Board of Judges

We would like to extend special thanks to the following people for serving on the Summit International Award's judging panels. These discriminating professionals put many days into scrutinizing the thousands of submissions in our competitions. Without their dedication and hard work, the Summit Awards would not hold the prestige it has. An extra hats off to our Legacy Judges who help to provide vital continuity from year to year. These allegiances have been helping us to make our mark for over two decades on behalf of all Summit Award winners.


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Ann Smith

Ann SmithAnn Smith - Founder and President

Ann Smith is founder and president of A.wordsmith, a boutique public relations firm in Portland, Ore. that specializes in thought leadership and brand storytelling. With more than 15 years of strategic communications experience Ann has worked in both agency and corporate settings, providing a broad range of support to clients.

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Jon Weaver

Jon WeaverJon Weaver 
J. R. Hagan Distributing

Jon is what you'd call an all-around branding philosopher, seeing the world through lenses that expose its plethora of viewpoints. He absorbs, critiques and executes marketing with what will move the needle. Whether it’s gentle nuance or a brash whack. His diversity is exposed by the varied brands with which he’s worked: Pepperidge Farm, Tri-Met, OSU, Archdiocese of Portland, OHSU, the United Way and more.

Pankaj Gupta

Pankaj GuptaPankaj Gupta 

Pankaj has been in the industry for more than two decades - first in India and then in Canada. Born in Delhi and moved to Vancouver about 9 years ago.

The agencies he has worked with are Ogilvy, TBWA, Lowe, Contract and Response. With his passion, versatility and understanding of advertising he has co-written several success stories for brands like Seagram, Nokia, TELUS, Pedigree, India Tourism, Apple, Koodo, Reckitts, Twinings, KFC, Limca, BCAA etc.

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Dan Toth

Dan TothDan Toth - Digital Media Creator

Dan Toth is a digital media creator from New York City, specializing in video and motion graphics. His contributions to award-winning campaigns include global brands like Marriott, Schick, Skintimate, and Playtex. He frequently writes articles highlighting digital trends and enjoys the constant challenge of staying in the forefront of the industry.

Meng Chih Chiang

Meng Chih ChiangMeng Chih Chiang - Mengdom Experimental Design Lab
Creative Director

Meng Chih Chiang is an award-winning digital designer currently living and working in New York City, specializing in data visualization, UI/ UX and interactive media. She has worked as a digital designer for Medialand in Taiwan, a creative/interactive designer for American Express and Hi-Res! respectively in New York City. Clients included League of Legends, The Glenlivet, Shiseido, KFC, AXE, EVA AIR, Ballantine’s, and Taiwanese Ministry of Culture. The highlights of her awards include: 2015 Red Dot Design Award: Communication Design, French Design Index Award Winner, Best CSS Award Winner, Adobe Design Achievement Awards, The Lumen Prize, The 10th Macao Design Biennial Award, The IEEE Visualization Arts Program, Google Chrome Experiments site, etc.

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Jeff Fisher - Legacy Judge

Jeff FisherJeff Fisher, the Engineer of Creative Identity for the one-person design shop Jeff Fisher LogoMotives, has been designing logos, creating corporate identity systems and branding organizations, businesses and products for over 35 years. Clients have included one-person entrepreneurial companies, education facilities, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, professional sports teams and major international corporations.

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Fabio Orlando

fabio-orlandoFabio Orlando - tag

They say you can’t be two places at once. Well “they” obviously haven't met Fabio, whose ambition and multitasking defies all levels of physics, space and time. How he accomplishes so much in a single day — inspires a big idea, closes a deal, sells a strategy, produces a TV spot, tweaks a headline, wins a foosball game, cracks a joke, whips his team into shape, and tucks his kids into bed – deserves a slow clap.

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Nancy Harhut

Nancy HarhutNancy Harhut - Wilde Agency
Chief Creative Officer

Nancy Harhut is passionate about the impact behavioral science can have on marketing. A 2014 Online Marketing Institute Top 40 Digital Strategist, a Hatch Top 100 Creative Influencer, and a two-time 2015 International ECHO Award winner. Prior to the Wilde Agency, Harhut has creative directed integrated campaigns for clients at Digitas, Hill Holliday and Mullen.

