Introducing the 2018 GlobalTrend Awards Expert Jury Panel

The 2018 GlobalTrend Marketing Awards Jury is exceptional in the depth of expertise it draws on from its extensive judging community, composed of highly respected and experienced professionals who have distinguished themselves in their field. Judges are handpicked from a diverse range of marketing companies as well as disciplines from around the world, bringing industry knowledge and category-specific skill sets to evaluate every entry.

It is with great gratitude and honor that we celebrate the 2018 Jury Panel for dedicating their time, knowledge as well as hard work to maintain the awards at the highest standards. Without this prestigious group of industry experts' commitment and enthusiasm, the award program would not be possible.

United Kingdom

Samantha Fay

SVP Global Brand Strategy, Guinness World Records

Sam is responsible for Guinness World Records' global brand strategy, new product development, strategic partnerships and also heads up the innovation division, The Records Lab. She develops creative campaigns with top agencies and brands all over the world to take the world's best-known brands to new, record-breaking heights! Her favourite moments over the years have included presenting Michael Jackson with his certificates, meeting the Queen and sharing the lawn at the White House with Michelle Obama. Sam is an experienced keynote speaker and in the last 12 months has delivered sessions at various prestigious industry events including Cannes Lions, Spikes Asia, Festival of Marketing, Chief Marketing Officer Europe Summit, Chief Strategy Officer Summit New York, and the China International Advertising Festival. She is also a regular on judging panels and sits on the jury for the European Sponsorship Awards, UK Public Service Sector Awards, PR Moment Awards, Creativepool Awards and the Brand Film Festival.

United States

Anthony Wiktor

Principal and Creative Director, Ad Victorem

Anthony Wiktor is the Principal and Creative Director of Ad Victorem, a design strategy and branding agency, where he is responsible for developing and executing winning creative campaigns, websites and digital designs. Anthony has over a decade of award-winning experience in website design and has worked on projects across a diverse set of industries - from entertainment to consumer products to hospitality to technology. Some of his most notable clients include FOX, ESPN, Nestle and W Hotels. He holds degrees in design from Columbia College Chicago and Woodbury University, and a Certificate in Marketing, Advertising & Branding from UCLA. Anthony is also a frequent lecturer at USC's Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism and serves on the board of the Los Angeles Chapter of AIGA. In addition to his diverse and experienced background, Anthony mentors multiple young designers. He is known to be patient and pedagogic, he has an incredible eye for detail. Because of his background, skills and experience in the industry, Anthony Wiktor would be an excellent judge for Digital website design.

China

Birger Linke

Group Creative Director, DMG

As the Senior Creative Director at DMG Beijing/Shanghai/L.A., Birger Linke has a global perspective, having worked across countries and continents in companies such as Ogilvy & Mather (Beijing), Saatchi & Saatchi (Singapore), TBWAVietnam, Leo Burnett (Shanghai), to name a few. He is an experienced judge, having judged many international awards shows. His works are featured in numerous publications around the world, as well as on national television in Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, etc.

Chile

Pancho González

Chief Creative Officer, Inbrax

Pancho González studied advertising at the Universidad de Santiago in Chile and coursed an EMBA at the Berlin School in Steinbeis University, Germany. He has worked in the best Chilean advertising agencies and currently is Chief Creative Officer at Inbrax Chile. He has been judge at major worldwide advertising festivals, including Cannes, Clio Awards, The New York Festivals, Art Director's Club, LIAA, Mobius, Webbys Awards, and many more. He is also the Associate Member of IADAS (USA); AIVA (USA); Mentor at Red de Mentores (Chile) and Mentor at Acción Emprendedora (Chile). Pancho González is one of the most influent creative in his market. Recently nominated in the Top 25 Worldwide Chief Creative Officers by Creativepool, London; ranked number 2 overall Chilean creative directors at Lüerzer's Archive 2015; Adlatina ranked his agency Chilean Top Ten at Crema Ranking 2014 and his agency was located at 7th place in WINA Festival 2016 overall. Throughout his career he had worked for local and global brands and is happily married with Carolina whom he has a son called Caetano.

