Dian Holton is a deputy art director at AARP Media and a freelance window display associate for the GAP. Her background includes publishing (print/digital), integrated marketing, branding, retail installation, styling and footwear design.
She currently serves on the AIGA Washington D.C. chapter board as the Strategic Initiatives chair, overseeing several tentpole AIGA initiatives such as Diversity + Inclusion and Design for Good. Her passions include education, philanthropy, fashion and pop culture.
Dian is also the creator of Daily Digits, a personal project that has captivated the design community and resulted in teaming up with printer HP. Most recently, Dian was awarded the AARP CEO Enterprise Team Award for her efforts leading the creative for thegirlfriend.com, a digital newsletter geared towards Gen X women.
Whether as a mentor or mentee, the impact of this type of relationship can have a transformative effect on your career. Dian examines the initiative through her lens, defining and clarifying roles. She'll share a case study based around a thriving program that she launched eight years ago for her local design organization, and give some tips for those looking to serve as or find mentors.