Melanie is a Graphic Designer and Works at Microsoft on the Browser Platform Team.
I’m Melanie Richards, a designer living in Seattle, WA and working on the browser platform team at Microsoft. Previously I was the Senior Web Designer for Fuzzco, a small design firm based in Charleston, SC, and a front-end developer at Grooveshark. I studied Graphic Design at the University of Florida (go Gators!).
After studying photography at college in Southern California, Dan finished his formal education at the film school of Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. He began his career in photography as a photojournalist in his home town in Ventura County, California. After winning several regional awards for his work, he moved to New York City, where magazine assignments came rapidly. Known for the broad range of subject matter he is able to interpret, he is widely recognized for his unusual celebrity portraiture, his scientific photography, photo illustrations, drawings and photojournalistic stories. Dan has won over one hundred national and international awards from American Photography, Communication Arts, The Society of Publication Designers, PDN, The Art Directors Club of New York, Life Magazine, and won the world press photo award in the portrait category, among others. He was also awarded the prestigious Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography. In 2003, he was honored by Kodak as a photo “Icon” in their biographical “Legends” series.
Paul is the founder of Library of the Printed Web, an expanding physical archive devoted to web-to-print artists’ books, zines and other printout matter. The project has gathered international attention and was shown at The Book Affair at the opening of the 55th Venice Biennale, and featured in The New Yorker by Kenneth Goldsmith. Paul writes and speaks extensively about his experimental publishing research.
Previously, Soulellis Studio produced award-winning work for clients like Cornell University, TED, Waterworks, Esri, the Rockefeller Foundation and The Municipal Art Society of New York.
Paul also maintains an artist’s practice focused on site-specific publishing and social engagement around printed material. Recent projects are Portlander (England, 2014), Weymouths (England, 2012) and 530(Iceland, 2013).
Paul is a member of ABC [Artists' Books Cooperative], and his writing has been featured in publications likeThe Manual, Communication Arts and The Blue Notebook Journal for Artists’ Books. He speaks regularly about his work and has been a visiting critic at UCLA, Art Center College of Design at Pasadena, Cornell University, Columbia University, School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Parsons The New School of Design.
Brian is a Paper Nerd and Represents the 6th Generation at the Family-Owned French Paper.
French Paper Company has been manufacturing paper for more than 140 years in the same community of Niles, Michigan. In an industry known for corporate acquisitions and shutdowns, French Paper has persevered, emerging as one of the strongest, smartest, and most consistent paper brands around.
Remaining as one of the last, small, independent mills in America, French Paper has learned to take their direction from customers, not corporate consultants. They keep their eye on the bottom line by improving their product lines, and when they talk about stock, they mean papers, not shareholder value.
We know how hard you’ve been working this year, the level of design submitted for Graphex proves it. So take a night off to celebrate a job well done, and join us for an epic party. The best part? A majority of the night’s proceeds go to future designers via our scholarship prizes. This year, Graphex is more than a design show – it’s a celebration of the arts.
When you enter Graphex, your work is exposed to highly talented judges from around the nation. The focus of the night, though, is you and your work. The caliber of work selected for this year’s show is truly exciting. Winning pieces will be featured throughout the presentation, and can also be viewed in-person.
When & Where
May 19, 2016
Drinks & Food at 6:30 pm
Award Show Ticket Sales
Purchase entry tickets early from eventbrite or on the night of the show for $25.
Not included in membership. Members, Volunteers, and Board pay entry to support the club and student winners with cash awards to support their education.
Graphex 47 entries must have been published for the first time between April 7, 2014 and March 27, 2015. Entries may be submitted by anyone having part in the creation of the entry.