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Judges

This year’s D&AD Awards were analysed by 260 judges from 40 countries. Judging panels comprised leaders and practitioners across disciplines, and were drawn from design and advertising agencies, brand in-house teams, the freelance community and the production world, in order to create a global cross section of peers who represent and recognise creative excellence. Get to know them here.

Animation Judges

Andreas Hilbig

Group Creative Director, Jung Von Matt Hamburg
  • Group Creative Director
  • Germany

Andreas Hilbig

Andreas studied Economic and Social Sciences. But right after graduating in 2007, he threw all of his plans overboard, followed his passion – and started a career as a copywriter. After working for Hamburg based agency Scholz & Friends, he joined Jung von Matt (also in Hamburg) where he became a CD after only two years.He went on to work at several Jung von Matt branches (JvM/Fleet, JvM/Elbe, JvM/SAGA), where he developed creative highlights for a lot of the group’s biggest clients – including Nivea, Sixt, Zalando, Mercedes, GE, Netto and more. In 2018 he became Group Creative Director and today also serves as a member of the board at Jung von Matt/SAGA. Andreas is a highly awarded creative and a member of the German Art Director’s Club (ADC).

Asa Lucander-Stewart

Director, Aardman Animations
  • Director
  • United Kingdom

Asa Lucander-Stewart

Åsa Lucander is a director at Aardman Animations. Originally from Finland, she moved to London in 2001 and joined Aardman in Bristol in 2014, where she is now based. She was first drawn to illustration and from there her passions developed towards moving images. With multi-faceted strengths in storytelling, design and animation she loves exploring various creative styles, be it in 2d, stop motion or CGI. Åsa has a passion for hand rendered drawings and explores many different textures and mediums in all areas of her work. She loves mixing humour with melancholy and thrills in bringing characters of every shape and form to life with compelling scripts and inventive visions. She nimbly blends music, authentic dialogue, film segments, hand drawn characters and dolls in innovative ways. Åsa has directed multiple shorts, including her award-winning film Lost Property, as well as many heart-warming commercial films for clients including Alzheimer’s Research UK, Project Everyone and Childline, and a VR documentary film for BBC. Most recently she directed the music video for Coldplay’s track Daddy.

Faustin Claverie

Executive Creative Director, TBWA\Paris
  • Executive Creative Director
  • France

Faustin Claverie

Faustin Claverie, 40 years old, began his career in 2001 at V, working on accounts such as Volkswagen, 9telecom and 118 218. In 2006, he joined DDB and worked on Nike, Brandt, GQ and Audi. After a short experience at Publicis, he chose to leave France in 2010 in order to join Mother UK working on Stella Artois and HTC. He then moved to VCCP UK working on Mc Laren, MacMillan Cancer. In 2012, Faustin became Creative Director in charge of the Heineken global campaigns at Wieden Kennedy Amsterdam. Since 2015, he is Executive Creative Director at TBWA\PARIS with Benjamin Marchal.

Meena Ayittey

Film Director & Motion Designer, Meena Machina
  • Film Director & Motion Designer
  • United Kingdom

Meena Ayittey

Meena Ayittey is an award winning film director and a Motion Graphic Designer based in London

Melody Sylvester

Head of Film, Engine
  • Head of Film
  • United Kingdom

Melody Sylvester

Melody joined Engine as Head of Film in September 2019. 2020 marks 26 years in the business for Melody Sylvester. She has worked across all aspects of the Film & TV commercials industry –including post production and editing at FINAL CUT LONDON & NEW YORK, agency producer at London advertising agencies – LOWE HOWARD SPINK & MOTHER, Senior Producer for multi award winning directors Smith & Foulkes at NEXUS PRODUCTIONS and for the last 9 years as HEAD OF DESIGN & ANIMATION and EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of RSCG. Working across RSA Photographic and Black Dog UK. Melody is committed to working with young people to increase access to the film and advertising industry. A school governor, youth group leader and mentor to a number of young professionals starting out in media, her focus has always been on storytelling, innovation and raising the bar in everything she does.

Nicos Livesey

Animation Director, BLINKINK
  • Animation Director
  • United Kingdom

Nicos Livesey

Nicos Livesey is constantly pushing the boundaries of technique, taste and sanity in his work. His truly unique, incredibly inventive approach to animation has consistently produced absolutely mind bending results. From sci-fi stop frame needlework, to psychedelic claymation head trips, his films are experimental works of wonder that manage to be at once totally engaging and utterly unlike anything you’ve seen before.

Simon Griesser, President

Animation Director, Salon Alpin
  • Animation Director
  • Portugal

Simon Griesser

Simon Griesser is an Austrian animation director, motion designer, game developer and illustrator who got recently awarded with the Annie Award 2019 for Best TV Broadcast Commercial (Ran Tan), several golden and silver Cannes-Lions (Falter Inferno) as well as the Apple Design Award (Old Man's Journey and ELOH). He currently lives in Lisbon. His carreer includes titles such as Greenpeace Rang-Tan narrated by Emma Thomson, Old Man's Journey, BC-One Johannesburg, Starcraft II 2014 WorldCup, Red Bull Air-race, The Montblanc Story with Hugh Jackman, MTV-Brandstory, Eloh the Game or Much Better Now. He worked with Am I Collective in Capetown, with Eat My Dear in Vienna and many many more. Since 2012 he is partner with Philip (Lip) Comarella of the studio Salon Alpin with production in Vienna and Lisbon. Salon Alpin designs and crafts animations, short films and game designs in a unique poetic imagery for clients such as Greenpeace, ESL-ONE, Montblanc, Falter and many more. Since 2018 they are part of and represented by Passion Animation Studios London and Paris.

Art Direction Judges

Amie Snow-Mayers

Creative - Art Director & Copy Writer, Ogilvy London
  • Creative - Art Director & Copy Writer
  • United Kingdom

Amie Snow-Mayers

Amie Snow is a first class forensic investigation graduate from south east London, who swiftly made a transition into the creative industry with no experience 3 years ago via an Ogilvy internship called The Pipe. Since then she has been a trailblazing creative, nominated as a creative of tomorrow by the British Arrows, leaders with a social heart by The Dots, as a RARE Creative by Google, featured in campaign as a women redefining creativity & Top 10 Creatives to know, has also been invited to judge on panels for Campaigns female frontiers and D&AD whilst being apart of winning great business and campaigns such as World Afro day. Amie is one of the co-founders of Ogilvy Roots, a BME network dedicated to championing greater ethnic and cultural diversity within the work, agency and the industry. She has also played a key role of it's global expansion into WPP roots with other amazing colleagues and executive champion Karen Blackett, and is looking to take the industry by storm. She believes that in this business, of course, the work in your book matters, but paving a way, being fearless, authentic and proactive in your creativity is key for the future of advertising! Outside of work, she is a passionate Artist, Music host and Curve Model who loves to Travel and explore different cultures. Amie Snow plans to be a creative that finesses both Being in front of the camera and behind! Check out her last Evans Curve Squad modelling campaign with Evans Boutique!

Clara Mulligan

Head of Art and Design, Anomaly London
  • Head of Art and Design
  • United Kingdom

Clara Mulligan

I started in the graphic design field at the early age of six as Owner and CEO of “T-shirt World," a puffy paint T-shirt business and my first professional venture. Years later, I received my MFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design, graduating with honors. Upon landing in Seattle, my exuberant style, multi-disciplinary approach and focus on creative story-telling have been put to good use, creating design and art direction for clients such as Nike, Microsoft, K2, HBO, Rossignol, and Electronic Arts. Looking for a change, I formed and ran my own graphic design firm, which specialized in branding and web design.  Running a business turned out to be too much business at that time, so I joined Creature, directing and crafting story-driven design. I have a simple approach that allows me to develop insightful and original work, unrestricted by medium or category. During my decade in Seattle, my creative and design direction has helped reinvent coffee for Seattle's Best Coffee, revive 100 year old pants for Dickies Workwear, and create a 50 year vision for the Space Needle by reimagining the visitor experience, among a slew of other design and advertising based projects. I then moved to Amsterdam to be the Director of Design at Sid Lee, where I worked on a Special Edition bottle for Absolut, re-evaluating the customer journey for The North Face European retail and designing the world's happiest day for Pocky. I am currently Head of Art and Design at Anomaly London where I run and lead the design department. We create transformational design shifts for global accounts like Johnnie Walker, Unilever, Instagram, Uber and Captain Morgan’s, among others—as well as lead branding and creative development for new product innovations. I also part own and run a designer umbrella company. My work has been featured in Communication Arts, Print Magazine, Under Consideration, Behance, Brand New, the FWA, Ad Week, Creativity Online, Computer Arts and AdAge and recognized by The One Show, D&AD, Type Director’s Club, Webby Awards, Awwwards, Art Directors Club, and Graphis. I was honored to be included in the Business Journals' 40 Under 40 for creative leadership in business.

Ivo Purvis

Executive Creative Director, Partners
  • Executive Creative Director
  • Portugal

Ivo Purvis

Ivo Purvis is the Executive Creative Director of Partners Lisboa. He is a former art director and one of the most recognized creative minds in Portugal. He worked at Leo Burnett, TBWA, BBDO and has been distinguished internationally trough out the years, at Eurobest, ADCE, FIAP, El Sol, Epica and Clube Criativos de Portugal. He´s Vice-President of the board of the Portuguese Creative Club and also member of the board of ADCE.

Keka Morelle

Chief Creative Officer, Wunderman Thompson Sao Paulo
  • Chief Creative Officer
  • Brazil

Keka Morelle

Keka Morelle is from Rio Grande do Sul, moved to São Paulo in 2001. Graduated at Puc/Porto Alegre and Post-Graduated in Fashion at Santa Marcelina University, in São Paulo. In the last 23 years, Keka Morelle worked in a total of 8 agencies, including F/Nazca,Fischer, FCB, DM9DDB and AlmapBBDO. This diversity of places gave Keka a huge vision of work culture and what culture work brings the most creative result and which does not. Going through different creative and entrepreneurial approaches, these companies have been shaping Keka's way of seeing creative leadership. In 2005 she won her first Gold Lion at Cannes Festival- and after that she got many others. Keka has been chosen by the Premio Colunistas Brasil for Professional of the Year 2017 and as Creative Professional in Caboré Award 2018, the most prestigious advertising award in Brazil. She's also being invited to be part of important juries in international festivals like Cannes, D&AD, One Show, NY Festival, El Ojo, Young Guns. She has already been invited to give art direction classes to the main creativity schools in Brazil such as Escola Cuca, Perestroika and Miami Ad School. She was creative director at Dm9DDB for 4 years, where she led a team of 25 people directly. In 2015 she started work at Almap BBDO as art director. At Almap she created the Global Havaianas Campaign Made of Brazilian Summer, applied in more than 20 countries and one of the most awarded campaigns of 2017 according to the Gunn Report. In june 2017 Keka was promoted to creative director at Almap and lead the creative work for brands like Antarctica, Lays, Ruffles, Quaker, HP, Volkswagen, O Boticário and Havaianas. In January 2019, she was promoted to Executive Creative Director at Almap BBDO and was jury in Outdoor category in One Show and Cannes Lions Festival. And in September 2019, she has been appointed Chief Creative Officer at Wunderman Thompson Brazil leading a team of more than 100 people in São Paulo and Porto Alegre, and reporting to Pedro Reiss, CEO of Wunderman Thompson Brazil. This year, Keka will serve on the 2020 Clio Awards Branded Entertainment & Content Jury.

Komal Bedi Sohal, President

Chief Creative Officer, Saatchi & Saatchi Dubai
  • Chief Creative Officer
  • United Arab Emirates

Komal Bedi Sohal

Komal Bedi Sohal Chief Creative Officer, Saatchi & Saatchi Dubai. Komal is a creative leader with more than 25 years of experience at Y&R, Grey, Lowe and Saatchi & Saatchi across India, South East Asia and the Middle East on global brands like Cadillac, Harvey Nichols, Colgate, Virgin Atlantic and Land Rover, to name a few. — Yet, Leica is her favourite brand ever. Her work has received multiple golds at Cannes Lions, One Show, ANDYs, ADC, Clio, LIA, Epica, D&AD, Spikes Asia, Effie, WARC, Dubai Lynx and Goa Fest. Her campaign for Harvey Nichols was ranked the number two press campaign in the world. And the Big Won ranked her number two on the list of Top Art Directors. — Yet, her real grand prix are her son and daughter. Naturally, her husband is on the credit list. She has served as a jury member at Cannes Lions, Art Director’s Club, Clio, Adfest and New York Festivals. — Yet, she loves being judged by Grey Joy, her big, burly, always-sleepy cat. Over a decade ago, she brought the Middle East into the spotlight through art direction and craft, and became the first female ECD in the region. Over a month ago, her Leica collaborated with her sister’s pen, and they published their debut book “Dream Keeper” an ensemble of poetry and photography. She believes in a world where women can and will. — At least, the case study says so.

Matt Murphy

Executive Creative Director / Partner, 72andSunny USA
  • Executive Creative Director / Partner
  • United States

Matt Murphy

As Partner and Executive Creative Director, Matt Murphy has continually pushes 72andSunny to innovate with art, technology and entertainment, producing culturally-impactful work that has been recognized in every prestigious award show in the industry. He’s a born tinkerer and is always looking for new ways to create opportunities with all of our brand partners. In his spare time, Matt is a painter and sculptor, looking to push his thinking forward by manifesting new ways ideas can come to life. Matt has been known to start various street art and/or guerrilla performance art projects and also volunteers his time to mentor the next generation of creative talent.

Michelle Jones

Head of Creative, Greater London Authority
  • Head of Creative
  • United Kingdom

Michelle Jones

Most creatives aspire to make work that will be seen by many, with a message powerful enough to effect change. Michelle Jones’ role as Greater London Authority’s (GLA) Head of Creative allows her to do just that. Tasked with voicing Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s strategies and making them known to all Londoners, Jones is responsible for amplifying important messages across the city – tackling subjects like homelessness, air quality and inclusivity in her campaigns. In 2018, Michelle was selected to be 1 of 50 rare minds from around the world to participate in a two-day masterclass in creative leadership, in association with D&AD and Berlin School of Creative Leadership. Michelle also featured in the 2019 Creative Talent issue of Pitch Fanzine.

Book Design Judges

Anna Gerber

Co-Founder & Creative Director, Visual Editions
  • Co-Founder & Creative Director
  • United Kingdom

Anna Gerber

Anna Gerber is co-Founder and Creative Director of Peabody Award winning creative agency Visual Editions. Visual Editions is all about telling stories: we bring technology and creativity together, to help brands tell new stories that connect with people emotionally in unexpected ways. We work with partners like Google Creative Lab to make innovative mobile-first books; COS/H&M to create storytelling moments for customers at the busiest shopping time of the year; and Ace Hotel to bring bedtime stories for grownups into hotel rooms. With a background in the very best of publishing and design, Anna understands and adores nothing more than to push boundaries around innovation and storytelling.

Avni Patel

Designer & Art Director, Patel & Co.
  • Designer & Art Director
  • United Kingdom

Avni Patel

Avni Patel is a designer and art director working across organisations in the arts, media, charity and publishing sectors. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art, she has set up Patel & Co., a collaborative studio that develops editorial and book design, exhibition design and signage, as well as identity and brand. She is also a visiting lecturer on undergraduate and postgraduate design courses from time to time. Along with her own practice, Avni has worked at Thames & Hudson for the last decade and has recently taken on a post as Art Director of their Museums list, working on titles with the V&A, The British Museum and more recently M+ in Hong Kong.

Craig Oldham

Creative Director, Office Of Craig / Rough Trade Books
  • Creative Director
  • United Kingdom

Craig Oldham

Craig Oldham is a Designer, Educator, Writer, Procrastinator, Publisher, Campaigner, Website-Up-Putter, and Yorkshireman. He’s founder of eponymous design practice Office Of Craig and publishing house Common Practices, and is creative director of Rough Trade Books. He’s worked with a lot of people you will have heard of, and a lot of people you probably haven’t. He’s won some awards; written some books; had work on TV and in newspapers; and shown in, and curated, exhibitions. He also sits on committees, global awards juries, educational panels (as well as seats, sofas and chairs). His work has been described as “absolutely magnificent” by The Guardian; “passionate and impressive” by Deyan Sudjic, director of the Design Museum; “Superb” by Jeremy Deller; “Terrific” by Ken Loach; and “Beautiful” by Grayson Perry. In just over 10 colourful years, Craig has won almost every industry award going and been named as one of the most influential designers working in the UK today.  He drinks too much tea and swears a lot. Apparently.

David Tanguy

Founder & Creative Director, Praline
  • Founder & Creative Director
  • United Kingdom

David Tanguy

Born in France in 1973, David first studied Philosophy in its native Brittany before moving to London in 1995 to devote himself to design. Graduated from Central Saint Martins with a 1st BA (hons) in Graphic Design, he shared his passion for design by teaching at Central Saint Martins and giving lectures at various universities and conferences. His fascination for graphic design lead to the creation of the design studio Praline in 2000. Over the years, he developed a team of highly talented colleagues, collaborators and consultants with whom he has created some of the most inspiring and renown projects. Working on projects from book design to branding, exhibitions and art direction, David has developed strong relationships with clients such as Barbican, British School at Rome, Taschen, Royal Academy of Arts, TATE, V&A, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Harvard GSD and many others. He is the co-author of the books Unforgotten New York (Prestel, 2015), Pop City – New York (Editions du Chêne, 2016) and The Scale of Things (Quadrille, 2017). His work has been recognised with awards from Fedrigoni, Art Directors Club, RSA, 100 Show Chicago, British Book Awards and D&AD. David is a jury for a number of design awards, such as D&AD and YCN.

Donna Payne, President

Creative Director, Faber & Faber
  • Creative Director
  • United Kingdom

Donna Payne

Donna Payne is Creative Director at Faber & Faber, the UK's leading independent publisher. She heads up a small but brilliantly formed team that thrives on delivering consistently excellent work across a diverse range of genres, often taking inspiration from Faber's extensive design archive. Donna has art directed many leading illustrators and photographers, and regularly gives talks on Book Design at schools, universities and literary events. She is a passionate advocate for design mentoring, and a more inclusive design industry, enjoying close links to D&AD Shift and Creative Access. She is looking forward to unveiling a Faber brand refresh, following a close collaboration with brand agency, Wolff Olins.

Mark El-khatib

Graphic Designer, Studio Mark El-khatib
  • Graphic Designer
  • United Kingdom

Mark El-khatib

Mark El-khatib is a London-based designer running his collaborative studio developing publications, printed matter, websites, visual identities, exhibition and environmental graphics. He received his MA from the Royal College of Art in 2010 and was previously a partner at Sara De Bondt studio. Alongside his own practice, Mark was art director of Tate Etc. magazine (2011–16). Recent commissions include a new visual identity, website, signage and supergraphics for MK Gallery; book design for Serpentine Galleries and Tate publishing; graphic design consultancy for David Kohn Architects; design and art direction for Dirty Furniture magazine; campaign, editorial and venue signage for Liverpool Biennial and exhibition graphics for the Wellcome Collection.

Sharon King-Chai

Illustrator, Two Hoots
  • Illustrator
  • United Kingdom

Sharon King-Chai

Sharon King-Chai is an award-winning designer and illustrator. Having grown up in Australia, she moved to London in 2003 and since then has brought her style and eye for beautiful design to album artwork, book covers, stationery and her own books including the recent Starbird and Animalphabet, a collaboration with Julia Donaldson. Sharon has a passion for innovation, and her artwork and clever use of paper cutting encourage the reader to think differently about the pages they hold in their hands.

Branding Judges

Ben Haworth

Founder, Soft Power
  • Founder
  • United Kingdom

Ben Haworth

Ben Haworth is the founder of London based design studio SOFT POWER. Since it’s formation in 2019 they have worked with Nike (London, EMEA and Portland), London Fashion Week, The Nue Co, Ravensbourne University, Class Pass and D&AD to name a few. He was the co-founder and Creative Director of The Beautiful Meme who worked with the V&A, the Design Museum, Spotify, Google and the English National Ballet. On it’s closure TBM was ranked 11th in the Computer Arts UK studio rankings. Ben has won numerous brand and art direction awards for Design Week, the Drum, Roses, Fresh and D&AD.

Eva Yarza

Co-Founder, Yarza Twins
  • Co-Founder
  • United Kingdom

Eva Yarza

Eva Yarza is co-founder and creative director of the Yarza Twins, a multidisciplinary creative agency based in London. She has been awarded a D&AD pencil in Packaging design and has been selected as one of the 15 most exciting visual artists under 30 by Print Magazine. She has worked with all kind of clients, from pop star Mika to Adidas, MTV, Converse, Microsoft, Smirnoff, Formula E and many more. Born in Spain, she has worked in Madrid, New York and London, where she is currently based.

Francesca Tenenbaum

Head of Words, Here Design
  • Head of Words
  • United Kingdom

Francesca Tenenbaum

Francesca heads up the writing team at Here Design, a studio of thinkers, writers, designers and makers who work together to create ideas with real cultural presence. Before Here, she was a senior writer at Design Bridge where she wrote for (among others) Guinness, Fortnum & Mason and Cadbury. And before that, she was a copywriter in a more traditional AD/CW combo at various comms agencies around London.

Ilkay Gurpinar

Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\Istanbul
  • Chief Creative Officer
  • Turkey

Ilkay Gurpinar

İlkay Gürpınar joined TBWA\Istanbul as Creative Director in 2006. Under her direction, the agency grew to be recognized as the Agency of the Year - Turkey and has retained the title for the past 7 years. Ilkay and her team won the most number of international awards for Turkey, one of them being the first Yellow Pencil at D&AD. She was listed third on Business Insider’s "The 30 Most Creative Women in Advertising” and was named one of “The Most Influential Female Creative Directors” by ADWOMEN. She is also the founding member and the creative director of the globally distributed arts and culture magazine, 212. She is now feeling very happy and relieved to have finished this flattering biography of herself.

Keiko Hirano

Creative Director, Communication Design Laboratory
  • Creative Director
  • Japan

Keiko Hirano

Keiko Hirano Designer / Visioner|Executive Director of Communication Design Laboratory Keiko Hirano was born in Hyogo, Japan in 1959. She started HIRANO STUDIO Inc. in 1997, and established Communication Design Laboratory (CDL) with Aoshi Kudo in 2005. Her work includes the creation of the symbol and logotype for The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo which led to 16 years of continuous design collaboration; communication design for Oita Prefectural Art Museum (OPAM) In 2014, some 450 pieces of Hirano’s work were housed at the “MMM (Maison des Musées du Monde )” museum in Paris. A judge for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic logo competition, Hirano continues to blog. http://hiranokeiko.tokyo/ http://www.cdlab.jp/

Nathan Reddy

Chief Creative Officer, Grid Worldwide
  • Chief Creative Officer
  • South Africa

Nathan Reddy

Nathan’s rise as one of South Africa’s most-awarded creatives has been fast and furious. He started his career in 1990 at FCB. In 1992 he joined TBWA/Hunt/Lascaris as head of design moving on to head the design department at AMC, later known as DDB SA. Nathan is a founding member of TBWA/Gavin/Reddy and GRID where he remains today. He has grown Grid into South Africa’s top Brand agency. Nathan holds a National Diploma in Graphic Design, and has a 22-year track record in graphic design and has been recognised with 65 awards over the years. He’s worked on many blue-chip clients including: Edgars, Standard Bank, BMW, Peoples Bank, Transnet, Ster-Kinekor, MTN, Nissan, Exclusive Books, Southern Sun, McDonald’s, Nissan, Coca-Cola, Mobil, Virgin Mobile, Liberty Life, YFM, ICC Cricket World Cup, FNB, South African Tourism, KFC, Nike, Michelin, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Brand Qatar. Nathan’s work has been published both locally and internationally. He’s won numerous awards and is the founder of The South African Graphic Design Council (THINK) as well as an executive director of the Creative Circle. Nathan’s current challenge is transforming the design industry in South Africa. Nathan was the youngest member ever inducted into the Loeries Hall of Fame in 2017.

Nick Eagleton

The Playful Saboteur, Saboteur
  • The Playful Saboteur
  • United Kingdom

Nick Eagleton

Co-founder of new brand studio Saboteur. Formerly Creative Partner at award-winning global brand agencies Superunion and The Partners. Designer, communicator, mentor and champion of creativity. Since 2015 leader of D&AD's creative thinking Masterclass. Somehow this all started with a degree in sculpture.

Patrick Guerrera

Founder & CEO, Re|
  • Founder & CEO
  • Australia

Patrick Guerrera

Patrick's key focus as the CEO of Re is to build creative cultures that enable highly diverse teams to design and make audacious brands and experiences. Brands that inspire provocation and cultural impact – brands that ultimately deliver sustainable long term growth for their underlying businesses. Since founding the business in 2009, Patrick has led the global vision and growth of the Re Group for the M&C Saatchi Network including two studios in Sydney (Re Sydney and Yes Agency), Re London (EMEA) and the soon to be launched Re Greater China and Re New York City. As a design business Re's assignments stretch from non-for-profits and start-ups, to large-scale national and global brands. At its heart, Re believes branding starts with an intrinsic truth. Once you understand what’s true of a business, you can express that through how a brand looks, how it behaves, the broader conversations it gets involved in and the experiences that ultimately make it live and breath. Re is a multi award-winning design business with recent wins including both wood and graphite pencils at the 2017 and 2018 D&AD Awards. Patrick has over 20 years experience in brand consulting and brand and experience design. His experience covers a board range of categories: country/place branding, telecommunications, financial services, sporting events and codes, FMCG, community services and social justice, property development, retail, the arts and a broad range of not-for-profits.

Sara Kalen

Senior Designer, Butterfly Cannon
  • Senior Designer
  • United Kingdom

Sara Kalen

Originally from Sweden, Sara is a Senior Designer with a 5 year career working in both Sydney and London, which has given her a wide range of packaging and branding experience in both FMCG and premium brands, in sectors such as spirits, wines and food. Due to her Swedish heritage, Sara’s work is characterised by a subtle, refined quality, brought to life through the carefully considered interplay of typography, illustration, materials, finishes and form, but always coming from a strong idea rooted in authentic and engaging story-telling to get to the heart of a brand or product. Sara has worked on numerous global brands including: Woolworths, Glenmorangie, Royal Salute, Oriflame Cosmetics, Atkinsons Fragrances and Diageo.

Tosh Hall, President

Chief Creative Officer, Jones Knowles Ritchie NY
  • Chief Creative Officer
  • United States

Tosh Hall

Tosh Hall is the Global Chief Creative Officer of Jones Knowles Ritchie. He is responsible for the creative and strategic output of the JKR offices in London, New York, Singapore, and Shanghai, overseeing the recent global rebranding efforts for Dunkin’ and Budweiser. Tosh has participated in numerous industry jury panels and his work has been recognized at high-profile award shows, including Cannes, D&AD, The One Show, ADC, Clio Awards, Type Directors Club, Communication Arts and more. His work has been covered in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, BBC, NPR and even mentioned on The Tonight Show, The Late Show and Saturday Night Live. He has also been named one of the 50 “Most Creative People” by Ad Age Magazine with his partner Sara Hyman, CEO, North America. Tosh received a BA in economics and journalism from UNC Chapel Hill. He is an instructor in the SVA Masters in Branding Program, serves on the Type Directors Club Board of Directors and lectures throughout the World.

Casting Judges

Charlotte Martin

Casting Director, Charlotte Martin Casting
  • Casting Director
  • France

Charlotte Martin

Born and lives in Paris, France. Sign Aries. Graduated from University of La Sorbonne Paris in Law and in Art History (Master degree specialised in the Art of Renaissance and Iconography). Assistant curator for the "Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain" Paris, the "Guggenheim Museum" New York and the "Musée du Luxembourg" Paris. Casting Director at OHM Studio, 2003 - 2005, Paris. Free lance Casting Director since July 2006. Founder of her own studio in Paris since May 2014 We cast for cinema, TV, commercial films and print and for events. We cast actors, models, dancers or any individuals with special skills and talents, and we are specialized in street casting as well.

Edu Perez, President

Casting Director, Edu Perez Casting
  • Casting Director
  • Spain

Edu Perez

Casting Director based in Barcelona, specialized in storytelling and unique characters. Graduated in Film & Communication, started working on casting department in 1998 and directing from 1999. His career has been a search in finding new ways to cast people away from standards. Besides from advertising, he directs music videos, contemporary dance films and plays guitar.

Kharmel Cochrane

Casting Director, Kharmel Cochrane Casting Ltd
  • Casting Director
  • United Kingdom

Kharmel Cochrane

Martin Gibbons

Casting Director, Martin Gibbons Casting
  • Casting Director
  • United Kingdom

Martin Gibbons

Martin Gibbons CDG is a casting director working on commercials, films and television for the imaginatively titled 'Martin Gibbons Casting'. We cast projects for the BBC, C4 and commercials for global brands such as McDonalds, Nike, Adidas, Warburtons, McCain, Sport England and Yorkshire Tea. From 2017 to 2019 we received the British Arrows Award for Casting for the CBeebies ‘Differences’ commercial (with Kharmel Cochrane CDG), Sport England ‘This Girl Can’ campaign (with Leanne Flinn) and BT Sport 'Take Them All On' (with Leanne Flinn). We have also been nominated for the 2020 award for the British Heart Foundation commercial 'Boy'. We have also received two nominations at the 2020 CDG Awards for 'Best Casting in a Commercial' for the McCain 'Differences' commercial and the BHF 'Boy' commercial. In 2018 we worked on the Slaughterbots viral which won several awards including a Gold Dolphin at the Cannes Film Festival. Martin is a member of the CDG and also artistic director of Monkeywood Theatre Company, directing and producing numerous shows including most recently ’The Manchester Project’ with HOME Manchester and the National Theatre.

Rodrigo Sobral

Global Chief Creative Officer, OLIVER London
  • Global Chief Creative Officer
  • United Kingdom

Rodrigo Sobral

Rod is a Brazilian born and British naturalised creative obsessed with culture, storytelling and technology. He's one of the most award-winning leaders in the marketing world. His work has been recognised by every major industry award including been consecutively named amongst the Top 20 Creative Directors in the UK and Brazil. Over the last two decades, he helped to build some of the world's most creative agencies while creating culture-defining ideas for brands like Beats, Nike, Google, Heineken, Audi and Unilever, to name a few. He started his career at the age of 15 as a skateboarder and art director in São Paulo. The same city where he eventually founded his agency, Loo/SP, which went to become one of the most creative agencies in his country between 2004/05. Rod left Brazil in 2005 spending most of his career between the UK, Holland and the USA. He helped to build AKQA's creative reputation with his body of work earning the agency its first Cannes Titanium Lion, Yellow pencils and six other Grands Prix. In 2010, he partnered with The Mill and founded their creative shop which was nominated BIMA's 2012 Agency Of The Year after only two years of operation. Rod was named R/GA London's vice-president ECD in 2013. Under his leadership and vision, the agency had its creative golden era - tripling in size and winning over 200 creative awards internationally, including numerous Grands Prix, Cannes Lions, D&AD Pencils, Clios and consecutive Agency Of The Year titles. His work for Beats by Dr Dre attracted international press attention and was pivotal on building the brand's voice, including making some of the most famous sports ads in the last decade. His partnership with the brand was named the 'World's Most Creative Partnership' by Campaign in 2016, and his work was at the centre of Beats acquisition by Apple for 3 billion dollars. In 2019 Rod was appointed to lead Oliver's creative vision and capabilities worldwide as its first Global Chief Creative Officer.

Tara Ford

Chief Creative Officer, DDB Sydney
  • Chief Creative Officer
  • Australia

Tara Ford

Tara Ford is Chief Creative Officer at DDB, Sydney. She’s worked at advertising agencies around the world including London and Amsterdam. Her experience ranges from cars, banks and politics to fashion, alcohol and gaming and everything between. She’s won hundreds of awards, across clients and categories, both for creativity and effectiveness. This includes her GAYTM campaign for ANZ Bank which was also named the ‘Best Direct campaign in the World for 2014’ by the Big Won and #1 ‘Best of Print/Outdoor/Design for 2014’ by Creativity-online.com She also judged or chaired every top award show. Tara has also been an active mentor to young creative talent through the Cannes 'See It Be It' and young Lions Program, RMIT student program, Miami Ad School and AWARD School. She was a panelist at the inaugural 3% Conference Australasia and D&AD Rare. In between all this, Tara also squeezes in raising her four spirited boys and making art.

Cinematography Judges

Aoife McArdle, President

Director & Cinematographer, Somesuch & Co UK
  • Director & Cinematographer
  • United Kingdom

Aoife McArdle

Aoife McArdle is an award-winning director and cinematographer. Her work includes “Live the Game” for PlayStation, “Dream with Us” for Nike, “Equal Love” for Absolut, “Ignition” for Honda and the short film, “Every Breaking Wave” for Irish band U2. Aoife has been a repeat winner at leading industry awards including the Cannes Lions, the D&ADs, the British Arrows and UKMVAs. She debuted her first narrative feature film at both the Toronto Film Festival and the Berlinale Film Festival in 2017. She is currently working on a TV series along with developing her second feature film as writer-director.

Gerrit Zinke

Managing Director Creation, Thjnk Hamburg
  • Managing Director Creation
  • Germany

Gerrit Zinke

Khalid Tahhar

Managing Director & Executive producer, Partizan Paris
  • Managing Director & Executive producer
  • France

Khalid Tahhar

Liz Murphy

Director, Sweetshop
  • Director
  • United Kingdom

Liz Murphy

Liz’s passion is ‘to make stuff that gives people the feels’. She’s good at it too: In 2017 Liz was named in Campaign’s ‘10 female directors you should know’ on account of her ability to elicit “stunning, emotional glimpses of life in all its peculiarities.” With numerous award-winning campaigns under her belt, the Australian-born Director moved to London in 2010 with a focus on creating beautifully shot, emotive observational films and narrative. A highly sought-after Director, she has worked with some of the most creative agencies in the world, such as AMV BBDO, BBH, Fallon, Jung von Matt, DDB and thjnk, as well as brands including Alpen, Kinder, McDonald’s and The National Trust. Her deeply moving spot ‘Bear’ for the charity Grief Encounter featured in the prestigious APA show in 2014, and Liz has won awards from bodies including the ADC, BADC, Adfest and YDA.

Nathalie Pitters

Cinematographer, Worldwide Production Agency
  • Cinematographer
  • United Kingdom

Nathalie Pitters

London-based cinematographer

Sara Wallace

Executive Producer, Smuggler
  • Executive Producer
  • United Kingdom

Sara Wallace

Sara Wallace is Executive Producer at SMUGGLER UK. Prior to joining SMUGGLER, Sara worked at Droga5 and Mother in New York producing global film campaigns. While at Droga5 she produced a music video and live event for Beyoncé on behalf of the UN, performed at the General Assembly Hall to an audience including Michelle Obama, and earning an MTV VMA nomination. Returning to London to work at AMV BBDO Sara produced Guinness ‘Sapeurs’, one of the most awarded film campaigns in the world. Setting up her own fashion & editorial production company, Sara went on to create film, social and live event for the likes of Refinery29, Julien Macdonald and Balmain, while working with celebrity talent from Milla Jovovich to Ludwig Göransson (per Childish Gambino). Since joining SMUGGLER Sara has had a hand in bringing new talent to the roster, while developing and furthering an existing body of best in class creative work. Sara is the proud owner of a string of awards spanning the board, she is a Board Member of Rich Mix Cinema and lives in South East London with her daughter.

Sergio Lopez Ferrero

Chief Production Officer, EMEA, McCann Worldgroup
  • Chief Production Officer, EMEA
  • United Kingdom

Sergio Lopez Ferrero

Collaborative Judges

Ben Terrett

CEO, Public Digital
  • CEO
  • United Kingdom

Ben Terrett

Ben is a designer and CEO at Public Digital which helps governments and large organisations around the world adapt to the internet era. He's a Royal Designer for Industry, the first ever for Service Design. He has won a D&AD Black Pencil, the Design Museum's Design of the Year and been inducted into the Design Week Hall of Fame. He's a Governor of University of the Arts London, a member of the HS2 Design Panel and an advisor to the London Design Festival. Previously Ben was Group Design Director at the Co-op, Director of Design at the Government Digital Service and Design Director at Wieden + Kennedy London. He co-founded Newspaper Club which he exited after a sale in 2015.

