2011 NVA Winner: Jessica Labatte

By the Print staff Title/Type of Work: Photographer From: Salt Lake City, UT Lives in: Chicago, IL Age: 29 Education: MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago For Jessica Labatte, there is nothing better than being ordinary. On …

2011 NVA Winner: Sean Desmond

By the Print staff Title/Type of Work: Photographer, Filmmaker From: San Anselmo, CA Lives in: San Francisco, CA Age: 27 Education: BS, Television, Film and New Media, San Diego State University Sean Desmond is not smug when it comes to …

2011 NVA Winner: Ina Jang

By the Print staff Title/Type of Work: Photographer From: South Korea Lives in: Brooklyn, NY Age: 28 Education: BFA, School of Visual Arts Ina Jang’s photographs are full of possibilities—a simple picture of balloons suggests something more, a polka-dotted floor …

2011 NVA Winners: Rich Watts and Louise Ma

By the Print staff Title/Type of Work: Graphic Designers From: Barryville, NY (Watts), Cupertino, CA (Ma) Live in: Brooklyn, NY Age: 24 (Watts), 25 (Ma) Education: Cooper Union School of Art, 08 (Watts), 07 (Ma) “We print, cut, build, fold, …

2011 NVA Winner: Jeseok Yi

By the Print staff Title/Type of Work: Designer From: Seoul, South Korea Lives in: New Haven, Connecticut Age: 28 Education: Currently pursuing an MFA, Yale University BFA, School of Visual Arts, New York Jeseok Yi, a.k.a. Jeski, employs a startling analogy …

2011 NVA Winner: Sarmishta Pantham

By the Print staff Title/Type of Work: Graphic Designer, Fashion Designer From: Chennai, India Lives in: Los Angeles, CA Age: 26 Education: BA, Fashion Design, MFA, Graphic Design, Otis College of Art and Design “Half apparel design and half graphic …

2011 NVA Winner: Eric Ku

By the Print staff Title/Type of Work: Graphic Designer From: Taipei, Taiwan Lives in: Brooklyn, NY Age: 28 Education: Graphic Design BA, School of Visual Arts, New York Eric Ku says his mission is to redefine everything; and if you …

2011 NVA Winner: Rafaela Drazic

By the Print staff Title/Type of Work: Visual Communication Designer From: Split, Croatia Lives in: Warsaw, Poland and Split, Croatia Age: 29 Education: MA, Visual Communication Design, Arts Academy University of Split, 2005 PhD candidate, Book Design, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw …

2011 NVA Winner: Angela Zhu

By the Print staff Title/Type of Work: Designer, Art Director From: Hong Zhou, China Lives in: Los Angelas, California Age: 28 Education: BA in Illustration, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California Angela Zhu was a painter before she was …

2011 NVA Winner: Dong Wei

By the Print staff Title/Type of Work: Art Director From: Shanghai, China Lives in: Shanghai, China Age: 28 Education: The One Academy of Communication Design, Malaysia The Chinese artist Dong Wei says she feels a calling to dedicate part of …