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Midwestern Region

Learn About The Midwestern Region

The Midwestern Region of the Graphic Artists Guild provides an ever-expanding range of resources and opportunities for Guild members in Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas whose backgrounds span various artistic disciplines and skill levels. We are here to provide a voice for students, associates and professional artists so we can improve our profession together.

When becoming a member of the Graphic Artists Guild you will also become affiliated with one of five Guild Regions.

Once a member you will receive mailings and communications from the National office including your copy of Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing and Ethical Guidelines, our quarterly print newsletter titled Guild News, a monthly email which is a digest of articles and interviews from our blog, and updates about member benefits including webinar registration deadlines.

Your Regional communications will keep you posted about local events to benefit your communication design career including lectures, skills training and networking events.

Please email Paula Hinkle, National Administrative Director for the Graphic Artists Guild to learn your regional affiliation  and to receive the Guild email newsletter which includes local and national events: membership@graphicartistsguild.org

The Midwestern Region of the Graphic Artists Guild is seeking an interim Regional Representative.

The Midwestern Region of the Graphic Artists Guild is seeking Full Professional Guild Members who are interested in acting as interim Regional Representative (The first term will be for just a few months). 

List of Responsibilities for Regional reps:

- Help plan events for region - virtual or in person

- Provide at least two Communications for region

    - Attend National Board meetings

    - Communicate Regional needs to National Board

- Communicate to region appropriate news and activities from National and/or other regions

- Volunteer for 2-3 ad hoc committees over the year

If you would like to be considered as a Rep for the Midwestern Region or know someone you think would be perfect, send an email outlining Guild experience, reason for interest in this position and any additional information that is pertinent to the Representative position contact Cindy at midwestern@graphicartistsguild.org.

Events

Midwestern Region - Virtual Chat

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT
Via Adobe Connect

What I've Learned from the Guild
We'll discuss what you've learned as a member of the Guild that helps you in your profession.

Share your favorite resources with the group!

November Chat

We will be getting together with the Eastern, Southern, New England, and Western Regions. 
RSVP to Cindy at: midwestern@graphicartistsguild.org for log-in and call-in information.


Recent Past Events

Midwestern Region - Virtual Chat

Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT
Via Adobe Connect

Work for Hire

We'll discuss why "Work for Hire" is a bad practice for Artists.

Share your favorite resources with the group!

October Chat

We will be getting together with the Eastern, Southern, New England, and Western Regions. 
RSVP to Cindy at: midwestern@graphicartistsguild.org for log-in and call-in information.


Midwestern Region - Virtual Chat

Thursday, September 7th, 2017 at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT
Via Adobe Connect

Work/Life Balance - How do YOU handle doing it all?

Discuss your techniques for avoiding burn out. 
How do you juggle the demands of family, business, volunteering, etc., and still have time for relaxation or socializing?

Is spreading yourself too thin an occupational hazard?

Share your favorite resources with the group!

September Chat

We will be getting together with the Eastern, Southern, New England, and Western Regions. 
RSVP to Cindy at: midwestern@graphicartistsguild.org for log-in and call-in information.


Midwestern Region - Virtual Chat

Thursday, August 10th, 2017 at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT
Via Adobe Connect

We will be getting together with the Eastern, Southern, New England, and Western Regions. 
RSVP to Cindy at: midwestern@graphicartistsguild.org for log-in and call-in information.


Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT
Via Adobe Connect

Working Independently: What are your experiences?

We will be getting together with the Eastern, Southern, New England, and Western Regions. 
RSVP to Cindy at: midwestern@graphicartistsguild.org for log-in and call-in information.


All-Region Virtual Chat

Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT
Via Adobe Connect

What have you been working on lately?

Diane Barton image for Virtual Chat.

We will be getting together with the Eastern, Southern, New England, and Western Regions. 
RSVP to Cindy at: midwestern@graphicartistsguild.org for log-in and call-in information.


All-Region Virtual Chat

Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT
Via Adobe Connect

Conventions: Good or Bad for Business? What are your experiences?

Ian Castruita Comic for Virtual Chat.

We will be getting together with the Eastern, Southern, New England, and Western Regions. 
RSVP to Cindy at: midwestern@graphicartistsguild.org for log-in and call-in information.


Midwestern Region - Virtual Chat

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT
Via Adobe Connect

Share your "Crazy Client" stories.

Banner Image for April Virtual Chat - Ian Castruita

We will be getting together with the Eastern, New England, Southern and Western Regions. 

RSVP to Paula at: midwestern@graphicartistsguild.org for log-in and call-in information.


Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT
Via Adobe Connect

Banner image for All-Region Virtual Chat

We will be getting together with the Eastern, New England, Southern and Western Regions. Share with other creative professionals strategies or tools you use to make your own luck.

RSVP to Paula at: midwestern@graphicartistsguild.org for log-in and call-in information.


Midwestern Region - Virtual Chat

Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT
Via Adobe Connect

Banner image for All-Region Virtual Chat

We will be getting together with the Eastern, New England, Southern and Western Regions. Share with other creative professionals what you LOVE about what you do. 

RSVP to Paula at: midwestern@graphicartistsguild.org for log-in and call-in information.


Midwestern Region - Virtual Chat

Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT
Via Adobe Connect

Banner image for All-Region Virtual Chat
Banner by Lori Patton O'Hara

As another new year rolls in, we tend to sit back and assess our goals and aspirations to either realign, or come up with a new set of plans. Join us for our New Year virtual chat on Thursday, January 5th at 7PM ET to share your goals that you've set for 2017 to catapult yourselves forward in creativity, business, or personally. Don’t have goals to share? Not to worry – All are welcome!

RSVP to Paula at: midwestern@graphicartistsguild.org for log-in and call-in information.


Midwestern Region - Virtual Chat

Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT
Via Adobe Connect

Banner image for All-Region Virtual Chat

Join Graphic Artists Guild Region members from all Regions for a virtual get-together.
We will be getting together with the Eastern, Southern, New England, and Western Regions. This is an opportunity to get to know members from across the country, share ideas or discuss your horror stories.

RSVP to Paula at: midwestern@graphicartistsguild.org for log-in and call-in information.


Midwestern Region - Virtual Chat

Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT
Via Adobe Connect

Banner image for All-Region Virtual Chat

Join Graphic Artists Guild Region members from all Regions for a virtual get-together.
We will be getting together with the Eastern, Southern, New England, and Western Regions. This is an opportunity to get to know members from across the country, share ideas or discuss your horror stories.

RSVP to Paula at: midwestern@graphicartistsguild.org for log-in and call-in information.

Contact

Cindy Hardy
Midwestern Region

 

 

Regions

Eastern Region
Midwestern Region
New England Region
Southern Region
Western Region


Eastern Region Icon

Eastern Region

November 2, 2017
Virtual Chat
Adobe Connect


Midwestern Region Icon

Midwestern Region

November 2, 2017
Virtual Chat
Adobe Connect


New England Region Icon

New England Region

November 2, 2017
Virtual Chat
Adobe Connect


Southern Region Icon

Southern Region

November 2, 2017
Virtual Chat
Adobe Connect


Western Region Icon

Western Region

November 2, 2017
Virtual Chat
Adobe Connect


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 Nicole Fleming-Hamlin

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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