connecting

One of my passions is working to connect students, teachers, designers, makers and thinkers.
A few highlights:

AIGA Design Educators Steering Committee2015 – present
AIGA NWA Advisory Board, 2017 – present
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PUBLIC TALK FOR AIGA NWA

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AIGA KC
Faculty advisor to the AIGA KCAI student group, 2013–2014

Director of Education (served 2010 – 2013) Responsible for all AIGA KC student activities including scholarship awards, student grants, portfolio workshops, etc.
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PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP
Planned and executed the 2012 and 2013 events, which host 60 area students and 60 design professionals for a day of portfolio reviews and breakout sessions.

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INFORM
Conceived and executed a student summit to enhance the board’s understanding of student issues.

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HELLO ELLEN
Conceived and executed the event, Hello Ellen, a small roundtable for select students and faculty with designer Ellen Lupton.

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Hosted ‘We Need More’
AIGA Student Group from Colorado. Organized a lunch with local professionals and tour of Willoughby Design.

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AIGA KC_ Revinylze
Organized First Friday event in which participants would design their own bags from recycled billboard vinyl to be sewn later by local fibers artist.

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Additional places you can find me connecting and collecting
University of Arkansas Graphic Design FBUniversity of Arkansas Graphic Design InstagramParse, an online blog by HOWTwitter: mmlsaysTumblr: mmllikesPinterest: mmlcollectsInstagram: mmlmakes (kids and food),