AIGA Rhode Island presents the third annual KnowHER Design Talks. This series celebrates and highlights the strong female powerhouses who make up our design industry today. Every Thursday in March, one female designer will give a presentation on her work and her experiences.

Don't miss this series of presentations by influential and inspiring female designers.




My Tran
When: Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 6 to 8pm
Where: The Design Office, 204 Westminster Street, Providence, RI


My Tran is a motion graphics designer based in Los Angeles.

Tran was awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship and earned her bachelor’s degree at Grand Valley State University. Since 2007, she has designed for many high profile clients including Toyota, Nike, ESPN, Hyundai, Sony, and Apple. Her first short documentary piece, 40 Years Young, was featured in the 2014 Asian American International Film Festival NYC. She was also a participant in the Adventure Filmmaker’s Workshop at the Banff Mountain Film Festival that same year.

Most recently, My Tran was apart of the design team behind the Emmy Award winning titles for Netflix’s Stranger Things. In her spare time, she enjoys woodworking and welding for her furniture designs as well as rock climbing.


Whitney Anderson
When: Thursday, March 22, 2018at 6 to 8pm
Where: The Granoff Center, 154 Angell St, Providence, RI


Whitney is a Milwaukee, WI based freelance designer specializing in illustration, lettering, and branding. She launched Wit And Co. in April 2017 as a passion project and outlet for her print designs and has since continued growing the brand. Wit And Co. items now grace the shelves of several Milwaukee shops, as well as many area makers’ markets, and and online shop. Witty prints, cards, and enamel pins are some of the items that have made their appearance, with new designs releasing quarterly. 

Over the past few years, Whitney has worked on projects with and for clients such as Disney, MOO, Lululemon, Modus Apparel, Found Company and others. She has also spent the recent months traveling and giving workshops - sharing her experiences with people along the way. 


Kelli Miller
When: Thursday, March 29, 2018at 6 to 8pm
Where: The Wurks, 45 Acorn Street, Providence, RI


Kelli Miller is a co-founder of And/Or Studio, a Brooklyn-based creative studio formed from our joint interests in entertainment, culture, and humor. The idea behind the studio is that you can get design (Kelli) and/or copy (her partner and co-founder Kendra), although they do more than that as well: strategy, branding, and storytelling with a comic edge. 


Jacinda Walker
When: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 6 to 8pm
Where: RISD Graphic Design Commons, 31 Canal Street, Providence, RI 


Jacinda Walker is the founder of designExplorr, an organization that celebrates design learning by creating opportunities that expose youth to design. She is also Chair, of AIGA’s Diversity & Inclusion Task Force. With over 20 years as a designer, entrepreneur, and instructor, her work ranges from designing corporate communications to developing educational programs and event management. She earned both her AAB and BFA in graphic design from the University of Akron and a MFA in Design Research and Development with a minor in Nonprofit Studies from The Ohio State University. Her research explores diversity in design disciplines and investigates strategies to expose underrepresented youth to design-related careers. Jacinda is a strong advocate for young people and proudly mentors several design students on portfolio presentations, professional development and career planning. Her future goals include working with organizations to establish design education initiatives and developing design programs for underrepresented youth.


Anna Fine

When: Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6 to 8pm
Where: Sprout CoWorking, 166 Valley Street, Building 6M #103, Providence, RI

Anna Fine is a Design Director at Droga5 NY.

She previously worked at R/GA and Anomaly on accounts like Verizon, Google, and Android. She also worked in tech with startups and venture capital after completing Google’s program, 30 Weeks, an incubator program that supports designers to found their own companies. She later spoke at the 2016 Harvard x Design conference about her time there.

Anna is an alumna of the School of Visual Arts where she returned to teach as an adjunct instructor of interaction design for Juniors. She and her co-instructor have since given talks at Columbia Business School and the School of Visual Arts on design thinking and how to get your first job, respectively.




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News & Press


Women of Graphic Design, a blog curated by Kathleen Sleboda of Draw Down and Tori Hinn of Google Creative Lab, gave KnowHER a shoutout! Check it out here.

Sienna Giraldi from WBRU, Brown University's radio station, featured a segment on KnowHER Design Talks.




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