Judges

kevin mau KEVIN MAU

Senior Creative Director, The Boeing Company

So far, Kevin’s career focus has been—and will always be—about putting creative strategy first. To promote that focus, he actively seeks out collaborative environments and people. Kevin figures that if he gets the creative right, everything else falls wonderfully into place; and he can enjoy himself at the same time!

Kevin has found his creative space at The Boeing Company, where he has been involved in the stewardship and evolution of the brand since 1997. In his time with the aerospace giant, he has designed, directed, or strategized on the development of marketing and communications materials for most of the global icons we all know, including the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, and commercial airplanes such as the 747 jumbo jet, the new 787 Dreamliner, and the 737, the world’s most popular airplane.

ben mc owen wilson BEN MCOWEN WILSON

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Director of Content Partnerships, YouTube

Ben is the Director of Content Partnerships for YouTube where he leads the development of content strategy in Europe.

Prior to starting with YouTube, Ben was the Director of Online and Interactive at ITV Plc, where he oversaw ITV’s digital and new media businesses. During his tenure, he co-created and was Chairman of Project Kangaroo – the proposed VoD joint venture between BBC, channel 4 and ITV. A former strategy consultant, Ben has over fourteen years experience in the fields of media, entertainment, telecommunications and the internet and has lived and worked on all five continents.

jane preston JANE PRESTON

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Facilities Manager UK, Real Estate & Workplace Services, Google

Jane has worked in the cauldron of functional design that is Google for the last 11 years creating, driving and implementing award winning workspaces for an exacting group of internal customers and all the time balancing often highly technical functional requirements with Google’s quirky sense of humour, (Jane was responsible for installing a Routemaster bus into the London office as a meeting room). Google are pioneers of creating workspaces which continue to feel very personal across an organisation that has grown exponentially.

christopher-jennerCHRISTOPHER JENNER

Creative Director, Eurostar

Christopher Jenner started his studio in London towards the end of 2010. Born in South Africa, he graduated in Cape Town, from where he set off on a period of extended travel, living in Paris, Tel Aviv and Hong Kong. Coupled with a childhood passion for indigenous culture, this journey continues to effect an ethnographic imprint on his projects. Story-telling forms a central role in Christopher’s work. His ability to conflate the past and present, captures a magical and emotive spirit. Evident in the detail of his work is a passion for artisanal skill; a license for process led learning and exploration. In 2012 Christopher presented his first studio story with the acclaimed installation ‘The Looking Glass House’ and the toy-like collection Swell at the Salone del Mobile, Milano. The same year he was awarded ‘British Breakthrough Talent’ for 2012 by FX magazine, and in 2013 was appointed Creative Director for the Eurostar. His work is regularly featured in the global press, generating valuable recognition and return for his clients.

DAVID LEWIS

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Managing Director, Sunseeker

Sunseeker London is a world leading and Platinum Award winning yacht broker. David Lewis co-founded the company in 1993 with Christopher Head and today, the extensive dealer network spans the globe, bringing world-class service to a world-class brand. Sunseeker London is probably the largest distributor of new Sunseeker boats and Sunseeker products worldwide ranging from 48ft to 50m. David has been involved in the marine business for many years. The dynamic duo has worked together for over 30 years when they started importing boats into Europe.

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JOHN MATHERS

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CEO, Design Council

John Mathers’ role as CEO of the Design Council is to lead it into the next chapter of their rich history that dates back to 1944. Recently they re-constituted as a charity and merged with CABE. They champion great design to improve peoples’ lives. They inspire new design thinking, encourage public debate and inform government policy to improve everyday life helping to meet tomorrow’s challenges today.He has been working for over thirty years in the brand and design industry, leading a number of marketing, brand and design consultancies in the UK and Internationally, as well as a number of roles within FMCG and retail, including Head of Brand at Safeway. He joined the Design Council from an International CEO role at the Holmes & Marchant group and previously had ten years at the helm of the Brand Union (was Enterprise IG), WPP’s flagship brand design agency.

MATHEW DALBY mathew dalby

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Design Director, yoo

As Design Director at yoo Mathew is responsible for the design and management of yoo’s international portfolio of projects across 27 countries. Working on yoo Studio projects globally, Mathew also works with yoo Creative Directors; Philippe Starck, Marcel Wanders, Jade Jagger, Kelly Hoppen, Anouska Hempel and Steve Leung on brand specific projects. This has afforded Mathew unique design insight and knowledge that could only come from working with the world’s best. Beginning his career as a traditional architectural junior, Mathew qualified as an architectural technician before completing a degree in Interior Architecture. Mathew went on to run his own multi-award winning architectural practice. Now with over 20 years’ experience, Mathew has created and project managed some of the world’s most exciting developments from luxury hotels and multi million dollar penthouse developments, to award-winning eco-homes, and world famous wineries. It is yoo’s internationalism and the opportunity to adapt the yoo style to so many diverse cultures that Mathew finds most inspiring.

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Managing Director, Global Color Research

Carolina Calzada is Global Color Research’s Managing Director. It is a new appointment and she is bringing new ideas, new energy and a new outlook to the role. Having been at Global Color Research since 2006, coming on board as the company’s Marketing Director, she developed a global strategy, steadily bringing in new clients and increasing the magazine’s international profile and readership.

Carolina brings a wealth of knowledge to her position having worked with blue chip companies including JP Morgan prior to joining Global Color Research.

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PATRICK TAYLOR

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Managing Director, Taylist Media

Taylist Media is the publisher of the leading magazine and event brands in the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom sector. These include Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms consumer magazine, which has been the leading title in the field for nearly 25 years, as well as business title kbbreview which is currently celebrating 30 years in print. Managing director and founder Patrick has over 30 years’ experience in the media industry – spanning magazines, newspapers, TV and radio.

katharine pooley KATHARINE POOLEY

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Founder & Managing Director, Katharine Pooley LTD

Katharine Pooley creates inspiring interiors for the most discerning clients. Her unique approach succeeds in capturing the essential diversity of classical contemporary living without sacrificing comfort, coherence or style. Her refined yet eclectic aesthetic has earned her a position as one of the most sought-after interior designers in London and commissions for landmark commercial and residential projects around the world. The Far Eastern influences within her designs are explained by a former career in investment banking, living and working in Bahrain, Hong Kong, Singapore and Vietnam. Returning to England after more than two decades abroad to pursue her passion for interior design, Katharine’s talent for understanding and marrying diverse cultural influences with elegant interiors quickly gained her a following among London’s international design cognoscenti. With her reputation firmly established in London, and a new outpost in Doha, Qatar, over time Katharine plans to take her brand of classical contemporary design to Asia and America.

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THERESA DOWLING

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FX Editor and Group Editorial Director for Progressive Market Intelligence design titles (FX, Blueprint)

FX Editor, Group Editorial Director for Progressive Market Intelligence (PMI) design titles (FX, Blueprint), shortlisted for editor of the year (twice), Theresa says she feels lucky to have spent over 30 years in the contract design industry where she enjoyed working with the good, the great and the controversial, either as a journalist or a graphic designer. “I am delighted to be working with the most colourful characters that anyone could hope to meet. It makes my working life not only easy but so enjoyable!”

 

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