HOW Design Live Chicago June 22-27
 
June 24-27, 2011

Speakers

We've brought together some of the most innovative, creative and successful designers and asked them to share their advice, processes and experiences with you at the 2011 HOW Design Conference. You can read more about who they are and what they do in their bios below—and if you really want to get linked in, be sure to follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

Justin Ahrens

Justin Ahrens

Founder and Principal

Rule 29

Geneva, IL
 
Rule29's award-winning work has been featured in Communication Arts, HOW, Print, Graphis and more. Justin is a member of many leading industry advisory boards; he's also committed to non-profit projects, including Books that Matter and Life in Abundance.
www.rule29.com
Justin Ahrens

Richard Ainge

Chief Technology Officer

Color-Logic Inc.

Leeds, UK
 
Richard has 18 years of prepress experience providing him the knowledge of developing special effects software technology which is compatible with the printer’s workflow and designer’s application software. For the past 8 years he has been working extensively in the area of special effects for printing applications. Richard was the architect for a metallic based color system, which gained international recognition in the graphic arts marketplace and a wealth of accolades and industry recognized awards. He has developed and implemented global and regional training programs for clients as it relates to implementing special effects into their printing applications and has been a guest speaker for Pira for decorative effects in modern printing.

How to Design In Metallics for Generating Revenue with Digital Print

Justin Ahrens

Dana Arnett

Principal and CEO

VSA Partners

 
Dana Arnett is a founding Principal and CEO of the internationally recognized firm of VSA Partners, headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Minneapolis and New York City. Arnett, along with his six partners, leads a group of 150 associates in the creation of design programs, digital and interactive initiatives and brand marketing solutions for a diverse roster of clients, including: Harley-Davidson, IBM, General Electric, Coca-Cola, Thomson Reuters and Nike.
 
Glenn John Arnowitz

Glenn John Arnowitz

Director of Global Creative Solutions

Pfizer

Madison, NJ
 
At Pfizer, Glenn manages an award-winning team of six designers. He's also the co-founder of InSource, a network for in-house designers, allowing them to share professional experiences, knowledge and best practices. Glenn has contributed to HOW, Graphic Design USA and Dynamic Graphics.
Glenn John Arnowitz

Dani Beaumont

Group Product Manager

Adobe Systems

San Francisco, CA
 
Dani Beaumont has been managing innovative applications in the Web and Design space for over 20 years. She is currently working as the Group Product Manager on a new application under development at Adobe that allows visual designers to build rich HTML- and CSS-based web sites without writing any code. Before this project, Dani was integral in the acquisition and integration of Business Catalyst into the Adobe web solutions portfolio. She's also served as the Senior Product Manager for Adobe Fireworks and Macromedia Director.

Shannon Carter

Shannon Carter

President

Cartis Group, BrandSmartProcess

Austin, TX
 
A 20-year branding and design-industry veteran, Shannon's work has been recognized by HOW, Print, AdWeek and more. He is a frequent judge of advertising and design competitions, and speaks often on brand strategy, marketing communications and design.
www.BrandSmartProcess.com
www.cartisgroup.com
 
Chris Chapman

Chris Chapman

Graphic Designer

Disney Design Group

Kississimee, FL
 
In his role with Disney, Chris has designed toys, logos, clothing, brands, games, candy and more. His work can be found at Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Hong Kong Disney Land and World of Disney Stores. He often serves as a liaison between the art and business teams at Disney.
Anne-Marie Concepcion

Anne-Marie Concepción

Owner

Seneca Design & Training

Chicago, IL
 
Anne-Marie is one of the nation's premier independent Adobe Certified Instructors, teaching hands-on classes at client sites around the world. She also shares her expertise via blogs, books, articles, videos and seminars. She's the co-host of InDesignSecrets.com, the author of Professional Website Design from Start to Finish and the co-author of InDesign Breakthroughs.
http://facebook.com/senecadesign
http://facebook.com/designgeek
http://facebook.com/indesignsecrets
http://facebook.com/socialmediamktg
 
