The AP34 and AI37 juries will meet in New York City to select this year's winning images. 


American Illustration 37 Jury


Damien Correll

Creative Director, Google

Damien Correll is a Brooklyn-based designer and artist. He's currently a Creative Director at Google in NYC. He spent the last few years as the Brand Art Director at Tumblr and before that he was a creative partner at the New York design studio Part & Parcel. Over the past 14 years he has worked on a range of projects anywhere from directing videos and animations for large non-profits to designing retail experiences and conferences.

Jim Datz

Op-Ed Art Director, The New York Times

Jim Datz is the Op-Ed art director at The New York Times. He studied architecture and design theory at the University of Pennsylvania before embarking on a meandering career through the applied arts. As the art director for Urban Outfitters’ web and catalog division, he helped guide the brand through the launch of two media channels. His independent studio in Brooklyn’s Pencil Factory specializes in illustration, design and branding projects for clients like Alexa Chung, Ace Hotel and Sub Pop. His neighborhood prints and food maps are sold in small shops worldwide. Instagram:@jimdatz

Phoebe Flynn Rich

Design Director, Rachael Ray Every Day

Phoebe is currently the Design Director at Rachael Ray EveryDay magazine and has over 18 years of publication design experience. She has designed for a wide variety of clients, including: Rachael Ray Every Day, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Martha Stewart Living, Art + Auction, Billboard, Latina, Condé Nast Editorial Development Group, Time Inc. Content Solutions, Fast Company, Budget Travel, O Magazine, Cooking Light, Sports Illustrated, The Baffler, Mr. Baldwin Style and Atlantic Theater Company. Her work has been recognized by The Society of Publication Design and American Illustration awards. Her recent redesign for Rachael Ray Every Day magazine was featured by SPD's website in December 2017. Phoebe currently lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.



Alison Forner

Art Director, Simon & Schuster

Alison Forner is an art director at Simon & Schuster, where she designs and art directs book covers for their flagship imprint. Prior to joining Simon & Schuster, she worked as an art director at Penguin Random House and a designer at Ecco/HarperCollins. Her work has been recognized by AIGA in their 50 Books/50 Covers Show, the New York Book Show, and in PRINT’s Regional Design Annual. She was selected for inclusion in The Best of Cover Design published by Rockport in 2011. Her work was also featured in Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover published by Penguin Random House in 2016. A graduate of Barnard College, Alison was a professional dancer, a poet, and a print production manager before moving on to the glamorous world of graphic design.


Na Kim

Illustrator and Graphic Designer, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Na Kim is a freelance illustrator and senior designer at Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her work has been recognized and featured by associations such as AIGA, American Illustration, Juxtapoz, and The New York Times. Notable clients include The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Simon & Schuster, and Penguin Random House. A graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art, Na lives and works in New York City. instagram: @na_son


Michael Mrak

Creative Director, Scientific American

Michael is creative director for Scientific American and responsible for, and its newsstand specials. He and his team establish the visual language for the brand and produce its award-winning graphic design, illustrations, photography and information graphics. He was not always a science journalist, having designed for magazines as disparate as Esquire and Architectural Record, but his love of science led him to work for Discover magazine and produce award winning design for that publication as well. Always curious, he works on and builds cars, is an illustrator and practices fencing in his off time.


Ivylise Simones

Design Director, Platforms, WIRED

As WIRED’s design director for platforms, Ivylise Simones oversees the design of and its digital platforms. Before joining WIRED, she was the creative director at Mother Jones, where she led a major redesign and rebranding of the publication. Ivylise has also applied her design finesse and overseen art departments at the New York Observer, Village Voice, Showtime, People and Popular Science.  Her work has been recognized by various organizations including American Society of Magazine Editors, Society of Publication Designers, and the News & Documentary Emmys. Originally from Miami, she currently lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and two cats, Frankie and Inspector Picklejuice. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter


Top row: Damien Correll, Jim Datz, Phoebe Flynn Rich, Alison Forner. Bottom row: Na Kim, Michael Mrak, Ivylise Simones

American Photography 34 Jury

Roxanne Behr

Senior Photo Editor, New York Magazine

Roxanne Behr is the Senior Photo Editor at New York Magazine. She received her BA at Bard College. 