Cheyney Robinson

Executive Creative Director, Freelance Consultance
  • Executive Creative Director
  • United Kingdom

Cheyney Robinson

Cheyney Robinson is an award-winning Executive Creative Director. She is the former Chief Experience Officer at Isobar and previously served as Chief Creative Officer, Europe for IBM where she launched eight European studios. She is a passionate and conceptual digital storyteller with expertise in complex business transformation, omnichannel and experience design. Cheyney is deeply committed to issues of diversity and gender equality in the creative industry. Away from the office, she volunteers for Apps for Good (an organisation supporting digital literacy for children), is a frequent lecturer at Hyper Island and mentors for both SheSays and D&AD Shift. She is a member of the D&AD Advisory Board and also serves on the Board of Directors for Creative Equals.

Jack Renwick

Founder & Creative Director, Jack Renwick Studio
  • Founder & Creative Director
  • United Kingdom

Jack Renwick

Jack Renwick is a multi-award winning designer with a strong passion for ideas. She works closely with clients, getting to the heart of their problem and showing how creative thinking can be the way forward. Jack runs a creative branding agency, wittily titled Jack Renwick Studio, based in Whitechapel, London with 9 designers who are more talented than her. She has worked on a huge variety of projects over the past 20 years for clients including Amnesty International, eBay, BBC, Nokia, Royal Mail, Sir Elton John and Stella McCartney and received recognition from most of the world’s most prestigious awards. Jack originates from Glasgow and is frequently sought out as an awards jury member for her ‘refreshingly frank’ views. She is a Fellow, a board member, an examiner, an advisor, a judge, a writer and a speaker. She is a newly elected Design Trustee on the D&AD Board of Trustees alongside some pretty impressive folk.

Kai-Lu Hsiung

Managing Director, RSA/Black Dog Films London
  • Managing Director
  • United Kingdom

Kai-Lu Hsiung

Kai-Lu Hsiung has been working at RSA Films since January 1992; firstly in production working with Directors Steve Lowe, Laurence Dunmore and Hugh Johnson amongst others but then fifteen years ago she became Managing Director and is now based in Beak St. Kai went to Brighton Art College and then on the RCA to do Fine Art and eventually taught at Harrow Art College for a few years before moving into publishing. She helped set up Deadline Magazine with Tom Astor where she worked with comic artistes such as Jamie Hewlett. Advertising then presented itself after cycling past a shoot and the idea of working in a creative business with many challenges just seemed the right way to go. Select Recent Credits 2017 Lords of Chaos (Feature - Post Production) 2017 Rammstein: Paris (Feature Documentary) 2016 The Corridor (Short Film) - Day Dreaming With Stanley Kubrick Exhibition 2016 Red Bull, Kaleidoscope - Gold Cannes 2014 Sainsbury’s, Christmas in A Day - British Arrows - Gold 2013 20th Century Fox, Prometheus marketing films - Gold Cannes

Kate Stanners

Global CCO, Saatchi & Saatchi London
  • Global CCO
  • United Kingdom

Kate Stanners

Kate is Chief Creative Officer at Saatchi & Saatchi London. Since joining in 2005, she and her Partners have enjoyed developing the Agency into one that has the depth & breadth of talent to create multi-platform ideas for both local and global clients. Creative highs have come in the form of awarded work for Carlsberg, Visa, Toyota, Guinness, Kerry foods, HSBC, EE and T-Mobile. Before arriving at Saatchi & Saatchi, Kate was Vice Chairman and Creative Director at St Luke’s, which she joined in 1995. Within two years at St Luke’s, the agency had amassed prolific new business wins including Clarks Shoes, Sky, IPC, COI, Boots and Eurostar, and an impressive body of work resulting in the agency being named Campaign’s agency of the year. Kate began her career at GGT under Dave Trott’s Creative Directorship where she created award-winning campaigns for Cadbury Flake, Cadbury Creme Eggs, Wispa, Holsten Pils, Access (Mastercard), Nurofen, Lurpak, and Seconda. Away from the creative world, Kate is married to David, has a 15 year old son Otto & dogs Rocky & Dino

Naresh Ramchandani

Partner, Pentagram
  • Partner
  • United Kingdom

Naresh Ramchandani

Naresh Ramchandani is a writer, partner at Pentagram and co-founder of environmental non-profit Do The Green Thing. In 1990, one of the first commercials he wrote - for Maxell cassettes - won the best ad in the world at Cannes. In 1995 he co-founded and creative directed London’s only co-operative agency St Luke’s which became the UK’s Agency of The Year in 1999. In 1997 he created the Chuck Out Your Chintz campaign that put IKEA on the British map and into the British living room. In 2003, Naresh was part of a team that created the Make Tea Not War poster for the anti-Iraq war march that featured on the front page of the Sunday Times and was showcased in the Economist and V&A but failed to prevent an unjust war. Between 2005 and 2008, Naresh wrote over 60 columns for The Guardian on the subject of consumer engagement, turning his attention to political parties, cars, phones, televisions, airlines, festivals, retailers, soft drinks, television channels, charities and practitioners of commercial sustainability and how they can best engage consumers in this day and age. In 2007 Naresh co-founded Green Thing, the creativity-versus-climate-change charity that has inspired more than 50m people in 200 countries to live a greener life, taking on many traditions and institutions in the process. As a result, Naresh penned the creativity-versus-climate change talk that featured in TED 2008, has run green communication workshops at Tate and RCA and has spoken at The Houses of Parliament, Oxford University and around the world. Naresh joined Pentagram design in 2011 where he has created campaigns for YouTube, Google, Saks Fifth Avenue, Landmark in Hong Kong, University of Sussex and others, and his given talks about sustainability, his favourite words and his own (mediocre) attempts at music.

Rebecca Wright

Programme Director & Course Leader, Central Saint Martins
  • Programme Director & Course Leader
  • United Kingdom

Rebecca Wright

Richard Brim

CCO, adam&eveDDB
  • CCO
  • United Kingdom

Richard Brim

Richard began his career as an Art Director at RKCR/Y&R later moving to Leo Burnett and CHI&Partners. In this time, he created notable work for clients such as Virgin, THINK, Shelter, McDonalds and the Sunday Times. After joining adam&eveDDB in 2013 he was responsible for the multi award-winning 2013 Christmas campaign Sorry, I Spent It On Myself for Harvey Nichols, which was awarded four Cannes Lions Grand Prix. Alongside winning five further Gold Lions, adam&eveDDB was awarded Cannes Agency of the Year 2014. Rick was also behind 2014’s Monty the Penguin Christmas campaign for John Lewis, which was awarded two Cannes Lions Grand Prix including one in effectiveness, resulting in it being the Gunn Report’s Most Awarded TV Ad of 2015. Rick was promoted to ECD in 2014 and later CCO. Under his creative leadership the agency has been awarded 7 Grand Prix over the last three years, as well as Campaign Agency of the Year for three consecutive years and Gunn report global agency of the year 2016. In 2015 he had the honour of being listed in Business Insider’s Top 10 Global Creative Directors and in 2016 he was listed in both AdAge’s prestigious 40 Under 40 and Creative Review’s 50 Creative Leaders in the UK across all industries. He was also awarded second best parent in the Brim household for the seventh year running but he hopes to change that.

Tim Lindsay, President

Chairman, D&AD
  • Chairman
  • United Kingdom

Tim Lindsay

Born in Lincolnshire and brought up in East Africa, Tim Lindsay was educated at St. Andrew’s School Turi, Kingswood School Bath, Magdalene College Cambridge and Harvard Business School (AMP 155). He has spent thirty-six years in advertising as, successively, joint managing director of BBH; managing director of Y&R London; CEO, then European President, then Worldwide President of Lowe Howard-Spink/Lowe Lintas/Lowe Worldwide; Chairman of Publicis UK and President of TBWA\UK and Ireland. He has worked with a wide range of clients including LEGO, Levi’s, Stella Artois, Tesco, Smirnoff, Olympus, SAAB, Sony, Electrolux, Heineken, the Independent and Army Recruitment. Tim became CEO of D&AD, the advertising and design awards show and education charity, in September 2011 and is also non-executive chairman of advertising agency network the Gate Worldwide. He is now D&AD Chairman. In real life, he is married to Caroline and has four children; Ben, Georgia, Ella and Jessie. He likes books, art, cooking, skiing, cycling, dogs and Chelsea FC.

Design Transformation Judges

Alex Hulme

Director, Map
  • Director
  • United Kingdom

Alex Hulme

Alex is Director of Map and oversees the creative output of the studio. He graduated from The Royal College of Art Design Products course, where he studied under Ron Arad, Sam Hecht and Durrell Bishop. Prior to Map, Alex worked at a series of studios in the UK and US including Nokia, Samsung, Lunar, Tangerine and Tom Dixon. He was one of Maps first employees in 2013 and has overseen on many of the studio’s key projects for clients such as Google, Deutsche Telekom and Sky. Alex has been an associate lecturer at Central Saint Martins for almost 10 years and is a visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art and ECAL

Anna Bateson

Chief Customer Officer, Guardian News & Media
  • Chief Customer Officer
  • United Kingdom

Anna Bateson

Ben Cooper

Founder & MD / Group Innovation Director, Tricky Jigsaw / M&C Saatchi
  • Founder & MD / Group Innovation Director
  • Australia

Ben Cooper

Ben is the founder and Managing Director of the innovation design consultancy Tricky Jigsaw, a company within the M&C Saatchi Group that, in September 2017, saw the group take first place in the Australian Financial Review’s ‘Most Innovative Company’ award. Tricky Jigsaw’s methods and product design work for NRMA Fireblanket (an early bushfire detection system), also won ‘Most Innovative Product’ and overall ‘Best Innovation’ categories. He is responsible for not only the growth and sustainability of Tricky Jigsaw but its positioning as a unique and laterally minded skillset. Through a process of systematic creativity, it offers businesses, organisations and institutions the ability to rethink their impact through product, services and experiences. In 2017 he was personally recognised amongst the top 20 creatives in Australia by the Adnews Creativity List. He is inspired by what is achievable with passionate, curious people unbound by convention. He is known for leading M&C’s world-first shark detection system, the 'Optus Clever Buoy' to win seven Cannes Lions and the coveted Titanium, as well as SXSW, SPIKES Grand Prix and a D&AD White Pencil amongst others. The Buoy went on to receive backing in a $16m shark mitigation pledge from the NSW Government and is listed on the ASX (SM8). Prior to joining M&C Saatchi in 2014, Ben was Head of Digital for The Monkeys; and, before that, had two decades of international experience across London, Zurich and Sydney. In his spare time, he is a co-founder of O Six Hundred, a skin-on-frame kit kayak that in 2015 won Best in Category at the Good Design Awards.

Billy Seabrook

Global Chief Creative Officer, IBM
  • Global Chief Creative Officer
  • United States

Billy Seabrook

Billy Seabrook has spent over 20 years creating innovative brand strategies and omni-channel customer experiences for leading brands in the automotive, CPG, financial services, retail, technology, and travel industries. As the Global Chief Creative Officer of IBM iX, Billy leads a global network of over 57 design studios to deliver data-driven insights, human-centric ideas, and measurable business impact for leading brands around the world. Prior to joining the IBM team in 2017, he held executive creative leadership roles at Digitas, eBay, and Citi where he managed the growth and change of the organizations and the day-to-day activities of global creative teams. Billy speaks frequently at industry events and has won numerous awards for his distinctive work.

Daljit Singh, President

Co Founder & Chief Design Officer, ANNA
  • Co Founder & Chief Design Officer
  • United Kingdom

Daljit Singh

Daljit is the Chief Creative Officer at ANNA, a new challenger bank for the creative industries. Prior to co-founding ANNA - he was part of the global design strategy group at Fjord, (part of Accenture Interactive). From 2010-2012 he was Founding Partner of Conran Singh, the then Digital Arm of Sir Terence Conran’s empire. He joined Conran Singh from Digit, the pioneering digital agency he founded in 1996 and sold to WPP in 2005. Daljit’s work has been recognised with a D&AD Black Pencil Award, Design Week Best of Show and two BAFTAs. His work and thinking is used by businesses and has also been represented by cultural institutions with exhibitions at The ICA and Centre Pompidou. Daljit was born and lives in London.

Des Tapaki

Digital Experience Director, Honest.
  • Digital Experience Director
  • United Kingdom

Des Tapaki

Digital Experience Director for Honest and Principle, with over twenty years of experience in the technology, customer experience and innovation areas, across a variety of sectors from automotive to technology and telecom to financial services and FMCG. Prior to joining the Principle Group, Des worked at FITCH as a Digital Director and was responsible for running the digital proposition, leading key brand accounts and deploying a range of multi-territory projects for the likes of Nestlé, Lynk & Co, Mercedes, Dell, T-Mobile, Macerich and Sberbank.

Shun Ishikawa

Founder, KESIKI
  • Founder
  • Japan

Shun Ishikawa

Shun is Partner of KESIKI inc, an impact & transformation design firm focuses on fostering ‘kind economy’. Prior to co-founding KESIKI - he was a Head of Design/Strategic Design Director at BCG Digital Ventures and a founding member of IDEO Tokyo. Where he lead and built teams as Design Director and PDD innovations as Creative Lead. Shun advises senior executives of start-ups and large companies. He also serves as a professor and a program director of the Creative Leadership program at Tama Art University. An industrial designer by training, Shun has earned numerous design awards and has exhibited work in Tokyo including Designers Block, Milano Salone in Italy and Good Design Award. He has participated in several design awards such as Good Design Award and D&AD. His books, Future of Work and HELLO, DESIGN are widely read in Japan. He is also one of the designers selected by Forbes Japan under “39 Designers who impact the World”. Shun holds a BA degree from Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design in the UK.

Yolanda Martin Olivas

Director of Ecosystem Products, Farfetch
  • Director of Ecosystem Products
  • United Kingdom

Yolanda Martin Olivas

Digital Judges

Andrea Siqueira

Executive Creative Director, BETC Sao Paulo
  • Executive Creative Director
  • Brazil

Andrea Siqueira

Andrea Siqueira, Executive Creative Director at BETC/Havas, winner of Caboré 2019 as a Creative Professional, was one of the panelists in Cannes in the same year and one of the judges at the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival. Under her leadership together with Erh Ray, in Last year, BETC won 2 important competitions, 3 Lions at the Cannes Lions Festival – one of the campaigns was the third most awarded Brazilian campaign in 2019 –, Grand Prix at Wave, Clio, Clube de Criação, among others. Before arriving at the agency headed by Erh Ray, the professional was at Isobar, from Grupo DAN, also as a Creative Executive. Andrea started her career at DM9DDB, as a copywriter, when she won her first awards. Then she went to JWT, where she became creative director. In 2012, Andrea went to Africa Zero, an agency that helped start from zero to 13 clients in 3 years. In 2017, she was president of the Innovation jury at El Ojo de IberoAmerica and was also a judge at D&AD, Clio, One Show, Lisbon Awards. Throughout his career, Andrea has won all national and international awards.

Audrey Tamic

Executive Creative Director, Proximity Paris / RAPP
  • Executive Creative Director
  • France

Audrey Tamic

Audrey Tamic began her career in 2003 after a degree in Literature and a diploma from the prestigious School of Decorative Arts, Paris. Her passion for cultural mediation and digital experience led her to the National Gallery Jeu de Paume, for which she designed the monograph dedicated to Magritte in 2003 and later to the French Association of Artistic Action and to contemporary artists such as Lucy Orta, whom she accompanied to the Venice Biennale in 2004. She joined Proximity BBDO in 2006, working mainly for Mercedes Benz, first as artistic director and then copywriter and creative director. Since then, Audrey has designed digital and brand campaigns, identity projects, and relationship marketing. After more than 12 years at BBDO, Audrey has been rewarded with a series of awards ranging from FWAs to Effies, to a variety of luxury-oriented projects: Chanel (2016 Eye Can Be Campaign), Mercedes Benz ( The Monolith, 2013), Carte Noire (The Recipes, 2012). Other brands that have trusted Audrey are Coty, Hugo Boss, Mini and Krug Champagne for BBDO BEAU. Today she is Executive Creative Director at Proximity Paris and RAPP France and one of Omniwomen's mentors in France.

Carren O'Keefe

Executive Creative Director, AnalogFolk
  • Executive Creative Director
  • United States

Carren O'Keefe

If there's one thing that working with Nike and pro athletes has taught Carren, it's to have audacious goals. As an Executive Creative Director at AnalogFolk – an independent digital creative agency with seven offices globally – Carren leads creative for the network's newest office in Amsterdam. Her audacious goal? Leave the industry, and the world, better than she found it. In 2015, with the mission of using digital to make the analog world better, Carren founded AnalogFolk Portland, becoming the first and only female founding partner in AF’s global network. As a part of the US leadership team, she helped oversee creative in Portland and NYC, creating award-winning work for brands including Nike, Facebook, Clif Bar & Co, Hyundai and L’Oreal. At the beginning of 2020, Carren relocated to Amsterdam to help the global network expand its mission into a new market with an ever-growing list of international clients. Carren has been named one of the 27 senior agency leaders who are charting a new course for the industry in Adweek's Creative 100 list and her Equal Pay Day work for LUNA Bar was named Campaign US' Inclusive & Creative Top 20. Carren was also a 2019 judge for The One Club and the 3% Movement’s Next Creative Leaders in 2018. Prior to AnalogFolk, Carren spent time at AKQA where she built campaigns and experiences for brands such as Nike, Google, Calvin Klein, Kraft, and Anheuser-Busch.

Paul Rider

Head of Art, We Are Social London
  • Head of Art
  • United Kingdom

Paul Rider

As Head of Art at We Are Social, Paul leads a multi award-winning team of designers across some of the world’s leading brands, and is responsible for the art direction, design and content-output of the agency. Paul’s 20-year career has seen him work on some of the UK’s top consumer magazines including NME, GQ and Wired magazine, where he art directed for four years and was heavily-involved in translating the title from print to digital. At We Are Social Paul art directs campaigns across all social channels and has worked with iconic brands such as Adidas, YouTube, Dr Martens, Guinness, Audi and many more. With a multi-channel mindset, Paul leads a team of 14 designers to deliver eye-catching carousels, thumb-stopping moving content, short-form video and animated typography. “My passion for art direction and design is infinite. I’m excited by the prospect and endless-scope of social and digital creativity, whilst using this as a vehicle to push ideas to exciting and innovative places."

