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Cesar Rivera

Cesar Rivera is the AIGA National Board President/Chair, starting in June 2024

A San Antonio native, Cesar Rivera developed a passion for design at an early age, excelling at communication design by earning his first competitive awards while in high school. Following his service in the United States Army (HOOAH!), he continued to garner design awards as he earned his associate’s degrees in art and design from San Antonio College in 2005, then his bachelor’s degree in Communication Design in 2007 and his master’s degree in 2015 both from Texas State University. Cesar’s work has been recognized with more than 50 awards from top organizations such as Graphis, AIGA, and AdFed.

Cesar joined the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in July 2020 to lead the Visual Design Branch as Chief Design Officer. The branch provides expertise in visual communication design, data visualization, campaign management, medical and digital illustration, and publications and presentation design. Cesar also currently serves on the AIGA National Board of Directors.

Prior to joining CDC, Cesar worked at a few design companies in San Antonio on projects for Miller Lite, Splenda, Coca-Cola, and WellMed Medical, then he ran his own small design studio for over 7 years. During his career, Cesar has co-founded the AIGA San Antonio chapter, served on the professional advisory committee for San Antonio College, and has more than 5 years’ experience teaching in higher education.

The Seven Representatives

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Joel Albizo

American Planning Association (APA)

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Torey Carter-Conneen

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

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Cheryl S. Durst

International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

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Cybelle Jones

Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD)

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Cesar Rivera

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)

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Donte P. Shannon

Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)

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Lakisha Ann Woods

American Institute of Architects (AIA)