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Born and raised in Mexico City, Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit are founders of UnderConsideration, a graphic design enterprise that runs a network of blogs, publishes books, organizes live events, and designs for clients. Before establishing UnderConsideration Bryony and Armin had worked in the industry for ten years, accruing experience in various disciplines including corporate and brand identity, annual reports, business collateral, web design and programming, packaging, as well as magazine and book design. They are the authors of Women Of Design; Graphic Design, Referenced; and Flaunt. They are the editors of the popular blogs Brand New, FPO (For Print Only), and Quipsologies. They reside in Austin, TX.
Chris Erickson is the founding Principal and resident conversationalist at Parliament, a multidisciplinary design agency. As a retrospective forward-thinking postmodern modernist, his flexible approach to design thinking has led to success in graphic design, advertising, programming and architecture. He has a love-hate relationship with wrist watches.
Frank Chimero is a graphic designer, teacher, writer, and creative person in Portland, Oregon. His fascination with the creative process, curiosity, and visual experience informs all of his work. Each piece is part of an exploration in finding wit, surprise, honesty, and joy in the world around us, then, trying to document those things with all deliberate speed.
His clients include The New York Times, Nike, Wired, Microsoft, Bloomberg/BusinessWeek, Newsweek, The Atlantic, Starbucks, GOOD Magazine, and others. He has been featured by Print Magazine, the Art Directors Club of New York, Vanity Fair, Monocle, and The Society of Illustrators. Frank’s work has appeared on both The Colbert Report and The Suite Life with Zach and Cody, spanning the full quality-spectrum of television.
Jessica Hische is a typographer and illustrator working in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from Tyler School of Art with a degree in Graphic Design, she worked for Headcase Design in Philadelphia before taking a position as Senior Designer at Louise Fili Ltd. While working for Louise, she continued developing her freelance career, working for clients such as Tiffany & Co., Chronicle Books, and The New York Times. In September of 2009, after two and a half years of little sleep and a lot of hand-lettering, she left Louise Fili to pursue her freelance career further. Jessica has been featured in most major design and illustration publications including Communication Arts, Print Magazine, How Magazine, The Graphis Design Annual, American Illustration and the Society of Illustrators. She was featured as one of Step Magazine’s 25 Emerging Artists, Communication Arts "Fresh ", Print Magazine’s New Visual Artists 2009 (commonly referred to as Print’s 20 under 30), and The Art Directors Club Young Guns.
An Ohio native, Mikey Burton proudly describes his design aesthetic as "Midwesterny " and draws much of his inspiration from artifacts found throughout the hardworking, blue collar Rust Belt: old type-specimen sheets, arcane equipment manuals and ancient textbooks. "I’m fascinated with how past designers had to come up with ideas and solve problems using limited resources, " he said. "Like, for instance, figuring out how two colors can work harder than four. It helps me get to better solutions myself. " While earning his BS/MA in Visual Communication Design from Kent State University, Mike became one of the founders of Little Jacket Design. He has received awards from Communication Arts, Print, HOW, CMYK, Logo Lounge, Print’s New Visual Artist, and most recently was named an Art Directors Club Young Gun. Mikey now lives in sunny Philadelphia, where he works at 160over90 and enjoys the myriad culinary delights of his adopted hometown, and continues to nurture his lifelong obsession with bears, which are “so cute and lovable, but probably the most dangerous animals ever."
The Heads of State is the design and illustration studio of Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers. Founded in 2002, the duo has garnered dozens of awards for their posters, illustrations, and book covers which combine a restrained graphic style with a sharp visual wit. Whether working 3,000 miles apart in New York and Seattle, or 3 feet away from one another at their new home base of Philadelphia, this duo collaborates on every detail. They've seen eye to eye and/or locked horns for clients such as The New York Times, Penguin, The School of Visual Arts, Starbucks, Wired Magazine, NPR, as well as musical acts R.E.M. and Wilco.