Thank You!
Common Grounds
&
The Fresh Market
Triad North Carolina
Welcome to the
State of the Chapter
Community Meeting

Triad North Carolina
President
Andy Kurtts

Triad North Carolina / The Board
President
2013
We became the official 67th chapter of AIGA
We laid a lot of ground work to make our chapter
Provided leade...
President
2014
To further reach out and connect with other
chapters to solidify NC and the South as a
creative and busines...
Vice President
Elliot Strunk

Triad North Carolina / The Board
Vice President
2013
Acting president for four months.
Supported president in day-to-day responsibilities.
Represented chap...
Vice President
2014
Help grow membership through increased
engagement with agencies and schools.
Celebrate AIGA’s 100th an...
Secretary
Rheta Whittington

Triad North Carolina / The Board
Secretary
Responsibilities:
Be present for weekly board meetings on 

Google Hangout
Record and distribute weekly board me...
Secretary
Rheta Whittington
Responsibilities continued:
Maintain the P.O. box in Kernersville and check mail
regularly
Kee...
Secretary
Goal for 2014:
!

Compile a notebook of the chapter’s official papers and
board meeting minutes

Triad North Car...
Membership Director
Lindsey Gibbs

Triad North Carolina / The Board
Membership Director
Responsibilities:
Growing the membership of our new chapter
Assisting and educating prospective member...
Membership Director
Setting membership goals for 2014:
Double our current membership and grow to 250+
Be more inclusive to...
Treasurer
Traci Naff

Triad North Carolina / The Board
Treasurer
What people think I do:

Triad North Carolina / The Board
Treasurer
What I actually do:

Triad North Carolina / The Board
Treasurer
Responsibilities: 
Receive and disburse funds
Maintain financial records
File tax return
Maintain exempt status ...
2013 Breakdown
Income
$8,718.44

Spending
$5,681.62

Events 45.6%

Events 84.9%

Membership 39.3%

Business 11.9%

Sponsor...
Event Directors
Amanda King
Stephanie Case

Triad North Carolina / The Board
Event Directors
Starting with the fall of 2012, we planned, held, or
attended approx. 29 events through AIGA and helped
to...
Event Directors
Types of events included:
Small and large socials (gatherings, Valentine’s & Christmas)
Student Portfolio ...
Event Directors
Top attendance was for the Studio Tours
in Greensboro and Winston-Salem with
both exceeding 100 attendees!...
Event Directors
Responsibilities:
Attending weekly board meetings and holding asneeded events meetings
Determining events ...
Event Directors
Responsibilities continued:
Coordinating or designing event graphics as needed
Promoting via social media
...
Event Directors
Responsibilities continued:
Helped SECCA promote events around Graphic Design
exhibit, and Elliot and Aman...
Event Directors
Plans for 2014
The programming focus for 2014 is to provide one
meaningful event each month.

Triad North ...
Event Directors
Plans for 2014:
Fresh Experiences
Hand-Lettering workshop with John Stevens 
National AIGA speaker(s)
Enga...
Event Directors
Plans for 2014 continued:
Studio Tours: Greensboro and Winston-Salem
Portfolio Review... or ReBrew!
Studen...
Event Directors
Keeping it Casual
Pop-up events are meet-ups hosted by a member,
intended to make it easy for you to rende...
Communications Director
Craig Fishel

Triad North Carolina / The Board
Communications Director
2013 in Review
• New board position
• Hit the ground running late in the year
• Overall PR plan
• ...
Communications Director
What’s coming in 2014
• Communications Team development
- Immediate needs: Twitter & Facebook
• PR...
Volunteer Director
Forrest Causby

Triad North Carolina / The Board
Volunteer Director
Accomplishments:
Currently have a roster of 40 volunteers
Created Volunteer Agreement to allow voluntee...
Volunteer Director
Goals for 2014:
Organize volunteers to better help chapter leadership
in planning and hosting events, a...
Education Directors
Mike Lawson & Shann Byrne

Triad North Carolina / The Board
Education Directors
2013 Education Activities:
!

Student Interest Meetings Conducted/Presented:
GTCC 9/5/13
UNCG 9/25/13
...
Education Directors
2013 Education Activities continued:
!

