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Lori von Sychowski

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Lori von Sychowski

Lori von Sychowski President & Creative Director Mookai Communications Montreal, QC Lori von Sychowski is the founding principal and creative director of Mookai, a Montreal based design agency. A lifelong involvement in the arts led her to the fashion industry where as a brand and merchandising director she traveled the world creating numerous lines and brand campaigns. Since then, Mookai has been connecting brands and people in a wide variety of market sectors. With an innate sense of seeing the bigger picture, she utilizes all aspects of our multimedia environment in creating rich brand experiences for today’s rapidly evolving...

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Stephen Jurisic

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Stephen Jurisic

Stephen Jurisic Partner, Executive Creative Director john st. Toronto, ON Stephen graduated from OCAD in 1988, and over the next 10 years established himself as one of Canada’s top art directors. He was named Creative Director of Ammirati & Puris (with creative partner Angus Tucker) before leaving to start john st. Stephen has championed john st.’s emergence as a digital leader in social, interactive and mobile. He has chaired the Marketing Awards, the Bessies, Strategy magazine’s Shift Disturbers conference, and served on the jury at Cannes 2009. Stephen loves, in no particular order, his son, his dog, batman comic books, and his wife Eva. Stephen also gives amazing...

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Romaicia Naser

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Romaicia Naser

Romaicia Naser Founder, Creative Director Kukoon Media Calgary, AB Romaicia Naser is the Founder and Creative Director at her company, Kukoon Media Inc. established in 2010 in Calgary, Alberta. Since then, she has managed various design teams worldwide in brand development and PR communication. Her creativity and passion have allowed her to be part of executive teams that span across a wide array of industries—news, finance, retail, tech and oil & gas. In 2014 and 2015, she was a Finalist for a Best in Region Award at the Redgees; and in addition, Kukoon Media was also published in Designedge Canada. Some additional honours comprise of nominations including the Leaders Award (Business in Calgary) in 2015 and a Young Alumni Award in 2014 and 2015 (SAIT). Her work has been published in various Canadian publishings—FFWD Magazine, The Oil and Gas Magazine, The Toronto Star and The Alberta Oil Magazine to name a few. Romaicia has also been featured in The Calgary Herald’s Capital Ideas division and the Young Entrepreneurs radio segment on Salaam Namaste...

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Richard Long

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Richard Long

Richard Long, RGD, SEGD Graphic Designer York Region Transit (YRT/Viva), Transportation Services Richmond Hill, ON For over two decades, Richard has developed high-performance creative solutions with a range of experiences from consulting with design studios and creative agencies, to working with in-house corporate departments within the public and private sectors. This has afforded him versatility and diverse exposure in various projects, roles, markets, personalities and working environments. He has worked with clients like the Region of Peel, Armstrong, Ryan Partnership, HBC/Zellers, DMB&B, Shoppers Drug Mart, TVO, Spencer Francey Peters, Haughton Brazeau, Dollery Rudman, Craib Design & Communications, Vincor International and Ryerson University. He is a graduate from Humber College’s Advertising & Graphic Design program and Sheridan College’s Illustration program and has written articles on various aspects of design-related issues for publication with the Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario. Richard currently oversees design and production at York Region Transit/Viva delving into initiatives ranging from designing advertising and marketing collateral, to quarterly reports, fleet graphics, event material, signage and wayfinding, cartography, art direction, illustration, photography, print procurement and brand standards development and...

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Nick Richards

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Nick Richards

Nick Richards Executive Creative Director, Founder Will Vancouver, BC Nick has over 20 years of brand and campaign development experience. His first 11 were with Fitch London, one of the largest multidisciplinary creative consultancies in the world. He worked with clients like Virgin, Vodafone and Vidal Sassoon in over 25 countries across Europe, Asia, Middle East, South Africa and the U.S. Nick found his way to Vancouver in 2007 where he joined Cossette. As the VP, Creative Director he led major award-winning projects with just about every Cossette client including McDonald’s, The Gap, Tourism BC and the National Music Centre. In September 2014, Nick (and his brand strategist partner) started independent creative agency, Will. With a focus on strategic and creative brand development their client list already includes the likes of Mark’s, Nature’s Path Foods, Squamish Valley Music Festival, Hootsuite, Canadian Freestyle Skiing Association, Vancouver Art Gallery and Royal Roads...

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Kenny Vail

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Kenny Vail

Kenny Vail Founder, Creative Director Prevail Creative Charlottetown, PEI Kenny has over 20 years of experience in brand development, web development, advertising, print and package design. His portfolio contains work with such brands as Tourism New Brunswick, Confederation Bridge and Home Hardware. He has designed for companies mainly throughout Atlantic Canada getting his start in digital pre-press with Quebecor Media in the early ’90s. In 2009 he formed Prevail Creative, a small creative team developing brands and web strategies for small to medium-sized businesses. Kenny has served as an advisory board member at Holland College (his alma mater) and is also been member of SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) since...

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Julie Knowles

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Julie Knowles

Julie Knowles Creative Director, Partner Two Blonde Chicks Inc. Kitchener, ON Julie has been generating innovative ideas that turn into outstanding creative for almost two decades. After starting her graphic design career in a Healthcare/Pharmaceutical agency, Julie co-founded Two Blonde Chicks Inc. Design + Marketing Group; a firm known for delivering quality creative brand strategies without big agency costs where clients welcome a truly personalized service with unique ideas that get results. As creative director, also known as the Brilliant Blonde, Julie has a hands-on approach for delivering smart, clean creative in the areas of graphic design, branding and advertising. Two Blonde Chicks Inc. has had its design work featured in graphic design publications and won awards both locally and...

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Christian Jensen

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Christian Jensen

Christian Jensen Principal Christian Jensen Communications Design Saskatoon, SK Principal of Christian Jensen Communications Design since 2004, Christian has been doing what he does for over 25 years. What he does, whether designing for his local bike shop or a multi-billion dollar organization, is to approach every project from a unique angle, bringing it to fruition with simplicity and boldness. This philosophy of seeking out the bumpy road less traveled has proven to be well worth the bumps and bruises over the years, yielding a great many successes for his clients. His award-winning work has been showcased in many publications including Communication Arts, Applied Arts, and the Globe and Mail. Some examples can be seen online at:...

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2015 Judges Profile: Davide Giliati

Posted by on Feb 19th, 2015 in Judge Profiles, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Davide Giliati Founder & Designer Design Pixel Montreal, QC Davide Giliati is a Montreal born-and-raised graphic designer with a near-decade of experience. He studied design for three years at Dawson College and upon graduating, began freelancing for small to medium-sized businesses in a variety of fields. Davide is also known for his design work with Igloo Design, an award winning Montreal Branding and Interior Design firm. With a growing portfolio, he set sail across the industry’s ever-shifting current, wrangling and mastering everything from web design, print, social media marketing and content strategy. In early 2012 he began reaching out to other likeminded professionals and before long, Designpixel was...

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2015 Judges Profile: Omar Morson

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2015 Judges Profile: Omar Morson

Omar Morson Design Director Zulu Alpha Kilo Toronto, ON Omar, Design Director, Foodie, Third person bio writer extraordinaire, plying his trade at Zulu Alpha Kilo. For the past 15 short years he’s been enjoying his design ride at some pretty awesome places. Logos, Annual Reports, Websites, Brochures, Posters, T-shirts, Print Campaigns, Ad Campaigns, Art Direction, Smoked ribs, Type design, he does that. Clients are good. More is Less.

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