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Announcing The 2015 Digital Alberta Judges

From New York and Chicago to Shanghai and Dubai, we've collected the best of the best to see what Alberta has to offer. How do you stack up? The only way to know is to submit your work!

Jens Karlsson

Founder & CCO Global, Your Majesty

Jens Karlsson is Founder & CCO Global of Your Majesty. He has led the creative department on award-winning projects for clients such as Intel, Netflix, Formica, Nature Valley, Ralph Lauren, The New York Times, Amazon, Gilt, Nikon and AMEX. He is also a photographer working in landscape, architecture, travel, fashion. Jens loves life and even more so his family.

New York, United States

Stacey Mulcahy

Technical Evangelist, Microsoft

Stacey Mulcahy is a technical evangelist with Microsoft for Windows 8. Prior, she was the Lead Developer working with a variety of technologies at Big Spaceship, a digital agency based out of Brooklyn, NY. She has worked at Teknision and Fuel Industries in Ottawa, Canada, and IQ Interactive in Atlanta in a variety of technical roles.

New York, United States

Michael "Howie" Howatson

Executive Creative Director, SapientNitro

A digital native for over 25 years, Howie has worked on a myriad of award-winning projects & campaigns around the world for clients such as Apple, Microsoft, Nike Golf, Xbox, Harley Davidson, TD, Jeep, Land Rover, Heineken, Visa, Sony and many more. He delivers innovative work across many mediums: animation, online, gaming, broadcast, print, and apps.

Toronto, Canada

Shane Mielke

Creative Director, Independent

Shane is a Freelance Creative Director, Designer, Front-End Developer, Animator, Photographer, Author, Speaker, Coach and Cyberdyne Systems T-1000 Model 101 living in Southern California. He has designed, developed or animated 2 Awwwards, 34 FWA Sites of the Day, 3 FWA Mobile Sites of the day, 2 FWA Sites of the Month and 2 Adobe Cutting Edge Awards.

Orange County, United States

Tom Worthington

MEd, FACS CP, TomW Communications Pty Ltd.

"Tom Worthington is an independent educational designer, computer professional and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Research School of Computer Science at the Australian National University. A Certified Professional member of the Australian Computer Society, in 2015 Tom received a national gold Digital Disruptors Award for "ICT Education" and in 2010 was Canberra ICT Educator of the Year. He blogs as the"


Christophe Martin

Executive Creative Director, Dagobert

Christophe has pushed the culture of business innovation from very early on, working on the first french international ecommerce platforms in 1999, creating tablets dedicated to army troups in 2004. Through years as Creative Director at Marcel, Publicis Net and Moxie., his work for international brands has been recognized at Cannes Lions, SXSW, Eurobest, D&AD, and published in Creative Review, Graphik Magazine.

Paris, France

Craig Elimeliah

Director Creative Technology North America, VML

Craig Elimeliah is one of those pioneers that is leading the revolution in digital creative strategy. Never settling for the status quo, his approach to mediating the complexities that accompany business is one that seeks to understand the crux of where creativity and technology meet—and it turns out the result is pure magic. Elimeliah pushes the brink of strategy into a realm of uncharted, unrestrained conceptive creativity.

New York, United States

Ingi Erlingsson

Co-Founder & Creative Director, Golden Wolf

Ingi is a guy that wears many hats, but mainly the hat of the co-founder and creative director of Golden Wolf, an animation production company based in Shoreditch, London. Golden Wolf makes animated content for all kinds of clients, mainly in the advertising, entertainment, sport and music industries. Other than that Ingi runs a few blogs, co-founded Hurt You Bad magazine and dabbles in graffiti once in a blue moon.

London, United Kingdom

Jason White

Co-Founder & Executive Creative Director, Leviathan

Jason White is the Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director of Chicago-based conceptual design studio Leviathan. With expertise in motion design, Jason guides his team through the production of broadcast animation and experiential design projects for global brands, agencies and entertainers. Under his creative lead, Leviathan has worked with major brands including BMW, HP, Samsung, and The North Face; as well as recording artists Drake, Skrillex, and Amon Tobin.

Chicago, United States

Meaghan Nishiyama

Senior Experience Designer, Moment Design

A native Calgarian, Meaghan moved to New York in 2012, the day before Hurricane Sandy. As Head of Human Experience (and about 7 other things) at a startup called Superhuman, she discovered a passion for understanding people and designing digital products they need and love. Today, she does just that as a Senior Designer at Moment, a digital strategy and design consultancy in New York. She is also the founder of The UX Lab, a 2000+ member meetup group for UX designers with chapters in New York, Boston and San Francisco.

