Ayana Baltrip Balagas, M.A.I.A.

I am the owner and creative director of design : speak, a design business. My primary focus is providing graphic design services for non-profits and small businesses. My projects cover print, web, and interactivity.

I have been an instructor of graphic design for thirteen years, teaching eleven years at the University of California, Berkeley Extension Center. I’ve been teaching graphic design fundamentals for new media at City College of San Francisco since 2001, and basic graphic design at San Francisco State University since 2003


I hold an M.A.I.A. in Visual Communications from San Francisco State University’s Department of Design and Industry, a California State Teaching Credential in Social Science for grades K-14 from San Francisco State University, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley.