Wired, Field & Stream, Gather Journal: Meet Our 2014 Spotlight Judges, Part 2

Wired, Field & Stream, Gather Journal: Meet Our 2014 Spotlight Judges, Part 2 Yesterday we met the first half of our awesome team of judges for this year's SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show and today we're introducing the other half. 

Remember, the deadline is THIS MONDAY, June 2 but this one's easy ...  All you do is send us 3 of your best pieces of editorial design (any type of editorial design: magazines, newspapers, newsletters, books, journals, zines, brochures, tablet/digital mags, etc) ... you can enter anything you've designed since June 2013. Then our judges pick the best of the bunch and we showcase 'em here and everywhere we can, getting you and your work tons of exposure. 

And now let's meet the rest of our wonderful judges...

Claudia de Almeida 
Design Director
Claudia moved from Brazil to the US at age 18 to attend the School of Visual Arts. Since then, she has worked for numerous publications, including T: The New York Style Magazine, MORE and most recently WIRED. She is currently self-employed, working out of Oakland, CA.
Claudia has had many amazing mentors in her life and she takes the education of young designers extremely seriously and is very excited to be judging this year's SPD student Spotlight competition. She believes that it's very important to support and promote great design at all levels.

Sean Johnston
Design Director, Bonnier Corporation
Sean is currently the Design Director for Field & Stream and Outdoor Life; as well as three contract titles: Shot Business, Bass Pro Shops Summer Fun, and The Union Sportsmen's Journal. Last year he implemented a full redesign and oversaw the first four issues of Cycle World magazine as well.
Sean is British and was educated at the London College of Printing where he studied Graphic Origination and Reproduction. He lived and worked in London as an Art Editor for many years. It was Maxim magazine that originally brought him from the publishing industry in the UK to the United States in 2001. Later, he was the Art Director for both Jungle Media and FHM magazine, amongst others. In 2006, he freelanced for Spin, Men's Health, Blister Design, and Popular Science. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife Leana who is a photographer. They have 2 sons: Desmond, who is 4 and Edward, who is almost 2.

Michele Outland
Creative Director, Gather Journal
Michele is the Creative Director and co-founder of Gather Journal, a recipe-based food magazine launched in June 2012. Since its launch, Gather Journal has garnered a James Beard Award for Visual Storytelling and five Society of Publication Designers Gold Medals including the prize for Independent Magazine for 2012 and 2013. 
Her varied background includes designing and helping to launch both Everyday Food, the digest-sized magazine published by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and Domino Magazine, the cult favorite shelter magazine published by Condé Nast. She has also held staff positions or worked for Martha Stewart Living, The New York Times Magazine, NYLON Magazine, and New York Magazine. She holds a BFA degree in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design and an MA in Communication Design from London's Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. 
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Don't miss your chance at getting your work in front of these incredible judges' eyes! Get all the entry details here.
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