JURY

JURY

Ale Giorgini

Ale Giorgini

Ale Giorgini started drawing when he was a child and he never stopped, in the meantime he has become a professional illustrator. Over the years he worked for clients such as Jeep, Puma, Warner Bros, Boom Studios, Kinder Ferrero, Disney Entertainment, Foot Locker, Fandango, Faber-Castell, Sony Pictures, Emirates, MTV, Wired UK, GQ, L’Espresso, Il Sole 24 Ore, Il Corriere della sera. He took part to exhibitions and events all over the world (New York, Zurigo, Sidney, Vienna, Parigi, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Melbourne). His drawings were exposed at the Hero Complex Gallery (Los Angeles), Gallery 1988 (Los Angeles), Bottleneck Gallery (New York), Nucleus Gallery (Alhambra – CA), Improper Walls (Wien), Art by Friends Gallery (Annecy) and Sakura Gallery (Paris). He has been selected to join in the 58° exhibition and annual of the Society of Illustrators of New York. He is the art director of Illustri Festival and Berga Urban Museum of Vicenza and he is illustration’s teacher in the International School of Comics.

Behnam Raeesian

Behnam Raeesian

He was born in Iran and graduated from the Ayatollah Amoli University of Graphic Design.
He is focused on creating simple and clever posters that communicate social messages to the world. His works have been selected in many international competitions such as the 6th – 7th – 8th United Design Biennial, Asia Graphic Design Triennial, Green + You, International Poster Exhibition in Turkey, Dalian International Graphic Design Biennial and his works have been exhibited all around the world.
He was selected in the prestigious book and exhibition Minus Thirty which showcased the new generation of Iranian designers.
He took part as jury for the international competitions Poster for Tomorrow and Design Cup Russia and Preselection Jury Ecuador Poster Biennial ; currently he’s a member of JAPA group and also the Founder of Union of Designers.

Clim

Clim

Clim is a multidisciplinary director and designer working between Barcelona and New York City. He first specialized in eye-catching, stylish motion graphics and was known best for his effortless and fluid animation style. Being the co-founder of Sebas and Clim studio took Clim to become an Art and Creative Director and finally a solo film and commercial mixed media Director.
The Barcelona native touts over 10 years of in depth industry experience; his bold and energetic work including diverse films for worldwide clients such as Facebook, Google, BBC, Target and the retailer Pull & Bear among others. Clim’s unique approach not only yields deceptively simple work, but showcases his ability to interpret any kind of script with humor and flair.
Clim has also a strong entrepreneurship vocation. He set up his first graphic design studio at the age of 21, co-founded a motion graphics studio in London, created an animated icon library so-called Anicons and more recently setting up CAL&DAR, a customisable printed calendar.

Aaron Kohn

Aaron Kohn

Aaron Kohn is the Founding Director of the Museum of African Design, Design Curator of the upcoming AKAA Fair in Paris, and Advisory Board Member of Flux Fair NYC. After finishing a degree in African Studies at Columbia University in New York, Aaron began working with designers from across the African continent. As co-founder of African Lookbook, Aaron placed 30+ designers from Africa in museum shops across the United States, and the global retail chain Urban Outfitters. In his role opening the Museum of African Design in the Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg, Aaron has helped develop new museum practices in Africa, and is passionate about networking institutions from around the world.

Christopher Scott

Christopher Scott

Christopher Scott is an internationally recognized social awareness poster designer. Born in Northern Ireland, he received both a bachelors and a masters degree in Design and Communication from the University of Ulster, Magee. The concepts of his posters are paramount to his visuals, and his work communicates strong and meaningful messages with humanity at the core of his designs. Scott has been recognised by many organisations such as Poster for Tomorrow, Good50x70, Mut Zur Wut, Designboom, Adobe Design Achievement Awards and he received a silver medal in the International Design Awards and also 2 Gold awards at Graphis in United States. His work has been exhibited in Mexico, Russia, Ecuador, Germany, Poland, Italy, Peru, Korea, the United States and many more countries worldwide, including the Louvre in Paris, France. He has been a member of multiple international juries and he is also the President and Founder of the Ecuador Poster Bienal, Co-Founder of Poster Poster and the Founder of Designers Speak. Currently he is a Professor of Graphic Design at the Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial.

Jekyll & Hyde

Jekyll & Hyde

Jekyll & Hyde is a design and communication studio founded in 1996 in Milan by Marco Molteni and Margherita Monguzzi.
The studio works for Italian companies and multinational corporations in different product markets.
In these years many of their projects have been nationally and internationally recognized with awards, publications and participations in collectives exhibits.
Besides its design activity, the studio is involved in the didactic field, holding university courses, post-graduated courses and workshops.