Resh Sidhu

Group Creative Director, AKQA New York
  • Group Creative Director
  • United Kingdom

Resh Sidhu

Resh Sidhu is a multi-award-winning Group Creative Director at AKQA, based in New York. A one of a kind creative leader Resh exudes creative excellence, a masterful storyteller with superb strategic & design sense, she leads with thought and innovation to architect, design & delivers iconic experiences. With 18+ years of industry experience, she is one of the most well-regarded names in Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality where she has been driving the medium forward with her fearless creativity & innovative approach. Resh joined AKQA from Oscar-winning visual effects studio Framestore where, as Creative Director of the VR studio, she led a multi-disciplinary team across a wide client base including. Resh lead design of end-to-end experience across all customer touch points including digital and physical. Magic Leap, Google VR, Universal Studios, HBO, Nickelodeon to name but a few. Resh’s groundbreaking work on Fantastic Beasts and where to Find them VR experience for Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling received critical acclaim and industry recognition. Resh works across a variety of clients including Nike, Volvo, L’Oréal, Converse, IBM and Coca-Cola. She is inspired by what’s next and has a vision for how to get there, with a proven track record to motivate and drive her teams to deliver groundbreaking work and create the future.

Ronald Ng

Global Chief Creative Officer, Isobar
  • Global Chief Creative Officer
  • United States

Ronald Ng

Ronald joined BBDO/Proximity Malaysia in 2004. The Big Won Global Report ranked their HELP University ‘Wheelchair’ idea as the 6th most awarded ‘Innovative and Alternative Media’ campaign in 2008. The 2009 Big Won Report ranked BBDO/Proximity Malaysia as the 13th most awarded agency in the world. In 2010, the Gunn Report ranked the Jeep ‘Two Worlds’ campaign as the No.1 outdoor campaign in the world, and the agency the 8th most awarded worldwide. In the same report, Ronald was ranked as the 4th most awarded Chief Creative Officer. In 2009, Ronald joined BBDO New York as Executive Vice President/Executive Creative Director. He led successful pitch wins for Orbitz and the Johnson & Johnson global baby business. Honors were received at D&AD, Clio, One Show, Cannes and the Webbies. In 2012, his interactive installation for Autism Speaks was accepted into the New York Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) archives. In August 2012, Ronald took on the role of Chief Creative Officer of BBDO and Proximity Singapore and was appointed head of the BBDO Asia Creative Council. At the agency’s first set of award shows under Ronald’s watch, honors were received at D&AD, Clio, NY Fest, Cannes, Adfest and Spikes Asia.

Yasuharu Sasaki, President

Head of Digital & Executive Creative Director, Dentsu Tokyo
  • Head of Digital & Executive Creative Director
  • Japan

Yasuharu Sasaki

Yasuharu (Yasu, to those who know him) is an Executive Creative Director with a background in computer science whose curiosity has always found a way into writing, digital design, and coding. A self-professed ‘Geek,’ he spends time inventing things in the field of next-generation communications. In 1995 Yasu joined Dentsu, where he accomplished advertising’s greatest feat: staying at the same agency for 24 years. With additional stints at IconNicholson, StrawberryFrog, and Dentsu America, he has worked on clients such as Coca-Cola, Glico, Google, Honda, Kirin Brewery, Shiseido, and UNIQLO. His list of awards includes Cannes Lions, D&AD, The One Show, Spikes, ADFEST, and CLIOs, of which he’s also been a jury member including Jury President of Creative Data Lions 2019. Currently, Yasu is in charge of leading digital creative teams at Dentsu, developing digital brand experiences and integrated solutions. He also leads innovation teams who are inventing and developing new services, products, and platforms using the latest technologies. Sometimes, you’ll find Yasu kayaking anywhere from the rivers of Mongolia to the Hudson in New York. Always, however, he seems to be wearing a cool shirt.

Zoha Zoya

Head of Experience Design, R/GA London
  • Head of Experience Design
  • United Kingdom

Zoha Zoya

Zoha Zoya is a Head of Experience Design at R/GA London. For the last 10 years, she led the strategic and experience design thinking for multiple innovative products and services across sectors. She combines human-centred design and technology to craft smart and connected brand experiences. She has worked with a variety of global brands including; Nike, Samsung, Google, Rimowa, Magic Leap, Eurosport and Turkcell Telecom. She was part of the service design leadership team for R/GA London Ventures program 2018. Zoha has written an article in The Guardian about the progression of financial services in the Middle East. She has been running workshops and presenting talks about AI impact on creativity with organisations like Advertising Week, Hyper Island, Future London Academy, LoopMe AI, Hardware Pioneers and iXDA. At R/GA we build connected brands by evolving their Story + Systems approach.

Digital Design Judges

Abbie Walsh, President

Chief Design Officer, Accenture Interactive
  • Chief Design Officer
  • United Kingdom

Abbie Walsh

Abbie Walsh is a service design pioneer, driven by an unshakable belief in design as a force for good. She oversees Fjord UK and Ireland, leads key clients through their digital transformation journeys, and fulfils a global and regional remit to mentor leaders. At Fjord, Abbie sees through complexity to articulate new ways of thinking that enable her and her teams to imagine the future, and design the products and services we’ll all come to rely on.

Akae Wang

Executive Creative Director, Tencent Shenzhen
  • Executive Creative Director
  • China

Akae Wang

Beginning in 1988, Akae’s creative potential burgeoned in performing arts. After 5 years dedication, he made the economic decision to switch his career path to advertising and became an art designer and then copywriter. In 2000 he was promoted to ECD for David Advertising (The second agency of Ogilvy & Mather Taiwan), leading David in next 10 years to become one of the top 3 creative advertising firms in Taiwan, and consistent winner of prestigious advertising awards in league with Ogilvy and ADK. In 2010 his work at Publicis China allowed his talents to shine in the greater China market leading to the win of Tencent as a client plus 2-year service contract. Later, his talents were sought out by Tencent with an offer to become Chief ECD for Branding and PR Division. His dedication to his career brought Tencent more than 50 global advertising awards in 4 years. Among these awards are D&AD, Cannes, One show, LIA, Spike, Adfest, and ADstar. His future creativity direction will focus on AI applications in the healthcare industry, IP cultural and creative industries as well as social responsibility for Tencent as a brand. Writing is his favorite pastime with 4 books and 5 plays published. One of his books, A Cachalot on a Train, was awarded the silver medal of the Best Book Design from all over the World: International Competition 2013 held In Leipzig.

Diana Casadiego

Digital Creative Director, Havas Spain
  • Digital Creative Director
  • Spain

Diana Casadiego

Fura Johannesdottir

Chief Design Officer, Huge Inc.
  • Chief Design Officer
  • United Kingdom

Fura Johannesdottir

With over 20 years of experience in the digital industry, Fura has worked on some of the industry’s most innovative digital campaigns, products and connected services. In her current role as Chief Design Officer at Huge, Fura is responsible for the agency’s design leadership across 13 international offices. She joined Huge from Publicis Sapient where she spent two years as Chief Design Officer of the Experience practice across EMEA, Middle East and Asia. Prior to her role at Publicis Sapient, Fura worked at R/GA for over 11 years, where she provided both strategic and creative vision for her clients and teams in New York and Stockholm. She was the creative lead on R/GA’s Nike account in NYC for a number of years where she drove the e-commerce & retail business, moving the account into new territories by exploring new emerging trends and innovations. She also led the creative team for Samsung US and was one of the creative leads on R/GA’s Walmart account. In 2014 Fura relocated to Stockholm to provide a new level of thought leadership and help set the strategic vision for the office. There she worked on clients such as Volvo, H&M, Absolut and ICA. Fura’s recent move to R/GA’s London office sees her take on a creative leadership role for the Middle East, with the responsibility to help expand the agency’s presence in what is a key region of growth. Fura started her career in Reykjavik, Iceland, serving local clients such as Icelandair, Icelandic Telecom, Toyota, and Hertz. She soon moved to New York to study Design & Technology at Parsons School of Design. There she explored all aspects of digital media, everything from broadcast to interactive physical video installations. Throughout the years she has won a number of well-known international rewards and recognitions, such as Clio’s, Webby’s, The One Show and many more.

Katherine Wastell

Head of Design, The Co-operative Group
  • Head of Design
  • United Kingdom

Katherine Wastell

I'm head of design at Co-op Digital, leading the design of products and services across the group. With headquarters in Manchester, Co-op is almost 4 years into a digital transformation. Their mission is to create products and services that provide commercial return and community benefit​. Collaboration with colleagues enables agile and iterative ways of working across the group. A focus on service helps enables Co-op to deliver products that work for both the customer and the business. My background is in product design, specialising in visual and interaction design. Before the Co-op I ran a service design agency called Play, and worked on Sport and iPlayer at the BBC.

Kris Lane

UX Lead, Air New Zealand
  • UX Lead
  • New Zealand

Kris Lane

Kris is UX Lead of Customer Products at Air New Zealand overseeing the design and UX of all consumer facing products across digital channels. Prior to Air New Zealand, he worked at Alt Group across a range of long term brand repositioning projects spanning brand, digital and communication problems.

Niko Sipilä

Head of Design, Great Apes / HiQ
  • Head of Design
  • Finland

Niko Sipilä

As one of the pioneers of digital design in Finland Niko has been working commercially in the industry since 1996 when he co-founded his first agency. Before the rise of the internet he has a long background in the international computer art subculture - the demoscene. In 2008 Niko co-founded Great Apes which is currently one of the most internationally awarded digital agencies in Finland. Since 2016 Great Apes has been a part of HiQ International Plc. During the past 20 years he has worked with most categories of digital design from online advertising to complex web services & apps all the way to interactive installations & game interfaces.

Direct Judges

Ali Dickinson

Senior Creative, Who Wot Why
  • Senior Creative
  • United Kingdom

Ali Dickinson

Senior Creative at Who Wot Why.

Carol Lam

Chief Creative Officer, Greater China, Leo Burnett Hong Kong
  • Chief Creative Officer, Greater China
  • Hong Kong

Carol Lam

Currently with Leo Burnett and Publicis Groupe. Have been working for creative agencies for almost 100 years. And I'm still loving it.

Jessica Apellaniz De Los Rios

VP Creative, Ogilvy & Mather Mexico
  • VP Creative
  • Mexico

Jessica Apellaniz De Los Rios

JESSICA APELLANIZ CCO Ogilvy Mexico & LATAM Jessica is one of very few women in a creative leading role across LATAM. An experienced jury member across the main award shows, including Cannes Lions and One Show. She was responsible for winning the first D&AD Pencil for Mexico and has won at Cannes every year since her young days as a creative director. Jessica has been in Ogilvy Mexico as Creative VP for two years driving Mexico to be the 7th most awarded agency in the Ogilvy network worldwide and has recently been named CCO for Latinamerica. Her ability to craft tailor-made, multidisciplinary teams for each of her clients is one of her best assets. In fact, that is how she got her first VP position managing global accounts such as Heineken, Citibank and BMW. More recently, at Ogilvy, Jess has done the same with Coca-Cola, BP, Mazda and Aeromexico (Latin America) with unrivaled success. Jessica started her career as a producer, which helped form her diligent way of working and keen eye for striking work. In fact, she once was a producer for MTV Latam, back in the day when music videos ruled the airwaves. But all these achievements pale in comparison to her greatest feat of all: being the best mother she can be to Fabiana, her adorable 3-year-old daughter, while striving to find the elusive work-life balance so often tricky to nail in this dynamic world of creativity!

Joanna Monteiro, President

President, Clube de Criacao
  • President
  • Brazil

Joanna Monteiro

o Joanna Monteiro 41 Lions at Cannes , including a Grand Prix in Mobile. Among many other great awards like D&AD, Clio, OneShow. In 2014 she was named " Woman of the Year" by Advertising Age , "The number 1 creative woman in the world” by the Business Insider, "Top 5 most awarded creative directors in the world” by the Big Won Report , and she was the only Brazilian in the " creativity 50 " from Ad Age. She was the President of the Mobile category at the Cannes Lions Festival of creativity and president at D&AD in the new midia and innovation category, and jury among many other creative festivals. Joanna is part of the D&AD advisory Board in London and president of Clube de Criação in Brazil. Joanna began her professional advertising career as a copywriter trainee at Ogilvy (1996), and worked as a copywriter at DPZ (1997-99), W/Brasil (1999-02) and Africa Advertising (2002-12), three iconic ad agencies in Brazil. The product of two academic powerhouses, Joanna graduated with an Arts degree from Brasilia University (UnB), and earned her postgraduate degree in Advertising & Marketing from ESPM, one of Brazil’s first institutes of higher learning, known for academic excellence in communication, marketing and business management.

Laura Visco

Deputy Executive Creative Director, 72andSunny Amsterdam
  • Deputy Executive Creative Director
  • Netherlands

Laura Visco

Originally from Argentina, Laura helps steer the creative department at 72andSunny Amsterdam. She believes advertising can be an agent for social change, shaping people’s perceptions and culture, and especially when creativity challenges the status quo - and has worked ever since to make sure she delivers on this. In 2018, she was named Adweek’s “Creative 100” and Creative Director of the Year by Ad Age. Laura launched ‘Invisible Creatives’, an initiative aiming to get more female creatives in the industry by giving them more exposure to agencies and recruiters. She lives in the Jordaan with her cat Rocio Oliva and she has a soft spot for karaoke. Especially when it comes to Backstreet boys songs.

Malcolm Poynton

Global Chief Creative Officer, Cheil London
  • Global Chief Creative Officer
  • United Kingdom

Malcolm Poynton

Malcolm joined Cheil Worldwide at the beginning of 2015 as the Network's Global Cheif Creative Officer. Having led teams responsible for award-winning firsts as diverse as Foot Locker's Sneakerpedia, Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty, British Airways' Johnny Foreigner campaign and Samsung's #BeFearless VR program, Malcolm is a recognised industry influencer and speaker. Recently named one of AdAge magazine's 'World's Top 10 Digital Minds' and named by TechCity Insider as one of the UK's leading Digital Innovators, Malcolm has twice served as Cannes Jury President. Under Malcolm creative leadership, Cheil Worldwide has emerged as one of the world's leading creative networks, helping Samsung win Marketer of the Year titles at Cannes Lions, EPICA and AdFest. Prior to joining Cheil, Malcolm was Chief Creative Officer at SapientNitro and a member the Sapient global leadership team. M&CSaatchi, Saatchi&Saatchi, Ogilvy and SapientNitro have all won Agency of the Year titles during his creative leadership.

Sanjiv Mistry

Executive Creative Director, McCann London
  • Executive Creative Director
  • United Kingdom

Sanjiv Mistry

Sanjiv fled a background in law to work in advertising. In South Africa, he was named the top young creative in the country, and in the UK he has helped to transform McCann’s dedicated Microsoft unit from a localisation hub into a creative force, winning a Cannes Grand Prix and 36 Cannes Lions in four years. In a career spanning dozens of major brands and, like all creatives, hundreds of things that never saw the light of day, many wonderful things did. To launch a gritty videogame, his “Survival Billboard” idea turned an ordinary billboard into a watchable event. When Volkswagen wanted to talk about their eco-conscious technology, he convinced them to walk the walk instead. And after Xbox’s online store faced consumers put off by the price of controllers, he implemented “The Fanchise Model”, an innovation that changed purchase behaviour and grew sales by 350%. Sanjiv has served on juries for the Andys, Clios, One Show and D&AD New Blood Black Pencil, and every year since 2016 has been ranked by Cannes Lions and The Big Won Report as among the top creative directors in the world. His projects have been recognized with over 200 international awards from the likes of Cannes Lions, One Show, LIA, Clio and D&AD, and his work has been included in the permanent archives of New York’s Museum of Modern Art. His mum still wishes he’d stuck with law.

Direction Judges

Adi Halfin

Director & Screenwriter, Lief
  • Director & Screenwriter
  • Israel

Adi Halfin

Adi Halfin is an award winning director and screenwriter. She graduated the Sam Spiegel Film School with honors, and her short films have traveled the world in prestigious festivals such as Cannes and Berlinale and won numerous prizes worldwide. "HOME ALONE" which she directed for Batsheva Dance Company was a viral hit and has won ten international prizes, including Best Commercial and Best Inspirational at the LA Film Awards, and Best Short at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival. Coming from a background of art and music, Adi loves to challenge the borders of filmmaking and get involved in as many disciplines as possible – be it dance, fashion or fine arts. Music and dance are her biggest passions and she strives to showcase this passion in every part of the aesthetic details in her expressive works. Her interpretation to Radiohead's "True Love Waits" featuring world-renowned dancer-choreographer Bobbi Jene Smith, has won seven awards, including Best Unofficial Music Video at the Los Angeles Music Video Festival, 2017. Adi’s enthralling work for Toyota’s Impossible Stories offers an arresting portrayal of athlete Dergin Tokmak, and was subsequently shortlisted at Cannes. In addition to directing, Adi teaches production and directing in film schools, and dance film workshops in Europe, the US, South America and Israel. Adi currently divides her time between Tel-Aviv and Berlin, where she's working on her first feature film and directing music videos and commercials.

Charu Menon

Executive Producer, Heckler
  • Executive Producer
  • Singapore

Charu Menon

Charu Menon is Executive Producer at the Singapore HQ of Heckler Studios. She is a multi-platform producer with more than twelve years of experience in film, TV, advertising and digital content across Australia, India and South East Asia. She has produced award winning TVC campaigns, including Nike’s Hyper Court and Tinder’s Interracial Couple Emoji project. Her clients include Vodafone, Nike, Adidas, Lego, Pepsi, McDonald’s, IBM and Samsung to name a few. In addition to her work at Heckler, she has produced a documentary short exploring the hotels in the holy Indian city of Varanasi where people of strong faith go to die in the hopes of achieving salvation. The project has garnered international attention with broadcasters in Australia, Japan, Europe and New Zealand expressing interest in airing the film. The film picked up a Gold and the Judges’ Award at the Australian Cinematographer Society Awards and a Silver for Editing at Oslo International Film Festival and the trailer has also been featured in Best Ads of the World . The film has been shortlisted at the Euregion Film Festival Awards 2020 Charu was recently named as a finalist in B&T’s Women in Media Awards 2019. She was also a recipient of the NSW Premier’s Multicultural Media Awards in 2019. She is a key note speaker at Emergence Creative Festival at Margaret River in Western Australia.

