GDUSA starts each year by choosing a group of People To Watch who embody the spirit of the creative community.
Top designers from GDUSA’s 2017 People To Watch special feature tell recent grads and young designers just starting out what matters most and why.
Marine Lane is an award-winning NYC graphic design studio opened by Megan Flood in 2013, which has continued to build on its reputation of helping position America’s political narrative.
Andres Nicholls leads the Global Design Practice at Prophet, and brings over 15 years of experience and his passion for designing engaging brand experiences.
Dian Holton is deputy art director at AARP and her creative passion continues to be fueled by random jaunts globally to discover new social initiatives, artists and inspiration.
isa Smith is an award-winning Creative Director with expertise across a variety of design disciplines, from branding, print and advertising to exhibition design.
John Clifford loves to create something out of nothing. He also loves transforming the average into something exceptional, making the complex clear, and turning the ugly into something beautiful.
Sharyn Belkin Locke has spent the past 20 years leading creative teams to help transform businesses and motivate consumers.
Seth Sirbaugh is a designer, creative director and the principal of Tribe branding and design based in Frederick MD.
Paul Stechmesser has 15 years experience in global brand strategy and development, creative direction, strategic design and motion graphics.
MIchael Lemme is a Designer turned Chief Creative Officer, whose background is equal parts brand strategy, brand identity systems, UX design and marketing.
Jason B. Cohen is a team leader, luxury branding expert, creative director and design advocate who turns big thinking into tangible assets.
Kirsten Modestow is in her ninth year as Creative Director at BRIGADE, helping her creative team navigate national and international assignments and produce award-winning work.
Jason Alley’s marketing and communications firm, Jackalope, draws inspiration from the most unlikely of places: a dusty record, South Dakota back road, or a flea market’s hidden gem.
Chad Thompson is an Art Director for tech giant EMC and leads a team of designers that help shape the digital face of the EMC brand.
Jim Bull co-founded Moving Brands in 1998, and was instrumental in developing the firm’s innovative Moving Brands approach to branding, storytelling and experience design.
Kanan F. Whited IV is the Art Director of the internal advertising agency at City Furniture in sunny South Florida.
Lisa has led the design and development of branding, identity, publications, interactive media, and promotion for a variety of healthcare, wellness, and research organizations.