Sabine Lenz

Sabine Lenz

Sabine Lenz is the founder of PaperSpecs.com. THE online hub for brand owners and designers who love and spec paper and print. More than 19,000 creatives receive her e-newsletter, watch her videos and attend her virtual [unboxed] and in person events.

An award-winning graphic designer with more than 20 years of experience in the U.S., Germany and Australia, she writes frequently for numerous industry publications and is also a speaker on the subject of paper, print and related topics.

Lovingly referred to as the “Paper Queen” by many of her followers, she combines a passion for paper and print with a hands-on approach to sharing her knowledge.

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Lauren Holko

Lauren Holko

Lauren is an award-winning graphic designer and creative leader with a BFA in Graphic Design and 15 years of agency experience. She has worked with some of the nation’s best-known brands — including Tylenol, Zarbee’s, Bausch + Lomb, and Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicines to name a few. She stands out in the creative industry for her exceptional strategic thinking and her proficiency in a wide array of creative software applications. Lauren has a proven track record of directing photo and video shoots, directing creative asset development, and bringing visual concepts to life with impeccable attention to detail. Her diverse skill set not only covers technical expertise but also emphasizes her capability to manage and inspire teams, making her an invaluable asset to any project. With a passion for innovation and a commitment to excellence, Lauren continues to push the boundaries of campaign design, contributing significantly to the success of her team, and her clients.

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Nikki Kuhn

Nikki Kuhn

Nikki Kuhn is a seasoned senior-level accessibility designer with over 15 years of experience in the field. With a strong passion for creating inclusive digital experiences, Nikki has played a pivotal role in enhancing the accessibility of websites, applications, and digital content for numerous organizations.

Nikki is known for her deep understanding of accessibility guidelines and best practices, ensuring that products meet or exceed industry standards. Nikki’s expertise in user research, usability testing, and assistive technology has driven the growth of user-friendly and barrier-free digital solutions. As a thought leader, she frequently networks, contributes to accessibility initiatives, and mentors the next generation of designers.

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George F. Baker III

George F. Baker III

George F. Baker III, also known as GFB3, is a Nebraska-born, Detroit Grown, and Atlanta-Raised Creator. Using his instruments of design, illustration, and production, he employs a playful childlike spirit to engage the inner-child we all have. With a bevy of creative curiosity, he seeks to inspire people to become the person they deeply desire to be.

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Kyle Hamrick

Kyle Hamrick

Kyle Hamrick is an Emmy-winning motion designer, video editor, Adobe-Certified software trainer and all-around After Effects/Premiere nerd who loves sharing knowledge. He’s also a mediocre guitarist, a lover of dinosaurs and Lego, and a big believer in using creative skills for good.

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James Wamser

James Wamser

James Wamser is a member of the Customer Education team at Walsworth providing training and support for its customers. James is an Adobe Certified Expert. He teaches InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) and chairs the Milwaukee InDesign User Group.

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Vince Wanga

Vince Wanga

Vince Wanga is a dynamic design thought leader, award-winning creative executive, author of “The Art of Direction”, and experienced brand expert with an exceptional range of expertise.

As a Kenyan-American immigrant, Vince has strategically leveraged his rich cultural heritage, deep intellectual pedigree, and acute creative acumen over an eclectic two-decade career.

From employee to executive, to entrepreneur, he has creatively collaborated with a diverse constituency of clients & companies from the newly founded to the Fortune 500.

Vince is former Vice President of Creative for one of DC’s most prestigious agencies as well as Head of Creative of one of the fastest-growing tech startups in North America during a period of unprecedented company growth from pre-Series A to an over $1 Billion valuation.

With an abundance of aptitudes acquired through the years, he looks at the world with a critical creative eye while empathetically analyzing the eloquence and human consequence of our craft.

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Rob de Winter

Rob de Winter

Rob de Winter is an Adobe Certified Instructor, author, designer and photographer based in The Netherlands. Rob loves to share his passion for design and Adobe technology in energetic and passionate training sessions and in the books he writes. He’s a public speaker at the world’s largest conferences, like Adobe MAX, and he has trained thousands of graphic designers both with his training company DWM Trainingen and on his YouTube channel.

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Nicte Cuevas

Nicte Cuevas

Nicte Cuevas is an award-winning bilingual brand strategist and designer, and owner of Nicte Creative Design. She connects color, culture, and design into a purpose-driven brand strategy for visionary companies. Through empathy-driven methodology, Nicte evolves, invigorates, and amplifies businesses’ unique brand positions. Her roots from Venezuela, Mexico, and Colombia deepen her love and commitment to cultural diversity in her work. Nicte has taught over 115,000 worldwide with courses on branding, color psychology, and design as a LinkedIn Learning instructor.

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