Philadelphia & Pittsburgh Portfolio Reviewers

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Tim Baldwin | Principal | B&G Design Studios
A native of London, Tim attended Parsons School of Design in NYC. After art directing various publications in Manhattan, Tim relocated to Philadelphia for an amazing five years of award-winning work art directing Philadelphia
magazine. In 2004, Tim and his business partner, John Goryl, created B&G Design Studios. Now in the 17th year of business, B&G Design Studios continues to grow and gain national recognition. Prefers to location portraiture

Mattison Becker| Senior Producer | Digitas Health
Mattison is an Integrated Content producer based in Philadelphia, producing all types and sizes of healthcare campaigns at Digitas Health since 2015. When she’s not working, she’s probably with her two dogs or brewing some good coffee to sip while reading a good book.

Jill Foley | Photo Editor | National Geographic Bookazines
Bio: Jill Foley is a photo editor for National Geographic Bookazines (newsstand special editions) and Books. She has edited pictures for AARP, Discovery Communications, Smithsonian Magazine, and Education Week. She is a graduate of Boston University’s Masters in Photojournalism program, an alum of the Kalish Visual Editing Workshop, and is a member of Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW).

John Goryl | Principal | B&G Design Studio
John holds degrees in both illustration and graphic design from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Prior to launching B&G, John has art directed several magazines in Philadelphia and has illustrated for publications nationwide. His work at Philadelphia magazine and B&G has been consistently recognized by the Society of Publication Designers. During his tenure at Philadelphia magazine, John was named Designer of the Year by the City & Regional Magazine Association. Prefers to location portraiture

Greg Jones | Photo Editor | Wonderful Machine
Gregory Jones is a photo editor and creative/marketing consultant for Wonderful Machine, a photo production company with a network of nearly 600 photographers worldwide. In addition to working with photographers to develop their work and hone their brand, Gregory is also a writer and critic who has contributed to numerous international photography publications including LensCulture, Foam, Unseen Magazine, Afterimage, In the In-Between, and PetaPixel.

“Vince Marie | Creative Partner |Avenue Red”
I have a creative fetish, expressing it through the perception of my reality and others around me over 20-years of experience in creating content for various industries in both the b2b and b2c sectors along my day job, i enjoy building brands from scratch. currently responsible for marketing, and creating content for brands such as Maison XS, Tkink, VESK, and FUNNY Brand. Co-Founder & creative at Union Ad Agency, Founder & creative at Tkink Social

Diane Rice | Director of Photography | Newsweek
Diane Rice began her journalism career in newspapers in 2003 after studying graphic design and photography at Long Island University, and has worked on the design staffs at Ritz Carlton, JW Marriott, Washingtonian, Spa, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Parenting, Caribbean Travel + Life, and Florida Travel + Life magazines. In her current role as Director of Photography for Newsweek she is responsible for the production, direction and editing of images for their flagship magazine.

Stacy Swiderski | Creative Consultant |Stacy Swiderski Consulting, Philly Reps, Brunch & Brand
Stacy Swiderski is a Philadelphia based Creative Consultant and Photographer’s Agent with an extensive background in commercial photography, education and consulting. She’s worked with a wide range of photographers during her time in the industry – assisting them with projects like photo editing, brand strategy, web and print edits, marketing campaigns and creative coaching. When she’s not participating in panels or reviews, you can find her marketing her roster of photographers at Philly Reps, coaching emerging photographers at her own brand, or managing her newly launched networking and education platform called Brunch & Brand™

Patrick Montero | Photography Editor | Haverford College
Patrick Montero has been a Photography Editor for 14 years. He made his start at the New York Daily News where he helped lead the web photo department before moving to Emmaus, Pennsylvania where he joined Rodale’s Organic Gardening Magazine as their Photography Editor. Currently, Patrick manages the photography and video departments at Haverford College. Would like to see: Portraiture, Lifestlye, Action/Sports

Chuck Beard | Art Director | Pittsburgh Magazine
Photographer Chuck Beard is the founder of the Abandoned Pittsburgh project, which has led to the publication of three books in the Abandoned Pittsburgh series, with more planned for the future. The project documents the Steel City’s forgotten industrial and community sites where “beauty in decay” still exists. He is ArtDirector at Pittsburgh Magazine and a prolific photographer in artistic and journalistic media. He lives in the North Hills of Pittsburgh.