Jason Cranford Teague

Jason Cranford Teague

Managing Director of UX

Forum One

Alexandria, VA
 
A 16-year web-design veteran, Jason currently helps clients like The Environmental Protection Agency and The Robert Woods Johnson Foundation creatively apply technology to build a more positive future. He's the author of CSS3 Visual Quickstart, Fluid Web Typography and Speaking in Styles: The Fundamentals of CSS for Web Designers.
www.jasonspeaking.com
 
Jason Cranford Teague

John Danio

Vice President

Nekoosa Coated Products

 
John is the Vice President of Nekoosa Coated Products, a specialty paper manufacture, with 3M lineage, that today launches a new to the world of offset and digital paper products every quarter.  John has worked with printers and designers across North America for over 15 years to help identify, create and launch numerous new print media solutions to the market including products like Synaps, Thermanent, and Digital MagneCote.
 
Jason Cranford Teague

Doug Dawirs

Technical Advisor

Picture Archive Council of America

Orange County, CA
 
Best known for his work in digital asset management, Doug spent eight years as Director of Online Services at the Workbook—a major stock photo agency in Los Angeles—now represented by Getty Images. Dawirs has developed large computer-driven publishing and digital asset management systems for Disney, the U.S. Air Force and Harte-Hanks Communications (PennySaver) as well as the award-winning asset management application Extensis Portfolio. He is currently technical advisor to PACA (Picture Archive Council of America) and creator of PacaSearch—a multi-agency stock image index for the creative community. He is also developer of the global artist and image registries for the PLUS Coalition. In his spare time, Doug can be found assisting stock photo agencies, publishers, and production houses with a wide variety of technology-related issues.
 

Jason Cranford Teague

Rufus Deuchler

Senior Worldwide Design Evangelist

Adobe Systems

Impruneta, Italy
 
Senior worldwide design evangelist at Adobe Systems with an affinity for creative technology, Rufus Deuchler has established himself as a leader in a very specialized area. With a background in corporate and editorial design, he brings more than 15 years of hands-on experience using Adobe Creative Suite software to the creative table. In addition, Rufus delivers comprehensive training programs to audiences large and small across the globe and teaches graphic design. He is an expert in creative workflows based on Adobe solutions. Based in Italy, Rufus enjoys traveling the world to further his mission as a software evangelist.
 
 
Adobe Abracadabra
Publishing to Digital Devices With InDesign CS5.5
Steven Doyle

Stephen Doyle

Founder

Doyle Partners

New York, NY
 
As founder of the 25-year-old Doyle Partners, Stephen has designed identities for Barnes & Noble, Martha Stewart, Tishman Speyer, The St. Regis and The Cooper Union, among others. Stephen lectures frequently, exposing the inspiration for his work, talking about where ideas come from and, more importantly, where they go. He also teaches as the graduate program at the School of Visual Arts.
 
Steven Doyle

William Drenttel

Co-Founder

Design Observer

 
William Drenttel works at Winterhouse with Jessica Helfand, and is a co-founder of Design Observer, a website covering design, social innovation, urbanism and visual culture. He is design director for Teach For All, and is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation to develop models for design and social innovation. He is president emeritus of AIGA, an advisor to Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation, a fellow of NYU Institute of the Humanities, and a senior faculty fellow at Yale School of Management. In 2010, with Jessica Helfand, he was elected to Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) and the Art Director's Hall of Fame, as well as being named the first Henry Wolf Residents in Design at the American Academy in Rome.
 

Chris Elkerton

Creative Director

Zygoht Partners

Toronto, ON
 
Chris is the creative director at Zygoht Partners, an experiential marketing firm whose loyalty and acquisition programs focus on advertiser and audience engagement through experiences. Prior to joining Zygoht, Chris was part of the 3 Dogz team, designing print and web collateral for clients such as Discovery Films, Imax and Levis. His work has been recognized by HOW, Applied Arts Magazine and The Advertising Design Club of Canada.
www.zygoht.com
 
