2016 APA|DC Portfolio Reviewers

 

Jill Foley, Assistant Photo Editor, AARP

Jill Foley is an independent photo editor in the Washington DC metro area. In a few weeks she starts as an assistant photo editor for AARP. She has previously edited pictures for Discovery Communications, Smithsonian Magazine, National Geographic, and Education Week. She is a graduate of Boston University’s Masters in Photojournalism program, and an alum of the Kalish Visual Editing Workshop.

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Donald Bullach, Creative Director, TMP

Donald Bullach is a dyed-in-the-wool creative with a passion for complex communication and branding challenges. As Creative Director, he oversees all materials developed by TMP’s McLean creative department, pushing for the highest possible quality for every project we deliver. As a leader and mentor to the creative and digital design team, he ensures that everyone is producing the best work possible. Donald simultaneously takes multiple projects from concept development through creative development to production—aka, from coming up with the big idea to executing it across a wide range of media. Donald has won numerous industry awards, including ADDY® awards, EMAs, MarCom Awards and recruitment advertising’s highest honor: the Dansker. 

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Caitlin Peters DeFlaviis, Photo Director, AARP

Caitlin Peters DeFlaviis is currently the Deputy Photo Director at AARP Media in Washington, DC.  Graduating from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University in 2001, she has been a photo industry professional for 15 years.  Starting her career in Manhattan as the studio manager for photographer Clifford Ross, she has gone on to work at several magazines including Maxim,  Field & Stream and AARP The Magazine.  She has also worked as a freelance producer and photo agent, giving her valuable experience on all sides of the industry.   Caitlin has been honored to be a part of ASME award winning teams, and has received SPD awards for many of her assignments.  She remains passionate about photography, and finds inspiration in her every day life to use in collaboration with her co-workers and photographers when creating new work.

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Dennis Dimmick, formerly of National Geographic Society

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Molly Roberts, Smithsonian

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Louise Salas, Wunderman

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Stacy Swiderski, Wonderful Machine

Stacy Swiderski is the Senior Photo Editor at Wonderful Machine, a production company based in Conshohocken, PA with a curated roster of over 700 commercial photographers from around the world. On a daily basis she consults with and advises photographers on all aspects of their work and brand, from creative coaching and portfolio development to web site edits and print portfolio production. Prior to joining Wonderful Machine, she worked in Higher Ed as a Photography Professor and as a fine art photographer.

Susan Wetherby – Discovery Communications (Photography Manager)

As a photography manager and producer at Discovery Communications, Susan manages the visual needs for Discovery’s extended portfolio – including the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Oprah Winfrey Network, Investigation Discovery, Science Channel, Destination America, American Heroes Channel, Velocity and Discovery Life. In this role, Susan supervises a team of photo producers to commission and acquire photography for use in marketing and communications. Susan is also responsible for finding and maintaining relationships with creative vendors and photographers for assignments relating to Discovery’s many channels.

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David Baratz, USA Weekend/USA Today

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Drew Mitchell, Fathom Creative

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Kai Fang, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising

Mr. Fang is an award winning creative director with over two decades of agency experience developing digital and traditional communications for both Fortune 500 companies and leading advocacy groups across the country. Prior to joining Ogilvy, he was the creative lead at Digital Management Inc. in Washington, DC and the chief creative officer of Big River in Richmond, VA. His vita also includes tenure at agencies such as Mullen, BBDO, and Arnold Worldwide.

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Frank Meo, Found

Frank is Brooklyn born and raised. He grew up amongst an incredible collection of working-class folks that shaped who he is and how he lives his life. He met his wife in Paris, on the Champs-Elysees on Bastille Day. He asked her for the time – and the next thing they know, they’ve been married for 26 years. It is his life’s work to listen and learn everything about everything and in turn, passes it on by mentoring photographers incessantly. His gravestone will read: Be interested and be interesting.

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Kevin Richards, Subject Matter

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Ivana Wong, Fathom Creative

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Jamin Hoyle, Freelance, formerly of Global Thinking, RP3 Agency, Pappas, and Arnold Worldwide.

A graduate of VCU Brandcenter, Jamin has worked for clients large and small in some of DC’s best creative advertising shops. A few of the brands he’s worked on include New Balance, runDisney, Volkswagen, Amtrak, Colonial Williamsburg, the Islands of the Bahamas, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, the United Way, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and NASCAR. His work has appeared in Communication Arts, Lürzer’s Archive, the Art Director’s Club Annual, Graphis and Print Magazine. 

Jamin is a full-time freelance art director and illustrator based in Washington DC. http://www.jaminhoyle.com/

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Claudia Barac-Roth, Associate Creative Director, Marriner

Claudia has over 20 years of design and art direction experience in New York and local area agencies. She has helped develop and clarify brand identities, created successful marketing tools for business-to-business and hospitality clients, in addition to her success in publishing, retail fashion and non-profit organizations. Claudia has worked for a diverse group of clients, such as, The Ritz-Carlton, Cambria hotels & suites, Choice Hotels, Dannon Inc., Phillips Foods, Sugar Association, Campbell Soup Company, Marriott Hotels, Pace Salsa, V8 Beverages, Flavia, SeaWatch, Coca-Cola USA Fountain, Perdue Foodservice, Sara Lee, Sodexho, Betty Crocker, Rich’s, Redbone Foods, Simon & Schuster, Macy’s and Hershey’s.  She seeks inspiration from the multi-ethnic background she comes from and searches for creative solutions that link the advertising promise to the design performance and make both work in harmony for a bold, strong communication piece.

Her work has won awards including Print, AGA, HOW, GDUSA and Addy’s Regional and District II.

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Jennifer Beeson-Gregory, Washington Post

Jennifer Beeson Gregory has worked at The Washington Post as a photo editor for fifteen years- first at its Sunday magazine, then in the features sections of the daily paper. She recently moved to digital photo editing for features. Originally from Ohio, Beeson Gregory holds a M.A. in Art History from the George Washington University and is also a photographer and painter. Her photographs have been published in The Post and magazine.

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 Wallace Boss, WHITE

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Rachna Patel, Ketchum

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Bill Cutter, Smith Gifford

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Johnny Vitorovich , Grafik