Chapters Established/Chartered:
Guilford Technical Community C...
Education Directors
2013 Education Activities continued:
Other:
Shann attended the AIGA Education conference 2013
GTCC Stu...
Education Directors
2013 Education Activities continued:
Other:
Elliot Strunk/Lindsey Gibbs Guest Presentation 

at GTCC
G...
Education Directors
2013 Education Activities continued:
Other:
GTCC student Kat Jackson presented work at 

Pecha Kucha N...
Education Directors
2014 Upcoming/Planned Education Activities:
Student Portfolio Review 5/2014
Student Portfolio Review 7...
Education Directors
2014 Upcoming/Planned Education Activities:
NCA&T Student Interest Meeting TBA
Forsyth Technical Commu...
In-House Director
Heather Allison

Triad North Carolina / The Board
In-House Director
2013:
Established non-profit status with IRS and submitted
all legal paper work with the help of our att...
In-House Director
Goals for 2014:
Provide Programming for In-House creatives
through:
A Formal speaker, hopefully on a nat...
Welcome!
Sponsorship Director
Anna Bridges

Triad North Carolina / The Board
AIGA 100

Triad North Carolina / AIGA 100
AIGA 100
100 Chairs:

Triad North Carolina / AIGA 100
AIGA 100
Our Chair:

Triad North Carolina / AIGA 100
AIGA LOCAL

•

Paula Scher at SECCA next Wednesday January 29 

at 7pm
select “Student” for $25 tickets, then put AIGA
Mem...
AIGA NATIONAL

•
•
•

January 21st was Centennial Day!
January 31st entry deadline for 

Justified: AIGA Design Competitio...
Get Involved!
•Get in touch with Forrest at volunteer@triadnc.aiga.org
•In early June you will vote for a new board
•If yo...
Thank you!
Triad
North Carolina
Keep in touch...
Like our Facebook Page: AIGA Triad North Carolina
Join our LinkedIn Group: AIGA Tria...
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AIGA Triad NC State of the Chapter 2013-2014 Presentation

