Jay Biethan

Hailing from Oregon, Jay Biethan is now a Providence based designer specializing in educational branding and print campaigns. Jay is a RISD alumni working at PopKitchen with a passion for purpose driven minimalist work and thoughtfully crafted logos. He also has several side projects including a wine vineyard in Italy, and BadGay.

In his spare time you might find him driving to the beach in his jeep singing Beyoncé, sipping a drink and sharing laughs at the Eddy, or inventing new brands and buying their URLs.

As our communications chair, Jay is always willing to listen and help the members of our community. So feel free to reach out to him directly via email or any of our social media accounts.


Charice Lim

Charice Lim
Executive Secretary

Charice Lim is a Rhode Islander and interactive designer for NAIL, a creative advertising agency in Providence, Rhode Island. In the past, she has held design positions for a small, creative web shop in Pawtucket and a Cambridge tech startup, whose software is used by creative departments for TV & movie productions.

She received her B.F.A. in Graphic Design, and extensive studies in Chemistry, from Rhode Island College. As a student, she was an Art Department Junior/Senior Talent award winner and nominated for a student leadership award. Currently, Charice continues to further knowledge by attending web design workshops & conferences.

In her free time, you can find Charice moving weight at her olympic lifting class, taking photos of everything she eats and spending too much money at a cult-ish yoga clothing store.

She has been an AIGA member since 2011.


Sandy Connor
Sponsorship Chair

Sandy spent more than a dozen years working in advertising, first as a production artist at Duffy & Shanley (yes she can still spec type and cut a rubylithe) before becoming an art director at Wooding and Housley. She owned and operated her own design studio in Providence’s Jewelry District for the next dozen years. Sandy is currently working with United Way of Rhode Island as a creative project manager for strategic marketing and communications.

Professional recognition and awards include Advertising Club of Boston Hatch Awards, Women’s Ad Club of Rhode Island Supershow, Print Magazine Regional Design Awards, Archive Magazine, Providence Graphic Arts Association, National Association of Philanthropy, and Higher Education Marketing Report.

Sandy earned a B.F.A. in studio art with a concentration in sculpture from the University of Rhode Island, and an M.A. in Holistic Leadership from Salve Regina University.


jay davani

Jay Davani
Director of Marketing

Jay is the owner + creative director of M I N T, a consulting firm that focuses on branding for entrepreneurs + small businesses.

Her journey started in Tehran, Iran where she was born—then raised in the bluegrass of Lexington, KY—studied in the heat of Atlanta, GA at Emory University + is currently residing the renaissance city of Providence, RI. Jay has worked full-time in the event + design industries for the past thirteen years.

From concept to execution, she gives her clients the best with experienced creative direction, brand development + implementation, as well as a high a level of dedication + attention on every project, no matter the size. Her portfolio includes both national + international clients in the hotel, travel, sports/fitness, real estate, transportation, healthcare, beauty, + apparel industries.

Her certifications in digital strategy, graphic design and extensive experience with event logistics gives her a deep understanding of art, media, and design which makes her perspective both creative + unique.

When Jay isn’t in the office handling production at the Rhode Island School of Design, you can spot her antiquing + taking photographs around the world.


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