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Southern Region

 

Learn About The Southern Region

The Southern Region provides an ever-expanding range of resources and opportunities for Guild members in Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas 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 of the Graphic Artists Guild and to receive the Guild email newsletter which includes local and national events: membership@graphicartistsguild.org


The Southern Region Rep., Yanique DaCosta

Yanique DaCosta

Born in Jamaica and migrated to the United States in pursuits of educational advancements, serial entrepreneur Yanique DaCosta received her Associate's Degree in Graphic Design, Bachelor's Degree in Studio Arts and Master's of Fine Arts in Media Design. 

Yanique is an eager member of the Guild. She is ready to play active rolls within the organization while holding title of Southern Region Representative.

“As a millennial creative, I have found that our generation lacks the resources we need to remove ourselves from the starving artist lifestyle. The Guild can help young Graphic Artists, such as myself, find a clear path through the cobwebs of the Art business. I want to help get this message to my peers as well continue to support and learn from those that entered this world before us.”
– Yanique DaCosta.

Within her career she has helped build varying lifestyle brands such as Jones Lang & LaSalle, Clear Channel, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Open English, Zerofractal, HBO and Dark Rome. In 2014 she made a dramatic addition to her portfolio by working for the industrial division of Micro Matic LLC where she was the Senior Graphic Designer and Marketing Associate.

In addition to being a passionate creative, with skill sets such as drawing, illustrating, painting and textile design, she is also a full-time big sister to my now fourteen year old brother. With that being said, she continues to work diligently and creatively so he may have an example to follow.

Events

Twitter Chat

Third Thursday Twitter Chats 

Join us on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. EST for a Twitter Chat moderated by The Graphic Artists Guild-Southern Region. 

TOPIC: Essential Business Practices
Thursday, March 15, 2018
7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, 4 PM PT

Join us at: #TheGuildChat on Twitter

March Twitter Chat

How the Twitter Chats Work:

Each month we invite a panel of creative industry experts to answer questions about the graphic industry and subjects that affect graphic professionals.
Anyone with a Twitter account can participate using the hashtag #TheGuildChat. Tweet Deck is a good way to keep track of the conversation.

1) Our moderator, @gaguild_so will prompt conversations with a specific set of questions. The panel will have a certain time to respond to each question. You are also invited to respond or ask the panel questions.

2) For Q1 (Question 1)  respond with A1 (Answer 1). For Q2 respond with A2 etc. accompanied by #TheGuildChat
   Example: after Question 1 (Q1) type "A1+ your response + #TheGuildChat".

To view past chat stories search #TheGuildChat on Twitter.
Please Like, Retweet, and Share your favorite responses!



Upcoming Twitter Chats

TOPIC: STANDARD CONTRACTS
Thursday, April 19, 2018
7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, 4 PM PT

Join us at: #TheGuildChat on Twitter

TOPIC: SALARIES
Thursday, May 17, 2018
7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, 4 PM PT

Join us at: #TheGuildChat on Twitter

April Twitter Chat Image

May Twitter Chat


All-Region Virtual Chat

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, 4 PM PT
Via Adobe Connect

Tell us about what you've been working on!

March 1st Virtual Chat image

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


Southern Region Networking Groups

There are Guild members in most US areas. We’d love to help you set up a meeting time at your favorite meeting spot.

Guild members in various regions are getting together on a monthly or quarterly basis for breakfast or lunch and are starting to make it work for them.

The benefits of having a local meet up are:
• Learn from your peers about industry or business questions you may have.
• Discuss local topics affecting the industry.
• Meet other professionals in your area that you may be able to partner up with.
• Make money by referring projects to one another.
• Meet new friends.

Other members are having a great time on a regular basis and are sending work to one another. Make it work for you too!
 
RSVP to - or write to: Camille for additional information: southern@graphicartistsguild.org


Recent Past Events

Twitter Chat

Second Thursday Twitter Chats 

Join us on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. EST for a Twitter Chat moderated by The Graphic Artists Guild-Southern Region. 

TOPIC: TECHNOLOGY
Thursday, February 15, 2018
7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, 4 PM PT

Join us at: #TheGuildChat on Twitter

February Twitter Chat


All-Region Virtual Chat

Thursday, February 1st, 2018 at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, 4 PM PT
Via Adobe Connect

Let's discuss the vote!

January 4th Virtual Chat image

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


Twitter Chat

TOPIC: PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS PRACTICES
Thursday, January 18th, 2018
7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, 4 PM PT
Join us at: #TheGuildChat on Twitter

Image for Southern Region Guild Twitter Chat


All-Region Virtual Chat

Thursday, January 4th, 2018 at 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT
Via Adobe Connect

We're having a Hawaiian Luau! Wear your most touristy attire!

January 4th Virtual Chat image

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


Southern Region - Virtual Chat

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

We'll chat about your latest projects!

Share your favorite resources with the group!

December Chat

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


Southern Region - Virtual Chat

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

Work for Hire

What have you learned from the Guild?

Share your favorite resources with the group!

November Chat

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

 

Contact

Regional Administrator:
Camille Fletcher
Southern Region

Regions

Eastern Region
Midwestern Region
New England Region
Southern Region
Western Region


Eastern Region Icon

Eastern Region

March 1, 2018
Virtual Chat
Adobe Connect


Midwestern Region Icon

Midwestern Region

March 1, 2018
Virtual Chat
Adobe Connect


New England Region Icon

New England Region

March 1, 2018
Virtual Chat
Adobe Connect


Southern Region Icon

Southern Region

March 1, 2018
Virtual Chat
Adobe Connect


Southern Region Icon

Southern Region

March 15, 2018
Twitter Chat
Adobe Connect


Western Region Icon

Western Region

March 1, 2018
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, 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 - Open

Midwestern

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

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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