Thank you to all members who voted on the 2021-2023 AIGA Minnesota Board of Directors. We are pleased to announce our new (and continuing) members that have been elected to serve on the organization’s board effective immediately. Congratulations!

New Officers and Directors

Officers and directors are elected by the membership and form the majority of the board, fulfilling positions within specific areas of expertise for the benefit of the membership. Officers and directors are entrusted with voting rights and typically serve 2-year terms.

  • Carissa MacLennan, Officer, Secretary

Carissa is a graphic designer in-house at Patterson Dental, where she pushes the creative boundaries of an established industry and shares inspiration, tips, and productivity hacks with her teammates on the regular. In her spare time, she runs Sunday Soap Co., a bath & body company, where she explores chemistry, art, and entrepreneurialism.She is self-described as infinitely curious and has a revolving list of hobbies and things to learn. When she’s not taking on yet another hobby, she enjoys spending time with her husband, new baby, and two rescue cats. She is passionate about animal welfare, mental health, and women’s issues.

  • Matthew Lowe, Director, Communications
Matt’s weekdays are spent designing and building brands, websites, animations, and all manner of colorful things for clients under the pseudonym Check One Two. This, however, is just a way to trick people into believing he’s a contributing member of society. When the weekend rolls around, his true self is revealed—Hot Dog Trombone. This meat-clad character wanders amongst the nightclubs of the Midwest with Porky’s Groove Machine entertaining whoever will listen. 

New Associate Directors

Associate directors are appointed by majority vote of the board of directors and serve the board within a specific function, usually by representing a particular membership affinity group or by performing a special assignment. Associate directors do not have voting rights and normally serve for 1- or 2-year terms.

  • Jhoselin Dominguez, Associate Director, Communications

Jojo is a graduate of Fort Hayes State University and relocated to Minnesota after attending AIGA Minnesota’s Portfolio 1-on-1 event. Jojo believes her skills and interest in storytelling will be beneficial to the organization and lead to more online engagement. She looks forward to being a part of the positive change AIGA is pursuing and appreciate the sense of community the organization has to offer.

About board elections

Several times each year, AIGA Minnesota welcomes new members to serve on its board of directors and lead efforts to shape the direction of the organization. For the term beginning January 1, 2021, a nominating committee recommended a slate of nominees for consideration of open officer- and director‑level positions on the board. The slate was approved for ratification by a vote of the organization’s Supporting, Sustaining, Design Leader, and Trustee‑level members. Non‑voting associate directors are appointed by a majority vote of the board.

About the AIGA Minnesota Board of Directors

Governance of a membership organization requires a solid commitment from dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers with a variety of talents and attributes. For AIGA Minnesota, the board of directors is one of its distinct assets that serves and protects the brand and legacy of the organization. The board ideally represents a cross-section of thought leadership across the design profession, with each member taking charge of an area specifically suited to his or her talents and interests in order to benefit the full membership.

Want to help shape the future of the Minnesota chapter?

AIGA Minnesota is a 100% volunteer-run nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and in the past 12 months more than 100 AIGA members have volunteered for the chapter in some capacity giving freely of their time, expertise and resources. Their passion is the lifeblood of the organization. Contact us for more information on how you can get involved either by serving on the Chapter board or by volunteering to support various Chapter programming and initiatives throughout the year. We’re always looking for local design leaders and enthusiasts to step up and commit to a term of service to help shape the future of the Minnesota chapter.