Join us for an evening of presentations from some of the most talented designers in the nation. Hailing from coast to coast, our amazing A11 judges will kick off the night with a happy hour before each giving a short talk, and end the night with a Q&A. Happy hour, portfolio envy, and a chance to ask questions—what more could you want?
So who are our judges? Allow us to introduce you.
David Lai: CEO and Creative Director of Hello Design
David co-founded Hello with the simple goal to create quality work for diverse clients. With over 20 years of experience, David provides strategic and creative leadership for the agency. Clients include Herman Miller, Speedo, Tillamook, Nike, MoMA, Sony and Facebook. A graduate from Cornell University, David has won numerous awards and recognition for his work including a Cannes Cyber Lion, Webby, One Show Pencil, and Flash Film Festival Arrows. His designs have also been featured in Communication Arts, I.D., HOW, Print and Graphis, as well as numerous other publications and books. He has taught at the Art Center College of Design and was on the Advisory Board of the AIGA Los Angeles.
Jennifer Kinon: Cofounder of Original Champions of Design
Jennifer Kinon is a designer and educator based in New York City. She co-founded OCD | The Original Champions of Design with Bobby C. Martin, Jr. Together they develop brand identity systems for a broad range of clients including the National Basketball Association, Girl Scouts of the USA, Friends of the High Line and The New York Times.
Scott Hill: Founder of Studio Mast
Scott hails from Oklahoma where they say things like “Y’all,” "Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise," and “Fits like socks on a rooster.” After 6 years of leading other design firms, he chose to relocate to Denver with his wife Ashlee and two dogs to be closer to the mountains and start Studio Mast. Boomer Sooner.
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