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Meet the Jury

Jon Cannell

Jon Cannell Design & Illustration

Jon Cannell is owner of Jon Cannell Design & Illustration based in North Bend, Washington. Prior to opening his own business, he worked as a senior designer for three years in the Starbucks Creative Group in Seattle, Washington. Preceding Starbucks, he worked at The Leonhardt Group for five years. He studied illustration, graphic design and packaging at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Jon’s illustration work is represented by Lilla Rogers Studio.

Terry McCaffrey

Manager of stamp development of the United States Postal Service

Terry McCaffrey is manager of stamp development of the United States Postal Service in Washington, DC. McCaffrey attended the Corcoran School of Art, majoring in graphic design. In 1970, he joined the Postal Service as a designer in the Communications Department’s art department. In 1990, Terry joined the Stamp Services office, as a member of the stamp design team, and also assumed responsibility for design of all philatelic products. In 1992, he was made creative director for the Stamp Design group, and in 2000, he was appointed manager of the Stamp Development group. Responsibilities include overseeing the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, stamp subject and design development, rights of publicity, philatelic products, the USA Philatelic catalog and the Philatelic Archives.

Janet Michaud

Associate art director
Time Magazine

Janet Michaud has been an associate art director at Time magazine since 2001. Prior to joining Time, Michaud worked for the Boston Globe, where she was hired as their first sports art director, responsible for designing the daily sports cover as well as special projects. After three years, she became the special projects art director, directing and designing in-depth series, special news sections and photo packages. Before the Boston Globe, Janet worked for the Asbury Park Press, New Jersey, as a news designer, and at the Utica Observer-Dispatch, New York, as a graphic artist and a designer. Janet graduated from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Journalism with a degree in magazine journalism, a minor in music and anthropology, and a concentration in graphic arts.

John Rush


John Rush is a painter, illustrator and printmaker based in Evanston, Illinois. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Rush graduated from Art Center College of Design with an illustration degree. His work has appeared in many major graphic arts publications, as well as the Society of Illustrators Annuals and American Illustration Annuals. John’s work has been exhibited at the Hong Kong Art Expositions, French Bicentennial Expo, throughout the United States in various galleries and in the Society of Illustrators traveling show. In addition, his work is included in the permanent collections of the U.S. Department of the Interior, the French National Government, United States Steel, British Petroleum, Zurich-American Insurance and in many private collections.

Sara Schneider

Design director
Chronicle Book’s Adult Trade division

Sara Schneider is the design director for Chronicle Book’s Adult Trade division in San Francisco, California. She designs and art directs books on everything from movie posters to religion, cookbooks to anthologies and artist monographs to music. Previously, Sara was a designer for Morla Design, where she worked on projects for the San Francisco International Airport, Levi’s and the Massachusetts College of Art. She studied design at California College of Arts and Crafts.