It has been a big undertaking, but we wanted to give you the best and most relevant judges possible. Today, we are honored to announce the acceptance of an incredibly impressive group of judges for SEED ’11. Visit the Judging tab on SEEDawards.com and then click each individual’s photo to read her/his bio.

(Bio pages are being updated with links and photos.)

See below for an alphabetical list with abbreviated bios:

JOHN ALLSOPP – Sydney Australia
Interactive
John co-founded the Web Directions conference series, and authored one of the earliest books on Microformats and the encyclopedic Developing with Web Standards.

FRANK BASEMAN – Philadelphia, PA
Innovative Education (CS)
Frank is principal of Baseman Design Associates and director of the Graphic Design Communication program at Philadelphia University, where he has taught since 1998.

JULIE BEELER – Portland, OR
Interactive
Julie co-founded and manages Second Story, a distinguished creator of informative and entertaining interactive experiences. She currently serves on the national board for AIGA.

TOBI CARVANA-MOORE – Atlanta, GA
Social/Cultural Impact
Tobi creates compelling, award-winning ideas that build brands and increase market share at one of the top 10 multicultural shops in the country.

JAMES P. CRAMER – Atlanta, GA
Economic Development
Jim is a foresight advisor, futurist, and trends authority serving as the Chairman and Principal of the Greenway Group, Inc. and editor of Design Intelligence.

NATHALIE DESTNADAU – Berkeley, CA
Sustainable Influence
Nathalie is a partner, the lead strategist and resident sustainability buff of Tomorrow Partners. She earned her MBA in Sustainable Management and co-authored The Living Principles for Design.

STEPHEN FLEMING – Atlanta, GA
Design Entrepreneurship
Stephen serves as the Vice President, Economic Development and Technology Ventures, and Executive Director of the Enterprise Innovation Institute at Georgia Tech.

RICK GRIFFITH – Denver, CO
Social/Cultural Impact
Rick presents frequently on the model of professional practice, leadership, and constant experimentation of his studio and type laboratory called MATTER.

KWANZA HALL – Atlanta, GA
Economic Development
Representing Atlanta’s most socio-economically and culturally diverse district, Kwanza was named Atlanta’s Best Local Political Figure of 2009 by Creative Loafing.

PHIL HAMLETT – San Francisco
Sustainable Influence
Phil founded and co-produced four iterations of Compostmodern and is one of the co-authors of Living Principles for Design. He currently serves on the national board for AIGA.

STEVEN HELLER
Design Entrepreneurship
An AIGA Medalist, Steven Heller has authored and edited over 130 books on graphic design, satiric art and popular culture, including The Design Entrepreneur (with Lita Talarico).

LEE HUNT – Woodstock, NY
Motion
Considered one of the industry’s leading experts in television advertising and promotion, Lee works as a strategist and trainer for media companies around the world.

KENNA KAY – New York, NY
Motion
Kenna is Vice President/Creative Director at TV Land and as a national board member for AIGA co-chaired the Design (Re)Invents conference in 2010.

ZIA KHAN – Atlanta, GA
Print+
In addition to serving as principal of Lucid Partners, Zia is a partner in Kenari, a social enterprise designing neighborhood food systems and the current treasurer for AIGA.

PUM LEFEBURE – Washington, DC
Print+
As co-founder/creative director of Design Army and regular judge of elite design competitions, Graphic Design USA recognized Pum as one of its 50 People to Watch.

KATHERINE McCOY – Buena Vista, CO
Innovative Education
An esteemed educator, AIGA Medalist, and elected member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale, Katherine consults, writes, and collaborates with her husband Michael on professional education programs.

MITCH NASH – Pittsfield, MA
Design Entrepreneurship
As creative director/co-owner of gift manufacturer Blue Q, Mitch feeds the ideas of illustrators, writers, and designers through Blue Q’s sausage maker and distinct story telling attitude.

DAN PAPPALARDO – Los Angeles, CA
Motion
Dan is Executive Creative Director and Co-Founder of Troika Design Group and has played an instrumental role in crafting many of today’s network brand identities.

ANDREA PELLEGRINO New York, NY
Social/Cultural Impact
Andréa is a partner at Worldstudio, a business strategy and design firm that adheres to the philosophy of “doing well by doing good.”

LOISE SANDHAUS – Valencia, CA
Innovative Education
Louise writes and organizes conferences about design education including AIGA Design Educator Conferences, Schools of Thoughts I, II, and III. She currently serves on the national board for AIGA.

LAURA SHORE – Albany, NY
Sustainable Influence
Laura is SVP of communications and innovation strategy for Mohawk Fine Papers. While on the AIGA National Board, Laura supported the Center for Sustainable Design, culminating in the Mohawk-sponsored launch of Living Principles in 2010.

ROBIN TOOMS – Houston, TX
Interactive
As Brand and Interactive Strategist for Savage, Robin develops positioning, core messaging, online marketing strategies and user-centered design solutions. She currently serves on the national board for AIGA.

GINGER WHITE – Denver, CO
Economic Development
Ginger White, AICP, is the Senior Economic Development Specialist for the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs (DOCA), overseeing the Create Denver initiative.

ANN WILLOUGHBY  – Kansas City, MO
Print +
President/Creative Director of Willoughby Design Group, Ann served on AIGA’s national board, is an AIGA Fellow, and is included in Masters of Design (2009).

Watch for the big announcement coming soon revealing the iconic celebrity designer who, compliments of SCAD Atlanta, will choose our Best of Show winner from the Best of Category winners selected by these judges.

 

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