Board Members Are Elected by You

Several times a year, AIGA Minnesota welcomes new members to its board of directors to help shape the direction of the organization.

We are delighted to submit for your consideration and vote the following slate for the AIGA Minnesota board of directors.

A nominating committee has recommended the following individual for a 6-month term:

  • Katrin Loss, for President (interim)

A nominating committee has recommended the following individual for a 1-year term:

  • Terresa Moses, for Director of Diversity & Inclusion

A nominating committee has recommended the following individuals for a 2-year term:

  • Kayla Bries, for Treasurer
  • Carla Januska, for Secretary 
  • Ashley Green, for Director of Membership
  • Ted Kusio, for Director of Alliances

Ballots must be received no later than 5:00pm CST on Monday, December 31, 2018.

Katrin Loss

Katrin Loss

A member of AIGA since 1999, Katrin served on many committees and in a variety of roles for the Minnesota chapter since 2002, including chairing the Luncheon Lectures series from 2003–2010 and co-chairing the 2014 AIGA Minnesota Design Show. In 2007, she joined AIGA Minnesota’s Board of Directors as the Associate Director, Luncheons and, in 2011, was named “Volunteer of the Year.” Most recently, Katrin served as President for AIGA Minnesota leading the Board of Directors and overseeing chapter operations to ensure activities are in the best interest of the chapter’s financial and organizational health as well as membership needs. Prior to that, she served as Vice President for two years overseeing the Programming Council among others, and as Director of Operations for five years overseeing and improving systems and processes in support of AIGA Minnesota’s numerous and diverse programming needs.

An award-winning art director/designer with extensive experience in brand development, Katrin currently works at Best Buy on the Brand Design team. Katrin is a graduate of Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) with a BFA in graphic design, and also holds a degree in business administration and international trade from Staatliche Handelsschule in Hamburg, Germany. A strong creative leader with analytical skills, her background in design and business coupled with experience working and living in the U.S. and Europe permits a unique global perspective.

An active member of the design community for over 15 years, Katrin currently serves on MCAD’s Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Terresa Moses

Terresa MosesTerresa Moses is the Creative Director of Blackbird Revolt, a design studio which uses art and design to create conscious messaging and works with a number of organizations that are effecting social change. She is also an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Department of Art & Design. She graduated with her BFA in Fashion Design and minor in African-American Studies from the University of North Texas in 2008. After completing her BFA, she worked as a graphic apparel designer for over six years at a sports agency before going back to UNT to complete her MFA in Design Research with a minor in Anthropology in 2015.

Her design research interests include; “Project Naptural” a project on Black natural hair and its effects on the self-identity of Black women, “Racism Untaught” a project to help integrate anti-racist concepts into design classrooms, empowering marginalized and underrepresented communities, and rewriting denigrating social narratives. She serves as the Director of Diversity & Inclusion for AIGA Minnesota (the professional organization for design) and currently leads the committee on a campaign about privilege called Do Better Minnesota. She also serves on the executive board of the Duluth NAACP as the advisor for College Chapter at UMD and Young Adult Committee Chair. Lastly, she serves on the board of the Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial Committee.

Kayla Bries

Kayla BriesKayla is a Strategy Director at Little & Company, leading a variety of clients including Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Barnes & Noble, Nerdery and Bremer Bank. Before joining the team at Little, Kayla worked at Colle McVoy, where she led the development of brand-shaping initiatives for Land O’Lakes and their agriculture business unit, WinField United. Kayla’s experience spans across a diverse set of organizations from Fortune 500 companies to startups and non-profit organizations.

Kayla has also served terms as President and Vice President for NAMA (National Agri-marketing Association) and is actively involved with the BrandLab.

Carla Januska

Carla Januska

Carla Januska is the founder of Smart Hive, a data visualization focused creative consultancy. Carla is a firm believer in using consistent, creative visualization to drive branding and marketing through story-led differentiation. She uses data-driven storytelling to create unique, ownable experiences across multiple platforms.

Carla currently serves as interim Secretary for AIGA Minnesota and co-chairs the Solopreneurs committee.

Ashley Green

Ashley GreenAshley is the senior web designer at Gradient Positioning, and has been an active AIGA member since 2011.

Earning her B.A. in Graphic Design and graduating with honors from AIPX (Phoenix, AZ) in 2014, she’s demonstrated success in leadership from her nomination and induction into Alpha Beta Kappa in 2012, to her collaboration as a Co-chair for AIGA MN’s Portfolio 1-on-1 in 2018.

With a special interest in diversity and inclusion, she has a passion for bridging together all facets of the creative industry. Ashley has a strong belief in people-motivating people to make great things happen and she works diligently to promote improvement through change.

In her down time, she can be found backpacking through a Minnesota State Park, running on one of the Minneapolis regional trails, or ‘nerding-out’ over an episode of The X-Files.

Ted Kusio

Ted KusioA relative newbie to MN (almost four years!), Ted Kusio is, or has been, a Creative Director, Interactive Designer/Developer, Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer, TV Critic and Professor.He designed a record-breaking presentation for Vogue magazine; animated effective online ads for The New York Times paywall; directed a Flash agency’s creative and technical evolution to HTML; and made web sites, web apps, presentations, online ads, videos, motion graphics and other digital content for other big names you’ve heard of (DDB, Macy’s, The Discovery Channel, Estée Lauder) and some you haven’t.

At AIGA MN he’s been a member of the Diversity and Inclusion and Design Camp committees, and also helps his wife run The Redeeming Time Project, draws impossible people, and explores the many flavors of creativity available in the Twin Cities.

Consistent with AIGA Minnesota’s bylaws, the proposed slate is submitted to the voting membership for ratification. Supporting-, sustaining-, design leader-, and trustee-level members of AIGA Minnesota in good standing are entitled to vote in board member elections; contributor-level members and non-members are not entitled to vote. The vote is either for or against the entire slate.

Ballots must be received no later than 5:00pm CST on Monday, December 31, 2018.

Board members completing their terms at the end of Decmber 2018

Susan Seeley Roe, Director of Development and President-Elect
Jenny Schmitz Hinshaw, Director of Legacy Programming

Randy Piechowski, Associate Director, Development

Board members continuing their service

Heather Brooks, Vice President

Grant Hasbrouck, Director of Communications
Andy Vitale, Director of Design Impact
Pete Rivard, Director of Education
Michelle Schulp, Director of Technology

Emily Weigel, Associate Director of Archives
Matt Olin, Associate Director of Career Stages
Lydia Hoelzlhammer, Associate Director of Content Management
Jenni Lathrop, Associate Director of Registration
Savina Proykova, Associate Director of Social Media Engagement
Jacqueline Quintanilla, Associate Director of Student Affairs

Contact Leadership

Heather Brooks
Heather Brooks
President
For as long as she can remember Heather has been a lover of color and pattern and a skilled problem solver. Design brought these two passions together and there has been no looking back.

 Currently in-house at a local nonprofit, Opportunity Partners, Heather spends her days designing print and digital materials to support the mission of advancing the quality of life for adults with disabilities.

Heather holds a BFA in graphic design from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire where she was encouraged to join AIGA as a student. 

In her free time, Heather is out enjoying all the wonderful places in the Twin Cities with her partner, family, friends and dogs, Paisley and Guthrie.