iBAM Logo Contest Features Celebrity Judges

April 6, 2007 in Multimedia (F)


iboughtamac.com (iBAM) has issued a logo design competition for an AppleTV, but that's only the icing on the cake. The judges panel brings together a who's who of digital designers and Internet celebrities for a contest worth much more than the prize; recognition from some of the most talented eyeballs in the business! Here's the list of judges:

Derek Punsalan
Author of 5ThirtyOne.com, and co-author of UNEASYsilence , Derek is the original designer of the iBAM Wordpress theme. Derek is well known for his design sense, Mac fluency, and general mastery of all things tech. He has received countless recognition for his MySpace and Wordpress themes as well as his design for sites on the web. Often imitated, never duplicated, Derek is a one of a kind individual that adds a valuable voice to our judges panel.

Justine Ezarik
Best known for her "Mommy Pack My Lunch" viral videos and her daily blog " Tasty Blog Snack". Justine is a designer from PA that shows up just about anywhere online in the various social communities that populate it. Co-host of MacBreak and GeekRiot, she will do just about anything (within reason) that she is dared to do for the sake of viral publicity. Justine lends a tasteful eye to the judges panel and a welcome opinion.

Paul Stamatiou
Possessing one of the most popular blogs on the internet, Paul is a current college student and former Yahoo intern on a direct course for silicon valley with a certified ticket to the top. Mac enthusiast and admitted Mac addict. Paul has been known to go through withdrawal when he is separated from his MacBook for too long thus making him a valuable addition to us here at iBAM. As an avid technophile, Paul's voice will be an experienced, well known and knowledgeable addition to this judges panel.

Kenny Saunders
Well known across the Internet for his award winning CSS designs and creative flair when it comes to innovative web design, Kenny dabbles in a whole lot of different disciplines. A designer by trade, programmer at heart and all around gifted geek. Most of you have seen his work on the screens of your palm device or cell phone. He is a true innovator and brings a talented eye for design to this panel of judges.

Shaun Andrews
As talented a coder as he is a designer, Shaun developed his unique style of design by sitting under some of the most creative minds in the business. A founding member of Molehill, makers of Tick, a sleek and powerful time and budget tracking application, Shaun is defining design trends daily. He currently works with a wide range of clients, from progressive internet companies like Scrapblog to Ivy League Institutions like Cornell University. Shaun brings a hip and talented set of credentials to the judges panel.

Jonathan Snook
Jonathan hails from Ottawa, Canada and when he's not polishing off the next award winning site at Sidebar Creative, you can find him hanging out at home with the ‘fam, posting pictures to his flickr, reading his news feeds or writing for Sitepoint, Apress, Digital Web Magazine or his blog. A well-read and frequent speaker on web design, development, usability and programming, Jonathan is known abroad for being a powerhouse behind the keyboard. Jonathan touts an impressive resume that definitely doesn't need this sort of an introduction.

Dan Rubin
"Oozing with talent"" is possibly the best way to describe Dan as he can't be held to just design. A designer by day and performer by night, he is probably best known for his work on Blogger, the CSS Zen Garden, Yahoo! Small Business and Microsoft's ASP.net portal. Dan is a contributing author to several published works (too numerous to mention here) on CSS and web standards. An inspirational writer and podcaster, Dan resides in South Florida and hangs his work up to dry at webgraph.com.

Nicole Wopperer
Nicole is a founding partner and chief designer of RareEdge Design Group in Rochester, NY. She helps bring us those useful nifty little apps such as Twitteroo, Rurl, 9 Minutes of Fame and GMobileSync. Known best for her sarcasm and lightning quick wit, Nicole has amassed quite a following on Twitter as well as many other Internet hangouts. Nicole brings another much needed and very experienced female voice to the judges panel.

Cali Lewis
Known across the Internet as the fun-loving, effervescent host of GeekBrief.tv, Cali's daily podcast is viewed and listened to by millions worldwide and she has most recently been spotted in the current round of GoDaddy's Super Bowl Commercials. There's hardly a geek toy or tool that Cali hasn't had her hands on. She brings a voice of fun and geek mastery to the judges panel. A welcome participant indeed.

Those of us at iBAM are very excited about the contest and can't wait to see the entries. For more information, stop by iboughtamac.com and check it out.

Synergy Productions (synergyprod.com) is a Scottsdale based Graphic and Media Design firm that started in 1998 and offers creative design and media solutions for its clients. Synergy focuses on brand development and reinforcing their clients' brand through a variety of media including print and web design and through video and other media production.


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