GASC/PIA/GATF Panel Speaker
At the 2006 Graph Expo R29 principal was a guest speaker at the GASC/PIA/GATF Teacher’s Conference. The conference is a three-day program that provides an opportunity for graphic arts teachers to learn about current industry trends and see the latest equipment and supplies. It is held in conjunction with Graph Expo in Chicago, IL
GD:USA Design Annual Judge
Justin Ahrens served as one of the judges for the GD:USA American Design Awards. This national design competition has showcased leading work in design, advertising and publishing over its three decade history.
HOW International Design Judge
Being a HOW International Design Competition judge was an honor and a blast. Justin Ahrens judged the 3,500 entries with Amy Hawk, the one and only Terry Marks (both of which are big time favorites of Rule29). Also having a chance to hang out with the fine folks at HOW made this experience a memorable one. The HOW staff spread all the projects out on tables, stacked in layers sandwiched between sheets of paper. The judges needed to work their way through the categories over two days, and choose the Best of Show on the third and final day. But be sure the judges had fun the whole time.