Mario Eskenazi

Mario Eskenazi

Mario Eskenazi was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He started working as Graphic Designer in 1969 at Canal 10 (TV Channel 10, National University of Córdoba, R.A.)
He became an architect in 1971. He has been living and working in Barcelona, Spain, since 1974.
Mario has appeared in many articles and publications around the world and has received numerous awards, such as LAUS (more than twenty silver and bronze, ADG-FAD Barcelona), Communications Arts (San Francisco, USA), Nominations at Art Directors Club (New York, USA), Nominations at D&AD (London, UK), etc. In 2000 ME received the National Design Award, Spain’s highest recognition in the field of Design, presented by His Majesty Juan Carlos I.
Mario works across identity, editorial, wayfinding, and exhibit projects. He has been a member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationalle) since 1997.

Bravo Company / Edwin Tan

Bravo

Bravo is a creative studio making and shaping brands that matter. The studio develop concepts bolder than Arial Bold. Art direct with more artistry than Game of Thrones. And design with more finesse than Anna Wintour’s hair.
Creatively headed by Edwin Tan, the team has created many memorable branding projects which have been loved and featured in many international design publications and websites. This projects, includes the landmark Five & Dime Eatery, Singapore’s food ambassador Violet Oon’s Kitchen and The Chain Reaction Project which has become case study for design for non-profit organisations.
In his 8 year career which started at Asylum Creative, Edwin has won numerous international awards from One Show, Art Directors Club, Communication Arts, as well as the local Creative Circle Awards and Asia Interactive Awards. Amidst being on the receiving end, he also served as a jury for the Crowbar awards. In 2013, he was named one of 40 under 40 roster of rising talents by Perspective Magazine.
Active in education, Edwin is often requested as a guest lecturer and external assessor for design students. Now a days, he can be found splitting his time between Bravo and being an member on the executive committee for The Design Society.

Valeria Bucchetti

Valeria Bucchetti

Valeria Bucchetti is Associate Professor of Industrial Design at the Department of Design of Politecnico di Milano and Professor of Communication Design in the Communication Design and in the Communication Design and Gender Culture degree courses of Scuola del Design. Visual designer, she’s graduated in Arts, Music and Entertainment at the Bologna’s University with a PhD in Industrial Design.
Currently she is an author of many publications, member of the Design PhD at the Politecnico di Milano, member of the Scientific Council of the Interuniversity Research Cultures of Gender, member of the Editorial Board Center for Communication Design’s publishing series (FrancoAngeli) and member of AIAP since 1989.
Her research is oriented to the visual identity and product identity, gender identity and communication stereotypes and to visual communication systems in general. She has also been awarded with the Compasso d’Oro (1995) as a co-author of the multimedia catalogue for the Poldi Pezzoli Museum.

Marisa Galbiati

Marisa Galbiati

Marisa Galbiati is a professor of the Scuola di Design – Politecnico di Milano, where she’s teaching Multimedia Communication and Audiovisual. She deals with the study and the design of communication strategies for the development of territories, local cultures, brands, focusing on new creative languages and all the possibilities coming from the digital culture. She is the Director of the Master Brand Communication, Art Director and Copywriting, Digital strategy (former SNID-social networks influence design) at Poli.Design, Consortium of Politecnico di Milano. Her publications are: “Movie Design. Scenari progettuali per il design della comunicazione audiovisiva e multimediale” , with Francesca Piredda, “Design per la WebTV. Teorie e tecniche per la televisione digitale” and “Visioni Urbane. Narrazioni per il design della città sostenibile” and other different publications for magazines and books on a national and international level.

Shangning Wang

Shangning Wang

Shangning Wang is an awards winning graphic designer, a graphic design consultant in UNICEF, an illustrator and a design jury, he is focusing on commercial art, typography, illustration, branding, poster design and visual design. He designs with passion, dream, and love.
In 2015, his poster works were exhibited in many cities around the world, include in Dnepropetrovsk, La Paz, Seoul, Suzhou, Taipei, Sarasota, Bradenton, Phoenix, Trnava, Melbourne, and Lublin. As a design professional, he was invited as the jury in Muse Creative Awards and COW International Design Festival: COW: ILLUSTRATION 2016. Meanwhile, his works were published by many online magazines and paper magazines. In addition, He got more than ten global awards during last two years.
Shangning enjoys cross-disciplinary working. He would like to work and interact with artists, engineers, musicians, and poets so he can get chance to analyze and interpret graphic design from different angles. Shangning aims to push his design far enough so that it can reveal flexibility and relevance to the subject.
He always believes Dream and Design can change the world!