September 15th 2007


Saturday, September 15th, 2007
Doors open at 7PM
Competition from 8 - 11PM

Angel Orensanz Foundation
172 Norfolk St.
(212) 529-7194

General Admission
$10 advanced tickets / $15 at the door
Must be 21+

New York Audience Design Contest:

Winner: David Zamdmer
See all New York entries

New York City where asphalt cracks and thumbs through feet making New Yorkers some of the fastest walkers in the world. Buried under bodegas and thick graffiti foliage are cultural forecasters with a creative lexicon. From hipsters at Barcade, to Five Points’ street artists, to mermaids off Coney Island, 8.2 million people live in this paradisal urban habitat. With 3 million foreign born, the City is a coastal hybrid in constant flux with the rest of the world.

The New York Team

Jenn Tsang

Jenn Tsang

Former designer for print and architecture. Partner at Complete Technique. Jenn is now devoted to blowing smoke signals for Cut&Paste. Her favorite things are Cazals, Peugeot bicycles, graphic novels, and drinking Jameson.

Caroline Onikute

Caroline Onikute

Taking a concept from vision to execution. With systems and experience that ranges from Live television production, documentary and film production, Caroline’s interest is doing the things that makes her happy. Live event management does that.

Artisan Talent X-Rite Flavorpill Tekserve Angel Orensanz Foundation

New York 2007 Photos:

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The Designs:

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The winning design by Mate

Round Three:
"Guilty Pleasures" with canvas "Tattoo"

Mate Dosa Kim    

Round Two:
"People Watching, an Urban Sport" with challenge "Portrait"

Mate Dosa Kim Andrio Abero Julia Durgee

Round One: "Currency"

Mate Dosa Kim Andrio Abero Julia Durgee Dailey Crafton Brian Kahrs Dan Savage Jeffrey Songco

New York Contestants:

Mate - Winner!!!


Jan Mathias Steinforth (born 1977 in Hannover, Germany) is a designer and director based in New York City. He studied graphic design at University of Applied Arts Hildesheim and the University of Madrid, Facultad de Bellas Artes. In 2002, he moved to Madrid to work as an Art Director at the Graphic Studio Juan Dela Mata before moving to Berlin in 2004 to work as a Freelance Designer and Animator. He currently lives in New York working for the production company PSYOP. From 2002 to 2006 he was focusing on animation, particularly the performance art of VJing. His visual style as a VJ has been described as “deconstructionist abstract”, with three-dimensional objects creating impressing effects of space and depth. His understanding of the art is deeply rooted in the attempt to be able to immediately respond visually to any given auditive and emotional situation. Next to his professional work he always tries to spend time on collaborative projects, directing animated shorts and short clips. His recent works include the projects PSST! Pass It On 1+2, Getty Images The Next Bid Idea and Advanced Beauty.

Dosa Kim - Finalist

Dosa Kim

Dosa Kim is an Artist / Designer from Atlanta. Most of his artwork / designs reflect the southern culture in an Asian format. He currently works as a consultant for various promoters, advertising agencies, and clothing lines in Atlanta. His work can be seen in various galleries and group shows around the South. Dosa moved to Atlanta his freshman year in high school and went on to study graphic design at the Art Institute of Atlanta. He studied at the Art Institute for 2 years and went on to work for a local design studio for a year before continuing his education at the University of Georgia to study Digital Media and Computer Animation. With a few of his peers in the UGA program, Dosa started a small design firm called Ganymede Press in 2002. Ganymede closed its doors in 2004, but since then he has set his sights on exploring content. Not limited to selling product or services, Dosa strives to make commentaries on social issues of today. Much of his work can be best described as whimsical and dark and minimal. Eastern influences abound in much of his design / illustration work.

Dan Savage - Audience Prize Winner

Dan Savage

Dan Savage is a designer, animator, and musician. Traditionally trained as a designer for print, he is a self-taught animator who is currently working as a motion designer with a number of studios, networks, and film directors. Outside of the office he combines his talents into a live VJ performance.

