The Earlybird Deadline may have come and gone, but that doesn't mean it's too late to get in on the Core77 Design Awards. We announced our first round of jury captains at the very beginning of this year and gave you a look into the professional backgrounds of seven of the people who will be judging your work. To add a little motivational fire to your creative process, we're introducing five more jury captains (with the final five to come). Read up—and take notes—on the jury captains for the Visual Communication, Social Impact, Writing & Commentary, Speculative and Service categories:VISUAL COMMUNICATION
Location: Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada
» Marian Bantjes
Designer, Typographer, Writer and Illustrator
Marian Bantjes is a designer, typographer, writer and illustrator working internationally from a small island off the west coast of Canada, near Vancouver. Marian is known for her detailed and lovingly precise vector art, her obsessive hand work, her patterning and ornament and has lectured on her work and thoughts at over 100 conferences and events worldwide since 2006. Bantjes began working as a book typesetter in 1984 and opened her own design firm in 1994. In 2003, she left all of that behind to begin an experiment in following love instead of money, by doing work that was highly personal, obsessive and sometimes just plain weird. At the same time she began writing for the design weblog "Speak Up" and her cheeky but thoughtful articles soon gained her recognition in the blogosphere. In 2008, she was accepted as a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI). Her 2010 book "I Wonder"—an exploration of the marriage of word and image—is included in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. Much of Marian's work has been published in publications around the world, including Wallpaper, Creative Review, Azure, Communication Arts, Print, Design Indaba and étapes.
SOCIAL IMPACTLocation: Copenhagen, Denmark
» Nille Juul-SørensenDanish Design Centre
From 2004 until 2011 Nille Juul-Sørensen worked as an Associate Director at Arup, an international consulting firm with architects, engineers, planners and designers. Juul-Sørensen, who is based in London, has worked with design and architecture all over the world. Before joining Arup, Juul-Sørensen was a partner at KHR Architects, where he was responsible for architecture and design of the Metro – later followed by the design of the upcoming Cityringen for Arup. He 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 and his work has been been widely published in architectural and design magazines, feature programs on radio and television, both nationally and internationally.
WRITING & COMMENTARYLocation: Los Angeles, California
» Alissa Walker
Alissa Walker writes about design, architecture, cities, transportation and walking for many publications. She is the urbanism editor at Gizmodo and her work regularly appears in Los Angeles Magazine
, the LA Weekly
, Fast Company
, T Magazine
and the Los Angeles Times
, as well as on the KCRW public radio show DnA: Design and Architecture
. In 2010, she was named a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow for her writing on design and urbanism. In 2011, she was awarded an ArtPlace grant for the initiative GOOD Ideas for Cities, where creatives propose solutions to urban problems proposed by city leaders. Alissa lives in a Dodger blue house in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles where she throws ice cream socials, tends to a drought-tolerant garden and relishes life in L.A. without a car. Read more at her blog, A Walker in LA
, and follow her @awalkerinLA on Instagram
SPECULATIVELocation: Perth, Australia
» Oron Catts
University of Western Australia // Founding Director of SymbioticA
Oron Catts is an artist, researcher and curator whose pioneering work with the Tissue Culture and Art Project is considered a leading biological art project. He is the founding director of SymbioticA, an artistic research centre housed within the University of Western Australia's School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology. Under Catts' leadership, SymbioticA has gone on to win the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica in Hybrid Art (2007) and the WA Premier Science Award (2008). In 2009, Catts was recognized in Thames & Hudson's book "60 Innovators Shaping our Creative Future" and was named one of Icon Magazine's top 20 Designers. His work has been exhibited at venues such as MoMA, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo and National Art Museum of China. Catts was a research fellow at Harvard Medical School, a visiting scholar in Stanford's Department of Art and Art History, a visiting professor of Design Interaction at the Royal College of Arts in London and a visiting professor at Aalto University's School of Art, Design and Architecture. His work is often cited as inspiration to diverse genres such as new materials, biotech, textiles, architecture, ALife, ethics, fiction, cultural studies and food.
SERVICELocation: Sâo Paulo, Brazil
» Tennyson PinheiroLivework Studio
// Designer, Founder and CEO Tennyson Pinheiro
is designer, founder and CEO of Livework in Brazil. Pinheiro is also a bestselling author, public speaker, professor and permanent columnist at Core77 where he pens the Design @ Your Service column. He teaches at the Transdisciplinary Design MFA at Parsons – New York. A lover of cognitive sciences, Tennyson is a certified Hypnotherapist by the NGH, the most prestigious clinical hypnosis organization in the world and has an expert level METT micro-expression recognition certification from the Paul Ekman institute. Pinheiro was responsible for igniting the Design Thinking and Service Design movements in Brazil and plays a leading role on the Service Design community worldwide. He recently founded Eise – The School For Service Innovation, an unprecedented startup acceleration through Service Design program and since then has been helping startups integrate design into their daily development routines.