GDUSA starts every year by spotlighting talented and newsworthy professionals who influence, inspire and are involved in the creative community. Our 2017 selections do not disappoint. You can also see the 2016 profiles-in-talent right here.
Category: People to Watch 2017
Suzanne Pettypiece designs for businesses, organizations serving kids, and nonprofits.
Tad Carpenter is a Kansas City based designer, illustrator, author and educator.
John Kudos is an interdisciplinary designer embracing strategy, design, and technology.
Ed Bennett is founder and executive design director of 10 Thousand Design.
Maggie Breslin has spent over a decade as a healthcare designer and researcher.
Evelio Mattos is Creative Director for Design Packaging and FORMA Structural Packaging.
Leland Maschmeyer is the Chief Creative Officer of Chobani.
Lynnette Pope is an award-winning packaging designer and art director.
Simon Thorneycroft began his career in London working for Landor.
Currently, Maria Verastegui runs an award-winning internal agency for Acorda.
Adam Padilla is a thought leader for brands ranging from startups to Fortune 500 brands.
John Luu is an art director at Schlumberger, and serves on the AIGA national board.
Amy Balliett is the CEO and co-founder of the visual agency Killer Infographics.
Sven Seger’s work is featured in several books and publications.
Erin Sarofsky launched her own design-driven production studio in 2009.
Ted Bramble is serves as Creative Director for digital and creative youth agency Fuel.
Ekene Ijeoma is a socially-focused interdisciplinary artist.
Tricia Christiansen is Creative Director and Principal of Christiansen Creative.
Eileen Riestra keeps striving to make changes in the world through design.
Over many years at Chase Design Group, Chris Lowery has been key in numerous projects.
Jason White guides Leviathan in working with major brands.
Rob Trostle’s career has crossed the U.S. while pushing academic and business boundaries.
Mark Garcia is the V.P. and Creative Director of Majestyk, a digital products studio.
Monica Seaberry’s career has taken her from gallery owner to company president.
Steve Dunphy has spent his entire career within the NYC brand design community.
Annette Berry is a Group Design Director working across brands at Droga5.
Niki Blaker is a design strategist and founder of Five Sigma Studio.
Nick’s been recognized by many competitions and publications, including AIGA and GDUSA.
Brian Son began drawing at an early age and progressed into ceramics in high school.
Bense Garza is an acclaimed artist, award-winning designer and consultant.
Kim Le Liboux
Kim Le Liboux has created campaigns and identities in the United Kingdom and the U.S.
Bill Skrief + Todd Reinhart
Bill Skrief and Todd Reinhart launched the multi-media design firm DeadLizard.