Harold Behar | Principal | Behar Fingal
Harold Behar is the co-owner and award-winning creative director of Behar-Fingal, a Pittsburgh digital marketing firm. Harold offers his clients 30+ years of working with businesses and non-profits to strenghten their
brands and develop strategic marketing campaigns.

Anita DuFalla | Creative Director | Pittsburgh Quarterly
Anita DuFalla is an award-winning designer and illustrator based in Pittsburgh and working everywhere. The daughter of a steelworker and a homemaker, my parents, while appreciating my talent, wanted nothing more than for me to have a stable job. My mother’s career dream for me was to become a secretary. Her dreams were thwarted when I followed my own dreams and chose to make a living as an artist — always striving for nothing less than creative nirvana.

Neil Binkley | Photo Consultant
Neil Binkley is a portfolio consultant and designer for both emerging and established photographers, guiding them towards bigger clients and more fulfilling work. He achieves this through marketing strategy, website and portfolio editing and layout, print and email promo design and strategy (incl. gif animations), and fine art photobook design. Neil works with editorial, advertising, corporate, and fine art photographers of all specialties. Neil is also host of Photopod, a podcast about the entire photography industry, as told by the people who hire photographers, plus those who show their work as agents and gallerists. Prior to this, he co-founded the photography agency Wonderful Machine and raised its membership from one (yes, 1) to over 500 photographers across the world. Neil has personally shared photographers’ print portfolios with top ad agencies and magazines, including: BBDO New York; Goodby, Silverstein and Partners; and WIRED magazine. His previous career was in the advertising and corporate design worlds, in addition to filmmaking. These experiences partially inform his instincts on design aesthetic and branding, while he continues to study the ever-changing photography market. He’s excited that his experience in the Hollywood and Portland film industries has come full-circle, now that photographers are shooting motion with ever-greater frequency! Neil’s work has garnered winning entries in the Art Director’s Club, PDN’s Photography Annual (R.I.P.), PRINT Magazine’s Design Annual, Applied Arts Photography Annual, Le Prix de la Photographie de Paris, and elsewhere. He’s also judged photo contests for PDN magazine, ASMP, CASE, and is regularly asked to review portfolios for Photo Plus, ASMP’s chapters, Palm Springs Photo Festival, and others.

Jennifer Blauvelt | Owner | Co-people Creative Productions
Jennifer Blauvelt, Owner of Co-People Creative Productions soon to be JB Creative, she is a producer/director/manager extraordinaire with over 15 years’ experience in all facets of Advertising. Her illustrious career has
taken her from New York to California and all points in-between developing, executing and producing successful campaigns for numerous fashion, healthcare and commercial clients. Having worked on both the client and agency side, Jennifer has a unique grasp of knowing how to deliver a finished product that’s right on-brand and within budget. Her portfolio consists of award-winning photographers and stylists, as well as local artists and talent. Her enthusiasm and energy are contagious, her creativity and vision to execute a clients’ message unparalleled.
In 2018 after many years of planning and searching she built Philadelphia’s first premier event space and daylight white space studio in the Spring Garden Arts Neighborhood.

Carolyn Potts | Creative Consultant
Carolyn Potts, creative consultant, marketing coach, portfolio editor, and seminar and workshop leader, is a former photo rep (35+ years), who works with photographers worldwide refocusing their marketing so that it’s as professional and compelling as their imagery. She provides portfolio edits, marketing strategies, and business systems that help photographers land the projects they both want and need. Founded in 2004, her results-focused photography consulting practice is based on extensive industry knowledge gained from her long and successful career as a photo rep; a career that was fueled by her education in—and passion for—photography and design. She also spent three years in Silicon Valley where she discovered her “inner geek.” It’s that unique background that helps her clients understand the importance of having an online presence that provides a “user experience” that will engage their own ideal clients. She also helps photographers understand how to “think like a rep” and create business systems that lead to increased assignments. She’s created over 10,000 portfolio edits/presentations for photographers. Those portfolio edits and marketing plans have garnered hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of assignments from ad agencies, design firms, corporations, and publishers across the globe. Created in 2017, her popular seminar Marketing and Mindfulness has helped photographers learn more about the critical “Inner Game” resources that can help them overcome the unique mental barriers that the social media marketplace presents to photographers (e.g., insecurity, procrastination, anxiety, and “imposter syndrome”). More recently, Carolyn deepened her commitment to social justice by curating a series of three fine art photography hope-themed fundraising exhibitions. In 2017 and 2018 the beneficiary was an immigrant social service organization and in 2020 the funds went to two voters’ rights orgs.
Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing both Commercial and Fine Art work. Open to seeing motion and multimedia samples in addition to still photography.

