Michael Weinzettl, Germany
Michael Weinzettl is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Lürzer’s Archive Magazine and Specials (e.g. 200 Best Photographers worldwiede, 200 Best Illustrators worldwide). His first contact with the then barely three-year-old Lürzer’s Archive in Frankfurt/Main, Germany was back in 1987. Having majored in American and German Cultural Studies at the University of Frankfurt, Michael had just begun his training as a copywriter at the Lowe, Lürzer agency run by the magazine’s founder Walter Lürzer. He quickly joined the budding magazine’s staff – which, at the time, consisted of just two – and, after a few years, was made the title’s editor-in-chief, overseeing the publication’s subsequent success story and expansion during the next two decades. In 2000, he relocated to Berlin but continued to work for Archive in this same capacity, also when the company transferred to Salzburg, and – later – Vienna, Austria, where the company is now headquartered. In his current position, Michael continues to be in charge of all content and will divide his time between Berlin and Vienna. Down through the years, he also been a juror at a number of advertising awards throughout Europe, among them D&AD, Epica, and Golden Drum.
Anita Kunz, Canada
Canadian by birth, Anita Kunz has lived in London, New York and Toronto, contributing
to magazines and working for design firms internationally.
She has produced cover art for many magazines including Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, Time Magazine, Newsweek Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly and The New York Times Magazine. She has also illustrated more than fifty book jacket covers. She has been honored with many prestigious awards and medals and her critically acclaimed paintings and sculptures have appeared in galleries world wide, including the Norman Rockwell Museum in Massachusetts and the Teatrio Cultural Association in Rome Italy. Her works are in the permanent collections at the Library of Congress, the Canadian Archives in Ottawa, the Musée Militaire de France in Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, and a number of her Time Magazine cover paintings are in the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. Anita has been named one of the fifty most influential women in Canada by the National Post newspaper. She has recently received an honorary doctorate from the Ontario college of Art and Design in Toronto.She has been made an Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honour, and more recently the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal of Honour.
Prof. Chang Sik Kim, USA
Prof. Chang Sik Kim, Associate Professor at San Jose State University, completed a Bachelor of Fine Art degree (1989) and a Master of Fine Arts (1991) in Visual Communication Design at Hongik University in Seoul, Korea, and a Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design (Interaction Design emphasis) at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 2000. He was an adjunct faculty of University of Illinios in USA and Hong Ik University in Korea where he has taught Graphic Design and Illustration courses prior to joining the faculty of Graphic Design at San Jose State in 2000. He is currently the vice president of VIDAK(visual information designers association in Korea) and KSBDA(Korea Society of Basic Design and Art). He is also a member of AIGA and Korea Typography Society as well.
Chang Kim has expertise in Metamorphic Image Making, Experimental Illustration/Typography, Visual Identity Design, as well as Mascot Design involving a wide range of corporate and institutional clients and has earned numerous awards from national/international competitions.
Chang has published three complete books, many articles and held four solo exhibitions that contain works on extremely diverse experimental subjects. Professionally, he designed several newspapers, magazines, and more than 150 book covers besides creating many successful characters design and on-line class web sites and interactive media in Korea and United States. He had been an Art Director at Korea Herald Weekly in Seoul, Korea(1995–1996), Neoalchemia Design Studio in San Jose, CA(1999-2004), and a freelance designer and consultant since 1991. He was the presidential award recipient of Korea National Design Competition in 1991 Chang’s clients have included HP, CISCO, Cooliris, Samsung Electronics, Hyundai Motors, Donghwa Bank, Korea Hearld Weekly Magazine, Korea IT Network, Celluon, among others. His research papers, articles, and design works have appeared in various professional publications including Baseline, Graphis, Print, How magazine, ICOGRADA Conference, AIGA, Logolounge, Monthly Design, MAC World Korea, LG AD Magazine, VIDAK annuals. He has been invited to do present and lecture in many prestigious universities and institutions nationally and internationally including Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and Swiss.
Prof. Vladimir Lesnyak, Ukraine
Vladimir Lesnyak known Ukrainian designer, professor of the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts, Corresponding member of the Academy of Arts of Ukraine. He is a founding member of the Association of Graphic Designers «The 4th Block». Works: Over a hundred of marks and logotypes; Over 50 posters; Design of over 20books; Development of fonts. Author of books and articles in scientific and professional specialized editions. He has a Certificates of authorship for the development of fonts and packages. He has been honored with many prestigious awards.
Alexander Leenetsky, Russia
Deputy Chairman of the St. Petersburg Regional Organization of the Union of Designers of Russia. Chairman of the section of St. Petersburg Union of Designers of media design. Main awards: «Best Design of the Year» nomination «Graphic Design», Bronze Diploma, 1997, (St. Petersburg); Europe’s Premier Creative Awards «Epica», winner, 1998 (Paris); «Apple Design Competition», 1998 (Hong Kong); Europe’s Premier Creative Awards «Epica», winner, 1999 (Paris); «Cresta Awards», 1999, (New York); «IDEA’99», 1999, (Chicago); «Communication Arts», 1999 , (New York), «Press Award» nomination for «Prints», II place in 1999 (St. Petersburg), the National Prize for Design «Victoria», nomination «Design in Advertising», winner, 1999, Moscow; «Golden Drum», 1999, (Portoroz); «Brno Biennale», 1999, (Brno); «Trnava Poster Trienniale», 1999, (Trnava); «Design Contest 2000», Top Runner (winner), 2000 (Copenhagen) Design Biennale «Modulor», category «Graphic Design», I place in 1999, (St. Petersburg), «Mark 2000», the student, 2000, (St. Petersburg); Design Biennale «Modulor», nomination «Computer Design and TV design» Golden Diploma, 2001, (St. Petersburg), the National Prize for Design «Victoria», nomination «Design in Advertising», I place winner, 2003, Moscow.
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