Brazil

Daniel da Hora

Founder, Chief Creative Officer, DH,LO Creative Boutique

Considered one of the most important creatives of his generation, Daniel da Hora is a multi-awarded creative with 20 years of experience in the industry. He built successful regional and national cases for brands such as Apple, Carrier, Castrol, Honda, GM, and others. He majored in Graphic Design, with postgraduate (Master's / Doctorate) in Communication and Semiotics. He is now the Founder and Chief Creative Officer at DH,LO Creative Boutique since 2010. As a creative with a 20 years carrier, he helped building successful regional, national and international cases for brands such as Apple, Carrier, Castrol, Honda, GM, LG, Alphasphere, ASA Industries, Government of Pernambuco, LD & Cia, Eletroshopping, Exclusive Line and many others. Beyond the art direction and creative direction skills, he also works with graphic design, branding and product insight, bringing together creativity, technology, innovation, and culture for shifting the value of projects. Daniel is an awarded speaker and member of the jury at several global creativity festivals, such as Cannes Lions; Clio Awards, New York Festivals, London International Awards, Muse Creative Awards, A-Design Awards, Cristal Festival, El Ojo de Iberoamerica, among many others. Named one of the "Ten most influential creatives in Brazil in 2009" by AdvertLatina. In 2014, Daniel was named by the Brazilian media as the "Brazilian creative that most attended to creativity juries in the early 21st Century" and was appointed the "Number 1 Creative Juror of the World in 2015" by The NextGag Magazine. He is also a member of The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (iADAS), International Awards Associates (IAA), The Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA), and Art Director's Club (NY/USA). In 2016, he was named by Creativepool as the TOP 3 Creative Directors of the world.

Italy

Jurij Plavnik

Creative Director, F4F Creative Factory

Jurij Plavnik is the founder and CEO Creative Director of F4F Creative Factory, Italy. With 20 years of experience and passion for branding, graphic design, web design and advertising, he has worked with international clients like Castelli Cycling, Lumberjack, Calzedonia, Spalding, and so on. Jurij received multiple international awards like the Italy Web Award, Mediastars (where he participated as a juror), Davey Awards and WebAwards.

United States

Emaneul Kapp

Director of Media, Stewards of Wildlife

Growing up in northern of South Africa on a farm, Emaneul has always had an immense love and respect for wildlife. During the past 8 years his love for conservation has been unmistakable in everything he does. Recently, joining Stewards of Wildlife Conservation (SWC) as their Director of Operations, it has blossomed into a passion, growing with each new project. SWC has given him the platform from which he can make a difference, with not just African animals, but species from all over the globe. Supporting both in-situ and ex-situ conservation it has allowed him to further his expertise in conservation and make a difference on both sides of the spectrum. Being involved in the everyday planning, organizing and operating of several different projects are both exciting and rewarding. His recent trip to South Africa was a huge success in documenting information for their Rhino Forever Project, and has brought them closer to bringing Southern White Rhinos to Texas. He also has the privilege to work with like-minded individuals in the industry by attending tradeshows to promote and raise conservation dollars for both SWC and our conservation partners. He believes in what he do, and what they do as a team at SWC does make a difference, and the proof is evident in all our projects

Jordan

Shadi Al Hroub

Creative Consultant , Faculty of Design, Middle East University

Shadi has over 13 years experience in design and communications, including over 7 years of research in branding and advertising specifically. Based upon his strong education in design and his extensive professional experience, Shadi has won numerous international design awards and designs at the international level. Through a strategic combination of management, organization and communication skills, Shadi has brought forward new concepts of design that have successfully promoted increased participation across various mediums. His design experience ranges from graphic design and packaging to branding and advertising (both traditional and digital). He has worked as a lecturer in creative design in various American universities and as a creative consultant at Leo Burnett, Hilton Worldwide, the International Trade Center. He was a final judge for the Stevie Awards, Future Ideas, the A’ design awards, Adobe Achievements Awards 2018, Grand Jury Panel at Vega Digital Awards 2017 and Currently Grand Jury Panel at Muse Awards 2018.

