With the EARLYBIRD Deadline only 3 weeks away, we are excited to unveil this year's Core77 Design Awards Jury Captains! Although these individuals need no introduction, we are honored and thrilled to have them lead the charge for this year's design awards program!
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The Core77 Design Awards proudly offers 17 progressive categories honoring the richness of the design profession and its practitioners. From Consumer Products to DIY, Service Design to Writing & Commentary, the Core77 Design Awards provides designers, researchers and writers a unique opportunity to communicate the intent, rigor and passion behind their efforts. We also offer 15 designated student sections within our 17 categories. And with globally distributed jury teams, the individuals who will be considering your work are expert practitioners in the field.
Today we're announcing jury captains from FIVE of our categories. Stay tuned in the next weeks as we share our full Jury Captain lineup! Without further ado:
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INTERIORS & EXHIBITIONS
Judging location: Mexico City, Mexico
» Andrés Mier Y Teran, Jury Captain
Principal at Grupo MYT
Andrés Mier Y Teran is Founder and Principal at MYT Diseño, an architecture, design and construction firm based both in New York and Mexico City. MYT Diseño started off as a design and build firm in Mexico City, but has evolved to encapsulate almost all aspects of design in a project. From sketching a new concept to it's final construction, as well as identity, marketing, graphic and industrial design, the firm now is able to create a holistic design experience. Some of the most notable works by the firm in Mexico include the concept for Soumaya Museum interiors, The Monument to the Mexican Revolution, La Imperial and Moshi Moshi. And in New York, Taka Taka, Antojeria La Popular, Vive la Crepe restaurants and Stella Filante store.
Mier Y Teran studied Interior Architecture at ESAG Penninghen in Paris, furniture design in Copenhagen and Architecture in UNAM, in Mexico City. He worked in Tokyo and in Paris with Philippe Starck before earning a Masters Degree in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in 2008. Andrés has been frequently published, was awarded the gold medal for a five-year trajectory in Interior Architecture by the Mexican National Association of Interior Design in 2006, and more recently the 2011 Prix Met Penninghen for his Professional Trajectory 2001-2011 by ESAG in France.
Judging location: London, United Kingdom
» Anab Jain, Jury Co-Captain
Director at Superflux
Anab is a Director at Superflux and founded the studio in 2009. Leading the Consultancy's client partnerships whilst balancing the Lab's self-initiated conceptual projects, she hopes to realize the studio's vision as a new kind of design practice, responsive to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. She has led interaction design projects for clients such as such as Microsoft Research, Sony, Nokia and the Prince's Foundation. Originally from India and educated at the National Institute of Design, Anab gained her MA in Interaction Design from the Royal College of Art in 2005. She has been honored as a TED Fellow and has won awards from Apple Computers Inc., UNESCO and ICSID. She has presented her work at the MoMA New York, National Museum of China and London Design Festival, amongst others. She lectures at various design schools around the world and has presented at conferences such as LIFT, PICNIC, Playful, SIGGRAPH and FuturEverything.
» Jon Ardern, Jury Co-Captain
Director at Superflux
Jon is Director and Lead Creative Technologist at Superflux. He gained an MA in Interaction Design from the Royal College of Art in 2006, with a distinction for his dissertation on 'Emergence' and its role in design. Jon leads the creative and technological development of projects at Superflux. In this role, he has worked with a diverse range of clients such as Sony, Snibbe Interactive, Demotix and the Government of UAE, whilst experimenting with new technologies such as augmented reality, prosthetic vision and synthetic biology in the studio's Lab. His work has been exhibited at the MoMA New York and V&A London, and has won prizes from UNESCO and New York's Social Design Network. He has lectured at the Architectural Association London, MAD Faculty Genk, Belgium and Kitchen Budapest Hungary.
Judging location: Milan, Italy
» Ezio Manzini, Jury Co-Captain
Coordinator at DESIS Network (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability)
For more than two decades, Ezio has been working in the field of design for sustainability. Most recently, his interests have focused on social innovation and he started, and coordinates DESIS, which is an international network on design for social innovation and sustainability.
Throughout his professional life, he has been at the Politecnico di Milano. Parallel to this, he collaborated with several international schools. Currently, he is Honorary Guest Professor at Tongji University in Shanghai, Jiangnan University in Wuxi, COPPE-UFRJ in Rio de Janeiro, and the 2012 Distinguished Visiting Professor at Parsons, the New School for Design in New York.
» Anna Meroni, Jury Co-Captain
Assistant Professor in the Department of Design at Politecnico di Milano
Anna Meroni is an Architect with a Ph.D in Design. She is also the Coordinator of the POLIMI-DESIS Lab (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability) in the Department of Design at Politecnico di Milano. Assistant Professor in Service and Strategic Design at the School of Design, she is part of the board and faculty of the Master of Product Service System Design, Co-Director of the Master in Strategic Design and Director of the Master in Social and Collaborative Housing. In her role as a visiting professor in universities worldwide, she has more than a decade of experience as investigator in research projects. Her focus is design for sustainability, with emphasis on design activism for social innovation.
Judging location: Århus, Denmark
» Simon Kavanagh, Jury Captain
KP International Development & Education Design at Kaospilots
Born in Dublin, Simon Kavanagh received his B.A. in Art and Design Education (a joint degree which incorporates three years of Visual Communication) at 21. For the next six years, Simon worked as a Creative Director in an Irish Multimedia company, Interact. It was during these years that he designed, programmed or managed approximately 600 multimedia titles in the business, educational, IT, online-Gaming, leisure and banking sectors for such clients as Oracle, Microsoft, Chase, Reuters, Esat (02), and Masterfoods and set up divisions in NYC and Paris. He then became a consultant in R&D for Windmill Lane Studios in the areas of Interactive Television, Content Management systems and online gaming before moving to Paris to further his studies in digital media and art. He re-embarked on the educational path in Shanghai where he lectured a British degree in new media, design and culture for three years, until he sought and found the most experiential and leadership education in the world, Kaospilots. He continues to explore alternative approaches to education and pedagogy with the long term goal of transferring this knowledge back into art and design education.
STRATEGY & RESEARCH
Judging location: San Francisco, United States
» Susana Rodríguez de Tembleque, Jury Captain
Executive Creative Director at SYPartners
Susana Rodríguez de Tembleque is responsible for the originality and creativity of SYPartners' work; setting the overall creative vision for the firm and leading her team of multidisciplinary designers to conceptualize and bring to life transformative strategies, stories and ideas. She also plays an active role in the work itself—helping the Gap reimagine its store environment and customer experience, assisting GE with cultivating a culture of innovation, and working with IBM to design the award-winning THINK exhibit. Susana is also a member of the board of directors on AIGA and was recognized by GDUSA as one of 25 "People to Watch in 2012."
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