Bryan is a Senior Digital UX Designer at EverBank, where he designs and builds user flows, interactions and UI for personal banking applications. He previously worked at the American Culinary Federation as a layout designer for an interactive, digital publication, before making the leap into front-end design and development. Bryan previously served AIGA Jacksonville as Communications Director and Vice President.
Amber loves making beautifully usable interfaces. She enjoys getting to know her users and creatively solving their problems. Studying psychology and chemistry at the University of Florida and fiber design at Savannah College of Art and Design, Amber has a diverse background that allows her to approach each project from a unique perspective. At once creative and analytical, she loves the science behind designing user experiences. Amber is currently working at Ignite where she helps shape digital products that aim to change the way we work. When she’s not happily slaving away at her computer, she enjoys tennis, yoga, great music, nature, and Mitch Hedburg jokes.
Brian graduated in 1988 from Oral Roberts University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and subsequently studied Trumpet performance at Florida State University. (GO NOLES!) After spending all that money and time, Brian decided that music would not be his ticket and ventured into the wonderful world of printing where he has spent the last 15 years. Brian’s experience in operations management encompassed managing offset sheetfed and digital operations. His career in printing has gained him extensive experience in sales, customer service, estimating, scheduling, electronic prepress, press and bindery operations. After spending eight years in Georgia, Brian moved back to Indiana and has joined the team at Print Resources as operations manager. In 2006 Brian and his wife Joey moved to Jacksonville, Florida and started Print Resources of Jacksonville.
Paula is a graphic designer, specializing in UX and UI design at Red Fin Group (http://redfingroup.com/) working with local and national companies such as Downtown Vision, Golden Sun Marketing, Us Assure and Advanced Disposal, just to name a few. She is currently quite obsessed with attending comic conventions and enjoys playing table top and video games with friends. Paula previously served AIGA Jacksonville for the past two years as the Social Media Chair member and is excited to take on her new role as Communications Director.
Blake Coglianese is an associate professor of graphic design and digital media at the University of North Florida in the Department of Art and Design. He received his Bachelor of Arts at Columbia College in Chicago, IL. He moved south and continued his education at Savannah College of Art and Design, where he graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in graphic design. After spending 11 years in the industry he decided it was time to corrupt tomorrows design stars and become a full-time educator. Blake continues to hone his craft with a select group of clients.
Beth is an assistant professor of graphic design and digital media at the University of North Florida, where she specializes in publication design, graphic design history and design for social good. Prior to teaching, she was a senior editorial designer for Rowland Publishing in Tallahassee. She is co-creator of the U2 Tattoo Project, an effort to document, curate and analyze U2 fan tattoos in the context of visual identity and cultural anthropology.
Lauren is currently a digital designer at EverBank. Before becoming a graphic designer, she worked as a photographer and production manager and had the opportunity to work with companies and people such as: People Magazine, Sperry, Paula Deen, Blender Magazine, Keen, Moving Comfort, Thule, and Confluence Watersports. She attended Florida State University in pursuit of a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and University of North Florida for a second BFA in Graphic Design and Digital Media. Lauren previously served AIGA Jacksonville as Programming Chair.
Jen is a designer at Wounded Warrior Project. She is a Jacksonville native and attended the University of North Florida where she earned a BFA with a concentration in Graphic Design and Digital Media and a minor in Art History and English. Jen previously served AIGA Jacksonville as Programming Chair and as a Volunteer Committee member.
Jesse is a senior designer with the nation’s largest publicly held insurance company, Allstate. Borrowing from his company’s leadership principles, he hopes to continue to gain leadership experience through inclusivity, helping develop each other, and delivering operational excellence. He joins the executive committee as operations director after serving on the membership committee for several years. Sison earned a BFA in Graphic Design from the Art Institutes.
Jason is a UI / UX designer at Ignite, the innovation lab for Adecco, where he works in small teams to tackle complex HR problems. After graduating with a BFA from the University of North Florida’s Graphic Design and Digital Media program, he participated in a product design apprenticeship at KYN, a startup incubator, where he was introduced to two of his now favorite things: startups and downtown Jacksonville. When he’s not working on his next product idea, you can find him hanging from rocks at the local climbing gym or if you’re up early enough, you might catch a glimpse of him on his morning ride along the St. Johns river.