United States

Elyssa Helfman

Creative Director, PaperStreet Web Design

Elyssa is responsible for managing custom web design, branding, & print projects; assisting sales manager with project quote & RFPs; participating in client kick-off calls and client management. She develops creative direction for clients, including wireframes, style boards, responsive page design, creative copywriting, functionality planning, UI & UX, CRO and best design practices for SEO. She also creates and redesign brands, as well as develop and execute brand strategies across all platforms and collateral, and assist with managing design team workflow and provide direction to design team and developers. As a client-focused professional, Elyssa is driven to find creative solutions for challenges and objectives. She loves to immerse herself in a project by learning everything from the background history all the way through to the future outcome desired. Ultimately, her goal is to help individuals, communities, and businesses flourish. Elyssa's Creative Mantra: LISTEN. LEARN. PROBLEM-SOLVE. DESIGN / DEVELOP.

United States

Jonathan Winbush

Motion Graphic/VR Artist, Winbush Design & Animation

Since 2006, Jonathan Winbush has been working in motion graphics on many high profile properties for studios such as Marvel, DC Comics, Warner Bros, Hasbro, Happy Madison, Discovery Channel, History Channel, and many more. In 2011 he was rated as one of the top 25 artists in Hollywood by Inferno development and went on to win many awards (Promax BDA, Bafta, Tellys, and Pixie awards). Jonathan's work has also been recognized in publications such as Advanced Photoshop Magazine, HDRI 3D Magazine, Computer Arts Magazine, and several Art Institute brochures. Over the past several years, Jonathan has also done public speaking engagements for the Art Institute, Siggraph, The Rant Room Podcast as well as put on free workshops for orphaned and homeless kids through the Create Now Foundation. In 2012, Jonathan moved to South Orange County to start his own boutique in motion graphics but also began to experiment with virtual reality after being invited by Oculus to check out their hardware in its early stages. Winbush.tv

United States

Keisha Salmon

Director, Communications & Audience Development, American Documentary

Having worked with nonprofit and for-profit companies across many different industries for 9 years, Keisha has often been tasked with developing and refining the creative process behind various marketing and communications engagement initiatives. For over 15 years she has used her experience in marketing, communications and advertising to create meaningful and strategic campaigns that elevate the branding of any product, service or organization as a whole. Those experiences, which include a lengthy history of her own successes and learning curves help her to identify creative elements that are most impactful.

Spain

Taejay Lee

Executive Creative Director, Here

Taejay is a digital native who got his professional start in the gaming industry in Korea, his homeland. During his time with the game maker Min Communications, he helped commercialising 3D MMORPG game globally and launched an international game tournament show across 8 countries. His creative wanderlust then took him to a variety of places such as Bangkok, London, and Amsterdam at shops like FCB, Saatchi & Saatchi, Nomads, and THEY where he honed his skills in advertising that won client's hearts and awards. He has conducted an orchestra with animals, made people to taste a cracker with ears, turned every gamer into Leo Messi, crafted an art with a vacuum cleaner, and built a hoverboard racing circuit at the F1 Monaco GP along the way. At home TJ dedicates himself to cooking Korean BBQ for his Spanish wife and Scottish Terrier, and nurturing a love for Kimchi in anyone who shows an interest on fermented spicy food.

Malaysia

Alex Tan

Art Director, Nokua Design Sdn Bhd

Alex is the Creative Director at Nokua Design, an award-winning agency, with more than 10 years of experience in both advertising agencies and in-house teams in various roles, including design, art direction, and creative direction. As a Creative Director, Alex has created successful initiatives for international brands such as Walt Disney Licensee, Dreamworks Production Licensee, Herbalife, Nu Skin, Cartivia, Avon, Singapore Expo, MPH Bookstores, Garnier etc. Alex is also responsible for company strategy, creative vision, and user experience. He works directly with clients to leverage concept and idea in order to create meaningful experiences designed that inspire and improve clients' brand and peoples' lives. Alex brings his passion for design to Nokua Design's office by creating a work environment that fosters collaboration and personal growth, and a culture that celebrates a healthy work/play balance. With a focus on creative design, his goal is to create work that is not only beautiful to look at but produces the results a client needs.