Kate Marron | Photo Editor | ESPN
Kaitlin Marron is a Photo Editor at ESPN, joining as an ESPN Magazine photo editor in 2013. In the last 8 years Kaitlin has produced award winning photo shoots for longform storytelling, The Body Issue, including the 2019 Body shoot of the Eagles Offensive line. Kaitlin also takes on photo research assignments for various brands under the ESPN Umbrella and works on cross-platform content initiatives. Kaitlin is a graduate of the Art Institute of Philadelphia. When Kaitlin is not working, she can be found at US Horse Welfare and Rescue, where she serves on the Board of Directors and as a volunteer, taking care of the herd. Kaitlin resides in Avon, CT with her Fiancé Sean and her two beautiful bonus-daughters, Harper and Teagan.

Jason Potterton | Senior Photo Editor | ESPN
Jason Potterton | Senior Photo Editor | ESPNJASON POTTERTON is a Senior photo editor at ESPN, he has worked with ESPN the Magazine and, over the past 12 years. His main focus is long-form visual storytelling, features, breaking news and live event coverage. He has helped manage photo coverage for Final Fours, College Football Playoffs, UFC and Boxing Fights, and FIFA World Cups. Jason has been a part of a photography department that has won accolades including a 2009 Sports Emmy for “New Advances in Sports Media,” the 2017 & 2018 EPPY Award for Best Photojournalism, 2017 & 2019 Communication Arts Awards of Excellence, American Photography 34, 2019 National Headliner, and Gold Metal SPD 54. Jason found his love for photography with his mother’s 35mm and an old darkroom while attending Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire. Jason lives in Connecticut with his wife, and 3 year old daughter.

Kristine LaManna | Senior Photo Editor
ESPN Creative Studio & The Undefeated

I started my career in 1996 as an assistant photo editor for Working Woman Magazine. From there I became the associate photo editor at Worth Magazine and photo editor at Popular Science Magazine. I started at ESPN Magazine in 2010 and currently working on their linear content as well as acting photo editor for The Undefeated.

Thomas Werner | Founder | TWP Creative Edge
Thomas is the author of the book The Fashion Image for Bloomsbury Publishing, London, with a second book on fine art photography currently being written for Routledge Publishing. He is the founder of TWP Creative edge, a consulting and educational organization focused on helping students and aspiring creatives achieve their goals in the commercial and fine arts. An Editor at Large for IRKmagazine, a Paris based fashion and culture magazine and web site, founder of Thomas Werner Projects Podcast, and past Photography Program Director at Parsons School of Design in New York, Thomas currently lectures internationally on the topics of photography, fashion, innovation, education, and contemporary professional practices, with a series of recent presentations and workshops in 6 cities across China. He is the former owner of Thomas Werner Gallery in Manhattan’s Chelsea Art District, and a former National Board member and New York Chapter President for the American Society of Media Photographers. Werner also lead a team developing a media and literacy web site and resource center in five languages, Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic and English for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations/UNESCO. He has worked with the United States Department of State on cul-tural projects in Russia, and been a photography consultant for COACH and Rodale Publishing, among others. Thomas was a recurrent instructor at the United Nations Education First Summer School, and is now presenting workshops on effective message development and visual communication on an international basis.
Over the last 16 years his research has been Russia centric spending an average of 20 days a year there partnering with 32 cultural, educational, and governmental organizations to develop projects in 29 cities. The focus has been the introduction of contemporary education methodologies, and the development of creative cultures within the country. Russian partners have included; The State Hermitage Museum, the National Center of Contemporary Art, Perm Regional Government, The Moscow Biennale for Young Art, National Centre of Photography for the Russian Federation, The Central State Archive of Film, Photographic and Phonographic Documents, The Moscow Biennale, The Pro Arte Foundation, and others. He has curated exhibitions in the United States and abroad, including seven co-curated exhibitions at the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. His private collection of Russian photographs and artifacts, have been exhibited internation-ally.

Celine Grouard | Photo Editor | Fast Company

Jamie Leary | Creative Director | Philadelphia Magazine
Bio & Photo to Come

Caitlin DeFlaviis | AARP
Bio & Photo to Come

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