Virginia Treat has always had a passion for all things artistic and creative. She is a multi-disiplined artist, with a background in photography, drawing, painting, acting, writing and modeling.
Virginia is the Marketing & Outreach Director for the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, where she oversees all of the marketing, public relations, design, website (design and upkeep) and sponsorships for the Center. She also oversees the outreach and education initiatives including the Velma V. Morrison Family Theatre Series and Summer Performance Camps. In addition, she runs Treats Photography, a part time photography business specializing in nature, concept, and portraits. She attends Boise State University part-time working towards her Marketing degree.
In her free time she enjoys time with her husband, four children and many pets.
Vice President & Membership
Robert Barney is relentless in creating original, engaging creative communications in an ethical and forward moving manner. Robert moved to Boise to attend Boise State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design. While attending Boise State, he enlisted into the Idaho Air National Guard as a photographer. He spent 10 years as an Air Force photographer and videographer, covering many training events, exercises and working overseas on two occasions. He then commissioned in the Idaho Army National Guard as an engineer officer, where he currently serves as a platoon leader in a combat engineer company. In addition he works as a visual information specialist for the Idaho Army National Guard, where he takes official photos and video, creates multimedia content for online and print, and provides creative communication products for a variety of in-house clients.
Jeremy Ryan grew up in southern California then moved to Idaho and has made it his home ever since. He graduated from Boise State University with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design. Since then he has had a career in the agency world as well as working as an in-house designer. Jeremy has worked in a wide range of industries from tech, health care, pet, outdoor and recreation. He is currently working at Scentsy as a senior graphic designer and manager of the design department where he creates print design, logo design, web design, illustrations, directing photo shoots and story boarding. Jeremy has also taught at Boise State University as an adjunct professor in graphic design.
Bio coming soon.
David James Blake
A true Idaho native David was born in the Treasure Valley then raised in Emmett and Eagle Idaho. After graduating from Eagle High School in 2004 David joined the United States Marines serving as a military photographer where his work was used for historical documentation until 2008. He then went on to service with the Army National Guard as a Visual Information Specialist until 2010. While in the Military he submitted over 5,000 images for the National Archives. After his military service, he worked for KBOI-TV a local CBS affiliate News station as a Video Editor/ Photojournalist for 5 years, where he was awarded with an Emmy Award for Consumer Awareness segments along with Alana Brophy as the Talent.
David graduated from the graphic design program at Stevens Henagar College in 2011. He is now enrolled at Independence University Online pursuing a Bachelor of Science Graphic Arts with an Information Design Emphasis. David is has hopes to become a project manager, lead designer at a local sign shop or start his own design firm.
He currently resides in Eagle with his wife Sara and their two beloved pets, Milo and Oliver. David enjoys his free time camping, hunting and photography. He is a board member of the Eagle Camera Club, along with being a board member for AIGA Idaho.
Mike grew up in Spokane, WA, and moved to Nampa, ID to pursue a Graphic Design degree at Northwest Nazarene University. Part of his undergrad experience was spent in Florence, IT studying fashion design, which after graduating led him to a job for Carhartt in Detroit, MI. As part of the Product Design team, Mike helped create everything from patterns, buttons, labels, all the way to starting and implementing the visual guide to men’s, women’s and kids graphic T-Shirt line for five years.
Currently, Mike teaches full time at NNU, is working on his MFA in Web Design online from the Academy of Art University, does some freelance design projects on the side, and serves on the AIGA board as the Education Coordinator. In his free time, he spends time with his wife, daughter, and golden-doodle.
Bio coming soon.
Sean grew up in the Treasure Valley, and currently resides in Boise, Idaho. His love for creativity and design, led to him to obtaining his B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Boise State University. As a freelancer, he likes to work with start-ups, non-profits, and events to provide branding and marketing solutions.
Sean has been working for the Boise Public Library for over six years, developing some of their in-house marketing materials, offering design consultation and collaboration, and coming up with creative and technology based workshops for customers to attend. He enjoys volunteering with local teens to help facilitate their interests and build the skills they need to go into different design fields. His other passions include photography, ceramics, illustration, and 3D printing/design.
Boise State University President Student Representative
My name is Clara Gray, and I am a senior at Boise State University pursuing a BFA in Graphic Design. I joined Boise State’s chapter my freshman year, and now I am the student President for my last year! Some other things about me: I’m a Nevadan, an ex-swimmer, and a chocolate-enthusiast. Some things I enjoy but never have time for include: drawing, photography, hiking, writing, running, traveling, screenprinting, and cooking. Some future goals I have are: road-tripping across the US, getting a sweet design job in Seattle, and drinking/eating my way through Europe.
Boise State University Vice President Student Representative
My name is Jenny and I am this year’s student vice president for AIGA. I am currently a full time graphic design student at Boise State University and will graduate in May 2018. My interests include backpacking, camping and most things outdoors, traveling, rollerblading, playing sports, going wine and beer tasting, spending time with my family, snow skiing (downhill and nordic) and much more! A couple of my favorite things to do in Boise is ride my bike downtown for dinner and a movie at the Flicks and floating the Boise River.
Interested in Joining the Board?
We are always looking for talented and passionate folks in the community who want to get involved. If you have a vision for Idaho’s design community, get on board and let’s make it happen. Contact John Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.