Germany

Philipp Nottelmann

Visual Designer, Nottelmann Art Direction (Design Studio), N+ DESIGN

Philipp is a freelance Designer, running his own studio in North Germany's beautiful harbor city Hamburg. His career started at the award-winning agency Hi-ReS! and took him into several creative fields of the industry. He gained knowledge about Animation, Photography and Film at the Post Production Optix, developed digital campaigns and applications at deepblue networks and eventually learned the essence of classic advertising at JungvonMatt in Beijing, China. After coming back from China with a new global perspective Philipp decided to start a business on his own and to offer his skills to brands, creative agencies as well as local businesses. Over the recent years, he worked with a diverse range of clients like Mercedes, Smart, BMW, Volkswagen, Jagermeister, Red Bull, Tuborg, Haribo, Ferrero, Micros, Swatch, Siemens, Henkel, and P&G. Philipp is a Conceptual Designer and loves interdisciplinary working, learning new skills and to network. He always tries to challenge the status quo and his work is best described as transforming ideas into visuals and vice versa.

United States

DJ Summitt

Motion Designer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

DJ Summitt is an award-winning Art Director and Founder, Motion Designer of Summitt FilmWorks in San Diego, CA. Sitting at the juncture of generations and the edge of nations, DJ fuses bleeding-edge techniques, proven design theory, meticulous process, international experience, and a heaping dose of the x-factor to help his clients' projects and products leap out of the screen and into the audience's lifestyle.

United States

Jon Reil

Creative Director, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Jon Reil is a Creative Director at Liberty Mutual Insurance. He's passionate about creating innovative work, art & creative direction, experience design, and finding clarity in the complex. He'd like to continue to help make the world a better place for people through simplicity and smart design. In addition to agency life, he’s led internal marketing and product development teams and consulted with a number of startups in Boston, New York and Los Angeles.

Germany

Claudia Goergen

Managing Director, FILMUNIQUE Medienproduktion GmbH

Claudia Goergen is the managing director of FILMUNIQUE Medienproduktion GmbH and has already worked in and for many different media in her professional career. She has many years of relevant professional experience in the field of public relations, web and film and worked as a person in charge within companies as well as a creative for companies. Claudia is able to perceive the strength of a campaign, but also the deficiencies when it comes to viability or reaching the intended target groups.

Portugal

Leandro Peixoto

Co-founder Designer & Creative Director, INFINIT

Leandro (aka Leopat Magnus) is a self-taught Designer & Maker from Lisbon. Founder & Art Director at INFINIT, Design Lead at GadRing, Smatch and member of the AWWWARDS jury. With over 12 years work experience he worked with some pretty great people at some pretty awesome companies. He also spend about 3 months a year working on self-initiated projects.

United States

Andrea Ferguson

President, AndiSites Inc.

As the founder/President of a digital agency celebrating its 10th anniversary, Andrea deeply familiar with web trends, marketing effectiveness, and what makes an excellent website. For more than 20 years she has worked in corporate communications, experiencing first-hand the transition from print-only assets to online marketing. she has also worked as a successful film/TV actress (as Andrea Powell) so recognize creativity in all its forms. She is fair, open-minded, thorough, encouraging, and unfailingly supportive of the digital marketing community. She would be proud to help recognize and reward excellence that helps further and enhance our industry.

United States

Cindy Brummer

Creative Director, Standard Beagle Studio

As CEO and project manager, Cindy leads an amazing team of designers, content specialists and developers to work with their clients in healthcare, tech and other industries. When she started the company in 2012, she was the primary designer and developer, but as the company grew, her role grew into management and leader. Her biggest impact has been implementing an agile framework to the Standard Beagle process. They now follow Scrum and use some Kanban to make sure they are serving their clients efficiently and effectively. Her notable projects include Dallas Opera user experience, where she worked with a partner agency to design the site structure and wireframes for dallasopera.org. This complex site has three separate audiences that are all important to the client, and the design needed to function for all of them: patrons, new opera attendees, opera lovers. For Texas A&M RELLIS campus website user experience project, she also had the opportunity to work with a partner agency to design the site structure and wireframes for rellis.tamus.org. As part of this project she advised the agency and client on the best way to build the front end and backend management for the site, and she advised on the interactive elements and responsiveness.

