Member Monday: Arturo Contreras

This week’s Member Monday features Arturo Contreras. Follow Arturo on Instagram at @designdrk and view his work at

Describe yourself in one sentence. 

My life revolves around family, friends, and happiness (whatever form that takes)

Where do you work?

I work for The Media School at Indiana University, in the Communications Team

Favorite program/tools to use for designing? 

I’m an InDesign junkie! Most people have a hard time with it, but I like the structure and consistency it provides

Design hero?

Massimo Vignelli has been my design hero since I first started in school

Favorite thing to do outside of work?

I like meeting new people, traveling, capoeira, and live events. All of them enhanced by family and friends

Favorite place in Indy?

I like the Canal downtown. Great place to workout and enjoy in the warm months

How and why did you get involved with AIGA? Approximately how long have you been involved with the organization?

I got involved with AIGA after applying for a professional development grant at work. I became a member about 8 months ago, have attended a couple of events already, and made some suggestions for other events.

What are you currently working on?

Currently working on a viewbook for the school and some home decor pieces

Any projects you want to highlight?

In my portfolio, the projects I’m most proud of are the Annual report section and the Large format section. Had a great time and learned a lot working on them.

By Kailee Koehler
Published January 13, 2020