Ken Barber is a letterer, type designer and type director
at digital type foundry and design studio House Industries.
As such, he is particularly interested in the role that hand-lettering and typography play in contemporary graphic design. Ken's work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and has been honored by the New York Type Directors Club. In the 2008 "Schrift in Form" exhibition at the renowned Klingspor Museum, Ken was included among 40 artists recognized for making notable contributions to contemporary typeface design.
In addition to teaching at Maryland Institute College of Art and the University of Delaware, he regularly lectures internationally on the subjects of lettering and typography.
Ken's card design is in support of Food for Life.
Tad Carpenter is an Illustrator and Designer living in sunny, snowy
and forever changing Kansas City, Missouri.
Tad grew up with an illustrator as a father and textile artist as a mother.
He now lives with his beautiful wife who is an Art Director & Designer.
Tad loves to draw, paint, eat peanut butter and collect vintage toys (all at the same time).
Carpenter has been lucky enough to work with great people like Chronicle Books, Target, Atlantic Records, Hallmark Cards, The Corcoran gallery of art, Simon & Schuster, Kidrobot and MySpace to name a few.
Tad's card design is in support of the Alzheimer's Association.
Jessica Hische is a typographer and illustrator living and working
in Brooklyn, New York.
Her client list includes Tiffany & Co., Chronicle Books, Penguin Books, Target, Wired Magazine, The Boston Globe, Bath and Body Works, Victoria's Secret, New York Magazine, O Magazine, GQ Magazine, American Express, and The New York Times to name a few.
Jessica has been featured in most major design and illustration publications including Communication Arts, Print Magazine, How Magazine, Graphis, American Illustration and the Society of Illustrators. She was featured as one of Step Magazine's 25 Emerging Artists, Communication Arts "Fresh," Print Magazine's New Visual Artists 2009 (commonly referred to as Print's 20 under 30), and The Art Director's Club Young Guns.
When not working, can be found enjoying heavy unhealthy meals, lusting after expensive mid-century furniture, playing with her two cats Billy and Olive, and biking around Brooklyn.
Jessica's card design is in support of the ASPCA.
Haley Johnson is a self-described Midwest farm girl turned
worldwide product and packaging designer.
She has a proven reputation for producing effective and award-winning design. Her entrepreneurial client roster currently encompasses the gift and beverage industries with companies such as Blue Q (Dirty Girl, Boss Lady, Get Real, Wash Away Your Sins, Lookin' Good for Jesus, etc.), Jane Jenni Inc., Peace Coffee, Talisman Designs, Fizzy Lizzy and First Juice
Haley's card design is in support of Jenny's Light.