Haley Biel Moore
Co – President

Haley is a designer at Gaslight, where she creates user experiences for client products, handling everything from high-level creative direction to user testing and building out concepts. She graduated from Miami University (Love and Honor!), where she studied graphic design and marketing. When she is away from her screen, you will usually find her kayak fishing with her husband, aspiring to be as amazing of a cook as her mother, or enjoying a glass of good whiskey.

Autumn Heisler
Co – President
Design Week Director

Autumn is the creative director at Dooley media, a social agency. She works with growing businesses to develop exceptional brand experiences on and offline. She loves spicy food, lives for dogs and thrives on caffeine. Sarcasm is her first language. Autumn is a graduate of the Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in advertising. She enjoys wearing many hats– dabbling in graphic design, brand strategy, marketing, social media and copywriting.

Kathryn Sturm
Co-Vice President
Social Engagement Chair

A graduate of the University of Dayton in 2012 with a BFA in Visual Communication Design, Kathryn has had the opportunity to work in packaging, branding, and advertising in Cincinnati, ranging from startups to larger firms. Her experience includes design strategy, logo design, outdoor boards, online advertising, in-store collateral, information design and infographics as well as brand standards and multi-page booklets. Kathryn is currently working as a content and social media strategist at an integrated digital agency called Oodle. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, stalking cute dogs, spending time in her OTR neighborhood, discovering new bars and restaurants, always in search of the perfect craft beer.

Kristen Pericleous
Co-Vice President
Design for Good Director + GUTS


Kristen is the Art Director at Topic Design where she focuses on creative and brand strategy for her clients that range from local non-profits to Fortune 500 companies. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati DAAP where she teaches print design. Kristen graduated from Miami University (Love & Honor!) with a degree in graphic design and marketing. Her biggest goal is to create magic and awe through her design, removing people from the everyday world, if only for a moment. When she takes a break from design, she enjoys cooking with her husband, playing with her puppy, honing her hand-lettering skills, and enjoying a rye whiskey.

Phil Rowland
Finance Director + GUTS


Phil currently works as a graphic designer for GBBN Architects. He received his degree from Columbus College of Art & Design and moved to the Queen City in 2008. Solving problems through design is at the heart of his work and while not designing, Phil can be found illustrating and procrastinating.


Jessica Stoddard 
Wellness Initiative


Jessica is currently churning out responsive emails and upping her web design skills at a construction software company, but most of her experience is with print, identity, and package design.  She worked her way through UC’s DAAP program slinging coffee and making sandwiches, and she believes strongly in creating compassionate and active communities in Cincinnati. Her dress game is pretty strong. Jessica’s hobbies include ballroom dancing, amateur astronomy, amateur paleontology and world travel with her wonderful husband, William. She also greatly enjoys telling inappropriate stories, but that is more of a compulsion.

Emmanuel DeRoquette  
Communications Director + Student Engagement Director


Emmanuel is a freelance designer working in the crazy world of branding and packaging. He received his BFA in Design from the Art Academy of Cincinnati. He loves good design, photography, and social media. Born in Mexico, Emmanuel has lived all over the US but passionately calls Cincinnati home.  When he isn’t working you can find him at a local coffee shop drinking a cortado chatting about Adele and the latest book he is reading.

Manfred Westreicher  
Workshops Director


Manfred is a graphic designer at RDG and freelances on the side. A native of Perú, he has called Cincinnati home for the last 15 years. Solving problems through thoughtful design is what keeps Manfred inspired. When he’s not designing, he can usually be found in his sanctuary, AKA the soccer field, lettering, or screen printing at home.

Dana Sabato  
Operations Director


Dana is the Visitor Services Coordinator at the Cincinnati Art Museum with the privilege to be surrounded by art every day. She is a 2012 Georgetown College graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art. Go Tigers! Born and raised in Cincinnati, Dana still loves to travel and explore new places in the Queen City and all over the world with her family and friends. She is a lover of painting, an aspiring foodie and always sees the sunny side of life.

Steph Landry  
Emerge Director


Steph is a freelance designer. She works mostly with non-profits and small businesses with branding, strategy, and storytelling. She is a graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati earning a BFA in design with a minor in Printmaking.  You can find her at a local shop sipping on a cappuccino, with her four-legged best friend, Parker, by her side. She likes to spend as much time as possible outside exploring with Parker, reading a good book and being with friends.

Russell Brown  
In-House Director


Russell Brown is Senior Graphic Designer at Road ID, a 17-year-old start-up business based in northern Kentucky that serves the outdoor lifestyle community through lifesaving identification. Russell is a self-taught jack of all trades who loves to dabble in anything that needs a creative solution while being an advocate for the end user. As In-house Director, Russell hopes to bring together other in-house teams to inspire one another and find solutions to the daily challenges that come with being an in-house creative.



Special thanks to all of our board members (past and present), without their hard work and countless volunteer hours AIGA Cincinnati wouldn’t be possible!


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For the second year, AIGA Cincinnati + WomanUp will honor Women’s History Month by presenting a community gallery show titled Words of Wisdom. This event is generously sponsored and hosted by Spicefire. We'll be celebrating the inspiring words of women in the world by showcasing unique pieces during a gallery show on Friday, March 31, 2017.
Cincinnati · Friday, March 31, 2017
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Annual Portfolio Day brings together educators, professional designers and art directors to review the portfolios of graduating AIGA Cincinnati student members. Students will have the opportunity to present their portfolios to 3-4 professionals from the visual communications field.
Cincinnati · Saturday, April 8, 2017
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Join AIGA for a night of fun with one of Cincinnati’s best kept secrets, PICTUREMUSIC. Entertainment will include a performance by Young Heirlooms, free beer and food, Rock Band on their giant projector screen, a raffle for some high-end listening accessories, and a tour around PICTUREMUSIC’s world-class music studio.
Newport · Thursday, April 20, 2017
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