New York, United States

Maura Cottle

Partner & Creative Director, Heat Wave Collective

Maura is responsible for the creative vision and execution of client and internal product incubator initiatives at Heat Waves. She excels in developing content & design strategy from a product standpoint, overseeing the translation of conceptual design into digital and physical spaces. She has led and developed creative solutions for clients like Apple, FX Networks, FOX, Lexus, and Sephora. She helps to establish and enforce a creative process that fosters innovation and collaboration between strategy & technology. Her passion for creativity is not limited to digital, but extends to all consumer facing touch-points where design can make an experience great..

Las Angeles, California

Daniel Schutzsmith

Co-Founder & Creative Technology Director, Mark & Phil

Daniel is a rare breed – an equal-parts hybrid of business, design, programming and strategy – ready to change the world. He’s the Creative Technology Director and Co-Founder of Mark & Phil, a digital creative agency making marketing and fundraising easier for nonprofits of all sizes. Over the past decade he has worked with clients such as Adobe, Greenpeace, CosmoGIRL!, Live Earth, The Pixies, MTV, Phish, Nelson Mandela Foundation, PBS, They Might Be Giants, TBS, Pepsico, and Dave Matthews.

New York, United States

Drasko Vucevic

Interactive Director, Drastic Studios

Drasko is the founder and interactive director of Drastic Studios. As a creator, he has a deep passion and understanding for interactive experience design, humanizing technology, functional art and digital+physical relationships. Drasko’s diverse background in technology, sound, art, strategy and design allow him to combine these elements into immersive and memorable experiences. Drasko’s motto is: “Plan courageously, execute fearlessly”.

Santa Monica, United States

Jackson Chang

Creative Director, Independent

Dutch / Chinese Creative Director with 15 years of experience in Brand Design, Experiential and Interactive digital media. Excelling in creating simple yet creative user-centric solutions for complex and multi-disciplinary design application. Currently based in Shanghai working on accounts for clients such as LEGO, Mammut, Porsche, Hugo Boss and more.

Shanghai, China

Tommy Lewis

Technical Evangelism Manager, Microsoft

Tommy Lewis is a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft who at 8 years old thought that there was a frog apocalypse happening in his backyard. It turned out that it was just the rain made all the frogs come out and hop around. Since then, he has been at Microsoft for over 15 years and has evangelized everything from Visual Basic 6 to HTML5 to Design for web developers and designers world-wide; he even once ate a “century egg” while in China.

Vancouver, Canada

Kim Alpert

Director of Creative Technology, DCI Artform

Kim believes, first and foremost, in human-centric design and integrating technology with strategy in her time-based work. With a background in fine art, music, and carpentry, Kim brings an attention to detail and diverse styles to both her video installation and advertising work. Kim’s art primarily focuses on humanism, media and change. Kim holds a degree in Digital Art & Design from Full Sail University and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2013.

Chicago, United States

Anita Fontaine

Artist, Director & Creative Director

Anita Fontaine’s radical creations intersect art, fashion, advertising and technology. Celebrated as an artist, director and creative director, her work straddles virtual dimensions that verge on beauty and experimentation. Her future forward vision and hyper real aesthetic have evolved into a recognized brand, making her a favorite collaborator of Louis Vuitton, Diesel, MAC Cosmetics, Vice and Google.

London, United Kingdom

CJ Gammon

Creative Technologist, Adobe

CJ Gammon has spent his career building digital advertising and applications for some of the world's top clients. He is passionate about pushing the limits of platforms and utilizing them in ways never seen before. CJ currently works at Adobe where he aims to showcase the creative potential of interactive media and inspire the community through innovative applications and experiences.

Madison, United States

Jason Theodor

VP Executive Director, Strategy & Creative, Loopmedia

Jason Theodor specializes in tailored content for brands that wish to survive the future. He writes on Medium and speaks at conferences about business & creativity. He is currently shaping new business and culture with loopmedia in Toronto.

Toronto, Canada

Denis Lirette

Creative Director, Globacore

Denis Lirette is an art + technology type with a background in graphic design and new media arts. He combines his experience with visual, spatial and interaction design with physical fabrication to create, direct and produce interactive installations for exhibits, events and museums around the globe.

