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 an Instructor of Communication Design at Miami University, where she also graduated from 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.



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.


Ruzanna Rozman
Operations Director

Originally from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Ruzanna’s journey as a designer started with a love for typography and the emotional power of great design. With a BFA in Graphic Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design, she moved to Cincinnati to continue her quest of using technology and visual design to create meaningful and positive experiences. Her professional experience ranges from branding and packaging to advertising campaign concepts to digital product strategy. Ruzanna is also a proud kitty mom to little Anakin and BB-8.



Russell Brown
In-House Director

Russell Brown is Senior Designer at Road ID, an 18 year old start-up business soon to be located in Covington, 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.



Michelle Roth
Communications Director

A professional focused in both written and visual communication, Michelle Roth has worked in advertising, marketing, product development, contemporary art and higher education. She holds a journalism degree from Ohio University and a BFA in design from the Art Academy of Cincinnati. When she’s not designing, she can often be found at local gallery openings, museum exhibitions and lectures. In her free time, Michelle enjoys traveling, making art, walking her retired racing greyhound and collecting cool stuff from the last century.



Ashton Spann
Social Media Director

Ashton is a 2016 graduate from Miami University (Love & Honor!) with a BFA in graphic design and a minor in entrepreneurship. Over the years Ashton has developed a continuous curiosity for UX and brand identity, and loves to geek out about new design trends and software. She currently works as an in-house graphic & digital designer for a manufacturing company where she does print work and email marketing. When Ashton isn’t working at her day job you can find her hammocking, dancing (Swing, Bollywood, or just randomly around her apartment), doing yoga, going to Girl Develop It meetups, or selling fashionable eyewear at Sunglass Hut.


Brayton Deal

“Building communities through conversations and shared experiences”

Brayton moved to the greater Cincinnati area to develop a video and media program at a local church. It was here he discovered the need for community, and the power in “belonging” to something bigger than yourself. From there Brayton developed a passion and a skill for creating authentic, genuine connections through video, which eventually led to the formation of his company, Iron House Studios. Much like his own life theme, Iron House exists to connect customers and brands through stories and shared experiences. His hobbies include dating his wife, adventuring with his 2 boys, and playing monopoly 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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