Laura Formanek

1. Why did you first join AIGA, and why do you continue to support AIGA?

I joined AIGA when I first moved to Des Moines to meet other artists and to learn more about the local design community. I continue to support AIGA because I believe in the value it provides designers by fostering a community of collaboration and in the impact created when designers work together.

2. What are you aiming to achieve as a board member?

I love connecting people. As the membership director, I aim to connect people with AIGA and with other designers to encourage the growth of the design community.

3. What type(s) of work do you do?

I am a freelance artist, primarily working in video. In my free time I enjoy restoring furniture and oil painting.

4. Tips for new and/or prospective AIGA members?

Don’t be shy. Come to an event and learn more about how you can get involved and how AIGA can help support what you do.