Donna Farrugia

Donna Farrugia

Executive Director

The Creative Group

Menlo Park, CA
 
Donna is the executive director of The Creative Group, a specialized staffing firm that places a comprehensive range of creative, advertising, marketing, web and public relations professionals with a variety of organizations. Donna uses her 25+ years of marketing, business development and management experience to manage the firm's locations in major markets throughout the U.S. and Canada.
www.thecreativegroup.com
 
Von Glitschka

Von Glitschka

Principal

Glitschka Studios

Salem, OR
 
Von has worked in the creative industry for more than 23 years. He currently heads up Glitschka Studios, a multi-disciplinary creative group that works on illustrative design projects with ad agencies, medium to large design firms and in-house corporate art departments. His work has been appeared in Communication Arts, Print, HOW, Graphis and more.
www.vonglitschka.com
Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Founder

UnderConsideration

Austin, TX
 
Along with Armin Vit, Bryony is founder of UnderConsideration, a graphic design enterprise that runs a network of blogs, publishes books, organizes live events and designs for clients. Before establishing UnderConsideration, Bryony worked in the design industry for 10 years, building experience in various disciplines. She is the co-author (with Armin) of Women of Design, Graphic Design, Referenced and Flaunt.
 
 
Glenn Griffin

Glenn Griffin

Author/Educator

Dallas, TX
 
Glenn Griffin teaches courses in creativity and portfolio development and his research on creativity, education and social responsibility has appeared in a variety of scholarly journals, including the Journal of Advertising and in trade publications such as the UK's Campaign magazine. His students’ work has been featured in both national and international press, including Advertising Age, Adweek, Archive and CMYK magazines and recognized by The One Club for Art & Copy, the Art Directors Club of New York and the Clio Awards, among many other organizations. 
 

The Creative Process Illustrated: How Big Ideas Are Born
Allan Haley

Allan Haley

Director of Words & Letters

Monotype Imaging

Woburn, WA
 
At Monotype Imaging, Allan is responsible for strategic planning and creative implementation of just about everything related to typeface design. He is also responsible for editorial content for the company's type libraries and websites. He is a prolific writer, with five books on type and graphic communication and hundreds of articles for graphic design publications to his credit.
www.monotypeimaging.com
 
Allan Haley

Mike Haney

Editorial Director

Mag+


Mike Haney is the Editorial Director of Mag+, the most creative and flexible tool for designing tablet-specific publications. Mike has been a graphic designer and editor, most recently executive editor of Popular Science, which launched its award-winning Popular Science+ iPad-only version with the iPad on day one. He worked in Bonnier R&D for most of 2010 and in 2011 moved over to Moving Media+, the company spun off to develop and sell the Mag+ platform to all creatives and publishers.
 
Touch Changes Everything: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tablet

Sam Harrison

Founder

Words-Ideas-Actions

Atlanta, GA
 
A popular speaker and author, Sam has worked in many creative arenas: in-house, agency, freelance, consultant and teacher. His client list includes the NFL, Major League Baseball, American Express and Hallmark. He's also the author of Zing: Five Steps and 101 Tips for Creativity On Command, Ideaspotting: How to Find Your Next Great Idea and Ideaselling: Successfully Pitch Your Creative Ideas to Bosses, Clients and Other Decision Makers.
www.zingzone.com
 
 

Jessica Helfand

Founder

Design Observer 

 
Jessica Helfand, a partner with William Drenttel in Winterhouse Institute and a founding editor of Design Observer, has written for many national publications, including the Los Angeles Times Book Review, Aperture and The New Republic. She is the author of numerous books on design and cultural criticism, including Paul Rand: American Modernist (1998), Screen: Essays on Graphic Design, New Media and Visual Culture (2001) and Reinventing the Wheel (2002), which formed the basis for an exhibit in 2004 at the Grolier Club in New York City. Her critically acclaimed Scrapbooks: An American History (Yale University Press, 2008) was named that year’s best visual gift book by The New York Times. Helfand received both her BA her MFA from Yale University and has taught there or the last decade where she is Senior Critic in the School of Art and a Lecturer in Yale College.
 
Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische

Typographer and Illustrator

Brooklyn, NY
 
A freelance letterer and illustrator, Jessica previously worked for Headcase Design in Philadelphia, and as senior designer at Louise Fili Ltd. Her work has been featured in many industry publications, including Print, Communication Arts, HOW and more, as well as on countless design, typography and illustration websites.
 
 
Sally Hogshead

Sally Hogshead

Author and Consultant

Jacksonville, FL
 
Sally is an author, speaker, consultant and marketing expert who focuses on teaching companies and individuals how to persuade and captivate their customers and staff members. She has worked with such world-class brands as Nike, Coca-Cola, Target and Godiva. Her latest book is titled Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation.

 
Blake W. Howard

Blake W. Howard

Creative Director and Co-Founder

Matchstic

Atlanta, GA
 
As the head of Matchstic's creative team, Blake works with clients such as Coca-Cola, VH1, Elvis Presley Enterprises, ESPN and more. He also founded Matchstic's On The House program, which has given away $250,000+ in estimated services to local non-profits over the course of the last three years. Blake was named one of the Top 40 Under 40 Business Leaders in Atlanta by The Atlanta Business Chronicle.
 
 
Blake W. Howard

Chad Jennings

Founder, VP of Products

Blurb


Chad Jennings is a founding employee and VP of Products at Blurb (www.blurb.com), the creative publishing platform that enables you to design, publish, share and sell commercial-quality print and digital books. Chad leads the product, design, and content strategy of Blurb's Webby Award winning Web Site, creation tools, book and digital products, and brand. As Director of Interaction Design at Method, and team lead at Smart Design, he designed, for a range of product, web, and mobile clients including Samsung, HP, Adobe Systems, Autodesk, Sun Microsystems, Reuters, Gucci, Microsoft and Palm. He has spoken on product development, user experience design, and the future of book at range of conferences including IDSA, AIGA, HOW and UX Week. Chad holds a Master's Degree in User-Centered Design from the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology, but he really adds value to Blurb projects through his signature sound effects: "Da-jink!" for links followed, and "boo-yah!" when a design element plops onto grid. 

Blake W. Howard

Jerry Kennelly

Founder

Tweak.com

Tralee, Ireland

Prior to launching Tweak.com, Jerry Kennelly founded Stockbyte and Stockdisc, two companies based in Tralee, Ireland that captured 10% of the global royalty-free stock photography market in ten years. In April 2006 both companies were sold to Getty Images (formerly GYI) for a consideration of $135 million. Kennelly’s companies produced the highest pro-rata profit and profitability per employee in this worldwide industry. Since 2007, he has led a global team to set up, Tweak.com, which has created a unique category, offering agency-standard creative design for advertising and print collateral-created through a web browser and downloadable in minutes – or as printed products throughout Europe and North America.
 

Blake W. Howard

Yasmin Khan

Founding Partner

Counterspace


Yasmin Khan is a founding partner of Counterspace. Her work has been recognized by the ACD, the New York Art Director’s Club, Creative Review, and output. She has taught at Art Center College of Design and is currently a faculty member at Otis College of Art and Design. Her work has appeared in various publications, including in IDEA magazine, Étapes, Print, Graphis, and Graphic Design for the 21st Century. She received a BA (cum laude) from UCLA, a BFA from Art Center College of Design, and an MFA in Graphic Design from CalArts.

The brilliance of the 2011 NVA’s in print, by the world renowned Counterspace and HP Indigo

Jim Krause

Jim Krause

Principal

Jim Krause Design

Bellingham, WA
 
A freelance designer and author, Jim has worked with clients such as Cingular Wireless, Kodak and Microsoft. He's the author of many books for designers and artists: Color Index, Idea Index, Layout Index, Design Basics Index, Creative Sparks, Photo Idea Index: Places, Photo Idea Index: Things and Photo Idea Index: People (all from HOW Design Books).
 
Jake Lefebure

Jake Lefebure

Founding Partner and Principal

Design Army

Washington, D.C.
 
