Design Week Awards 2020 judges revealed…

Wolff Olins creative director Emma Barratt, creative director Kate Dawkins, Yarza Twins, Barclays Experience design director Noel Lyons join more experts from across the design industry.

Kate Dawkins

We’re thrilled to announce our first wave of judges who will form part of the biggest ever independent judging panel for the Design Week Awards, which is set up to ensure that we can draw on expertise from all design sectors.

FutureBrand executive creative director Marie-Thérèse Cassidy

BAFTA award winning designer and creative director Kate Dawkins – known for her event and exhibition design – will join us as a judge for the first time having also scooped the Design Week Awards best in show back in 2018.

Templo creative director Pali Palavathanan

Branding experts include Wolff Olins creative director Emma Barratt, FutureBrand executive creative director Marie-Thérèse Cassidy and Templo creative director Pali Palavathanan. We’ll also be joined by Illustration and design duo Yarza Twins.

Yarza Twins
BA senior design manager Tom Lancaster

Meanwhile we have in-house design experts including BA senior design manager Tom Lancaster, Barclays experience design director Noel Lyons and Scouts head of creative Kevin Yeates.

Exhibition designer Gitta Gschwendtner

Joining Dawkins in the Spaces section of the awards is Gensler’s principal and design director Valeria Segovia, 20.20 creative director Jon Lee, Exhibition designer Gitta Gschwendtner, creative director of Your Studio Howard Sullivan and Drinkall Dean partner Angela Drinkall.

Jo Barnard who is creative director of Morrama

We’re also going to be joined by industrial designer Jo Barnard who is creative director of Morrama, The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the RCA’s Natasha Trotman, sustainable material explorer Elissa Brunato, plus Else London partner and creative director Dave Dunlop, UsTwo design principle Greg Robinson and Start Design midweight strategist Risham Nadeem.

The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the RCA’s Natasha Trotman

There are many more designers waiting in the wings who we expect to announce very soon along with some more exciting Awards news.

UsTwo design principle Greig Robnson

Check out the judges biographies in full.

We’ve brought some important changes to the categories this year which you can read about here along with details on how to enter before we close the window on entries.

Enter now: Deadline 6 March.

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