Gabriel B. Arrahnio

Director, Gabriel B.Arrahnio
  • Director
  • Germany

Gabriel B. Arrahnio

Born in Cameroon, Gabriel B. Arrahnio immigrated to Germany with his family at age 13. Soon he discovered the power of filmmaking, and taught himself what he needed to know about writing, creating and visualizing a film. After moving to Berlin and doing internships at small film production companies, the Agency Jung von Matt hired Gabriel where he worked for almost 3 years as the first Inhouse Director in the history of the agency. Now on the free market, Gabriel is on a mission to tell stories that leave an impact on viewers. Gabriel also won silver at the YDA in 2017 for his film SHAME.

Ian Pons Jewell

Director, Academy Films
  • Director
  • Spain

Ian Pons Jewell

Kia Moses

Co-Founder & CCO, Screenwriter & Film Director, TCP: Those Creative People
  • Co-Founder & CCO, Screenwriter & Film Director
  • Jamaica

Kia Moses

Kia Moses Co-Owner & Chief Creative Officer Of TCP Those Creative People Screenwriter & Film Director Armed with a suitcase full of 'banana chips', Kia left Jamaica to major in Advertising at The School Of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York. In 2007 she graduated with Honours, multiple awards and was ranked in the ‘top 100 Advertising Students in the U.S.A.’ After working at ad agencies in New York and London, plus interning for music video director ‘X’, she returned home with a passion to pour everything back into the Jamaican creative industry. Since then, this ‘Imaginationista’ (who clearly also makes up her own words) co-founded TCP Those Creative People and now spends her days switching gears between conceptualizing ideas, creative direction, copywriting and product development for TCP’s own product line – which includes Jamaican greeting cards and ‘One Bag Ah Tings’. After years of writing TV ads, she is excited to finally add screenwriting and directing to this list. Her first short film ‘Flight’, which she wrote and co-directed in 2018 went on to win 18 awards at film festivals around the world. Her hobbies include reading, writing, photography, ballet, and confidently screaming out wrong answers at Jeopardy.

Martin Roker

Director's Representative, RSA/Black Dog Films London
  • Director's Representative
  • United Kingdom

Martin Roker

Ricardo Jones

Director, Stink Films London
  • Director
  • Brazil

Ricardo Jones

Ricardo Jones started his career as an illustrator in an art studio before becoming creative in an advertising agency. During his fifteen years working in the ad industry, Jones would often take over small projects experimenting with photography, sculpture, drawings, stop motion, and eventually directing. The passion for filmmaking took over and in 2010 he left the agency side to become a full-time director, leading projects as Nike Addiction, Leica 100, and Bodyform Blood, Ikea Win at Sleeping among others. Together with his partner Tino, Ricardo won the most important awards in the advertising industry such as Yellow Pencils, over 15 Lions including the first Cannes Lion Grand Prix in Film for Brazil. He is also a co-founder and partner at Stink São Paulo. Jones was born in Rio de Janeiro and is married, with Gabriela. They have two kids, Rafa and Kiko.

Sara Dunlop, President

Director, Rattling Stick
  • Director
  • United Kingdom

Sara Dunlop

After graduating in Film from the University of Westminster, Sara was soon named one of the Top 25 Directors to Watch by Creativity Magazine. Through her work, she demonstrates a particular affinity with cinematic realism, full of authenticity and beauty. She has a gift for narrative storytelling, with inspired casting and performances across her work. Sara has chalked up an impressive array of brands and productions on her reel. From Levis, Virgin Trains, Vodafone, Sky and TFL, Sara brings an effortless quality to her films and shows a real flair for big ideas. Sara’s work continues to gather industry recognition, evident through the awards that she has accumulated since starting her career. Her commercial work has been awarded and shortlisted at LIA, British Arrows, D&AD, Creative Circle, Cannes Lions and A-List Hollywood Craft. Sara’s content driven work has been equally well received with the three films she co-wrote and directed for Burberry and GQ’s ‘Mr Burberry - The Night Before’ series, being featured by the Hollywood Report, HypeBeast and the Huffington Post and short-listed for the Shots Awards. She has also created award-winning films for The Big Issue, Plan, shoe designer Jonathan Kelsey and The Havens Crisis Centre, which picked up several awards at the British Arrows Craft Awards including Best Director. Her most recent short, ‘Dreamlands’, was the only UK short film to be ‘In Competition’ at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, selected out of 5008 films globally entered. The film also won ‘Best Narrative Short’ at the 2016 Brooklyn Film Festival and recently played at the London Film Festival. Sara was also featured in the latest Campaign ‘The Annual - Top 10 Directors list’

Toby Treyer-Evans

Group Creative Director, Droga5
  • Group Creative Director
  • United States

Toby Treyer-Evans

Editing Judges

David Slade

Senior Editor, Nexus Studios
  • Senior Editor
  • United Kingdom

David Slade

Dave Slade has been Nexus Studios' most senior editor for the last 10 years. Under his direction, the Edit Department has worked on commercials for brands including Coca-Cola, Audi, Android, Google, Formula 1 and PlayStation. Dave's background in Graphic Design and his Master's Degree in Film Production has driven output in some of Nexus' most award-winning work, including the BAFTA-winning spot for the BBC's 'The Fearless Are Here'. With storytelling as the driving force of Dave's passion, he's also written and directed a number of short films with Gemma Addy. Their shorts, under the umbrella of Spilt Milk Films, have been featured at internationally film festivals across the UK, USA and Ireland.

Ellie Johnson

Editor, tenthree
  • Editor
  • United Kingdom

Ellie Johnson

Editor at tenthree (UK) & Cartel (US)

Jo Uzawa Motoyo

Film Director, TOKYO
  • Film Director
  • Japan

Jo Uzawa Motoyo

After working as a photographer even before she had graduated from the prestigious Musashino Art University, Jo has proven her worth time and again as a director and artist. She considers the significance of non-verbal communication, believing in the power of the visual as a universal language to tell stories. Her film-making process draws influence from her experience as a conceptual artist, always using the visual image as a foundation for her concept-building. She is excited to see her visions realized and simultaneously fascinated by the many ways in which the final frame may in fact differ from her original visualization. Jo has been represented as a director by TOKYO since 2015, also spending a year at Wieden+Kennedy as a copy writer. Her recent short film “Midnight” won the Short Film Silver award at Young Director Award 2019 and Adfest 2019’s Fabulous Five Popular Vote. She is set to direct her debut feature film after winning the Special Jury Prize at Tsutaya Creators’ Award 2019.

Kate Owen, President

Editor, WAX
  • Editor
  • United States

Kate Owen

Editor WAX NYC

Mariana Borga

Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy São Paulo
  • Creative Director
  • Brazil

Mariana Borga

Mariana Borga works as Creative Director at W+K São Paulo since 2019. Previously she worked for JWT as a Creative Director for 4 years and as a copywriter for F/Nazca Saatchi&Saatchi, Y&R, Santa Clara and FCB, being in the brazilian industry for more than 15 years. 
Mariana has created campaigns for brands such as Honda, Unilever, Avon and lately she has been responsible for the Nike account in the country. Over those years in advertising, she has been awarded at Cannes Festival, One Show and D&AD, to name a few.

Matthew Fone

Managing Director, Riff Raff
  • Managing Director
  • United Kingdom

Matthew Fone

Matthew was born in Coventry when he was aged 0. At the age of 7 he was forced to move at gunpoint to Walsall from where his pronounced middle class accent descended into a heavy rock monotony. On a motorbike, jumping 10ft high barbed wire fencing , he finally escaped to University in London, attending King’s College where he read Geography. After 3 years he was forced to leave seeking employment but ending up sorting post in the vaults of BT. His real life began when he got invited into the depths of the late Propaganda Films where he learnt the craft of production, which he still promotes to this day now in the form of a producer. Matthew’s toils have involved award winning commercial work for clients such as Nike, Adidas, Orange, Olympus, JC Penney, Stella Artois, Diet Coke as well as music videos for the likes of The Streets, LCD Soundsystem, Bat for Lashes, Badly Drawn Boy, Basement Jaxx, Kings of Leon, oh and Madonna. The highlight was producing the D&AD Black Pencil winning Cadbury’s Gorilla in 2008. In 2010 Matthew decided to start his own production company Riff Raff Films, with the vision to find new creative talent and build them up the hard way to take on the world. Music Videos are integral to this ; money, ha that may come later.

Peter Ignazi

Global Chief Creative Officer, Cossette Montreal
  • Global Chief Creative Officer
  • Canada

Peter Ignazi

Peter is one of the most successful creative directors in Canada. Under his leadership, Cossette was named Canadian "Agency of the Year" by Strategy Magazine in 2016, 2017 and 2018. He brought the same honour to BBDO in 2011. In both cases, firsts for the agencies. In 2018 he was #2 on MarComm’s “Magnificence List” of global advertising creatives. For the last two years he was the number one creative director in Canada on the Strategy Magazine Creative Report Card. A native of Hamilton, Ontario, Peter has a B.Sc. in Chemistry from McMaster University as well as an MBA from McGill University. After failed attempts at being a research chemist and an account executive, Peter finally found that he could somehow earn a living as a copywriter. He has been gainfully employed as a copywriter and Creative Director in Toronto and New York for such agencies as TAXI, McCann, and Downtown Partners DDB. In 2015, Peter brought his skills to Cossette where he runs a variety of blue chip accounts, including McDonald's, General Mills and SickKids. In 2018, Cossette was awarded Canada’s first and only Cannes Effectiveness Lion. Active in the industry and his community, Peter is on the Strategic Committee of the Canadian Marketing Association as well as on the board of Heritage Toronto.

Entertainment Judges

Holly Fraser

Director of Content & Editor-in-chief, WeTransfer
  • Director of Content & Editor-in-chief
  • United Kingdom

Holly Fraser

Holly Fraser is currently the director of content and editor-in-chief at WePresent, the editorial platform of WeTransfer covering a range of stories across the creative landscape.

Javier Carrasco

Creative Director General & Founder, La Despensa
  • Creative Director General & Founder
  • Spain

Javier Carrasco

I have a degree in advertising and public relations, and also a degree in journalism. I worked as a creative for eight years at agencies with different profiles, from multinationals to creative boutiques. Following this I decided to set up my own agency in 2003, La Despensa, and I have been working here until the present, managing to keep it as an independent and alternative agency... I believe in creativity as a weapon loaded with the future

Jimmy Smith

Chief Creative Officer, Amusement Park Entertainment
  • Chief Creative Officer
  • United States

Jimmy Smith

There's this old school funk-a-teer and bassist named Bootsy Collins. He started playing with James Brown when he was just 15-years-old, and then he went on to join George Clinton in Parliament-Funkadelic. It's highly unlikely there is a major rap artist alive or dead who hasn't sampled something with Bootsy's licks in it. Anyway, Boot is like an uncle to me, and he lives by this saying, "Spreading hope like dope." I try to live by Boot's saying, too. Here's an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mM527yJ3K8 Godspeed - Jimmy

Katja Behnke

Creative Director, Digitas Pixelpark - Hamburg
  • Creative Director
  • Germany

Katja Behnke

Katja works in advertising since more than 20 years for big agencies and networks like FCB, DDB, Publicis. She loves the speed our business is changing and she's keen not only to keep up but to accelerate processes. She is intrigued to come up and to support great ideas as well as to develop best daily business solutions. But most of all she's passionated with the development of brands in a whole. Thats why she deep dives into the strategic as well as in the creative process. Because close the gap between strategic planning and creative conception will automatically lead to more impactful communication and therefore to successful campaigns and brands. Talking about success – she won several awards and has worked as a judge for some of the most important creative awards. And she supports women in our business – because gender equality is still more difficult to reach than the so called “glas ceiling”.

Liz Unna

Director, Independent Films/Girl Culture
  • Director
  • United Kingdom

Liz Unna

Liz Unna is from New Mexico, and grew up in Brussels, Montreal and Rome. London is her spiritual home though and she's been here since 1995. She started out in the Creative Services department of Discovery Channel and then Channel 4, rebranding FilmFour and launching More4 as creative director. Now she directs commercials, branded content and documentaries across the globe.

Loren Bradley

Executive Producer, FINCH
  • Executive Producer
  • Australia

Loren Bradley

Loren Bradley is an Executive Producer who has worked extensively across Australasia and the UK in world class agencies such as Saatchi and Saatchi, Ogilvy and The Monkeys before joining FINCH in 2019. Armed with an understanding of the ever-changing needs of the advertising and screen industry, Loren is a formidable thinker who thrives in fast-paced, creative environments and finds her roots most comfortably settled in robust, motivated and forward-thinking teams. With an agile mind firmly focused on the future of advertising, Loren has positioned herself as a known figure to watch in a sector experiencing immense change. Since landing in the industry off the back of working in fashion, art and design, Loren has been apart of creating unique and groundbreaking work for brands such as Qantas, Aldi, Volkswagen, Toyota, UBER, IKEA and David Jones. In 2016 she worked alongside Academy Award winning director James Cameron to produce Whybin/TBWA’s epic scale campaign for Tourism New Zealand. In addition to her comprehensive list of Cannes, AWARD and Spikes Asia awards and nominations, Loren acts as a Screen Australia and Australian Directors Guild’s Woman on Screen Mentor to emerging female practitioners. In 2018 she was also named as one of Adnews’ Top 30 Emerging Leaders. Loren has a tireless passion for cultivating young talent and an emotional intellect that sees her repeatedly bring together the right combination of people to bring extraordinary ideas to life.

Matias Menendez

Executive Creative Director, Africa São Paulo
  • Executive Creative Director
  • Argentina

Matias Menendez

Matias is an Executive Creative Director at Africa, one of the largest and most prestigious advertising agencies in Brazil. He worked before as an art director at La Comunidad, Madre Buenos Aires and Mother New York. He believes in building brands which truly connect with people. Any format, available or not yet. It could be a TV campaign as Mama Lucchetti’s, digital interactive video as Blinkwashing for Virgin Mobile, a massive interactive experience as Stylescape for Target, a print and outdoor campaign as Tagwords for Budweiser, a new market place as Payperbeer for Brahma, a book intervention as Kobe Rules Book for ESPN or a social movement as Go Equal. Innovative and provocative work is what moves him and what made him work in Buenos Aires, New York and Sao Paulo. At Africa, besides being responsible for Budweiser, Brahma, Heinz, and ESPN accounts, Matias leads the creative operation of the agency in Buenos Aires. In the past, he worked for brands such as Stella Artois, Coca-Cola, Lucchetti, Virgin Mobile, Target, jcpenny, Volkswagen, and Nextel. In his career, he has received numerous international recognitions among them a Grand Prix at Cannes Lions, Grand Prix at Clio Sports, Yellow Pencil at D&AD, Gold pencils at One Show and 6 Grand Prix at El Ojo. Matias was among the top 10 most awarded Creative Directors at Cannes Lions in 2018 and has been a jury member and president of jury in many festivals around the world.

PJ Pereira, President

Founder, CCO & Creative Chairman, Pereira O'Dell Sao Paulo
  • Founder, CCO & Creative Chairman
  • Brazil

PJ Pereira

PJ Pereira, Creative Chairman and Co-Founder of Pereira O’Dell is an advertising and entertainment pioneer. An Emmy winner, best-selling writer and multiple Cannes Grand Prix winner he has become one of the world’s most influential and respected creatives. In 2019, PJ served for the third time as a Cannes Jury President, on the Social + Influencer jury. He previously served as Entertainment Jury chair in 2017, and Cyber in 2005 - in addition to being a jury member of the 2018 Titanium Jury. He believes agencies must provide return not only on the money brands are investing, but also the time consumers are spending with the work. With a diverse portfolio, current and past clients include, Intel, MINI, Jet.com, Adobe, Fifth Third Bank, National Geographic and Coca-Cola but his work extends way beyond ads. His work has premiered at Sundance Film Festival, Werner Herzog’s “Lo and Behold” for NETSCOUT, and his agency was also the first to win an Emmy for a branded series competing against regular programming - Intel’s “The Beauty Inside,” in addition to winning a triple Grand Prix at Cannes. In 2018, PJ published best-selling novels and edited “The Art of Branded Entertainment”, the first book ever published by a Cannes jury, now available worldwide in both digital and paperback. He is also a proud member of the Ad Council Board of Directors.

Polina Zabrodskaya

Creative Director, AMV BBDO
  • Creative Director
  • United Kingdom

Polina Zabrodskaya

Polina has spent enough time in advertising to learn that people don't read each other's bios. She believes all they care about is whether or not their work is getting awards. For Polina, an award-winning ad is a new ad. Because, if you can see a dozen references shining through – it's not the best work. It can be good, even beautiful, as all smart copies usually are, but it can't be considered best. An award-winning ad is a real ad. Because spec work is easy. An award-winning ad is a brave ad. Because something that could have gone horribly wrong but didn't, gives us all more freedom. And, if you are still reading this, then yes, Polina has won Gold Lions and Pencils, judged shows: from Cannes to Red Jolbors Central Asia, appeared on all kinds of random lists and ratings, and probably that's why she's judging D&AD this year. Or maybe she's just hacked them – that's what Russians do.

Experiential Judges

Ceri Sampson

Executive Creative Director, Sky UK Ltd
  • Executive Creative Director
  • United Kingdom

Ceri Sampson

After graduating from Central St Martins with an MA in Graphic Design Ceri spent four years at IPC magazines as a designer within the Sports publishing group before joining Sky. Now a Creative Director Ceri has been lucky enough to pretty much see it all. Highlights include, directing Lionel Messi, filming exploding glaciers while hanging out of a helicopter, and leaping across the F1pitt lane to avoid Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari! As part of the Senior Leadership team at Sky Creative Agency, Ceri is a brand and broadcast specialist, and has successfully led design teams on countless high-profile projects, including programme identities for the Premier League, The Ryder Cup Formula 1. He has led channel re-brands for Sky Cinema, Sky Arts, Sky Atlantic, Sky One and Sky Sports. At various points in his career he has managed to get his hands on the World’s major sports trophies, including the World and European Cups, but he’s also helped our teams win a few awards of their own along the way too, including EMI, Clio, D&AD, Promax, RTS and BAFTA.

