Peter Rossetti is a strategic dreamer, a life design thinker, and really good at not taking himself seriously. He has worked in boutique packaging studios and designed national and international campaigns as a senior inhouse designer for brands like L’Oréal Paris, Revlon, Rimmel London, and tarte. Peter is now the art director of his independent studio and focusing on brands that can develop social impact and community outreach.
Favorite brand: KISS® yes, the band
As Director of Creative Services at Wallace Church, Wendy has lead creative initiatives from new brand launches to packaging redesigns, focusing on the entire brand experience. With a passion to create stories that support a brand’s emotional connection with consumers, she has inspired teams to design fresh and compelling ideas. Ultimately she loves to collaborate with clients to bring success on-shelf while building market share growth to brands we engage with everyday.
Favorite brand: Tory Burch
A 2002 graduate of the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in graphic design, Michelle has been working in the branding and packaging design field for more than 10 years. Currently manager of brand design and creative resources at Sun Products Corporation in Wilton, CT, she leads the development of visual branding for well-known retail brands. She has also worked at design agencies including Flood Creative and Daymon Design, where several of her designs were chosen for design excellence by GD USA.
Favorite brand: MAC Cosmetics
Janet Scabrini is a designer and director of Motion Graphics for Broadcast, Video, Web, and Mobile. A Pratt Institute grad with an extensive background in fine art & design, she began her career as an Illustrator. With diverse skills and a passionate desire to explore new avenues of expression, her work path evolved into broadcast design and digital motion graphics. Her vision, capabilities and creativity, shown on cable networks and in corporate video, have garnered her multiple industry awards.
Favorite brand: Target
Craig Swanson is passionate about the field of visual language and positioning to align strategic design, written communications, semiotics, and cultural studies into future forward brand platforms. The result has been more than a decade’s work at Toniq, a strategy firm that has created an unprecedented ability to connect consumers with brands, speaking through universal codes of image, symbolism, and semiotics.
Favorite brand: Steinway
Wendy Lambert is President and Creative Director of Palace Productions MediaVision, a wholly owned subsidiary of Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN). A media production veteran with extensive strategic communications experience across multiple applications and market sectors, she leads a team of extraordinary creative talent who love telling brand stories from initial storyboard conception to final distribution on all platforms, all screens.
Favorite brand: TerraVina
David Ceradini is Founder and Creative Director of Ceradini Brand Design. Celebrating its 22nd year in business this Brooklyn based agency continues to provide strategic package design and branding solutions for a wide range of clients from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. David leads the strategy and creative development for all agency initiatives.
David is a founding member of the GLBA (Global Local Branding Alliance) witch is a consortium of 7 global branding and package design agencies. The alliance provides strategic design solutions with an authentic understanding of cultural nuances and local consumer insights.
Favorite brand: Porsche