We want you to meet our 2019-20 American Advertising Award judges. Judging takes place on Friday, January 24th and Saturday, January 25th.
Amanda Holl is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Pittsburgh, PA. She joined Landesberg Design in 2016, and has focused her work on creating compelling visual narratives through dynamic typography and expressive editorial illustration. Amanda is a graduate of Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. Much of her personal practice focuses on printmaking, with a particular interest in letterpress printing techniques.
As a highly imaginative only child growing up in southern Ohio, Mychael spent countless hours creating artistic images. Wherever he went he always kept a bag of crayons and paper in hand.
That led him to attend The Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, OH and studying illustration & fine art before moving on to graduate from The College of Modern Design in Kettering, OH with a degree in Illustration and Advertising Design.
Out of school Mychael went to work on the Ohio Lottery and the Washington D.C Lottery account before being recruited to work on the Michigan Lottery, resulting in Mychael eventually making his move to Detroit. For the past 20 plus years he has lent his imagination, creativity and direction on small scale pro-bono projects all the way to big budgeted Superbowl commercials. Over the years he’s built and amazing roster of diversified national, international and Fortune 500 accounts that he has worked on such as Chevrolet, Cadillac, DaimlerChrysler, Proctor & Gamble, General Mills, Domino’s Pizza, Buick, Kmart, GMC, Colgate, NBC, eBay, Sports Illustrated and Fox NFL.
Currently Mychael is a Creative Director at GTB in Dearborn, MI working exclusively on the Ford Motor Company account. Where he still occasionally keeps a bag of crayons and paper within reach.
John serves as Senior Art Director at HMH Agency based in Charlotte, North Carolina and Portland, Oregon. A native Englishman who grew up studying advertising in Holland, Europe to eventually move to America. For more than 20 years John has worked in creative development and digital marketing for many companies such as Google, Pepsi, Freightliner Trucks, Thomas School Buses, Detroit Engines, North Carolina Ports, Carnival Cruises, Bojangles’, Dunkin’ Donuts and Bank of America. John is responsible for developing concepts that help bring brands to life through whatever means possible. Additionally, John is the President of the Charlotte AAF Club and has judged multiple markets for the AAAwards.