AIGA Worldstudio scholarship 2018-2019 jury

Meet the jury

Fine art

Bill CarrollBill Carroll has been involved in the New York art world for over thirty years. He was the Director of the Charles Cowles Gallery in Soho and the Elizabeth Harris Gallery in Chelsea. Bill also worked in non-profit sector at the Dia Art Foundation, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Nancy Graves Foundation, and is presently the Director of the EFA Studio Program. He has curated numerous exhibitions. Bill teaches MFA students at the Pratt Institute re: Art World & Professionalism, and has lectured extensively. In January 2019, he will have his fifth solo exhibition at the Elizabeth Harris Gallery in Chelsea.

Tom KokenTom Koken has had several one-person shows and been in various group shows, including at MKG127 and *QueenSpecific in Toronto; the Drawing Center, P.S. 1 and Artist’s Space in New York; Art House and Curious Matter in Jersey City; Trestle Gallery and Greenpoint Gallery in Brooklyn; and Hallwalls in Buffalo. His work is in the collection of Bank of Montreal and Prudential Life Insurance as well as several private collections. He lives and works in New York.

Orit Mardkha TenzerOrit Mardkha-Tenzer is a graphic designer and artist living in New York. She earned her BFA at the Parsons School of Design. She has participated in a number of workshops around the world where she has gained valuable insights into textile design, typography, bookbinding, and more. Orit is an instructor of computer design at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts, where she regularly teaches classes in Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.

Graphic design

Andrew Bass headshotAndrew Bass, Jr. was always a creative thinker. Whether drawing elaborate scenes of alien invasions, superhero fights, or dinosaur stampedes, he just seemed to know that he’d grow up to be a storyteller. Andrew received a BFA in Communication Design from the Pratt Institute and has worked for companies like Essence, McGraw-Hill, CMP Media, and Nielsen Business Media. Presently, he works for RIMS, the risk management society as Art & Production manager for their member publication, Risk Management, and runs Straight Design, LLC, his freelance design consultancy. Bass is a member of the AIGA Diversity & Inclusion task force.

Sagi Haviv head shotSagi Haviv is a partner and designer at Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv. He has designed over 60 identity programs, including the logos for the Library of Congress, Harvard University Press, Conservation International, and the US Open. Sagi joined the firm in 2003 after graduating from The Cooper Union School of Art. He teaches Visual Identity Design at The School of Visual Arts in New York City. Sagi is coauthor of Identify: Basic Principles of Identity Design in the Iconic Trademarks of Chermayeff & Geismar (Print Publishers, 2011) and Identity: Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv (Standards Manual, 2018).

Dian Holton head shotDian Holton is a deputy art director at AARP and a part-time visual/brand associate for GAP Inc. Her background includes publishing (print/digital), integrated marketing, branding, retail installation and styling. She currently serves on the AIGA DC chapter board as the Mentoring and Design Continuum Fund director and is a member of the AIGA Diversity & Inclusion task force. Her passions include education, philanthropy, fashion, and pop culture.


Marcos Chin head shot Marcos Chin is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared as print, textile, and surface designs on book and CD covers, advertisements, fashion catalogues, and magazines. He has worked with such companies as Target, Starbucks, Google, Ford, Neiman Marcus, Fiat, Budweiser, Time, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, GQ, Sports Illustrated, and The New York Times. Marcos has given lectures and workshops throughout the U.S. and abroad, and currently lives in New York where he teaches illustration at the School of Visual Arts.

Hyesu LeeHyesu Lee is a happy, clumsy, and messy illustrator based in Brooklyn who loves to share the hidden beauty and happiness. She has illustrated for various magazine and advertising agencies, teaches illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the School of Visual Arts.


Alex AyerAlex Ayer is a French American photographer and filmmaker. Born and raised in Paris, Ayer lived in Hong Kong as a student, then traveled while learning photography. Ayer worked in film as an assistant director and behind-the-scenes videographer on a large feature nature documentary Ayer has since settled in New York, where he focuses on commercial and corporate photography.

Sarah ShatzSarah Shatz is a New York-based portrait and film stills photographer. She has worked for publications including Newsweek, Listen: Life with Classical Music, Popular Mechanics, and Esquire. As a member of the International Cinematographers Guild, she works on sets of feature films, television, and commercials including Mozart in the Jungle, Madam Secretary, and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. She has been the photographer for the New York City Opera since its revival in 2016, shooting productions such as Candide and Angels in America. Sarah's focus is capturing creative people: visual artists, writers, composers, singers, actors, musicians, and craftspeople.