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Meet the Jury

Jimmy Bonner

group creative director
Richards Group

Jimmy Bonner is a group creative director and art director at The Richards Group in Dallas, Texas. Bonner grew up in New Orleans, where he watched his father hone his craft in graphic design. Bonner began his career at The Richards Group after graduating from Portfolio Center in Atlanta. He then worked for Riddell Advertising in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Cole Henderson Drake in Atlanta, Georgia, before opening his own agency, Garage, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. After returning to his wife’s hometown, Dallas, he rejoined The Richards Group. His work has been featured in Communication Arts, Graphis, the One Show and Luerzer’s Archive, where he is ranked among the top 20 art directors in the U.S. 

Laurie Frankel

Laurie Frankel Photography

Laurie Frankel is an award-winning still life, interiors, food and children’s photographer based in San Francisco. She has been known to tromp through swamps, bribe giraffes and hang precariously from ceilings in order to capture the right image. Frankel’s experience as a creative director continues to shape both her graphic sensibilities and her approach to photography. Her imagery has been recognized by Communication Arts, Graphis, Luerzer’s Archive, the International Photography Awards, and American Photography, among others.

Tim Hartford

Hartford Design

Tim Hartford is the principal of Hartford Design, a Chicago-based graphic design and visual branding practice. He founded the company in 1991, and Hartford Design has served clients such as Abbott Laboratories, Bank of America, Jones Lang LaSalle, Genzyme and OfficeMax. Prior to founding his own company, Hartford worked as a designer at Crosby Associates and VSA Partners in Chicago. His work has been recognized by the AIGA, New York Art Directors Club, the Society of Typographic Arts, the Type Directors Club and several major design publications. He is a 1983 graduate of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.

Catriona Ni Aolain

director of photography
Men’s Journal

Catriona Ni Aolain is the director of photography at Men’s Journal magazine. Her prior experience includes positions at ESPN The Magazine, Esquire and Premiere. Ni Aolain’s work has been recognized by American Photography, The Society of Publication Designers, New York Art Directors Club and American Society of Magazine Editors.

Henry Sene Yee

creative director
Picador and Flatiron Books

Henry Sene Yee is creative director of Picador and Flatiron Books in New York. A graduate of New York’s School of Visual Arts, Yee started his career in editorial design freelancing at Condé Nast and Rolling Stone magazine, where he worked with art director Fred Woodward. He got his first job in book publishing working as a junior designer for Louise Fili, at that time art director at Pantheon Books/Random House. He left to work for St. Martin’s Press as a senior designer and then moved to Picador. His design work has won awards from AIGA, New York Art Directors Club, the New York Book Show, the Society of Illustrators and the Type Directors Club, as well as Communication Arts, Graphis and Print magazines.