: Senior Designer, Fidelity/Parsons New School for Design
  • Laura Shore: Farm Share Studio
  • Radhika Shroff: Product Designer, Etsy
  • Jonny Sikov: Studio Sikov
  • Natalie Sims: Design Director, Imprint Projects
  • Dean Skibinski: Skibinski Design Office
  • Lauren Slowik: Design Evangelist, Shapeways
  • Jonathan Smith: Marketing & Communications Director, Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
  • Bethany Sonefeld: UX Designer, IBM
  • Allen Specto: Sr. designer, Con Edison; Pratt
  • Jacob Spence: Architectural Assistant, Rick Mather Architects
  • Jessica Spencer: Assoc. Director of Design, Mostly Serious
  • Evan Raymond Spitzer: Visual Anthropologist, Aarhus University
  • Bronson Stamp: #1 stampinventory
  • Ashford Stamper: Designer, TOKY
  • Jaime Steiger: Graphic Designer, MerchantCantos
  • Jacob Stein: Associate Designer, Carry Gear Solutions
  • Laura Stephenson: Designer, Brooklyn United
  • Holly Stevenson
  • Anke Stohlmann: Founder, Li’l Robin
  • Michael Stout: Owner, Department of Everyday
  • Scott Stowell: Proprietor, Open
  • Peter Stumpp: Owner, Kontakt design
  • Heejin Suh: Senior Designer, Chipotle
  • Wayne Suiter: Senior Principal, Fjord
  • Ryumi Sung: Designer/Creative Director
  • Sarah Szeflinski: Global HR Lead, Smart Design
  • Marcela Szwarc: Graphic Designer, Steve Madden
  • Norah Tahiri: Graphic Designer, Wheels Up
  • Anna Talley: Graphic Designer, The Pratt Institute
  • Jerry Tamburro: Freelance, Creative Group SJR
  • Joyce Thomas: Assistant Designer, Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Stephen Thomas: UX and Product Designer
  • Owen Thomas: Wolff Olins
  • Ville Tikka: Strategy Director, Wevolve
  • Elsa Tirado: Technical/Design Magician, Elsa Veronica Designs
  • Shaun Tollerton: Product Designer, ustwo
  • Beth Tondreau: Principal, BTDnyc
  • Janine Toro: Associate Director of User Experience, Code & Theory
  • Hieu Tran: Graphic Designer, Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Tommy Treadway: Design Lead, Fourfootfive
  • Maxine Tsang: Associate Interactive Designer, Patagonia
  • Katie Tully: Senior Designer, Bespoke Post
  • Susan Uedelhofen: President, S Uedelhofen Design
  • Lynn Ullman: Creative Director/VP, UPBrand Collaborative
  • Edouard Urcadez: Product Designer, Tumblr
  • Vanessa Valenzuela: Designer, Happy Menocal
  • Alex Valich: Creative Director, The Fawn Conspiracy
  • Dave Van de Water: Partner/Creative Director, Artifact
  • Annalisa van den Bergh: Graphic Designer
  • Daniela Vegas
  • Papinotas Amanda Velez-Cortes: Student & Designer, Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Diane Velletri: Creative Director, Design Diseno New York
  • Cheryll Victuelles: Graphic Designer, Brandmuscle
  • Khoi Vinh: Principal, Subtraction.com
  • Jen Vitello: Designer, Two Twelve
  • Ninja von Oertzen: Design Director
  • Amanda Voss: Creative Director/Graphic Designer
  • Emily Vriesman: EmKateDesigns
  • Emily Waggoner: UI/UX Designer, MIT Technology Review
  • Taylor Walker: Graphic Designer, Navitus Health Solutions
  • Jay Wall: Creative Director, Studio Jaywall
  • Morgan Walsh: Director of Operations, AIGA Chicago
  • Emma Warren: Ziba Design
  • Michele Washington: UX Researcher/Service Designer, OMW
  • Taft Weber-Kilpack: Student, Georgia Tech
  • Dara Weinberg: Graphic Desiger, Ludlow Kingsley
  • Eden Weingart: Wieden + Kennedy
  • Ursula Weissmueller: Owner; A4 Studio
  • Robin Weisz: Owner Robin, Weisz Design
  • Davey Whitcraft: Educator
  • Josh Wilder: Design Editor, Adams Publishing Group
  • Jennifer Wilkerson: Designer/Owner, Aurora Design
  • Meghan Williams: Agent, B&A Reps
  • Kersten Williams: Student, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Marshall Williams: Visual Creative, Seven 9 Designs
  • Robert Windauer: Designer, Bobby Windauer Design
  • Kristi Wisner: Senior Designer, Enhancements
  • Blair Woerfel: Interior Designer, Solomon Cordwell Buenz
  • Rob Wooten: Creative, RobDesign
  • Gail Wozniak: Designer, SCB
  • Amanda Wray: Wrayco Design
  • Michael Wuertz: Student, LIU Post
  • Kristen Yagley: Product Designer, Groupon
  • Alyssa Yeager: Art Director, Global Strategy Group, Robert Young Architects
  • Forest Young: Wolff Olins
  • Seth Yount: Senior UX Designer, Amazon
  • Melissa Yu: Designer, OXO
  • Desiree Zamora: Garcia Product Designer, IBM Watson
  • Liyan Zhao: Graphic designer, Yale School of Art
  • Anthony Zukofsky: Designer, Google

*This is an effort with many authors. The board of AIGA/NY would like to thank all those who led this initiative, including David Frisco, Cliff Kuang, and Joe Marianek. We’d also like to thank those who helped, including Shannon Copfer Brace, whose first draft of a designer pledge inspired our own; Jennifer Kinon; and Lindsey Liu, who helped draft the pledge. And finally, we would like to give special thanks to Stacey Panousopoulos for her invaluable management of the process.

**If your name/company does not appear on this list or has been added incorrectly, please contact Stacey.

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