Dian Holton

Dian Holton is a senior deputy art director at AARP where she oversees creative for TheGirlfriend.com, Sistersletter.com and The Ethel.

She routinely contributes art direction and design to AARP The Magazine and specifically cover stories such as the most recent Feb/Mar 2022 Halle Berry cover.

Her background includes book design, branding, retail installation, styling and footwear design. Dian is a former AIGA Washington DC chapter board member and is serving as a mentor for several mentorship programs. Her passions include education, philanthropy, fashion and pop culture.

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Nitin Budhiraja

Nitin Budhiraja is a Creative & Design Director who has led and inspired change in all mediums of design—print, digital and experiential for brands such as Pepsi, 7UP, Godiva, JBL, HP, Starbucks and Chase Bank and HSBC—to name a few.

Nitin has earned notable national and international recognition while playing an instrumental role in elevating the visual and strategic impact of top-level brands across the world. He has won awards from design publications and has been published in leading national and international arts and design literature — online and physical.

Upon graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Nitin was nominated as one of the top emerging designers by the Art Directors Club of New York. Additionally Nitin serves as an emerging talent reviewer with the AIGA and as a guest speaker at colleges and universities, advocating and informing the evolution of design for future professionals.

Sean Adams

Sean Adams is the Chair of Undergraduate and Graduate Graphic Design at ArtCenter College of Design, founder of The Office of Sean Adams, and Burningsettlerscabin.com. He is the author of multiple best-selling books and an on-screen instructor for LinkedIn Learning. He is the only two-term AIGA national president in AIGA’s 100-year history. In 2014, Adams was awarded the AIGA Medal, the highest honor in the profession. 

Adams is an AIGA Fellow and Aspen Design Institute Fellow. He has been recognized by every major competition and publication including; Print, Communication Arts, Graphis, AIGA, The Type Directors Club, The British Art Director’s Club, and the New York Art Director’s Club. Adams has been exhibited often, including a solo exhibition at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He has been cited as one of the forty most important people shaping design internationally, and one of the top ten influential designers in the United States. Previously, Adams was a founding partner at AdamsMorioka. 

His clients included The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Disney, Mohawk Fine Papers, The Metropolitan Opera, the Museum of Natural History, Nickelodeon, Richard Meier & Partners, and Sundance.

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