Laura Jordan-Bambach introduces the recipient of her 2014 D&AD President's Award winner, Alexandra Taylor. This text is taken from Laura's speech at the 2014 Awards Ceremony.
Choosing a President’s Award could have be daunting, after all the recipient needs to be incredibly gifted, celebrated amongst peers and personally important to me. But my decision was easy.
Although now I sit more on the advertising side of the fence, it's not my background; and for the most part I was never exposed to those stars until well into my career. Through D&AD I have now had the pleasure of discovering many of them, and my awardee is one of the best.
This person is outstanding. Both one of the world’s most awarded art directors and so humble you’d never guess it. Both a dedicated and inspirational supporter of young talent and one of the toughest perfectionists in the industry. They are funny, clever, charismatic, bold and incredibly playful. Their work is something you feel in your guts, but also your mind.
She is also one of the pioneers who have laid a path for all other women in advertising.
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