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photo of Deb Hearey DEB HEAREY is the photo editor of travel and lifestyle magazine Tiny Atlas Quarterly and a freelance photo editor, art buyer and creative producer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her clients have included Hewlett-Packard, Boeing and Ritz-Carlton, and she has been a photo editor at Dwell, Real Simple, ReadyMade, and Us Weekly. She lives in Orinda, California, with her husband and three young children.Bryan Nanista began his career of award-winning editorial design and art direction by redesigning city newspapers, and then switching to magazines, cultivating his love for food, fashion and portrait photography. He moved to Colorado to combine his passions for design and the great outdoors, becoming the art director at Climbing magazine, and later, at Backpacker. Utilizing his skills in conceptual thinking, creative concepting and strategy development, Nanista has led teams in more than six editorial redesigns.

photo of Lori CusickLORI CUSICK is the design director of luxury lifestyle magazine Private Clubs, for which she is responsible for maintaining the award-winning publication’s look and visual appeal. Through extensive research, she identifies top photographers around the world, and recruits the best to enrich the magazine’s pages. A graduate of Pratt Institute, she has worked at ad agencies, founded her own design studio, and got her start in publishing at Meredith Corporation. The ex-New Yorker now resides in Dallas, and spends her weekends painting en plain air.

photo of Scott HallSCOTT HALL is the photo director at Travel + Leisure magazine; he was previously the director of photography at Newsweek. He moved from Massachusetts to New York City to attend New York University, and worked in both book and magazine publishing after graduation. He’s been a photo editor at Abbeville Press, Departures magazine and T: The New York Times Style Magazine.

photo of Tara Guertin TARA GUERTIN is the director of photography at AFAR magazine, and has been with the magazine since its inception. Before joining AFAR in San Francisco, she worked as a photo editor in New York City at publications such as BlackBook, Talk, Seventeen, InStyle and Lucky. Guertin finds inspiration in her travels, which have taken her to some 35 countries. When she’s not collaborating with photographers and researching new talent, she can often be found among the redwoods, or roped to large pieces of granite throughout Northern California.

photo of Rob Shapiro ROB SCHAPIRO joined Brunner Pittsburgh as chief creative officer after 14 years at the Martin Agency in Richmond, Virginia. Schapiro has created highly effective campaigns for leading brands such as ESPN's Summer and WInter X Games, Hanes Apparel, Miller’s MGD brand, Saab and the United Tennis Association. His work has been internationally recognized by British Design & Art Direction, Cannes, Communication Arts, Graphis, the PDN Photo Annual, the Webbies and more.