This month’s AIGA Maine Member Spotlight features Outreach Board Member, Stuart Rogers. We talked to him about work, his life in Maine, and his experience with AIGA.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work.
I am a graphic designer, illustrator, and co-founder of RED Partners, a studio specializing in campaigns for arts, culture, and entertainment. I have an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and a BFA from Boston University. I also taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the School of Visual Arts. I arrived in Maine in 2020 after living abroad for several years in Switzerland, Malaysia and Brazil. Traveling around the world, I gained a broad view of visual culture that serves as ongoing reference for his work.
What brought you to Maine and how long have you lived here?
I’ve always wanted to live in Maine. I like to be around nature and it is so accessible here. At the same time, there’s a thriving art community, a great restaurant culture, and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. The possibilities for graphic designers to set up shop in Maine have increased with the acceptance of working remotely. It’s a great home base.
Why did you join AIGA Maine?
AIGA is a wonderful resource for designers to connect, share ideas, and get inspired. For me, joining AIGA Maine offered a chance to engage with the design community here while also contributing to the future of the chapter.
What is one of your favorite spots in Maine?
I moved here recently so there is still plenty to discover, but at the moment Higgins Beach is my top place. I love to surf and I’ve found a welcoming community there. I also like going to Artist & Craftsman, Big Sky Bread Co (combo visit), and the Portland Museum of Art.
Follow Stuart on Instagram at @red_partners.
AIGA Maine Member Spotlight is a regular series where we highlight one of our members. If you would like to make a suggestion for an upcoming spotlight, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.