Brian became Owner/President of Landesberg Design in 2017, bringing nearly 30 years of experience in advertising, marketing, and strategic multi-channel communications from firms such as Ketchum Advertising, WernerChepelsky, and Bozell Kamstra. From 2000–2015, he led Mullen Pittsburgh as Creative Director and President. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz School of Business, and he co-hosts a weekly podcast on craft and community called Corps340.
Brian has served as President of the Pittsburgh Ad Federation and Governor of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) District 2. He is also on the Board of Directors for Pressley Ridge.
He holds a BFA from Penn State University and a Portfolio Degree from Portfolio Center in Atlanta, GA.
Rick is principal and founder of Landesberg Design. His work has received awards from AIGA, the Art Directors Club, Communication Arts magazine, Print magazine, the New York Type Directors Club, the Art Directors Club of Los Angeles, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the American Association of Museums, and the University and College Designers Association (UCDA).
Rick has lectured on design issues nationally and abroad, and has judged the Communication Arts Design Annual competition. He was a founder and board member of the Pittsburgh chapter of AIGA, and also belongs to the Communications Network. Rick was a long-time member of the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design. He serves on the communications advisory board of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. He is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh.
Rick is a recipient of the AIGA Fellow Award. The Fellow award program is a means of recognizing mature designers who have made a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within their local or regional design community.
Rick received a BFA from University of the Arts, and also holds a Certificate, Advanced Course of Study, from Central St. Martins College of Art, London, England.
Michael’s strengths are identity design, illustration, and inventive typography. Prior to Landesberg, he co-founded Artman Purdy Studios to design, produce, and publish Rustbelt Almanac, an artful quarterly magazine celebrating small business owners, social activists, and community-driven initiatives in the Great Lakes Region. His work includes projects for Kenyon College, Fallingwater, Valparaiso University, Franklin & Marshall College, and City Theatre.
Anita has both graphic design and English literature degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, which explains her mania for the verbal side of communications projects. Prior to joining Landesberg in 1987, Anita worked for Siegel & Gale in New York as an information designer. At Landesberg, Anita wears many hats: strategist, designer, writer, editor, project manager, and business development associate.
Amanda is a designer and illustrator focused on visual storytelling. A graduate of Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, she combines expressive typography with inventive editorial illustration. She is currently spinning compelling solutions for The Atlantic Philanthropies, The Pittsburgh Foundation, Kenyon College, and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Kipp’s work for clients such as The Heinz Endowments and Green Building Alliance has earned national attention in Graphis, Communication Arts, and Print magazines (his exhibit panels in Pittsburgh’s new convention center were featured in Communication Arts’ "Green Design" issue). Kipp joined Landesberg in 2001. He has a flair for playful and inventive design solutions involving image, language, and typographic interplay.
Tim brings a strong conceptual approach and keen attention to detail to a wide range of projects, from print to interactive to illustration. His work has appeared in publications such as Communication Arts, Print, How, and Graphis, and has earned national awards from AIGA, the Art Directors Club of New York, the Society of Publication Designers, the One Club, and the American Advertising Federation.
Tim is a graduate of Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, with a BFA in Graphic & Interactive Design. Prior to joining Landesberg, Tim was Art Director at Design Army in Washington, DC, leading design and development of print and interactive projects for a wide array of nonprofits and arts organizations. His work at Landesberg includes projects for the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh, and The Pittsburgh Foundation.
Since joining Landesberg in 1998, Joe’s work for clients such as the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Case Western Reserve University, and Reed Smith has earned national attention. His book design for The Carnegie Hero Fund’s centennial appeared in the prestigious Communication Arts Design Annual. Joe has a reputation for creating strong, inventive design solutions and giving clarity to complex information.
As a project director and director of production, Kate’s work includes project supervision and the coordination of everyone (and everything!) involved in bringing our projects to life. She’s lead the charge on projects for clients such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, Kenyon College, and the United Nations Foundation. A typographer and former owner of our city’s premier digital desktop and typesetting firm, Kate also brings a deep expertise in the efficient production of complex files for digital distribution and printing.
Debra is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Fine Arts, Landesberg’s office manager, and an active member in the Pittsburgh arts community. Her mixed media drawings are known for their quirky, whimsical flair and narrative quality. Her expertise in numerous areas ensures the smooth running of the firm and its projects.
Andrea has led brand, campaign, and recruitment message strategy for over 40 institutions including Bowdoin College, Bucknell University, Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, Dickinson College, Lafayette College, New York University (NYU), Phillips Exeter Academy, Stanford University, Swarthmore College, University of Delaware, University of Pennsylvania, Wesleyan University, Williams College and Yale University among other clients. She has been the primary message strategist for a dozen capital campaigns.
Her work marries marketing communications strategy with creative storytelling and has received numerous honors from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and Admissions Marketing Report, as well as being recognized by The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS). Her essays and stories have appeared in Bethesda Magazine, Cleaver, Memoir, Narrative, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.
Andrea is the former director of public relations and communication for Scripps College of The Claremont Colleges, and, later, its director of development. She is a Los Angeles native who now lives in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Chris is a Pittsburgh-based writer whose work appears in National Geographic Traveler, Hemispheres (the inflight magazine of United Airlines), Architectural Record, and Pittsburgh Quarterly; in newspapers including the New York Times, Washington Post, International Herald-Tribune, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and USA Today; and online at National Geographic Traveler’s Intelligent Travel.
She is a contributing writer at h, the quarterly magazine of the Heinz Endowments, and writes the Benedum Foundation’s annual report. She has written recruiting communications for Duquesne University School of Pharmacy and Case Western Reserve University.
Chris’ books include the 11th edition of Pennsylvania: Off the Beaten Path for Globe Pequot Press, her fifth edition of this quirky little guide, as well as contributions to National Geographic’s Best of the World (2012), National Geographic’s Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways (2013), and National Geographic’s Four Seasons of Travel (2013). She is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and made her national television debut competing on Jeopardy! in 2012.