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2009 Chicago

WHEN:

Saturday, April 4, 2009

This event has passed.

WHERE:

Congress Theater
2135 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
312-458-9668
www.congresschicago.com

JUDGES:

Dustin Hostetler

DUSTIN HOSTETLER
Art Director, UPSO

 

Dustin Hostetler is a graphic artist, curator and publisher. He has worked with brands such as MTV and Converse, and has had his work displayed in magazines, books and on gallery walls. In 2007, Dustin became Special Projects Curator for Threadless.com. Dustin runs a design studio with his wife, and obsessively contributes to sites like FecalFace.com and his blog think.faesthetic.com.


Eric Ravenstein

ERIC RAVENSTEIN
Creative Director, Design Kitchen

Justin Thomas Kay

JUSTIN THOMAS KAY
Art Director

Justin Thomas Kay is an art director and graphic designer with a focus in creating work based on explorations of shape, color and typography. He has worked with a range of clients mainly based in editorial, such as: Mass Appeal, Complex Magazine, New York Magazine, and more. Currently, Justin freelances and teaches at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.


Kevin McConkey

KEVIN MCCONKEY
Founder, Grip

Kevin is a principal and co-founder of Grip, a marketing and design firm in Chicago that’s dedicated to high-value corporate communication. Grip has been featured in Print’s Regional Design Annual, Print’s International Business Graphics Review, the Chicago Sun-Times and more. Kevin has won awards from, judged, written for, and lectured at most of the same places as everyone else.


Nikki Baker

NIKKI BAKER
Art Director, DDB

A graduate of UW-Madison and Miami Ad School in Minneapolis, Nikki is currently an Art Director at DDB, Chicago. Formerly, an art director at places like Cramer-Krasselt, Chicago and T:M, Dallas. Along the way she has produced award-winning work for clients like Nationwide Insurance, AirTran Airways, Corona, TV Guide, Superpages.com, Chef Boyardee, McDonald’s and Wrigley.


Robin Shapiro

ROBIN SHAPIRO
Exec. Vice Pres., Chief Creative Officer, Corbett

Robin provides overall creative leadership for the Corbett Accel Healthcare Group Agencies. For the past 20 years, she has helped build some of the world’s most successful pharmaceutical brands. Robin encourages diverse thinking and believes that a healthy collision of perspectives will lead to more surprising, relevant and emotional ideas.


www.corbettaccel.com

CHICAGO TEAM:

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JONATHAN MILLS

My boy Wolverine once said, "I'm the best there is at what I do," and though definitely words to live by, it's just a little bit harder being the best when what you do is nine different things.Oh and, by the way, the "Mills" stands for "Millions.




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LUCAS BUICK
Founder/Creative Partner, Synthetic Infatuation

Raised in the corn and cranberry fields of central Wisconsin, Lucas moved to the city in 2004 to work in editorial doing everything from fashion to telecom publications. After spending some time answering ant farmers and dudes in suits, Lucas and Ryan decided to set up their own shop—now they are the suit-wearing dudes.


Synthetic Infatuation


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RANEE WU

A self proclaimed original member of the Wu-Tang Clan (4 chambers), all <3 and aint nothin to f*k with.
Aside from her professional career, she dabbles with art, kung-fu cooking, and a few of the following affirmations she swears by:

↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A select start




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E2K
Event Producers

From the stadium to the symposium, from a cast of thousands to a single inspirational speaker, e2k applies creativity, state-of-the-art production systems, and technical expertise to every project. We strive to transform events into experiences, shows into magical moments, and clients into partners.

 

http://www.e2k.com/




THE 2D DESIGNS

Aaron Scamihorn

EJ Semple

Luke Felton

Erin Standley

Francis Kmiecik

Michael Kostal

Otis

Nick Santore

Michael Kostal

Otis

Erin Standley

EJ Semple

People's Choice Prize

CHICAGO 2D DESIGN CONTESTANTS

AARON SCAMIHORN

I am an Iconographer & Typographer. A passion for clean and simple design that "iconifies" the essence of an image drives my work. I Break things down to the simplest form so that you can get all of the impact and the meaning immediately.


Aaron Scamihorn
myColor myIdea

EJ SEMPLE

he keeps in the company of wolves
existing in a feral state
fits of eye violence electrify when lightening strikes

this psychosomatic syndrome diagnosed in 1980 as HYPERKLASH


EJ Semple
myColor myIdea

LUKE FELTON

senior art director / artist / graphic design instructor / musician / classical music / black metal / death metal / tattoos / exercise / silence / travel / sleep / white noise / cooking... www.myspace.com/isawgodinyoureyes www.myspace.com/sincorp


Luke Felton
myColor myIdea

ERIN STANDLEY

Erin is currently hanging out at her desk in Omaha...writing a bio. She sucks at making toast, but is fairly good at sauteing vegetables.


Eric Standley
myColor myIdea

FRANCIS KMIECIK

Photoshop Ninja!


Francis Kmiecik
myColor myIdea

MICHAEL KOSTAL

Inspired by everyday life, Michael likes to keep things simple. He creates as both graphic designer, and musician. Though different, the two disciplines reflect each other through rhythm, melody, and harmony.


Michael Kostal
myColor myIdea

OTIS

otis is a designer/illustrator with a concentration in ink and marker. fluf is a villainous fictitious character whose main goal is to plushify the world. otis and fluf are both trademarks of the every day club. thanks!


Otis
myColor myIdea

NICK SANTORE

Nick Santore is a Chicagoland designer and filmmaker. Nick tends to keep creativity in constant motion, working as a production designer on film and video, as well as an art director and designer on a variety of digital and print projects within and outside of his collective Look at Rubbish.


Nick Santore
myColor myIdea

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