Curt Cloninger is an artist, designer, writer and Assistant Professor of New Media at the University of North Carolina, Asheville. He is the author of several books, most recently Fresher Styles for Web Designers (2009) and Hot-Wiring Your Creative Process (2006). His work has been featured in The New York Times and I.D. Magazine, on ABC World News and at art exhibitions from Korea to Brazil. Curt also maintains lab404.com, playdamage.org and deepyoung.org in order to facilitate a more lively remote dialogue with the Sundry Essences of Wonder.
Jesse Wagner is co-founder of Nathanna, a progressive graphic design firm in Knoxville, Tennessee. He has performed web design work for national entities such as HGTV and the Food Network, along with local mainstays, such as the Market Square District. Along with web design, Jesse is also a master of typography, print design and illustration.