American Illustration 36 Jury
Deanna Donegan, Art Director, The New Yorker
Kayla E., Editor-in-Chief and Designer, Nat. BrutKayla E. is a queer Latina artist, editor, and designer. A graduate of Harvard University, Kayla holds a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies. She is the editor-in-chief of Nat. Brut and works as a freelance designer, public speaker, and artist. She has been profiled by NPR, TIME, The Huffington Post, Design*Sponge, and The Establishment, among others. Born and raised in Texas, Kayla currently resides in the Carolinas with her partner and their three animals.
Nathan Huang, Art Director, The New York TimesNathan was born and raised in Los Angeles, where he graduated from ArtCenter College of Design. He now lives in Queens and art directs for the NY Times Opinion section.
Francesco Izzo, Graphic Designer, Associate Art Director, NautilusFrancesco Izzo is a designer and art director based in New York. He is the Associate Art Director at Nautilus, where he combines his passion for design with illustration. Francesco has designed several exhibitions, including Una Storia Americana. Two Italian Illustrators in New York. Olimpia Zagnoli and Emiliano Ponzi at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York in 2016. He is also a columnist for Italian magazine Vita where he writes about illustration. He earned his MFA from the School of Visual Arts Design program in 2013 and his BFA in industrial design at La Sapienza in Rome, Italy.
Jaya Miceli, Art Director and Graphic Designer, Simon and Schuster / ScribnerJaya Miceli is a graphic designer and the art director for Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. A graduate of Parsons School of design, with a BFA in Illustration. Jaya has designed jackets for a diverse group of authors including Don Delillo, Annie Proulx, Siddahartha Mukherjee, Geraldine Brooks and Paula Hawkins. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.
Matt Vee, Designer, Penguin / VikingMatt makes things in NYC, packaging award-winning books, designing logos for worldwide brands, and art directing illustrators & animators. His work has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Print magazine, Brand New, and your local bookshelf or supermarket.
American Photography 33 Jury
Kate Bubacz, Senior Photo Editor, BuzzFeed News
Jeff Campagna, Photo Editor, Smithsonian MagazineJeff Campagna is a photography editor at Smithsonian magazine and has been with the magazine since 2004. He’s collaborated on numerous award-winning projects, receiving recognition from American Photography, SPD, BOP and the World Press Photo Awards. Jeff regularly contributes arts and culture pieces to Smithsonian.com. He is an award-winning songwriter and a graduate of Bucknell University.
Bailey Franklin, Director of Photography, Variety
Amy Kellner, Associate Photo Editor, The New York Times MagazineAmy Kellner has been an associate photo editor at The New York Times Magazine since 2011. She produces photography for cover stories, special issues, photo essays, the food and drink columns, and features in all sections of the magazine, as well as video and multimedia pieces for the magazine online. Previously, she was at Vice Media for 10 years, in several positions including the managing editor of Vice Magazine and a video producer for Vice.com.
Christopher Martinez, Digital Creative Director, VP, Barneys New YorkChristopher Martinez, a New York based creative, joined Barneys New York in 2011 as a key member of the re-branding team for the iconic specialty retailer. In his current role as the Digital Creative Director, Christopher is responsible for the design, photo, and video content for all digital properties for the luxury brand. Prior to joining Barneys, Christopher was the Senior Art Director of T: The New York Times Style magazine, Art Director of Esquire Magazine, and a contributing designer at The New York Times Weekly Magazine, as well as London based publications Time Out and NME. Christopher’s work has been honored by The American Society of Magazine Editors, The Society of Publication Designers, The Type Directors Club, American Photography, The Art Directors Club, American Illustration, The Webby Awards, and The American Advertising Federation; his work has also appeared in numerous annuals and gallery shows, such as Herb Lubalin:Now at The Cooper Union Museum. Christopher is a guest speaker at Parsons and the School of Visual Arts in NYC, and a former graphic design instructor at the University of California Los Angeles.
Michele Outland, Co-Founder and Creative Director, Gather JournalMichele Outland is a Creative Director who has been working in the design industry for 20 plus years. Her background includes stints at such publications as Everyday Food, Domino, Martha Stewart Living, and NYLON magazine. In 2012, she co-founded and launched Gather Journal with Fiorella Valdesolo. Started out of a shared love of food and print, the visually-driven magazine has played host to an incredible roster of photographers and stylists who challenge the traditional confines of the food genre. Since its launch, Gather has earned a James Beard award for Visual Storytelling, an Art Director’s Club award, a Stack Award for Best Use of Photography, and twelve Society of Publication Design awards including being named the 2015 Brand of the Year.
Patrick Witty, Deputy Director of Photography, National GeographicPatrick Witty is the Deputy Director of Photography for Digital at National Geographic. Before joining National Geographic in January 2016, Witty was the Director of Photography at WIRED, where he led photography across all platforms and produced award-winning covers on a variety of subjects from Dr. Dre to Edward Snowden. Prior to joining WIRED, Witty was the International Picture Editor at TIME, producing and coverage across the world that won numerous awards, including the World Press Photo of the Year, the Visa d'or at Visa Pour l'Image, the Bayeux Calvados War Photographer Award, as well as recognition from Pictures of the Year International, American Society of Magazine Editors, and Society of Professional Design. Previously, Witty was the International Picture Editor at The New York Times and was a member of the foreign staff awarded the Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting in 2009. He has served on multiple juries, including Pictures of the Year International, the Overseas Press Club Awards and the World Press Photo Masterclass Selection committee and has led workshops in Nepal, Iraq, Bangladesh and Slovenia for local photographers and editors. Witty began his career as a freelance photographer based in Washington, D.C. and New York.
Kathy Ryan, The New York Times Magazine, Chair Emeritus