Loryn O’Donnell is a brand strategist experienced in both agency and consultant work. In addition to running her design business and leading the AIGA DFW board, she moonlights as an adjunct design professor at UTA. Loryn joined the board in 2013 as Director of Volunteers, then served in 2014 & 2015 as Director of Engagement, overseeing membership and committee growth. Having served as Vice President in 2016 & 2017, Loryn now continues her board service in a 2 year term as President, and is dedicated to expanding community involvement with an eye towards empowering AIGA DFW to execute the many incredible ideas we receive from our members.
Jon Sandruck is a human-centered designer, design thinking facilitator, husband, father, dog lover, good bass player, bad guitar player, and pepperoni pizza aficionado.
He's currently a Design Director for USAA, where he leads a team of designers supporting their car-buying service. Before USAA he was a Customer Experience Strategist and UX Designer for Sabre Travel Network; where he led the design of their next-generation point-of-sale for travel agencies. He has designed experiences ranging from games featuring dancing hippos to HIPAA-compliant hospital management applications. He spent 8 years as the Principal & Creative Director of award-winning design studio ohTwentyone, where his work was recognized by GDUSA, Logo Lounge, and Print Magazine, among others. Sandruck has served on the AIGA DFW board since 2010, first as Website Director, then as Vice President, and most recently as President. He looks forward to continuing his service to DFW’s design community as Treasurer.
Brett Yanoski graduated from Texas Christian University with a BFA in Graphic Design in 2012. With over 13 years of experience as a designer and developer, he has worked with clients in a wide range of industries including entertainment, healthcare and small business. He is currently a Senior Front-End Developer for Schaefer Advertising in Fort Worth. At Schaefer, he works with brands crafting websites, apps and other digital experiences that work to make life better. Brett joined the board of AIGA DFW in 2018 and continues to work towards growing the design community throughout North Texas.
Linda is a Creative Director at Corgan MediaLab, where she conceptualizes and directs a wide variety of project types such as renderings, motion graphics, videos, animations, and immersive experiences such as VR and AR. Before that she was in the Digital Design department at Fossil for a little over fifteen years, where she went after obtaining a BFA in Communication Design from the University of North Texas. Linda has been a volunteer with AIGA since August 2017 and joined the board in January 2019. Her mission is to bring awareness, education, and action around the diversity, equity, and inclusive space within our chapter.
Josue Olivas is a designer based out of Dallas, TX currently working at The Brand Hatchery where he works with brands to communicate their story across digital and print media. Working at a small shop has allowed him to work on a variety of projects for a wide range of clients. Prior to joining The Brand Hatchery, his experience includes other local creative shops, in-house and a small startup team. Olivas has been an active member of AIGA since 2010 and served as president of UT Arlington's AIGA student group. For the last year, he has served in the role of programming director for AIGA DFW. He plans to continue to engage the Dallas-Fort Worth design community by promoting the value of design to all members through programming.
Jennifer Huang is an interaction designer and user-centric thinker. She believes the journey matters just as much as the destination, and that experiences designed thoughtfully can empower people and improve their lives. Jennifer is currently an Art Director at Bottle Rocket Studios, where she works as a lead designer for responsive web and native applications. Previously, she was a freelance consultant helping creative agencies, SMBs, and startups build effective solutions . Jennifer has been an AIGA DFW event photographer since 2015. She joined the board in 2019 and is excited to explore ways in which she can bring value to the DFW creative community.
Found with a book in her hand and garden dirt under her fingernails at most times, Stacey Jemison wants the world to see in technicolor; optimistic and filled with joyful laughter. If that can’t happen, she just wants them to stop arguing on the internet. As a Photographer and Art Director, she tries to bring more art into the world in some way—every day.
Michael Lopez is a creative professional working in print and digital media. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising Design from The Art Institute of Dallas, he has honed in on a corporate and sleek approach to branding. He has designed for numerous industries including transportation, medial, multi-family homes and the nonprofit sector. Today he finds himself as the Senior Designer at J.Hilburn, a custom-made clothing brand based in Dallas. There he is working with his team to elevate the high-end clothing brand into a lifestyle brand.
Christopher Allred graduated from The University of North Texas with a BA in Advertising in 2018. Currently he works at a high end packaging company. As Director of Production for Big Box Little Box he leads all aspects of production, and client management for all of their top tier clients. Having worked on aspects of design, production, client management and business development, Chris has developed a unique advantage in the creative space. When he’s not working he enjoys photography and getting outdoors exploring nature.
Gus Granger is a native of Minnesota, husband, father of three, and Chief Creative Officer of Cyxtera Technologies, a global data center and cybersecurity company. His 20+ year career in graphic design and brand strategy has earned him the recognition by a number of publications and organizations including Adobe, AIGA, Brand New, Communication Arts, DSVC, Graphis and Print Magazine. Gus is a past president of the Dallas Fort Worth chapter of the AIGA, and currently has a seat on the organization’s national diversity task force.
Willie Baronet was the owner / creative director of GroupBaronet from 1992-2006. His work has been featured in CA, Graphis, AIGA, NY Art Directors, The One Show, Print, Annual Report Trends, The Type Directors Club among others. In 2013 Willie recieved the AIGA Fellow award. He is a public speaker (including TEDxSMU) and judge of many creative competitions (including the prestigious Communication Arts Annual). Willie is currently the Stan Richards Professor of Creative Advertising at SMU's Temerlin Advertising Institute.
Stacey Fatica is a Creative Leader with 16 years of experience translating business objectives into visual identities. Stacey's passion is motivating teams and pushing creative ideas to the next level. With a focus on In-House Brand Strategy and Experience Design, Stacey has worked in multiple industries including Energy, Cybersecurity, Healthcare and High-End Furniture. Stacey has also held multiple roles with AIGA, the professional association of design, volunteering to advance design across all disciplines of business.
Douglas May is a professor at The University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, and owner of May & Co., a Dallas-based design consultancy. He holds an MFA with Emphasis in Visual Communication from Texas A&M Commerce - Dallas. After being recruited by Stan Richards and moving to Dallas, he founded the design communications firm May & Co. in 1986. Doug was honored in 2011 as an AIGA Fellow for his career contribution to the design community. He is a past board member and officer of AIGA DFW and is a past president of the DSVC.
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