Joseph Bergdoll is a designer, developer, and creative director in New York City. In 2014, he founded Extended Play (or EP for short), a small multidisciplinary design & technology studio – working at the intersection of branding, interaction, product, and print design.
Sabrina Hall is a native New Yorker and freelance graphic designer. She is an avid problem solver, art director, tablet designer, and Word Press web developer. Sabrina graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Graphic Design and had been working with various clients for close to 10 years. She has worked with Parents Magazine, Scholastic, Women’s Health Magazine, Good Housekeeping Magazine and Ed2010 on the recent redesign of their blog.
She is excited to be an AIGA/NY Mentor coordinator and has been involved with the program for over 5 years.
Irina Lee is an Associate Creative Director at R/GA, leading experience design for Nike+. She is the managing editor of AIGA/NY, an educator and an author. She teaches undergraduate courses in typography at the School of Visual Arts. Irina received her MFA in Design from the School of Visual Arts, a post graduate certificate in Typeface Design from the Cooper Union, and a BA from University of Maryland.
As the head of Mucca’s interactive department, Katie brings her years of design experience to life with a keen understanding of user behavior and emerging platforms. Katie’s excitement for new technologies have led her from boutique branding agencies to New York’s tech scene, where she worked as both an interactive art director and a digital producer responsible for multidisciplinary product teams. Her work has been recognized by Wired, The New York Times, USA Today, imprint, Reuters, the webby awards, and apple’s editor’s choice list.
When detached from a screen, she is staunch North Brooklynite who enjoys sipping on whiskey, riding bikes, and instagramming her four cats in greenpoint.
Anjali Menon is an Art Director in Graphic Design at COTY. She currently develops identity and packaging for brands such as Vera Wang and Jennifer Lopez. Prior to this, she developed packaging and in-store merchandising displays for COTY’s top beauty brand. At the heart of her design process is a desire to stay inspired while creating unique concepts that encapsulate the personality of each of her clients.
Anjali holds a BFA in Communication Design from the School of Visual Arts. She has been living in New York City for the past 12 years, and previously lived and studied in India and Singapore.
Andrew Sapiens is a web designer/developer based in Phoenix, Arizona. He holds a degree in Visual Communication Design from Arizona State University. His belief is that every detail, big or small, makes a difference when crafting enjoyable user experiences. Andrew has also been a guest reviewer for second-year students in the Visual Communication Design program at ASU. Most days he is found working at Fervor Creative, a multidisciplinary design agency based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
A self-proclaimed design nerd, Karin always loved creating new ideas and obsessing over detail. She set out to be a computer engineer, but realized that graphic design was her passion. After gaining design experience in many different industries, including fashion, publishing and branding, she found her home at The O Group.As the Creative Director, she conceives new ideas, develops well-planned strategies and leads the talented design team to visualize brand campaigns.
Karin was named an Art Directors Club Young Gun and her work has been featured in the Rebrand Showcase, Communication Arts, Graphis and Creative Quarterly. She co-coordinates the AIGA/NY Mentoring Program and works to inspire the next generation of creative professionals.
When not developing brands, Karin can be found reading the latest New Yorker or spending time with her husband and their sons, Max (a spaniel) and Don (a baby)