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Meet the ADDY Judges


January 19, 2019
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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Nuevo Modern Mexican
54 E. Mill Street
Akron, OH 44308

Meet the ADDY Judges!

Join AAF-Akron and the ADDY judges for dinner.

Saturday, Jan. 19

Nuevo Modern Mexican

7:30 pm

Seats are limited. RSVP your name and number of attendees to [email protected] by Jan. 17.




Allison Glancy | Co-founder | strawberryluna | Pittsburgh, PA

Allison is half of the team at strawberryluna, a pair of designers, illustrators, and screenprinters as well as music and film nerds based in Pittsburgh, PA.

She handles most of the heavy lifting on the hand screen printing side of strawberryluna’s posters and prints – she hand pulls silkscreens the super old-fashioned way. Originally working out of an amazing community / artists run co-op studio in Pittsburgh called Artists Image Resource (AIR for short), now Allison primarily prints at the strawberryluna studio in the Friendship section of Pittsburgh.

The team at strawberryluna loves to work on illustration and design projects outside of silkscreen posters and prints. They’ve done custom illustration work, created full CD & vinyl packaging designs & layout, logos & identity packages, traditional-print ready pieces, web-ready icons and designs, t-shirt designs, and much more.


Michelle Lansing | Creative Strategist + Writer | Think Write Studio | Albany, NY

What: Business development, account management, strategy, copywriting, and creative direction

Where: A public university, two marketing agencies, a private liberal arts college, and my solo gig, Think Write Studio

When: Approximately two decades (anything more specific would give away age)

Why: Seemed like a solid career choice in sixth grade

How: S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

Who: (A smattering, if you will) SUNY Plattsburgh, Siena College, North Carolina A&T, Graduate Education at the University at Albany, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Adirondack Health, Rifton Equipment


Jason Yates | Creative Director, Digital Supervisor | Gelia | Buffalo, NY

Jason oversees digital creative and video, as well as contributing to “traditional” print and broadcast projects at Gelia, Buffalo’s largest ad agency. Working with clients such as Purolator, Independent Health, Trico, JDRF, Caterpillar, and the National Association for Music Education, his work has won numerous awards at the local, national, and global level.

As a past board member, and active participant of AAF Buffalo, he has been co-chair of the WNY ADDYs four times, in addition to numerous years of running and organizing the local judging weekend.