UnderConsideration | USA
Born and raised in Mexico City, Armin is a graphic designer and writer now living in Austin, Texas. He has written for AIGA's VOICE, Emigre, Eye, Creative Review, HOW, and STEP magazines, among others. He is a former faculty member of Portfolio Center and currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts. He has lectured on topics ranging from typography to branding in locations ranging from San Diego to Berlin. He is co-founder of UnderConsideration and its myriad sites. His last employment position was at Pentagram and now runs UnderConsideration’s Department of Design. He is also author of Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design.
Logopond | USA
Hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana, David has been designing professionally for almost 13 years, during which time he participated in overseeing and developing new branding for various entities and rebrand existing businesses. In the early 2000s, he worked as a designer for the largest gaming industry company Caesars Entertainment (currently Harrah's International). He went on to join the communications team of the City of New Orleans Mayors' Office as the Creative Director overseeing and creating city branding and messaging. As a freelance designer and partner in the boutique marketing agency, GoodLookCreative.com, he has continued to work with high-profile institutions including the University of New Orleans, the Audubon Institute and BP of America. He is also humbled and proud to manage Logopond.com, one of the largest identity-based web showcases of international designers.
Mayhem Studios | USA
Award-winning designer, born and raised in Los Angeles. His focus, developing identity and brand recognition for both small and large businesses. Through Mayhem Studios, started in 2001, Calvin integrates strategic thinking with creative design to create effective messages targeted to his clients’ specific audiences. Solutions may come in the form of identities, branded collateral pieces, annual reports, brochures, logo design, advertising and interactive web sites. Mostly self-taught, armed with a library of design books, a penchant for hard work and sweating over a hot keyboard has resulted in receiving numerous international design awards and featured in several books including; 100 Habits of Successful Freelance Designers, Identity Crisis, Creativity Awards, American Corporate Identity, Big Book of Business Logos, Big Book of Layouts and featured on many design websites and blogs. Working with clients, such as Guy Kawasaki, Alltop to develop their branding. Calvin also serves as a member of the Platt College Advisory Board for the Visual Communications Department, and on the NO!SPEC Committee.
Csordi.hu | Hungary
Graphic designer living in Budapest, Hungary. Completed his Art History studies on the Faculty of Humanities at the Eötvös Loránd University and a Master Degree in Graphic Design at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. He worked as Art Director for different advertising agencies for many years. Currently he is a freelancer specializing in brand identity design. His work has appeared in publications from Rockport Publishers and in EULDA 2006, Graphicum, Corporate Design & Identity, and Web Design Index. In 2006 he won the Best of Nation Award at the competition of the internationally acknowledged EULDA. He teaches brand identity design at the French design school L’Ecole d’Art Maryse Eloy in Hungary. See his work on behance.