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Meet the Jury

Liz Burnett

cofounder/creative director
The Matchbox Studio

Liz Burnett was born and raised with a shotgun in her hand. This Arkansas native now hangs her hat in Dallas, where she is cofounder and creative director of The Matchbox Studio. With 20 years in the creative industry, Burnett strongly believes in the power of great design to make a connection between brands and people. Since graduating from Texas Christian University, her creative direction for clients such as the Dallas Opera, Neiman Marcus and the Sundance Film Festival has been recognized by national and inter­national design publications and award shows. Whether with her shotgun or her keen eye for design, she is a trophy hunter in every sense.

Richard Colbourne

creative director
Addison

Richard Colbourne is the creative director of Addison in New York and directs an array of media, from annual reports to branding and communication programs, digital experiences, events, video and social media. He has been published in Communication Arts, Graphic Design USA, HOW, STEP inside design and Color Graphics by Rockport, and is featured in articles for Essential Principles of Graphic Design by Rotovision and Graphis. His work is housed at the Smithsonian Museum and has been exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, the Hamburg Museum for Art and Commerce, the Widmer+Theodoris gallery in Zurich and The Rotunda in Hong Kong.

Claire Dawson

creative director/co-founder
Underline Studio

Claire Dawson is creative director and co-founder of Underline Studio, a multidisciplinary graphic design firm based in Toronto, Canada. Underline has gained international recognition for creating clear and thought-provoking design solutions for clients from a wide range of sectors: from corporate and retail enterprises, to media and publishing organizations, to educational and cultural institutions. Dawson serves on many creative awards juries, lectures regularly on design issues and advises students as a visiting critic and mentor for design programs.

Jake Lefebure

co-founding partner/CEO
Design Army

Jake Lefebure is a co-founding partner and CEO of Design Army in Washington, DC. As the principal project leader, he oversees new business and creative for all of the studio’s accounts. In 2009, Lefebure was named by Graphic Design USA as one of the top 50 People to Watch and his creativity has been featured by every notable design organization, including AIGA 365, American Advertising Federation, Applied Arts, Communication Arts, Coupe, D&AD Awards, Graphis, HOW, New York Art Directors Club, The One Club, Print, Red Dot Awards, SPD and Type Directors Club. He is also a frequent lecturer at design events and universities.

Joel Templin

co-founder/creative director
Hatch Design

Joel Templin is co-founder/creative director of Hatch Design in San Francisco. After completing his graphic design degree at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Templin moved to Minneapolis, where he worked at Gardner Design before joining Charles S. Anderson Design. In 1996, he joined FCB in San Francisco, where he created retail and branding programs for Levi Strauss & Co. Templin then co-founded Templin Brink Design, and for nine years he created award-winning work for clients such as Apple, Coca-Cola and Target. He then co-founded Hatch Design in 2007 and his clients include Apple, Benefit Cosmetics and Coca-Cola, among others.