Meet the InShow #20 Judges

Meet your 2015 InShow #20 Judges!

Samantha Warren
Independent Design Consultant | @samanthatoy
Samantha is designer, art director, and the maker of She works with wide range of organizations from small startups to large tech companies to make their products and brands more awesome. Previously at Twitter, Samantha specializes in a blend of visual design and user experience strategy. She has been designing for the web for more than 12 years and frequently speaks at industry conferences about design process, practical UX tactics, and Style Tiles.

When she is not in the studio she is obsessing over mid-century modern furniture, exploring San Francisco parks, learning how to be a better ceramicist, and hanging with @JimJones and Grace the cross-eyed cat.

Sam Kapila

Web Design Educator Iron Yard | @samkap
Sam Kapila is a design educator and designer living in Austin, TX. From the Dutch island of CuraƧao, she is experienced in branding, advertising, typography and web design. Her previous work is recognized by Good50x70, Poster4Tomorrow, CMYK Magazine, Art Director’s Club of Houston, and the American Advertising Federation.

For the past six years, Sam taught Communication Design at Texas State University, where she helped build up web design curriculum, including developing an upper-level course on Responsive Web Design and web typography.

Sam recently just joined The Iron Yard, where she teaches Web Design in a 12-week immersive program.When she isn’t teaching, Sam is a co-host of the ATX Web Show and Non-Breaking Space podcasts, speaking and writing about design and design education, and is always cooking.

JD Graffam

Simple Focus | @jdgraffam
JD runs Simple Focus, a user experience brand firm and Pulse, a cash flow management app for small businesses. He speaks nationally about creative process, web design, and user experience, has written a book, CSS for Print Designers, and serves on the Editorial Review Board for Smashing Magazine.

Don’t forget drop-offs are all this week across SC: Charleston, Greenville and Columbia locations as well as online submissions!

By Jae Dollason
Published March 23, 2015
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