Ward 1, Position 1

Council Member Sonia Gutierrez

Sonia Harvey

113 W. Mountain St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701



Occupation and Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, with an emphasis in Immunology & Virology, University of Arkansas, 1996
  • Bachelor of Art in Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design and Drawing, University of Arkansas, 1998
  • Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, Universidad de Salamanca, with an emphasis in Art History, Figure Drawing and Graphic Design, 1997
  • Master of Fine Art, Design & Technology with an emphasis in Educational Installation, New Media and Sound Design, Parsons School of Design, 2002
  • Founder, educator, New Design School, 2006 to present
  • CEO & founder, Atelier NDS 
  • CEO & founder, NDS Press

Personal Information

  • Born in Bryan, Texas, and lived in Slidell, Louisiana, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, before the family moved to Gravel Ridge, central Arkansas  
  • Has lived in Fayetteville since 2003.

Community Involvement

  • Professional Advisory Board, University of Arkansas, School of Architecture
  • Governor’s Arts Awards Committee, Arkansas Arts Council
  • Fayetteville Forward Economic Accountability Council (FFEAC)
  • Chair, FFEAC Creative Economy Action Group
  • Board of Directors, Fayetteville Downtown Partners
  • For Fayetteville, Civil Rights Campaign
  • Fayetteville Art Festival Committee
  • Last Night Fayetteville
  • Ozark Literacy Council
  • Girl Scouts of Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma
  • Border Cantos, Crystal Bridges Museum of Art Advisory Council