GÖTZ GRAMLICH / DEU
He is one of the most important poster designers in Germany and the world today. He is the director of the gggrafik design firm, which has a special interest in print design. In addition, he is president of the annual Mut Zur Wut? Poster contest, which is an international contest with the aim of raising awareness about global and social issues that blur geographic and ideological boundaries. On the other hand, he was president from 2014 to 2018 of the 100 Beste Plakate association. His work has been awarded by various international design competitions, such as the China Poster Biennale, Red Dot Design Award or the German Design Award, among others.
ELŻBIETA CHOJNA / POL
He studied graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, where he took workshops on poster, typography, and editorial graphics. She received scholarships in France, Switzerland, and Mexico. Since 1998 she is a freelance designer; she creates projects for logos, corporate images, book covers, illustrations etc. She is an exhibitor and contestant in international design events.
ERIC BOELTS/ USA
He is a great graphic designer who works in different fields. He has been a director of design and marketing agencies, such as Boelts Bros, where he was a director and co-founder; he is currently a director at Brain Bolts and a partner at Horsefly. He has also taught at various universities in Arizona and Colorado, and has served as a juror in various international design competitions. His work has been awarded in the Czech Republic, Mexico, England, Canada, Russia, Poland and the United States, among others.
ANGELINA LIPPERT / USA
She is chief curator of Poster House in New York City and a member of the Board of Directors of The Ephemera Society of America. For ten years she worked as a poster specialist at a leading New York City auction house, for which she has produced dozens of catalogs and related Art Deco items. She has lectured at Cooper Union University and her research interests include the history of food and wine in advertising, German Expressionism, and Soviet movie posters.
JOSÉ LUIS ORTIZ / MEX-USA
He was born in Mexico City in 1945. At the age of 15, he started in art, when he entered the National School of Plastic Arts of the UNAM. At the age of 19 he founded the magazines Comunicación y Visión Publicitaria, in which he was in charge of the design. Both magazines are owned by the National Advertising Association. He continued with the graphic program for the XIX Olympics in 1968 and the IX Soccer World Cup in 1970. In l972 he developed the new program for the BA in Graphic Communication at UNAM. His work as an educator and designer has led him to participate as a professor, lecturer and jury for different institutions in Mexico and abroad. He currently resides in New York, where he is coordinator of the first art program in Spanish at the School of Visual Arts.
CHI MEI CHANG / TWN
She is the founder and creative director of Optima Integrated Design, which was created after graduating from the Pratt Institute in New York, then returned to Taiwan in 2005. She is the Honorary President of the Taiwan Graphic Design Association, Vice President of the Design Alliance in his hometown and has been a member of the jury for numerous design awards. She currently teaches design at the Taipei National University of the Arts.
KLAUS WELP /FIN
He is a visual artist with a very active career. He has worked as an illustrator and editorial photographer, a graphic designer and even as a director of short films. He was artistic director at Voima and Fifi magazine. He was part of the ad parody group Adbusters Finland, which led to the exhibition and book Louserit Vuittuun. He wrote and directed the short music video Northern Lowland, which has been awarded at various festivals. Within design, he has made posters, corporate identity, book covers and records, as well as delving into the editorial design of catalogs and art books. Furthermore, he has been a professor of illustration at Aalto University, the University of Tampere and the University of Applied Sciences in Kauniainen.
PAULA BARRAGÁN / ECU
She is the official artist of the nineteenth annual Latin Grammy Award. She has her own workshop in Quito where she designs logos, posters, illustrations, art books, covers and rugs among many other things. For her, “drawing is like a prodigious lens that helps her see life, listen to the world and create something different.” Her work explores and develops in the field of art, painting, printmaking and drawing, holding numerous solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Spain, New Zealand and other countries. For ten years she worked as a permanent artist for Multiple Impressions located in Soho, New York, where she performed three solo shows. She currently serves as an artist for Davidson Galleries in Seattle, Washington.
CARLOS JOAQUÍN RAMÍREZ / MEX
Carlos Joaquín Ramírez is a Mexican graphic artist, designer and illustrator. He was editorial coordinator at the Universidad de Las Américas in Puebla and deputy director of the visual arts area of the Centro de las Artes de San Luis Potosí Centenario (CASLP), where he created the CASLP Design Laboratory. Likewise, he has given talks and workshops at various universities both in Mexico and around the world, including the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, the New World Arts School, USA, or the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. On the other hand, his work has been exhibited in Argentina, Chile, Cuba, USA, Portugal, Mexico, among other countries.