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 individuals for a 2-year term:

  • Julia Hunter Rancone, Director of Development
  • Michael Sasorith, Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Ballots must be received no later than 5:00pm CST on Tuesday, December 31, 2019.

Julia Hunter Rancone

Julia Hunter Rancone headshotJulia Hunter Rancone is a managing partner and VP of Creative Strategy at Ultra Creative, advocating the importance of design to achieve brand and business objectives. As Director of Development for AIGA MN, she aims to establish the strategic framework for chapter development goals and opportunities, working with the board and members to create connections with the broader community to enrich the AIGA MN experience.

Michael Sasorith

Michael Sasorith is the Lead Designer at ArcStone, a digital agency in Minneapolis. He is also a Board Member for The SEAD Project, a nonprofit organization based in Minnesota that focuses on helping members of the Southeast Asian community connect with their heritage and amplify their narratives to thrive, mobilize, and heal. He graduated with his BFA in Graphic Designer from the University of Minnesota — Twin Cities. His professional focus is on web, UI, and UX. His skills extend to a variety of design disciplines — including print, brand and identity, and type design. He is also an illustrator who strives to make Lao/Lao-American culture more visible and amplify narratives from the Southeast Asian community. His passions include racial equity, culture, and identity.

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 Tuesday, December 31, 2019.

Board members completing their terms at the end of December 2019

We would like to thank the following individuals who have served, worked, and ideated all in your name for the past two (and sometimes even more) years on the AIGA Minnesota board of directors.

Terresa Moses, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Jenny Schmitz-Hinshaw, Director of Legacy Programming


Board Members continuing their service

Heather Brooks, President
Carla Januska, Vice President
Ted Kusio, Director of Alliances
Grant Hasbrouck, Director of Communications
Bert Lee, Director of Education
Ashley Green, Director of Membership
Michelle Schulp, Director of Technology

Emily Weigel, Associate Director of Archives
Lydia Hoelzlhammer, Associate Director of Content Management
Jenni Lathrop, Associate Director of Registration
Abby Wichman, Associate Director of Social Media Engagement
Alex Esse, Associate Director of Students

Contact Leadership

Brent Larson
Brent Larson
Brent is an award winning Motion, 3D, and Graphic designer with 20 years of experience working in the architectural, manufacturing, legal, corporate, and film industries as a solopreneur, agency, and in-house designer. He has experience in illustration, graphic design, product design, 3D modeling & animation, motion graphics, video production, live & virtual event production, presentation design, art direction, and project management. He currently works as a corporate in-house Principal Motion and Graphic Designer in the MedTech industry.

Before becoming AIGA Minnesota President, Brent served as Vice President from 2022-2023 and Chair of the In-House Designers Committee from 2019 - 2023.

Brent volunteers as a mentor for emerging designers and is a member of the AIGA Minnesota Mind to Mind Mentorship Program Committee.

His interests include history, film, design, animation, illustration, 3D printing, model making, woodworking, golf, bowling, fishing, and restoring things.