Perfect Pairs

It’s often said that two heads are better than one. Where would Bert be without Ernie? Thelma without Louise? Bill without Ted? Please join AIGA DC as we raise a glass and toast our own dynamic duos.


The photos are up on Flickr — check them out.

Registration for Perfect Pairs is now closed. We are at capacity and will not take new registrations at the door. 

Event Description

Join AIGA DC for a night of great storytelling and inspiration. Three of DC’s creative couples discuss what it’s like to share a workspace, business, home and calling with their significant others. After presentations by each pair, all three couples will be invited back on stage for a Q&A session. The conversation will be followed by another perfect pairing—wine & chocolate—providing an opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow creatives.

Please arrive a few minutes early to allow time for a security check and registration.

Creative Couples

Antonio Alcalá & Helen McNiell
Studio A
Antonio and Helen are the principals of Studio A. They specialize in the creation of quality books and other printed materials for publishers and museums. Their designs are rich in content, visually innovative, substantive and successful. 

Lisa Catalone-Castro & Rodolfo Castro
Catalone Design Co.
Lisa and Rodolfo are the president and creative director, respectively, of Catalone Design Co. Their firm is dedicated to developing creative communications, bringing a spirit of innovation, a professional approach, and a passion for great design to all of their work. For all clients, the promise is the same: Catalone Design delivers compelling communications that achieve results.

Jeff Fabian & Sam Shelton
Jeff and Sam are both principals and creative directors of KINETIK. Since 1988, KINETIK has collaborated with their clients to achieve goals through thoughtful integration of strategy and design. The team is passionate about design and its ability to be a powerful, positive influence on society. KINETIK imagines unique opportunities and delivers compelling results—exceptional solutions that tell the stories their clients want to tell.


Sonya Gavankar
Ms. Gavankar is a television personality who can be seen hosting programs on PBS, BGTV, and MHz Networks. She serves as the face of the Newseum by hosting live interview programs, appearing in video installations, video blogs and game shows.

Members: $10
Nonmembers: $25

AIGA contact/organizer: Rica Rosario
Event creative by: TJ Cichecki

When & Where
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Weber Shandwick
733 10th St NW
5th floor
Washington, DC 20001