AIGA Houston voted “Best Arts Blog 2011” by Houston Press; Thanks to our Bloggers!

Last Thursday marked what is hopefully the first of many to come, the Houston Press Web Awards. Honored and surprised, our very own AIGA Houston chapter took home the cake for Best Arts Blog. As one of my many mantras for getting AIGA Houston some local and national face time, none of this would be possible without some very talented bloggers! An abundant amount of thanks go out to our AIGA bloggers, our Communications Director John Luu and Robin Tooms our Past President & current Membership Director for being the frontiers who started our blogging haven.

So, without further ado, my top two favorite blogs by our top three!

Monica Garcia

Blogging Style Bio: Monica Yael Garcia is a designer and illustrator with a BFA in Design from the University of Texas at Austin. As a blogger she enjoys initiating atypical dialogues that explore the human mind, question our perspective, and encourage the use of our senses in order to stimulate inspiration. All in the hopes of inviting the reader to digest our idiosyncrasies and develop their own unexpected connections.

Top 2 Favorite Blog Posts
Japan earthquake and tsunami: How to help
Houston Locals: West University Place & Houston Locals: Downtown Professionals

Jessica Rios

Blogging Style Bio: Jessica Rios was born and raised in Houston and views the creative community as an extension of her family. An illustrator trained as a graphic designer, Jessica aims to connect Houston’s art and design locals by blogging about topics of intrest and inspiration with design as a common ground. From things she finds in her day to day life to highlighting Houston’s most reputable resources, Jessica finds the connectivity of beauty in all things design and aims to spread this sense of unity by supporting creatives through social media and writing for the AIGA Houston blog.

Top 2 Favorite Blog Posts
Final Four Design Speak
Objective: Objectif

Nurit Avni

Blogging Style Bio: Nurit Avni enjoys taking pictures and finding out what makes places unique. She was born and raised in Israel and lived in Boston for several years. She moved to Houston in 2009.

Top 2 Favorite Blog Posts
Face of the City: Montrose
Photo Essay: Is Edward Scissorhands in Houston?

Be sure to check out our blog weekly, if not DAILY, for the latest spotlights on our members; students; local studios; national/local initiatives; photos/videos of events; and so much more that I can’t give away.

Recruitment Plug

Brought to you by April Guzik, President of AIGA Houston:

Interested in volunteering your time and becoming an AIGA blogger or committee member? Trust me, there’s always a spot for you so please contact Communications Director John Luu, or myself, April Guzik, for more information.


By April Guzik
Published July 6, 2011
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