Andy Brenits is an experienced brand, creative & design strategy, and management consultant who has launched and directed in-house creative teams for Fortune 500 companies.
Andy builds the playgrounds that creative professionals get to play in. He’s an inspired creative problem-solver with extensive experience at building, transforming, and leading teams that deliver creative ideas and business results for national and international brands.
Andy’s career began working for small design studios in the Flatiron district of Manhattan, before moving to in-house positions at Banana Republic, Gap, the National Football League, and KPMG. In 2012 he moved to Phoenix Arizona to build the in-house department at Arizona Public Service where he spent 4 years before doing the same at BASIS.ed.
In addition to his BFA in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Arts, Andy holds a Masters Degree in Design Management from Pratt Institute where he also taught the subject in the graduate Communications Design program at Pratt Institute for 8 years.
Robin N. Colangelo
Global Director of Creative Services, White & Case.
InSource Vice President and Director of Partnerships and Sponsorships
Board member since 2009
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Robin Colangelo is a strategic, results-oriented creative leader in developing and executing integrated brand strategies across all print and digital communication channels.
She is an in-house design leader accomplished at driving strategy and process for creative teams with a strong record in
building, managing and leading teams that deliver exceptional business results and creative solutions.
In her current role, Robin leads a global in-house creative team for White & Case, where she manages the visual identity and oversees a diverse team across 6 offices and 5 countries. Robin’s team of creative professionals; design and produce all touch points to support the Firms strategic goals: From marketing collateral, branding, digital, social media to video and animation,
they tackle it all.
Prior to joining White & Case, Robin worked on the agency side as VP, Creative Operations for Arc Marketing, a Publicis affiliate. And at Ryan Partnership, where she gained a variety of creative and production experience working on multi-media projects including; TV, radio and corporate video production, in addition to print promotions and direct mail.
Robin’s recent work has appeared in publications such as HOW, Graphis and GDUSA and was selected as one of the
2012 People to Watch by GDUSA. Robin has participated in the AIGA Business Perspectives for Creative Leaders at Yale and attended the Connecticut Institute of Art, graduating as class valedictorian specializing in graphic design and fine art. Connect with Robin on LinkedIn.
InSource Director of Editorial
Board member since 2009
After 17 years in New York, Kim relocated to Austin, Texas to join Dimensional Fund Advisors as Vice President, Creative Director, where she oversees the in-house editorial, design, interactive, video and presentations teams. For most of the past decade, Kim served as Vice President, Global Creative Director for Morgan Stanley, where she managed the brand and oversaw print, Web and animation design produced in the firm’s New York, London and Tokyo studios. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Kim worked on the agency side as an art director for the arts, biotech, finance and publishing industries. With a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, Kim started her career as a copywriter, writing television, radio and print ads. She earned a Master’s degree in Communications Design from Pratt Institute, where she later taught Psychology of Visual Perception in the Graduate Communications Design department for eight years. In 2014 Kim was selected as one of the People to Watch by GDUSA.
InSource Director of Events, East Coast.
Board member since 2009
Cindy is the Business Development Manager, Northeast for Rolland Enterprises, where she spends her time consulting with design firms, ad agencies, print production managers, corporate end users and printers on all aspects of paper selection and procurement. Her vast knowledge and experience in the printing process has positioned her as a “go to” person for expert advice on paper and production as it relates to paper choices.
Adam Fry Pierce
Director of Communications, The Fulcrum Agency
InSource Director of Events, West Coast
Board member since 2014
As an innovative marketer, Adam specializes in branding, business process reengineering (BPR), social media, and strategic design management (SDM). He has a knock for sustainability and an impressive background in event planning, of which he puts to use in volunteer efforts for a number of organizations.
Adam is the co-founder of The Fulcrum Agency, an organization helping Fortune 500 leaders build sustainable business strategies based on functional, responsible, and profitable platforms with achievable goals while empowering the long-term culture.
Adam has an advertising degree from WSU, and found his professional passion in the field of management consulting for creative professionals. Having worked with major companies such as Harley-Davidson, Washington State University, and the William Morris Agency, Adam is no stranger to working with major global influencers.
To collaborate with Adam, or see what he is up to, check out his blog at adamfrypierce.wordpress.com
InSource Director of Digital
Board member since 2014
Shani began her design career as a Creative Intern at Young & Rubicam with aspirations of becoming an Art Director. Not quite ready to abandon her passion for painting and her curiosity of other disciplines, she left NYC for Boston to pursue a BFA in Studio Art & Computer Art and a BA in Art History at Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She worked as an Art Instructor and as a Graphic & Web Designer for Publishing, Music, and Non-Profit clients until returning to her hometown of New York City.
Nine years later, Shani is the Creative Director at the once start-up Capital IQ, now known as S&P Capital IQ, a part of the McGraw-Hill Companies. She serves as the leader and mentor of the Design team focusing on communication design, branding, and interaction design. She has had the unique experience of actively growing and transforming the company’s identity and being part of many first-ever initiatives. In 2015 Shani was selected as one of the People to Watch by GDUSA.
Secretary for the InSource Board
Serving since 2004
Vivian is a self-employed writer, editor, and proofreader, working primarily with pharmaceutical and medical education companies these days. She has previously worked with various nonprofit organizations as a director of development, a hospital grants administrator, and a university development officer, as well as a communications officer with The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey.
She received a degree in sociology from Gordon College (Wenham, Massachusetts) and a master’s degree in public administration from Baruch College, The City University of New York.
