Mark Adams | Creative Director, Merging Design | http://www.mergingdesign.com
With fifteen years of marketing communications experience, Mark Adams has worked for both agencies and clients, creating award-winning print, web, and interactive marketing solutions for scores of companies. After years of working for other agencies, Mark founded MergingDesign in 2002. MergingDesign combines branding, interactive design, and integrated marketing to help companies build their brand, tell their story, and sell their products. When not utterly immersed in helping clients refine and redefine their message, he enjoys extreme cooking, overanalyzing advertising at cocktail parties, and playing Halo 3 with his 14-year old son.
Kevin Burns | Art Director, Ann Lee & Associates | http://www.annleeassoc.com
Award-winning art director with over 16 years of experience in advertising and graphic design. Kevinâ€™s love of pop culture, fashion and propaganda fuels his pursuit of design and inspires every facet of his work. He has created and designed advertising for a myriad of industries including oil and gas, business-to-business, real estate, technology, consumer, financial and new media. He has represented many high-end advertising agencies such as McCann-Erickson, Houston, Rives Carlberg, Houston, Goswick Advertising, Houston and BRSG, Houston, and has garnered numerous awards on a regional and national level.
Robert Campbell | Partner/Creative Director, 808inc | http://www.808inc.com
Robert Campbell is Partner and Creative Director of 808inc., a Houston-based creative and production studio specializing primarily, but not exclusively, in broadcast. Formerly a senior writer with BBDO Houston and Bates Southwest, he writes and directs commercials and other media for a variety of regional clients. In addition to receiving a Cannes Lion and numerous Addys, his work has been featured in Ad Age, Creativity, Adweek, TBS’s Funniest Commercials on Television and some BBC Documentary on advertising, which he hasn’t seen.
David Lerch | Creative Director, Axiom | http://www.axiomdg.com
Creative Director for Axiom, a hybrid agency specializing in branding design, advertising and multimedia. He has over 15 years experience in the field working on with such clients as Microsoft, Cameron, Shell International, Ion, The Houston Grand Opera, and FotoFest. Axiom was the only non-Dallas firm to be chosen to design the coveted Rough magazine for the Dallas Society of Visual Communications. His work has been been featured in Communication Arts, Graphis, Print, Dallas Society of Visual Communication and AR100. Recent projects include rebranding and launch of a new seismic company identity and packaging design for a private coffee label. He lives with his wife and two kids.
Chris Lockwood | Illustrator, Herring Design | http://www.herringdesign.com
Chris was born in Eritrea, Africa, and raised mostly in Texas. His career started out as a graphic designer but as evolved steadily into illustration as the technology improved and became more accessible. His work includes everything from industrial drilling equipment to the backs of cereal boxes. Chris has done work for scores of local design firms and agencies all the way to several big Midwest and East Coast agencies including DDB, Draft Worldwide and Crispin Porter and Bogusky. Chris served on the Art Director’s Club board in the early nineties. After 19 years on his own Chris recently joined Herring Design as one of their staff illustrators. When not at work or drawing robots, you can bet he’s on his bicycle somewhere.