2018 ASMPNE Portfolio Reviewers Announced

The 2018 ASMPNE Portfolio Review will happen at High Output in Brighton from 3-6:30PM followed by dinner.  FOR MORE INFO INCLUDING HOW TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE.


Ingrid Adamow, Adhesive, Producer & Creative Consultant

Ingrid Adamow is a local freelance producer and creative consultant. She comes from Arnold Worldwide, where she produced still and video shoots for clients including Jack Daniel’s, Santander Bank, and CenturyLink. Ingrid is co-lead of the Boston leg of ADHESIVE&CO, a bicoastal collective of creative consultants, producers and community builders.  Ingrid wants to see fashion, editorial and lifestyle work.

David Binder, David Binder Photography

Getting a fellow photographer’s take on your work is a time honored tradition.  David’s take will leave you thinking and most likely laughing too.

David Binder is an award-winning photojournalist, documentary filmmaker and commercial photographer. His stories and pictures connect with audiences across mediums, from public health campaigns, portraiture, and photojournalism to documentary film. Binder began working at a newspaper when he was 15 and continued his photojournalism career for 25 years working at various publications, including the Boston Globe. Sensing an imminent shift in print media, Binder began his film work in 2003. He released his first documentary, “Calling My Children” to great acclaim in 2009. The film has been seen by millions on PBS and has won numerous film festival awards, as well as the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle. In addition to his film work, Binder continues to be a successful commercial photographer based in Boston. He also works as an educator in photography and visual arts, and is affiliated with Contact Press Images.

David is interested in seeing uncontrived images, photojournalism, documentary, editorial, art or commercial work.

Alisa Blanter, Proverb, Senior Art Director

Alisa Blanter is Senior Art Director at Proverb, a design agency that specializes in brand communications for real estate, non-profit, and small businesses. She is also an adjunct professor at MassArt teaching branding to communication design majors. Previously she lived in NYC and worked at Nickelodeon designing and art directing style guides and packaging for product development.  Alisa wants to see lifestyle, neighborhood, urban environment, still life work.

Janice Checchio, Boston University, Associate Creative Director of Photography

Janice Checchio is the Associate Creative Director of Photography at Boston University Marketing & Communications, overseeing their full range of marketing and editorial collateral. Prior to joining BU, she was an Art Director and later Photo Editor of The Boston Phoenix and Stuff Boston magazine.

Janice is interested in seeing a wide range of photography, from event coverage and storytelling journalism to creative portraiture and marketing-level stock photography.

Bruce Crocker, Crocker Inc., Creative Director

Creative director, art director and strategic design counsel specializing in identity design, branding systems, advertising, digital design and packaging. Consistently delivers compelling and original design-driven solutions, transforming business plans into ideas, words and images that are applicable across all platforms and channels of communication. Collaborates directly with ad agencies, Fortune 500 companies, in-house marketing teams and startups.

Client experience includes Boston Acoustics, Blue Cross Blue Shield, 3M, SC Johnson, Philips, BusinessWeek, Polaroid, Intel, TIAA, Billboard, Reebok, Product (RED) and NPR/WBUR.

Numerous prestigious creative awards including: The Clio Awards, The Art Directors Club, AIGA, Graphis, Print, The Hatch Awards, The American Center for Design, The Type Directors Club and Communication Arts.

Ideally Bruce would like to see images that he’s never seen before, images where a story is evident and images with unique iconic combinations of elements. I’d also like to see a personal vision of each photographer come through based on visual discoveries and oddities/curiosities that embody some kind of human spirit. Lastly, I’d like to see compositions that push envelopes of understanding and that are super powerful graphically.

For all, craft and technical competency are a given. As an art director, Bruce always likes working with people that solve the assignment but also bring something to the table he would never have thought of.

Ellen Carr, Mass Art, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications

Ellen has enjoyed working at the crossroads of the arts and education throughout her career, having led marketing teams at the BU College of Fine Arts, Boston Ballet, Huntington Theatre Company, Trinity Repertory Company, the American School of Paris, and New World Symphony. She’s passionate about the power of photography to tell compelling stories that capture attention and forge meaningful engagement with audiences of all kinds.

Ellen is interested in seeing work of visual artists & designers making, people engaging (e.g., students with students, students with faculty), community of diverse people (age, gender, ethnicity, etc), campus life beauty shots, (buildings and plazas/greens activated with people), city life beauty shots.

John Gonnella, Evenflo, Executive Creative Director

With more than 20 years of agency experience under his belt, John Gonnella brings a unique perspective of branding to the digital landscape. He challenges his creative team to design experiences that invoke curiosity, engagement and participation, and above all remain strategically aligned with a client’s business objectives.

With his clients, John is a trusted advocate for their business. This relationship affords him the space to present stellar creative ideas that haven’t been done before. Instead of following others, John’s clients pave the way in new thinking around social and digital media, and with great success.

