Jonty Valentine is an Auckland based graphic designer, university lecturer and sometimes curator and writer. He runs a design studio—Index—which specialises in publication design and design for arts organizations, and is co-editor of the graphic design journal The National Grid. Jonty received a BFA from University of Canterbury and an MFA from Yale University, both in graphic design.
Sherry Blankenship is a writer and Associate Professor at Ohio University, teaching graphic design in both the BFA and MFA graphic design programs. Now serving on the editorial advisory panel of Iridescent, the Icograda Journal of Design Research, Sherry is also peer reviewer/editor for anti-po-des, a New Zealand journal of design research. She has taught graphic design in the USA, New Zealand, Lebanon, Qatar, India and Zimbabwe.