Toronto, Canada

Joost Korngold

Motion Designer & Director, Renascent

Joost graduated in ’99 from a graphic design school. After having worked for various webdesign agencies he started Freelancing under the name Renascent in November of 2002. Currently active in visual static and motion imagery for different media, he has worked for clients such as Nike, Wired Magazine and HewlettPackard and has been commissioned by numerous advertisement agencies around the world.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ank Klis

Owner & Art Director, 2d studio in vorm

Ank Klis | 1964 | Owner & art director at 2d studio in vorm since 1990 | Concept + creation | Interested in and inspired by everything around us | Impassioned | Stubborn | Enthusiastic | Social | Impatient | Fascinated by form + language | Go-getter | Collector | Perfectionist | Night owl | Lives together with Huub + 2 cats + 1 dog | Too little time for too many ideas | Family | Summer | Nature | At home and on the road | Light is my favourite colour.

Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands

Robert Lewis

President & Editor-in-Chief, Techvibes Media

Rob's diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be found playing hockey, racing marathons or enjoying hometown Vancouver with his wife, daughter, and son.

Vancouver, Canada

Bartłomiej Rozbicki

CEO & Founding Partner, ATGames

Founder and CEO of Warsaw-based creative agency Ars Thanea and game production studio ATGames. Ars Thanea is a multiple-awarded, worldwide-known creative agency attending to big brands like Disney, nVidia, Ubisoft to a name of few. ATGames is a games development studio specializing in high-quality, fun games: Puzzle Craft and Another Case Solved are highly recognizable in the mobile market.

Warsaw, Poland

Amy Miranda

President, Founder & Executive Producer, Lunch

Amy is passionate about production and whether it’s Creative, Strategic, Conceptual or Technical, she lives and breathes it. Having worked in all facets of the production industry Amy offers a unique multidisciplinary perspective, which is met with an equal degree of humor, creativity and commitment. She’s worked as an Editor, Designer, Technology Manager, Technical Services Director, Project Manager & Consultant.

Toronto, Canada

Marcelo Baldin

Sound Designer & Musician, Combustion

The Italian Brazilian musician Marcelo Baldin has been writing music and creating sound experiences for several projects across the globe since 2002. From TVCs, to installations, and even writing electronic arrangements for big music label artists. Marcelo has worked in several different places, from small design hotshops to big advertising agencies, in São Paulo, Paris and Milan, also working remotely for Chicago and New York agencies branches.

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Tom Muller

Associate Creative Director, Code and Theory

Tom Muller runs his studio helloMuller, where he partners with, and designs for technology startups, movie studios, publishers, media producers, filmmakers, and ad agencies — eschewing the boundaries between creative disciplines to make modern work that is relevant, that resonates and inspires — applying a craft-like finesse to the creation and execution of visual communication and identity across all platforms.

London, United Kingdom

Rina Miele

Creative Director, Honey Design

Rina Miele is a creative director & designer providing detailed web, UI, logo and identity, and typography design. Her experience ranges across a variety of brands such as Discovery, Harvard, Newsweek, Jet Blue, Nintendo, HBO, Time Warner, eBay, Atlantic Records, and Humana working with a number of leading agencies. Her strengths lie in her diversity and interdisciplinary sensitivities honed through a broad range of projects.

New York, United States

Sara Blake

Illustrator & Designer, ZSO

Sara Blake is a New York City based illustrator and designer. Mostly she makes art under the name ZSO. On dry days she leaves free art and love notes around New York through Love Letters to NYC. She is a design director through Minetta Design Co. working to create brand experiences. She is 1/2 of Solid Gold House and a Rocket Car.

New York, United States

Loïc Sattler

Senior Art Director, Blue Infinity

Loïc Sattler crafts creative campaigns as a Senior Art Director in Geneva. Since 1999, he has proven his design-skills in web-design, multimedia, print collateral, clothing, and corporate identity. He features clients such as Coca-Cola, Mercedes, L’Oreal, Warner Brothers, and IBM. In 1999, Loïc was awarded a Masters Degree in New Media Theory in Stuttgart, Germany.

Geneva, Switzerland

Carole Guevin

Founder & Editor, Netdiver Magazine

Carole Guevin is an internationally recognized pioneering editor + curator of the creative industry. She founded one of the first design portals, Netdiver Mag back in '98 and to this day, she is passionate about showcasing the design digital culture. She has served on many prestigious award programs as well as was invited to speak at major design events.

