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Here are your candidates for National Officers. All voting will be done electronically. If you are a Guild member at the Professional level you will receive a ballot by email. If you do not receive a ballot, please contact Paula.

Balloting ends July 15, 2019 at midnight ET; 11 PM CT; 10 PM MT; 9PM PT. Results will be announced by July 17, 2019.


Lara Kisielewska

Guild National President Lara Kisielewska

Lara has served the Graphic Artists Guild in the following positions:

New York Chapter Graphic Design Exchange Chair: 1994-2000
New York Chapter President: 2000-2004
National Secretary: 2004-2010
National Vice President: 2010-2016
National President: 2016-Present

Lara 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 won multiple awards for her volunteer work from both entities.

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. Lara has been on the National Board of the Guild since 1998.



William Morse

Bill has served the Graphic Artists Guild in the following positions:

SPGA (Seattle Chapter) Secretary (2006-2014)
National Secretary (2017-Present)

Bill Morse has been drawing since he has been able to walk, loving it as a way to make his imagination a reality.

A graduate of Rhode Island College, Bill creates in a variety of disciplines: Illustration, graphic design, and cartooning. He has worked for major companies such as Boeing and Microsoft while maintaining his freelance business, W.P. Morse: Cartoons and Illustrations as well as  his online comic strip, Rhapsodies.

An active Guild member for over 15 years, Bill served for several years as the Secretary for the Seattle Chapter. He was the lead in putting together several of the Seattle Chapter’s popular workshops. Bill is also currently president of Cartoonists Northwest, where he orchestrates monthly meetings and events.

Bill looks forward to applying all that he has learned to his second term.



Linda Secondari

Eastern Region Rep LInda SecondariLinda has served the Graphic Artists Guild in the following positions:

Eastern Region Representative: 2016-Present

Linda Secondari is an award-winning Creative Director and is Principal at Studiolo Secondari, a design firm in NYC focused on Publication Design, Branding, and Design Strategy. Before establishing Studiolo, she was Creative Director at Oxford University Press where she managed a large international design team split between the Oxford, New York, Toronto, and Delhi offices with a yearly output of 3,000+ titles.

Linda’s work has been recognized by the AIGA, NY Book Show, Stiftung Buchkunst Competition of the Frankfurt Book Fair, and the AUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show.