Roger Black has been chief art director or design consultant for publications of all kinds, all over the world. Among them: The New York Times, Newsweek, Esquire, Reader’s Digest, The Los Angeles Times, MSNBC.com, Bloomberg.com, The Washington Post, Semana (Colombia),
Panorama (Italy), The Straits Times (Singapore), Kompas (Indonesia), Tages Anzeiger (Switzerland), Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden), Scientific American
In March 2014 his design for the Asia Tatler magazines was launched. Currently, Roger is consulting on th redesign of a chain of newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area. A founder of Font Bureau, he’s helping with that digital type foundry’s efforts in new markets.
Black received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for News Design in 2013. He was recognized by the University of Chicago alumni association in 1996 with a Professional Achievement award.
Jared is an Englishman in New York. A self-confessed design and technology geek who has been creating things with computers since that fateful day in a sunny beer garden when his dad swapped a black and white portable television for a Sinclair ZX81*. Since his role at Fitocracy combines his three biggest passions of design, fitness and technology, he's really very excited about it. Unless you enjoy three-hour long conversations about fitness, psychology and the larger social impact of the quantified self, you'd probably best avoid talking to him. He's one of those odd people who enjoys lifting things and running fast.
Prior to joining Fitocracy, Jared was a Creative Director at top New York agency, The Wonderfactory, where he helped design some of the world's largest websites. When Jared isn't wearing his tie, he dabbles in photography, film-making and is a keen collector of contemporary art and peanut butter.
Kat is the Graphics Director at The Washington Post. She leads the graphics team, which includes infographics, news apps and digital story design. They work across every digital platform, with a special emphasis on mobile and social, and on the print product.
She conceives, project manages and edits visual stories of all sizes, from breaking news to medium and long-term enterprise. In addition, she leads the development of tools and templates that make visual storytelling easier for everyone in our organization.
Lucie Lacava is a Design Consultant and President of Lacava Design Inc. Since founding her company in 1992, Lacava has developed an international reputation for award-winning editorial design and visual identity. Lacava’s body of work includes the redesign of more than 80 publications across Canada, the United States, Latin America, Europe, and the UAE, making her one of the most notable and prolific print designers on the international scene.
On the 25th of September 2010 the Society for News Design honoured Lucie with a Lifetime Achievement Award. She has received more than 100 national and international awards in her career. The Society for News Design has awarded the title “World's Best Designed Newspaper" ten times collectivelly to Le Devoir, Le Soleil, and the National Post. Her most prestigious professional awards include an SND Best of Show award for Le Devoir as well as two Judge's Special Recognition awards for Le Soleil and the National Post, in addition to numerous gold and silver medals.
Lucie has been published in critical books, including Contemporary Newspaper Design (Mark Batty Publisher) and Visions of the Newspaper of the Future (American Press Institute), as well as the World Association of Newspapers report "New Designs, New Formats".
Lacava’s professional contributions include past presidency of the Society for News Design (2001). She is a founding member of the francophone chapter of SND. She has also served as a judge for the Canadian National Newspaper Awards, the Society for News Design, the Society of Publication Designers, NY, and the Malofiej Awards in Pamplona, Spain.
Additionally, Lacava lectures frequently around the world on the topics of newspaper design and typography, a practice that is facilitated by her fluency in four languages. She has lectured at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, the American Press Institute, IFRA, and as a visiting faculty member at the Universidad Catolica de Chile.
Mike Swartz is a designer, engineer and partner at the digital firm, Upstatement, which he founded in 2008. Before Upstatement, Swartz worked as an editorial designer in the newsrooms of the Boston Globe, San Jose Mercury News and Complex magazine.
His work has been honored by the Webbys, Society for News Design, AIGA, Editor and Publisher, Communication Arts and others.
Jeffrey Zeldman is an entrepreneur, web designer, author, podcaster and speaker on web design. He is the founder of A List Apart Magazine and the design studios Happy Cog and studio.zeldman, and the co-founder of A Book Apart and the design conference An Event Apart. He also co-hosts The Big Web Show, a podcast about the web and online publishing.