Women today outnumber men in AIGA’s membership—as well as design schools and disciplines—yet leadership, representation, and parity remain a challenge.
Join us Tuesday, May 17 for our first Women Lead Initiative event as designer and creative thinker Ashley Heafy talks about her life and work as a designer, being on the road, and finding balance.
The AIGA Women Lead Initiative (WLI) is committed to empowering women in design and advancing the discussion on issues facing professional women today without generalizing or segregating women designers. The aim is to address persistent biases and inequities inclusively and constructively through programming around three goals:
- Celebrate the achievements of women in design.
- Cultivate awareness of gender-related issues, while building knowledge and leadership skills.
- Connect by facilitating relationships within and beyond the design industry.
Ashley Heafy is a designer and creative thinker living and working in Orlando, Florida. After graduating from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in Visual Communication, she failed to survive any additional midwest winters and made her way back to the city she’s called home most of her life. After 3 years as the in-house designer at the Orlando Museum of Art and 4 years as Art Director at a creative agency, Ashley ventured into freelance branding, illustration, print design, and photography. She spends her free time blogging at metalandhoney.com, traveling the world with her musician husband, and hanging out with her co-pilot, Miyuki (a french bulldog).
- FREE for AIGA Members & Students (a $10 "seat reservation" is required. It will be refunded at event check-in. You may cancel for a full refund 24hrs before the event if you cannot attend)
- $10 Student Non-Members
- $15 Non-Members