2018 Stipend Panelists Announced

The 2018 Summer Stipend application opens soon.

On June 15, check macktez.com/stipend for your chance to receive $1000 to finish your summer project.

We are delighted to have the following colleagues, clients, and friends participating in the selection of our 2018 Summer Stipend recipient:

Nicholas de Monchaux is a designer, author, and Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design in the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently Director of the Berkeley Center for New Media. He is also the author of Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo, a cultural, physical, and intellectual history of the Apollo A7L spacesuit.

Kevin Dempsey is a commercial real estate professional with extensive and diverse experience in both corporate and startup clients. He has recently joined Managed By Q to expand their commercial project management team.

Nina Etnier is a Partner at Float Design Studios, working on high-end residential and commercial projects. She has been featured on the cover of Architectural Digest Italy and was named 2013 Best of the Year by Interior Design Magazine.
Harold Mann, president of Mann Consulting, is a long-time peer and friend from the west coast. He is an expert in user interface, pre-visualization of web products and services, and I.T. infrastructure.

Evan Stark is the VP of Engineering at Amper Music, an artificial intelligence-based composer allowing creatives to instantly create and customize original music for their own content.

Morey Talmor, founder of Talmor & Talmor & Talmor, a New York-based creative consultancy and design agency, creates work that spans disciplines including branding, creative direction, design for digital platforms, editorial, packaging, and creation.

​Dong-Ping Wong is a founding partner of Food New York and co-founder of Friends of + POOL, the world’s first water-filtering floating pool for New York City and one of the largest crowd-funded civic projects in the world. Dong is also a frequent public speaker at international venues such as the Municipal Art Society Summit, Olso Design Council, AIGA Design Week, Core 77 Conference, PSFK Conference, and the World Summit on Innovation.​