JURY

The judges

IADA judges are highly respected experts from renowned design institutes and design houses. They form an independent judging panel to evaluate the works of the entrants and to recognise the most creative works as award winners.

 

Anne Odling-Smee

Anne is the founder and principle partner O-SB design, a leading London design house known for its creative, intelligent and visually impactful campaigns.

Anne’s accomplishments have been recognized by her peers and she is a highly sought-after lecturer, both in the UK and abroad.

Her impact on contemporary print design can also been seen in her writings for such publications as Eye Magazine and Phaidon as well as being the author of The New Handmade Graphics (RotoVision 2003).

In 2011 Anne founded her second design agency: Design Science (www.design-science.co.uk), which she now runs alongside O-SB.

Anne has taught communication design in the UK and abroad for over 16 years, including at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art in London.


Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson is one of the UK’s leading curators and lecturers in Fine Art Critical Theory and Curatorial Practice. Mark lectures at Northumbria University where his research interests span fine art, sound art and curating. Outside the Ivory Tower, Mark is also the Curator and cofounder of IMT Gallery, London, and the Lead Curator of Gallery North, Newcastle.


Dr Victoria Horne

Victoria is an art and design historian, specialising in modern and contemporary visual culture. At Northumbria University, she is responsible for convening and delivering contextual modules to c.200 undergraduate Graphic Design students, as well as supervising independent dissertation projects in the final year of the degree programme. In addition, she works closely with her partners at the Academy of Design in Sri Lanka to ensure that its courses present the same excellence of graphic design education in an identical form to Northumbria University.

Her current research focusses on art's periodical culture in 1970s and 80s Britain and is particularly interested in charting changes to magazine production and dissemination during this period of technological democratisation in the field of publishing. The forthcoming monograph, Reading Aesthetics, brings periodical studies, graphic design and media history together to analyse the function of magazines in generating conditions for the emergence of contemporary art in Britain.


Julia Morlok

Julia is a German/British, London based graphic designer. With over 25-year experience, her work ranges from printed matter to fully interactive websites, dealing with simple logo & identity to full brand experiences.

During her career, Julia has worked for and with studios such as Pentagram, Wolff Olins and Meta, to name a few. Her work covers a range of industries including, mobile telecommunications, urban signage, historical houses, retail and B2B.

Julia also has a passion for editorial graphics, with a wide range of books and magazines under her belt. Other interests of Julia include Autism & Epilepsy, restoration of medieval farmhouses and sandwiches.

Recently, Julia mainly works on brands creation, implementation, exhibitions and digital graphics.



Judging process

The judging process will be in October 2020 by the independent judging panel.

During the process, the panel assesses each annual report individually and rates them from their professional point of views. The top three design works are then awarded the Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards in each classification by industry. The best design works in each classification amongst the Gold Awards are awarded the Diamond Award. The "Best of the Best" Winner is the very top design work, overall amongst the entrants.