What happens when three design deities descend at once for a night of fun, networking and a well-grounded Q&A session featuring the hottest design discussions of the moment?
A heavens sent experience like you’ve never seen before.
Meet our AXII Jurors
Jenny Lam is co-founder of Jackson Fish Market, a hybrid startup and design consultancy focused on making and designing beautiful software experiences. They’ve shipped over dozens of software products in the past 9 years. Their flagship product is A Story Before Bed– the first (and only) service that lets parents, grandparents, and children record video of themselves reading children’s books and play it back as often as they like on the Mac, PC, or iPad.
When Jenny isn’t running her business, she spends time serving on the AIGA National Board of Directors. She was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Technology by the Puget Sound Business Journal and was awarded Seattle’s Best Startup Designer.
Mary Kate McDevitt
Mary Kate McDevitt is a letterer and illustrator living and “letterstrating” in Philadelphia, PA. Mary Kate graduated from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration in 2007.
When Mary Kate is not in the studio, she enjoys drinking coffee, thrifting, riding bikes, watching News Radio with her boyfriend Fred DiMeglio and renovating her home.
Christopher is a Canadian-born, San Francisco-based designer, writer and educator. Among his enduring accomplishments as AIGA San Francisco Chapter president (2004–2006) were the creation of San Francisco Design Week, and the introduction of the first public design-oriented lectures at the Apple Store. On completion of Simmons’ tenure on the board, mayor Gavin Newsom issued an official proclamation declaring San Francisco to be a city where “design makes a difference.”
Simmons is the principal/creative director of the noted San Francisco design office MINE™, where he designs and directs projects for a variety of clients, including Facebook, Microsoft, SFMOMA, Chronicle Books, Simon & Schuster, and Obama for America.He is also the author of four books, the most recent of which, Just Design, focuses on design for social change.
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