In looking back at my tenure on the AIGA board the last two years, and as co-chair of AIGA Seattle Design Camp in 2003/04, I would like to thank AIGA Seattle for keeping me busy and free of evil. I have been fortunate to help in the development of the following AIGA Seattle events and projects: Bal Masque 2006, Currents 9, and DUI / Drawing Under the Influence. I have also stood around and looked pretty at many events such as Valentines Ball 2005, Sponsorship Breakfasts, Design Chats and Reality Check. I look forward to working with new and returning board members and to continue making strides on programs that further the convergence of design and illustration.
Mark Kaufman is a partner at Vivitiv, an issue oriented design firm providing creative services for organizations involved in housing, technology issues, education, the environment and the arts. His illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, The Progressive, National Lampoon, The Stranger, Willamette Week, and The Oxford American.
Mark Kaufman is also a member of of Graphic Artists Guild, and the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce.
He has been awarded certificates of merit from American Corporate Identity, Logo Lounge 1 and 2, Graphic Design USA, Logo 2001 and 2002, Art Directors Club of New Jersey and Print Magazine. Mr. Kaufman's work has appeared in Letterhead and Logo Design 9, and Critique Magazine and he was featured in the book Thinking Creatively by Robin Landa.