von Jackie Doan
Savannah College of Art and Design

Lern die Juroren kennen

Wir stellen das internationale Juroren-Gremium für dieses Jahr vor.

Alicia Bergin

Managing Director | Method

Tom Sieu

Creative Director | Cibo

Michelle Posadas

Learning Design Manager | Project1324

Pablo Jimenez

Photographic Production Artist | Apple

Pauline Ploquin

Chief Relationship Officer and Partner | Struck

Candace Reckinger

Artist Director | USC

Paolo Garcia

Motion Designer and Art Director | Tranquilo

Roberto Veronese

Executive Creative Director | Method

Theresa Whitehill

Design Director, Writer, Co-founder | Coloredhorse

Michael Patterson

Director, Designer, Animator, Professor | USC

Matthew Richmond

Director, Experience Design | Adobe XD

Danill Vinokur

VP, Managing Director | Manifest

Das Vorauswahl-Gremium

Ankündigung des Vorauswahl-Gremiums 2016

Rilla Alexander Designer/illustrator, By Rilla Germany
Sigal Vilenski Co-Owner, Strudel Design Israel
Limore Kfir Co-Owner, Strudel Design Israel
David Prosser Director, Studio AKA UK
Patrick Jean Director, Iconoclast USA
Sebastian Onufszak Director, Sebastian Onufszak Germany
Johnny Kelly Director/Master of Design, Nexus Ireland/UK
Todd Anderson Creative Director, CTTC South Africa/UK
Frances Adair Mckenzie Artist and Animator, francesadair.com Canada
Michael Durcak Graphic Designer, Freelance Czech Republic/Canada

Michael Patterson

Director, Designer, Animator, Professor | USC

Michael Patterson is a director, designer and animator working in visual music. He studied at Calarts and began his career in music videos in 1985 by animating the epic MTV hit, Take on Me for A-Ha. He teamed up with his wife Candace Reckinger to direct a string of MTV hits that include, Suzanne Vega’s Luka, Sting’s Be Still My Beating Heart and Opposite’s Attract, featuring Paula Abdul and MC Skat Kat, which won the Grammy Award for Best Music Video. In 2006, 7 of their music videos, along with Mike’s animated film Commuter, were added to the Museum of Modern Artʼs permanent collection.

Following 20 years of directing award-winning blended media TV commercials at Rhythm + Hues and other studios, Patterson began teaching at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Now at USC, Patterson+Reckinger collaborated with Michael Tilson Thomas and a team of their students and animation graduates to create a 5-screen visualization of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition for the gala opening of Frank Gehry’s New World Center in Miami Beach, Florida in 2011.

Mike produced and co-directed the live immersive events, Rhythms + Visions / Expanded + Live I and II in 2011 and 2013. The large-scale outdoor events gathered internationally renown visual music artists work from the US, Europe and Japan for architectural projection, installation and live performances with a curated gallery exhibition.

In 2015, Patterson and Reckinger continued their work in immersive visual music design with 7 new works. For the visual music concert, Measures + Frames, the team collaborated with contemporary composers, Thomas Adès, Veronika Krauses and Jeffrey Holmes in creating multi-screen projections for live performances of their string quartet compositions. In the fall, renown concert pianist Gloria Cheng commissioned Mike and Candace to create immersive projections for Beyond Music: Performance in the Age of Augmented Reality at UCLA’s Broad Center. Surround projections were created for compositions by composers Tristan Perich (for 3 toy pianos and three-channel one-bit electronics), Gene Koshinsky (percussion duet) and J.S. Bach (solo violin and cello). In 2016, Mike was listed on Animation Magazine’s list of Innovators in animation for his work in expanding the boundaries of music and animation.

Zelda Harrison

Branding and Communication Consultant | Zharrison & Associates

Zelda Harrison works as a branding and communication consultant with businesses, government agencies and community groups. She is also very active in a global network of communication professionals: she served as the past president of the AIGA Center for Cross Cultural Design, where she championed the organisation’s mission by organising travel exchanges, agreements with global design organisations such as ico-D, and design competitions. Zelda also launched AIGA-Los Angeles BusinessMatters, one of Adobe's first sponsorship events with AIGA. In her effort to support design professionals navigating a complex global marketplace, Zelda has facilitated workshops in China, the Gulf Region, South Africa, Malaysia and the USA.

