Kiah Shapiro

A listener, advocate, process geek and mentor, Manager of Strategy Kiah Shapiro brings a caring spirit and drive to cultivate fulfilling, collaborative, and successful creative environments in her professional life at Luci Creative and in her personal endeavors.

kiah shapiro headshot
Luci Creative
Chicago, IL

Jaime Hotz

As Associate Director of Graphic Design, Jaime oversees Luci’s team of graphic designers and illustrators. Her background in exhibition design, marketing materials, educational assets, and textile and costume design encourages her graphic design work to consider dimensionality, printing processes, color theory, and texture. Jaime spent eight years as a graphic designer and senior media designer at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, and worked as a graphic designer for the Chicago Shakespeare Theater as well as for a number of marketing and brand management corporations.

Jamie Hotz
Luci Creative
Chicago, IL

Jeannine Colaco

As founder of the Chicago-based Studio J9, Jeannine Colaço’s creations are designed to work, beautifully. Her signature is excellence and originality – and a passion for precise detail. She brings her art and master-level design craftsmanship to the creative pursuit of the best visual solutions for her clients, realizing the practical and emotional aspirations of every project.

Studio J9
Chicago, IL

Kelsey Trepka

Kelsey Trepka is a Senior Design Consultant and Associate at HOK Experience Design.

Kelsey Trepka received a Bachelor of Architecture and minor in Architectural History from Oklahoma State University and moved to Chicago shortly after to fulfill her dream of being an architect in a big city.

Kelsey Trepka


Spark creates branded environments.

With each new project, Spark's goal is to transform brand identity into experience by integrating story and space.

To provoke a unique sense of discovery and delight, our designs are always site-specific and completely custom. Spark partners with local artists, vendors and fabricators to deliver exceptional design crafted with integrity.

We've had the privilege of working on projects of all shapes and sizes, creating branded environments for a variety of commercial, non-profit, retail and hospitality clients.

Amanda Davidson

Amanda Davidson infuses her role at Media-Objectives as experiential graphic designer with a focus on collaboration, iteration, and humor. She knows that projects work best when all variations of design and build teams align, seamlessly integrating the story to be told. Exploring innovation in materiality, digital design, and technology, her work has been an asset to a number of Media-Objectives projects, including the VMWare offices and the MOEN and House of Rohl Fortune showrooms at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.

Amanda Davidson, Media Objectives
Media Objectives

Jessica Schultz

Jessica Schultz is a Chicago Chapter Co-Chair.

Jessica Schultz leads the Experiential Graphic Design practice at Shive-Hattery, a 400 person full service architectural firm.

Over the last three years, Jessica Schultz has built the department from the ground up into a four person team. Jessica Schultz is passionate about the way that design and space can drive behavior and emotion and ultimately influence change.

Jessica Schultz, Environmental Graphic Designer at Shive-Hattery in Chicago

Carol Wade

Carol Wade is the Senior Director of Marketing at display manufacturer Watchfire Signs.

Watchfire Signs is a manufacturer of video displays for outdoor and indoor use. As the senior director of marketing, Carol Wade manages product and channel marketing as well as the creative services team responsible for developing graphics and animation content used by customers. Carol’s team develops digital screen content for national chains such as McDonald’s and Dairy Queen, as well as a library of animations for use by any brick and mortar business.

Carol Wade, Watchfire Signs
Watchfire Signs

Karyn Wanaski

As a Project Director, Karyn Wanaski’s strengths show in the clarity of her communication and the energy of her team coordination efforts. Karyn Wanaski's professional experience with all project phases, from programming and design development through construction document preparation and administration, has been integral to the success of a wide variety of project types with varying levels of complexity.

Karyn Wanaski is a Director at Spark in Chicago


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