About

Through our Graphic Communications Education Foundation we strive to strengthen and support our graphic communications industry by presenting opportunities for educational advancement and career potential. Through awareness, support, and financial endowments, we hope to enlighten others to an exciting and lucrative industry with varied and dynamic career opportunities. It is our mission to disseminate materials for use by schools and industry, assist and promote certification programs and encourage the advancement of instruction in the graphic communications community.

We are associated with Printing Industries of Arizona/New Mexico and Colorado, an organization designed to serve the printing community throughout the three state region.

Meet Our Board of Directors

Our board consists of industry specialists that volunteer time from their very busy schedules to support our industry and education.

Peggy Deal – Chairman

Peggy has been a graphic designer for more than 36 years. She is the owner of Deal in Design, and the program chair for graphic design at Scottsdale Community College; teaching Graphic Design I, II, and III, Computer Aided Graphic Arts, Portfolio and Self Promotion and Digital Prepress.

Alana Sabin – Vice Chairman

Alana Sabin has worked as a graphic designer since 2005. In 2009, she transitioned to education and taught Graphic Design at Higley High School in Gilbert, AZ for three years. She currently serves as adjunct faculty for the Maricopa Community College District, and uses both her graphic design expertise and her educational background to design corporate training programs for a company in Scottsdale, AZ. Check out her portfolio.

Paige Lock – Secretary

Paige Lock is a graphic designer and owner of design firm, Paige’s Pages. She has a BFA in ceramics from Arizona State University and an AAS in Graphic Design from Scottsdale Community College.

Darcy Anderson

Darcy has been with Ironwood, a Consolidated Graphics Company for 30 years. As a single source provider she coordinates marketing and communication projects for her clients across the United States.

Rick Burress

As one of the three original Apple-certified consultants nationally, Rick has been a part of the desktop publishing revolution since its inception, in 1987.
Full bio here: Rick

Jennifer Decker

Starting with a degree in graphic arts technology and management, to her first job in bindery at her school’s print shop, Jennifer’s career has allowed her to gain valuable experience in several areas of the printing industry. From customer service to estimating and planning, she has worked over 22 years in offset lithography. Currently, she is the Director of Client Services at Prisma in Phoenix.

John R. Earle

One of the first graduates of Arizona State University’s printing program in 1962, John is now retired from many years as an integral part of the printing sales community.

Mary J. Kennelly

Mary has been in the Graphics Arts Industry for more than 30 years. She has a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and started her career at American Greetings Corporation. She is currently an Account Executive for Allegra Marketing & Print in Scottsdale.

Sandi Neuman

After years as the president of PIAZ/NM, Sandi is now an Account Specialist with Vision Graphics, Inc. in Loveland, Colorado.