Erin Cigliano, AICP – Planning Associate + New Media Specialist

Strategic planner and multidisciplinary designer with an eye for innovation and pixel perfection. Erin joined Teska in 2005 and has been creatively engaging communities using her experience in planning, marketing and interactive design ever since. Serving as both Planner and New Media Specialist, Ms. Cigliano wears many hats.  Her abilities as media specialist span from graphic design and web development to marketing, branding, online outreach, and in-person workshop facilitation.  By merging the application of engagement mediums, Erin is able to effectively build project momentum and optimize outreach efforts.

Hands-on planning experience includes the facilitation of neighborhood seminars, including the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD) in Minneapolis, MN, which encompasses 45 non-profit community development organizations, and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), which is dedicated to helping residents transform their distressed neighborhoods.

Erin has served as the consultant planner for the Village of Deer Park for the past 6 years, providing on-going development review services and furthermore serving as the lead planner and document designer for the recent update to their Comprehensive Plan.  Her diverse abilities bring documents from start to finish, grounded in the basics of solid planning and brought to life via dynamic visuals and graphic storytelling.


Recent Projects

Winnetka Downtown Master Plan
Lead planner, outreach specialist, website and document design.

Wicker Park Bucktown Master Plan
Lead planner, outreach specialist, website and document design.

Deer Park’s Comprehensive Plan Update
Lead planner and document designer.

Glencoe’s Downtown Tuneup
Project branding, web design, app graphics, and creation of interactive engagement mediums.

Why Halsted Marketing Booklet
The interpretation and conversion of raw data into compelling infographics.

Glenview Appearance Commission Video Chapters
Script writing, photography, and graphic design for video imagery.


Professional Affiliations
AIGA | The Professional Association of Design
APA | American Planning Association