United States

Michael Russo

Cheif Creative Officer, RUSSO Branding Agency

Michael Russo has over 20 years of creative experience with a vast array of clients from coast to coast. As an award-winning Art Director, Copywriter and Designer, Michael has been recognized by the American Advertising Federation, the Silver Microphone Awards, the AIGA, the PIAS, the W3 Interactive Awards, the Horizon Interactive Awards, the Pelican Awards and is a Silver TELLY winner. In addition, Michael is a member of the American Advertising Federation, the AIGA, a past voting member of the Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences (Grammy) and a Silver Council member and Judge of the International TELLY Awards. After receiving his BFA from the University of Louisiana, Michael worked as a Graphic Designer and Copywriter in Seattle, WA. In 2001, after returning to his hometown of Lafayette, LA, Michael co-founded RUSSO - is a strategic branding agency with offices in Lafayette, New Orleans and Nashville. RUSSO uses consumer insight to develop branding initiatives that effectively change the conversation - forming emotional connections between the consumer and the brand.

China

Ronn Lee

Creative Director, BEAMY

Ronn possesses more than 16 years of knowledge and expertise in leading design and branding programmes across the Food and Beverage, Lifestyle, Real Estate and Hospitality sectors. A fearless pioneer, she moved to Shanghai to work as Senior Art Director in advertising and branding agencies, and eventually started her own creative agency to capitalise on China’s burgeoning market potential for brand creation and design services. To date, her award winning agency BEAMY has worked with a wide array of clients ranging from distinguished MNCs to independent start-ups. Prior to Shanghai, she worked as an Art Director in Tokyo. Her experience in Singapore, Japan and China has exposed her to vastly different working cultures and design sensibilities.

Spain

Victor Gutierrez de Tena

Head of Strategy and Innovation, Havas Media

Victor is a member of the Executive Committee at Havas Media Barcelona and agency's Strategic leader, with a vision to develop communication and business worlds in a way that allows them to build solutions based on four pillars: the context in which they are, business goals and brand identity, consumer needs and the definition of a media mix which converge new media with traditional media based on affinity, reach and influence. The department's mission is to work together with the different departments (Creativity, Research, Data & Analytics, and Media) in order to enrich a global strategic vision, with the goal to evolve and adapt brands to the new economic paradigma. Working in a media agency, added to his previous experience in a creative agency, has allowed him to proficient on an integrated 'know-how' technique: Metrics and kpi's, research tools, targeting, digital communications and media, digital buying, branding, strategy, innovation, business, marketing plan, new media and leadership.

Ecuador

Jimmy Landaburu

Creative / Senior Art Director, Creacional AAG / Carat Dentsu

Through his career he's had the opportunity of working in some of Ecuador's top agencies such as Maruri Grey, Norlop JWT, Lowe and Y&R. Always aware of the need to acquire different perspectives to expand his knowledge about the advertising industry he worked as an intern in top agencies Agulla & Baccetti, Y&R (Argentina) and Grey Brasil. Jimmy's creative portfolio includes some recognitions and awards in both national and international festivals, such as New York Festivals, El Ojo de Iberoamerica, Condor de Oro, Festival del Caribe, Diario El Comercio, among others. Has had several publications of his work and interviews in diverse advertising and design sites like Latinspots, Abduzeedo and Fubiz Recently in 2016 he had the honor of being invited by The One Club to participate as a Mentor on the Creative Bootcamp New York hosted by Wunderman & Creative Bootcamp London hosted by Wieden + Kennedy, and chosen to be part of preliminary jurys on Adstars Festival in Korea. As also it represents Jury in FEPI Festival Independiente de Publicidad. This year Jimmy was confirmed like Grand Jury on New York Festivals, Chief Jury on Luxury advertising Awards, Grand jury on Muse Awards, Mentor & Jury on Adobe Design Awards and Preliminary Jury on Cresta International Awards in New York. At the present time he works as a Senior Creative Art Director in Creacional AAG, On line Academic 3D teacher in Crehana creativity school, Academic Mentor on Bendita carpeta Argentina.

