New Member Introduction: Von Glitschka

von_glitschkaGet to know one of our newest Rotarians: Von Glitschka. Learn more about him by reading this introduction, as read by his sponsor Mary Way:
It’s my honor to introduce Von Glitschka to you as a new member. Von initially reached out to us by using the “contact us” button on our Club’s website. His message was relayed to me as Club President. I responded promptly, and opened the conversation about Rotary.  Von attended several meetings with me and decided to join us.
Von is a small business owner of a creative studio called Glitschka Studios. He runs it out of his home along with his wife Becky and daughter Savannah. He also has a young adult daughter Alyssa, who is studying to become an esthetician.
Von’s resume describes him as a strategic thinker, providing creative services in the areas of brand identity, design, illustration, marketing and art direction. His client list includes such names as Adobe, City of New Orleans, Disney and Gallo Wine. One of the first questions he had about Rotary was where did our wheel logo come from.
He attended Seattle Art Institute for his formal training, but says he’s learned a lot on the job working for various companies in marketing and design. He loves being self-employed, because it allows him to take on the type of work he loves to do, while contracting out the rest. And one of the things he loves to do is teach. He teaches an ongoing internet-based course called “Drawing Vector Graphics” that is viewed all over the world. He’s also written 7 books for other artists. To take a look at some of his work go to his website
Von and Becky work hard in their business, but they take time to feed the homeless in Salem as part of an informal group called “Under the Bridge.” He wants to be a part of Rotary in order to find other ways to help in our local community. I know he will be an active Club member in all our charitable work, both local and international.