Lyn Severance is a principal in the creative studio Harvey|Severance, a Burlington-based design consultancy focused on developing brands that resonate with consumers. She has worked with many familiar consumer brands (think Ben & Jerry’s, Butternut Mountain Farm maple products, Gateway computers, Keurig Green Mountain, among many others), and Vermont non-profits. Lyn’s passion is to solve business challenges with unique design, bold color, illustration, pattern and hand-lettering. She has been a member of AIGA for at least 5 years, and believes design can change the world.

Michelle Hobbs is the Creative Director at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation in Burlington. Passionate about sustainability, she leads an in-house team that serves VEIC’s clients by creating compelling messaging to motivate everyone to use less energy and reduce carbon. She has been a member of AIGA since 2005 and served as AIGA Vermont President from 2010-2013.

Anna Post is a content creator and project manager for Harvey|Severance, a design and brand communication studio in Burlington, VT. Anna has worked previously in government, the film industry, and, most recently, as an author and spokesperson for The Emily Post Institute. She is passionate about bringing compelling design content to creatives in Vermont. She has been a member of AIGA since 2016.

Katie Rutherford is the Chief Creative Officer and Co-founder of the Burlington based branding agency Ruthless & Wellington. She brings an elusive combination of sophistication and substance to the national-caliber work she conceives, directs and produces. Katie has garnered considerable accolades, designing for SpaFinder and Spin Magazine in New York City. During her seven years of agency experience as an Art and Creative Director in Vermont, Katie’s design and thought leadership has pushed clients like the University of Vermont, Stowe Mountain Resort, Northfield Savings Bank and Vermont Department of Health to new heights.

Carolyn Crowley recently joined ECHO Science Center as the Brand Curator and Multimedia Designer. Carolyn’s work has spanned from creating exhibits for the Smithsonian to designing the National Track and Field Hall of Fame. Previously she served as Creative Director at a Children’s Museum in Salt Lake City where she oversaw all creative projects across print and digital platforms as well as lead the design of 3D and exhibits projects. Carolyn has been an AIGA member for 20 years and is passionate about using the power of design to positively impact the lives of families and children.

Audrie Poole is the Executive Producer and Lead Agent for Sunday Afternoon, a creative studio and artist management company based in NYC. She has worked in the fields of photography and design for over 16 years, most recently at Solidarity of Unbridled Labour (JDK) in Burlington, VT as Creative Operation Manager. She is passionate about bringing creatives together. She has been a member of AIGA since 2012.

Lizzie Brightly is the Art Buyer at Solidarity of Unbridled Labour, a graphic design studio in Burlington, and works in collaboration with in house designers and freelance artists. Lizzie has worked in the commercial art industry for the past 4 years, both in gallery curation and in production management. She has been a member of AIGA since 2014.

Coberlin Brownell is working at Champlain College as an Assistant Professor for the Communications and Creative Media department teaching in the Graphic Design Program. Currently the Education Chair for the American Institute of Graphic Artist (AIGA) Vermont Chapter. Recently completed the Master of Fine Arts Program in Emergent Media at Champlain College. Thesis work explored preserving history in a digital age using technologies like virtual environments and augmented reality. In his professional life, “Coby” worked for Jager Di Paola

Heather Winther is the Director of Events & Marketing for the Vermont Retail & Grocers Association and the Vermont Specialty Food Association in Montpelier. She moved to Vermont in 2010 to intern at New Breed Marketing in Winooski and has made every effort to volunteer or attend every music, foodie, craft beer or art event in or around the state ever since. She has been a member of AIGA Vermont since 2014 and has served as Communications Co-Chair since 2016.



Lyn Severance
Harvey|Severance, Burlington, VT

Heather Winther
Burlington, VT

Carolyn Crowley
CC Graphic Design, Middlebury, VT

Katie Rutherford
Ruthless & Wellington, Burlington, VT

Coberlin Brownell
Champlain College, Burlington, VT


Alaina Castillo-Kunkle
Off the Common, Waterbury, VT

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