From L to R: Peter Kallen, Jennifer Dzienis, Damon Clegg, Emily Ryan Stark, Patrick LongFrom L to R: Peter Kallen, Jennifer Dzienis, Damon Clegg, Emily Ryan Stark, Patrick Long
Over the next week we'll be giving you a 24-hour reminder to set your clocks for the live broadcast of this year's inaugural Core77 Design Awards winners. Please note, all broadcast times and dates are Eastern Standard Time.
CORE77 DESIGN AWARDS LIVE BROADCAST
July 12-22, 2011
10 Days. 15 Categories. Eight Countries. Live!!
Special thanks to the incredible jury team who worked on judging this year's Soft Goods/Apparel category!
Tuesday, July 19th
Judging location: PORTLAND, USA
Design Director of Nau
Having spent his youth making ski and nightclub apparel, Peter Kallen pursued a Bachelor's degree in Apparel Design from Bassist College. He was hired by Nike to create their ACG line which expanded into footwear and track and field design. In 1994, he started a snowboard brand creating boards, boot bindings and clothing and then went on to start an eponymous fashion street label in Japan. Five years later, he decided to focus on expanding his design company, Thinkbomb Designlab, and consulted for Ralph Lauren, Nike and Schoffel. Kallen also opened an urban garden store called Dig: Dream in Green. More recently, he teamed up with colleagues to found the sustainable urban and outdoor clothing company, Nau where he is currently Design Director.
Emily Ryan Stark
Emily Ryan Stark is an independent designer located in Portland, Oregon. She has been designing custom and retail pieces since 2001, and she has participated in many fashion shows over the years. Currently, Ryan produces two small collections per year as well as custom one-of-a-kind pieces. Ryan loves modern sculptural designs that explore texture and shape, as well as artistic, comfortable, and cozy designs. She is continually inspired by 1920's couture, science fiction, and Japanese and Scandinavian fashions.
Principal Partner at ID Workshop
Prior to joining ID Workshop in 2003, Damon Clegg, a UK native, was Design Director at Nike for ACG, Training, and Tennis. He began his career in footwear design at Adidas' world headquarters in Germany working in Outdoor and Running categories. Before he made the leap into the footwear industry, he worked in Europe designing everything from giant, fiberglass spaceship restaurants to stylish colostomy bag components. He holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial Design from Leeds University, and a Masters Degree in Industrial Design from Manchester University.
Associate at Works Partnership Architecture
Jennifer Dzienis is an Associate at the award winning firm Works Partnership Architecture (W.PA). While at W.PA she has worked as Project Manager and Project Architect on several projects in the Portland area. She participates as a critic for the University of Oregon Department of Architecture Portland Program and Portland State University Architecture program, and has most recently worked with the AIA Portland Chapter to select jurors for the 2010 Annual Design Awards. She finds inspiration for her work and extracurricular activities in all realms of design from architecture to fashion to industrial design to motorcycle mechanics.
Patrick Long is an illustrator who lives and works in Portland, Oregon. The son of an architect, he was taught to pay attention to the ceiling, as well as the space under the stairs—composition, essentially, whether on a page or to a room. His drawing has brought many crossroads, from campaigns for Nike and Starbucks, to fabric designs and scarves for Nina Ricci, animation collaborations with Laika, and video for 1000memories. His lifelong interest in making things is recently expressed in his bag company Chester Wallace, named after his two grandfathers.