Kristen Pericleous is a designer, educator, and design community leader. She is Co-President of the Cincinnati Chapter of AIGA, The Professional Organization for Design, and works to constantly bring new and intriguing programing, professional development opportunities, ongoing education, and unique workshops to the design community in and around Cincinnati. Before coming to Miami, Kristen was an Art Director at Topic Design, a design and marketing agency, in Cincinnati, Ohio where she worked in graphic, interaction, experience and service/education design as well as marketing, copywriting, and business development. She has had the privilege to work with a variety of clients ranging from small, local non-profits and Fortune 500 international companies. Kristen earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Miami University.