Design students, professionals and long-time colleagues from across the San Diego region were welcomed at AIGA’s recent reUNITE event. Hosted atop the rooftop deck at Urban Discovery Academy, attendees were greeted with stunning downtown views and brilliant promotional graphics designed by Cuyamaca College student, Juan Banaga.
A lively panel discussion was moderated by AIGA Fellow, Bennett Peji, and focused on making the shift from design student to professional. The panel of alumni included; Ami Ipapo-Glass, City College 2019, Mayra Favela / City College 2021, Rachel Smith, SDSU 2012, Elam Morales, SDSU 2022, Jenna Segel, PLNU 2020, Ricky Franklin, PLNU 2020, Carols Sanchez, Cuyamaca College 2018, Teresa Johnston, Cuyamaca College 2018, Aleksandr Tagunov, MiraCosta College, 2021, John Laue, MiraCosta College 2010
Dialogue spanned a diverse range of cross-disciplinary topics, with each speaker adding personal perspective from their own experiences. AIGA San Diego is already looking ahead to the 2023 UNITE event. If you are interested in being part of the planning committee, email firstname.lastname@example.org.