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THE JUDGES

JESS KAIHOI

In her role as Associate Creative Director at J.Walter Thompson and Ogilvy &

Mather in San Francisco, Jess Kaihoi participated in the development of global

campaigns for clients such as Sterling Vineyards, iShares, Cisco, Wells Fargo,

LG, and Adobe. She was also part of the team that helped brand and launch

Covered California. Prior to arriving in San Francisco, Jess started her career at

BBDO Minneapolis, working on brands such as Hormel and Select Comfort.

She received her MFA in Advertising from the Academy of Art University

in San Francisco, where she is now an instructor of advertising. Jess is also an

advocate for the 3% Conference, a group that champions creative female talent

and leadership.

“THE NASHVILLE ADDY AWARDCREATIVE ENTRIESWEREOUTSTANDING.

THE CREATIVEWAS INSPIRINGANDTHOUGHTFULLY PRODUCED.”

SARA JANSSEN

Sara’s work spans multiple disciplines including identity, brand development,

print, digital, social, environments, and more for national clients like American

Standard, Drake University, DXV, Ecolab, National Geographic, Polaroid,

Porsche, and more. Prior to joining The Thorburn Group, Sara hung her hat

at leading Minneapolis agencies, including BBDO, Martin|Williams, and

Carmichael Lynch. Her awards include The Show, NAMA, AIGA, and for

the next 15 years—the bragging rights for having created the identity for the

Philadelphia Eagles Stadium, Lincoln Financial Field.

Outside of work, she is a proud mother of two girls who threaten to rob her of

sanity on a daily basis. She loves every minute of it.

JASON LEE

Eighteen years ago, Jason Lee arrived at Vimarc as a Production Artist. He

quickly moved up through the ranks, and after being at the agency for only nine

years, he became a partner. Today, he not only oversees creative strategy and

brand development, he remains in the trenches and designs for several major

accounts. Throughout the years, he’s developed award-winning creative for

numerous clients, including the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, The Healing Place,

and Four Roses Bourbon.