Ron Bronson is a designer, information architect and strategist specializing in service design & delivery, as well as large-scale digital transformation. He has spent his career working on projects to improve digital services for governments at the federal, state, and local levels. He currently serves as Director of Design at 18F. Outside of work, his research explores Consequence Design, a framework that examines how technology erodes civic trust in daily life and is a collaborator of the Joint Frontiers collective in Helsinki, Finland.
Ron has presented at design and technology conferences globally, including An Event Apart, Confab, UXR Toronto, Pixel Up Cape Town, and IxDA Oslo. He's also a part-time faculty member at the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Ron previously served on the board of AIGA Indianapolis, founded Indianapolis Design Week, and was a member of the City of Portland Historic Landmarks Commission.
In his spare time, Ron is a successful high school tennis coach and sometimes runs skeeball tournaments in the Pacific Northwest.
Visit his website at ronbronson.design.
Vice President, Partnerships & Outreach
Equal parts executive producer and creative director, Ventura has been a force behind the scenes of the motion graphics industry for the last 15+ years. He’s held leading roles at NBCUniversal and Motionographer. At Motionographer he shaped events, producing and directing the much venerated F5 Festivals to audiences of 1500+ creatives. As Creative Director for NBC ArtWorks Studio, he leads the in-house agency for brand and package design across all News/Documentary properties for on-air and streaming platforms. He has collaborated on campaigns with Yahoo!/Oath, Activision/Blizzard, Civic Entertainment, Lion's Gate Films, and KeexFrame. An avid cinephile, Ventura has taught at the EPFC and given talks at SCAD, SVA, and NYU. Visit him at venturacastro.com and check out his Portfolio Reel at vimeo.com/venturacastro
Nicole is a steward of the people, the product, and the product design discipline at Driveway. As a designer who also codes, she describes herself as technical. Having a deep understanding of the medium she’s designing for is crucial to realizing and executing exceptional user experience. As a manager, Nicole is passionate about "how we do design" work, design systems, and overall design operations. How to scale design is a compelling and meaty design problem to solve, and she’s up for the challenge. View her portfolio at nicolemors.com
Alex is an accountant with over five years of experience in finance and accounting. After completing his B.S. in Finance at the University of Oregon, he worked in the finance departments of a marketing firm in San Francisco and, later, a shoe and apparel company in Portland. Currently, he works as an Associate on the Corporate Accounting Team at Fisher Investments. He seeks to combine his skills in finance with his passion for design to assist AIGA’s Portland chapter in reaching its short and long-term goals. In his free time, Alex enjoys playing guitar, running in Forest Park, and snowboarding at Mt. Hood.
Design for Good Director
Audrey is a freelance art director, designer, and illustrator constantly dreaming of better, more equitable futures. Her career started with design stints @ Nike and local agencies, working on a myriad of brand and campaigns projects, championing sustainability initiatives whenever possible. In order to align more with her passion for social and environmental change, she left the world of Fortune 500’s to focus on community organizing, freelancing with non-profits, and forging relationships with purpose- mission-driven organizations. Outside of AIGA, Audrey enjoys growing food, natural spaces, baking, and talking about feelings. AUDDITIES @1auddities
Halle is an art director, designer, illustrator and educator with experience working for a wide range of creative clients in e-commerce, education, retail, healthcare, publishing and technology. Originally from Ohio, she left to pursue a career in design in NYC before coming to Portland in 2016. She taught at PNCA and the Art Institute Online for several years while also working as a designer and volunteering at AIGA, Caldera, The Right Brain Initiative and Bigs Brothers Big Sisters. She enjoys drawing, bicycling and hanging out with her 10 year old son. See Halle’s website at: hallecisco.com
Isa D’Aniello is an Art Director and Graphic Designer from Austin, TX, now living and working in Portland with her pup Luca. She constantly pushes the boundaries of her role as a maker, trying out new tools, mediums, and blending analog with digital techniques to maintain a versatile design style. With more than a decade of professional experience, Isa specializes in brand design, event art direction, large-scale marketing campaigns, packaging, and illustration. She most recently worked as the lead designer for a wine company, and currently runs her own freelance design business, “Isa Made.” Aside from design, Isa makes elaborate messes in the kitchen, shimmery body oils, half-decent pottery, and Spotify playlists for every occasion. In her free time, she can be found chasing waterfalls, learning to garden, and exploring Portland’s food scene. Visit her at www.isamadethis.com
Originally from New York, Janet is a UX Designer who splits her time between Utah and Oregon. Currently, she works for NICE as a Product Designer and engages in freelance opportunities as they arise. Janet loves design because every day is different and provides her the opportunity to create something truly impactful. Prior to becoming a UX Designer, she studied history (MA) and entrepreneurship (MBA), worked in finance (Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, UBS, Fidelity), and managed several branch offices on the West Coast. When not designing, Janet loves to travel, run, figure skate, meditate, volunteer (with AIGA Portland and Delta Alpha Sigma), and spend time with friends and family. View her portfolio at janetgonzales.com