Jury

Jody Van Swearingen

Vice President, Group Creative Director

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CHICAGO, USA // Over twenty-five years in the business will give you a lot of expertise.

Name a medical condition, and chances are Jody knows all about it. Name a medium, and trust Jody to know the best way to use it. Name an award, and odds are Jody has won it. Bring up architecture, theatre, design, art, Doctor Who, Haruki Murakami, and Adventure Time, and Jody can chat about them all. Enthusiastically and thoughtfully.

But when you get down to it, Jody is a designer raised on the tough side of the Second City. She doesn’t hesitate to take on a challenge. She won’t stop working until the job is done well. And she sure as hell knows how to have a good time—and to make sure the people she’s working with have one, too.