Chris Beresford-Hill

Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\Chiat\Day New York
  • Chief Creative Officer
  • United States

Chris Beresford-Hill

Chris Beresford-Hill is the Chief Creative Officer of TBWA\Chiat\Day NY, where he is responsible for the agency’s creative output. In the last two years, Chiat\NY has transformed itself, resulting in industry and cultural recognition, including making #5 on the 2019 AdAge A-List, becoming one of Fast Co's Most Innovative Companies, and ADWEEK's Network of the Year. In 2019, Chiat\NY also won AdAge's Experiential Campaign of the Year, the inaugural YouTube awards’ “Best Creative,” Network of the Year at Art Director's Club (with 3 Best in Discipline awards), Best in Experiential at One Show, 3 Yellow Pencils at D&AD, and 5 Gold Lions, plus 13 more at Cannes (the most in the office’s history). Chris is most proud of his partnerships at Chiat\NY, where creativity is owned by the entire agency, not just the namesake department.

Debbi Vandeven, President

Global Chief Creative Officer, VMLY&R Kansas City
  • Global Chief Creative Officer
  • United States

Debbi Vandeven

Debbi is global CCO at VMLY&R, a brand experience agency delivering contemporary, integrated work across the connected consumer experience to clients worldwide, including Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Dell, Ford, New Balance and Wendy’s. She helped lead the agency to AdAge Agency A-List honors over the past several years and was named to Adweek’s Creative 100 and Business Insider’s “30 Most Creative People in Advertising 2016.” The company has experienced unprecedented growth and recognition under her leadership, earning accolades from top international shows, including Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity (in 2019, the agency received 31 Lions, including two coveted Grand Prix in the Glass and Social & Influencer categories, 69 shortlists and Agency of the Year in the Reach and Good Tracks); ANDYs; ADC; CLIOs; Effie Awards; LIA; One Show; Spikes Asia; Webby Awards; and more. Debbi has led top international juries, including ANDYs; ADC (2018 jury chair); Cannes Lions (2018 entertainment jury president); CLIOs (2019 direct & experiential/events jury chair, 2016 digital jury chair); One Show Interactive; and Spikes Asia (2019 entertainment & music jury chair).

Dennis Lueck

Chief Creative Officer, Jung von Matt / Limmat Zurich
  • Chief Creative Officer
  • Switzerland

Dennis Lueck

Dennis Lück is the most awarded creative in Switzerland, with the industry recently naming him Advertiser of the Year. He began his professional career as a translator at Thyssen Krupp System Engineering S.r.l. in Turin. On seeing a job advertised at Scholz & Friends, Hamburg, he applied and was accepted, joining the world of advertising as a copywriting intern in 2002. He was appointed Creative Director there after four years, and after another four years, Lück – who was just 32 at the time – was promoted to the role of managing director. Having been appointed Chief Creative Officer at FCB Zürich at the end of 2011, he went on to transform this agency into a creative hot spot and guide it to first place in the Swiss creative ranking table. In 2016, he moved to Jung von Matt/Limmat, where he is responsible for the agency’s creative output in the role of Chief Creative Officer and co-owner. Jung von Matt/Limmat now tops Switzerland’s creative ranking table for three years in a row. Resident in Wohlen in the canton of Aargau with his wife and three children, he plays drums in a punk rock band in his spare time.

Kate Lynham

Creative Director, UNIT9
  • Creative Director
  • United Kingdom

Kate Lynham

Originally an architect, UNIT9 gave me a chance to take those skills into the experiential space and have never looked back. Over the past 5 years I have worked with clients like Nike, Google, King: Candy Crush Friends and Samsung, usually specialising in jobs that require physical space and experience to be intertwined with digital, ensuring that the craft of the projects bring those two elements together.

Pansy Aung

Creative Lead, draftLine
  • Creative Lead
  • United Kingdom

Pansy Aung

Pansy is a Creative Lead, to be more specific, an art director-conceptual creative-tech geek. She's worked in various leading agencies, solving problems with creativity across different media. She enjoys lending her skills to not-for-profit organisations, creating awareness campaigns for them in her own time. She's also a mentor at JOLT, SCA and SheSays, sharing her experiences with other minority and female creatives, and being a role model who they can relate to. Pansy believes in constant upskilling because that’s the only way to stay relevant in our rapidly changing world, always seeking to challenge the audience and herself as the new is so much more exciting. Whether it’s through modern day magic, an innovative experience or classic storytelling, she strives to create work that strikes a deeper relation with people. One half of a creative team with Senan Lee, check out their work at www.saltandpeppercreative.com.

Pipha Youngmin Cho

Executive Creative Director, Cheil Worldwide
  • Executive Creative Director
  • Korea, Republic of

Pipha Youngmin Cho

Pipha Youngmin Cho is an Executive Creative Director at Cheil Worldwide. Pipha describes her job as HBI - Human Brand Interactive. She works for active interaction between Brands and people. She majored in Civil engineering but decided to stop building literal bridges over rivers and start building bridges between brands and people. So she entered the marketing communication industry as an AE and later spent time as a copywriter, a strategist, and a new media director before completing her MBA degree. Her career has been a journey of thinking out of the box - even out of the traditional definitions of ‘creative’ and finding optimal solutions with an engineer’s mind and the creator’s passion. She has been working for various clients from Samsung electronics to K-beauty brands through various media spanning from TV to social media, in the form of brand consulting to content making, for both domestic and global markets. Her approach is to always start by landing on an “insight”. Whatever the brand is, there is always some universal human insight to be found to solve a problem. That’s why she made her English name ‘Pipha’, from the word ‘epiphany’. Her biggest interests now lie in the technology and its application to the clients’ business. Pipha was the jury for Ad stars and the Spikes Asia (two times, for mobile/interactive and design category).

Stephan Roux

Executive Creative Director & Founder, itsnotrocketscience London
  • Executive Creative Director & Founder
  • United Kingdom

Stephan Roux

Previously Global Creative Director at Huawei (CBG) Stephan brings a wealth of experience from both agency and brand side. Working in Automotive, Tech, FMCG, Fashion & Trend, Finance, Gambling and latterly emerging Cannabis markets gives breadth and a real global flavour to our work. Stephan has worked in London, Canada, Hong Kong, SE Asia and Chinese mainland markets, always in search of that key insight and human truth that is irresistible to clients and consumers alike.

Film Advertising Judges

Anita Rios

Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Anita&Vega
  • Founder & Chief Creative Officer
  • Argentina

Anita Rios

Anita Ríos She started working at Young & Rubicam when she was 19 years old. Through Del Campo Nazca S&;S, VEGAOLMOSPONCE and Ponce Buenos Aires, she grew from junior copywriter to Executive Creative Director. Then she was part of the launch of David Buenos Aires. In 2013 she was summoned to be Creative Director of the historical JWT. Six years later, she founds her own agency Anita y Vega, in partnership with the legendary Fernando Vega Olmos. She is one of 8 members of the “Círculo de Creativos Argentinos”. Throughout her career, she has worked with brands such as: Telecom, Telefónica, Santander Rio, Axe, Rexona, Impulse, Sedal, Nestle, Procter, Coca-Cola, Mondelez, Brahma, Ford, Clarín, Avon, Personal, among others. Anita has won in almost all national and international advertising festivals: she has more than 25 Cannes Lions to her credit. She was a judge in most of those festivals and even represented Argentina as a Film Jury at the Cannes Festival twice.

Helen Rhodes

Executive Creative Director, BBC Creative
  • Executive Creative Director
  • United Kingdom

Helen Rhodes

Helen is the Executive Creative Director at BBC Creative, where she’s responsible for creating the advertising campaigns for everything the BBC makes. Whether that's launching the BBC’s coverage of the Olympics, creating a brand campaign for News, or promoting a new drama on BBC One, she endeavours to make culture impacting work for the world’s best broadcaster. She arrived from Wieden + Kennedy, Portland, where she’d spent six years creating provocative and compelling campaigns for brands such as Samsung, TurboTax, RXBar, Facebook and KFC, as well as making the odd music video for indie rock band, Portugal. The Man. Prior to W+K, Portland, she did stints at various London ad agencies - DLKWLowe, Dare, MCBD, RKCR/Y&R, TBWA, and CDD.

Lynsey Atkin

Executive Creative Director, 4creative
  • Executive Creative Director
  • United Kingdom

Lynsey Atkin

Lynsey is the Executive Creative Director of 4Creative, Channel 4’s in house creative agency, responsible for making risky, innovative and culturally potent work across all Channel 4 brands and services. Prior to being in TV land, Lynsey spent three years as Creative Director at Havas London, in charge of Durex, Carling and Heathrow Airport as well as creating multiple-award winning work for the Department for Education. She moved to this role from Head of Creative at Conde Nast Video (British Vogue, British GQ and WIRED UK), creating films for editorial as well as brands like Burberry, Gucci and Intel – that were awarded Webbys, Lovies and Shots Awards. Lynsey started her career as a designer for Neville Brody before co-founding the printing / publishing company, Ditto. Specialising in counter-culture, the company released titles such as ‘Pigs Disco’, ‘Ninja Turtle Sex Museum’ and 'How to Disappear: A Memoir for Misfits’, which was awarded the prestigious English PEN/Ackerley. She curve-balled into advertising as a creative strategist at BBH – working across high profile entertainment brands such as ITV, Virgin Media and The Guardian – whose brand campaign ‘The Three Little Pigs’ was the UK’s most awarded film in 2012. Lynsey is from the North East of England and studied at Camberwell College of Art in London.

Nathaniel Lawlor

Copywriter, Freelance
  • Copywriter
  • United States

Nathaniel Lawlor

I studied film in college but found my way into advertising through the in-house post production facility at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in 2006. After seven months of dubbing digi-beta tapes, I switched to the creative department and suddenly I was a copywriter, learning from a lot of very smart people who are all running agencies now. In 2011 I left Goodby, and I've been freelancing ever since. When I'm not working you can find me writing screenplays, trying to cook every kind of asian cuisine, hanging out with my wife Jess and son Rocky, or sitting in a room looking at my TR909.

Pedro Prado

VP Creative / Executive Creative Director, Leo Burnett Tailor Made
  • VP Creative / Executive Creative Director
  • Brazil

Pedro Prado

Pedro Prado VP Creative / ECD at Leo Burnett, Brazil. I was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lived in New York, Texas, Indiana, São Paulo, and began my career as an advertising copywriter in 1998. I have worked at local Brazilian agencies such as Doctor, Casa de Criação, Staff, and McCann before joining F/Nazca Saatchi&Saatchi in 2005, where I remained for almost 15 years. First as a copywriter, and later as Creative Director. In 2019, I joined Leo Burnett, Brazil as VP Creative / ECD. Throughout my career, I worked for brands of different segments, such as Nike, Google, Skol Beer and Guaraná Antactica (Ab InBev), Trident (Mondelez), Leica, Honda, O Boticário, Sadia (BR Foods), BTG Pactual Bank, Electrolux, Pinacoteca de São Paulo, D&AD Awards, Mizuno, Miami Ad School, Coca-Cola, L’Oréal, TIM, and Claro Mobile. During my years at F/Nazca, I worked on countless projects, such as “República Popular do Corinthians” and “Addiction” for Nike; “Allied Brands” for Skol Beer; and “Everything in Black & White” for Leica, alongside my art director and partner for 12 years, Rodrigo Castellari. I'm also a director at the São Paulo Creative Club and have been a jury member at countless national and international festivals, such as Creative Club, One Show, D&AD, Wave, Shots, Ciclope, London Festival, Wave, Andy Awards, and Clio. Among my recent awards are dozens of medals at the Creative Club, as well as trophies at Cannes Lions, One Show, D&AD, Clio, ADC, Wave, El Ojo, London Festival, FIAP, and El Sol.

Piyush Pandey, President

CCO Worldwide & Executive Chairman, India, Ogilvy Mumbai
  • CCO Worldwide & Executive Chairman, India
  • India

Piyush Pandey

Piyush Pandey – Chief Creative Officer, Worldwide & Executive Chairman, India He has been with Ogilvy for over 36 years, and since January 2019 in his current role. He started as an account executive and moved to creative in 1988. In 2016, he became the first ‘pure’ advertising person to be honoured with the national civilian award ‘Padma Shri’. He was the first Asian to chair the Cannes Jury in 2004. He was awarded the lifetime achievement award by Clio, New York in 2012 and by the AAAI in India in 2010. Piyush has been a brand ambassador for Indian advertising at many international and Indian forums and was also a mentor at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership. Piyush is best known for his creative work. He believes advertising must talk to the hearts of people and the best reward of good work is when people on the streets it is aimed at, talk about it. His work has won over 1,000 awards nationally and internationally. He commands great respect, particularly within the Indian client fraternity because of the number of brands he has partnered to build. His most famous campaigns include Asian Paints (har ghar kuch kehta hai - every house has a story to tell), Cadbury (kuch khas hai hum sabhi mein - real taste of life), Fevicol (Fevicol ka jod hai, toote ga nahi - the unbreakable bond of Fevicol), SBI Life (heere ko kya pata tumhari umar - diamond doesn’t know your age) to name a few. He also led the campaign that brought the BJP to national power in 2014 with the famous lines abki baar Modi Sarkar - this time Modi government and ache din aane wale hain - good days are going to come. Unlike the Ambanis and Bill Gates who have money to donate for social causes, he believes people in advertising can use their creativity to drive social change. He has done many memorable social campaigns - one he is particularly proud about, is his work with UNICEF to make India a polio-free country. He has documented his advertising philosophy and thoughts behind his famous campaigns in his book ‘Pandeymonium’. In June 2018, Piyush alongwith his brother Prasoon Pandey was awarded the Lion of St. Mark at the International Festival of Creativity at Cannes. Before joining advertising, Piyush was a state-level cricketer (cricket is his other big passion) and a tea-taster. He is married to a former colleague Nita and has 6 dogs.

Rachid Ahouiyek

Executive Creative Director, Iris Worldwide London
  • Executive Creative Director
  • United Kingdom

Rachid Ahouiyek

Rachid has spent TWO DAMN DECADES creating awarded work for sports and lifestyle brands across Europe, UK and the USA. Agencies include Wieden+Kennedy, Saatchi, 72&Sunny, McCann and now as ECD of Iris London. Brands Rachid has contributed to include Nike, Adidas, EA Sports, Coca-Cola, Chevrolet and Zurich. Rachid has also directed films and content for many of his clients. A native Londoner and Graphic Design graduate who uses words more than images these days, Rachid entered advertising to allow him to use more of his ability in more mediums. Personal interests include Metallurgy, writing and football. And anything with wheels. Football mainly though. Favourite word is 'Superluminal.' Despises reggae. Does all his own stunts.

Robin Fitzgerald

Chief Creative Officer, BBDO Atlanta
  • Chief Creative Officer
  • United States

Robin Fitzgerald

Robin Fitzgerald is Chief Creative Officer at BBDO Atlanta. In the three years since her appointment, the agency’s creative reputation has grown along with its trophy case. In 2019 alone, the office brought home 59 industry awards. Before making the move to Atlanta, she spent 15 years in Los Angeles, working at Crispin Porter + Bogusky and TBWA\Chiat\Day. Robin first joined CPB in 2002, helping to launch MINI's highly awarded U.S. campaign. From CPB, she went to Chiat, where she created work for Gatorade, Visa, Energizer, and every model of Nissan vehicle. In 2010, CPB came calling once more, and she returned to the agency, leading creative on brands like PayPal, Old Navy, Grey Poupon, and Vitaminwater. Robin has participated on juries for nearly every major advertising award show, including: Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Clios, Art Director’s Club and New York Festivals, and over the years, her work has been recognized with several awards from those shows. But equally as exciting, her work has been consistently picked up by the non-advertising world, being parodied on Saturday Night Live, featured on the NBC Nightly News, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, US Weekly, and nominated for an Emmy. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, her two kids, and their dog, Chewy.

Sylvia Borges

Writer, Director & Producer, Playtime Artists
  • Writer, Director & Producer
  • Germany

Sylvia Borges

Sylvia Borges discovered her love for storytelling at the theatre, where she initially worked as an assistant director and stage manager. She learned how to work with actors and developed original plays with teenagers. After three years behind the stage she started a long journey through Europe and walked over 4,500 miles. It wasn’t a journey to a certain place but to the people. She learned to observe, to ask the right questions and to listen. 2014, Sylvia graduated from the ‘Academy of Media Arts’ (KHM) in Cologne, Germany, where she studied film. Since then she has worked as a freelance director, writer and producer for TV and advertising. Her short films are known as crowd favorites and were awarded with more than 50 international prizes, as well as numerous nominations.

Tom Martin

Executive Creative Director & Partner, Special Group Sydney
  • Executive Creative Director & Partner
  • Australia

Tom Martin

Tom Martin is Executive Creative Director and partner in one of the world’s leading independent agencies, Special Group Australia. Throughout his career he has constantly strived to explore and discover what marketing creativity is capable of solving for both clients and culture. As a result of this pursuit, his work has become incredibly varied in both shape and style, as well as helping him win ‘Best of Show’ at Australia’s most pre-eminent Award show (AWARD) a record 4 times - making him one of the country’s leading creatives. Tom has also been responsible for over a decade of globally awarded projects including the NAB ‘Break Up’, The Four’N Twenty ‘Magic Salad Plate’, Guide Dog’s ‘Support Scent’, Pedigree’s ‘K9FM’(D&AD Black Pencil), Tourism Victoria’s ‘The Remote Control Tourist’, TripAdvisor’s ‘Hotel Cup’, Adidas Originals’ ‘Superstar’, Cricket Australia's 'Big Warnie' and Go Gentle’s ‘Stop the Horror’ which succeeded in actually helping change the Euthanasia laws in Australia. Most recently he was responsible for the multi-award winning and publicly renowned Uber Eats’ ‘Aus Open Ambush’.

