Saturday November 4th, 2006

1543 North Kingsbury

Winner, Jon Mills - Apple 13" MacBook
Finalist, Vince Wasseluk - Wacom Intuos3 Tablet

Chuck Anderson
("No Pattern"); Prestigious Illustrator and Designer
Alethya Luiselli
Senior Producer, Lapiz Leo Burnett
Melissa and Robert Von Bjal
Design Directors, Red Car
Jeffrey Kalmikoff
Creative Director, Skinny Corp & Threadless
Jim Coudal
Founder, Coudal Partners


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5inch Crobar The Silver Room Digital Bootcamp Akira Chicago
Adobe Wacom Puma Karmaloop Crumpler Bags


The Designs:

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Round One: "Oxymoron"

Jon Mills Vince Wasseluk Jordan Polonsky Lucas Buick Joevanny Duran Myra Mazzei Quinn Stephens

Jesse Hora

THE WINNER - Jon Mills
The winning design by Jon Mills

Round Two:
"George W. Bush Campaign Poster"

Jon Mills Vince Wasseluk Jordan Polonsky Lucas Buick

Round Three:
"What Goes Around Comes Around"

Jon Mills


Vince Wasseluk    

The Contestants:

Jonathan Mills - WINNER!!!Novem Studios, Visual Communicator

Jonathan MillsIllustrator by choice. Designer by fate...

Vince "STIZO" WasselukSr. Package Designer/ Visual Assassin

Vince WasselukStizo honed his battle skills on the streets of Chicago and perfected his mystical design techniques as a package designer for the fashion industry. Stizo is most dangerous and unpredictable when he's frustrated and under deadline. As one of the original members of the Gurelea arts crew, he strives to leave his mark in the design industry by creating imagery that makes people smile and giggle on occasion.

Jordan PolonskyOhNo!Doom, Graphic Designer and Toy Designer

Jordan Polonsky"The first mistake of Art is to assume that it's serious."

Lucas BuickDesigner and Pixel Pusher

Lucas BuickOwner and creative director of indie fashion label, Rubberfish, brand consultant for Synthetic Infatuation and art director for CS and Angeleno magazines. "Design is who you are - not what you do." This explains this designer's obsession with taking on as many projects as time will allow.

Joevanny DuranWeb Editor, NBC Telemundo

Joevanny DuranEl grafista, a chi-town native, takes motivation to design from the rich, urban life of the city, for it is on the surface of the street where it all began.

Myra MazzeiSenior Art Director, Leo Burnett

Myra MazzeiGrew up in a town that is smaller than the company that she works for now, leo burnett. her rural roots influence her work in the form of flowers, small animals, earthy colors and an overall retro quality. nearby her home is country club chicago, a studio/collective/gallery, that she runs with 4 fellow designers.

Quinn StephensMultimedia Specialist, Northwestern Medical School

Quinn StephensSpends most of his time doodling, writing, and filmmaking, with a little theater work peppered here and there. Quinn currently works as a Multimedia Specialist for the Northwestern Medical School, which sounds like he makes those interactive CD-ROMs from the early '90s, but actually involves mostly web and graphic design. He also does freelance!

Jesse HoraFreelance Artist, Director, Designer/Illustrator

Jesse HoraI'm Free!!! Midwest to the core. Chubby. Grandmothers love me. I love to do what I am here to do. I dont know how else to explain it ... its got to be the Hora Ora.