Zelda has served on the juries of several global design competitions including the SEGD Global Design Awards (USA), Poster for Tomorrow (France) and the Good50x70 Global Design Award (Italy). She holds a MSc in Management from the Rouen Business School and a BFA in the Fine Arts (California State University, Long Beach).

Paolo Garcia

Motion Designer and Art Director | Tranquilo

Paolo Garcia is a Sydney-born Motion Designer + Art Director formally trained across all disciplines of graphic design, with over a decade’s worth of experience in the Design industry.

As a Senior Designer at National Geographic and Fox International Channels from 2008 to 2012, Paolo built the brand’s in-house design department from the ground up. The results of his work are demonstrated through numerous regional and global Promax BDA awards.

In 2012, Paolo relocated to London and serviced clients in the UK and Europe that included: Discovery Networks, Animal Planet and BT Sport. Now based in New York, Paolo has expanded his reach, collaborating with agencies and brands in the U.S. including: AT&T, ESPN, Vice and Pepsi. Paolo continues to combine his passion for design with travel, seeking inspiration from the world around him.

Theresa Whitehill

Design Director, Writer, Co-founder | Coloredhorse

Colored Horse Studios co-founder Theresa Whitehill has a background (Mills College Book Arts Program) in the study of typography, book arts, and letterpress sets her work apart from designers whose training began with the digital revolution. With over 30 years’ experience in both graphic design and literary arts, her interrelated focus provides consistency and depth to projects ranging from websites and graphic identities to publications and packaging.

Pauline Ploquin

Chief Relationship Officer and Partner | Struck

Pauline is the Chief Relationship Officer and Partner at Struck. She covers all aspects of the agency’s operations, and leads the strategy, client relationship and production teams. A crucial part of Struck’s executive team, she is instrumental in the development of all of its strategic plans. In 2012, Struck was awarded Small Agency of the Year for the SouthWest by AdAge. In 2013, Pauline was recognized by Utah Business Magazine as one of “30 Women to Watch.” Pauline holds a Master’s degree in Political Sciences from La Sorbonne, Paris and a degree in Communication from UCLA.

Candace Reckinger

Artist Director | USC

Candace Reckinger is an artist-director creating blended media and visual music using animation and photography. Her work ventures beyond the boundaries of conventional narrative exploring the border between the figurative and abstract, the mythic and experiential, and the tension between movement and stillness. In the mid 80s-90s, she co-directed music videos that pioneered a mixed media approach often featuring animation. Together with Michael Patterson, she created the animation for the pop culture icon Take on Me by Norwegian band A-ha, followed by a string of hits including Suzanne Vega’s Luka, which won an MTV Moonman for Best Female Video, Sting’s Be Still My Beating Heart, awarded Women in Film’s Best Music Video, and Opposites Attract, featuring Paul Abdul and MC Skat Kat, which won the Grammy. In 2006, seven Patterson+Reckinger videos were added to the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. She joined the faculty of the USC School of Cinematic Arts and teaches design and production in the Division of Animation and Digital Arts. In 2011, Candace collaborated with Mike Patterson, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and a team of USC animators to create a 5-screen visualization of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition for the gala opening of Frank Gehry’s New World Center in Miami Beach, Florida. In 2011 and 2013, she co-directed Rhythms + Visions / Expanded + Live I and 2, immersive live visual music events for USC’s Visions and Voices series.

