Jury Team from L to R: Mark Christou, Melanie Wiesenthal, Josh Handy, Marianne Rosner Klimchuk, Joe Marianek
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.
Special thanks to the incredible jury team who worked on judging this year's Packaging category!
Wednesday, July 20th
@5:00PM ESTPACKAGINGJudging location:NEW YORK CITY, USA
Creative Director at Pearlfisher
For nearly 10 years, Mark Christou has worked his creative magic at packaging and branding powerhouse Pearlfisher. After leaping across the pond from London to New York in 2007, Mark quickly became one of the youngest creative directors around - a testament to his talents both as a designer and as a team leader. Known for being a highly imaginative and expressive brand designer, Mark approaches the creative process with great vision, passion and intuitive flair, believing that as a designer his role is to convey an experience, an emotion and fundamentally, a strong sense of connection. A firm advocate of the less-is-more school of thought, his work can be summarized as simple and bold.
Director of Creative 3D at Victoria's Secret
Melanie Wiesenthal is a creative director and designer, currently at Victoria's Secret Beauty and previously at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Origins, and Aveda. Melanie is an Adjunct Professor at Parsons School of Design, having taught studio classes in typography and graphic design since 2003 and has spoken at numerous conferences in the US and around the globe on design and sustainability including AIGA, Fuse and ENG Amsterdam. Her corporate and freelance work has been featured in The Art Director's Club, Print Magazine, Communication Arts, Graphis, Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, How Magazine and Graphic Design USA.
Vice President of Industrial Design at Method Products
Josh Handy has been designing consumer products for over 19 years in four countries. His degree in Mechanical Engineering is tempered with a Masters in Industrial Design and an MBA in Design Management. After working with Method Products in 2001 at Karim Rashid's studio in New York, Josh established the Method internal industrial design studio in 2006. In 2010, his pump laundry packaging for Method won IDEA Gold, Best of Category and IDSA Silver for Design of the Decade.
Marianne Rosner Klimchuk
Associate Chairperson of Packaging Design at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
As Associate Chairperson of the Packaging Design Department at FIT, Marianne Rosner Klimchuk is responsible for shaping the mission and curriculum in the education of future design leaders. She has co-authored two books: Packaging Design: Successful Product Branding from Concept to Shelf and Really Good Packaging Explained. She is a partner in DesignPracticum, which consults to organizations and companies on the integration of design thinking, education, strategy and best practices. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for Package Design magazine and is a contributing writer to industry magazines, judges industry competitions including the FiFI Awards, and is a member of the Design Management Institute (DMI). She has a bachelors degree from Wesleyan University and an MS in Package Design from Pratt Institute.
Associate Partner at Pentagram
Joe Marianek has led and contributed to a broad variety of identity, print and environmental projects for clients including Citibank, the Museum of Arts and Design, Bobby Flay, and Guitar Hero. His work has been recognized by the AIGA, Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club and featured in numerous publications and exhibitions. In 2010 he was named a Young Gun by the Art Directors Club, an international award for innovative talent in the visual communications field aged 30 and under. He serves on the Board of AIGA Rhode Island and is an adjunct faculty at the School of Visual Arts in New York.