Brianna Penney
UX Designer | Blackboard
Bri believes design is a tool that can help solve complex challenges and create a more equitable world. She's been with AIGA for 6 years rolling up her sleeves to support the community through programming and education efforts.
Wendy Carnegie
Vice President
Designer / Principal | LewisCarnegie
Wendy specializes in visual communication across all disciplines. She’s watched the AIGA Austin design community grow from inception to the vibrant chapter that it is today. As vice president, she’s looking forward to supporting membership activities
Erica Fos
Operations Manager
Senior Designer | ATPE
Erica is a senior designer/strategist in the nonprofit sector. She has served on the Austin board for 3 years. Erica is passionate about gender equity, inclusion, and promoting the value of design. She enjoys spoiling her son every chance she gets.
Paul Del Bosque
Chapter Manager, Design Ranch Director
Paul is a graphic artist and native Texan. He has been a member of AIGA for many years and is currently the Chapter Manager and Design Ranch Director for AIGA Austin.
Edmund Chow
Programming Director
Design Community Program Lead | IBM
Edmund is a UX designer and strategist. As Programming Director, he hopes to facilitate events and experiences that create value for the diverse community of designers and creatives in Austin.
Zachariah Heckmann
Technology Director
CTO / Partner | Walden Media Group
With equal experience in enterprise level business and technology startups, Zachariah has cultivated an expertise that ensures his design and development work to generate tangible, measurable results for businesses and their intended demographics. As Technology Director he serves to support the stability and growth of the Austin Chapter in the world of Tech.
Katherine Thay
Development Director
Kat has managed design studios, grown creative teams, mentored artists and championed charity events for over 15 years. Here, her incurable curiosity is connecting the dots between Austin's creative scenes and industries.
Jimmy Luu
Director of Education and Mentorship
Associate Professor of Graphic Design | St. Edward’s University
Jimmy believes that lifelong learning is essential for all designers. As Director of Education his goal is to develop programming that supports emerging and established designers who are interested in personal and professional growth.
Bridget Blankenship
Communication Co-Director
Product Designer | T3
I'm a Product Designer at T3. Before I was at T3 I worked as a Product Designer for Frost Bank. I worked on their mobile app and desktop experiences. I am the Co-Director of Communication for AIGA. I enjoy spreading the word of our events.
Ryan Hamrick
Communications Co-Director
Founder & Letter Director | ALFA Studios
Ryan is a letter director and designer who has crafted fully custom letter-focused work for clients of all sizes, from Google and Sports Illustrated, to small startups just down the street. He also advocates for the value of letter work worldwide.
Alisha Moore
Afterhours Chair
Service Design Strategist | IBM
I’m a Service Design Strategist creating the future of Support at IBM. I'm passionate about the intersection of design and social good, and I work to build community and a more equitable world.
Colton Branscum
Creative Mass Chair, Design Ranch Committee Member
Special Projects Coordinator | Atkins Global
I am the chair for AIGA Austin's Creative Mass, and a member of the Design Ranch 2020 board/branding team. Also, I am currently in house for Atkins Global here in Austin, and occasionally work as an adjunct professor at The Art Institute of Austin.
Ben Humphreys
Student Development Chair
Screen Tech / Sole Proprietor | Benatx
My goal is to serve the needs of Austin's creative community. Being a part of AIGA helps me do that by providing opportunities to contribute, valuable resources, and a network of amazing people that push me to actualize my creative potential.
Britt Savant
Student Development Chair
Experience Designer | Accomplice
AC Cowart
Changemaker Chair
Web & Experience Designer
AC strongly believes that we can design a better, accessible and equitable world. As Changemaker Chair, she’s seen first hand how design can be used to tackle complex problems, and as a force for social good.
Ryan Spanswick
Leadership Development Chair
Director of Design / Principal | Praxent
Ryan has over 14 years of experience in ux design, visual design, user research, and creative leadership. He is passionate about helping people grow personally and professionally while developing design teams that scale.
Steven Parker
Board Explorer
Visual Designer | IBM
Designing visuals, obsessed with the little things, love coming up with new ideas, and will find any excuse to eat a doughnut. Side passions for swimming, folk music, biking, and learning.
Daphna Sebbane
Board Explorer
Graphic Designer