From our 2013 Event
American Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF)
Robyn Short is an experienced designer, tech guru and a self-declared original, with a passion for creativity. Robyn, a resident of Maryland, holds a BS in Graphic Design from Philadelphia University. Her ambition and education lead to many opportunities to include several graphic design positions throughout the DC Metro area. To view samples of Robyn’s great work, see http://www.behance.net/allthings
Alan Sciulli currently serves as the CEO of CO2 Productions and brings over 15 years of production management experience. It is his vision of enriching the customer experience by offering full back-end support to businesses both large and small. Whether you are part of an agency or a small business, Alan believes that quality is not driven by budget. It is that mantra that drives CO2 Productions today. Alan has served as President of the Production Club of Washington and has held Vice President and Director roles in some of the most respected agencies in Washington, DC. He has helped many brands both locally and internationally produce a wide range of products. Alan has won many awards for excellence in print and graphic communications. Learn more about Alan and CO2 Productions here: http://www.co2productions.com/CO2/CO2_Productions_LLC.html.
The Evelyn Grace Foundation
Whether it was drawing Mötley Crüe album covers or updating the art on his skateboards, Josh Cancel has been designing since his early childhood. Not knowing it would lead to fulfilling career, Josh first learned to design on his Commodore 64 at the wise old age of 8. Since then, Josh has gone on to hone and expand his passion for design to include graphic design, corporate branding, copy writing, production, front end web design and back end development. With over 10 years of professional experience under his belt, he still considers himself a student and continues learn impactful design.
Tiffany Reed picked up a sketchpad and pencil when she was a child and has nurtured her love of images and color ever since. Her passion for art grew into a love for design when she attended Old Dominion University as a Drawing & Design major and Art History minor. When she’s not burning the midnight oil in her studio, located in Norfolk, Virginia, she can be found trying new recipes, having solo dance parties, and watching really bad reality television. Tiffany has recently started iamtiff Creative and has hit the ground running officially since January 2010. Clients like Fandango and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition kept Tiffany busy and inspired. In addition to being a freelance graphic & web designer, Tiffany is also the Media Director for Lighthouse Assembly of God and a mom to “The Princess”. She continues to look for clients to inspire while being inspired by her clients. Learn more about her and iamtiff Creative here: http://www.iamtiff.com/whoiam.html
Ellen Errico is an award-winning graphic designer who’s been working in the Metro DC area for over 12 years for a variety of industries including trade associations, non-profits, finance, education and the federal government. She is am currently working for the United States Senate as a graphics specialist where she most recently designed a luncheon invite and program honoring first lady Michelle Obama. Ellen’s areas of expertise are publications, books, web sites, logos, brochures, and conference and event materials. When she’s not designing, Ellen likes to cook gourmet meals, catch up on her favorite TV shows, and take lots of pictures with her Canon SLR. Ellen currently lives in Woodbridge, VA with her husband John and our two over-fed and spoiled cats.
Robert Ciconte is an award winning web developer/designer with over 18 years of experience working on a wide range of sites and projects. With a background in fine art, graphic design and data management, Robert has made a career of bridging the gap between a good aesthetic and function. He consistently brings the benefits of the web to solve complex problems. Currently he serves as the senior web developer for the U.S. Energy Information Administration inside the Department of Energy. Robert is utilizing cutting edge data visualizations and interactivity to bring energy statistics to the masses. Check out his portfolio at: http://www.beatboxmedia.com
Janeen Jones is a designer in the visuals department of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Before joining The Chronicle, she worked at Politico, where she was a designer for the company’s newspaper, magazines and advertorials. She has also worked at several other newspapers in various capacities, including as a copy editor, reporter and news editor. In her spare time, Janeen enjoys exploring D.C. and all of its museums and attractions.
Ayisha Thompson is a marketing communications and social media professional with over six years of experience. Currently a marketing associate for a top renewable energy company, Ayisha is responsible for supporting all areas of marketing including content development, collateral design, event management and social media outreach. With prior experience working in marketing and public relations for several top brands in the fashion industry including Christopher Cashmere, Rainbow LLC and Limited Brands, Ayisha has an extensive background in communications and design and is always eager to share her talents and resources. She has collaborated with various nonprofit and for-profit organizations to strengthen their marketing platforms and produce timeless events. Ayisha holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and an Associates degree in Applied Science from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
George Chiesa brings brands to life by introducing special effects, movement and animation to logos and brands that offer a new, exciting level of emotion and impact. Combining film, graphic design and animation, motion media artists approach design with a kinetic gesture. Information is brought to life through inspired metaphors with smooth transitions and transformation. Motion media simply put, is media in motion. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, George is an award winning designer and master of the cutting edge software After Effects. After a stint in Germany honing his skills, George returned to the states where, in his free time, he takes on the persona VJ Faceless, producing live music projection and visualization for concerts and events.
Goodwill of Greater Washington
Laura Chaves is an interactive designer with development chops. With over 14 years experience in the industry, Laura works with clients to visually translate their goals into powerful marketing tools. She is an enthusiastic problem solver and dedicated communicator, recognized for her creative flair and high caliber work ethic. Laura has an ability to bridge a variety of design disciplines and is accomplished in a comprehensive field of digital and print media encompassing all phases of project design, HTML and CSS development, project management and team coordination.
Britney Lauren Vest
Britney Vest is a graphic designer and photographer currently living and working in the DC Metropolitan area. When not in DC, she travels back to her home in Southern California. Having grown up in a military family, Britney has lived all over the United States, including California, Arizona, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia. Frequent moves and a military lifestyle led Britney to a love of travel, adventure and the ability to make friends anywhere. Britney graduated from George Mason University in 2009 with a B.F.A in Art and Visual Technology with a concentration in Graphic Design and a minor in Multimedia. When away from her iMac, Britney enjoys running, shopping, baking cupcakes and the beach.
Roy Best is a simple graphic designer, illustrator with big dreams. He loves comic book art and the creative nature of board games. He attended Nassau Community College and Towson University for graphic design. His artistic name is Artie Best. You can find samples of his spirited works at https://www.facebook.com/I.Am.Artie.Best and on http://instagram.com/artiebest#. Roy is a first time volunteer for GOOD by DESIGN and said, “I’m excited to be here and apart of the amazing event!”
Jennifer Keating of Mightyjendesign.com is DC-based senior design professional who specializes in putting the strategic message at the heart of design aesthetics; creating functional and effective pieces that deliver information beautifully. She is adept at finding design solutions that engage users in their “comfort zone” medium to enlighten and motivate them while keeping her client’s key objectives at the core. Jennifer’s colleagues regard her as a cheerful team player who is tech-savvy and an insightful brainstormer. She escaped from her roots in the frozen tundra of the Midwest and holds a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
A graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Keshia Pace currently works as a freelance graphic designer whose primary focus is in branding and identity systems. She has worked with many local non-profits, small businesses and entrepreneurs, helping them with their design and branding needs. Keshia is also looking for full-time employment in branding and marketing design. Her one-woman design outfit, Chromapit Designs, can be found online at http://chromapit.tumblr.com/.