After working with a variety of international and local advertising agencies in Puerto Rico, Eileen Riestra established DYASTUDIO with the intention of creating a firm that would primarily center on design and visual communications. In 2014, Eileen established Depict Brands, the sister company of DYASTUDIO, in Boston, MA. Depict Brands focuses on branding development, and offers a wide array of design related services that cater to the American and Hispanic Market.
Ms. Riestra has a B.F.A. Degree in graphic design from The New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts.
InSource Brand and Design Key Contributor
Board member since 2014
Eric is a marketing art director with a history in healthcare, luxury, food, fashion and travel. He has honed his advertising, branding and marketing skills at firms as diverse as Express Scripts, Movado and Condé Nast. Years of guerrilla freelancing and in-house experience have provided him with a resource of design, workflow, and best practice tools.
Eric has a degree in Illustration from Parsons School of Design. Also a fine artist, he is a painter, exhibitor and educator.
Ava is a native-born Filipino who came to New York to study design. She has more than five years of professional experience, with a solid background in branding, print and digital design. To further her education, she attended Massimo Vignelli’s Master Designer Workshop – an intensive course in graphic and typographic design, held at the Vignelli Center For Design Studies, in Rochester, New York.
She received a BFA degree in Communications Design from Pratt Institute in 2009.
Evon Butler: Key Contributor, Social Media Manager
Board member since 2015
Art and design have always been a huge part of my life but I felt that something was still missing.
I graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Graphic Design and took it a step further
by graduating from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with a degree in Interactive Media Design
(Web and Multimedia). I am currently attending Lynn University taking classes to get my MBA in
Marketing and am the owner and Creative Communications Directory of Lyfe Story Entertainment Group.
I started working in this industry where I eventually became a senior designer for a debt consolidation company where I worked for nearly seven years before the company closed their doors in 2013. During that time I met many business owners who not only needed to design work but also needed marketing and business tips.
I finally found that missing piece and decided to capitalize on it.
Adam is Vice President/Creative Director, and Global Head of Creative Services for Morgan Stanley. He manages the New York operation and functionally oversees London, Tokyo, and off-site. The Creative Services Studio is responsible for the Firm’s print, web, and animation design for both the institutional bank and the retail business. Adam has been with Morgan Stanley since 1999.
Prior to Morgan Stanley, Adam came from the studio/agency-side, which included owning his own firm from 1992-1997. In the agency days, Adam specialized in music and entertainment, CD packaging, editorial, commercial real estate, and corporate. Adam has 50 industry awards, including AIGA, TDC, Print, Graphis, SPD, etc…, he has served on the TDC Board and the ADC Membership Committee, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors for his local Little League.
Adam has been an Adjunct Professor since 1992 — teaching Typography at School of Visual Arts, of which he is also a graduate. He holds a BFA in Graphic Design/Media Communication.
Conor Smith is president of The BOSS Group, a leading provider of human capital solutions for the interactive, creative and marketing professions. The BOSS Group was founded in 1987 and has seven locations throughout the United States. As president Smith is responsible for providing overall strategic direction, overseeing and developing business development and talent acquisition plans, performance management metrics, and developing and maintaining key client relationships.
Smith joined The BOSS Group in 2002 and has played an integral role in taking the organization from two to seven branches and growing revenue 675% during this timeframe. In addition, The BOSS Group has won numerous awards including Best of Staffing: Job Candidates, Inavero, 2010, 2011 and 2012, Best of Staffing: Clients, Inavero, 2011 and 2012, America’s Fastest Growing Staffing Firms, Staffing Industry Analysts, 2007, Fastest Growing Companies, Washington Business Journal, 2007, Best Places to Work, Washington Business Journal, 2006 & 2007 and Great Places to Work, Washingtonian Magazine, 2007.
Smith was also a visionary behind the launch of two successful start-ups born from The BOSS Group: Cella Consulting and Proposal Development Consultants.
Smith holds a BA degree from King’s College and an MBA from Penn State University.
After entering UCLA to become a physician, Jeni found her true calling and received a degree from the University of California, Irvine in Theater. Her exposure to the fashion industry and stage lead her into a career that has ran the artistic gamut from commercial photography to stage design to creative direction.
Jeni is a host of blog talk radio’s, “Talk Story with Jeni”, a bi-weekly show that invites listeners into the conversations between the great design thinkers of our time. She is on the national advisory committees for InSource and AIGA Initiative. She writes articles for various industry magazines such as HOW Magazine, Communication Arts and Business Journal. She is a featured speaker for AIGA, AMA, AdClub and HOW Design Conference. She also shares innovative ideas and practices with the readers of her blog at www.jeniherberger.com
Internationally-recognized as a powerful force in changing the way people approach the business of branding and design, Jeni works tirelessly with creative professionals and corporate leaders teaching them to connect and communicate. Known for her uncanny ability to break down the walls between business policy and brand strategy, Jeni has spent the past 20-something years working with creative and corporate leaders to identify practical strategies on “doing business better”. She focuses on the fundamental components of complex practices and with her team of strategists at The Fulcrum Agency consults with Fortune 500, mid-size companies and non-profits offering action plans and on-site training grounded in strategy and focused on getting results. Her clients include Harley-Davidson (HOG), Green Coffee Mountain Roaster (GMCR), and V.F. Corporation (VFC) to name just a few.
Past Executive Leadership
Andy Epstein – Co-Founder, leader 2003 to 2004.
Glen Arnowitz – Co Founder, leader 2003 to 2004, Vice President 2004 to 2008.
Marty Shova – President from 2004 to 2008.
Andre Paquin – President from 2008 to 2010.
Kevin Kearns – Vice President from 2010 to 2012.