Jason Panton

Jason Panton / Jamaica

Jason Panton is an artist, designer & culturalist from Kingston, Jamaica.

For the past 15 years he has been designing, providing creative direction, producing music events, and weaving culture and community into branded marketing programs.


After a stint of painting & curating exhibits in Miami & Ft. Lauderdale with residencies at Edna Manley Art College in Jamaica via Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Jason created a niche start up called I&I Clothing Co. Fusing reggae music & cultural themes with imagery influenced by Jamaican culture,  The brand developed a cult following which lead to a series of design opportunities. He has worked with companies such as Def Jam Records, VP Records, Tuff Gong International, We Are Massiv, & Puma’s 2012 Olympic collection with Cedella Marley.


Jason entered the retail space with good friend and artist Cezar Cunningham to create Jamaica’s first street wear boutique called Base Kingston. The store carried contemporary street wear accounts such as RockSmith, Kilo Goods, LRG & More. Thru collaboration’s with musical artists he produces an emerging musical artist showcase called “Live from Kingston“, which has given stage to some of Jamaica’s most influential emerging talent. He also co-created a global reggae event called Dubwise Jamaica that takes place weekly in Miami, and monthly in various cities across North America, Canada, Africa and the Caribbean.

Website: http://www.jasonpanton.com

Shangning Wang


Shangning Wang is a graphic designer, a graphic design consultant in UNICEF, an illustrator and a design jury, he is focusing on commercial art, typography, illustration, branding, poster design and visual design. He designs with passion, dream, and love.

In 2015, his poster works were exhibited in many cities around the world, include in Dnepropetrovsk, La Paz, Seoul, Suzhou, Taipei, Sarasota, Bradenton, Phoenix, Trnava, Melbourne, and Lublin. As a design professional, he was invited as the jury in Muse Creative Awards, COW International Design Festival: COW: ILLUSTRATION 2016, and Posterheros. Meanwhile, his works were published by many online magazines and paper magazines. In addition, He got more than ten global awards during last two years.

Shangning enjoys cross-disciplinary working. He aims to push his design far enough so that it can reveal flexibility and relevance to the subject. And he always believes Dream and Design can change the world!

Rory Taylor

United Kingdom

Rory is a UK-based Intellectual Property Solicitor, Promoter and DJ.
Intellectual Property Solicitor: Following the successful completion of an LL.B (Hons) in Law, a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice and an LL.M. (Master of Laws), Rory began practising as an Intellectual Property Solicitor. He specialises in copyright, trade mark and design law, advising a wide range of clients including – renowned fashion and interior designers, international digital and creative agencies, large record labels, and market leading technology and software companies.

Promoter: When he is not doing “lawyer stuff”, Rory runs a successful events company called Rebel Soul. The company curates a number of multi-arts events in and around Liverpool (UK), most notably – The Voodoo Ball and Positive Vibration – Festival of Reggae. Rory first worked with the International Reggae Poster Contest in June 2016 when Rebel Soul hosted the Art of Reggae Exhibition (its first time in the UK).

DJ: Rory has DJ’d at Glastonbury Festival, Africa Oyé and the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, amongst others. Performing under the moniker Radio Exotica (with fellow DJ, Ben Power), Rory explores and showcases music from around the world. He also compiles regular mixes for music magazine, Bido Lito and curates music for a number of bars & restaurants.

Rob Snow

United Kingdom

1 creative person, slightly matured
2 tablespoons aptitude
1 piece of aesthetic flavouring
6lbs hard work and sweat
4 ideas more than most
salt of the earth to taste

Take a creative person and stir in some aptitude, thoroughly from the start. In time, mix in the aesthetic flavouring with the most appropriate tool at hand, and then, fold into the mix as much of the hard work and sweat that the mix can take. Sprinkle in the ideas; the more the better. And finally, as all is cooking, a pinch of ‘salt of the earth’ to give it the necessary character. Leave to cook over time and serve when required. Tasty treat in a tasteless world.

Rob is a creative designer working in the fields of graphic design, illustration, web design and teaching. He works and lives in Greece, but was born in England and studied Media and Design at Degree and Masters levels. Rob loves to draw with pencil and converting the resulting images in the computer. He has been a freelance designer for 25 years and worked for small and large organisations alike. He also combines his practice of art as a University lecturer, where he teaches Creative/Lateral Thinking.

Li Xu

Beijing, CHINA

Curator/Designer/ Professor
Li Xu is an Assistant Professor of Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication,China. Li Xu is one of the founders and curator of The 1st International Poster Festival of Shenzhen and Zi Hui-US & China Typographic Poster Exchange Exhibition.etc.
He has participated also as a member of the jury in two international poster festivals in France and Serbia.
Li Xu has received some important awards. Such as The first prize of AIGA(re)design Awards 2011.The Gold prize of IDA-International Design Awards 2012.Pentawards 2012 Bronze Award. The London Creative Awards 2011,The Honorary prize at the 2008 Olympic Digital Arts Exhibition of 2008 Olympic Fine Arts, The first prize at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou posters Design Competition, China, The Best Guide Award at the 2007 Design Against Fur competitions. The Honorary prize at the 26th Summer Universiade Mascot Design contest. He also exhibited his works at many important biennial and triennial exhibitions in : Los Angeles, London, Warsaw, Lahti, Teheran, Trnava, Mexio, Bolivia, Ukraine,Korea, Moscow, Prague, Hong kong, Taiwan,Shanghai, Hangzhou,etc.

Elizabeth Resnick


Elizabeth Resnick is a Professor in Graphic Design at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1977.
She earned both a B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island.

Professor Resnick is a passionate design curator who has organized six comprehensive design exhibitions, the last three being a triad of contemporary socio-political poster design: The Graphic Imperative: International Posters of Peace, Social Justice and The Environment (2005) with Chaz Maviyane-Davies and Frank Baseman; Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985–2010 with Javier Cortés (2010); and Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age: 2001–2012 (2012).

Yossi Lemel


Yossi Lemel was born in 1957 in Jerusalem Israel. He is a political poster artist, creative director and a teacher, graduated and taught at the “Bezalel” Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. Workshops in Xalapa Mexico, Denver, El Paso, Minneapolis, Seattle, Istanbul, Stockholm and Milan.

Roy Villalobos


Roy Villalobos is a graphic designer and visual artist, born in Chicago, IL. At age of 10 his family decided to relocate to their roots in the city of San Luis Potosi, Mexico were he studied a BFA in Graphic Design in the Habitat Faculty, Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi. Mexico.