This week, from October 10-12, AIGA hosts its Head, Heart, Hand design conference in Minneapolis, drawing creative professionals from far and wide to focus on the craft, strategy, and social impact of design. The event, which is also a celebration of AIGA’s Centennial, includes a closing party featuring another no-holds-barred Shutterstock Pixels of Fury competition.

As always, competitors will face off to create original posters in just 20 minutes, armed only with Shutterstock assets and their imaginations. It all happens in front of a live crowd at a party featuring drinks, food, tunes by DJ Funzen, a Bosco GIF photo booth, and an audience napkin-sketch contest.

Plus, in addition to winning the enviable Pixels of Fury trophy, a three-month Shutterstock subscription, and an Apple gift card, the HHH Pixels of Fury champion will also take home a special extra prize courtesy of Monotype: the Linotype Originals Library, valued at $6,599.

Read on to meet the contestants who will be battling it out this Saturday night at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, then check back next week to see who won and what went down!

The Contestants

Jenny Price

Since 2002, Jenny has taught design and new-media
technologies for the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is Assistant Program
Director in graphic design for the Art Institute Pittsburgh
– Online Division. She also serves as
Vice President for AIGA Minnesota.

Fernando Martinez

Fernando “Nano” Martinez is a self-taught graphic designer working
in-house for CBL
& Associates Properties, Inc. Based in Chattanooga, TN, he serves on the board of AIGA Chattanooga as director
of membership, as well as heading up design for community festival MAINx24.

Jonathan Wood

and working in the Midwest, Jonathan lends his unique creative style to
gorgeous and efficient designs. From logos and illustrations to
hand-printed paper ephemera and the occasional custom motorcycle,
Jonathan lives and breathes design.

Monique Duquette

Monique is the Assistant Creative Director at TicketNetwork®, where she leads the design team. She has a lifelong passion for design, and is active in AIGA and the Ad Club of Western Massachusetts. Monique holds
BFAs in graphic design and photography from UMass Dartmouth.

Brendan Shanley

Chicago native Brendan Shanley is a Senior Designer at McGuffin Creative Group, a photographer at Lost in Print, and the music junkie behind Lost in Concert. He’s a prior AIGA Chicago Board Member, an Eagle Scout, and a wannabe sommelier. Looking for the next story to tell.

Adam Iscrupe

Adam is a designer/thinker/type-snob from Charlotte, NC. He
focuses on creating beautiful web interfaces during the day and
typography at night.
Adam is a Web Designer and Front-End Developer at The Idea People and is
on the Board of Directors for AIGA Charlotte.

The MC

Seth Johnson

is a designer, strategist, and educator.
His Minneapolis-based consultancy works on
branding and communications solutions. A past president of AIGA
Minnesota, Seth also served as treasurer and co-director of
education, and founded its mentor program.

The Furious Pixel!