INTERIORS & EXHIBITIONS
Judging location: New York, NY
» Jury Captain: Geoff Manaugh
Editor in Chief of Gizmodo and Author at BldgBlog
Geoff is a freelance writer, curator and the author of BLDGBLOG, where he publishes widely on questions of landscape, architecture and technology. He is also the author of "The BLDGBLOG Book," "Landscape Futures" and a forthcoming study of the relationship between burglary and the built environment.
» Jake Barton
Local Projects // Principal and Founder
Jake is the principal and founder of Local Projects, a group that's creating the media design for the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum with Diller Scofidio + Renfro and the Frank Gehry-designed Eisenhower Presidential Memorial.
» Yen Ha
Front Studio // Founding Principal
Fluent in French and Vietnamese, Yen is a LEED accredited professional and a licensed architect whose recent work has been featured in Interior Design, Icon Magazine, Wallpaper, and The New York Times. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the New School of Architecture and Design in San Diego, CA.
» Hayley Eber
Co-Founder of EFGH and Adjunct Professor at The Cooper Union
Hayley joined Diller Scofidio + Renfro in 2002, where her experience has ranged from temporary installation and media work, performance, architectural competitions and large-scale urban projects. Prior to joining DS+R, she worked at Eisenman Architects on the Arizona Cardinals Stadium and the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, and at Wiel Arets Architects in Maastricht on the Utrecht University Library.
» Michi Yanagishita
Front Studio // Principal
A native-born Japanese speaker, Michi is a licensed architect. Her work on the Harlem Townhouse was featured in The New York Times Real Estate section; in addition she has been published in AIT, Arch+ and AD Magazine.
Judging location: Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada
» Jury Captain: Marian Bantjes
Designer, Typographer, Writer and Illustrator
Marian began working as a book typesetter in 1984 and opened her own design firm in 1994. In 2008, she was accepted as a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI). Her work has been published in Wallpaper, Creative Review, Azure, Communication Arts, Print, Design Indaba and étapes, among others.
» Dr. Shelley Gruendler
Type Camp // Founder and Typographer, Designer and Educator
Dr. Gruendler has presented at TypoBerlin, ATypI, TypeCon and How. She has published articles in Communication Arts, How, Slanted and Step and has judged international typography for Communication Arts and Canadian book design for the Alcuin Society.
» Mark Mushet
Vancouver Review Media // Photographer and Editor
Mark spent much of the last 20 years providing cultural, entertainment and editorial photography for a variety of Canadian and international magazines. He has received numerous regional and national awards and nominations for his editorial photography.
» Paul Roelofs
Vancouver Magazine // Art Director
Paul dedicated the first stage of his career as a Creative Director and journalist for numerous magazines in Canada and the U.S., such as Garden Design, Saveur and most notably for InStyle magazine. His work has been widely recognized by international award-granting institutions, including the Society of Publication Designers and the National Magazine Awards.
Judging location: Copenhagen, Denmark
» Jury Captain: Nille Juul-Sørensen
Danish Design Centre // CEO
Nille is the recipient of Eckersberg Medal for his work on the Copenhagen Metro, Kasper Salin Prize 2011 for Trianglen Station in Malmo, Nordic Lyspris 2004 for the light in the Metro. His work has been been widely published in architectural and design magazines, feature programs on radio and television, both nationally and internationally.
» Anand Vengurlekar
Stoic // Managing Director
Anand has previously worked with Sony, LEGO and IDEO. Today, he is Managing Director of Stoic, where he leads the ongoing refinement of the firm's powerful marketing approach by leveraging his consumer marketing experience from Sony and Lego and his user driven innovation experience from IDEO.
» Tania Ellis
The Social Business Company // Special Advisor and Managing Director
Tania is a Danish-British prize-winning author, speaker and business innovator, specializing in social business trends and strategies. In 2010, her internationally acclaimed book "The New Pioneers" was listed on Cambridge's Top 40 Sustainability Books. In 2014, she received the prestigious Indian Women Leadership Excellence Award.
» Vinay Venkatraman
Leapcraft // Founding Partner
Vinay currently spends his time between creating new education curriculums, shaping policy initiatives for the Danish government and consulting large global businesses on innovation. He has worked with companies like Nokia, Intel, Novo Nordisk, Maersk line, Lufthansa Technik and Philips lighting.
STRATEGY & RESEARCH
Judging location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
» Jury Captain: Larry Keeley
President and Co-Founder of Doblin Inc.
Larry is a strategist who has worked over three decades to develop more effective innovation methods. Since 1979, he has worked with many global companies on innovation effectiveness, among them Apple, Coca-Cola, Ford, Mars, Sony and Zurich Financial Services.
» Jeff Semenchuk
Hyatt // Chief Innovation Officer
With more than 25 years of experience as a corporate innovator, Jeff has played key strategic roles for companies, most recently serving as a founder and managing director of Citigroup's global Growth Ventures & Innovation unit. He was head of global innovation at Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, has founded four start-ups and worked as a corporate consultant, including serving as a senior advisor with the Monitor Group.
» Tomoko Ichikawa
IIT Institute of Design // Sr. Lecturer of Design
With 20 years experience in communication simplification and information design, Tomoko's focus has been on creating visuals that clearly reflect the content structure to effectively communicate. Her work experience in design field (Siegel Gale) and strategy consultancy (Doblin) have included serving such clients as Fidelity Investments, U.S. Trust, Dean Witter, Chubb Insurance, MacDonald's, Zurich Insurance and SAS.
» Todd McCullough
Adjunct Professor at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and Principal at McCullough Partners
Todd has worked with over 100 of the Fortune 500 firms (and some smaller ones): helping them design strategies; align innovation with corporate strategy; design and implement breakthrough innovations; and build innovation capabilities and culture.
Judging location: New York, New York, USA
» Jury Captain: Ayah Bdeir
littleBits // Founder and CEO
Ayah's career and education have centered on advancing open-source hardware to make education and innovation more accessible to people around the world. She is a co-founder of the Open Hardware Summit, an alumna of the MIT Media Lab and a TED Senior Fellow (her TED talk "building blocks that blink, beep and teach" has over 700k views).
» Limor "Ladyada" Fried
Adafruit // Founder and Superstar Hacker
Limor's goal for Adafruit was to create the best place online for learning electronics and making the most well-designed products for makers of all ages and skill levels. She was the first female engineer on the cover of WIRED magazine, an EFF Pioneer Award recipient and was recently awarded Entrepreneur magazine's Entrepreneur of the year.
» Duann Scott
Designer Evangelist at Shapeways and Founder/Designer at Bits to Atoms
Duann is an industrial designer, writer and researcher specializing in the democratization of product design through online digital fabrication. He helps everyone from individual artists, designers and educators to major brands and institutions understand how they can use 3D printing to maximum potential.
» Marco Perry
DIWire and Pensa // Founder
Marco has over 20 years experience inventing, designing and engineering just about everything from candy and yogurt to 3D printers and solar chargers. When he is not busy with his work, he loves to build hovercrafts with his kids.
Now that you've had the chance to get to know a few more of the names that will be seeing your work, keep up to date on new jury announcements on the Core77 Design Awards website. Submit your design before March 20th to get involved!