Jen Levario Cieslak founded JLCieslak Creative in 2011. She previously spent more than a decade designing special projects and breaking news for the Arizona Republic and Arizona Daily Star. Jen is a judge on the long form team.
What has surprised you about being a judge?
“Everything. I knew it would be long hours but I think the time has flown by. I was expecting it to be really grueling but I’ve really enjoyed it.”
What has surprised you about the work you’ve seen so far?
“Some of the top papers are performing consistently high but I’d love to see them take things just one more inch further.”
What’s one surprising thing about you?
“There’s nothing surprising about me. I share everything on Facebook.”
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