Montreal, Canada

Greg Hoyna

Head of User Research and Design, Scottish Government

Greg is a multi award-winning Creative Director with 14 years experience of real-world and digital design, Greg leads on creative concepts and brand development within a national programme to transform public services by exploiting the latest thinking in digital design to maximise engagement and openness.

Edinburgh, Scotland

John Black

Founder, CypherAudio

John Black is the founder of CypherAudio, a creative sound design and music studio. CypherAudio has collaborated with award-winning design studios, artists and directors to create work for clients like Google, Nike and IBM among many others. His work is varied in scope and direction, and exists on the edge between sound design and music, art and commerce.

Toronto, Canada

Owen van Dijk

Tech Lead & Creative Technologist, Imagination

As the founder of the Adobe User Group in Amsterdam, Owen has organized over 30 meetings and 2 sold out conferences, bringing worlds best digital talent and agencies to Amsterdam. In his daily life he works as a Tech Lead & Creative Technologist at Imagination London blending experiential & digital for the worlds biggest automotive clients. He is also a FWA SOTD Judge since 2014.

London, United Kingdom

Richard Galvan

Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, Dolby Labs

Richard Galvan is a veteran of the tech industry with over 25 years of experience under his belt. He has helped define and develop the interactive media space while working for several influential companies including Apple, Macromedia, and Adobe. He is currently working at Dolby Laboratories where he is helping to make Dolby a leader in digital experiences.

San Francisco, United States

Alison Garnett

Creative Director, SapientNitro

Alison has a hybrid design background that includes live events, print, advertising, digital and even a stint as a mixologist. At SapientNitro Alison guides creative teams in producing finely crafted work that dovetails with the goals of technology, UX and strategy. In the last year, she was instrumental in winning Porter Airlines, Cadillac Fairview and Holt Renfrew.

Toronto, Canada

Cansu Cender

Art Director, Cosmic Creative

Cansu Cender is an award-winning Art Director at Cosmic Creative located in Ankara, Turkey. She graduated from the Fine Arts Faculty at Gazi University. She has been working as an Art Director since 2006. Her focus is on illustration, branding, product design and advertising. She has hosted several exhibitions based on illustrations and installations and regularly contributes her illustrations to Getty Images.

Ankara, Turkey

David Molesky

Co-founder, Rock & Bloom

David Molesky brings a unique blend of left brain and right brain skills to Rock & Bloom. With over 15 years of design experience combined with a Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science make him able to solve any problem. David’s passionate about helping client’s to grow their business. He prides himself on constantly being up to date with all things digital.

Saskatoon, Canada

Ingrid Kopp

Senior Consultant, Tribeca Film Institute

Ingrid Kopp is a Senior Consultant in the Interactive Department at the Tribeca Film Institute where she works at the intersection of storytelling, technology, design and social change. She programs TFI Interactive and curates the Tribeca Storyscapes program for interactive work at the Tribeca Film Festival and is a frequent speaker on the subject of interactive/immersive storytelling. She started her career at Channel 4 Television in London.

Cape Town, South Africa

Douglas Dollars

Senior Product Manager, Google Cloud Platform

Douglas Dollars is Senior Product Marketing Manager of the Google Cloud Platform, and in his quiet time he judges your websites and strong-arms friends into philanthropy, providing classroom materials for 2064 at-risk students across 20 projects and raising more than $12,000 to provide clean water for 400 human lives this year.

Mountain View, California

Alfredo Aponte

UX Director, North Kingdom

Alfredo's professional experiences have moved across various media platforms, both physical and digital, allowing him to play a key role in product development processes and brand experiences. Alfredo takes pride in creating beautiful experiences, and even finds comfort in what is unknown because the creative pursuit rewards his curiosity.

Stockholm, Sweden

Tejal Patni

Photographer & Director, Independent

Tejal Patni is a Mumbai-born, Dubai based and globetrotting photographer and film director. For years, he has been the unfaltering eye behind some of the world’s most iconic brands and their multi-award winning campaigns. He's conceptualised a calendar that ranked among the top three calendars in the world. More recently, his work was featured and celebrated in Adobe’s historic 25-year campaign. When he is not squinting through the lens, he loves spending time with his lovely wife and not so camera-shy two-year old daughter.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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