Judging location: Treviso, Italy
» Jury Captain: Aaron Siegel
Fabrica // Head of Interaction and Online Experience
Aaron has created work for various institutions including the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Electroland, Directed Play, the MIT SENSEable City Laboratory and Facebook. He has exhibited work in Los Angeles, San Jose, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Reno, Memphis, Indianapolis, Seattle, New York, Guadalajara, Madrid, Trieste, Heidelberg, Singapore and Rome.
» Damon Seeley
Electroland // Co-Founder
Damon cofounded Electroland in 2002 as a vehicle for his interests in interactive and media arts in public spaces. Since then he has helped create groundbreaking interactive public artworks, art installations and exhibits for large public and private clients. He has been lucky enough to lead outstanding teams of designers, developers, visual effects artists and engineers in these efforts.
» Dan Goods
Visual Strategist at NASA JPL and Founder of Directed Play
During the day, Dan is the Visual Strategist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he develops creative ways of communicating, and works to transform complex concepts into meaningful stories that can be universally understood. His work is seen in public spaces, art museums and is displayed in outer space.
» Christine Outram
Director at City Innovation Group and Former Researcher at MIT SENSEable City Lab
Christine has been called a "Digital Swiss Army Knife," but that's only half the story. As the Associate Director of Invention at Deutsch LA, she leverages her expertise in architecture, design and computing to produce products and digital services that combine visionary thinking with nascent consumer desires. Previously, she was Creative Director at Re:Imagine Group, whose clients included The United Nations, Nokia, Best Buy and the City of Singapore.
Judging location: Detroit, Michigan, USA
» Jury Captain: Christine Park
General Motors // Cadillac Exterior Lead Designer
Christine is responsible for designing Cadillac's future production vehicles and internal concept vehicles that shape the brand forward. Prior to her current position, she was a lead interior designer for Cadillac. She was responsible for the interior design theme of the 2010 Cadillac XTS Platinum concept, which she executed for the production 2013 Cadillac XTS.
» Jeff Nield
Strategic Design Manager // Cadillac
Previously, Jeff was the Manager of Strategic Design Vision and Futuring for Ford Motor Company. Additionally, he led global design exploration of a next generation Ford Design DNA and had a lead role in the strategy, design, and development of the award winning Ford Start Concept revealed at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show.
» Curtis Evey
Head of Marketing Solutions // RTT USA
As the Head of Marketing Solutions for RTT USA, Curtis leads a team of Creative Consultants and Artists in the Detroit and Los Angeles offices. He has previously taught in the Transportation Design program at Lawrence Tech University and maintains a research role as part of the USCAR Digital Color Initiative.
» Alan Macey
Chrysler // Designer and Curb Industries // Co-founder and Creative Director
Alan Macey is an experienced product designer with a diverse skillset developed at automotive OEMs in the US and Europe. He's driven by a lifelong passion for the arts and enthusiasm to deliver successful, memorable products to the marketplace. He is currently a designer at Chrysler and is also the Creative Director and Co-Founder of Curb Industries.
Judging location: Sâo Paulo, Brazil
» Jury Captain: Tennyson Pinheiro
Livework // Designer, Founder and CEO
Tennyson is a designer, founder and CEO of Livework in Brazil. He is also a bestselling author, public speaker, professor and permanent columnist at Core77 where he pens the Design @ Your Service column. Tennyson was responsible for igniting the Design Thinking and Service Design movements in Brazil and plays a leading role on the Service Design community worldwide.
» Joâo Batista Ferreira
Service Thinker of EISE - School of Innovation in Services, Brazil // Head of Institutional Relations, Board Member
Joâo is the founder and CEO of J2B Innovation, a consulting firm for business development, innovation culture and branding. He was responsible for the planning, supervision and direction of all services related to customs, accommodation, transportation, food & beverage and security of personnel participating in the 1992 Global Forum, which consisted of 2,500 NGOs from 170 countries.
» Mauricio Manhães
Livework Brazil // Design Researcher
Mauricio has over 15 years of experience as an ITC project manager and works as a design researcher at live/work Brazil. As a PhD candidate at EGC/UFSC, with the support of CAPES foundation (an agency under the Ministry of Education of Brazil) and Köln International School of Design (Germany), he is researching the impacts of prejudice on the innovation practices of organizations.
» Mario Fioretti
Whirlpool Corporation // Industrial Design and Innovation Director
Mario Fioretti is the Industrial Design and Innovation Director of Whirpool Corporation in São Paulo, Brazil. He is responsible for industrial design projects for both Brastemp and Consul brands in Brazil, and Whirlpool design developments for Latin America. He also leads Whirlpool Innovation team for Brazil and Latin American Region.
WRITING & COMMENTARY
Judging location: Los Angeles, California, USA
» Jury Captain: Alissa Walker
Alissa 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, Dwell, Fast Company, GOOD, T Magazine and the Los Angeles Times, as well as on the KCRW public radio show DnA: Design and Architecture.
» Carolina A. Miranda
Freelance Magazine Writer and Radio Reporter
Carolina is freelance magazine writer and radio reporter who has produced stories on art, culture and travel for Time, ARTnews, ARCHITECT, Art in America, Fast Company, NPR's All Things Considered and PRI's Studio 360. She blogs about art and culture at C-Monster.net and has been named someone to follow on Twitter by both the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. Find her at @cmonstah.
» Margaret Wappler
Margaret Wappler wrote about arts and culture for the Los Angeles Times for seven years, and has also published in Rolling Stone, The Believer, LA Weekly, NYLON, JANE magazine and many other publications. Her fiction has appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, Black Clock, Facsimile, Public Fiction and was recently anthologized in Joyland Retro.
» Jade Chang
Metropolis Magazine // Contributing Editor
Jade is a Contributing Editor at Metropolis Magazine where she writes about the intersection of design and our changing world. She has been the recipient of fellowships from Sundance, Squaw Valley and Winterhouse/AIGA. She lives in Los Angeles.
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!