  1. 1. Thank You! Common Grounds & The Fresh Market Triad North Carolina
  2. 2. Welcome to the State of the Chapter Community Meeting Triad North Carolina
  3. 3. President Andy Kurtts Triad North Carolina / The Board
  4. 4. President 2013 We became the official 67th chapter of AIGA We laid a lot of ground work to make our chapter Provided leadership and vision to our growing chapter Connection with national office Set agendas and call weekly board meetings Met with various groups about AIGA “The Best AIGA Chapter in the Nation” • • • • • • • Triad North Carolina / The Board
  5. 5. President 2014 To further reach out and connect with other chapters to solidify NC and the South as a creative and business hub Connect our chapter with business community Make sure our vision aligns with the broader AIGA national vision Work to refine our chapter’s mission • • • • Triad North Carolina / The Board
  6. 6. Vice President Elliot Strunk Triad North Carolina / The Board
  7. 7. Vice President 2013 Acting president for four months. Supported president in day-to-day responsibilities. Represented chapter at national retreat. Helped coordinate Design Week activities. Pitched AIGA to schools via speaking engagements Attended national conference in Philadelphia 100 Years liaison Assisted with chapter support materials (website, 
 t-shirts, chair, communications strategy) • • • • • • • • Triad North Carolina / The Board
  8. 8. Vice President 2014 Help grow membership through increased engagement with agencies and schools. Celebrate AIGA’s 100th anniversary in a 
 meaningful way. Quality content via communications and social media. Lay foundation for regional conference of some sort. Adopt a community project that can be influenced through power of design. • • • • • Triad North Carolina / The Board
  9. 9. Secretary Rheta Whittington Triad North Carolina / The Board
  10. 10. Secretary Responsibilities: Be present for weekly board meetings on 
 Google Hangout Record and distribute weekly board meeting minutes Serve as administrator of the AIGA Triad NC 
 email accounts • • • Triad North Carolina / The Board
  11. 11. Secretary Rheta Whittington Responsibilities continued: Maintain the P.O. box in Kernersville and check mail regularly Keep the board member contact list current Receive and forward any messages called into the chapter’s phone number • • • Triad North Carolina / The Board
  12. 12. Secretary Goal for 2014: ! Compile a notebook of the chapter’s official papers and board meeting minutes Triad North Carolina / The Board
  13. 13. Membership Director Lindsey Gibbs Triad North Carolina / The Board
  14. 14. Membership Director Responsibilities: Growing the membership of our new chapter Assisting and educating prospective members Attending all weekly board meetings Providing updated membership reports Collaborating and assisting other board members 
 on all membership issues • • • • • Triad North Carolina / The Board
  15. 15. Membership Director Setting membership goals for 2014: Double our current membership and grow to 250+ Be more inclusive to all areas of design centric communities • • Triad North Carolina / The Board
  16. 16. Treasurer Traci Naff Triad North Carolina / The Board
  17. 17. Treasurer What people think I do: Triad North Carolina / The Board
  18. 18. Treasurer What I actually do: Triad North Carolina / The Board
  19. 19. Treasurer Responsibilities:  Receive and disburse funds Maintain financial records File tax return Maintain exempt status requirements  • • • • Triad North Carolina / The Board
  20. 20. 2013 Breakdown Income $8,718.44 Spending $5,681.62 Events 45.6% Events 84.9% Membership 39.3% Business 11.9% Sponsorship 14.2% Other 3.2% Other 0.9% Triad North Carolina / The Board
  21. 21. Event Directors Amanda King Stephanie Case Triad North Carolina / The Board
  22. 22. Event Directors Starting with the fall of 2012, we planned, held, or attended approx. 29 events through AIGA and helped to promote 7 community events for a total of 36 events we were involved with as a chapter.  Triad North Carolina / The Board
  23. 23. Event Directors Types of events included: Small and large socials (gatherings, Valentine’s & Christmas) Student Portfolio Review with High Point University Guest speakers of local designers and illustrators, social media experts, paper reps and GFDA (national speakers) Studio Tours in Gboro and Winston-Salem (Spring & Fall) Amanda attended national leadership retreat in Philly; helped organize the retreat for our board Adobe Workshop-Creative Cloud Design Week (including a studio tour and logo competition) • • • • • • • Triad North Carolina / The Board
  24. 24. Event Directors Top attendance was for the Studio Tours in Greensboro and Winston-Salem with both exceeding 100 attendees! Triad North Carolina / The Board
  25. 25. Event Directors Responsibilities: Attending weekly board meetings and holding asneeded events meetings Determining events for the year Coordinating all event details for speakers, venues, food, decorations Working with the treasurer to establish and work within budgets for events Entering event details in Eventbrite • • • • • Triad North Carolina / The Board
  26. 26. Event Directors Responsibilities continued: Coordinating or designing event graphics as needed Promoting via social media Designing and promoting e-newsletters and e-notes Managing volunteers  For Design Week, we built a website promoting all the events Arranging sponsorships as needed • • • • • • Triad North Carolina / The Board
  27. 27. Event Directors Responsibilities continued: Helped SECCA promote events around Graphic Design exhibit, and Elliot and Amanda were involved with initial meetings contributing to their programming ideas around the exhibit • Triad North Carolina / The Board
  28. 28. Event Directors Plans for 2014 The programming focus for 2014 is to provide one meaningful event each month. Triad North Carolina / The Board
  29. 29. Event Directors Plans for 2014: Fresh Experiences Hand-Lettering workshop with John Stevens  National AIGA speaker(s) Engaging In-house Designers Why learn code? Designer/Developer Summit  Business of Design: Client Relations, 