United Kingdom

Greg Wixted

Chief Amazement Officer, Global iLabs Ltd

Greg is a dynamic and committed, award-winning innovation and marketing professional with 20 years of experience. He founded Xpert back in 2010, a London-based Innovation and brand marketing business. Over the years, he has enjoyed building management teams with wide sets of skills, getting strong-minded and talented individuals to collaborate and has gained invaluable experience of devising innovation, business and marketing and digital strategies.

India

Saswata Das

Director, Almond Branding

Saswata Das has a rare combination of business logic and creative flair. His strong foundation in Marketing coupled with decade of experience leading Design agencies has given him the skillset to objectively judge a subjective piece of design or creative - being able to differentiate between what only looks good vs what works good for the consumer or TG or the market. He has worked with established brands as well as startups across markets with enriched experience of creating brands, leading teams and growing businesses. While on the journey of helping companies in launching new brands, revamping existing brands, defining categories and achieving business growth, he developed the expertise in Brand Creation, Positioning, Brand Architecture and Strategic Design Consultancy. Being an alumnus of Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA), he possesses strong foundations in creative advertising, design, PR, an eye for good branded content and have kept himself abreast with the latest trends in this field through blogs, journals and events. Saswata Das is capable of judging not only traditional forms like print and films and photography but also newer media and social media campaigns.

United Kingdom

Richard Strachan

Managing Director, 3 SIDED CUBE

Richard Strachan is the Managing Director of 3 SIDED CUBE, with a particular passion for building technology for good - specifically digital solutions that are either life-saving, life-changing or problem-solving. Over the years, he’s worked with clients such as the BBC, Gap, Activision, the Red Cross to deliver a range of projects and campaigns. The team's accomplishments range from being invited to the White House for their work for the American Red Cross, to creating the first not for profit Apple Watch App in the UK and US.

United Kingdom

Anthony Jones

Creative Director, Upp B2B

Anthony has spent over 16 years driving insightful and impactful creative solutions at some of the most well known creative agencies in the UK. He has also spent a deal of this time specialising in creating industry-class digital communications and user experiences. Obsessive and passionate when it comes to quality and effectiveness, Anthony revels in moulding large and small scale creative solutions to business problems, making sure that a blend of perspective, real craft and insight-driven strategy remains a central theme. During his career he, and his teams, have produced award-winning work for some of world's most recognisable brands. Some past clients include ghd, BP, EA Games, DHL, Financial Times, Michelin, Nissan, Barclaycard, CITI Financial Europe, Shell, Crown Paints, Virgin, and LG. Anthony admits he is a 'design geek' spending much of his personal time immersed in all areas of the creative gamut. He also lectures at the University of Leeds (UK), teaching the next generation of creatives and designers about interactivity and user experience.

United States

Shangning Wang

Freelance Designer, Business Owner

Shangning Wang is an award-winning graphic designer, illustrator, and all around creative. He focuses on commercial art, typography, illustration, branding, and poster art. He also sits on the jury for a number of design contests, such as Poster hero 6th, Vega Digital Awards, Muse Creative Awards 2016, COW International Design Festival: COW: ILLUSTRATION 2016, and International Reggae Poster Contest 2016. In past two years, he received more than twenty global awards for his work. His poster designs were exhibited in many cities around the world including Dnepropetrovsk, La Paz, Seoul, Suzhou, Taipei, Sarasota, Bradenton, Phoenix, Trnava, Melbourne, Lublin, etc. His design works have been published in many design magazines and featured on more than thirty graphic design blogs. "To hear courteously, to answer wisely, to consider soberly and to decide impartially." is what describes Shangning appropriately as a design judge. He always believes good design can save the world with passion, dream, and love!

India

Deepti Kshirsagar

Founder - Creative Strategist, Tricycle Tribe Creative Ventures Pvt. Ltd.

