Sarah Spalding
Sarah currently works as a graphic designer for DDR Corp where she contributes to the company’s corporate branding and consumer facing marketing efforts. With a BFA in visual communications from the American InterContinental University in London, Sarah is intrigued by anatomical drawings from the renaissance period and is currently obsessed with gold foil embossing. When she’s not binge watching Parks and Rec on Netflix, she indulges her foodie alter ego, sampling new restaurants around town.
Nick Hafner
Vice President
Nick is a Graphic Designer and Letterpress Printer at Type Twenty Seven, a small design and letterpress studio in downtown Cleveland. Since joining Type Twenty Seven, Nick has worked on a variety of projects and held leadership roles with clients such as the Cleveland International Film Festival, Yoko Ono, and Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens. His work has been recognized in local and international competitions such as AIGA 730, and HOW International Design Awards. Prior to joining Type Twenty Seven, Nick received his BFA in Graphic Design from The Myer’s School of Art, at The University of Akron. During his education there, he was chosen to be a member of Design x Nine, an award winning in-house student run design studio.
Nikki Machado
Interactive Director
Nikki Machado is a senior graphic designer at the print and design company, Hotcards. Here she creates brand identities, magazine layouts, ecommerce websites, and multimedia marketing campaigns. After attending the University of South Carolina, she graduated from Cleveland State University with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. Nikki is looking forward to her role on the board and eager to meet new people in the Cleveland design community.
Taylor Palumbo
Working as a graphic designer, Taylor is given the opportunity to work in all different areas of design. Taylor graduated from Bowling Green State University with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design well equipped to take on any design challenges that may arise. Being able to learn, grow, and experience new things with AIGA and the design community of Cleveland, Taylor is excited to see what she can become as a designer. When Taylor is not hard at work, she enjoys black and white photography, exploring her new neighborhood of Lakewood, and spending time with family and friends.
Jennifer Vokoun
Communications Director
Jennifer Vokoun is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Walsh University in North Canton. She also serves as the Director of the Food Design Institute at Walsh University, facilitating community engagement through design thinking on food systems issues. She previously taught part-time at Kent State University and served as the Internship Coordinator for the Visual Communication Design department. Jennifer earned her BFA in Illustration from Columbus College of Art and Design and her MFA in Visual Communication Design from Kent State University. She has over 25 years experience working in graphic design, for clients including The Cleveland Orchestra and the Akron Art Museum. In 2017, Jennifer was a Design Incubation Fellow, and also participated in the AIGA + IBM F.ACT Summit in NYC, focused on design thinking facilitation activation.
Jordan Wong
Community Outreach Chair
Jordan is a graphic designer, illustrator and artist working under the name WONGFACE. He is originally from Pittsburgh and studied at California University of Pennsylvania, receiving two bachelors degrees in Graphic Design and Marketing. As a member of AIGA Pittsburgh Jordan served on the chapter’s programming committee before relocating to Cleveland in the Spring of 2015. From art exhibitions, design contracts and teaching in Pittsburgh, to his work designing the sixth Weapons of Mass Creation Fest, Jordan now works independently out of his studio in Ohio City. He specializes in illustrative work and is inspired by empowering narratives, humor and quirkiness.