Based on an extraordinarily strong pool of nominations, the 2021 AIGA DC Nominating Committee has selected a slate to fill open seats on the Board of Directors for a two-year term through June 15, 2023. The term begins July 1, 2021.
Consistent with our commitment to community and principles of transparency, the following slate of candidates is submitted to the membership for ratification.
Proposed Slate: 2021 Oncoming Board Members
Ariana Rodriguez Gitler
DC Design Week Deputy Director
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A Maryland native, Ariana is a project manager and strategist for product and service design engagements with a background in graphic design and content production. Since returning to the DMV after college, she has worked for various nonprofit organizations including PBS and Pew Research Center. Currently she’s a Digital Producer at AFS Digital Studio/Fjord, working with federal agency clients. She lives with her plant babies and is either crafting, baking, or party planning in her free time.
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Glennette Clark is a design researcher for the United States Digital Service, a non-partisan technology group in the Executive Office of the President. Glennette brings human-centered design practices to federal agencies including the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). She is an adjunct professor with MICA’s Design Leadership program.
She is the Founder of UXCamps DC & NYC and a member of the District of Columbia Innovation & Technology Inclusion Council. Glennette has a Strategic Design MBA from Thomas Jefferson University and a BA in Journalism from Howard University.
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Nabi Bilal is a graphic artist and creative director. He has published and illustrated four children’s books, served as the lead animator for a feature film, workshopped with Sesame Street, and is currently developing a series of short films that examine the intersection of religion, politics, and American society. A longtime artistpreneur, he’s the co-founder of CreativeJunkFood, a multimedia creative studio that focuses on animation/video, branding & design, and murals & art installations. He enjoys practicing the ukulele and is a firm believer that teamwork makes the dream work.
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Amanda Bantug is a US-born and Philippines-raised multimedia artist with more than a decade of experience. To tell compelling stories, she uses a broad range of media: from video to graphic design, to animation. Her multicultural background lends her a unique perspective and helps her communicate to and for diverse audiences. Passionate about art and learning, Amanda is always expanding her podcasts and reading lists. In her spare time, you can find her crocheting stuffed toys, playing board and video games, or trying out new recipes.
Design for Good Chair
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Kathryn is a senior management consultant and graphic designer for M2 Strategy. During work hours, she is often designing infographics and presentations. In her free time, she can be found reading or listening to books, running, watching the latest movies, or hosting game nights with friends. She has volunteered on the AIGA DC CreateAthon committee for the past two years. She is excited about the opportunity to join the AIGA DC board in a role where she can continue to help plan and evolve this event while also engaging more with AIGA DC as a whole.
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Silvia Script is a Senior User Experience and Interface Designer with a communication design background from Carnegie Mellon University, Corcoran College of Art + Design, and Rhode Island School of Design. She leads experience and interface direction at Publicis Sapient for various health, federal and commercial clients.
Silvia is known for her innovative solutions to complex problems that are functional and visually aesthetic. She has designed iOS applications featured in the Apple App Store’s Best New Apps, Lifestyle, Productivity and Sports categories. She is a passionate educator and committed to mentoring aspiring designers.
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Lauren works as a service designer at Steampunk, a human-centered design firm serving the federal government. She is also a founding editor of Springer’s AI and Ethics journal and an editor for Data and Policy, an open access journal with Cambridge University Press. She has written for Harvard Data Science Review, Financial Times, and The Guardian, among other publications. In her spare time, Lauren loves running, fostering dogs, and serving on the Board of Alumni and Friends of The London School of Economics, where she was elected Vice President in 2021.