The Bay Area is a hotbed of contemporary, cutting-edge design. We’re stoked to have assembled an all-star panel of locally based, internationally renowned designers to judge poster contest submissions. In addition to the thrill of being judged by professionals at the top of their game, all contest entrants will be invited to participate in virtual design workshops hosted by our judges.

Angie Wang

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Current job: Creative Director of Design is Play, an award-winning design studio

Other current job: Senior Adjunct Professor at California College of the Arts (teaching in the CCA Graphic Design program since 2005)

Work seen in: Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, U.S. Library of Congress, and LACMA

Education: BFA in Graphic Design from CCA and a BA in East Asian Languages from UC Berkeley

Cool project: Angie and Play co-founder Mark Fox co-authored Symbols: A Handbook for Seeing, published by The Monacelli Press in 2016

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Anu Murthy

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Day job: Designer for Code for America: improving government services for everyone

Evening job: Outreach and programming with Inneract Project

Education: BFA in Graphic Design, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

In high school: dreamed of becoming an architect and starting an architecture firm

Motivators: Wildly curious about people; seeks to spark creative and thoughtful ideas that improve our daily experiences

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Bosco Hernández

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Current job: Design Director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).

Education: BFA, Rhode Island School of Design; MFA, Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem, Netherlands

Born and raised: Mexico City, Mexico

In high school: Dreamed of leaving Mexico (which at the time wasn't a safe place for LGBTQ+) to work in the arts and meet other like-minded people

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Mitzi Okou

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Current job: Product designer for Spotify in Stockholm, Sweden

Recent accomplishment: Organized Where are the Black Designers?, a virtual conference that brought awareness of the experiences of Black designers and became a platform of support for the community

Education: BFA in Graphic Design, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

Originally from: Atlanta, Georgia

Recognition: Placed in hackathons organized by IDEO, SCAD, and MIT that solved for issues such as the wealth inequality in the music industry to systemic socio-economic injustice

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Wendy MacNaughton

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Current work: Illustrator and graphic journalist

Other work: Co-founder of Women Who Draw, an inclusive directory of female-identifying and non-binary illustrators

Previous work: Columnist for The New York Times and California Sunday Magazine

Books created: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat; Meanwhile in San Francisco: The City in its Own Words; Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology

Home base: Lives in Potrero Hill, San Francisco with her partner (and collaborator) the writer Caroline Paul, two cats, and a dog

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