Int'l Motion Art Awards 5 Jury

An independent jury will view the projects in one of three major categories:

Live Action / Photography
2. Animation / Illustration
3.Motion Graphics / Design


Scott Bremner

Creative Director, Siltanen+Partners

Scott's work has appeared in: The One Show, The Clios, The NYAD Club, The NY Festivals, D&AD, The ADLA, The AIGA, The Beldings, The Hatch Show,  The International Automotive Awards, PDN Nikon Awards, How, Print, Graphis & Communication Arts.


Aaron Byrd

Art Director, Video & Motion Design, The New York Times

Aaron Byrd is an art director and visual journalist for the New York Times. His passion is motion design and storytelling. He currently resides in Brooklyn.


Robin Daily

Freelance Art and Video Producer

Robin Daily has held staff positions at top tier agencies in New York and Los Angeles. She currently works as a freelance producer specializing in the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors.



Karen Finley

Performance, Video and Visual Artist, Author

Finley has been a cultural provocateur working in the genres of performance, music, theater, literature, new media and film. She has written 8 books with the most recent new edition of the 25th anniversary of Shock Treatment( City Lights ). Currently she is presenting the performance Unicorn, Gratitude, Mysteryat the Laurie Beechman Theater in New York City that explores the current psycho dynamics of Trump and Hillary. Finley is an Arts Professor in Art and Public Policy At Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.


Douglass Grimett

Founder/President, Primal Screen

Douglass Grimmett is founder of Primal Screen, a digital design firm based in Atlanta, and leads a full-time staff of 30. Started in 1995, Primal Screen creates engaging and strategic content for multiple platforms including film, television, gaming, interactive, mobile and environmental media. Grimmett is the creative force behind Primal Screen projects including: redesign of Cartoon Network, launching Boomerang, launching Sprout, relaunching Nick Jr., and rebranding PBS Kids in 2006 and 2014. Grimmett is an AIGA Fellow, on the board of of MoDA (Museum of Design Atlanta) and professor of Graphic Design History at Georgia State University.


Hellen Jo
Illustrator and Cartoonist

Hellen Jo is an illustrator and cartoonist living in Los Angeles. She is best known for her coming-of-age comic, JIN & JAM, as well as her girl gang watercolors. Her television work includes storyboards and design for Stone Quackers, Steven Universe, and Regular Show.


Ida Lew

Senior Producer, Foot, Cone & Belding


Chester Mayer

President/Executive Producer, Harpoon Pictures


Will McCord

Filmmaker and Editor, MTA; and Freelance, Existential Entertainment Group

Will McCord is an award-winning filmmaker and  graduate of Columbia’s MFA program in film. His films have screened at festivals internationally including New Directors/New Films (presented by MoMA and Lincoln Center), Miami, and from Chicago to Milan.  His feature film, CASUAL ENCOUNTERS, is currently available on most digital platforms.  He’s an IFP Emerging Visions Fellow, BVEW Screenwriting Fellow, and Sundance Screenwriting Lab finalist.  He’s made branded content for various brands and has worked extensively as a film events organizer and curator at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Tribeca Film Festival and the Picture House.


Antonio Navas

Creative Director/Photographer, Opperman Weiss

Antonio’s unerring eye (a good thing in an art director) and unfailing taste (a better thing in a creative director), have produced some of the most memorable work for some of the world's most famous brands. So it’s no surprise that he has counted among his friends people like Richard Avedon, Elliott Erwitt and Nadav Kander, or that he has collaborated with Andreas Gursky and Annie Liebowitz. He loves his craft, knows his brands and is able to carry art into commerce. It’s a rare talent who can combine a superb sense of design with a strategic understanding of brands. This is the gift he shares with the up and coming talent he is devoted to mentoring. Aged 17, after being raised in Venezuela and Madrid, Antonio decided to move to the U.S. on his own. He went to college in Idaho State and then to Hofstra University in New York where he got his BA in Communication Arts, with an emphasis on film, journalism and photography. He also attended the School of Visual Arts in New York. Upon graduation, he started at Ogilvy – who sent him straight back to Venezuela to film a campaign to help save the rainforests of the world. “Nothing makes much sense at all,” he says.

Mark Newgarden

President, Laffpix Inc.

Cartoonist Mark Newgarden has been a creator of novelties (Garbage Pail Kids), film, TV and  multimedia projects (from Microsoft to Cartoon Network) and print (from Rawmagazine to the NY Times) among various and sundry careers. His books include Cheap Laffs, We All Die Aloneand the award winning Bow-Wow series of children’s books with Megan Montague Cash. The eagerly anticipated How to Read Nancy (with Paul Karasik) will be released this year from Fantagraphics Books. Newgarden currently teaches at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and Parsons School of Design at the New School in NYC.


Mickey Paxton



Sean Robertson

Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather


IMAA Founding Committee
Luis Blanco, INTERspectacular
Mirko Ilic, Mirko Ilic Corp.
Gail Mooney, Kelly/Mooney Productions
J.J. Sedelmaier, J.J. Sedelmaier Productions Inc.
Scott Thode, VII Photo, Fortune
Michael Uman, INTERspectacular