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Anders Bergmark

Anders Bergmark

Anders is a founding partner and creative director of the award winning Swedish digital agency Apartment5. He has worked with digital and social campaigns on the Nordic market since 2008 for some of the regions biggest clients.

Mark Kamachi

mark kamachiMark Kamachi - AdMaki Creative
Creative Director

Life is like a bento box of sushi. Work, play, hobbies, likes and dislikes all neatly displayed in one serving. That's how I'd describe myself and my existence.

I've had the pleasure to work as an award winning art director/creative director on a variety of engaging brands throughout my career such as Ford Motor Company, McDonald's, Whistler Blackcomb, Habitat for Humanity to name a few. But where I find most pleasure besides running my own shop is by giving back as a teacher, musician and father.

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Samantha Chow

Samantha ChowSamantha Chow - Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
Teaching Fellow Technological and Higher Education

Samantha Chow is Teaching Fellow in the Department of Design, Faculty of Design and Environment at Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi). She has more than 5 years extensive experience as Art Director in advertising industry and involved in through-the-line projects and digital campaigns with international clients included Asia Pacific, Mainland China and Hong Kong. Since 2010, she started her academic career as Lecturer in advertising and design courses in Hong Kong.

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Trent Oliver

trent oliverTrent Oliver - Blue Telescope

Trent Oliver is the co-founder and CEO of Blue Telescope, where for more than a decade she has developed and guided an in-house team that conceptualizes, designs, programs, and deploys award-winning technology-based exhibits. She has executive-produced exhibits for clients such as Xerox, the National Museum of Mathematics, Liberty Science Center, Pfizer, Merck, and many more.

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Curtis Wolowich

curtis woolrichCurtis Wolowich - Agency59
Creative Director

As an art director, Curtis has over 20 years experience in advertising, direct marketing, interactive and promotions. Throughout that time he's worked with some of Canada's largest and most successful agencies like MacLaren Lintas, Young & Rubicam, FCB and BBDO. Curtis has held senior-level creative positions for a while and has been responsible for every facet of creative execution, including concept development, art direction, design and copywriting.

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Pier Lalonde - Legacy Judge

Pier Lalonde Pier Lalonde
Pixel & Cie, marketing creative – Canada 

Talking about me. But since I’m supposed to include a bio, here it is:
A little over 30 years’ experience in design studios and ad agencies in Canada (Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Quebec City). Won my share of awards over the years. Some really glamorous, some less, some extremely meaningful, some less as well. Started out as a graphic designer, became art director, eventually a copywriter. Today, they call me creative director. Which means I do all I did before, plus take care of the ups and downs of my creative teams. Oh, did I say I love my life? 

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Gautam Nath - Legacy Judge

gautam nathGautam Nath, MBA - Balmoral Multicultural Marketing
Strategic Development

Born in Egypt, father from India, mother from Czechoslovakia - he has lived in and traveled widely to over 25 countries across the globe. He is a senior marketing professional with over 2 decades of experience with global multinationals in the area of branding and research.

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Luke Li

luke liLuke Li
Art Director

I was made in China, developed in the US, and I am known as lukeiscrazyman. I am an art director who is passionate about creating unique experiences.

I have experience working at agencies including 360i, Razorfish, HUGE, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Modernista! Clients have included Uniqlo, HBO, Oreo, Coca-cola, Axe, Mercedes-Benz, Smart Car, Unilever, Yahoo, and Hummer.

Marcus Enström

marcus_enstromMarcus Enström - AdPlant Scandinavia
Creative Director

Marcus is a strategic, multidisciplinary Creative Director with great passion for building and boosting the creative environment. He has worked within the advertising field for 17 years at global agencies like DDB, McCann, Grey and Ogilvy.

He has experience from working with clients like Procter & Gamle (Fairy, Gillette, Pringles and Energizer) GSK (Aquafresh, Sensodyne and Lactacyd) Telia Sonera, Airtel, Nokia, Lidl and many more global and local brands. He’s been awarded and nominated in Local swedish award shows as well as in Cannes and Summit Creative Awards.

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Louai Alasfahani - Legacy Judge

Louai AlasfahaniLouai Alasfahani, Founder & Chief Creative Officer of award winning agency - Paragon International has immeasurable passion for the creative industry and believes in the power of communication and its positive effect on our lives when practiced responsibly, therefor he regularly judges international, regional and local awards as well contributing articles and opinion peaces to trade magazine titles such as Arab Ad, GMR Gulf Marketing Review, Al Taswiq Al Arabi, Focus intelligence report, Campaign ME, Communicate and many others to that effect.