Future Impact Judges

Ali Rez

Regional Executive Creative Director, Impact BBDO Middle East and Pakistan
  • Regional Executive Creative Director
  • United Arab Emirates

Ali Rez

Ranked amongst the Top 20 ECDs on the World Creative Rankings in 2020, and named South Asia Creative Person of the Year by Campaign magazine, Ali Rez has won more than 400 international awards in his 20-year career across USA, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. These include Grands Prix, Golds and several other metals across Cannes Lions, Clios, D&AD, Effie, One Show, Dubai Lynx, Spikes and many more. Besides leading BBDO to be named Campaign Brief Asia Agency of the Year three years in a row, and being named Agency of the Year 2019 at Dubai Lynx, Rez has also been part of prestigious jury panels at Cannes Lions, Clios, Effies, and President of the Design Jury at Spikes Asia and Adfest. Rez focuses on socially responsible campaigns and is the proud recipient of the first Glass for Change Award at both Spikes Asia and Dubai Lynx. Rez has lectured at Oxford University and St.Martin's, exhibited at Tate UK, spoken at Tedx, captained a cricket team in California, and - being a firm believer that curiosity leads to creativity - has traveled to 131 countries.

Ben Malbon

Senior Director Marketing, Google
  • Senior Director Marketing
  • United Kingdom

Ben Malbon

Ben is a Marketing Director at Google in London where he oversees Google's Brand Marketing and leads Google's Brand Studio team in EMEA. His background is as an account planner in creative agencies, including DDB London, BBH London & BBH NYC. While at the latter he co-founded BBH Labs, in 2009, conceived to be the speedboat in front of the supertanker. He joined Google in 2010, initially as part of the Creative Lab, helping to launch Chrome globally and work on internal Google projects with product teams and the Google [x] team. He went on to run and expand Google’s Ads Marketing innovation team, ‘Art, Copy & Code’. Prior to stumbling across advertising - quite literally the first box file he pulled out in the careers office - Ben was in academia, and completed a PhD in social psychology on nightlife in London, published as a book in 1999: “Clubbing: Dancing, Ecstasy, Vitality”. His interests include military history, space exploration, sailing, polar exploration, modern dance, old vinyl, cats (but not dogs), the Internet and stripes. He lives in London.

Bill Tai

Founder, ACTAI Global
  • Founder
  • United States

Bill Tai

Bill Tai is Co-founder Chairman of Treasure Data, a Board Director of Bitfury and Hut8 (TSE:HUT8), and among the first seed investors in Canva, Wish.com and Zoom Video. Early in his career, he was issued badge #A001 at TSMC (NYSE:TSM), now among the most valuable tech companies in the world. Later he was founding CEO of iAsiaWorks (IPO via Goldman & Morgan Stanley) and founding Chairman of IPInfusion (Tokyo:4813). He has served as Board Director of 8 publicly listed companies AWRD EGHT HUT8 IAWK NPIX TMTA TUNE and IMGO. Originally trained as a computer chip designer (BSEE Honors, Illinois), he later earned an MBA at Harvard and was granted a PhD from Curtin University where he is an Adjunct Professor focued on "Innovation and Economic Development". He serves as Chairman of 501(c)3 ACTAI Global - uniting Athletes Conservationists Technologists Artists & Innovators to bring community and knowledge capital to causes supporting conservation and economic empowerment via entrepreneurship.

Damilola Marcus

Co-Founder & Art Director, Dá Design Studio
  • Co-Founder & Art Director
  • Nigeria

Damilola Marcus

Damilola Marcus is Co-founder and Executive Art Director at Dá Design Studio, Lagos. Dá Design Studio creates & maintains impactful brand identities for some of the most socially and economically progressive companies in West Africa. Damilola graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Lagos and has a Master’s degree in Environmental Design. She specializes in design strategy and she was awarded Design Contemporary for 2014 by African Artists' Foundation. In 2019, along with other amazing women, she was featured in Tech Cabal's Tech Women Lagos for her design contributions to the Nigerian technology scene. Throughout her career, Damilola has won design competitions, given design talks for organizations like the British Council, exhibited as a visual artist, and has been featured in design and art platforms locally and internationally. She has a strong passion for social work and justice which reflects in Market March, an initiative she founded to combat sexual harassment and bullying at Nigerian markets. Their work has been featured on international and local media like BBC, DW News, The Guardian, etc. She was nominated for Young Person of the Year at The Future Awards Africa 2019 for her work in gender justice.

Danielle Krettek

Founder, Google Empathy Lab
  • Founder
  • United States

Danielle Krettek

Danielle Krettek is the Founder of Google's Empathy Lab — Google's resident expert on human understanding and flourishing. Danielle is an award-winning creative force with work across design, technology, film, art, architecture and social impact. With her work for Nike, Apple and Google [X}, Danielle has brought vibrant heart, humanity and beauty to products and culture for nearly 20 years. In 2015, she launched Google's Empathy Lab to explore more enlivening, connected, human-kind experiences. She created the "Design Feeling" practice — a new wave of conscious, caring, considered design thinking. Danielle is on a bright-hearted mission to bring deep humanity to AI as part of Google AI and Design teams. Her personal sources of rocket fuel are film, modern art, neuroscience, space exploration, indigenous medicine, mysticism and sixties culture. Naturally her spirit guides are Ram Dass, Stevie Nicks, Spike Jonze and Oprah.

David Jones

Founder & CEO, You & Mr Jones
  • Founder & CEO
  • United States

David Jones

Honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader, David Jones is an industry visionary, proponent of corporate responsibility and social change and The Guardian’s 2013 Sustainable Business Leader. In June 2015, after raising $350 million, David launched You & Mr Jones, the world’s first BrandtechTM group, a technology holding company that helps brands do their marketing better, faster and cheaper. Since launch, the group has completed 6 acquisitions (Mofilm, 55, theAmplify, Mobkoi, Gravity Road, and Oliver Group) , launched 2 start-ups and made 21 investments, including a $20 million investment in Pinterest and being one of the earliest investors in Niantic (Pokémon Go). The company has over 2000 employees and offices in 40 cities and is working with leading companies including Unilever, Facebook, Accenture, General Motors, Coty, Uber, Richemont, Diageo, L'Oréal, Adidas, LVMH, Danone, Samsung, Renault, Lacoste, BNP Paribas and Europcar. Previously he was the youngest global CEO in the history of advertising, heading both Havas and Havas Worldwide, and at the time the only British CEO of a French publicly traded company. Under David’s leadership, Havas’s share price reached a 10-year high, delivering record profits every reporting period, increasing its market capitalization by 66% and creating over $1 billion of shareholder value. David was one of the founding members of the Facebook Client Council and is the only person to have both advised Facebook and run a publicly traded communications group. He was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Hall of Achievement in 2005, and was voted one of the two top executives of the decade by readers of Adweek. In 2014, David was also named one of Britain’s 500 Most Influential People by The Sunday Times. He is the co-founder of One Young World (described by CNN as the “Young Davos”), a nonprofit organization that provides brilliant young leaders with a global platform through which to effect positive change, and was the driving force behind Kofi Annan’s TckTckTck Campaign for Climate Justice. He also worked very closely with David Cameron and the UK Conservative Party from 2007 up to and including Cameron’s election as prime minister in 2010. David is the creator of the Social Business Idea and author of best-selling book Who Cares Wins: Why Good Business Is Better Business, published in 2011 by Pearson/Financial Times Publishing in over 50 countries.

Deborah Alden

  • United States

Deborah Alden

Deborah is a design strategist, venture advisor, and educator with a penchant for blurring the line between for-profit and purpose-driven organizations. With over 20 years of experience incubating offerings, shaping organizations and culture, and building bridges, her experience has ranged from innovation and brand consulting for Fortune 100 companies to establishing new models for business and education. She's had the privilege of advising hundreds of inspiring entrepreneurs and leading the design and development of four purposeful organizations. Most recently, she led strategy and design for WeWork’s 'cultureOS’ business, which advised C-Suite executives on how to understand and evolve their culture. She loves celebrating the stories of impact of the communities of which she is a part and is regularly invited to do so globally. A frequent guest critic and facilitator, she has taught human-centered design and research at SVA, IIT Institute of Design, CEDIM in México, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, where she was the Inaugural Chair for the BFA in Visual Communication.

Emily Kortlang

Brand Director, EMEA, Beats by Dre
  • Brand Director, EMEA
  • United Kingdom

Emily Kortlang

Emily is currently the EMEA Brand Director for Beats by Dr. Dre at Apple. She has recently completed an MBA at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership and was just co-chair of D&AD Rare, an initiative that aims to give those from diverse backgrounds the skills and leadership training necessary to navigate being a minority. Coming from a single-parent family and growing up on a council estate in Hackney, Emily felt that RARE was the perfect opportunity to “send the ladder down to those coming up behind”. Emily’s first job was driving a Red Bull car with a can on the back and from here she fell in love with the world of marketing and decided to finish her Sports Science degree and add a Masters in Marketing and Management. After a nearly a decade in fizzy drinks, Emily left Red Bull and decided, she needed to broaden her experience out of FMCG. She jumped agency side to understand how to market, cars, mobile phones and chocolate. The next place she’d call home was Fallon, a small but globally renowned creative advertising agency, responsible for some of the biggest campaigns of the decade. Emily’s history with youth, her appetite for cool brands and her experience both agency and client side prepared her well for her new and current at Beats by Dr. Dre. As employee number one she had to build the team from the ground up, while simultaneously getting to grips with the complexities of the business and the shifting reality of the industry.

Fernando Machado

Senior Vice President Global Brand Management, Burger King
  • Senior Vice President Global Brand Management
  • United States

Fernando Machado

Fernando is a global marketer with a passion for growing brands and businesses. Currently as Global CMO at Restaurant Brands International, Fernando’s focus is infusing Burger King, Popeyes and Tim Hortons with purpose (incl. sustainability), improving product quality, modernizing design, and inspiring the organization around tech, digital and brand development. Under Fernando’s leadership, Burger King became Client of the Year at the D&AD in 2016, Creative Marketer of the Year in Cannes 2017, Client of the Year at the One Show 2018, Advertiser of the Year at the Clio Awards 2018 and 2019, and Creative Brand of the Year in Cannes 2019. Fernando led campaigns such as “Proud Whopper”, “McWhopper”, “Google Home of the Whopper”, “Burning Stores”, “Bullying Jr”, “Whopper Neutrality”, “Scary Clown Night”, “Burn that Ad”, “Birthday Clowns”, “Whopper Detour” and "Moldy Whopper". Prior to joining BK, Fernando worked for 18 years at Unilever. Starting as an intern, he moved up the ranks working different product categories and brands, including Dove where he led the groundbreaking "Beauty Sketches" (Titanium GP in 2013).

Harsh Kapadia

Executive Creative Director, VMLY&R London
  • Executive Creative Director
  • United Kingdom

Harsh Kapadia

After globe trotting across four continents, Harsh is now back in New York as the Executive Creative Director for VMLY&R. While he has been an ad guy for over ten years, he fell in love with it when he was 5 years old. According to his folks, mealtime, playtime or just about any time came to a standstill when the commercial breaks came on. He was transfixed. And has been since. With a career that’s spanned over four continents, the best agencies and the most exciting brands, Harsh continues to be smitten to this day. Maybe that’s what drives him so hard to keep on creating. He has been fortunate enough to have his work recognized at some of the biggest shows in the business. And lucky enough to build and lead teams of some of the most passionate people. Over the years Harsh has had the privilege to make real impact and do some good in various parts of the world. Luckily it has been through his passion for ideas. He believes that in a time when "me time" is more important than anything else, it becomes a bigger challenge how to make someone else's plight be noticed and cared for. This tension of "me time" vs there is a bigger and selfless picture to the world gives me a unique challenge to problem solve. His work has not only garnered the attention of the media and top award shows but also caught the attention of The First Lady of the United States in a personal letter to him: "Dear Harsh, I wanted to thank you and your team for all the hard work you put into the Drink Up Ashanti project. As you know building a healthier future for our next generation is one of my defining missions as First Lady. That is why i deeply appreciate the efforts the efforts of committed partners like you. With determined focus and skill, you helped spread the message of Let's Move! and Drink Up to people around the world in a fresh and creative way, and for that i am truly grateful. Thank you again for your leadership on this campaign, and i wish you the very best." - Michelle Obama Harsh believes real impact can be made through a simple idea, as long it comes from a real insight and is deliberate in solving a problem. An idea can be as innovative as a talking fountain to make America healthier again, a Facebook Live Teleprompter to give a voice to civilians in conflict or as simple as a print campaign mocking the Japanese whaling industry about their so called research as a reason to hunt whales. Never underestimate the change a simple idea can bring about.

Jane Murray

Founder, Peacebeam
  • Founder
  • United Kingdom

Jane Murray

Jane is a former lawyer who has spent her career specializing in venture capital. She ran a fund for a couple of decades and oversaw investments in start-up/early stage companies in a broad cross sector of industries. With first-hand experience of the world of cut-throat competition, individualism and isolationism, and having seen the impacts of those paradigms amplified by technology, she founded Peacebeam in 2016. Peacebeam is a digital publisher working at the intersection of technology, wisdom and interconnection. Jane is passionate about reimagining the role of the entrepreneur and the company and creating a new economic story by experimenting with value and capital. She is pioneering the development of Kindness Capital at Peacebeam through Kinder-Pay and has recently authored The Path of the Entrepreneur, Understanding Your Shadow, for the London School of Economics accelerator LSE Generate. As well as running Peacebeam she advises entrepreneurs and executives on leadership development through inner transformation, particularly mapping their relationship to power. Jane sees that in order to traverse the challenging times we live in there needs to be an evolution from the pursuit of individual wellbeing to the pursuit of collective worldbeing and believes that understanding the ‘technology’ of kindness and its creative power is the pathway to a saner future for the planet.

Jeremy Shure

Global Head of Early Stage Practice, Grasshopper Bank
  • Global Head of Early Stage Practice
  • United States

Jeremy Shure

Jeremy Shure is Global Head of the Early Stage Practice at Grasshopper Bank. Jeremy is also a Kauffman Fellow, and is based in New York City. Prior to joining Grasshopper, Jeremy was a Managing Director at Silicon Valley Bank, leading its East Coast Early Stage Practice. His experience also includes co-founding the Emerging Companies practice group of a national law firm, and directing the innovation practice of the world's largest privately held media agency. Jeremy sits on the Advisory Board of the Techstars Foundation (supporting diversity and inclusion in the innovation economy) and the National Board of Directors of Active Minds (combating the mental health stigma on college campuses). Jeremy is also the President of the Class of 2000 at the University of Pennsylvania, and is past President of The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, Young Leadership division. Jeremy graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (with honors), Boston University School of Law, and did continuing education in finance at Columbia University. Jeremy lives in Westchester, NY, with his wife and three sons, and spends his weekends coaching his sons’ youth sports teams.

Jessica Lauretti, President

Founder & Principal, Laurels
  • Founder & Principal
  • United States

Jessica Lauretti

Jessica Lauretti is an artist, entrepreneur and thought leader based in New York City. She has a diverse background working at the intersection of art, politics and culture and has expertise in immersive tech, social impact and new media. She has been featured on most major broadcast and digital media outlets as well as honored with several awards and nominations. Her professional career spans the bleeding edge of the startup media & tech world from a global executive role at immersive tech startup RYOT to a development role at social impact startup Purpose and a production role at new media disruptor VICE. She is currently Founder & Principal at LAURELS, a consulting practice that works with CEOs and startups. She is an award winning Creative Director and Executive Producer who has spoken at keynote events around the world and serves on the Advisory Council of Google News Lab's Journalism 360 Program. Additionally, she has over a decade of teaching artist and education experience having worked as an educator at such prestigious institutions as School of Visual Arts and Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI), launched and managed after school programs for under privileged youth at Young Women’s Leadership Foundation and City Parks Foundation and partnered with festival programmers to teach youth filmmakers around the Nantucket and Tribeca Film Festivals. Prior to her professional career she was a singer in the band This Frontier Needs Heroes and Co-Founder of Heroic Endeavours Records. She’s released 3 albums, received global accolades and toured the world. She has directed a dozen music videos and shown her art work around the globe. She is currently working on a book about women and leadership. She aims to tell stories to modern audiences that reflect on the human experience.

Joanna Catalano

CEO, iProspect
  • CEO
  • Singapore

Joanna Catalano

Joanna Catalano is President, Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) Solutions and CEO for iProspect, Asia Pacific. In this dual role, she is responsible for delivering specialism and domain expertise to drive growth and innovation for brands across the region. As President of DAN Solutions, Joanna leads a newly developed capability designed to build new revenue streams, create strategic client opportunities, accelerate product development and cultivate meaningful partnerships to deliver on DAN’s mission ‘To innovate the way brands are built’. As CEO of iProspect Asia Pacific, Joanna Catalano leads iProspect’s regional business growth strategy across 1,000 digital experts in fourteen markets, focusing on client leadership, talent development and product go-to-market to drive business performance. Joanna has 18+ years of experience managing sales and marketing teams, building trusted advisor relationships with multinational companies and managing high impact change initiatives. Prior to joining Dentsu Aegis Network in 2017, Joanna spent five years with Google Asia Pacific in leadership roles spanning clients, product go-to-market and monetization roles. She has 15 years in-depth digital experience, managing complex, global clients in the United States, Western Europe and now Asia, where she has spent the last eleven years. Joanna commenced her career in economic development partnering with the Ukrainian government on media and communications, and micro-lending for female start-ups, as it transitioned to a capitalist economy initiating a lifelong commitment to diversity and entrepreneurship. Within Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN), Joanna serves as executive sponsor for Diversity & Inclusion with responsibility for DAN’s Female Foundry (an accelerator programme focused on developing and funding female led start-ups in emerging markets) and its expansion across Asia Pacific. Outside of work, Joanna led Singapore Female Founders, a non-profit research and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting equality for founders of tech-enabled businesses for two year. To support the industry, she’s served as Vice Chair of the Singapore Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), three years as a judge for the Asia Pacific Effies, a judge at West Tech Fest and as a member of the D&AD Impact Council. In 2018, Joanna was recognized by The Drum in their Digerati APAC as one of the most influential digital marketers across the region. When not involved in any of the above, she is mom of two, design aficionado, avid traveller, and foodie.

