Students: $5 (a valid student ID must be shown at the door)
MEET THE COMPETITORS:
Sydney, also referred to as Squid, is an enthusiastic (and fantastic) senior Graphic Design student from West Liberty University. She has worked for a national Popsicle company creating everything from packaging design and posters to social media and marketing. For future endeavors, she plans to follow her dreams of becoming a professional level graphic designer, gathering all the skills, lessons, and tools necessary to one day share her love and passion for design by teaching at the college level.
Doug is always trying to contribute creativity to the world, whether as an art director at Wall-to-Wall Studios, an active freelance designer or the leader of The Wakening, a zombie themed surf punk band. Known for non-traditional tactics for posters (like duct tape, bubble wrap, cigarette burns), his work has been recognized by Graphis, Communication Arts, Print Regional, AIGA, and AdFed. When not designing, Doug tries to keep his two kids alive.
John started out as an in-house graphic designer before transitioning to interface and user experience design. He cohosts the Creative Briefs podcast, which chats with people about their creative endeavors. Along with working as a user experience designer, he is a student of Carnegie Mellon's Masters of Human-Computer Interaction program. Some of his favorite things include the art of Jack Kirby, mac & cheese, and the music of Stevie Wonder.
Julian Glander is a person living and operating as a freelancer in Pittsburgh. He works primarily in the traditional creative media of illustration, animation, app development, talking hamburgers, magical buildings, games about clouds, missing bike posters, and 3 dimensional blobs.
Val Head is a designer based in lovely Pittsburgh, PA. Her work ranges from projects on the web to interactive installations to print. She is the author of The Pocket Guide to CSS Animations, teaches CSS Animations on Lynda.com, and hosts the All The Right Moves tutorial screencast.
You can find her on stage speaking at events likeAn Event Apart and encouraging others to do the same as the co-host of the Ladies in Tech podcast. She also founded the popular Web Design Day conference, and leads workshops around the world on UI animation and creative coding.
Nick is a Designer/Developer working at Guru.com in Pittsburgh. He enjoys all things design and technology, and the constant challenge the quickly evolving industry presents daily. While away from the computer, you can find Nick fly fishing in the creeks of Pennsylvania, or just outside in the woods somewhere.
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