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Meet the Jury

Dan Fietsam

chief creative officer
Energy BBDO

Dan Fietsam is the chief creative of?cer of Energy BBDO in Chicago. Previously Fietsam held leadership roles at Publicis in the West, DDB, Y&R and Leo Burnett. He started his career as a junior copywriter at Ogilvy Chicago. His work for T-Mobile, Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola Japan, Dell, Sears, Jim Beam and Dewars has won at Cannes, Clio, Communication Arts, D&AD, the One Show and the one award his Mom actually recognizes, an Emmy.

Pam Fujimoto

creative director

Pam Fujimoto is a creative director at Creature in Seattle. Previously at TBWA\Chiat\Day New York and Wong, Doody, Crandall, Wiener in Seattle, she’s worked on projects for Absolut Vodka, Alaska Airlines, T-Mobile, Seattle Supersonics and the Seattle Inter­national Film Festival. Her awards include Cannes Lions, Communication Arts Design and Advertising, D&AD and the One Show. A graduate of the Art Center College of Design, she is the proud mother of four-year-old identical twin boys.

Jim Hagar

creative director
Hill Holliday

Jim Hagar joined Hill Holliday in 2010 to oversee creative on Merrill Lynch. Prior to that, he was a creative director at Mullen for ten years, where he ran the Nextel, Stanley Tools and General Motors accounts. His first creative director position was at Riddell Advertising in Jackson Hole, where he gained national recognition for his work on Wyoming Tourism, Mongoose bicycles, Mountain Hardwear, Simms Fishing Products and Winston fly rods.

Chris Lange

founder/creative co-chair

Chris Lange is founder/creative co-chair of Minneapolis-based mono. Lange has spent the last nine years creating and growing an agency driven to simplify the way agencies work: with each other, with clients and with a diverse approach to creative solutions. He has helped drive mono’s collaborative and innovative culture, fostering work that has led to awards from AIGA, Cannes Lions, Communication Arts and more. mono was named agency of the year by both the 4a’s and Advertising Age.

John Matejczyk

founder and creative director

John Matejczyk is founder and creative director of San Francisco agency MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER. Within the ?rst three years of business, the agency was honored with two One Show pencils and top honors from AICP, ANDY, the Art Directors Club, Cannes, Clios, Communication Arts and SXSW. Advertising Age named them a “Small Agency of the Year.” Prior to founding the agency, Matejczyk worked as a creative director at Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Fallon and Y&R Chicago.

Denise Rossetto

executive creative director
DDB Toronto

Denise Rossetto was appointed executive creative director of DDB Toronto in 2010 and enjoys the distinction of being one of Canada’s top ten creative directors as ranked by Strategy magazine. She has won awards in every national and international award show including Cannes Lions, Communication Arts, D&AD and the One Show. Rossetto has also participated in several panels discussing women’s issues in advertising and most recently moderated a panel of the top female business leaders in Canada.

Mark Taylor

vice president/executive creative director
Crispin Porter + Bogusky

At the time of the judging, Mark Taylor was vice president/executive creative director of Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Boulder, Colorado, where he has spent the majority of his career. He has received multiple “Best of Show” honors in virtually all of the industry’s most prestigious award shows, including winning the Grand Prix at Cannes in four separate categories. In 2012, he was listed as one of the top ten most-awarded creative directors by Creativity magazine.

Xanthe Wells

executive creative director

Xanthe Wells is executive creative director at Culver City, California-based “media-agnostic idea factory” Pitch, serving Burger King, Pinkberry, Maaco, Meineke and Living Spaces and creating projects for Asics and Style Network. Before joining Pitch in 2013, Wells spent nearly seven years as a creative director at TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles and, prior to that, two years as an art director at Ground Zero (now Wong, Doody, Crandall, Wiener).