Cooper Hewitt says...

"Andrew Kner – President of the Jury
"Born in Hungary, where his family has been involved in design and publishing
since the 18th century. He came to the United States in 1940 at the age of
5, and received both his BA (1957) and his MFA (1959) from Yale University.
He worked in promotion design for "Time, Inc.", "Esquire", and "Look
Magazine" before joining The New York Times as Art Director for the "Sunday
Book Review". In 1970 he became Executive Art Director at The New York
Times Promotion Department, a position he held until 1984 when he left to
join Backer & Spielvogel as Senior Vice President, Creative Director for Sales
Promotion. In 1990 he left to join RC Publications as Creative Director and
Art Director of Print and Scenario Magazines (he Art Directed Print on a free
lance basis from 1963 to 1990). He left RC Publications in April of 2000 to
free-lance. He has won over 150 awards for design and Art Direction. Posters
he has designed are part of the permanent collection of Museum of Modern
Art, the Smithsonian and the Louvre. He teaches Communication Design at
Parsons School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology. He served
as President of the New York Art Directors Club from 1983 until 1985, and
currently sits on the Art Directors Club Advisory Board."