Toronto born photographer Chris Buck makes portraits and other pictures of curiosity from his bases in New York and Los Angeles. His clients include IBM, Microsoft, GQ, Esquire, and The New York Times Magazine. In 2007 he was the first recipient of the Arnold Newman Portrait Prize. He is currently wrapping up a project in which he is photographing other people who have his full name. He has had the unfortunate surprise to find that all but two are more interesting than him.
A designer and second-generation creative who is currently the Worldwide Interactive Creative Director for Starwood Hotels & Resorts where he leads global digital design and branding for their 10 brands including W Hotels, Westin, Sheraton, and St. Regis. Before leaving the agency world he created integrated advertising and design for clients like Acura, American Airlines, Disney, ExxonMobil, Nationwide Insurance, Sprint, Sears, Serta, Subaru, Verizon, Yahoo! and others. His work has been recognized with over 100 major awards including Canne Cyber Lions, CLIO awards, Local Regional and National ADDY awards, Webby Awards, Adobe Site of the Day, Web Awards, Communication Arts Site of the Week, New York Festivals and he was chosen by the editors of Media Post and OMMA magazines as one of their three 2009 Online Marketing All-Stars.
Stephen Gates lives in New York City where he uses his free time to publish his blog that is a collection of rants, reviews, opinions, observations and advice about digital creative, design and the advertising industry.
Joe Miller has been an in-house designer at Atari, a senior designer at the international public relations firm Burson-Marsteller, and since 1987 the principal of joe miller’s company in Santa Clara, California. Joe has been a member of the graphic design faculty at San José State University since 1988. Joe’s work has received regional to international recognition in more than 55 books and publications including AIGA annuals, American Corporate Identity annuals, The Design of Dissent, 1000 Type Treatments, Fresh Ideas books, Graphis books, The New Logo from California books, Typography 12, Communication Arts, Print, and How. He has published articles on design in AIGA Journal of Graphic Design, LIMN, and WADC’s Studio. He has received more than 120 regional to international awards for graphic design and his work has been included in exhibitions nationwide. Corporate clients have included Hewlett-Packard, Compaq, Hitachi Data Systems, Cadence, Quantum, and Willow Technology. Nonprofit clients include Works/San José, Association for Viet Arts, Arts Council Silicon Valley, and Poetry Center San José. Projects within identity and brand development include a wide range of material from logos, symbols, and icons, to announcements, books, signage, and exhibit design.
Chris Sickels, the creative force behind Red Nose Studio, creates an eccentric world we'd all like to visit. Red Nose Studio’s illustrations appear in advertising, magazines, books, newspapers, packaging, character development and animation. His work has been honored by virtually every award institution or annual and has been featured in HOW, Print, Creativity, Communication Arts and 3x3 Magazine. He has twice been honored with the Carol Anthony Grand Prize award from the Society of Illustrators 3-D Salon. Two of his short films, The Red Thread Project and Innards, were selected to screen at the 2005 and 2006 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival. He authored and illustrated The Look Book, and has illustrated the children's book Here Comes The Garbage Barge that will released in February 2010.
Eric Janssen Strohl is a San Francisco based designer who specializes in trademark, logo and typographic design. With prior experience working with Eric Baker Design in New York City, he has created prominent marks and identities for an eclectic collection of individuals, companies and organizations. In recent years, while at international design firm IDEO, he traveled the world working on large scale innovation projects for some of the most recognized names in business.
In 2008 he founded his own design practice in San Francisco and balances a portfolio of specialty branding and packaging clients. Providing his expertise in logo and trademark design, he frequently collaborates with large design and advertising firms throughout the country on high profile rebrands.
His work has been featured in the Type Directors Club, Print, How, Step, Communication Arts as well as other publications. In 2007 he was named one of Print Magazine’s top 20 designers under 30.
When not surrounded by antiquarian type specimens, Pantone chips and blue-lines, Eric enjoys loud guitars, chilled tequila and grilled meats.