Raksa Yin
Raksa Yin is a digital product designer who past clients were government agencies, higher education, pharmaceutical, finance, and healthcare brands. His work focuses on the product design process, design systems, and rapid prototyping. He finds time for creative side projects for his other passion in hand drawn typography and music.
Lauren Maffeo
Vice President, Communications Director
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Lauren works as a service designer at Steampunk, a human-centered design firm serving the federal government. She is also a founding editor of Springer’s AI and Ethics journal and an editor for Data and Policy, an open access journal with Cambridge University Press. She has written for Harvard Data Science Review, Financial Times, and The Guardian, among other publications. In her spare time, Lauren loves running, fostering dogs, and serving on the Board of Alumni and Friends of The London School of Economics, where she was elected Vice President in 2021.
Nabi Bilal
Programming Director
Nabi Bilal is a graphic artist and creative director. He has published and illustrated four children's books, served as the lead animator for a feature film, workshopped with Sesame Street, and is currently developing a series of short films that examine the intersection of religion, politics, and American society. A longtime artistpreneur, he's the co-founder of CreativeJunkFood, a multimedia creative studio that focuses on animation/video, branding & design, and murals & art installations. He enjoys practicing the ukulele and is a firm believer that teamwork makes the dream work.
Jessica Hoang
Operations Director & Treasurer
A customer and employee experience leader for over 5 years, Jessica Hoang has spent the last 3 years as a multidisciplinary freelance designer pursuing her passion for accessibility and inclusivity. She is a guru for good, leveraging strategic design and research-based execution between corporate teams and local nonprofits to increase social impact through inclusivity, accessibility and social equity. You can find her crushing her next outdoor adventure with Kiba the Shiba, from climbing to travel, with a toolkit of podcasts and books.
Natalie Aziz
Design Continuum Fund Chair
“Attitude determines altitude” has been Natalie’s mantra since justifying to her Middle Eastern parents why she should study art. That included a specialized Fashion Design program, then graduating from VCU’s School of the Arts with a major in Fashion Merchandising and a minor in Mass Communications. Currently, she is an Experience Manager at a design-centered organization, but you can usually find her spending time with her dog, Athena while researching and advocating for environmental sustainability.
Eric Johnsen
Email Chair & Secretary
A native of Maryland, Eric is your friendly neighborhood pixel pusher. As a Digital Experience Designer for the University of Maryland, he designs/animates graphics for UMD's core websites, campus screens, and social media outlets, along with coding responsive emails. Outside of work, he's an avid moviegoer, comic-book collector, coffee addict and baseball romantic.
Greg Aylsworth
Managing Editor
With close to 30 years of professional design and communications experience, Greg Aylsworth is a designer and brand coordinator at the National Park Service. He manages visitor center exhibit projects for park sites across the country. Gene also leads the NPS Brand Ambassador Program, Identity Work Group, and is a member of the Arrowhead Committee, which oversees use of park service intellectual property. Previously, he founded Octoblend, a brand identity consultancy. Gene also served as Assistant Communications Director, Senior Designer, and a brand innovator at The Ohio State University Department of Athletics.
Supreet (Preeti) Kaur
Social Media Chair
Supreet (Preeti) Kaur is currently a project manager working as a federal contractor with the US Department of Transportation. Her passion for design, web development, and art led her to graduate from The University of Maryland, College Park, with a double BA in Art Studio (Graphic Design) and Art History with a minor in Astronomy. As a member of the AIGA and Graphic Artists Guild, Preeti continues to share her love for graphic and web design with the design community. Preeti also has a passion for community service, and is a sixth-degree black belt cross training in the Sikh and African martial arts.
Ariana Rodriguez Gitler
DC Design Week Executive Director
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A Maryland native, Ariana is a project manager and strategist for product and service design engagements with a background in graphic design and content production. Since returning to the DMV after college, she has worked for various nonprofit organizations including PBS and Pew Research Center. Currently she’s a Digital Producer at AFS Digital Studio/Fjord, working with federal agency clients. She lives with her plant babies and is either crafting, baking, or party planning in her free time.
Kathryn Olivieri
Design for Good Executive Chair
Kathryn is a print and digital graphic designer, currently working for ODNI. As the Design for Good Executive Chair for AIGA DC, Kathryn leads CreateAthon DC event coordination and planning. In addition, Kathryn works with other board members to plan and connect AIGA DC members to the community through acts of service. In her free time, Kathryn listens to audio books, runs, and spends time with family and friends.
Eric Chiu
Design for Good Deputy Chair
Eric Chiu is a service designer and researcher who focuses on improving interactions between the public and institutions through design. On a professional level, Eric's work strives to redistribute decision power to underserved communities, amplifying the voices of those who experience scarcity. Outside of work, Eric's a proud plant parent and an avid home chef.
Glennette Clark
Civic Design Chair
Glennette Clark is a design researcher for the United States Digital Service, a non-partisan technology group in the Executive Office of the President. Glennette brings human-centered design practices to federal agencies including the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). She is an adjunct professor with MICA’s Design Leadership program. She is the Founder of UXCamps DC & NYC and a member of the District of Columbia Innovation & Technology Inclusion Council. Glennette has a Strategic Design MBA from Thomas Jefferson University and a BA in Journalism from Howard University.
Silvia Script
Education Chair


Silvia Script is a Senior User Experience and Interface Designer with a communication design background from Carnegie Mellon University, Corcoran College of Art + Design, and Rhode Island School of Design. She leads experience and interface direction at Publicis Sapient for various health, federal and commercial clients. Silvia is known for her innovative solutions to complex problems that are functional and visually aesthetic. She has designed iOS applications featured in the Apple App Store’s Best New Apps, Lifestyle, Productivity and Sports categories. She is a passionate educator and committed to mentoring aspiring designers.
David Spears
Salon Chair
David Spears is the Design Director at Burness as well as a professor at the Academy of Art University. He completed an artist residency on Building Brands With Type at the School of Visual Arts in August 2021 and received an MFA in Graphic Design in 2016 from the Academy of Art University. For his thesis project, David developed a texting app with animated weather backgrounds that aimed to infuse text messages with nonverbal cues and address the problem of miscommunication. David received his undergraduate education at the University of Pittsburgh, double majoring in Studio Arts and Psychology.
Juan Pablo Madrid
Awards Chair
Juan Pablo Madrid is the Senior Director of Design Innovation at Online Optimism, a creative digital agency, where he manages the Design+Development team and explores new technologies. Throughout his time at Online Optimism, he has overseen the launch of dozens of design and interactive projects. Previously he held roles at the University of New Orleans’ Marketing and PR office and PepsiCo in Latin America. Juan Pablo is originally from Guatemala, and prior to relocating to DC, he spent nearly a decade in New Orleans. When not designing, he enjoys brewery hopping, exploring the Smithsonian museums, and visiting Apple stores.
Megan Kimmitt
Mentoring Chair
Megan Kimmitt is the Creative Director of an award-winning design team at AHIP, where she supports the healthcare industry through advocacy campaigns. She has over a decade of experience leading teams and mentoring designers to execute effective creative materials for the health care, energy, federal agency, and craft brewing industries. Outside of work, Megan volunteers with local non-profits, chases her toddler around at the playground, and visits family and friends in Baltimore.
Dara Adams
Chapter Administrator
Dara has been the AIGA DC Chapter Administrator for 20 years. She is also a social work graduate student and works in the field of mental health. She continues to provide support to the dynamic, ever-changing board of volunteers with AIGA DC. Her favorite party conversations involve power rangers, baked goods, and military personnel/dog reunion videos.