Julian B. Kiganda is a transformational brand strategist, award-winning graphic designer, author, and speaker who specializes in creating compelling visual stories for an elite client base ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to multi-million dollar nonprofits and small businesses. As CEO of JBK Brand Design LLC, her expertise in design, branding, and marketing has helped her clients land multi-million dollar sponsors, sell out events, and increase sales by 800% overnight. Her roster of clients, includes the Steve Harvey World Group, Turner Construction, the National Urban League, Charles County Public Library, and the African Union. Julian and her work have been featured in The Washington Post, ABC News, Communication Arts, NPR, NBC News, FOX5DC, and AP. A voice of authority in her industry, she’s taught branding and marketing courses at Bowie State University, and has spoken at the United Nations, Georgetown University, the World Bank, Capitol Hill, and the 2018 IEDC Annual Conference, amongst others. Known for giving talks as transformative as her work, Julian is also the co-author of “Whose Shoes Are You Wearing?” and speaks around the country on building brands through storytelling, effective communication, and living with purpose.
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Christine St.Vil (@PDMediaLLC) CHRISTINE ST.VIL is a speaker, author, social media strategist and consultant whose work focuses on helping entrepreneurs navigate the frustration and overwhelm of social media. A sought-after social media expert and influencer with her own successful blog, Christine has spoken at numerous events and conferences on blogging and social media, including Niche Parent Conference at Disney, NAACP Convention, and Steve Harvey’s Act Like a Success Conference. She has also partnered and worked with organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Highlights for Children, Needs Brand (Tia and Tamera Mowry) and more to create successful digital media strategies/campaigns to promote and extend their brands. Christine is an instructor in the Steve Harvey RADICAL Success Institute, & she has been featured in numerous local and national TV and online media outlets (including VOA, Fox 5 DC, Fox 45, WBAL, WHUR, Huffington Post AllParenting.com, Sirrius XM, amongst others). She received her BS in Biology from Marymount University.
Vernon Lockhart has more than 25 years of experience as a designer and specializes in corporate identities, exhibition, environmental, and multimedia design. Over the years, he has provided art direction for many significant projects in the Chicago area and has served an impressive list of clients, including: Northwestern University, University of Illinois Laboratory Schools, Hyatt Regency, Nike, Whirlpool, DuSable Museum of African American History, Museum of Science and Industry, Bronzeville Children’s Museum and Namasté. Vernon is the recipient of awards and praise from many sources including: Print, Communications Arts, Graphic Design USA and Graphis. He also served on the AIGA Chicago Board as Community Outreach Chair, managing the Poetry In Motion program and student contest. And also participated as a cyclist with Team AIGA/Roll Over Aids during his tenure.