In addition to being a founding partner and principal, Jake oversees new business and strategy for all of Design Army's accounts and is a regular lecturer. The firm's client list includes Adobe, AIGA, Disney, Ritz-Carlton, Verizon and more. Their work has been featured in Communication Arts, HOW, Print, I.D., STEP and Applied Arts. Jake was named one of the "50 People to Watch" by Graphic Design USA.
www.designarmy.com
www.facebook.com/DesignArmy
 
 
Pum Lefebure

Pum Lefebure

Founding Partner and Principal

Design Army

Washington, D.C.
 
In addition to being a founding partner and principal, Pum also serves as Design Army's creative director and is responsible for maintaining a consistently high level of quality in the firm's work. She's a frequent judge for industry design competitions. Design Army's client list includes Adobe, AIGA, Disney, Ritz-Carlton, Verizon and more. Their work has been featured in Communication Arts, HOW, Print, I.D., STEP and Applied Arts. Pum was named one of the "50 People to Watch" by Graphic Design USA.
www.designarmy.com
www.facebook.com/DesignArmy
 
 
David Link

David Link

Founder and Creative Director

The Wonderfactory

New York, NY
 
David is founder of The Wonderfactory, an interactive creative agency that focuses on developing addictive experiences for publishers and media companies. Over the past year, more than 60% of the firm's business has been designing new content and storytelling experiences for the iPad and other tablets for clients like Sports Illustrated, People, Food & Wine and The Weather Channel. Prior to founding The Wonderfactory, David headed up the 300-person in-house creative team at America Online, where he was responsible for the creation of AOL's Broadband Service.
 
 

Heather Lins

Founder

Heather Lins Home

Madison, WI
 
Trained as a graphic designer, Heather launched her surface and product design studio, Heather Lins Home in 2008. She uses easily recognizable but unexpected images—from eye charts to scientific diagrams—in her textiles, putting an emphasis on eco-friendly materials. Her work has appeared in Print, HOW, The New York Times and Better Homes and Gardens.
 
 
Matthew Loyd

Matthew Loyd

VP, Brand Experience

Method Products

San Francisco, CA
 
Matthew Loyd is currently the vice president of brand experience at Method. Prior to that, he served as senior creative director at Clif Bar + Company. Before moving in-house, Matthew was creative director at Lemley Design Co., working with clients like Xbox, Lowes Hotel and Tully's Coffee.
www.methodhome.com
 
Matthew Loyd

Joe Marin

Senior Analyst, Digital Technologies

Digital Printing Council, Printing Industries of America

 
Joe Marin is one of the industry’s leading voices on digital technologies, including all things related to succeeding in a digital print environment. He is a veteran speaker at GRAPH EXPO and other venues on color management, PDF workflow, preparing print-ready files, web-to-print, and business-related issues. Joe is also the lead instructor in the best-selling Printing Industries of America workshop, Orientation to the Graphic Arts. In addition to public workshops, Joe develops and leads custom training programs for major industry manufacturers and suppliers. He is the author of the Prepress Skills Training Program, Process Control Primer, Digital Prepress Primer, and co-author of The PDF Print Production Guide, all published by Printing Industries Press.
 

Kevin McConkey

Co-Founder and Principal

Grip

Chicago, IL
 
As principal of Grip, Kevin serves as both president and CEO, guiding clients and maximizing the effect of their creative investment and brand strategy. He has been featured in The Chicago Sun-Times and STEP Magazine. Prior to founding Grip, Kevin was the design director at Ibbotson Associates, a prestigious economic think tank.

Free + Equity: How to Charge Less and Make More

Jo McGinley

Jo McGinley

Co-founder

Juice

Los Angeles, CA
 
As co-founder of Juice, Jo uses improvisational techniques to help clients maximize their creative and collaborative potential. Recent projects include branding workshops for The Discovery Channel and Jack in the Box, consumer insight sessions for MINI Cooper and Pepsi and collaboration workshops for Method Home. Jo also teaches and performs improvisation internationally, with a home base at Impro Theatre in Los Angeles. She has taught at USC, Pepperdine University and University of San Francisco, as well as for corporate clients like American Express and Disney.
 
