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Packaging Design Judge Bios
Flori Cademartori is a graphic & fashion designer from Southern California. She studied at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, where she received her Associates of Arts degree in Fashion Design. She currently owns, designs and manages a mens’ clothing company named Anenberg. This will be here second year judging the packaging design competition and feels pleased and honored to do so.
Anne Gallagher is a graphic designer and photographer and is currently Creative Director at Big Fun! Inc., an advertising and design studio in Santa Monica, California. She has studied wine packaging all over the world including favorite spots in the Margaret River in Western Australia and the Burgundy region of France. She has affinities for innovative design and great white Burgundies and loves spending a few days in the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits wine cellar.
Anne Muller is the Founder and Principle of Card Tricks Designs, a graphics studio specializing in event branding. Card Tricks' trademark use of innovative and engaging presentations and nontraditional materials creates invitations that capture the spirit and style of both private and corporate events. The studio was finalist in 2010 and won the 2009 Biz Bash Best Invitation Style Award, a Gold Medal from the New York Art Directors Club and has been featured in Print, Art Direction and How Design Magazines, Pasadena and Los Angeles Magazines as well as other occasions. Before founding Card Tricks, Anne Muller served as a designer/illustrator for Michel & Company, Sato Design and California Ivy. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design from Cal State Long Beach and currently lives in South Pasadena with her husband, two children, dog, three cats and two tortoises
Ryan Steely was born and raised in Southern California, where he still resides, and where his family has lived for four generations. As far back as he remembers his focus was to become an artist, and at 19, Ryan landed a position as a designer with an advertising agency where he quickly ascended to Creative Director. Not one to rest on his laurels (or take orders from others!), he eventually broke away and started his own creative agency.
Now working with leading brands in the alcohol industry, Ryan has found himself doing much more than just creating marketing campaigns, and has become involved in building new brands and developing many exciting products.
“I am a connoisseur of a few things including art and fine spirits. It was only natural for me to mix the two.”