What’s that you say? You thought that after everything that’s already gone down, our Pixels of Fury competition couldn’t possibly get any more furious? Well, here at Shutterstock, we can never really see anywhere to go but up. So, this week, we’re back in action with AIGA to give eight more intrepid designers a shot at the coveted Furious Pixel trophy (among other perks). On Thursday night, it’s St. Louis’ turn to host the fury, and it all goes down at Jacquin Studio Photography (2111 Olive Street), kicking off at 6:30pm.
Judges for the event include TOKY’s Bruce Burton, Paul Bussmann LLC’s own Paul Bussmann, and Traci Moore Graphics’ Traci Moore Clay, while Momentum Worldwide’s Scott Gericke mans the mic throughout the fast-paced design battle. As always, there will be drinks, surprises, and a great crowd of local creatives to share the excitement. Entry to this event is FREE for AIGA members with RSVP, and only $5 for everyone else.
The theme for this showdown is “Design for Good,” which is what the competitors will have to work off of when they create their poster designs from scratch in a mere 20 minutes, armed only with assets from Shutterstock Instant and their own imaginations. Read on for a look at the contenders for Thursday night’s prize, and visit AIGA St. Louis for more info.
Christine is a transplant hailing from rural Arizona working as a Designer/Developer/Strategist for HappyMedium. Now a proud Saint Louisan, she spends time on passion projects focused on serving the St. Louis community. She functions as a Design Director for Bazaarboy, Interaction Designer and Developer for CityPulse, and as a Founding Member of the Brain Drain Collective.
Casey is a graphic designer based in St. Louis. A graduate of Missouri State University, Casey has held creative positions with such companies as The Marlin Company and XPLANE. He currently serves as an in-house graphic designer for Webster University‘s Office of Global Marketing and Communications. His favorite keyboard shortcut is Command-Shift-Right Bracket (Bring to Front).
Ryan is an art-directing, illustrating, design nerd born and raised in Saint Charles, Missouri. He has hunger for tacos… and challenging projects. He received a BFA in graphic design from UMSL in 2007 and finds himself excited to occasionally return to college as an adjunct professor in design. For almost seven years, he has been working hard, collaborating, and learning a ton from a talented group of creatives at Moosylvania.
Zoë is a graphic designer, storyteller and friendly gal. A transplant from upstate New York, she graduated in 2011 from the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Art at Washington University in St. Louis, where she studied Communication Design and French. She is a co-founder of the Brain Drain Collective and the Chief Communications Officer of CityPulse.
Corey is a proud member of the small but strong design team at Prowolfe Partners and a graduate of UMSL. A product of open-minded parents and readily available art supplies, he’s a firm believer that with a pencil, a plaid shirt, and a good idea, anything is possible. He spends his free time designing stationery for Minted.com or trying to understand the concept of infinity. Corey lives with his beautiful wife in Alton, Illinois.
Dan is a Designer/Creative Director/Illustrator living in St. Louis, who graduated from the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts at Webster University with a BFA in 2001. Dan works for Fleishman-Hillard, has an awesome wife and two great kids, and is kind of a coffee snob.
Hilary is designer/painter who believes in ridding the world of ugly. A 2002 Missouri State University graduate, she’s currently a Creative Director at Moosylvania, where she spends her days defending design aesthetics against budget cuts and clients who fear the color yellow and white space. She’s anti Comic Sans, pro red wine, loves vocabulary words, and believes redheads really do have souls.
Jason is a designer, photographer, thinker, and tinkerer — and a self-proclaimed manly-man. He’s part of the Atomicdust team, and enjoys concert photography and Apple-nerdery.