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Andreas Kioroglou

Andreas KioroglouAndreas Kioroglou - Matadogo Design
CEO/Creative Director

Andreas has worked as Art Director in the past for Advertising Firms such as BBDO Group Greece (Team Athens, Point Zero Athens) and McCann-Erickson Worldwide(Ashley & Holmes Athens) among others.

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Jack Adamson

jack-adamsonJack Adamson 
Creative director, CrackerJack, Calgary.
Prior to starting his own shop, Jack was fortunate to work with some very talented people at agencies such as McCann Erickson (Singapore), Ammirati Puris Lintas (Poland), Saatchi & Saatchi (New Zealand), and DDB (Canada). His all time idol? David Droga.

Augusto Correia

Augusto CorreiaAugusto "Jesus" Correia - NBS/Dentsu Aegis Network
Senior Integrated Art Director

Augusto Correia is an integrated creative art director, currently working at NBS/Dentsu Aegis Network, one of the top 10 agencies in Brazil. He loves to create projects that integrate technology and digital into the real world. All wrapped within a strong concept. He believes advertising has two ways to create relevance: be useful or be entertaining. With that in mind he has been lucky enough to earn nearly 200 national and international awards in the last couple of years.

Nizar Al Shorbagi

nizar_al_shorbagiNizar Al Shorbagi - Paragon Marketing Communications
Sr. Art Director

Nizar was born in Egypt 1976 then moved to Kuwait in 2001 after his graduation with a degree in Fine Arts & Graphic Design in 1999 from Cairo - Egypt. He has been working at reputable independent advertising agencies in both Egypt and Kuwait for the past 12 years, and handles numerous international and local brands and projects across the Middle East.

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Juan Pablo Valencia

juan_pablo_valencia Juan Pablo Valencia
Creative Director
TBWA\Central Asia & Caucasus

Juan Pablo is originally from Chile. With art direction and copywriting skills, he has worked over 14 years in various agencies around the world: including BBDO Chile, BBDO Moscow and Contrapunto\BBDO, where his clients as an Art Director, then Grouphead and Creative Director had been Beeline, Procter & Gamble, Wrigley, Frito Lays and Mars.

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Michael Mrakovcic

michael mrakovcicMichael Mrakovcic - DNA Communications Group, Australia
Co-founder / Executive Creative Director

Michael has 20 years of award winning creativity under his belt. His passion for creative excellence has seen him participate as an award judge in Europe, Brazil, Australia and the USA, allowing him to promote the big ideas that move us, influence us and make market leaders.

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Lisa Charlebois

lisa charlebois

Lisa Charlebois - GolinHarris 
Creative Director

Lisa is slowly making her advertising tour of North America. She started her career in Toronto working at a local advertising agency, then BBDO and Ogilvy. In 2007, she moved to New York City starting at Digitas on the American Express account, then moved on to be the digital creative lead for the worldwide SAP account at Ogilvy New York. Finally, LA called and she moved one more time to Ogilvy Los Angeles, helping to shape integrated campaigns for Tabasco and Cisco. Today, she’s the Creative Director at GolinHarris Los Angeles, leading the Creator community for the entire Western Region (Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orange County).


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Marcelo Lopes

marcelo-lopesMarcelo Lopes - Merchan-design
Head Designer

Head Designer of Merchan-design, design agency with a focus on premium and luxury market, founded in 1995. Director of Project of Association of Product Designers (ADP) in Brazil. Awarded in several national and international design competitions such as the IF Design, A'design Awards, Creativity Awards, London International Advertising Awards, Idea Brasil. Columnist Award, Premio ABP-Brazilian Advertising Association, totaling more than 40 award-winning projects.

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Cindy Stern

cindy stern1Cindy Stern

Cindy Stern is a Chicago based award-winning creative director and copywriter who has lived internationally and worked for several global advertising and marketing services agencies including Arc Worldwide, J. Walter Thompson, Draft/FCB and Euro RSCG. She also has extensive retail advertising/promotion, B2B and nonprofit event planning experience, from campaigns for Target Stores to the Blue Planet Run.

