Live… from Muncie! Meet the Digital Design judges and support staff

Ball State University students Megan Capinegro and Becca Dixon interviewed all the the Best of Digital judges for the profiles below. Stephanie Stamm illustrated their portraits.

BEST OF DESIGN JUDGES

Chris Clonts
Work: Pioneer Press
Job Title: Editor for online and multimedia
Font that describes personality: Rockwell
Favorite medium: Online, because you can immediately see the audience’s reaction
Favorite computer program: InDesign
Who would you trade places with for a day? Jack Bauer
Something random: Recently auditioned for NBC show’s, “The Voice.”
My gamertag: red30

 


Tyson Evans
Work: The New York Times
Job Title: Interface Developer
Font that describes personality: Helvetica Bold
Favorite medium: Printed posters.
Favorite computer program: text-mate
Who would you trade places with for a day? Steve Jobs
Something random: I appeared on the front page of my hometown newspaper as a Christmas baby for the first day of my life. “I was on A1 on day one.”

 

 


Danny Gawlowski
Work: Seattle Times
Job Title: Video Editor
Font that describes personality: Interstate
Favorite medium: Video
Favorite computer program: Final Cut Pro
Who would you trade places with for a day? Buzz Aldrin
Something random: I was an intrepid Boy Scout.

 

 

 


Jennifer George-Palilonis
Work: Ball State University
Job Title: Journalism Graphics sequence coordinator
Favorite medium: I don’t have one. I like the web for interactivity and animation potential, print because of the artistic potential and because you can display typography in a way that doesn’t translate to the web.
Favorite computer program: Illustrator
Who would you trade places with for a day? No one

 

 

 


Jeremy Gilbert
Work: Northwestern University
Job Title: Assistant professor of Media Product Design
Font that describes personality: Relay
Favorite medium: Code
Favorite computer program: text-mate
Who would you trade places with for a day? Jony Ive
Something random: I love laughing.

 

 

 


Jennifer Imes
Work: Indianapolis Star
Job Title: Graphics Editor
Font that describes personality: Futura
Favorite medium: Information graphics
Favorite computer program: Illustrator and Excel
Who would you trade places with for a day? One of my kids. Isabelle, 7 because she is in the first grade and they do fun things.
Something random: I love Enrique Iglesias.

 

 

 


Ryan Mark
Work: Chicago Tribune
Job Title: News applications developer
Font that describes personality: Georgia
Favorite medium: HTML
Favorite computer program: vim / favorite tool is clone stamp tool
Who would you trade places with for a day? Alec Baldwin
Something random: Played saxaphone for 12 years, lead-tenor

 

 

 


Miranda Mulligan
Work: Boston Globe
Job Title: Design Director
Font that describes personality: Freight Micro
Favorite medium: Digital
Favorite computer program: Illustrator/pen tool
Who would you trade places with for a day? Frieda Kahlo
Something random: I attended different 12 schools before graduated high school

 

 

 


Jason Luebke
Work: Brandwidth
Job Title: Application Designer
Font that describes personality: Myriad Pro
Favorite medium: web
Favorite computer program: text-mate

 

 

 

 


Yuri Victor
Work: San Diego Union Tribune
Job Title: Digital Content & Design Manager
Font that describes personality: Frutiger
Favorite medium: Design by code
Favorite computer program: iTunes
Who would you trade places with for a day? Steve Dorsey
Something random: I haven’t slept in four days.

 

 

 


COMPETITION SUPPORT

Digital competition coordinator

Ryan Sparrow
Work: Ball State University
Job Title: Instructor of Journalism
describes personality: Rockwell Extra Bold
Favorite medium: Photography
Favorite computer program: Photoshop
Who would you trade places with for a day? Errol Flynn
Something random: I can name all the presidents in under 15 seconds.

 

 


Blog team and conflict judges

Jonathon Berlin
Work: Chicago Tribune
Job Title: Graphics Editor
Font that describes personality: Helvetica Neue Condensed Oblique
Favorite medium: Dead trees, pen and ink
Favorite computer program: Illustrator, opacity mask
Who would you trade places with for a day? Michelle Obama
Something random: I love spaghetti

 

 


Steve Dorsey
Work: Detroit Media Partnership (News and Free Press)
Job Title: VP / R+D
Font that describes personality: Gotham
Favorite medium: Kinetic typography
Favorite computer program: Instagram (it’s like Twitter but for photos)
Who would you trade places with for a day? Harris Siegel
Something random: I occasionally Tweet


Ball State University students

Dan Cooper, graduate assistant
David Downham
Chelsea Kardokus
Kate Roesch
Mark Townsend
Season Schafer
Stephanie Meredith
Stephanie Stamm
Becca Dixon
Jen Minutillo
Megan Capinegro
Tiffany Reusser

Ball State University support

Megan McNames, asst director of journalism workshops
Tom Price, asst professor of journalism
Alfredo Marin-Carle, asst professor of journalism
Suzy Smith, asst professor of telecommunications

With special thanks to Dr. Jim Willis, chair of the BSU department of journalism


The Official Mascot of SND Digital™

Leelou Mulligan
Work: Whatever Miranda tells me to do
Job Title: Cutie poochie
Font that describes personality: GoodDog
Favorite medium: Newspapers (of course). I need a fresh one every day ☺
Favorite computer program: Fetch
Who would you trade places with for a day? Brian Griffin (Family Guy)

 

 

 

 


How the portraits were made