Judges

Dana_600x600DANA ARNETT // FOUNDING PARTNER, VICE CHAIRMAN, VSA PARTNERS

Dana has established a nearly 30-year career steeped in design leadership, business and brand consulting, and policymaking. In his current role at VSA, Dana leads enterprise activities including strategic planning, growth initiatives, people development and the integration of the firm’s diverse capabilities. Dana continues to play a lead role with VSA clients in the creation of brand programs, digital and interactive initiatives, and marketing solutions for a diverse roster of world-class companies.

He has been recognized internationally by multiple organizations for his contributions to design and design thinking. He is recipient of the 2014 AIGA Medalist and currently serves as national President of the AIGA. 

 

 

douglas-davis_600x600DOUGLAS DAVIS // CREATIVE STRATEGIST, EDUCATOR & AUTHOR, THE DAVIS GROUP

Brooklyn-based Douglas Davis enjoys being one of the variety of voices needed in front of and behind the concept, marketing plan or digital strategy. His approach to creativity combines right-brained creative problem solving with left-brained strategic thinking. In 2011 Douglas founded The Davis Group and continues to offer strategic solutions to client branding, digital and design problems. In addition to client work, Douglas leverages his experience as an Associate Professor and Department Chair of the B.F.A. in Communication Design program at City Tech, on the graduate level in the Branding and Integrated Communications (BIC) program at The City College of New York and digitally as a HOW Design University course contributor. His digital class, Creative Strategy and the Business of Design was published as a book in June 2016. Douglas has found an international audience through his relationship with HOW, as a judge of The Best Brand Awards and publishing in the European Business Review. In June 2018, Douglas was named co-chair of AIGA’s National Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce. 

 

 

Shauna Keating

SHAUNA KEATING // UX DESIGNER, MOONFARMER

Shauna is a designer on the front end team at Moonfarmer, a creative digital studio based in the city of Kingston, NY. Her work is focused on UX design and front end development, which she started learning while pursuing her BFA in Graphic Design from SUNY New Paltz. Shauna’s work has been featured in the New York State of Design showcase, and she has done talks about her work at various meet-ups and conferences including a11y nyc, the Tom Tom Founder’s Festival, Albany UX, and IBM. Shauna is currently serving as Co-President of AIGA Upstate NY, and is a Co-Organizer of Catskills Conf and the Hudson Valley Tech Meetup.