Introducing the 2017 GlobalTrend Awards Expert Jury Panel

Members of the 2017 GlobalTrend Awards Jury is composed of highly respected and experienced professionals handpicked from the digital and creative industry around the world. It is with great gratitude and honor that we celebrate the 2017 Judges for dedicating their time, knowledge as well as hard work to adjudicate this year's competition. Without this prestigious group of industry experts' commitment and enthusiasm, the award program would not be possible.

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.

United States

Pantawit Kiangsiri

Film Composer, Pantawit Music Production Corp

Pantawit Kiangsiri is a composer from Thailand who has written for films, television, video games and the concert hall. He’s currently writing a score for China Film Group’s first sci-fi feature film. His credits include writing music for Warner Brothers, Netflix, Digital Domain, Sony, and Vevo. Kiangsiri graduated from the Scoring for Motion and Television Program at USC, having studied with Bruce Broughton and Christopher Young. He has the experience of composing musical scores for over 60 projects including theatrically released feature films, TV series, animation, commercials, and video games. He's also well versed in the audio side of media productions and is able to spot a good creative use of audio, music as well as film editing.


Scott Geersen

Director, Substance

A design director for the past 15 years and award-winner across disciplines of design, visual effects, and now 3D, Scott Geersen take an intense interest in the state of the industry. Working at the top of his field, his work has been featured in publications such as Stash, Motionographer, Australian Creative, Desktop, and Computer Arts UK, with features on websites like CG Society, Behance, and many design blogs. Work has also screened globally at events such as Pausefest, SXSW, Promax, Young Guns, The NY One Show, the Sydney Film Festival, and Tropfest. Scott is a contributing member the Australian Production Design Guild and on the council for the Australian Graphic Design Association, and am helping to shape these associations respective award shows, with the introduction of a motion design category and continued refinement in the AGDA Awards and an overhaul to categories in the APDG Awards. Keen to give back to the community, he has recently spoken at design festivals AEAF (Sydney), Node Fest (Melbourne) and Pause Fest (Melbourne). He is also hoping to continue to help shape the industry through more international involvement.


Sam De Win

Creative Director, Make Lemonade

Sam started his career almost 18 years ago as a copywriter for agencies like Euro RSCG United, Y&R and BBDO. During this period he made some remarkable campaigns in Belgium. At Y&R, he and his Art Director came up with Devos & Lemmens, 2 guys promoting sauces for the company Devos Lemmens in some hilarious radio-commercials. Every year new commercials are added to this very popular saga that's already running for more than 15 years! He also wrote the copy of one of the most popular Belgian tv-commercials for Belgacom whilst working at BBDO - "Who took my badges" - where he used a mixture of English and Flemish and invented: Flenglish. It resulted in some very popular quotes. You can still hear people yelling: "Helaba, sebiet no koffiekoeken for you!". He then became Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy Brussels. This resulted in some strong creative work and the first ever Cannes Lion for Ogilvy Brussels! After 3 and a half years he took on a new challenging role as Executive Creative Director at Serviceplan Benelux. After one and a half year and a lot of awards he chose to become Creative Director at Make Lemonade. His portfolio includes TV, print, radio, interactive, direct & social content for clients such as Devos Lemmens, Volvo, Mercedes, Amnesty International, Pepsi, Belgacom, European Parliament, KBC, ING, and many many others. He has won several awards made of metal, wood, and paper at CCB, NY Festivals, Cannes Lions, OneShow, Eurobest, Effie, Epica. He loves his bicycle(s), girlfriend, daughters, music, and wine. Not necessarily in that order.

United States

Tracey Miner

Executive Producer, Miner Productions

Tracey Miner has been in the advertising industry and then corporate event production business for 30+ years. He supports Silicon Valley Corporations currently and have an eye for what is new, edgy, and ground breaking in a world that lives quarter to quarter. After a hard-earned grounding in the advertising fields in NY and event fields in the California Bay Area, Tracy Miner founded Miner Productions. Now a 30-year-old Nevada based corporation, MinerPro has a proud history of producing live corporate events & video projects for some of the world’s most notable corporations while also helping start ups get off the ground. He currently serves as a judge for Telly and Aurora awards.



Senior Creative Art Director, Creacional/AAG CARAT

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.


Jing Liu

Art Director, Moving Station

Jing Liu is a Beijing based Art director, Branding design specialist, design thinker, design researcher and co-founder at Moving Station Design Lab and Non Form Branding Design and Strategy. Jing studied Philosophy and Visual communication design in mainland China and the Netherlands. He found the THEATER Research Team with China Northern Jiaotong University and TUB (Technical University of Berlin) after he came back from the Netherlands. In the beginning of his career, he spent a could of years doing research and practicing on Information system architecture theories' application on Visual Communication Design. In 2014, he found Moving Station Design Lab and Non Form Branding Design and Strategy, focus on Brand strategy and Branding design.


Klaus Sommer Paulsen

CEO Creative Director, AdventureLAB

Klaus Sommer Paulsen is an award-winner with more than 20 years of experience and a regular judge with the Web Marketing Association's Web Awards. He has numerous judging experience from various International and national awards, and has been awarded an associate membership with IADAS, signifying him as a regular judge with Webby Awards and Lovie Awards.

United States

Shangning Wang

Freelance Designer, Arizona State University

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!


Alex Tan

Co-Managing Director, Nokua Design

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.

United Kingdom

Greg Wixted

CEO, We Are Xpert

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.


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.


Joe Hui

Project Manager, 1Design.World

Passionate about design and digital technology. A graduate of University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Joe has over 5 years of experience crafting strategy, creative direction and project management for global clients including Herbalife (U.S), ABB (Switzerland), Ice Watch (Belgium), Monier (Luxembourg) and IPA (Australia), Celestial Pictures (Hong Kong) & Cocomas (Indonesia). Joe is enthusiastic about motivating and mentoring team members and tapping into the essence of creative passion that lies at the heart of every visionary. He is committed to staying on the forefront of the latest trends and emerging technologies, and continues to expand and evolve his capabilities based on the changing needs of the industry and his passion for innovation.