 Entrepreneurship, etc. AIGA 100 (Events around Centennial) • • • • • • • Triad North Carolina / The Board
  30. 30. Event Directors Plans for 2014 continued: Studio Tours: Greensboro and Winston-Salem Portfolio Review... or ReBrew! Student Driven Event Design Month in October (Instead of Design Week) GFDA • • • • • Triad North Carolina / The Board
  31. 31. Event Directors Keeping it Casual Pop-up events are meet-ups hosted by a member, intended to make it easy for you to rendezvous with other members. • Triad North Carolina / The Board
  32. 32. Communications Director Craig Fishel Triad North Carolina / The Board
  33. 33. Communications Director 2013 in Review • New board position • Hit the ground running late in the year • Overall PR plan • Design Week PR plan • Solid results for Design Week ! Triad North Carolina / The Board
  34. 34. Communications Director What’s coming in 2014 • Communications Team development - Immediate needs: Twitter & Facebook • PR seminars for interested AIGA members • Review/Revise/Institute 2014 PR plan • Promote the chapter and its events in local and regional media …Publicize, Publicize Publicize!!! Triad North Carolina / The Board
  35. 35. Volunteer Director Forrest Causby Triad North Carolina / The Board
  36. 36. Volunteer Director Accomplishments: Currently have a roster of 40 volunteers Created Volunteer Agreement to allow volunteers to 
 attend events at reduced-cost With Events/Programming, put on major events 
 requiring volunteers such as studio tours, design 
 exhibits, Adobe CC training, parties/socials, and lectures • • • Triad North Carolina / The Board
  37. 37. Volunteer Director Goals for 2014: Organize volunteers to better help chapter leadership in planning and hosting events, and communicating happenings in the chapter Work with Craig to organize a Communications Team Work with Amanda and Stephanie to organize an Events Team Identify and train successor for position • • • • Triad North Carolina / The Board
  38. 38. Education Directors Mike Lawson & Shann Byrne Triad North Carolina / The Board
  39. 39. Education Directors 2013 Education Activities: ! Student Interest Meetings Conducted/Presented: GTCC 9/5/13 UNCG 9/25/13 HPU  10/8/13 • • • Triad North Carolina / The Board
  40. 40. Education Directors 2013 Education Activities continued: ! Chapters Established/Chartered: Guilford Technical Community College Student Chapter High Point University Student Chapter ! • • ! Student Community Interaction Events: CreativeBlend 9/5/13 • Triad North Carolina / The Board
  41. 41. Education Directors 2013 Education Activities continued: Other: Shann attended the AIGA Education conference 2013 GTCC Students Created Table Centerpieces For SECCA’s “GD:NIP” Exhibition AIGA assisted with HPU Portfolio Reviews 5/13 AIGA membership promoted/attended 
 GTCC Portfolio Day • • • • Triad North Carolina / The Board
  42. 42. Education Directors 2013 Education Activities continued: Other: Elliot Strunk/Lindsey Gibbs Guest Presentation 
 at GTCC GTCC Student AIGA presented GJ Nelson Guest Lecture at GTCC GTCC students field-trip to SECCA’s “GD:NIP” HPU students field-trip to SECCA’s “GD:NIP” • • • • Triad North Carolina / The Board
  43. 43. Education Directors 2013 Education Activities continued: Other: GTCC student Kat Jackson presented work at 
 Pecha Kucha Night: AIGA Triad NC Design Week AIGA Student Members acted as volunteers at several chapter events: GFDA, Studio Tours, 
 Before & After, etc. • • Triad North Carolina / The Board
  44. 44. Education Directors 2014 Upcoming/Planned Education Activities: Student Portfolio Review 5/2014 Student Portfolio Review 7/2014 student-focused guest speaker/panel event 
 Fall 2014 Student Welcome Back/Mixer: All Colleges Together Event Fall 2014 WSSU Student Interest Meeting TBA • • • • • Triad North Carolina / The Board
  45. 45. Education Directors 2014 Upcoming/Planned Education Activities: NCA&T Student Interest Meeting TBA Forsyth Technical Community College Student Interest Meeting TBA Behance Portfolio Review Collaboration? • • • Triad North Carolina / The Board
  46. 46. In-House Director Heather Allison Triad North Carolina / The Board
  47. 47. In-House Director 2013: Established non-profit status with IRS and submitted all legal paper work with the help of our attorney Finalized the chapter by-laws • • Triad North Carolina / The Board
  48. 48. In-House Director Goals for 2014: Provide Programming for In-House creatives through: A Formal speaker, hopefully on a national scale Informal discussions with coffee or lunch breaks on semi-regular basis Work to establish a more robust on-line community for resources for in-house creatives • • • • Triad North Carolina / The Board
  49. 49. Welcome! Sponsorship Director Anna Bridges Triad North Carolina / The Board
  50. 50. AIGA 100 Triad North Carolina / AIGA 100
  51. 51. AIGA 100 100 Chairs: Triad North Carolina / AIGA 100
  52. 52. AIGA 100 Our Chair: Triad North Carolina / AIGA 100
  53. 53. AIGA LOCAL • Paula Scher at SECCA next Wednesday January 29 
 at 7pm select “Student” for $25 tickets, then put AIGA Member in the comments field Andrew Blauvelt at SECCA February 21st at 7pm FREE! • • • Triad North Carolina / AIGA National
  54. 54. AIGA NATIONAL • • • January 21st was Centennial Day! January 31st entry deadline for 
 Justified: AIGA Design Competition October 23-24 Gain: AIGA Design and 
 Business Conference, NYC Triad North Carolina / AIGA National
  55. 55. Get Involved! •Get in touch with Forrest at volunteer@triadnc.aiga.org •In early June you will vote for a new board •If you are interested in becoming a board member we will 
 be hosting a interest meeting in March Triad North Carolina / Get Involved
  56. 56. Thank you!
  57. 57. Triad North Carolina Keep in touch... Like our Facebook Page: AIGA Triad North Carolina Join our LinkedIn Group: AIGA Triad North Carolina Follow us on Twitter: @AIGATriadNC
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