Jo McGinley

Bart Meersschaert

EskoArtwork

Troy, OH
 
Combining 3 degrees into 1 powerful combination: Architectural design, Computer programming system analyst and a degree in Graphic design. Over the course of the last 17 years, Bart has been active in designing web-based demo and training material, installation and training of high-end Graphic software for Packaging and Commercial printing for EskoArtwork. Bart is a Belgian citizen who moved to the US 13 years ago, where he lives with his wife Bettina and daughter Lara, in Troy Ohio.

 
Jo McGinley

Tobias Meyerhoff

Senior Project Manager

Monotype Imaging

Bad Homburg, Germany
 
After beginning his career in the computer industry in 1991 as a product manager for Macintosh® hardware and software at an Apple® distributor in Hamburg, Germany, Tobias soon developed an interest in emerging Internet technologies. After joining Linotype in 1995, he began shifting his focus to managing several Internet projects for the company. A big fan of Apple’s iTunes® software, he began devising a similar software program to organize and manage his growing font collection. With ample interest from developers who liked this idea as much as he did, the FontExplorer® X font management solution was born and presented to the world in 2005. Nowadays, Tobias serves as a senior project manager for Monotype Imaging and manages the multi-national project team behind the growing FontExplorer X product family.

Brian Miller

Brian D. Miller

Owner and Design Director

Brian Miller Design Group

Norwalk, CT
 
In addition to his work at Brian Miller Design Group, a firm that specializes in branding for the web and print, Brian is a lecturer at the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design, a board member of the Type Directors Club and author of Above the Fold. His work as been featured in Print and Graphic Design USA.
 
 
Deborah Morrison

Deborah Morrison

Chambers Distinguished Professor of Advertising

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR
 
In addition to her work at the University of Oregon, Deborah is a partner with Enviromedia in the GreenwashingIndex.com, and has served on The One Club board of directors for two terms. She often consults with organizations and agencies on keeping creativity alive, and is the co-author of Idea Industry: How to Crack the Advertising Career Code and The Creative Process Illustrated: How Advertising's Big Ideas Are Born.
 
 

Stefan Mumaw

Creative Director and Provider of All Things That Rock

Reign

Kansas City, MO
 
Stefan is the Creative Director and Provider of All Things That Rock at Reign, as well as the author of five books, including Chasing the Monster Idea, which examines the common characteristics of truly monstrous ideas. He also co-authored Caffeine for the Creative Team and Caffeine for the Creative Mind with Wendy Lee Oldfield.

Caffeine For the Creative Team: Turning Brainstorming into Brainsqualling

Mark O'Brien

Mark O'Brien

President

Newfangled

Carrboro, NC
 
Mark is president of Newfangled, a web development company that has been helping marketing firms plan and build websites for their clients since 1995. Mark speaks regularly on marketing, and his first book, A Website That Works: How Marketing Agencies Can Create Business Generating Websites, will be released in June 2011.
www.newfangled.com
 
 
Wendy Lee Oldfield

Wendy Lee Oldfield

Designer and Owner

Vekay Creative

Costa Mesa, CA
 
As the founder of Vekay Creative, Wendy Lee has worked with a wide range of clients, including Heart Gallery of Orange County, Trader Joe's, BaylorPR and F+W Media. She co-authored Caffeine for the Creative Mind and Caffeine for the Creative Team; she has also been featured in HOW and Dynamic Graphics.
http://vekay.com/
 
Jaime Pescia

Jaime Pescia

Senior Art Director

Goodby Silverstein & Partners

Detroit, MI
 
Jaime Pescia is an art director, designer and educator who currently holds a creative position at Goodby Silverstein and Partners in Detroit. Prior to her current position, she was Graphic Design Program Chair at the International Academy of Design and Technology – Detroit. Experienced in the ideation and creation of traditional and emerging media, Jaime has held creative positions at Young & Rubicam, Campbell-Ewald, and BBDO Detroit.
 