Ilan Geva - Legacy Judge

Ilan GevaIlan's career spans four decades and four continents, beginning in the early 1970s and including the Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America. He joined Ogilvy & Mather in the 1980s as Design Head and Creative Director in Johannesburg, Los Angeles, and Chicago, and later held senior creative positions with Leo Burnett, Frankel & Co., Kragie Newell, Des Moines, and Gage Marketing, Minneapolis.

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Parveen Panwar

parveen panwarParveen Panwar - PMI 5 Media

Parveen is an entrepreneur and investor focused on realizing the potential of interactive media.

After nearly a decade of working with major web content creators, developing video capabilities to reach both large and niche audiences, Parveen created PMI 5 Media to pioneer new ways to use interactive content to create better and more engaging user experiences — transforming mobile web and in-app environments.

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Floor Wijburg

floor-wijburgFloor Wijburg - W&I Consultants

Floor Wijburg is COO of W&I Consultants, an international marketing and communication agency, working with cities, administrations, local governments and businesses. She manages teams and programs, which includes but is not limited to marketing, communications, event management, incorporates training, performance management and people development. She is co-founder of Yes We Care, an online platform to stimulate corporate giving and volunteer work through the power of marketing and branding. Yes We Care currently serves over 600 charities in Europe.

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Josh Levine

josh levineJosh Levine - Alexander Interactive

Josh Levine is co-founder and Chief Experience Officer at Ai (Alexander Interactive), a full-service digital agency specializing in digital strategy and e-commerce solutions. He drives the UX and design vision with a focus on creating smart, accessible, and beautiful digital experiences that produce tangible results.

With more than 15 years’ experience in branding and user-driven design, Josh has overseen initiatives for companies such as Citigroup, Saks Fifth Avenue, Topps, Lowe's, Pepperidge Farm, Virgin Mobile and Louis Vuitton. 

Pierre Chan

pierre chanPierre Chan - Cossette

Those in the advertising industry call Pierre a “copywriter”. Those outside the industry call him a “product-pushing whore”. But he didn’t always aspire to be in the ad game. As a high school student, Pierre’s dream was to be a politician or lawyer. When he failed at both, the natural progression was to move onto the next most hated profession. Today, Pierre works at Cossette Vancouver, where he comes up with ideas – most of them crappy, some of them not. His non-crappy work has been recognized by Communication Arts, One Show, Clios, ADC and Graphis.

Steve Miller

steve millerSteve Miller - OneMethod Digital + Design
VP, Creative Director

Since 2005, Steve has led the creative and strategic thinking for OneMethod Digital + Design. In the process, he has helped the agency win more than 90 international awards across all disciplines; digital, design and advertising. Previously, Steve spent time as a esuit’ at Identica Branding & Design where he helped launch the eHero’ private label brand for Canadian Tire.

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Ishan Ghosh

Ishan GhoshAt Barrett and Welsh, Ishan leads a team of believers in the business that we move people. Moving them to see, feel and act. Barrett and Welsh is an idea generation company. Ideas that move brands closer to their consumers. Ideas that shift paradigms.

Ishan’s 25+ year career has spanned branding and advertising companies such as JWT, Ogilvy & Mather, Leo Burnett and Vickers & Benson. He has been involved in the marketing and development of several international brands such as McDonald’s, Kellogg’s, Bata, P&G, Unilever’s personal products categories, Walls ice-cream, Maxwell House coffee, Levi’s, The Bank of Montreal, TD Bank and Berger Paints. 

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Vincent Rondia

Vincent RondiaVincent’s expertise lies with 15 years of solid experience in web design including the management of large projects, the creation of web portal sharing design resources, the development of e-commerce and cms platforms and helping open start-up companies. He also holds equivalent experience in graphic design work in the field of visual identity and branding. Passionate about design, Vincent contributes to various design magazines and blogs, gives talks promoting good design practice and has had work published in Europe and China.

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Mengwen Xiang

mengwen-xiangMengwen Xiang - Grey Group
Mengwen Xiang is a multidisciplinary art director and problem solver living and working in New York City. Her work has been featured in numerous design magazines, books and she has won some creative international awards from IDA, Graphis, AAF Addy, Creativity International Award, Summit Creative Award, etc. Her work spans from traditional media to non-traditional media. She specialized in branding, art direction, graphic design and interactive design.

