ADC Awards

The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its 99th year, these Awards celebrate the very best in advertising, design, illustration, photography, packaging, motion and digital media, all with a focus on craftsmanship and innovation.

Publication Design

Ronda Thompson

Creative Director

Essence Communications

New York

Ronda Thompson is the Creative Director at ESSENCE Communications. In this role she oversees the creative direction of print, digital, social and video content. Prior to ESSENCE, she served as a freelance Art Director for multiple titles and brands including People, Sports Illustrated Kids, Vibe, Details, HBO, Magic International and American Express, working in marketing, experiential, and print media.

With an eye for design and visual storytelling, Ronda has juried design competitions and conducted portfolio reviews for NYC Fotoworks and The Society of Publication Designers. She has also served as a panelist for AIGA.

Ronda received her BFA in Design from Howard University. Originally from Los Angeles, CA she now lives in Brooklyn, NY.




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