His team’s work on Dunkin’ Donuts has received numerous accolades and awards, including a Mashable Award for “rocking the social media space” and a MITX Award for the Dunkin’ Donuts Facebook page. His work with UNICEF has also been recognized for its strategic creative, most recently with a MITX award for Best Use of Search.  When he’s not thinking of the next big idea, John is hanging out with his family, painting in his studio, or surfing off the coast of Nantucket.

John’s interested in seeing product and lifestyle photography.

Kate Geskos, KG Productions, Photo Producer and Senior Art Producer

Kate has over 20 years of experience in the ad and photo industries working as a senior art producer and photo producer on a wide variety of nationally recognized brands. She has produced a compilation of print and integrated campaigns including ones for auto, finance, sports, apparel, travel, food, as well as several award winning pro bono projects.  As a graduate of the SMFA and admirer of all things photography, she is happy to see anyone’s portfolio. Her personal favorites are anything with people, sports, or food.

Jen Hall, J&J Productions, Producer

Jen has been a producer for over 20 years at various ad agencies such as Arnold, Hill, Holliday, DDB and Butler Shine.  She has also worked on the client side with the TJX Companies. She has worked with clients ranging from food, fashion, pharma and travel. Jen is more than happy to review anyone’s portfolio.   

Steve LaChance, Grove Marketing, Creative Director

Born with a strong New England work ethic, Steve is a seasoned vet in the design industry who is currently using his creativity to bring ideas to life in the greater Boston area. He has traditional marketing and advertising experience, yet his focus lies in creating design collaboratives that lead to interactive consumer experiences. Steven’s portfolio showcases a range of exceptionally well-crafted campaigns for national brands in both digital and traditional media, and he has earned multiple awards for his broadcast and brand identity work.  Steve is interested in seeing lifestyle, commercial and editorial work.

Eric Mongeon, MIT Technology Review, Chief Creative Officer

Eric Mongeon is a Boston-based designer, illustrator, and creative director. He works as the Chief Creative Officer of MIT’s media company, MIT Technology Review, where he is responsible for setting the design strategy, vision, and direction for all digital, print, and event projects. Previously, he was the Creative Director of Boston magazine, and operated a design studio working with clients in education, technology, and culture sectors. Eric’s work has been cited for excellence in numerous national and international design competitions, including the ASME Best Cover contest, the Society of Publication Designers Design Annual, and the City and Regional Magazine Association Design Awards.  Eric wants to see portraits (both studio and location), environmental and industrial work, and conceptual still life.

Jenna Teeson, Adhesive, Partner/Creative Consultant & Teeson Reps, Founder/Agent

With more than a decade of artist management, previous experience as a photo editor for National Geographic and a degree in photography, Jenna has a deep knowledge of what a successful photographer/client relationship looks like.

At her agency, Teeson Reps, Jenna connects award-winning artists with global, editorial and commercial accounts utilizing lifestyle, food, product, healthcare and hospitality photography, in still and in motion.  Jenna is also partner in ADHESIVE & Co, offering creative consulting services, nationwide.

Jenna’s clients include Bose, Boston Scientific, CenturyLink, Ginkgo Bioworks, Keurig, National Geographic, PING, Staples, Tide, and more.

Jenna is happy to review any specialties.

Bob Troutman, NAIL, Senior Art Director

Oh, hello. I’m a graphic designer and art director with over 25 years experience in both the design and advertising worlds. After graduating from RISD, I went on to work at studios such as BIG BLUE DOT in Boston and NAIL Communications in Providence. Photography has always been front and center throughout my career, from working closely with photographers on set to choosing photography for various projects.

When I’m not designing logos or working on ad campaigns, I enjoy blimpspotting and root vegetables.  Bob is interested in personal and commissioned commercial work.

Aaron Scott, Symbolic Design, Founder & Creative Director

Aaron is the Founder and Creative Director of Symbolic Design an award-winning, multi-disciplinary branding firm in Boston. Over his career, he has lead teams to produce a variety of thoughtful creative solutions on behalf of clientele ranging from large institutions to nimble start-ups.
Since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design his work has been recognized by numerous regional, national, and international design awards including Graphis Design, Graphis Annual Reports, ReBrand, MITx, AIGA BoNE Show, The Ad Club Hatch Awards, The Facebook Creativity Awards, Behance Advertising, Behance Web Design, Behance Branding, and PSFK.
Aaron has also served on the Advisory Council for the Design Museum Foundation as well as on the Ad Club’s Hatch Awards Committee

Aaron is interested in commercial and food work.

Lisa Sergi, Brown Alumni Magazine, Art Director

Lisa is interested in seeing editorial reportage, narrative, and environmental portraiture.

Steve Sulewski, Steven Sulewski Creative, Art Director

Steve is an art director and creative strategist who has built campaigns in the healthcare, financial, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries. Over the past 10 years he has specialized in higher education branding and has worked with many photographers where imagery plays a key role in storytelling and creating a visually differentiating style that represents the institutions core message and values. His agency experience includes Forge Worldwide, Fuse ideas, BBK, and Hill Holiday. Outside the office he likes to break Strava records on the road bike and brew beer.

Steve is interested in seeing life-style, product, and commercial work.