In 2015, Patterson and Reckinger continued their work in immersive visual music design with 7 new works. For the visual music concert, Measures + Frames, the team collaborated with contemporary composers, Thomas Adès, Veronika Krauses and Jeffrey Holmes in creating multi-screen projections for live performances of their string quartet compositions. In the fall, renown concert pianist Gloria Cheng commissioned Mike and Candace to create immersive projections for Beyond Music: Performance in the Age of Augmented Reality at UCLA’s Broad Center. Surround projections were created for compositions by composers Tristan Perich (for 3 toy pianos and three-channel one-bit electronics), Gene Koshinsky (percussion duet) and J.S. Bach (solo violin and cello). She is included in this year’s Animation Magazine’s list of Innovators for her role as director of the USC Jaunt Cinematic VR Lab, an incubator for experiments in VR storytelling.

Alicia Bergin

Managing Director | Method

As Managing Director of Method’s San Francisco studio, Alicia is passionate about driving brand relationships through great product and service experiences. She works closely with creative teams to ensure productive client relationships, and plays an active role in Business Development, Recruiting, Career Development, and management of the office overall.

Before rejoining Method in her current role, Alicia was Director of Business Development at frog design, working across industries and project types for companies such as PwC, JPMorgan Chase, Google, Sony, Cummins, Polk Audio, Sephora, and Westfield. In this role, she provided ongoing strategic guidance to the crafting of project approaches, and has been actively involved in studio efforts to create sustainable relationships and ensure best-of-breed delivery to frog’s international client base.

Prior to joining frog, Alicia held a variety of roles at Method, including project management, business development, resourcing, and marketing. Her clients included Nordstrom, Sony Electronics, DivX, Plantronics, Time Warner Cable, Google, and the San Francisco International Film Festival. Before this, Alicia was Marketing Manager at Chronicle Books, a highly respected publisher of illustrated books. She managed the marketing of 200+ books and products per year, specializing in fiction, teen literature, gift products, and licensed titles. Her responsibilities ranged from ad buys to design and production of all associated promotional materials. Alicia also oversaw Chronicle’s first foray into direct retail sales, Chronicle Books’ flagship store at the Sony Metreon. She was responsible for recruitment, training, and supervision of retail team.

Alicia is originally from Napa, studied pop culture at UC Berkeley, and now lives in West Marin.

Roberto Veronese

Executive Creative Director | Method

As Executive Creative Director, Roberto leads the San Francisco studio in partnership with the Managing Director. He brings to Method over 15 years experience in shaping innovative products and services across a broad range of industries and markets, including the US, Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Russia.

He focuses on supporting organizations in the transformation of their business through design. Roberto has been a design partner to leaders in Fortune 500 organizations, as well as early stage start-ups turned successful ventures. His contribution has enabled companies to build strong brands, develop meaningful products and services, and deliver value to market.

Prior to Method, Roberto led multi-disciplinary teams at the global design and strategy firm frog, where his work was instrumental in shaping the venture design practice. Before frog he was responsible for advancing traditional strategy consulting with user experience design at Value Partners Group, an international management and IT consulting firm (now NTT Data).

An avid traveller and originally from Italy, Roberto settled down in San Francisco with his wife and daughter. Roberto received his Masters in Philosophy from the University of Padova, which greatly informs his philosophical approach to design. When not at work, he enjoys spending time playing with his little one, cooking and surfing.

Matthew Richmond

Director, Experience Design | Adobe XD

As Director of Experience Design at Adobe, Matthew Richmond is an accomplished design professional with 20 years of leadership experience in interaction and experience design, storytelling, graphic design, illustration and photography. Together with his exceptional team, he is designing the current (and next) generation of Adobe's Digital Imaging, Photography and Drawing products.

Before joining Adobe in 2014, Matthew was considered a Founding Partner of The Chopping Block, Inc., a small interactive graphic design studio founded in 1996 on the principle that great design spans all mediums. Over the years Matthew and the studio team were featured in the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum's Triennial Exhibition, Communication Arts, ID Magazine, and HOW Magazine. Notable projects include work for Adobe Systems, Scholastic, MoMA, NBC, They Might be Giants, Phish, Time Inc., and Turner Entertainment.

Matthew has presented and instructed on all aspects of digital and analog design, photography and illustration. When not in the studio, Matthew can be found teaching digital illustration, branding, identity and advanced techniques to the graduate students at the School of Visual Arts.

