Judges Poster


Brian Beaugureau has been an award winning advertising photographer in the Chicago area for nearly 20 years. Over that time, Brian has shot just about everything imaginable for a diverse client base. He enjoys shooting a variety of projects, whether it’s Crème Brulee, a motorcycle or a can of worms. “Being able to shoot a variety of things really keeps things exciting and helps me stay fresh.” Brian has a great knack for taking his client’s visual ideas, and turning those ideas into reality in the finished piece. His ability to listen to the client is an important element in ensuring the client is happy with the final outcome. Brian’s strong sense of design, color and his technical expertise enable him to simplify and customize his approach to every project.


Craig Duncan, Red Car-Chicago, comes from Detroit where he held the position of V.P./general manager for creative editorial shop Griot since 2001. Before being bumped up to VP/general manager, Duncan served as sales manager for both Griot and its sister company Postique, a full service post production/special effects house. Prior to making his way to Detroit, Duncan served as post production supervisor on the hit sitcom “Boy Meets World” for Walt Disney/Touchstone Television and as syndication supervisor for Buena Vista Television in Los Angeles. Craig has additional experience as a director of numerous theatrical productions in both New York and Los Angeles. He is the current Secretary of the International Executive Board of the Association of Independent Creative Editors, A.I.C.E.


Rick Reiter is currently a creative director at Leo Burnett in Chicago, and has been in the world of advertising and design, literally, for the last 12 years. He has worked at several venerated agencies including BBDO, Euro RSCG Tatham & Foote Cone Belding. Presently he is a Creative Director on the McDonald’s business working on national/regional broadcast and print. He subscribes to Leo Burnett’s theory on advertising… “Make it simple. Make it memorable. Make it inviting to look at. Make it fun to read.”


Scott Bell graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1988 with a BFA degree in Commercial Photography and immediately left the chilly north for the warm beaches of South Florida. Starting out in the Florida market allowed Scott to assist some of the best photographers in the nation on a variety of projects. After 18 years of shooting in Florida, Scott now finds himself back in the cold north, this time Chicago, where he is exploring a new market and opportunities. He primarily shoots people on location, focusing on portraying a healthy, fit and active lifestyle.


Kristin Haley is an art director at DRAFTFCB Chicago. She works on SC Johnson, Motorola, Kmart and Brown-Forman. She helped win the Sharpie account for DRAFTFCB in 2009, and subsequently Prismacolor and Expo. Kristin is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University where she won a Gold Addy in 2007. Originally from New Jersey, she has an undying love for the shore, not the “Jersey Shore”, and of course, the Yankees.


Skip Tramontan runs lakespeed inc., a 360 degree creative consultancy that serves a broad spectrum of agencies – from advertising to progressive PR - in their new business endeavors. Recent ‘wins’ include Western Union Mobile Money Transfer and Nike Football for Experient, Mitsubishi for Legacy, and AutoZone for Sponge. Prior to founding lakespeed, Skip was at DDBChicago, where he was the scribe behind ‘The Dell Dude’ and helped develop ‘I’m Lovin’ It’ for McDonalds. Before DDB, Skip also worked at Tribal and UPSHOT, a stint he sandwiched between forays into cage fighting, hand modeling, and Arena Football. He also has a rather irrational passion for convertible, American-made trucks built between 1969 and 1972. Skip currently lives in both Chicago and Venice Beach.


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