The Jury / motion

The entries for the ADC 93rd Annual Awards will be chaired and juried by talented and inspiring leaders in design, illustration, advertising, interactive, photography and motion. These six top industry talents will be responsible for upholding the standard of the Art Directors Club’s ongoing commitment to award work that meets the highest standards of art and craft in today’s visual communications industries.

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Adam Gault

Motion Graphics Director

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Adam Gault

Motion Graphics Director

Born in New Hampshire, Adam Gault studied film and animation at the world-renowned Rhode Island School of Design and began his career as an Art Director at Sony Music Studios in New York.  He went on to become an Associate Creative Director at Eyeball NYC, where he oversaw campaigns for companies including Best Buy, Target, CMT, Nike and McDonalds.

Adam began working independently in 2007, and formed Adam Gault Studio in 2010.  Over the past six years, he has created and directed award-winning campaigns for leading agencies and television networks including Ogilvy NY, Taxi NYC, Dead As We Know It, Connelly Partners, ESPN, Sundance, FX Networks, PBS, and NBCUniversal, where his work on the 2010 Election coverage redesign was nominated for an Emmy Award.

Adam’s experimental film and animation work has been show at film festivals and galleries across the US and Europe, including screenings at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, Grand Rapids Public Museum in Michigan, Slamdance, Annecy 2011, and Pictoplasma.

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Lucia Grillo

Managing Director

Psyop

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Lucia Grillo

Managing Director

Psyop

Lucia Grillo is the managing director of Psyop New York. She joined Psyop as a producer in 2005 and has been an integral part of the company’s growth, helping it become and remain one of the powerhouses in the business.

Lucia attended Boston College and graduated as a certified high school English teacher. Sadly, she never put her degree to use, as she moved to Atlanta to become a production manager for the ’96 Olympic Ceremonies. She eventually made her way to NYC, working at J. Walter Thompson, kicking off her advertising career. She then spent seven years at McCann Ericsson as a producer working on worldwide brands such as XBox, Inbev, Mobil, and L’Oreal.

Lured away by the glamour and excitement of the animation world, Lucia left McCann and joined Psyop. She never looked back.

And her teaching degree has not entirely gone to waste, as occasionally she uses it when correcting her directors’ grammar and incorrect word usage.

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Bran Dougherty-Johnson

Motion Designer

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Bran Dougherty-Johnson

Motion Designer

I’m an inde­pen­dent Motion Designer with 14+ years expe­ri­ence design­ing, illus­trat­ing and ani­mat­ing for clients both large and small. My stu­dio focuses on com­mer­cials, PSAs, visual essays, info­graphic and explana­tory ani­mated films for mission-driven clients, includ­ing non-profits and start-ups. I work from the East End of Long Island, NY for clients everywhere.

I have worked for design studios like the Attik, Buck, Brand New School and imaginary Forces among others, as well as for agencies like Ogilvy & Mather, Ammirati and BBDO .

I wrote for Motionographer for a number of years, focusing in part on business practices and labor issues in the fields of motion design and visual effects. I organized the first unofficial survey of professional Motion Graphic Designers and also created PSST! Pass it on... a collaborative film making project that ran from 2006 – 2009 and involved over 200 artists, animators, designers and musicians.

 

http://brandoughertyjohnson.com

http://psstpassiton.com

http://motiongraphicdesigncensus.org

http://motionographer.com/author/brandj/

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Michelle Higa Fox

Director, Animator

Slanted Studios

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Michelle Higa Fox

Director, Animator

Slanted Studios

Michelle Higa Fox is an artist, filmmaker, and creative director of Slanted Studios. She divides her time between directing commercial projects, creating public art installations, and curating motion graphics.

As a founding member of the animation trio Mixtape Club, Michelle co-directed music videos for Yeasayer, My Morning Jacket, and TV On The Radio, and produced commercials for clients including Google and Showtime. This work won the team an ADC Young Guns award, a Best Music Video award at SXSW, and appearances on “Best of the Year” lists for MTV2, Spin Magazine, and Pitchfork Media.

Since leaving Mixtape Club in 2011, Michelle has been a frequent collaborator of MacArthur Fellow Camille Utterback. With Utterback, she has created permanent interactive public art installations for the Sacramento International Airport and Mercedes House in New York.

In 2012, Michelle founded Slanted Studios to develop commercial projects as a director and artist. As the principal creative of Slanted Studios, Michelle has directed commercials for Coach, Adult Swim, and Nike and worked on music videos for Sharon Jones. This work has appeared in numerous international film festivals and STASH.

Outside of work, Michelle curates films as an editor for the industry blog Motionographer and as the director of Slanted Gallery. Michelle has spoken at the Apple Store, Collider Conference, SVA, and Brown University. She has served on the jury for ADC Young Guns and Adobe Max Awards and taught at FXPHD.

Michelle lives and works in Brooklyn.