Please bookmark this page. We will be posting the names and biographies of additional Portfolio Review faculty each week and will not post our final list and schedule until late March.
Note: Please pay attention to “Reviewer Preferences” listed by some of our reviewers at the end of their bios. This will help in making your reviewer selections.
Following is a provisional list of reviewer’s biographies for Connect 2018.
Glenn Batkin Suzanne Darmory Jennifer Donatelli Betsy Jablow Lisa Matthews Daniel Stark
Glenn Batkin is a freelance creative director for advertising agencies. He’s worked on staff at New York agencies including: J Walter Thompson, Bozell, Grey, CDM and GSW. Awards for his efforts – Clio’s, Comm Arts, Manny’s, Graphis, Archive mag, Cannes, Rx Club, Obie and the NY Art Directors Club. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Suzanne is Executive Creative Director at Zeta, leading the creative department with world-class solutions for Fortune 500 clients. She has over 20 years advertising experience in New York (Deutsch, Grey, JWT, mcgarrybowen, Ogilvy, R/GA) and three years in London (Bates, Euro, Imagination, Ogilvy & Mather). She was recently recognized as one of the 29 most powerful women in digital media by Refinery29. In addition to winning over 100 awards, Suzanne's work has been featured in: AdAge, Adweek, Brandweek, CNN, and Forbes. She judges awards shows (Addy's, Caples, Stevies), reviews portfolios (FIT, NYCFotoWorks, PSPF), participates on panels (AdWeek, Email Insider Summit), and teaches at FIT.
Jen is an creative art director at Mother New York. Her focus is fashion, beauty and lifestyle.
Betsy Jablow is a Senior Art Producer with BBDO in NYC where she has worked since 2004. Before this appointment she worked at Publicis. Her earlier experience included the MAD and Museum of Modern Art museums in NYC.
Lisa Matthews has been an Art Producer for over twenty years. She got her start in automotive advertising working on the Mazda account at Foote, Cone and Belding before moving onto The Designory and Suissa Miller. In 1999 she became a Co-Manager of Art Production at Saatchi & Saatchi overseeing the department while working on the Toyota account. For the last 7 years Lisa has managed the Art Production department at Team One Advertising Agency working on Lexus Automotive, Ritz Carlton, JW Marriott, 2K Games, Indian Motorcycles and Pacific Investment Management Company. Reviewer Preference: She is interested in seeing all genres, but automotive is a plus. Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Daniel Stark’s diverse background in advertising, publishing, apparel and media at companies like GQ, Baron & Baron, Ann Taylor, Harper’s Bazaar, Deutsch and Nielsen is the driving force behind Stark Design. As the company’s Executive Creative Director, Daniel has created well-known campaigns, identity programs, packaging, editorial and product design for a diverse mix of consumer brands, services and companies including CVS Health, L’Oreal, Staples, Alterna and NYU. Stark is also the creator of PaperMade — a line of books and products sold worldwide that feature flat character designs, pre-cut and pre-scored, that punch out, fold up and turn into 3D objects. Apart from an accomplished author, Stark is also an inventor and irrepressible tinkerer. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing imagery and video of fashion, beauty, lifestyle and architecture.