Reverb Art + Design

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Meet the minds behind the work

REVERB lives and thrives at the intersection of art, politics and community engagement. We approach design and communication challenges through a multidisciplinary creative lens—one that encourages collaboration within and among the community. As the name “Reverb” suggests, we invite clients to join them in an endeavor to spark movement and change from the city outward.



Michelle D’Cruz is a contemporary artist, educator and design strategist with expertise in community engagement. She is the Creative Director and Principal at Reverb Art + Design, where she uses her artistic experience and passion for inclusive practices to provide creative solutions to public, private and non-profit clients. Michelle holds an MFA in 2D Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art, as well as a B.A. in Design, and B.S. in Marketing. She serves on the board of Caracole and is a member of the Community Task Force and Exhibition Committee at the Contemporary Art Center.



Leo D'Cruz is an experienced community organizer and communications strategist based in Cincinnati, Ohio. As Chief Communications Officer and Principal at Reverb Art + Design, Leo heads up communications—both on the written page and through public engagement. His rich background in politics and academics uniquely positions him to work closely with government officials, business professionals, community leaders and intellectuals alike. He’s adept at earning the trust of stakeholders—and their buy-in—to achieve sustainable project outcomes. Leo is actively involved in civic work, specifically focused on economic, racial, gender and sexuality inclusion. He has served on multiple boards and task forces, from the United Way Poverty Task Force to LULAC National Civil Rights Committee, and Vice Chair of Cincinnati's Citizen Complaint Authority. 

Christina Coobatis

Christina Coobatis is a Cincinnati-based designer, specializing in graphic and interaction design. Born in Canton, Ohio, Christina was drawn to post-secondary education at University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. After graduation, Christina made Cincinnati her home with a desire to be part of the “real change” taking place on the city level—using her design work to bridge seemingly separate worlds.


Sydney gentry barth 
Studio Assistant

Sydney Gentry Barth is a fine artist specializing in education and museum planning. Hailing from the University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, Sydney's artistic work explores divergent photographic perspectives, while maintaining a minimalist aesthetic. Additionally, Sydney has visited over 20 Major League Baseball fields and also attended a Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.