Andrew Wolson is a UX designer for EverBank where he is the SME of the Commercial Client Portal and Retail Mortgage. He founded a creative collaborative called Syndicate Division where he works with friends and colleagues on side projects. One of his side projects is a comic that he created and wrote called “Raisin Hell.” Andrew is also an avid skateboarder and created the prototype for a wheel that prints on the ground as it rolls.
Irma Motta is an Illustrator and Manager at CDI-M&T Company, LLC working with the Navy, Airforce, Army and The Boeing Company in the development of Technical Illustrations. She also produces CDI-M&T’s newsletter, The Focus, creates print items and assists the Manufacturing department by photographing their products. In her spare time Irma dances with her troupe, The Rakettes. She is currently serving AIGA Jacksonville as a Communications Committee member.
Katya is a Graphic Designer and illustrator at Natural Life Co. where she works in the product design department developing collections for Natural Life and other brands like Francesca’s, Hallmark, and Nordstrom among others. She graduated from the University of North Florida and has been an AIGA member since 2009. Katya is a Guatemalan native and a lot of her designs are inspired from the vibrant colors and patterns she grew up with. If she is not photographing weddings on the weekends, you can find her playing with her pups at the beach.
Cassie is a Graphic Design major minoring in Fine Arts and Advertising at Flagler College, where she also serves as president of the AIGA Flagler College chapter. Besides being a student, she is a freelance designer working in branding, editorial design, and advertising. She previously interned for Load King Manufacturing as an in-house designer, and is currently interning for a St. Augustine based photographer. She has a passion for reading and writing, early jazz, and coffee, of course.
Josh is a freelance designer, photographer and illustrator. After graduating from FSU in 08’ he spent five years in New York City working in the publishing industry. For much of that time he was the Art Director for Essential Homme an international men’s fashion magazine. Now home in Jacksonville he is pursuing his own path providing creative services to various local companies such as The Resident, Arbus, The Volstead, and Crave to name a few.
Kevin is a designer at Availity, Photographer, avid collector of pieces of design history and a passionate printer. Before making the jump to in-house, he was a independent designer working with local brands such as the St. Augustine Distillery, Romanza and the Ice Plant Bar to name a few. Kevin has an appreciation for an eclectic music, local coffee and uniquely crafted cocktails.
Jacksonville native Andy Gattis is a Creative Designer at DiscoverTec, where he focuses on user experience and cutting edge web design. He’s been with AIGA Jacksonville since he was nothing more than a pup, a junior at the University of North Florida in 2009. He is obsessive about many things, including: poster design, music, Twin Peaks, horror films, WCW era professional wrestling and horrible (horrible) Sylvester Stallone movies. Andy has served AIGA Jacksonville in the programming department ever since he came onboard. If you can karaoke Meat Loaf songs with him, you will likely be friends for life.
Amanda Langenbach was born and raised in Jacksonville. After two major changes at the University of North Florida, she found her niche in graphic design. She has spent the last 4 years designing for the Shepherd agency. When she finds the time, illustration and cosplay are her “go-to” hobbies. You could describe her as an avid coffee drinker, mermaid, cat lover, costume maker, makeup hoarding hairstyle fanatic.
After a failed foray into male modeling, Armando became a freelance graphic designer and illustrator, with experience in visual identity and branding. A recent graduate of the University of North Florida, Armando spent time as an in-house creative before making the leap into full freelance design. His professional experience includes work with Bistro Aix, Ovinté, UNF Student Affairs, and the Jacksonville Association of Health Underwriters. When he has a spare moment, Armando likes playing basketball, spending way too much time(and money) at food truck rallies, and going on the roller coaster of emotions that is Jacksonville Jaguars football.
Brad is a Senior Digital Designer at EverBank. He’s been rocking the digital world as a web designer since 2009 and has worked for companies such as Shepherd Agency and Station Four, as well as a consulting for some awesome startups. Before becoming a web designer Brad served in the Army for 9 years, deploying to both Iraq and Afghanistan and is a Wounded Warrior Project alumni. He holds a degree in Web Design and Interactive Media from Art Institute and previously served in AIGA Jacksonville as Design For Good Chair.