About the Contest Judges
Jim Havey is a commercial photographer and documentary filmmaker specializing in corporate image, fundraising and education. Following a seven year career in social work with troubled youth, Jim started Havey Productions in Denver in 1979.
Havey photographs and films have top honors from the Art Directors Club of Denver, Association for Multi-Image International, Business Marketing Association, Public Relations Society of America, TriMedia Film Fest, Telly Awards and an Emmy Award nomination.
Visit www.haveypro.com for photography portfolio and film clips.
Nathan Church is a Colorado native, Nathan Church spent college amid the earthy aromas of the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, earning a degree in Visual Arts and Graphic Design. His journey from intern to business partner at Havey Productions began in 2001.
Well versed in the full range of digital production from photography and cinematography to art direction, design and editing, Nathan composes beautiful sounds and images both in camera and on screen. His empire at HP includes film editing, photo retouching and graphic, production & audio design ...and schlepping. Visit www.haveypro.com.
Chris Takagi is a freelance photographer whose work has been published in The New York Times, Newsweek, The Advocate, the Chronicle of Higher Education and various textbooks and annual reports. He is a former member of Impact Visuals photo agency in New York and now spends much of each year taking photos for Rose Community Foundation and other local and national grantmakers. He lives with his wife and teenaged son in northwest Denver. Visit http://aphelios.org.
Flor Blake is a portrait, and commercial photographer with a style consisting of vibrant and energetic imagery. Flor is originally from Dominican Republic, she moved to Puerto Rico with her family at age fourteen where she got a Bachelors degree in Arts specializing in Advertising from the University of Puerto Rico. She loves traveling (even if it's across the street), eating, and celebrating people's birthdays. Blake is based in Denver, Colorado. Visit http://www.florblakephoto.com/.
Abbie Kozik is an award winning graphic designer who has operated Abbie Kozik Design, LLC, for over 20 years. Abbie specializes in branding and nonprofit and for-profit communications. "Designing for organizations doing good work for our community makes me happy," says Abbie. In her free time Abbie paints abstract paintings and was recognized as one of Art Business News 2012 Top 50 Emerging Artists. Visit www.abbiekozikdesign.com.