Haley Biel Moore
Co – President
Board Explorers Director + GUTS

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.



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.


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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