Cut & Paste Contestants

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After much deliberation, the 8 contestants who will compete to be the Cut & Paste champion have been chosen. The competition is this Saturday, November 19th at M1-5 at 52 Walker St. The contestants, in alphabetical order, are presented after the jump.

Diana Dalsass

Diana started by designing flyers for house parties and printing them out on the Xerox copier at her corporate day job. Since then, she has designed flyers all over Boston, NY and LA and collaborated on an independent record label, She currently freelances and plans and promotes parties at

Francisco Perez

Francisco describes himself as an illustrator/graphic designer/comic book colorist/Super Mario Kart champion. He doesn’t like to be called Eugenio and likes Pandas.

Jesse Raker

Jesse describes his style as nas/qtip/diamond D/method merged graphically. He is originally from New York City and enjoys walking its streets.

John Siers

John is a “messenger of design.” He operates as a freelance illustrator in NYC at Media Blasters, a company specializing in anime, manga, and bizarro films. He regularly conquers diabolical Photoshop challenges at

Andrew Sturgess

Andrew self-transplanted from Clinton, Connecticut (Bluefish Capital of The World) to Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute in 1998. His endeavors include design, illustration, fashion, psych-garage, spinning ragga jungle and throwing kick-ass roof parties. Shout out:

Anisa Suthayalai

Anisa was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. She currently works for 2×4 inc. in New York and does freelance work for “Default.” She is a somewhat accident-prone, kamikaze snowboarder. Her mom and her boyfriend are her biggest fans.

Daniel Weise

Dan recently quit his job at to focus on publishing the next issue of SHERBERT magazine. He is currently working on a plan to move out to Coney Island next summer to sell strawberry shortcake on the Boardwalk with his girlfriend.

Miriam Weiskind

This Ohioan turned New Yorker has found a home as graphic designer for the hip New Jew Review, Heeb Magazine, bringing with her an eccentric style full of humor and spontaneity. She prefers Puma to Nike, Coke to Pepsi, Slurpies to Icees, and wiener dogs to all other dogs.

The Cut & Paste Competition

The contest is being presented by Audio Visual Disorder (AVD) and is being sponsored by Psyop, Tekserve, Karmaloop, Crumpler, and Wacom; Red Stripe will be providing free beer. Prize sponsors include: KidRobot, myPlasticHeart, Mimoco, Crumpler, Sophomore, Sugarcuts, and illightenment. Media sponsors include: LVHRD, Flavorpill, Cool Hunting, Hired Guns, Super7, ProteinOS, FRENCH’N’FRESH, Swerve, Design is Kinky, Theme Magazine, and NYTokyo. VIP passes, drink passes, and gift bags will be available to the media.

Event Details

Saturday, November 19th: doors at 9 pm, competition at 10, party 12-4 am

M1-5: 52 Walker St, between Broadway and Church

The judges are:

– Tristan Eaton, Founder of Thunderdog Studios

– Kendrick Reid, Vice President of On-Air Design at Comedy Central

– Doug Jaeger, Creative Director of thehappycorp global

– Jeff Staple, Founder of Staple Design

– Kylie Matulich, Creative Director of Psyop