Kim Rader
Communications Director
Kim is a graphic designer with the Pittsburgh studio of Perkins Eastman where she manages brand design for the firm. Kim is continuing in her second year as Communications Director and hopes to increase member engagement through regular newsletters and social media posts.
Sarah O'Melia
Programming Committee Member
Administrative Assistant at University of Pittsburgh
Sarah Davis
Education Committee Member
Associate Professor of Visual Communication Design at West Liberty University
Sponsorship Director
Accepting Nominations
What you will do at a glance: Find sponsors in the Pittsburgh area to support our chapter to help us make our events free to everyone. Define guidelines and structures for sponsorships that provide value on both ends. Work with other board and committee members to generate and implement fundraising ideas and efforts. Create and keep relationships with organizations (non-profits, corporations, agencies, etc) in the community to ensure their continued support.
Education Co-Director
Accepting Nominations
Education Co-Director (Educator Focus) What you will do at a glance: Work with co-directors in growing partnerships with universities and grade school educators. Contribute and implement programming ideas that will help us cultivate and support a network of educators across the region. Create and grow relationships with educators. Help design education programs become/stay relevant by calling attention to opportunities and supplying them with the tools and support they need to teach effectively.
Education Co-Director
Accepting Nominations
Education Co-Director (Student Focus) What you will do at a glance: Work with co-directors to education to continue fostering engagement with students in grade school and universities. Contribute and implement programming ideas for students (college level and K-12). Create and grow relationships with students. Grow partnerships with university student design clubs.
Community Engagement Director
Accepting Nominations
What you will do at a glance: Connect with organizations, businesses, freelancers, etc to build relationships in our community. Direct and support other events in the community; be a link to other programs in the community that we may have the opportunity to partner with. Help us define what partnerships best align with our values, mission, and goals.
Community Engagement Committee Member
Accepting Applications
What you will do at a glance: Help connect with organizations, businesses, freelancers, etc to build relationships in our community. Support events that we partner with in the community.
All Are Welcome!
Tell us what you are interested in helping with. Do you see a missing piece? Are you that missing piece? Let us know what you would like to contribute and we believe we will create a spot for you! Worried about a time commitment? Don't worry. Just communicate with us up front. Whether you have 4 hours to spare a month or 40 hours, we appreciate the time you are willing to donate to your local creative community and we want you to be a part of our team. We look forward to hearing from you! 
Stephen Catapano
Stephen Catapano is the Branding & Design Manager for Eat’n Park Hospitality Group. Stephen has a passion for providing new creative endeavors and experiences to his community. As the Treasurer, he plans on building new relationships with potential partners that will allow us to fund exciting events for our members. Through the lens of fiscal responsibility and transparency into our finances, he will strive to bring the ideas of our volunteer directors to life with ample funding and create a strong foundation for a stable future.
Stephen Gates
Vice President
Stephen Gates is a renowned designer with a career spanning over two decades as a global design leader building world-class organizations that integrate research, data, and behavioral science with human-centered design methods to drive a long-term vision and near-term business impact. He is currently the founder of CRZY which is an independent strategy, design, and inspiration studio helping companies find a new vision and purpose for their brands, digital experiences, creativity, and existence. He previously worked at InVision, Citi, Starwood Hotels, WW, and McCann Erickson, building teams that created award-winning global advertising campaigns, multiple Fortune 100 brands, and innovative digital experiences. His work has received over 150 international awards including having his app designs have been named one of the World's 100 Greatest Apps, and Apple has featured his work in 10 keynotes. He shares what he has learned through his international speaking engagements and his award-winning podcast, The Crazy One podcast, an in-depth exploration of issues that matter to creatives, including leadership, creativity, and career development, innovation, and more.
Luke Hillegas
For nearly a decade, Luke Hillegas has navigated his way through the gig economy as a graphic artist, freelancing illustration and design talents under his business alias, Rusty Dog Studio. He proudly serves the community of Pittsburgh, where Luke was born, raised, and currently resides. Luke does not shy away from facing new challenges and continuously creates opportunities for self-growth and professional development. His goal within AIGA Pittsburgh is a personal immersion into the local artist community with ambitions to mentor, lead, and listen specifically to fellow gig workers. Luke is a proud husband to a hard-working wife and an engaged father to three and a half crazy kids. He is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blue belt and enjoys an active lifestyle with his family.
Rich Lewis
Rich Lewis is the Branding & Creative Director for Eat'n Park Hospitality Group. Rich has a deep understanding of the creative industry and a solid desire to reinvigorate AIGA PGH through engaging events, educational initiatives, valuable networking opportunities, and meaningful volunteering experiences. His vision is to build a solid foundation for our organization and foster an environment that encourages growth and collaboration.
Melissa Lambert Marshall
Volunteer Director
Melissa is CTE Instructor of Graphic Design and a small business owner. After volunteering for years with AIGA in both Pittsburgh and Boston, she is putting her experience to use as Volunteer Director for AIGA Pittsburgh. Through this Volunteer Director role, she is eager to embrace the opportunity to organize imaginative volunteer initiatives that not only support AIGA but also foster a vibrant and thriving design community in Pittsburgh.
Jess Pollis
Education Director
Jess is the Senior Graphic Designer at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. She thrives on transforming concepts into captivating visual experiences. Her journey through the realm of design has been a tapestry of innovation, dedication, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. As the Education Director at AIGA PGH, she aims to prepare students for a successful journey into the world of graphic design while furnishing valuable resources for aspiring young professionals
Cristin Yoder
Creative Director
Cristin is a Graphic Designer with Eat’n Park Hospitality Group & Freelance Animator with experience creating for brands including Epitaph Records, The Graphic Cow, New Noise Magazine, and Happy Place Inc. among others. As Creative Director for AIGA, Cristin hopes to engage with new audiences and help Pittsburgh stand out as a unique and diverse community of creatives.