GDUSA’s 2015 roster of People to Watch, our annual roundup of newsworthy designers that dates back to the ’60s.
Category: People to Watch 2015
Toby Southgate has been part of the Brand Union leadership teams in Europe, the Middle East, and North America.
Tim Heyer is part of the small creative team at Pantone, the worldwide authority on color.
Sharon Lloyd Mclaughlin
Sharon Lloyd McLaughlin grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Her childhood was filled with the wonder of the bayou and its wildlife inhabitants, a wonder that informs her sensibility still.
Shannon Gabor is Founder and CEO of Clever Creative.
As a young girl, Shani Sandy wanted to be a fine artist. Today, Shani is the Creative Director at S&P Capital IQ, a financial data and technology firm.
Sara Frisk believes everything can be made better through design.
Since earning his BA at Rutgers, Rob Adams has spent 20+ years creating award-winning campaigns including advertising, direct marketing, promotions, identity and branding for B2B and B2C.
Rinat Aruh is the co-founder of aruliden, a progressive brand strategy and design agency that bridges the gap between marketing and design through their process of producting.
Michael Freimuth and Patrick Richardson
Franklyn is a Brooklyn-based creative studio providing beautiful means to business objectives.
Nicte Cuevas is the Principle at Nicte Creative Design, LLC, a design firm committed to helping companies succeed and grow by providing conceptual design that’s acutely in tune with their mission.
Matthew Muñoz is Chief Design Officer and Partner at New Kind, a 12-person company whose purpose is to bring people together to share in the adventure of creating the future.
Suzy Simmons founded Test Monki in 2009 after more than a decade of managing creative services on the client side for large companies like Hewlett-Packard.
Matt Lehman has worked in graphic design specializing in advertising and branding for over ten years, starting at Anderson Design Group in Nashville TN.
Kevin Grady recently joined Siegel+Gale as Global Head of Content and Design and is interested in how simplicity can be achieved through exercising focus and conviction in the practice of design.
Kevin Cantrell is an art director, designer and lettering artist who recently opened a studio in Salt Lake City UT specializing in brand identity and strategy, custom lettering, packaging and interactivity.
Born and raised in East London, Kenny Gravillis moved to New York City to pursue graphic design and quickly found his niche in the art department at Def Jam Records.
Joshua Lepley is an award-winning, multidisciplinary Art + Creative Director whose body of work encompasses branding, graphic, visual and product design.
Jonathan is an acclaimed Creative Director and Director who draws inspiration from a broad cross-section of life’s influences to create his playful, yet classical perspective.
Joe was fortunate to have been first awarded a painting scholarship to the Brooklyn Museum School, and later a design internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
As the Creative Director for Pearl, Jim Read leads and manages the creative direction and manages client projects from concept through completion while supervising and inspiring the creative team.
Complex brand systems have been a playground for Jim Mousner for the past 20 years.
Jill Yoe Graves
Jill was brought on as Director of Experience Design at TBWA’s New York office to aide the build-out of the agency’s evolving digital practice.
Drawing on over 20 years of experience in the advertising and creative services industries, Hilary Lentini possesses both a creative flair and solid business acumen.
Elizabeth P. Ball
Elizabeth P. Ball joined the TFI Envision team in 1983 and has helped to grow the business into a multi-disciplinary design and marketing firm for leading brands such as Dove, Unilever, Energizer, American Express, SMP, and Xerox.
David Schwarz is an award-winning creative leader and founding partner of HUSH, a design agency.
Bob Calvano leads visual and user experience design for A+E’s portfolio of properties including A&E, Lifetime, HISTORY, LMN, FYI, and HISTORY 2.
Becky Nelson writes: I’ve been at this for over 20 years and, to this day, I can’t imagine doing anything else.
Barbara Kosoff lives and works in Santa Monica, California specializing in communication, branding and collateral as well as mixed-media illustration.
Ashleigh Axios is the creative director of the White House, where she manages design from within the Office of Digital Strategy.