Caitlin Leffel is a writer, editor, and best-selling author. As a writer and author, she has authored, co-written, and developed manuscripts for numerous published books in the fashion, lifestyle, travel, culture, and culinary fields. 

Caitlin also has extensive experience as an editor and project manager, and regularly works with both traditional publishers (Rizzoli, Assouline, teNeues) and literary agents, as well as with non-publishing clients on developing and producing books and editorial special projects.

Caitlin teaches a course in publishing fieldwork in the Vermont College of Fine Arts Writing & Publishing program, and has also lectured in the MFA in Art Writing program at the School of Visual Arts. She holds a BA in French and European studies from Amherst College, an MFA in creative nonfiction from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and is also a graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course.


Joanna Ahlberg is a writer, editor, and project manager with fifteen years of experience developing and editing books for artists, museums, and art book publishers. She is also the author of Diary of Your Home: Ideas, Tips, and Prompts for Recording and Organizing Everything (Rizzoli, 2018).

Joanna is the managing editor of the publications program at The Drawing Center in New York City. She has collaborated on numerous art and architecture titles for organizations including The Block Museum of Art; Columbia University’s Wallach Art Gallery; the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; El Museo del Barrio; Henry Art Gallery; MIT List Visual Arts Center; Pace Gallery; Phaidon Press; Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; and Yale University Press.

Joanna holds a BA in art history from Smith College, and was recently a panelist at the Hauser & Wirth Publishers presentation “Nonprofit Art Publishing: Diverse Models and Sustainable Practices.”


Peter Ahlberg is a creative director, designer, educator, and author. For over a decade, he has been Principal and Creative Director of the New York-based design studio and creative consultancy AHL&CO, where his clients include Abrams Books, The Drawing Center, Menil Collection, Prestel USA, Rizzoli International, and Studio Daniel Libeskind, among many others.

Recent work includes the art direction and design of Prestel’s New Architecture book series, a music video for They Might Be Giants, and the design of Art + Coffee: A Coffee Journey Through the Eyes of Four Artists, the first book by Starbucks.

Peter is the author of Please Make This Look Nice: The Graphic Design Process (Skira Rizzoli, 2016) which was published on the occasion of the 2016 exhibition of the same name at The Drawing Center.

Since 2007, he has taught design and typography at the School of Visual Arts in New York.