As the Alaska Business art director, Monica is responsible for creating eye-catching covers, inspired special sections, and visionary imagery.
Monica joined Alaska Business in 2019; previously she owned a boutique design studio for ten years, working with organizations around the world. This experience with a broad spectrum of organizations allowed her to find her passion for designing for organizations focused on education, children, and community development.
A long-time supporter of the Anchorage community, she has served on several nonprofit boards and was a founding member of the AIGA Alaska, the local chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, and currently serves as President. She is also a member of the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame board and a past board member of the Zonta Yellow Rose Foundation.
When not designing, Monica enjoys being in the water and spending time with her family indoors. Her “new” favorite font is Gilbert (Type with Pride!) and her guilty pleasure is eating McDonald’s fries and soft-serve ice cream together.
Note: For those interested in submitting their work for publication, our current policy is to commission illustrations, art, and photography exclusively from Alaskan artists.
In This Issue
Alaska’s Giving Pipeline
Few large foundations support “the general good” or social service projects in Alaska, so the Last Frontier has a pretty thin philanthropic layer, according to United Way of Anchorage Vice President Cassandra Stalzer. However, the oil and gas industry has a history of stepping in and filling the gaps in Alaska communities by providing money and volunteers for myriad charitable efforts in the state.