Pablo Jimenez

Photographic Production Artist | Apple

Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Pablo Jimenez grew up running around playing baseball and "Vitilla" (a cross between a game of Frisbee and Baseball). He got a degree in advertising and worked for 5 years in the field before deciding to move to San Francisco where he did a MA in Fine Arts and Photography at the Academy of Art University. Although primarily a photographer, he worked as a graphic designer and art director where his love of communicating concepts could still be felt in his vision. Having won an Adobe award in the photography category (ADAA 2012), Pablo now plies his trade as a photographic production artist with Apple, where he maintains his devotion to communicating through imagery.

Michelle Posadas

Learning Design Manager | Project1324

With the idea that telling stories through creating images is a vital part of social change movements, Michelle Posadas examines how our personal stories connect to larger issues. She is a storyteller, organizer and teacher that brings communities together in collective art making. In 2002 she learned how to use art as a vehicle for social change and developed her skills as a teaching artist with her work at Spiral Q Puppet Theater (Philadelphia, PA) for five years. Since 2008, she has worked closely with the We Are Family Foundation (New York, NY) as the Curriculum Director of the Just Peace Summit, an international teen conference that begins each year of the Three Dot Dash Initiative's mentorship program.

Michelle's commitment to change and organizing communities has been a fluid part of her life that began in third grade on the playground as a Conflict Manager. Currently, she is the Learning Design Manager at Project 1324, an Adobe initiative and community for emerging artist who use creativity for positive impact.

Tom Sieu

Creative Director | Cibo

A former faculty member at AAU and now Creative Director at Cibo, Tom has cultivated and led top creative talents for boutique and global agencies for over 18 years. With a track record for achieving success through his creative direction, Tom possesses a keen sense for design, deep passion for telling memorable brand stories and tapping into new brand expressions through technology. At Cibo, he directs the entire arc of the creative process, imagining new ways of deeply engaging customers and the brands they care about.

Tom leads the Cibo team to plan, craft, and launch brand experiences for the world’s greatest companies. These include industry leaders such as Apple, Nike, Pantone, Salesforce, Sephora, Subaru Asia, Tesla Motors and Visa. His recent work with Generation Tux and Subaru Asia gained much recognition for its thoughtful design and customer experience. Prior to joining Cibo, Tom sharpened his craft at Turner Duckworth, MarchFirst and Foote, Cone & Belding.

Phil Hamlett

Graduate Director | Academy of Art University and AIGA

Phil Hamlett is the Graduate Director of the School of Graphic Design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, the largest private art and design school in the country. In this setting, he teaches classes, develops curriculum, manages the thesis development process, and provides broader strategic guidance for the graduate program. His students emerge as advanced design practitioners and go on to acquire positions at leading firms around the world. Prior to joining the Academy in 2004, Phil led design studios on both coasts, doing award-winning work for clients large and small. His extensive experience provides him with the perspective necessary to prepare students for the challenges of the real world. Capable of playing a wide variety of design and communication roles, he is adept at identifying creative challenges, distilling core objectives, and managing the team that will then fix everything. Phil recently completed his term as president of the AIGA San Francisco chapter, for which he continues to serve ex officio. He is also a former AIGA national board member, founder of Compostmodern and co-author of the Living Principles for Design — the means by which he sets the agenda for sustainable business practice within the design community.

Danill Vinokur

VP, Managing Director | Manifest

Daniil likes to help move people. Moving people is hard, it takes lots of listening, focus, iteration, and a really good memory (or great notes). But, it is worth it. People remember the things that move them. Daniil believes we should create things people remember.

Daniil’s been working with the likes of Kellogg's, Mtn. Dew, Cheez-It, Kraft, Harley-Davidson and Hasbro since 2002. In that time, he’s had the privilege of inspiring and being inspired by some of the most talented people in the business. His teams have come in all types and sizes, from 2 to 60. He’s built them from scratch and has inherited them from others. Most importantly, together they’ve created many memorable experiences.

Areas-of-Expertise: digital strategy, product innovation, customer discovery, emerging technologies, customer experience, 360 marketing, omni-channel retail.