Tip Quilter

Tip Quilter

Tip Quilter & Associates, LLC

Grosse Point Farms, MI
 
Tip Quilter is a coach, communicator, collaborator and educator whose mission is to support people in transforming their relationships and purpose so they become a source of clarity, power and velocity. He typically serves creative leaders and organizations who are busy, but not getting the desired results. He works directly with individuals, groups and organizations in a variety of formats, including one-on-one coaching, team coaching, seminars and workshops.
Mig Reyes

Mig Reyes

Interactive Designer

Threadless

Chicago, IL
 
In addition to his interactive design work (and t-shirt modeling) for Threadless, Mig runs an inspiration resource called Humble Pied, where he interviews some of the brightest minds in the creative industry. He's also the social media liaison for AIGA and teaches at The Chicago Portfolio School. His work has been recognized by HOW, CMYK, Print, Rockport Publishers and UnderConsideration.
www.migreyes.com
www.humblepied.com
www.threadless.com
 
 
Kristina Robbins

Kristina Robbins

Founder

Juice

Los Angeles, CA
 
As founder of Juice, Kristina has developed branding workshops for The Discovery Channel and Jack in the Box, consumer insight sessions for MINI Cooper and Pepsi and collaboration workshops for Method Home, using improvisational techniques to help clients maximize their creative and collaborative potential. Kristina is also a documentary filmmaker and partner in the Department of Expansion, which specializes in boutique filmmaking for the brain. Her films have appeared on PBS and A&E.
www.juiceworkshops.com
www.DepartmentofExpansion.com
 
Daniel Schutzsmith

Daniel Schutzsmith

Creative Director and Co-Founder

Mark & Phil

New York, NY
 
Daniel is a professor at the School of Visual Arts and co-founder and Creative Director of Mark & Phil, providing cause marketing and philanthropic strategy for non-profits and socially responsible companies. Over the past decade, he has worked with clients such as 1% for the planet, Adobe, BBDO, Dave Matthews Band, Google, MTV and more.
www.markandphil.com
 
 
Rochelle Seltzer

Rochelle Seltzer

President and Creative Director

Seltzer

Brookline, MA
 
Rochelle founded Seltzer in 1984 with a mission to build strategically focused, powerful design solutions for brand-savvy businesses and non-profits. Seltzer's client list includes professional services firms, businesses with an environmental focus and healthcare organizations. Rochelle also regularly speaks to business audiences on topics related to branding, marketing and the power of design for business success.
www.seltzerdesign.com
 
David Sherwin

David Sherwin

Principal Designer

frog design

Seattle, WA
 
At frog design, David helps guide the research, strategy and design of novel products and services for some of today's leading companies. He has worked at a wide range of creative agencies—from large consultancies to smaller interactive agencies—for clients like AT&T, Cingular Wireless, Microsoft and Toshiba. He is the author of Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills and Design Business from A to Z, due out in 2012.
 
 
jeffstaple

jeffstaple

Founder/Owner

Staple Design, Staple Clothing and Reed Space

New York, NY
 
Jeffstaple is a graphic, web and clothing designer, artist, DJ, writer and entrepreneur who is responsible for design work for Nike, Burton, Gianni Versace, The Gap, Sony Playstation and Apple Computers. He launched Staple in the mid-nineties, quickly evolving the one-man t-shirt business into a full-service design studio, Staple Design, and then launched his own retail/gallery space, Reed Space, in 2002.
http://stapledesign.com/
 
 
Peleg Top

Peleg Top

Business Development Coach

Los Angeles, CA
 
As a business development coach and professional mentor to design firm owners, Peleg works one-on-one with creative entrepreneurs to help them grow their businesses, acquire their ideal clients, master money and live balanced lives. He has more than 20 years' experience in the design industry and has authored five books, including The Designer's Guide to Marketing: How to find clients and what to charge them. He's also the host of "Creative Shop Talk," an online talk show featuring some of the design industry's moist inspiring people.
 
 
Gael Towey

Gael Towey

Chief Creative and Editorial Director

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.

