Andrew Lewis, an internationally recognized Canadian art director and graphic designer, is widely acclaimed for his award-winning corporate brand identities, ground-breaking consumer packaging and bold poster art. A much sought after lecturer/speaker at design conferences and universities in Canada, USA, Latin America, as well as Europe and Asia, his work is included in myriad international collections, design conferences, poster biennials and design text books. His clients span the globe and include such household names at Perrier, Starbucks, Zyliss and VISA. Lewis was recently heralded by Rockport Publishing as one of “The 30 New Poster Masters”. To date, Andrew Lewis Design has designed over 625 posters, with a total print run of almost one million copies, destined for distribution around the world.
Charis Tsevis is an award winning visual designer living and working in Athens,Greece.
He holds a Diploma of Graphic Design from the Akademie fur das Grafishe Gewerbe, Munchen and a Master in Visual Design from the Scuola Politecnica di Design, Milano. He manages a modest studio by the name of Tsevis Visual Design in Athens serving clients all over the world.
His client list includes companies like Nike, Toyota, IKEA, PepsiCo, Unilever, Best Buys, Sanyo, Bradesco Bank, Saatchi and Saatchi, BBH, Leo Burnett, Publicis and media like Time, Fortune, Los Angeles Times, Sunday Times, Wired, Panorama, Epoca, MacFan, RAM, Focus and many more.
Charis is a part time professor of Editorial Design and Typography at the AKTO College of Art and Design since the year 1996. He has also presented seminars at the Panteion University of Athens and he has given lectures in numerous national and international conferences and symposiums like the International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication, the TEDx Athens, the Adobe D-Day and many more.
Charis Tsevis is also a regular columnist in some of the most respected design and computer magazines in Greece (+design, RAM etc.). He has also written 2 books about Adobe Photoshop.
Charis’ work is awarded in ED Awards (Europe), Epica Awards (Europe), NPSA (USA), Behance (USA), EBGE (Greece) and others. His work has been featured in many books, magazines and websites around the world.
Regarded as one of the most distinctive image makers working today, Luba Lukova has held solo exhibitions at UNESCO in Paris, DDD Gallery in Osaka, La MaMa in New York and the Art Institute of Boston. Her many awards include the Grand Prix Savignac at the International Poster Salon in Paris, the Gold Pencil from The One Club in New York, and Honor Laureate at the International Poster Exhibition in Fort Collins, CO. Her work is represented in the collections of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Library of Congress, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, and the World Bank. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Social Justice poster portfolio containing visual reactions to many of the pressing issues of our time. The portfolio has been exhibited around the world and in the U.S. including the prestigious art show at the Inauguration of President Obama and most recently, at the Occupy protests in New York and Washington, DC. Lukova’s new book, Graphic Guts (Clay & Gold), featuring her social commentary art will be published later this year.
Michael Thompson, is a Jamaican designer who resides in Pennsylvania, USA. Studied Commercial Art at the Edna Manley College in the early 80s. Before he migrated to the US, he was a member of the creative team at Paisley, Kelly, Kenyon & Eckhardt Advertising and, later, Mike Jarrett Communications. Currently, he serves as design consultant and design for a number of corporate clients and non-profit organizations, e.g., Estee Lauder, Clinique, America for the Arts, National Urban League, and sanofi-aventis US, Citigroup. In addition, through what he calls creative activism, Michael designs posters that draw attention to a wide range of political and social subjects. You are able to see them at http://www.flickr.com/photos/freestylee. Through the Haiti poster project, Michael’s posters were auctioned to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders. But most of all, he is involved creatively with the music of Jamaica. At present, his art is part of the Reggae Movement Exhibition now touring Europe. The exhibition follows the story of the Jamaican sound system which blossomed in the 1950s, migrated to the UK in the 60s and 70s, then crossed to Europe at large, Germany in particular.
John Moore is one of the most prolific tipographic designers of Venezuela, he studied graphic design in the Institute of graphic design Neumann from 1972 until 1976. In 1980 he taked a workshop with Milton Glaser and since 1983 he has worked as an art director and creative director in many advertisign agencies as Foote Cone & Belding, Leo Burnet and J. W. Thompson handign high-profile brands sudh as Kraft, Procter & Gamble, SC Johnson and importants banks and other best brands of Venezuela and Caribean. Parallel he has participated as an artist in major scientific expeditions to the Amazon and has won many international awards for his films of experimental animation. In 1996 he published his book “Signos de Identidad” about his design of three decades of brand marks. Since 1976 he began working designing fonts, he was a winner of three Latin American Biennials of typography “Tipos Latinos”. Has participated in many international design conferences in Latin America and his work have been published in many internacional magazines in America and Asia.
Richard B. Doubleday is an Assistant Professor of Art in the Department of Graphic Design at Louisiana State University’s School of Art. He is a former Senior Lecturer in the Master of Arts in Graphic Design program at Suffolk University and Assistant Professor of Art in the Department of Graphic Design at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. He has lectured and led courses and workshops in London, Japan, Mexico, and China, including, recently, at the Nanjing Arts Institute. In June 2011, he chaired the Fine Arts curriculum committee at Lebanese American University in Beirut. Doubleday has exhibited in international competitions, including the International Poster Triennial in Toyama, Japan, and the Lahti International Poster Biennial. Doubleday’s work was recently published in The Poster: 1,000 Posters from Toulouse-Lautrec to Sagmeister (2010). He is a contributing author for Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design (2012), and Meggs’ History of Graphic Design (2012), and was a guest juror at the Tokyo Type Directors Club Annual Awards and a contributing writer for the Tokyo TDC Vol. 20 (2009). (http://www.richarddoubleday.com/)