Siobhán Bohnacker

Senior Photo Editor, The New Yorker

Siobhán Bohnacker is a Senior Photo Editor at The New Yorker, where she commissions original photography for the magazine, and curates on photography for

Prior to joining The New Yorker, she worked as a Photo Editor at The New York Times Magazine and from 2009-2012, worked with NGO’s and non-profits, as well as advertising clients, on the production of high-profile portfolios and campaigns. She has served as on-set producer on over 200 photo shoots, most notably, at The White House, for “Going The Distance”, David Remnick’s profile of President Barack Obama (2014), and “Portraits Of Power”, an ASME-winning portfolio of 56 heads of state, photographed at the United Nations and published in The New Yorker in 2009. International on-set production work includes projects in Africa, Palestine, Israel, the Thai-Burma border and Europe. 

A Fellow of The Royal Society of The Arts, Siobhán has been a guest lecturer at the photography programs at Yale, The Cooper Union and the School of Visual Arts, and has served on the jury for numerous international photo contests. She is a graduate of Central Saint Martins, London. Website: SiobhanBohnacker



Todd Heughens

Creative Director/SVP Print Design, FX Networks

As head of the Print Design department at FX Networks in Los Angeles, Todd acts as creative director for all still imagery created for FX, FXX and FXM. He oversees development of all key art and art directs the key art and gallery photo shoots for the networks. Working with some of the best photographers in the business today is the unquestionable highlight of his job. Prior to Todd’s tenure at FX, he worked as a graphic designer at Stasi Advertising and then as an art director and designer at Showtime Network in New York City. He studied at the University of Cincinnati and New York’s School of Visual Arts.



Andrew Katz

Deputy Director of Multimedia, TIME

Andrew Katz is TIME’s Deputy Director of Multimedia, overseeing international photography and helping to manage visual coverage. This is a print-digital-social role that involves assigning photographers around the world, producing cross-platform visual features and curating the @time Instagram feed. Since 2012, he has worked in all corners of the TIME newsroom: as a reporter, homepage editor, news editor and international multimedia editor. In 2015, he briefly served as the foreign and national security digital editor at the Washington Post. He is a 2012 graduate of Columbia Journalism School. Twitter: @katz  Instagram: @katzandrew



Chelsea Matiash

Senior Photo Editor, The Intercept

Chelsea Matiash is The Intercept’s Senior Photo Editor and holds a seat on the executive board of directors at the National Press Photographers Association. Previously, she was the deputy multimedia editor at TIME magazine, a photo editor at the Wall Street Journal and a photo editor at the Associated Press. Chelsea volunteers with photography organizations including the Eddie Adams Workshop and Women Photograph. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami, where she was editor in chief of the Miami Hurricane. Website: TheIntercept  Instagram: @theintercept



Krista Prestek

Visuals Director, GQ and GQ Style

Krista Prestek is the Director of Visuals at GQ and GQStyle, and oversees photography and original video for both brands. During her time with GQ, it has won ASME awards for Photography and General Excellence, Society of Publication Designers (SPD) awards for Photography, Cover, and Magazine of the Year, and nominations from both ASME and SPD in the video category. Krista is also a contributing expert on photography for the masterclass program Mastered, is on the Board of Directors of SPD, and has held editorships at Details and Black Book. She lives in Sunset Park, Brooklyn with her husband and two children but is still a West Coaster at heart.



Matt Willey

Art Director, The New York Times Magazine

Matt is the art director of The New York Times Magazine. He is a co-founder of both Port Magazine (2011) and Avaunt Magazine (2015). In 2014 he was named ‘Designer of the Year’ by Creative Review, and was elected as a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) in 2015. Matt lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children. 



Top row: Roxanne Behr, Siobhan Bohnacker, Todd Heughens, Andrew Katz. Bottom row: Chelsea Matiash, Krista Prestek, Matt Willey


AI-AP Committee

Kathy Ryan, The New York Times Magazine, Chair Emeritus
Fred Woodward, GQ, Chair Emeritus
Mark Heflin, Director

AI-AP Founding Committee 1982
Edward Booth Clibborn
, Booth-Clibborn Editions
Julien Allen, Artist/Illustrator
Marshall Arisman, Artist/Illustrator, SVA MFA Program
Sue Coe, Artist/Illustrator
Mark Crawford, Time Capsul
Steven Heller, The New York Times Book Review
Nigel Holmes, Time
Linda Johnson, Tonight
Robert Priest, Esquire
Mary Shanahan, Rolling Stone