Speakers

Grace Bonney

gracebonney-big

Grace Bonney is the founder of the blog Design*Sponge. She founded a national meetup group for women running creative businesses in 2008 and in 2011 she published her first book, Design*Sponge at Home. She is currently writing her second book,… Read More

Eric Natzke

natzke_big

His sensibility, combined with his stubborn resolve, has enabled him to push back the limits of his digital medium, beyond known methods and approaches. Erik Natzke loves to take risks, in the awareness that the value of failure lies in… Read More

Martine Syms

martine syms

From 2007–11, I directed Golden Age, a project space focused on printed matter that I [Martine Syms] founded. I currently run DOMINICA, an imprint dedicated to exploring blackness as a topic, reference, marker and audience in visual culture. I have… Read More

Veronica Corzo-Duchardt

Since it’s start in 2009, Winterbureau has focused on creating culturally rooted, story-driven work in the arts, publishing and wine industries. The studio keeps a balance of self-initiated projects, collaborations, exhibitions and client work. Clients have included School of the Art… Read More

Raymond Bobgan

raymond_big

He specializes in devising new plays through an ensemble‐driven process and has created twenty-five new performances. Raymond Bobgan’s theatrical work has been featured in the New York Times, Time Out New York, American Theatre Magazine, Canadian Theatre Review, Theatre Journal,… Read More

Keenan Cummings

keenan-big

About 3 years ago, I [Keenan Cummings] was working at a designer’s dream job: reputable agency, high standards for work, great clients — but I just couldn’t get into the work. I decided to leave and a few months later… Read More

Angela Townsend

angela_big

Angela Townsend is a health reporter with The Plain Dealer. A Milwaukee native, she is a graduate of Northwestern University and Marquette University. She covered several beats, including the Cleveland school district, Cleveland City Hall and suburban education, prior to… Read More

Jolby & Friends

Collaboration happens at every level of what we do from concept to execution. As a team of designers, makers, illustrators, thinkers, and wonderers, we accomplish more than any of us could have done on own. This is our foundation and… Read More

Luis Cabrera

luis_big

As a Sr. Multimedia designer with the Forest City Communications Group in Cleveland, Luis Cabrera efforts have garnered him recognition from The Communicator Awards, American Inhouse Design Awards (Graphic Design USA), and the Telly Awards. He is a member of… Read More

Melody Kramer

melodykramer_big

Hi, I’m Mel. I’m a digital strategist and associate editor working at NPR in Washington DC. I [Melody Kramer] co-lead NPR’s social team and manage internal projects related to NPR’s social and digital strategy. I am currently working on several… Read More

Treva Lindsey

Treva Lindsey’s research and teaching interests include African American women’s history, black popular and expressive culture, black feminism(s), hip hop studies, critical race and gender theory, and sexual politics. She has published in and has forthcoming publications in The Journal… Read More

Kumar Arora

Kumar Arora

Kumar Arora is a man with many plans. Consistently pushing the envelope on design and innovation, much of his work centers on the idea of creating novel products and household brands. His concentration and work lies in a variety of… Read More

Jacinda Walker

Jacinda Walker is currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts degree at The Ohio State University in the Design Research & Development Program. Her area of focus examines the lack of diversity in the design disciplines and how to expose… Read More

Sonnenzimmer

Sonnenzimmer is a Chicago-based art and screen printing studio run by Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi. They have had somewhat of an elastic existence in their 8 year history. Beginning as a shared painting studio, equipped with industrial screen printing… Read More

Jessica Jacobs

Jessica Jacobs has a BS in Film from Northwestern University and an MFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. Jessica is an artist, designer and entrepreneur and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Business & Entrepreneurship… Read More

Phyllis Seven Harris

Cleveland native, Phyllis “Seven” Harris has nearly two decades of leadership experience in local nonprofits that includes program management and development, fundraising, and senior-level executive positions. For many years, she has also played a strong role as an advocate in… Read More

James T. Green

Chicago-based artist and designer James T. Green has developed a diverse practice that includes technology based media, performance, video, and object making. His work has been shown in EXPO Chicago (2012-2013), the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (2013), the Chicago… Read More

Sharlene King

sharlene_big

Designer at Morningstar Inc, programming director for AIGA Chicago, and budding amateur cat behaviorist. Sharlene King’s worked for a vast array of clients from very large global pharmaceuticals to tiny but scrappy start-ups by pen, paper, and interweb. She’s been… Read More

Rusty C. Cook

rustycook_big

Over the past handful of years, they’ve worked with small businesses, startups, and nonprofit organizations to craft their visual identities, communication strategies, and digital experiences. Rusty finds purpose in harnessing the power of design to help socially-conscious businesses and mission-driven… Read More

Donald Wooten

donaldwooten_big

I am an Illustrator that fell in love with design. My love for design, love for fashion and need to market my designs all culminated in the building of the brand Stolen Outfitters. My need for control over growth and… Read More

Antonio Garcia

Antonio Garcia is an Associate Partner at gravitytank where he leads the firm’s interaction design discipline and social innovation practice. Prior to working in innovation, Antonio was strategic director of Firebelly Design, a socially responsible design studio in Chicago. He… Read More

Linda Ayala

linda_big

Linda Ayala has a BA in Art with a concentration in drawing from Cleveland State University. She has been in numerous shows and community events in the Greater Cleveland area and Columbus. She ran Wall Eye Gallery in Cleveland, organizing… Read More

Megan Cook

IMG_0422-copy[1]

A few things I love and enjoy: • Teaching graphic design in a prison – who knew it would be so awesome? • Wine – sexy screen printed labels please apply • Travel – there’s something so special about waking… Read More

  • WMC Fest Merch
  • Featured Sponsor