A purveyor of the thought that good design is the one which impacts lives. Deepti has over a decade of experience in Design and Branding and has been instrumental in launching few notable, global brands in India. She believes that Design is evolving with culture and perspective of looking at design merely as a good looking piece of art needs to evolve too. New energy is pumping in exploring the undone in design and communication, and its imperative to channelize that energy in the right manner. She believes in the ability to nurture and hone the new breed of design basis the experience and intuit. She has done so as a founder of WOW Design, for last 6 years, honing the best talent and delivering some path breaking brand experiences across category.

Japan

Masanori Eto

Creative Director, ADBRAIN Inc.

At the beginning, he had worked on advertising. After, he had developed the Package Design business by oneself. And, he has worked on the package design for over a quarter century. Now, he is the Creative Director of Package Division at ADBRAIN, and working for many Japanese brands and Global brands to Japan. Masanori is Board member of Japan Package Design Association (JPDA). He is the Director of Public relation, and Regional development by design, and international exchange about Package design, and he has been teaching about package design and branding for some Art schools and College in Japan (Tokyo, Sendai, and Tottori) and China (Beijing and Shanghai). His next challenge is the management of the Asia Student Package design Competition 2016 (ASPaC). In addition, he participates as a jury for some international design awards, A' Design Awards and Competition (2014.2015.2016), The Vertex Awards for retail brands (2015.2016), The Dieline Awards (2015.2016), and Kiev International Advertising Festival (2015).

Serbia

Nikolina Popovic

Lecturer, Istituto Europeo di Design (IED)

Currently Nikolina is lecturer at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Milan and founder of Brain Propaganda, the agency who uses principles and tools of neuroscience in advertising. She has built her career in some of the biggest networks like Ogilvy, Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett, Grey, Havas. Nikolina has been exposed to diverse cultures throughout her career – from China, Italy, Slovakia, to Ethiopia and then from the Horn of Africa to Qatar. She has been regularly recognized for her work, with accolades from several awards shows. She is also part of numerous jury panels.

United States

Scott Berry

President, MarketCrest, LLC

Scott Berry has more than a decade of experience as a Senior Executive/Officer in billion-dollar Print Marketing and Direct Mail companies (including CMO). For the past 6 years, he's the President of a Full-Service Digital Marketing Agency that he founded (MarketCrest). His perspective comes from both traditional print and direct background as well as modern online marketing background. As founder of his own agency, he constantly evaluates their works to see if it is ready for the client and represents best in class deliverables. His team won a Vega Digital Awards as recently as 2017 and numerous others Marketing and digital awards worldwide. He admires creative people/teams and have a propensity to see the best in people. "We humans, do great work!"

Austria

Markus Pargfrieder

CEO, Responsive Spaces

Markus is part of the digital and creative industry for almost 20 years. The majority of those years he spent at Netural, one of the leading digital agencies in Austria. After more than 5 years as Head of Multimedia Lab, Netural and he decided to co-found Responsive Spaces and to take all know-how and experience and focus it towards the edge between analog places and digital worlds. Therefore, exhibitions, tradeshows and events are their natural habitat, as well as any other scenario, where unique space is dedicated to a purpose and a story or message. More often than not, those stories can be propelled through usage of the right dose of technology, preferably in an interactive and immersive way. Being a 18-years veteran in technologically and digitally driven communication in terms of brand and product messages, Markus has a very strong focus on the thing that still matters the most: the story. At Responsive Spaces he feels one of his main obligations, that they only use technology to propel stories to otherwise unreachable heights and never the other way around. Therefore his answer to the question, which categories he is qualified the most for is a little bit different: creative projects that are somehow based upon or feature technology and digital possibilities are the ones, where he would feel to be a great fit as a judge.

