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Lara J. Kisielewska

Vice President

Lara Kisielewska headshotLara founded Optimum Design & Consulting in 1992 after completing a BS Degree in Graphic Communications Management and Technology and working toward a Masters in Magazine Publication Management from New York University (NYU).

Since 1992, Lara has been an active member of the New York Chapters of both the Graphic Artists Guild and the National Association of Woman Business Owners. She was Chapter President of each organization in the early 2000s, and has been on the National Board of the Guild since 1998, most recently as National Secretary from 2005–12.
 
Lara held a seat on the Advisory Board of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) for five years and teaches a hands-on workshop called How to Start a Graphic Design Business for a variety of local colleges and organizations. She has also spoken at NYU on the challenges of keeping a business alive in troubled times and is a frequent guest lecturer at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. 

Regions

Eastern Region
Midwestern Region
New England Region
Southern Region
Western Region


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Eastern Region

June 1, 2017
Virtual Chat
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Midwestern Region

June 1, 2017
Virtual Chat
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New England Region

June 1, 2017
Virtual Chat
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Southern Region

June 1, 20177
Virtual Chat
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Western Region

June 1, 2017
Virtual Chat
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Help Form a Networking Group in your Region

New England

The New England Region Includes; Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire.

If you are interested in helping plan an event in one of these areas, contact your regional administrator, Carolyn Wirth.

Eastern

The Eastern Region Includes; New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina

If you are interested in helping plan an event in one of these areas, contact your regional administrator, Simone Jemmott.

Southern

The Southern Region Includes; Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas

If you are interested in helping plan an event in one of these areas, contact your regional administrator Paula Hinkle

Midwestern

The Midwestern Region Includes; Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas.

If you are interested in helping plan an event in one of these areas, contact your regional administrator  Cindy Hardy

Western

The Western Region Includes; Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California, Alaska and Hawaii

If you are interested in helping plan an event in one of these areas, contact your regional administrator KJ Bateman


Volunteer!

Do you want to hang out with your creative colleagues? Learn new skills? Broaden your network? Sharpen your business expertise? You can do all this AND be part of an essential organization, pooling our resources to improve working conditions for all artists. Just contact your Regional Administrator.


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