AIGA Student Board

AIGA Atlanta Student Board November 2019
Student Board officers, members, and mentors at the 10th Annual Student Pin-Up Show.

Want to join smart design students who are enhancing their design education with leadership skills and networking?


AIGA Atlanta has an active Student Board with members who share their passion for design and learning with the community. The student board and members from Atlanta-area design schools work together under the guidance and direction of the Education Chair.

The Student Board President also works alongside the AIGA ATL Professional Board. Together, we strive to create events around the city that inspire learning, help springboard design careers, and cultivate relationships in the design community.


Some past events organized by the Student Board include: the Annual Pin-Up Show, Portfolio Review, and Type Fight, as well as opportunities to hear from brilliant designers. More informal community mixers have included bocce ball and kickball, pairing students with professionals or students challenging professionals.

The AIGA ATL Student Board is a great way to make connections and, more importantly, relationships with your Atlanta design community.

Monthly meetings are open to anyone interested in attending and typically held on the first Saturday of each month. Register for our next one on the Upcoming Events page!

Interested in learning more? Email us at AIGA ATL

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Current AIGA Student Board Members

Camilla Richardson, Vice-President

Camilla is currently a Graphic Design Student at Auburn University and plans to graduate in December 2022. She is a triplet from Montgomery, AL, and loves fine arts, such as painting and drawing. Camilla also takes part in the AIGA Student Board at Auburn University.She currently interns on campus with the campus dining marketing team and is also the social media intern with her local humane society. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends, such as the previous President, Abby Schmidt. Camilla has a passion for design and communication and hopes to share her love with others.

Curran Harrison, Secretary

Curran Harrison is a freelance designer and student at Kennesaw State University. As a sworn brand loyalist, Curran was drawn to design because of its ability to create emotional brand experiences and influence culture. As a problem-solver through-and-through, he is inspired by the unique challenge of balancing form and function. Away from the desk, Curran is climbing, cooking, or listening to a good podcast. Curran joined the Student Board as Secretary in April 2021 to help cultivate the student design community in Atlanta.

Carlie Hedges, Historian

Carlie Hedges is currently a freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer based in Georgia. I am actively involved with the AIGA Student Board. She also loves to learn new trades such as photography, painting, and animation. She’s currently studying at Columbus State University for a BFA with a focus in graphic design and is expected to graduate in May 2022. She is always looking for fun creative work that would challenge me and my artistic ability in some way. She enjoys learning and mastering new things.

Renae Madison, Diversity & Inclusion

Renae Madison recently graduated from Agnes Scott with a Master of Arts in the Writing & Digital Communications. She is a novice graphic designer with a passion for design, photography and video editing. In her free time, you may catch her hiking, listening to music (and possibly dancing and singing), and capturing photos.

Abby Schmidt, President Emeritus

Abby Schmidt is a recent graduate from Auburn University in graphic design. She served as AIGA President for the 2020-2021 term and is now President Emeritus following her move to St. Louis, Missouri to be a graphic designer for Mastercard. Abby loves spending her free time with her fellow AIGA board members, especially Camilla Richardson, and loves all things design! She has just completed a graphic design internship with the United Nations and hopes to share her knowledge of design with the greater Atlanta AIGA community.