Our People

 

BOARD

Emily Hall, Senior Associate, Union Studio Architecture & Community Design - President

John Seeley, Principal, Surface Matter Design - Vice President

Susan Keller, Managing Director, LeveragedSolutions - Treasurer

Mark Guarraia, Director of Industrial Design, Ximedica - Secretary

Philip Hawthorne, Creative Director, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Kirtley Fisher, Performance Management Executive, Rhode Island Department of Education

Deborah McDonough, VP of Marketing, Bradford Soap Works Inc.

Kate Petrie, Co-Founder and Former President, Jamestown Arts Center

Louis Raymond, President, Louis Raymond Design

David Vanech, Senior Director - Investments, Vanech Group of Oppenheimer & Co., Inc.


STAFF

Lisa Carnevale, Co-Founder, Executive Director, lisa@designxri.com

Conor MacDonald, Programs and Engagement Director, conor@designxri.com

Catherine Chung (CC), Events and Marketing Associate, catherine@designxri.com

Carolina Gazzolo Clark, Operations Manager, carolina@designxri.com


FOUNDING FRIENDS

Philip Hawthorne, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Kelly Taylor, Kelly Taylor Interior Design

Libby Slader, Libby Slader Interior Design

Christine West, KITE Architects


PARTNERING ORGANIZATIONS

A Better World by Design

AIA Rhode Island

AIGA Rhode Island

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island

Bradford Soap Works

City of Providence

Commerce Rhode Island

DownCity Design

IIDA New England

KITE Architects

Orange Square Design

Real Jobs Rhode Island

Rhode Island ASLA

Rhode Island School of Design

RI Foundation

Social Enterprise Greenhouse

Taylor Box Company

Ximedica


SUPPORT

Providence Tourism Council

RI Commerce Corporation

RI Department of Labor & Training

Rhode Island Foundation

DESIGN WEEK RI Sponsors

Designers, design business, design-driven employers, and the community at large