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Meet the 5 finalists for Designer of the Year

As we get closer to the Silicon Prairie Awards, we still need you to help us determine which individuals and companies will take home these shiny golden analogs. We’ve compiled a few highlights from the massive number of nominations we received, so you can get to know the finalists a little bit better. Remember, you can vote…

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As we get closer to the Silicon Prairie Awards, we still need you to help us determine which individuals and companies will take home these shiny golden analogs. We’ve compiled a few highlights from the massive number of nominations we received, so you can get to know the finalists a little bit better.

Remember, you can vote every day for your favorites and you still have 4 weeks to spread the word! Voting ends August 31st

 

Meet the 2015 Designer of the Year finalists

Amy Colgan, Lemonly

Amy Colgan is the Co-Founder/Creative Director of Lemonly, a design firm based in Sioux Falls, SD, whose mission is to create understanding through visuals. Founded in 2011, Lemonly specializes in telling stories through infographics, videos and interactive microsites with brands across industries including Marriott, Salesforce, Major League Baseball, Netflix, LEGO, The GRAMMY Awards and the United Nations.

Dan Rohr, Dewsly/SquareOffs

Dan’s passion is finding problems and crafting simple yet beautiful experiences in all shapes and sizes. His wheelhouse is a hybrid of UX, motion, visual design and branding. After spending the last few years working on projects for Google, Nike and Flipboard at INSTRUMENT in Portland, Dan has settled back down in the Midwest. He just accepted the position of Creative Director for the KC startup Dewsly as well as being a creative advisor to another local startup, SquareOffs.

Levi Nelson, Travefy

Levi arrived at Travefy one year ago and hit the ground running, helping the team reshape the app based on user feedback. His breadth of skills from user research to visual design to front-end development have helped Travefy grow its user base more than 350%. He also was instrumental in overhauling the app’s expense tool (leading to a 6x increase in sales) and designing the company’s newly-released mobile apps.

Stephanie Jarrett, Bulu Box

Stephanie is Bulu Box’s maestro and musician of design: orchestrating the creative team in her role as CMO to create and execute beautiful, responsive and strategic design elements. Stephanie laid the foundation for Bulu Box’s lively brand but few realize that she continues to design daily while creating the user interface for BuluInsights.com solo. From NYC to San Francisco designing for brands like Visa, NFL and LeapFrog Stephanie’s expertise has landed Bulu Box multiple nominations and awards for the like of the American Marketing Association’s “Marketer of the Year Award,” AIGA’s “The Show” and many others.

Justin Kemerling, Justin Kemerling Design Co.

Independent designer working alongside many interesting startups and nonprofits. Branding, graphic design, web, and posters. Justin lives in Omaha and strives to help build something inspiring, beautiful, and unique out here in the middle of America.

Join us at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln on October 1st to celebrate our region and to recognize the individuals and companies who are doing big things in the Silicon Prairie!

Jake Hull is the Nebraska editor for Silicon Prairie News and a Community Builder for AIM in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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