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Aaron Shurts
Volunteer Director

Aaron is a passionate designer and design educator who attributes his success in the field to his love of all things design and his strong focus on the conceptual creative.

Aaron holds a B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Graphic Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia and has been working in the field along with teaching for over 7 years. Aaron currently teaches full-time at the Art Institute of Seattle in Seattle, WA where he has been since July ‘08. Outside of education Aaron is a freelancer with projects focused around web in addition to print.

Aaron has created a range of work for large brands like Target, Mississippi State, and NASCAR to small start-up companies. He has worked in publication houses, design agencies, and in-house for a large corporation. In addition he has had work featured in the New York Times, CMYK magazine, Communication Arts Visual and Adobe. Aaron has also won a Silver Addy for his work when partnered with Barefoot Design Group.

Aaron's involvement in AIGA, goes back to his days in college as an undergraduate and has evolved into the second of two board positions. The first position was prior to arriving in Seattle in Charlotte, NC where he served as the Education Coordinator for 3 straight years.

Aaron has lived in Ohio, Georgia, Colorado, North Carolina, and now Washington. He is married and has a small cocker spaniel named Bella. When he is not teaching or designing he enjoys skiing, hiking, yoga, camping, fishing, basketball, boating and pretty much anything active.

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