Sergio Spaccavento

Formerly employed at Ogilvy (Vilnius- Lithuania), Lowe Pirella (Milan), Ogilvy (Milan), Wlf Brand portal (Milan), Bcube Publicis (Milan), Now Available (Milan) and Bcube Publicis again.

My specialties are: creating adv campaigns (ATL & New Media), writing tv scripts, assessing communication strategies, implementing the client's creative briefs, tv formats, tv and radio comic shows.

Richard Taylor

richard_taylor.jpgRichard is an experienced marketing and branding professional. He set up RT Strategy in late 2009 as a consultancy providing strategic, creative marketing solutions with a 360-degree philosophy. This involves working with clients on Research and Planning, Setting Measurement Criteria, Managing the Tactical Execution of Marketing Plans, Analyzing Results and Adjusting Marketing Activity accordingly. He is also the founder of (2nd Thursday) - a local Marketing, Creative and Media Association for Canada's Okanagan Valley. 

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Otto Scheuren

Otto ScheurenOtto Scheuren was born in Caracas in 1976. Grew up in a family that lived and breathed cinema and television.

Still in university at that time, Otto got his first break at the Canal 57, producing and post-producing youth- and music-oriented TV shows. He was later hired by RCTV to produce and edit soccer related shows in honor of the 1998 FIFA World Cup Soccer in France. This opportunity got Otto well acquainted with Avid Media Composer and Advance 2D animation, and kicked off his career as an Editor.

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Alexander Smirnov

Alexander started his advertising career in D'Arcy Ukraine as copywriter and left the Agency as Associated Creative Director. His work In Euro RSCG Ukraine brought the Agency such clients as LG, Peugeot and Life (Turkcell).

In 2006 Alexander joined ambitious local Agency, and for 5 years stays Creative Director of TABASCO, which becomes #1 Ukrainian local creative agency in revenue and biggest independent Ukrainian Group of Agencies (including ATL, promo, digital, media and pr).

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Peter Gorman - Legacy Judge

Pete Gorman VP,Creative & Brand Strategy - Pete is a 30-year brand veteran with a diverse background that includes package design, web, UX, Identity, and print. Over the years, Gorman has provided award-winning creative solutions for clients such as Harley-Davidson, Kimberly-Clark, Miller Brewing, Kellogg's, Mars/Masterfoods, Nestle, and Anheuser-Busch.  Pete's goal with every assignment is to find solutions that turn customers into fans, move them from like to love, and from transaction to relationship. Ultimately to make sure that a brand is never seen as one of many, but as the one.

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Baron Manett

baron_manettBaron Manett 
Senior Vice President, Strategy
Ariad – Canada 

As one of Canada’s leading brand builders and a frequent speaker on brand experience and audience engagement, Baron applies his distinctive vision and expertise to the current and future needs of Ariad clients. Baron is adept at developing and executing integrated strategies that grow brands and align messages with maximum results.

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Charles Van Vechten


CHARLES VAN VECHTEN President/Chief Creative Officer at Jacob Tyler Creative Group. 

Charlie has learned from seventeen years of owning a business that his success is measured only by his clients' success. He and his team thrive on partnerships with clients built through careful listening, individualized service, and great design. 


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Les Kollegian

leskollegianLes Kollegian - Jacob Tyler Creative Group
CEO/Chief Creative Officer

For Les Kollegian, great design is more than a profession, it's a passion. He holds a Masters in Communications Design from the University of Baltimore and has more than 18 years of experience designing marketing campaigns. Les shares his enthusiasm for design principles through the weekend seminars he has taught, the customized courses he instructs for some of his corporate clients, and through volunteer activities such as having acted as a volunteer art therapist for nationally renowned Children's Hospital in Washington DC. His forward-thinking visions for digital design and technology have provided the creative direction for established major brands in the digital marketplace.

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Mervyn Tan

mervyn_tanMervyn Tan Creative Director at Autumn:01 - Mervyn oversees the creative team and is responsible for the design direction and strategy relating to a vast number of worldwide brands. He is a panel member of the New York Festivals. A founding partner of Autumn:01, he has been in the industry since 1998.

