Advisory Board members provide counsel for the Executive Committee, support the Board of Directors, and may even lead special initiatives themselves.
Lawrence founded the independent graphic design studio LADdesign in 2001, where he has created identity systems for clients such as The Clinton Foundation, The Beach Boys, Oliver Peoples Eyewear, and more.
Nelly Ben Hayoun
Dubbed the “Willy Wonka of Design and Science,” Nelly Ben Hayoun is an author, director, designer, critical explorer, and a fearless and passionate provocateur. A creator of extreme experiences, director of feature length movies, and collaborator with Grammy winning musicians, Nelly speaks worldwide about the value of experiential design practices in the context of outreach, community, and education.
Chris Chandler is a UX Designer with 15+ years of experience in the LA creative community. He’s led digital teams at Disney and Fandango, and currently works at Philosophie. He also teaches UX design at Santa Monica College and is the cofounder of LA-UX, the nation’s largest UX design meetup.
Sheharazad has 14 years of combined in-house design management and creative agency experience focusing on brands in the academic, healthcare, and non-profit sectors. In her current role as University Art Director, Sheharazad oversees design and brand strategy for USC.
Sarah Foelske has lived and worked in New York and Toronto before moving to Los Angeles. Sarah is currently a freelance creative who has worked for and with Wieden + Kennedy, B Reel, Mullenlowe, Laird + Partners, M•A•C Cosmetics, Deutsch, Morgans Hotel Group, Sid Lee and Bruce Mau Design.
A past AIGA LA Chapter President, Josh is the President and Creative Director of FreeAssociates, creating complete marketing systems—from the research, goal-setting, and planning stages through the design and development of highly effective brand-building tools.
A past AIGA SF Chapter President, Amy is a designer and strategist at the intersection of business, design & sustainability, comprising over a decade of experience as a creative director of Satellite Design with a human-centered approach toward strategy.
Scott is the Program Director of the Visual Arts at UCLA Extension as well as the organizer of TEDxUCLA. He was recently a member of the AIGA National Educators Steering Committee.
The founder of Keith & Co., Keith creates solutions for identity, branding, print, web, and a variety of other mediums. Previously, he worked for Ph.D, KBDA, Siegel+Gale, and Selbert Perkins Design.
Matthew is a neo-philanthropist and the founder of verynice, a global design and innovation consultancy that dedicates over 50% of its efforts toward free services for non-profit organizations.
David is a Sales Representative at Typecraft. He was named an AIGA LA Fellow in 2012. Previously, David served AIGA LA as Treasurer, Education Director, and Development Director.
Tommy Pesavento is an Addy-award-winning consultant whose clients have included tech startups, Fortune 500 companies, and Grammy-award-winning musicians. He serves as in-house brand strategy advisor for several education companies up and down the California coast.
A three-time Emmy nominee for her motion title work, Yo founded her own branding studio, Ferroconcrete, in 2006. Recently, she created LA Downtowner, a print publication covering DTLA culture.
Paul’s award-winning work is readily recognized in a range of familiar icons, from the 3M Post-it Notes logo to the San Francisco Symphony identity. He is also a past AIGA San Francisco board member.
Senior Advisory Board Members
The Senior Advisory Board is unique to our chapter. Serving ongoing, open-ended terms, they provide chapter leadership with invaluable organizational memory and experience, having been involved in the organization since its inception.
John is the founder of Looking, an interdisciplinary design studio involved in 2D, 3D, and new media design. He became an AIGA LA Fellow in 2005, and his work has been featured in Graphis, TDC, and the Communication Arts Typography Annual.
Nan is the Manager of Customer Sustainability at Veritiv. As President of the Art Director’s Club of Los Angeles, Nan was instrumental in the merger of ADLA and AIGA LA. She was named an AIGA Fellow in 2003, in honor of her many years of service.
Errol Gerson has taught Entrepreneurship at Art Center for the past 45 years. He received a BS and an MBA from USC in 1971. He spent eight years at a public accounting firm and then founded a CPA firm which he sold in 1992.
Toni was the first woman elected President of The Art Directors Club of Los Angeles. An AIGA LA Fellow and winner of several awards in major design competitions across the nation, her work is in the Permanent Collection of the Library of Congress.