Max Sawka

Associate Creative Director, OneMethod

9 years ago Max finagled an internship at a smallish digital + design shop called OneMethod and since has quite simply refused to leave. A writer by trade, he has taken the role of ACD where he steals ideas from collaborates with an ever-changing collection of super creative people working across all the disciplines, channels, and what-have- yous. Max is best known for helping create the La Carnita campaign/restaurant chain and currently spends his time working on brands like Kit Kat and ONEMETH Goods (OneMethod’s streetwear label).


Jeff Vermeersch

VP, Creative Director , MullenLowe

Jeff was born and raised in the small Northern Ontario town of Webbwood. He moved to Toronto to take a computer course and ended up working in advertising. He spent the first eight years of his advertising career as a developer where he received many awards including FWAs and the FITC Best Canadian Developer. When his developer skills become obsolete he transitioned his career into a creative role. He spent the next eight years at various Toronto agencies where he receieved Marketing Awards, Lions and Webbys. Jeff recently moved to Boston to take the role of VP, Creative Director at MullenLowe.


Jess Willis

Group Creative Director, Mosaic

Jess Willis is a 15-year veteran of the advertising business. Her career is as varied as her shoe collection, having been immersed in all things digital, design, as well as more traditional mediums at some of Canada’s best agencies, including Ogilvy, JWT and TAXI. Her work has been recognized at Cannes, ADC, One Show, Cassies, ADCC, Marketing, Coupe and Applied Arts, and she’s been featured in Lüzers Archive, Fast Company, Wired and Devour. A true channel agnostic thinker, and now Group Creative Director at Mosaic, Jess is applying her talent for idea-led creative in order to redefine what experiential marketing can be.


Lisa Nakamura

Creative Director of Design, Cossette

As Creative Director of Design at Cossette, Lisa oversees branding and communications for clients including Sephora, Chatters and Dairyland. She leads a wide range of branding projects by building and facilitating smart systems, unique concepts and brand-appropriate solutions. Prior to joining Cossette, Lisa was the Creative Director of Design at Rethink where she led projects with A&W, Sobeys, Molson Canadian and Coast Capital Savings. With almost 15 years in the design and advertising business, her work has been recognized in numerous national and international shows including The One Show, London International Awards, Communication Arts, Applied Arts and Graphis.


Mooren Bofill

Design Director, john st.

Mo is the Design Director at john st., where she oversees work across brands throughout the agency including President’s Choice, Shoppers Drug Mart and Tangerine . Previously, she was Design Director at Zulu Alpha Kilo where she helped launch and build integrated platforms for Corona, Interac, Bell and Coca-Cola. Mo is a multidisciplinary creative and has been recognized for her work in design, digital and advertising by the ADCCs, Creativity International Awards, Canadian Marketing Awards, Communication Arts, Coupe Magazine, Archive and Applied Arts to name a few. Her other obsessions outside of design are travelling and typography. You can find her obsession with typography on her daily blog: http://mobofill.tumblr.com/



Kim Prosser

ACE Awards Co-Chair, Alberta Motor Association

Laura Tailleur

ACE Awards Co-Chair, Top Draw

Every year, the Advertising Club of Edmonton celebrates not only the outstanding work of our local professionals, but the fearless clients and reliable partners who bring it to life. It’s no big secret that 2016 was a hard year. It was a hard year for everybody. Revenues were down. Marketing budgets shrank. Projects were postponed (or cancelled). Jobs were lost. Across the board. In spite of all this award winning work was created. New clients replaced old ones and creativity was pushed as more was created with less. Now it’s time to reflect and celebrate the hard work, let’s forget the stresses of the year gone by and reward ourselves. Let’s suppress the anxiety and chaos that was 2016 and come together to celebrate the spectacular work created amongst all of us.

Thank you to our members, our dedicated sponsors and our fellow board members for making the 38th annual ACE Awards possible. Thank you to our insanely talented judges for taking the time to brave Edmonton in February to review and award the work that this immensely talented industry submitted this year. It was an incredibly rewarding experience to put this show together, one we will definitely never forget. On behalf of the Advertising Club of Edmonton, we are so grateful to have the support for the ACE Awards year after year. We hope that you take the time to reward yourselves, not only at the Award Show but on a regular basis for the work, dedication and passion you show to the advertising industry.


Laura Tailleur + Kim Prosser


ACE Board of Directors

2016, 2017
Jordan Mair – President
Brenna Voogd – Vice President
Dana DiTomaso – Past President
Kim Prosser – ACE Awards Co-Chair
Laura Tailleur – ACE Awards Co-Chair
Katherine Duffy – Ad Auction/ACE on Display Chair
Kassia Haynes – Communications Chair
Joe Di Fabio – Treasurer
Ashleigh Niziol – Membership/Student Liaison Chair
Jackie Macdonald – Programming Co-Chair
Andrew Moschuk – Programming Co-Chair
Brock Harrison – Sponsorship Chair
Amber Madarash – Office Administrator