GDUSA starts each year by choosing a group of People To Watch who embody the spirit of the creative community.
Host Gordon Kaye speaks with Janet Odgis, president and creative director of Odgis + Company, an award-winning, woman-owned design firm based in New York City, that has worked with some of the world’s most prestigious corporations.
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.
Every year for a half century GDUSA has used the first magazine of the year to spotlight People To Watch. The issue will be published early in February. Meanwhile, here’s a preview of sayings to live by from a dozen of our 2017 honorees.
Andres Nicholls leads the Global Design Practice at Prophet, and brings over 15 years of experience and his passion for designing engaging brand experiences.
Mackey Saturday, a new principal designer at Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv, is responsible for some of today’s most talked-about identities.
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.
Throughout his career, Stewart Devlin has demonstrated that the thoughtful application of design principles, executed well, can have a massive impact.
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.
Martin Schott is Director, Creative Services at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts where he is responsible for developing creative visual strategies.
Seth Sirbaugh is a designer, creative director and the principal of Tribe branding and design based in Frederick MD.
Susan Chun is a cultural heritage professional whose work focuses on publishing, cultural data analysis and visualization, intellectual property policy and open content initiatives, and advanced search strategies.
MIchael Lemme is a Designer turned Chief Creative Officer, whose background is equal parts brand strategy, brand identity systems, UX design and marketing.
As Creative Director of Hearst Magazines Digital Media, Theresa Mershon is responsible for the visual and interaction design of some of publishing’s most well-known titles.
Jason B. Cohen is a team leader, luxury branding expert, creative director and design advocate who turns big thinking into tangible assets.
Ross Patrick grew up on the prairies of Canada, studied painting and printmaking at Gonzaga University and graduated from Art Center College of Design with a degree in graphics/packaging.
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.
MoonSub Shin graduated from Keimyung University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Advertising and Publicity, and then graduated from the School of Visual Arts, MFA Illustration as Visual Essay in 2014.
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.
Tanja Pohl is a Creative Director for Angie’s List, a review site with more than 10 million online reviews and more than three million consumers nationwide.
Lisa has led the design and development of branding, identity, publications, interactive media, and promotion for a variety of healthcare, wellness, and research organizations.
Matt Schwartz is the Founder and Director of Strategy of Constructive, helping nonprofits and educational organizations achieve greater social impact.