Juror Spotlight

My Linh Mac
Visual Designer and Artist

"I embrace being a chameleon by exploring different aesthetic styles. But at the end of the day, I stay consistent with having fun and delivering a meaningful story/message of the brand and timeless aesthetic."

My Linh Mac is a Saigonese multi-media artist, visual designer, and art educator based in Chicago. Mac is best known for her digital paintings, traditional oil paintings, and her series of contemporary ‘galactic/no-brush’ paintings- Ranbu. As an accomplished painter, her works portray beauty in humble places with her signature style of deep and vibrant accent colors. While Mac’s paintings have varied genres, from conceptual, abstract, and figurative to contemporary, her digital and visual design works are commercial. 

Mac’s multi-media artworks are represented by Angard Art Hotel, Brauer Museum- in Indiana, Queen Victoria Museum and Gallery- in Australia, Museum of Outstanding Design (MOOD) in Italy, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA) Museum- in South Korea, and many exhibitions, private collections across the United States and around the world. In 2016, Mac established MMAC Visual Art & Design Studio with the goal of inspiring others through her art and assisting emerging companies, brands, and creative individuals in finding their identities and voices through her designs.

How do you unwind from work mode?
I learn how to ‘live slow’ by picking up healthy habits such as investing at least 3 hours each week in engaging in endorphin-boosting physical activity. I also make an effort to spend at least two hours a day offline so that I can give my eyes a break from looking at digital screens. Without straining my eyes and continuing to be productive, I can make fast notes on my own performance, strategize areas to improve, and sort out issues with a notebook. Doodling, sketching fresh ideas, and taking long walks outdoors can be therapeutic. I’ve also learned that to enjoy life without internet because visual health is just as important as mental health.

What categories are you looking forward to reviewing for the Davey Awards?
Tough choice, but if I have to narrow it down to 3, it has to be:

1) Design & Brand
2) Online Advertising & Marketing
3) Integrated Campaign.