New York, NY
 
As chief creative and editorial director, Gael oversees the company's design and creative teams, spearheading the development of the company's digital magazines. She began working at Martha Stewart Living in 1990 as founding art director and designed the inaugural issue, launching the magazine's distinct and iconic visual style. Prior to her role at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc., she was the design director for House and Garden magazine.
www.marthastewart.com
 

Cami Travis-Groves

Graphic Designer

American Public Works Associations

Kansas City, MO
 
Cami has spent 20 years designing print in all forms, working both at an agency with clients like Pepsi and Frito-Lay and freelancing for both multi-million-dollar clients and small mom-and-pop shops. She also does frequent pro-bono work for budding bands and musicians.
 
 
Dyana Valentine

Dyana Valentine

Santa Monica, CA
 
Dyana coaches creative entrepreneurs, teaching them how to keep all their balls in the air (while dropping the non-essentials), and helping them find and live their passions. She teaches workshops on collaboration, as well as writing for two online magazines and three blogs for entrepreneurs. She's also the editor of the Global Journal of Community Psychology.
 
James Victore

James Victore

Principal

James Victore Inc.

New York, NY
 
James Victore is a self-taught designer who is currently a professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has won numerous design awards, including the Grand Prix from the Brno Biennele (Czech Republic). His monograph, Victore, or Who Died and Made You Boss? was published in 2010.
 
 
Armin Vit

Armin Vit

Founder

UnderConsideration

Austin, TX
 
Along with Bryony Gomez-Palacio, Armin Vit is founder of UnderConsideration, a graphic design enterprise that runs a network of blogs, publishes books, organizes live events and designs for clients. Before establishing UnderConsideration, Armin worked in the design industry for ten years, building experience in various disciplines. He is the co-author (with Bryony) of Women of Design, Graphic Design, Referenced and Flaunt.
 
 
Armin Vit

Piankhi Williams

Designer Relations Manager

PSPrint

Oakland, CA
 
A 10-year freelance design veteran, Piankhi works as the Designer Relations Manager at PsPrint.com, fusing his years of freelance design, marketing, and customer service experience to support and cater to the needs of graphic designers and business professionals. He also worked as an Inbound Marketing Specialist at Cafepress.com, supporting graphic designers at all skill levels and online shop owners with design assistance, profile customization as well as offering marketing and promotion tips.
www.psprint.com

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Trish Witkowski

Trish Witkowski

Chief Folding Fanatic

foldfactory.com

Nashville, TN
 
Trish brings her specialized expertise in the area of folding to foldfactory.com; she's also the creator of the FOLDRite™ system, a 2004 GATF InerTech™ Technology Award winner. She frequently writes and blogs on the topic of folding and finishing, and hosts a popular weekly e-video, the "60-second Super-cool FOLD of the WEEK." She's also the author of A Field Guide to Folding, Folding for the Graphic Arts: A Teacher's Handbook and FOLD: The Professional's Guide to Folding.
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Michael Worthington

Co-Director of the Graphic Design Program

California Institute of the Arts



Michael Worthington is Co-Director of the Graphic Design Program at the California Institute of the Arts. His design work has received awards from the ACD, the AIGA, ID magazine and the New York Art Directors Club. His work has appeared in various publications, including Idea, Type Design: Radical Innovations and Experimentation, Area, and Graphic Design for the 21st Century. His work was exhibited in “Californian Dream, Graphic Designers in California”, in Echirolles, France and he has lectured in Holland, Belgium, France, Singapore, Australia and England, as well as throughout the USA. Worthington’s writing has been published in Eye magazine, Education of a Graphic Designer, AIGA 365 Annual, and Restart: New Systems in Graphic Design. Worthington organized and curated the exhibition Two Lines Align: Drawings and Graphic Design by Ed Fella and Geoff McFetridge, at the REDCAT Gallery in Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles.

Michael is a partner in Counterspace, Los Angeles. Counterspace was formed in 2005 as a small-scale collaborative studio with a mission to produce innovative and intelligent graphic design for cultural clients. Counterspace firmly believes in designs’ role as both a cultural and commercial tool, and endeavors to mesh the practical and the innovative in all their design solutions.

The brilliance of the 2011 NVA’s in print, by the world renowned Counterspace and HP Indigo