J​im Moriarty

Director of Brand Citizenship, 72andSunny
  • Director of Brand Citizenship
  • United States

J​im Moriarty

Brand citizenship is the practice of creating value for society and building businesses at the same time. Jim believes these aims are mutually beneficial and necessary for a modern business to thrive. He’s passionate about building brand armies and fueling movements that go deeper with fans. His previous gig was at the helm of Surfrider Foundation, the largest group of coastal activists on the planet. When not working, he advances the art of waterproof sculpture, he’s 20 boards into a side gig as surfboard shaper.

Liv Sibony

Founder, SeedTribe
  • Founder
  • United Kingdom

Liv Sibony

Liv is an award-winning entrepreneur who left a career at Goldman Sachs to launch her food-tech startup, GrubClub, which she sold to Eatwith in 2017. As an ex-founder, she was only too aware of the importance of embedding purpose into your mission, in order to make it truly impactful, while also driving a profit. She also understood the challenges entrepreneurs face in raising funds and wanted to help make this process more efficient and transparent. So she joined Angel Investment Network to launch and grow SeedTribe, a spinoff platform focused specifically on connecting “impactful” businesses with investors and stakeholders who want to play an active part in helping shape the businesses of the future. She is also a Board member of UCL's Fast Forward 2030, which aims to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs to launch businesses that address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Natalia Vega-Berry

Chief Impact Officer, Global Brain
  • Chief Impact Officer
  • United States

Natalia Vega-Berry

Natalia is a leader in Global Advocacy and Social Impact space with more than 25 years combined of experience as an Executive Producer, Creative and Strategist of campaigns and content designed to influence culture and drive positive change in the world. In 2014, she launched The Global Brain- A creative Incubator, with the objective of bringing creative minds for good, partnering with entities seeking to develop and implement innovative solutions that excite people and help engage them in solving environmental and social challenges. In the past 4 years, under The Global Brain umbrella, Natalia has created campaigns and unconventional initiatives for the United Nations in support of the UN Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) providing her with a unique expertise and understanding of global issues, international policy and Corporate Social Responsibility. Natalia has driven collaborations with international partners from all across sectors; from business, progressive Brands and Corporations to humanitarian nonprofits and governmental organizations. For her recent work, on behalf of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Natalia was named one of the “Top 10 Most influential Media and Communications Executives of 2016" by the United Nations Media for Social Impact Summit. In previous years, her experience in the Ad Industry includes working for brands like Samsung, AB&Bev, Verizon, Procter and Gamble, Unilever, Pepsi and Toyota among others. Natalia's work has earned nominations and awards from many of the most renowned international festivals in the advertising world. Natalia, currently shares her time between The Global Brain and her recent appointment as a Senior Strategic Advisor for the United Nations Global Compact, overseeing the 2020 Campaign, focus on the repositioning of the Sustainability movement. One of her passion projects is to support the evolution of Advertising and Creative Industries as a force for good. Natalia who was born in Lima, Peru is also Co-founder of the GB Foundation, lives in Boulder, CO and likes to spend her time on solo retreats in nature as a source of inspiration and creativity.

Nils Leonard

Founder, Uncommon
  • Founder
  • United Kingdom

Nils Leonard

Nils has spent over 20 years in the advertising and design industry working across the most recognised agencies in London. In his previous role as Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Grey LDN, Nils oversaw the most profitable and awarded years in the agency’s 52 years history and became one of the youngest agency chairmen in the world leading its brands globally. Nils was voted into the Ad Age creativity 50 and was named the No.1 creative person in advertising globally by Business insider, is on the board of trustees of D&AD and is listed as one of the Sunday Times 500 most influential people in the UK. Over the last two years Nils has led the inception and launch of the ethical capsule coffee brand Halo to global acclaim. British GQ describing the Nespresso alternative as ‘The coffee company keeping George Clooney up at night.’ Nils has now founded the Uncommon Creative Studio alongside Lucy Jameson and Natalie Graeme, a creative studio building brands the real world is happy exists. Labelled as ‘The most exciting start-up of their generation’ as well as launching their own brands Uncommon are currently working with ITV, Google, WWF, Ovo Energy, Unilever and ASOS. Their disruptive flagship work on Ovo Energy was awarded a coveted D&AD pencil just 8 months after the studio launched.

Paco Conde

CCO & Co Founder, Activista Los Angeles
  • CCO & Co Founder
  • United States

Paco Conde

Paco is founder and creative at Activista Los Angeles, a company committed to provoke social, cultural and economic change through the power of their ideas. Previously, Paco was Creative Director at Sra Rushmore Madrid, Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy Brazil; Group Creative Director at BBH London, and Executive Creative Director and Partner at Anomaly LA. Paco is behind some of the most celebrated social impact ideas of the last years: A social experiment about beauty conducted by an FBI sketcher that became the most watched ad ever on YouTube with over 180 million views. The first organ donation card for a soccer team that increased by 61% organ donations, reducing to zero the waiting list for heart and corneal transplants and saving dozens of lives. A training program to help tattoo artists detect skin cancer followed by thousands of artists across Brazil. Mothers of hooligans as stewards during the most violent game of the season in Brazil, reducing the incidents to zero. A series of photos exhibited in the Parliament of the UK, featuring 72 people from the 72 countries where same-sex relations are illegal, sharing a same-sex kiss. The flag of the United States and Oceans of America that turned patriotism into environmentalism. Paco has had the privilege of working with some of the most iconic brands, including Dove, Coca-Cola, United Nations, Absolut, Axe, Ray-Ban, British Airways and Google. According to Cannes Report, Paco was among the Most Award Creative Directors in 2013, 2014, 2015 (including number 1 in 2013). Elected Creative Director of the Year by the ABP in 2014 (Asociação Brasileira de Propaganda). And included on the list of the 100 most creative people of the world by Forbes Magazine in 2017.

Paul Herz

CEO, Oblate Optics
  • CEO
  • United States

Paul Herz

Paul currently is leading all operations as COO of Halodi Robotics, a Norwegian firm building safe and capable humanoid robots to help people improve thier quality of life. Prior to taking this role, Paul was Director of Product Operations at Building 8 and Oculus AR/VR, Facebook’s hardware divisions focused on creating AI and AML integrated devices. Paul also led New Product Introduction at Apple for several years is the US and Asia Pacific focused on the iPhone, iPad, and MacBook product lines. Paul holds an Adjunct Professor position within the faculty of business and law at Curtin University Perth, with the goal to foster and develop entrepreneurship opportunities and technology initiatives within Australia and internationally. He is a startup advisor for Katapult Accelerator based in the Nordics and a member of ACTAI Global, a 501(c)3 non-profit that mobilizes people and technology around social impact, economic empowerment, and conservation to solve the world's problems. Paul was born in South Africa and has unbridled enthusiasm for both kitesurfing and riding motorcycles. He is passionate about helping startups succeed and enabling technologies that advance the human condition. He completed his undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley in Engineering Physics and received his doctorate in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Rama Gheerawo

Director, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
  • Director
  • United Kingdom

Rama Gheerawo

Director, The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art Reader in Inclusive Design, Royal College of Art Visiting Professor, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art Rama Gheerawo is Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design. Recently recognised by Design Week Awards 2019 for his lifetime contribution to socially inclusive design, and named one of 2018’s Creative Leaders by Creative Review next to Paul Smith and Björk, Rama is an international and inspirational figure within design, business and innovation. He has transformed business, government and the public sector drawing on his experience in Design Thinking and Inclusive Design. He is a serial innovator in the fields of technology, products, services and transport having personally led over 100 projects with major clients looking at how design can address society’s toughest issues from ageing and healthcare to seeing how new forms of technology such as AI can benefit humanity. Rama looks at how the ingenious processes of design can instigate positive change in individuals and organisations through his personal research in Creative Leadership, with over workshops delivered globally to train thousands of people including 600 civil servants to date. He is in high demand as a keynote speaker, and writes, curates exhibitions and runs workshops for audiences that range from students to business executives. Rama advises major institutions such as the UK Design Council, the Design Museum, the Royal Society of Arts and the Design Management Institute.

Renato Winnig

Global Head of Branding & Creative Direction, Natura
  • Global Head of Branding & Creative Direction
  • Brazil

Renato Winnig

Renato has been working for 19 years building brands connecting purpose, business and communications. In 2013 he joined Natura &Co (“The best beauty group FOR the world” that includes the brands: Natura, The Body Shop, Aesop and Avon), although falling in love with the brand many years before. His background is on branding, creative direction, architecture, design, communications and marketing. Prior to Natura &Co, Renato had the opportunity to work and build amazing brands such as Itaú, Coca Cola and Procter & Gamble. All of them, together with his studies and practices, shaped and enabled his strategic thinking combined with his creative vision oriented towards business growth results and brand equity. During his career, his quest has always been purpose, meaning, intention, consistency and relevance. That’s why when he joined Natura &Co, he felt at home being one of their agents of change carrying their purpose “we’re united by a better way of living and doing business, through positive social, economic and environmental impact” Renato is currently Global Head of Branding and Creative Direction in Natura &Co, being responsible for building, strengthening and reflecting Natura and Natura &Co’s brand image and brand experience through storytelling, brand expression and creatively directing our brands with consistency and relevance pursuing the best of Natura´s essence and brand positioning through positive impact. He collaborates with articles for Meio & Mensagem (a brazilian communication and marketing content platform) on branding, communication and purpose. In addition, he teaches Branding and Brand Experience at ESPM, Insper and European Design Institute in São Paulo as a visiting professor and is a former Effie Awards member Jury. In 2019, Natura was awarded with the “company of the year” in branding at Brasil Design Awards with several projects Renato led inside the company with his teams and creative partners. For him, being a member of D&AD Future Impact allows the possibility to drive change together with other amazing creative people around the world. A true honor.

Shagun Seda

ECD, DDB Mundra
  • ECD
  • India

Shagun Seda

Shana Dressler

CEO, Turquoise Consulting
  • CEO
  • United States

Shana Dressler

Over the past 10 years, Shana Dressler has dedicated her career to empowering creative professionals, entrepreneurs, and social change leaders to launch businesses and projects, build hardware and software products and create impact at scale. As the Executive Director of Google’s 30 Weeks, Shana ran an incubator for design entrepreneurs that Fast Company named as one of the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 in design. She is also the co-founder of the NYC Innovation Collective, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit which convenes and supports 90+ incubators, accelerators and innovation programs throughout New York. Currently she runs Turquoise Consulting which supports entrepreneurs ready to scale their businesses and companies committed to building effective team and leadership training programs. She is also an active mentor at the following incubators: D&AD Future Impact Accelerator, NYU Steinhardt’s EdTech Accelerator and NEW INC. Shana is an Aspen Institute Scholar, a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a judge for The Webby Awards and a graduate of the THNK School of Creative Leadership. In 2014 she became a Delegate to the United Nations Foundation Global Accelerator which brought together “100 of the world’s top entrepreneurs to work together with policy leaders on global issues.” In 2015, Shana was honored by the World CSR Congress as one of the 50 Most Talented Social Innovators. Shana has given keynote talks and led workshops at conferences including Fast Company’s Innovation Festival, Harvard Social Enterprise Conference, HarvardxDesign, A Better World By Design, Adobe’s 99u, the Social Good Summit, the Disruptive Innovation Festival, Core77 and many others. In addition to frequent travel to far-flung places, Shana loves all things chocolate and makes her way around New York on a midnight blue Vespa. You can follow her @shanadressler

Thomas Kolster

Founder, Goodvertising
  • Founder
  • Denmark

Thomas Kolster

Thomas Kolster is a marketing activist on a mission to make business put people and planet first. As a seasoned branding and sustainability professional of more than 18 years’ standing, he’s advised Fortune 500 companies, small start-ups, governments, agencies and non-profits. He’s the founder of the global Goodvertising movement that’s inspired a shift for the better in advertising. He’s also the author of two books: Goodvertising (Thames & Hudson, 2012) and The Hero Trap (Routledge, 2020) He’s an internationally recognised keynote speaker who’s appeared in more than 70 countries at events like TEDx, SXSW, D&AD and Sustainable Brands. He is a columnist for the Guardian, Adweek, The Drum and several other publications, as well as a regular judge at international award shows such as Cannes Lions and D&AD. As a passionate entrepreneur and change agent, he’s launched several impact platforms like Cph:Change and Wheregoodgrows. Thomas’s belief is simple: change begins with you!

Tiffany Rolfe

EVP/US Chief Creative Officer, R/GA
  • EVP/US Chief Creative Officer
  • United States

Tiffany Rolfe

As EVP Chief Creative Officer US, Tiffany champions R/GA’s creative vision across the agency’s six U.S. offices and works in partnership with Richard Ting, EVP Global Chief Experience Officer + US Chief Creative Officer, to lead creative teams that work at the intersection of business and culture to deliver transformational work to global clients. Tiffany is well-known for developing strategic creative solutions that lead to business and cultural impact, and she brings over 20 years of design and creative experience to her position. Prior to R/GA, she spent over six years at Co:Collective as Partner and Chief Creative Officer, where she acted as lead partner for the Puma account and oversaw a highly successful campaign that catapulted YouTube stars to fame. Before Co:Collective, she spent a decade at CP+B where she was VP, Executive Creative Director and led accounts such as MINI Cooper, Microsoft, VW, American Express, Hulu, Virgin Atlantic, Burger King, and Old Navy. Tiffany’s work has been featured in leading publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Ad Age, and Adweek. Her work has earned awards at every major creative and effectiveness competition including Best of Show at One Show, Grand Prix and Titanium Lions at Cannes, and a Grand Clio. Tiffany was named one of Ad Age’s “Women to Watch” and is currently on the board of The One Club and the Ad Council Creative Committee. She is particularly proud of the work she did with ACLU following the 2016 election, where she led brand identity and external campaigns.

Tom Evans

Co-Founder, Behaviour
  • Co-Founder
  • United Kingdom

Tom Evans

Tom is a creative entrepreneur, consultant and advisor helping businesses large and small shape their products, services, brand and communications. He’s also a mentor, moderator and coach running workshops, masterclasses and sessions that help people learn about themselves, grow and level up on their creative careers and entrepreneurial skills. Tom’s background is leadership in Design and Creative Agencies. He founded Mook, one of the UK’s early digital agencies, and saw it through to acquisition, first by advertising agency Nitro and then later by the huge digital agency Sapient to form SapientNitro (eventually acquired by Publicis). After a brief stint in the fashion industry, on the board of Jack Wills as Brand Comms Director, he returned to agency land as Executive Creative Director of Omnicom owned advertising agency TBWA London. Along the way Tom had kids and in parallel to his work in design and technology he founded BleepBleeps, an award-winning hardware startup creating internet connected consumer electronics and digital services that make parenting easier. Most recently, Tom founded Behaviour - a Creative Consultancy that exists to create sustainable companies: creating, elevating and transforming brands for the audiences of tomorrow.

Tom Richards

Co-Global Chief Creative Officer, 21GRAMS
  • Co-Global Chief Creative Officer
  • United Kingdom

Tom Richards

Producing ideas with soul at 21GRAMS, a creative agency that just happens to work in health.

Vince Frost

Founder & CEO, Frost*collective
  • Founder & CEO
  • Australia

Vince Frost

Vince Frost is a globally recognised and awarded designer. Before starting Frost* Design in London in 1994, he was the youngest Associate Director at Pentagram. In 2004, Vince relocated to Sydney where, as ECD of Frost*collective, he has worked with leading arts and cultural organisations, governments and business to help bring visionary ideas to life. A member of ISTD and AGI, Vince is the author of two books, including Design Your Life, which looks at how design has the power to positively transform not just business, but our daily lives. His popular Design Your Life podcast discusses this theory with design visionaries from across the globe. Vince has been the subject of a retrospective at Sydney Opera House and he continues to be an international ambassador for the design industry, judging and speaking on the value of design and how it can change people’s lives for the better.

Graphic Design Judges

Astrid Stavro, President

Partner, Pentagram
  • Partner
  • Spain

Astrid Stavro

Pentagram partner Astrid Stavro is a graphic designer with a reputation for strong concept-driven design which is succinct, emotionally engaging, with the emphasis placed on exquisite typography and craft. Her clients span the cultural and commercial worlds, and her work encompasses brand identity, editorial, and exhibition design, as well as wayfinding systems and packaging. She led the celebrated redesign of the London-based arts and culture magazine Elephant, where she was Art Director and Contributing Editor from 2013–2017, as well as the brand new supplements for Port magazine, 10:10 and 413. She also created the identity for the Barcelona Design Museum and the menswear clothing label Jijibaba for Jasper Morrison and Jaime Hayon amongst others. Recent clients also include Tate, Phaidon, Camper, McKinsey & Company, Acciona, The National Portrait Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, National Ambulance Mental Health Group, Fedrigoni, Port magazine, Laurence King Publishing, Reina Sofía Museum, Mahou San Miguel, the Miró Foundation, Cahiers du Cinéma and Wallpaper* magazine. Born in Trieste, Italy, Stavro speaks five languages and has lived in Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, the United States and the UK. She studied graphic design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design (BA) and the Royal College of Art (MA), graduating with Distinction from both colleges. Stavro directed her own studio in Barcelona for ten years, and in 2013 she co-founded the brand and design consultancy Atlas with Pablo Martín. Her work has received over 150 international awards including D&AD, the Type Directors Club of New York, the Society of Publication Designers, the Art Directors Club of Europe, the International Society of Typographic Designers, Design Week, the Art Directors Club of New York, Graphis and Creative Review’s The Annual. Her work has been widely published, and she has been commissioned to write articles for many respected design journals. An active member of the global design community, Stavro has been invited to chair and judge numerous international design competitions and to speak at conferences around the world. Passionate about design education, she has taught at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art. She was elected a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale in 2010.

Carlos Simpson

Graphic Designer, Carlos Simpson Art&Design
  • Graphic Designer
  • United Kingdom

Carlos Simpson

Carlos Simpson Graphic Designer currently living in London. Interested in exploring new environments and cultures and finding ways to engage with my surroundings, using typography and print as a primer tool believing in design that conveys a clear message that the public can relate to. Ideas are worthless if you can’t make them happen. Many of us believe that great ideas inevitably lead to success. Nothing could be further from the truth. Whether it is the perfect solution for an everyday problem or a bold new concept for a creative masterpiece, you must transform vision into reality for an idea to have value.

Jamie Ellul

Creative Director, Supple Studio
  • Creative Director
  • United Kingdom