Judge spotlight Jessica hines digital art judge Artist and storyteller Jessica Hines, uses the cameraâ€™s inherent quality as a recording device to explore illusion and to suggest truths that underlie the visible world. Hines began to cultivate her creative disposition early in life and her love of the arts led her to attend Washington University in St. Louis, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Continuing to pursue her interests, she studied photography at the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign where she received a Master of Fine Arts degree. Jessica Hinesâ€™ work has been widely exhibited and published in North and South America, throughout Asia, Europe, and Oceania. This includes her most recent award, the 2013 PDN Photo Annual for best Personal Photography, NYC, NY, as well as The Kolga Award for Best Experimental Photography, 2012, Kolga Tbislisi Photo in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, and Humanitarian Documentary Grant in the WPGA Annual 2010 Pollux Awards.
Santanu majumdar digital art judge Since the last decade, Santanu have lived in India, England and USA. During this time, he worked with designers, craftsmen, engineers, architects and professionals of all these nations. Santanu gathered experience in exhibition design, retail design, packaging, signage system design, interactive design, short films, game design and print production. At present his interest has grown to technology based communication design. The last few years have given him exposure to different work cultures, languages, local customs, learning styles and political perspectives. Santanu speaks four different languages. English, Hindi, Gujrati and Bengali. Santanu has received several national and international awards, which makes him recognized as a successful designer. He has worked professionally for well-known organizations like the United Nation, UNICEF, United Nations Development Programme, Help the Aged, Design C, JWT, Tesco, Londis Super Markets, Day Lewis Pharmacy, Government of Madhya Pradesh, India, and Government of India. MISCELLANY 53