American Illustration 38 Jury

Christopher Brand, VP & Creative Director, Crown Publishing 

Christopher Brand is vice president and creative director at Crown Publishing. He's a member of the class of Young Guns 13 and his work has been recognized by the Art Directors Club, AIGA, Type Directors Club and PRINT Magazine.

Dennis Huynh, Creative Director, BuzzFeed News

Dennis is the award-winning Creative Director for BuzzFeed News. His team of designers, photo editors and animators encompass the digital gamut from the site to BuzzFeed News’ original streaming content. His leadership has lead to nearly 40 awards from places such as American Illustration, American Photography, Society of Publication Designers, the City and Regional Magazine Association, and the James Beard Awards. In the past he has art directed for magazines such as Entertainment Weekly, Cooking Light, Smash, Tennis, and Cincinnati Magazine.

Maria G. Keehan, Art Director, Smithsonian Magazine

Maria Keehan has been at Smithsonian Magazine for over ten years now and has loved every aspect of image assigning and designing around those images. Prior to Smithsonian and Washington D.C., Maria spent many years designing for Fortune Magazine, in good old NYC, back when Time Inc. was Time Inc.

Hannah K. Lee, Artist and Editorial Art Director, The New York Times

Hannah K. Lee came from two churchgoing Korean immigrants who settled in various suburbs of Los Angeles. After a year-long stint studying English and Comparative Literature at Occidental College, she pursued a BFA in Illustration degree in New York at Parsons The New School for Design. She currently lives in a haunted apartment in Brooklyn.

Janet Michaud, Creative Director, Politico

Janet Michaud is the Creative Director at Politico where she leads the newsroom’s Visuals team and works across departments to foster a shared approach to visual storytelling while sharpening the news site’s visual identity. She joined Politico in 2013 to help launch the magazine in print and online and is its founding CD. In its first year, the magazine received an ASME nomination for general excellence, as well as an Ellie for Feature Photography in 2016. Janet has received numerous awards for the publication’s design, photography, illustration and graphics. Before Politico, she was the Design Director at The Washington Post. While there, she helped build and coach a revitalized team of visual storytellers, as well as redesigned the newspaper and magazine. Janet was also an Art Director at TIME magazine, created the Sports Art Director position at the Boston Globe, and worked at the Asbury Park Press.


Aaron Rinas, Designer, Art & Mechanical

Aaron Rinas is an award-winning artist and designer working at Art & Mechanical, a branding and design studio in Toronto, Canada. Prior to that, he worked as an editorial designer with works ranging from national fashion brands to educational institutions. When he's not designing at work, you can find him designing at home! Instagram: @aaronrinas Web:

Marianne Seregi, Design Director, National Geographic

Marianne Seregi is the design director of National Geographic. Prior to that, she was the design director of National Geographic Traveler, where she created and art-directed "Artists on Expedition," a series of fully illustrated travelogues. She began her career at The Washington Post, where she designed just about every section of the paper, including the Sunday magazine. She graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Top row: Christopher Brand, Dennis Huynh, Maria G. Keehan, Hannah K. Lee.
Bottom row: Janet Michaud, Aaron Rinas, Marianne Seregi. 


American Photography 35 Jury

Jessica Dimson, Deputy Photo Editor, The New York Times Magazine

Jessica Dimson is the deputy photo editor at the New York Times Magazine. Prior to that, she worked as a photo editor on the national and metro desks at the New York Times where she was also the photo editor for the 2016 presidential campaign. Previously she was a photo editor at Vanity Fair and Departures magazine. 


Dustin Drankoski, Creative Director, Mashable

Dustin is the Creative Director at Mashable, leading the teams responsible for animation, illustration, design, and photography across the company. He has won numerous awards for art and editing, including POYi, Webby Awards, Digiday, and Shorty's. He believes strongly in investing in under-represented and up-and-coming photographers. Previously, he worked at The Wall Street Journal and Vocativ.


Lea Golis, Freelance Photography Editor and Creative Producer, Apple Media Products

Lea Golis began her career in publishing, starting out in the photography department at New York Magazine in 2005 where she worked for eight years. She’s also worked as a Photo Editor at a handful of other illustrious publications such as GQ, Vanity Fair, and was the Photography Director at Departures magazine from 2015-2017. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts from Colorado College and dabbles in her own photography, but prefers collaborating with a team of peers to create innovative and original content. Currently she works as a freelance photo editor for Apple Media Products. 


Rosey Lakos, Director of Photography, Godfrey Dadich Partners

Rosey contains multitudes. She was born in a trailer at the end of a dirt road in the Santa Cruz Mountains and reared in a geodesic dome. A cake-baker, cultivator of moss, cold lake swimmer, and lover of moonlight, Rosey studied photography at California College of the Arts. She subsequently worked in the photo department at WIRED and served as executive assistant to photographer Todd Hido. At her perfect dinner party, she would serve Swedish princess cake to Lee Miller and Tina Modotti while they take portraits of her cat Sir Kingsley Zissou with Kodak Porta 400.


Natasha Lunn, Director of Photography & Video, Airbnb Magazine

Natasha Lunn is an award-winning Photography Director and Creative Consultant specializing in editorial and branded content. Most recently she spearheaded the launch of Airbnb Magazine at Hearst, and currently leads the photo direction and team. Prior to this, Lunn was a Contributing Photo Editor at The New York Times Magazine, Director of Photography at More, Contributing Photo Editor at T: Style The New York Times Magazine, and Deputy Photo Editor at The New Yorker.


Eve Lyons, Photo Editor, The New York Times

Eve Lyons has been a photo editor at The New York Times since March of 2014 and was selected to help launch Men’s Style in April 2015. She created The Look, a column that examines style, identity and culture through a visual-first lens, in 2016. Eve was born and raised in Rochester, NY. She graduated from the School of Visual Art with a BFA in photography.


Thea Traff, Senior Photo Editor, TIME Magazine

Thea Traff is a Senior Photo Editor at TIME Magazine, where she produces and edits photography for the print edition and website. Prior to TIME, Thea was a photo editor at The New Yorker for five years, where she produced “Faces of a Epidemic,” which won the 2018 National Magazine Award for Feature Photography. Thea is also a member of the 2018-19 mentorship class for Women Photograph.

Top row: Jessica Dimson (photo Kathy Ryan), Dustin Drankoski, Lea Golis, Rosey Lakos.
Bottom row: Natasha Lunn (photo Kathy Ryan), Eve Lyons, Thea Traff. 

AI-AP Committee

Kathy Ryan, The New York Times Magazine, Chair Emeritus
Fred Woodward, 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