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Meet the Jury

Ian Barry

senior vice president, executive creative director
Cramer-Krasselt

Ian Barry is senior vice president, executive creative director of Cramer-Krasselt in Phoenix, Arizona. Barry’s career began at the age of eight when he sent an ad concept to Pepsi-Cola. His idea was politely rejected, but the marketing manager sent him a pen and pencil set and a note stating, “Some day a creative boy like you will be in advertising.” Barry has since worked at agencies in Atlanta, Richmond and New York. His work has been recognized by Communication Arts, the New York Art Directors Club and The One Show (including receiving a Gold Pencil). Barry’s pride and joy, however, is his beautiful nine-year-old daughter, Anna.

Fritz Klaetke

Founder
Visual Dialogue

The offspring of an architect and a painter, Fritz Klaetke was genetically predestined to be a designer. He grew up in Detroit and founded Visual Dialogue in 1988 while still a student at the University of Michigan. Today, the studio is located in a renovated townhouse in Boston’s historic South End neighborhood. The firm’s body of work ranges from identity systems and music packaging to Web sites, magazines, sculpture and book design. Visual Dialogue’s work has received every major award and has been featured in publications such as Communication Arts, Graphis, HOW, I.D., Novum, STEP and Sports Illustrated. Several of Klaetke’s projects are included in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City.

George Pitts

Photographer

George Pitts was the director of photography at Life magazine from 2004–2007. From 1993–2004 he was the director of photography at Vibe magazine. He is a photographer, writer and also a professor at The Parsons School of Design. In 2006, he received The Lucie Award for “Picture Editor Of The Year.” In 1994 and 2003 he received the SPD Gold Award of Excellence for Vibe magazine photography. His own photography has been published in the New York Times Magazine, New York, Details, Premiere, Spin, Vice, Nerve and other publications, and his writing has appeared in S magazine, aRude, the Paris Review and the Partisan Review.

Holly Lindem

Photographer

Holly Lindem is a photographer who works mainly on conceptual still lifes and spends a good amount of time building the props herself. Lindem works and lives in the center of a suburban sprawl situated directly between Dallas and Fort Worth. It’s not an exciting metropolis, but Pantego affords her the studio space she needs to work and to store her growing collection of props. Her favorite museum, the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth, is a short drive away. At present, any free time she has is spent on scattered remodeling projects around her house and entertaining friends and family

Ellen Zaslow

design director
San Francisco magazine

Ellen Zaslow has been design director at San Francisco magazine since 1998, wearing the twin hats of art director and photo editor. Prior to that, Ms. Zaslow was founding art director at Diablo Custom Publishing, where she was responsible for new launches and redesigns for both regional and national clients. She recently oversaw a complete redesign for San Francisco magazine and for the past two years the magazine has garnered the Western Publishers Association’s Maggie award for Best City and Regional Magazine. In its previous format, it won numerous Maggies and CRMA awards, including several General Excellence and Excellence in Design awards.