Our 2021 / 58th anniversary GDUSA People To Watch spotlight on designers who embody the spirit of the creative community.
Category: People to Watch 2021
Lauren Hom is a designer, letterer, and educator.
JinJa Birkenbeuel heads Birk Creative, a premier multichannel brand strategy, digital transformation and visual identity agency.
Brandon Termini leads handsome’s creative design teams to deliver compelling content across digital and physical ecosystems.
Reece works with diverse business teams and helps them articulate their messages to audiences and compelling creative work.
Beau Oyler is a design entrepreneur and founder of Enlisted Design where he works at the intersection of business, data, and design.
Ilana Greenberg is the Creative Director of Graphic Design USA (GDUSA), a news magazine for creative professionals.
Mick McConnell is a design partner at Lippincott, a global brand and innovation consultancy.
Meg Beckum is a designer, writer and creative director at Elmwood New York.
Jordan Wong (WONGFACE) is an artist who loves to inspire and delight others through illustration and graphic design.
Sara Erlandson joined Christiansen Creative as Lead Designer in 2016.
Jeff Gilligan is a creative professional with over two decades of experience.
Maria Silva Mora
Maria works hand-in-hand with clients to understand their vision and uncover the brand’s purpose to build the creative process.
Shantanu Suman is a designer at Open Door Design Studio and Assistant Professor of Visual Communication for Ball State University.
Stephen Clements is the Chief Creative Officer at YML, where he oversees all digital product design and manages a team of 55 designers.
David Schuemann has established CF Napa Brand Design as a top branding agency in the alcohol beverage category.
Emily Rich is an award-winning designer and the founder of Emily Rich Design, established in 2003 to empower brands.
C. Andon Guenther
C. Andon Guenther is the founder and creative director of the award-winning creative design agency Andon Guenther Design LLC (AGD).
Shanti Sparrow is an award winning Australian designer, illustrator and educator living and creating in New York.
Aaron Woolsey leads an inhouse creative team responsible for print and package design across a diverse portfolio of wine brands.
ICON is a creative agency with national, international and multicultural experience in CPG and beyond.
Pamela prides herself on delivering fresh, intelligent, and diverse work that fully encompasses the users experience.
Andy has served as CMO of Victors & Spoils, Managing Director of TBWA\Chiat\Day NY, and VP/Account Director at CP+B.
Robin has worked in advertising, branding, and marketing in various design roles, both inhouse and at agencies, for more than 15 years.
Delve Witherington is the founder of Delve Fonts, a type foundry established in 2009 that brings together award-winning letterform designers.
LeAnna Weller Smith
With over 20 years of experience in the industry, LeAnna received the 2020 Top Graphic Designer of the Year Award from The International Association of Top Professionals.
Paul Leibowitz enjoys working with clients in many industries, including financial services, media, higher ed and human services.
Nancy Ruzow has been a passionate and supportive graphic designer for 41 years.
Jonathan Chin is a leader in design and creative thinking for the world’s largest and most innovative brands.
Rea Ackerman plans and implements strategies for promoting, communicating and marketing the mission, vision and core values of Trinity Church Wall Street.
Bill is an acclaimed creative director and designer who is also a dedicated student of the history and future of design and communication.
Will Mokry firmly believes that ‘creative genius’ is only as good as the result it will achieve for the client’s brand.
Roberta Morris is a Creative Director who helps organizations brand and promote their products in a consistent and thoughtful way.
Justin Miskowski leads Miskowski Design, a boutique brand strategy and design studio.
Shivani Gajjar is an exhibit designer at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
Dustin Brenton has over 20 years experience in the industries of printing, marketing, advertising, and graphic design.
Tim’s passion is in corporate identity design and ‘taking a big idea and expressing it in its simplest visual form.’
Brandon is a progressive, collaborative and passionate Design Director in LANDOR & FITCH’s Columbus, Ohio office.