Panel: Creative Direction and Design Management

Designers often find themselves wanting to craft beautiful typography, pick just the right color palette or find the perfect concept for solving a design problem. As we mature in our career, we may find ourselves entering into a role that requires us to manage one, two or even a full team of designers. This welcomes a new set of skills we must learn to be effective communicators.

Join us in welcoming several senior-level creatives in a panel all about creative direction and managing design teams. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions to our panelists about managing anywhere from one to fifty designers.


  • Melody Raffloer - Chief Creative Officer at BuzzShift
  • Kelly Welch-Farquhar - Group Creative Director at Propac Agency
  • David Hohman - Chief Creative Officer at August United
  • Anthony Armendariz - Partner and Head of Design at Funsize

Getting There:

The event will be hosted online via Zoom. Once registered, you will receive an email the day of the event and 15 minutes before the event goes live. All the Zoom details will be included in the email.

You MUST be registered via Eventbrite through our website to get the email. RSVP’s on LinkedIn or Facebook only do not count for entry.


This is a virtual event with Zoom. Zoom offers advanced accessibility features that can be found here. We will also offer live transcribing during the event. When logged in, click the “Transcript” button in the Zoom window.

Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional and educational purposes in connection with AIGA, corresponding publications, archives, and online. Ticket rates are based on AIGA membership status at the time of registration. AIGA Memberships are non-transferable.

When & Where
Thu, Feb 25, 2021 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST