Robert Barney


Robert Barney is relentless in creating original, engaging creative communications in an ethical and forward moving manner. Robert moved to Boise to attend Boise State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design. While attending Boise State, he enlisted into the Idaho Air National Guard as a photographer. He spent 10 years as an Air Force photographer and videographer, covering many training events, exercises and working overseas on two occasions. He then commissioned in the Idaho Army National Guard as an engineer officer, where he currently serves as a platoon leader in a combat engineer company. In addition he works as a visual information specialist for the Idaho Army National Guard, where he takes official photos and video, creates multimedia content for online and print, and provides creative communication products for a variety of in-house clients.

Ron Baker

Finance Director

Bio coming soon.

 Jordan Livingston

Membership Director

Bio coming soon.

Jodie Thiel-Sebolt

Women Lead Initiative Director

Bio coming soon.

Mike Bartlett

Education Coordinator

Mike grew up in Spokane, WA, and moved to Nampa, ID to pursue a Graphic Design degree at Northwest Nazarene University. Part of his undergrad experience was spent in Florence, IT studying fashion design, which after graduating led him to a job for Carhartt in Detroit, MI. As part of the Product Design team, Mike helped create everything from patterns, buttons, labels, all the way to starting and implementing the visual guide to men’s, women’s and kids graphic T-Shirt line for five years.

Currently, Mike teaches full time at NNU, is working on his MFA in Web Design online from the Academy of Art University, does some freelance design projects on the side, and serves on the AIGA board as the Education Coordinator. In his free time, he spends time with his wife, daughter, and golden-doodle. 



Clara Gray

Communications Director

My name is Clara Gray, and I am a senior at Boise State University pursuing a BFA in Graphic Design. I joined Boise State’s chapter my freshman year, and now I am the student President for my last year! Some other things about me: I’m a Nevadan, an ex-swimmer, and a chocolate-enthusiast. Some things I enjoy but never have time for include: drawing, photography, hiking, writing, running, traveling, screenprinting, and cooking. Some future goals I have are: road-tripping across the US, getting a sweet design job in Seattle, and drinking/eating my way through Europe.



Interested in Joining the Board?

We are always looking for talented and passionate folks in the community who want to get involved. If you have a vision for Idaho’s design community, get on board and let’s make it happen. Contact John Francis at to learn more.