Abbott’s projects address the cultural role of design and the public life of the written word. At Pentagram he leads a team designing books, magazines, catalogs, identities, exhibitions, and creating editorial projects. His work and critical writing has appeared in Eye, Print, I.D. and other publications, and he is the co-author of four books, including the classic Design/Writing/Research: Writing on Graphic Design.
Andrew Losowsky is the Project Lead of The Coral Project, an open-source collaboration between Mozilla, The New York Times and The Washington Post to reimagine community and comments for publishers of all sizes. He has worked on digital products at News Corp and The Huffington Post, and was a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University. Among his many books, he’s written about infographics, editorial design, book covers, indie publishing, and Italian doorbells.
Jessica Karle is a designer and author living in Brooklyn, New York. She works at Paperless Post as a Lead Product Designer reimagining the company’s aesthetic online and on mobile. As a Senior Designer at General Assembly she worked across media to evolve brand standards. She is the co-founder and author of Kern and Burn: Conversations with Design Entrepreneurs and the co-founder of The People’s Pennant.
Tim Hoover is the Head of Product and Design at Canary, a startup making the world’s first home security device for everyone. He is the co-author of Kern and Burn: Conversations With Design Entrepreneurs, co-founder of The People’s Pennant, and a former partner at The Infantree. He has worked at Shake Law, Betaworks, and IDEO solving real problems with design-lead solutions. He received his MFA in design from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Silas is a hybrid graphic design practitioner and educator whose mission is to make and teach design that is beautiful, smart with empathy for humanity. He is Faculty Chair for the MFA Program in Graphic Design at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Munro makes award-winning graphic design and branding for varied audiences across media. His past work has been recognized by the ADC Young Guns, AIGA and a SAPPI Ideas that Matter grant.
Jiminie is a creative director, curator and artist based in New York City. She is the recipient of the Rome Prize (2012), granted by the American Academy in Rome for her body of work. She holds a BA from Brown and an MFA from Yale School of Art, where she was an Alice Kimball Award recipient. She began her career as a designer in the 2X4 Studio in New York, where her clients included the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Museo Picasso Malaga.
Triboro is the Brooklyn based design duo of David Heasty and Stefanie Weigler. Natives of Texas and Germany, David and Stefanie attract a global client base ranging from innovative start-ups to respected international brands. Recent Triboro projects include a Nike logo for New York City, branding the fashion labels BLK DNM, Everlane and William Rast, art directing the Style Manual for GQ, illustrating international campaigns for Stella Artois and HSBC, designing albums for Blonde Redhead and James Iha, as well as materials for MoMA and the Dia Art Foundation.
Willy Wong is Chief Creative Officer at NYC & Company, the City of New York’s official marketing, tourism and partnerships organization. Since 2006, he has led the creative, digital and marketing teams responsible for the brand stewardship of NYC across major City agencies and the Mayor’s office. Their output includes global advertising campaigns, launches of major civic events, initiatives, programs, and services. He received his MFA from Yale School of Art and AB from Dartmouth College.