Andrio Abero - Semifinalist

Andrio Abero

A graduate from the Art Institute of Seattle, Andrio Abero worked at Electronic Arts and established his own studio, 33rpm, in 2000. In 2002, he left EA to work more closely with the Vera Project, a non-profit music and art center for youth, while continuing to produce award-winning work for Seattle’s vibrant music scene. Andrio’s work has been featured in numerous publications and many national exhibitions. Publications include Print and Seattle Sound magazine, Die Gestalten Verlag and How Design books. Exhibitions include the Museum of Design in Atlanta 'Graphic Noise', Seattle's Experience Music Project Northwest poster retrospective 'Paper Scissors ROCK', the Galleries of the Texas Tech School of Art's 'Graphic Content', Washington D.C.'s Transformer Gallery 'Gleaming The Screen', New Orleans' Radici Gallery 'Visual Aid', as well as the American Poster Institute's 'Flatstock' 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10. Notable awards include 1st place in 'AltPick Awards' 2004 & 2005, and the Art Directors Club of New York's 'Young Guns 4' awards. Andrio now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Julia Durgee - Semifinalist

Julia Durgee

Julia Durgee by day illustrates fashion for Eileen Fisher. Julia Durgee by late nights and weekends draws personal comics and commissioned illustrations for various clients, such as Bust Magazine, and Fuse TV. She studied at FIT, Central Saint Martins in London, and SVA, and holds a degree in fashion design from Cornell University. She is constantly wondering what will come next…

Dailey Crafton

Dailey Crafton

I call Williamsburg, Brooklyn home. I'm a husband, father, designer, and musician, but most of all, a believer and beloved. My one desire and passion is to use my creative powers to glorify the giver of the gift.

Bryan Kahrs

Bryan Kahrs

Bryan's roots are currently planted in the studio of id29, in Troy, NY. He is a graduate of the stellar program at Ohio University with a BFA in Graphic Design. He has worked with and for clients such as: Nikon, Scholastic, UNIQLO, Burton Snowboards, Pitney Bowes MapInfo, Sotheby's, EuroRSCG, Mohawk, Merlin Bicycles, The Cleveland Airport and EMPAC. Bryan loves his wife Julie Rose, their puppy Brooklyn, his family, his friends and anything that gets him thinking and moving. Bryan also loves to help people out, so ask him and he will probably say yes.

Jeffrey Songco

Jeffrey Songco

Jeffrey Augustine Songco is an artist living and working in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Jeffrey received his BFA in Art from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005. His artwork explores the theatrical nature of everyday life through documented private performances. With a palette of tools including fashion, theatre, social psychology, and the Internet, Jeffrey and his clones quietly construct an alarming reality that surprisingly mimics the world we live in.

All work was judged by our 2007 all-star panel:

Jeff StapleFounder, Staple Design

Jeff Staple

Judge. Jury. Executioner. (Just ask Dan Weise.) | | |

Deanne CheukFounder, Neomu Graphic Zine

Deanne Cheuk

Art director, Illustrator and Artist, founder of the Neomu graphic zine series. |

Andrea von BujdossArt Director, Mass Appeal Magazine

Andrea von Bujdoss

Andrea von Bujdoss a.k.a. “Queen Andrea” is an Art Director, Designer, Illustrator and Graffiti Artist. Raised in Manhattan’s vibrant Soho neighborhood in a family of artists, Andrea’s passion for design, urban art and graffiti surfaced at an early age. She’s on a mission to innovate, create and disseminate spine-tingling design to the world, from her world to yours.

Brent Rollins Designer

Brent Rollins

LA native and BK citizen Brent Rollins can't believe he's spent his past 18 years designing album covers, movie logos, exhibiting murals, writing books and producing TV shows. Nowadays he wonders where his life went. In his spare time he writes bios in the third person (all the while perfecting the art of the run-on sentence) and has decided that the word "pudding" makes him snicker.

Futura 2000Graffiti Artist

Futura 2000

Occupation: battery charger Analysis: the futura is unwritten

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MC Oveous Maximus

Oveous Maximus

Oveous Maximus Salcedo, is a native New Yorker who's roots go back to the Dominican Republic. He started writing and performing in New York City in the summer of 2003 after he lost his only brother Carlos- Paul "Ziiinc Blue" to suicide. Since then Oveous' presence on stage has become a symbol of honor in the name of his brother "Ziiinc Blue" who is the eternal driving-force behind Oveous' work to uplift and rejoice the spirits of all people.