Daniel da Hora

daniel_da_hora.jpgDaniel da Hora has been an Art Director and Creative Director for some Brazilian northeast agencies. Partner-director of Creatto Communications Agency from 1997 to 2005, advertising company with detached works in the Brazilian northeast market, acting as art director and creative director. Executive Innovation Director for Aporte Comunicação since 2008 to 2009. Nowadays is Creative Consultant for several agencies and clients, been working since 1998 for brands such as Carrier, Apple, Castrol and also local brands and governmental advertising

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Roberto Pedroso

Roberto PedrosoRoberto Pedroso – Regional Creative Director at Saatchi&Saatchi

Roberto’s career in advertising started as a copywriter for JWT Venezuela. He became the youngest Creative Director at Ogilvy and Leo Burnett and went all the way to Regional Creative Director for McCann Panama. The Big Apple has been home for this creative worm for the past 15 years, where he became Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi New York, working on clients for the US Hispanic Market and Regional Accounts for Latin America and Europe.  Got the frequent travel miles, the many creative awards and a matching set of luggage to prove it. He’s written for magazines and is finishing his second screenplay.

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Gavin Barrett

Gavin BarrettOwner, Founding Partner and Chief Creative Officer of award-winning Toronto agency Barrett and Welsh. Was jury co-chair for Marketing’s inaugural multicultural awards and has been a judge for many others. He has created campaigns for: Canada, India, Greater China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Korea, New Zealand, the US and the UK.

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Palle Victor Rasmussen

Palle Victor Rasmussen Palle Victor Rasmussen, Creative Director of SP3 Denmark. Palle is formally educated as a copywriter, and has been in Danish advertising for 15 years. Palle has worked with a broad variety of both national and international clients, such as Philips, Jeep, Chrysler and Citroën.

Palle has a keen interest in motion pictures, and especially viral film is a large work area. Palle has been nominated and won prizes world wide. Latest he got a Eurobest nomination, and won the Danish Bulls Eye 2007.

Melanie Sage Ph.D.

melaniesageMelanie’s area of focus is in the understanding of human behavior in the social environment. Her writing and research appears in professional scholarly journals. As a designer, she is interested in the juxtaposition of art and text and her research and practice interests include the efficacy of creative processes as a therapeutic tool.
She is currently a professor at the University of North Dakota in the school of Social Work.

Greg Bernstein

Gregg Bernstein Since 1996, Gregg Bernstein has created packaging, apparel, and graphics for clients in the music, fashion, and entertainment industries. He has worked with some of the largest (and smallest) advertising and design firms worldwide. After moving to Chicago in late 1999, Gregg worked with advertising and design firms such as JDK, DDB, Leo Burnett, and Burrell Communications. During this time he continued to develop packaging and apparel solutions for Polyvinyl, Vagrant Records, DC Shoe Co., Jimmy Eat World, and Weezer, among others.

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Stéphane Veilleux

stephane_veilleux.jpgStéphane Veilleux – Vice-President & Creative Director at Brad

Stéphane Veilleux has held the position of Vice-president and creative director at Brad since 2001. He then became a partner in 2002. But it all started really one Christmas Eve at the age of 6, when the Super-8 camera he received from his grandfather went on to shape his career path years down the road. 

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Simon Coffin

Simon CoffinArt Director
Turner Studios

Simon Coffin is an Art Director in the Animation/Design department at Turner Studios. As an Art Director, Simon develops creative for commercials, identity packaging, new media and interactive projects for the various Turner Entertainment Networks. Simon works closely with clients to pull together the variety of disciplines available at our studios including: digital and cel animation, digital compositing, non-linear editorial and film/video production.

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Liam Wielopolski

Liam Liam Wielopolski
Executive Creative Director
Y&R Johannesburg - South Africa
Liam Wielopolski, Executive Creative Director of Y&R Johannesburg, South Africa, started his career over 14 years ago in TV Production at Ogilvy.

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Dan Geva

dan-gevaDan Geva - Art Director, Harrison and Star
Dan Geva has come a long way from Israel to New York, and everywhere in between. Currently employed at Harrison and Star, a healthcare advertising and communications agency in NYC, he is a Senior Art Director who balances two accounts, day to day.

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Mario Hoffmann

mario_hoffmanMario Hoffmann
Senior Art Director
Ogilvy & Mather – Germany 

Mario has seen it all, done it all and made his mark all over the globe. Diversely educated in economics, visual communications and media design, Mario has played such diverse roles as Presenter, Foreign Language Group Leader and Senior Art Director.

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