Russia

Aleksandr Tikhonov

Director, Contorra Family

Aleksandr Tikhonov was born and raised in Sochi, Russia. He entered the IT world in 2005 while living in Ukraine with his 2nd wife. Started as a translator, rewriter, and copywriter, he then continued his career in the customer service line, junior marketer, and business development specialist. In 2008, Aleksandr founded Contorra, a web agency in Sochi with big love for Drupal. It was a small team of dedicated people who made some of Russia's most impressive Drupal sites. Later they mastered Magento and WordPress, and by 2017, there's a big number of 150 active customers' websites - not to mention numerous logos and identities. He now resides in a wooden house in a picturesque village of the Sochi outskirts with his wife, little son and red dachshund.

United States

Mark Bloom

Founder/Creative Director, A Willing Participant, Inc.

For over 25 years, Mark Bloom has been a creative professional who understands what makes a great campaign and how to bring it to life. He has won multiple awards and has worked on multi-million-dollar commercials down to simple one camera testimonials. His direct mail/response work helped him know early on how best to get better response for his clients on their emails. He has written for every medium, worked on everything from credit cards to cancer research foundations. His biggest accomplishment is setting out on his own to build an agency. No easy task in today's environment where there seem to be more and more shops popping up every day. But he has managed to be very successful and continue to grow with clients who trust what they do.

Germany

Matthias Kuchel

CEO, by Kuchel GmbH

Matthias makes commercials, corporate movies and video content over 15 years. He works as a Director, Producer and Creative Director. He is a critical person – to himself and to others. He always looking for the best idea.

Canada

Elana Rudick

Founder, Creative Director, Design Is Yummy

Elana Rudick has been working as a professional in the creative industry for over a decade. In 2009, she founded DESIGN IS YUMMY, a full-service design studio operating in Montreal, Quebec that offers print and web design solutions. Their clean aesthetic has earned them international recognition. As a Creative Director of the small but mighty studio, she is well versed in providing professional critique. As a Creative Director, she has her hands in the design process daily which keeps her up to date on the latest print and web design trends. Through her role in staffing their team with Graphic Designers and Illustrators, she has reviewed hundreds of portfolios over the years. She is a judge for the Creativity International Awards and in various local portfolio reviews.

United States

John Gareau

VP Digital , Eargo

John is specialized in the digital/direct realm. He has over 15 years' experience with growth-oriented digital strategies. He plans and build campaigns that support business objectives across mobile & web (sales, revenue, user acquisition, awareness, etc...). John has worked in digital agencies in the past, including global agencies like Wunderman. The past several years he has worked for start-ups, successfully helping them grow to new heights. He has won a variety of marketing awards along the way-both individually, and as part of a team. He has also judged digital and direct marketing awards/campaigns several times.

Brazil

Augusto

Senior Creative, ACD, DPZ&T

Augusto Correia is a senior creative art director / ACD, currently working at DPZ&T. He believes advertising has only 2 ways to be relevant: being useful or being entertaining. With that in mind he was lucky enough to earn over 380 awards through the years, including Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, Clio Awards, Effie, New York Festivals, Webby Awards, FWA, Epica, El Ojo, Young Guns among others. He also holds a chair as a Miami Ad School mentor, teaching creativity and case video storytelling. His work had several social impacts. The “What Family Means” project managed to change the meaning of a word in a dictionary. “Priceless Pets” helped more than 500 animals to get adopted in a year and became a bill to change the law. In Artplan, the biggest indenpendent agency in Brazil, he was key to raising the "digital creative" perception from 46th in 2011 to 7th in 2012. He topped 1st place worldwide on Creative and Art Directors Rankings in Best Ads website for 2014 and was named "Newcomer of the Year" by Creative Pool for 2016.

Italy

Patrizia Burra

Master Qualified European photographer, Patrizia Burra Photography

Patrizia Burra began his career in art as a painter first and then, self-taught as a photographer. Specializing in portraits and Digital manipulation, Patrizia has received during his career, and in particular the last three years, numerous international prizes and special mentions, has been published in prestigious journals such as 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide 2014/2015 by Lurzer's ARCHIVE 200 Best Digital Artists Worldwide 2013/2014 by Lurzer's ARCHIVE or Vogue, and has exhibited his works in Italy and abroad. She is MQEP MASTER QUALIFIED EUROPEAN PHOTOGRAPHER.