Design Week Awards 2019 judges revealed…

Experts on branding (Jack Renwick), social design (Sophie Thomas), exhibition design (Lucienne Roberts) are joined by Ustwo design director Helen Fuchs, The Guardian’s digital director Ben Longden and many more.

We’re happy to announce our biggest ever judging panel for the Design Week Awards, which will see 28 independent experts come together to find winners for our new format awards.

This year’s judges include Jack Renwick Studio founder Jack Renwick, Priestmangoode associate director Son Tran, Ustwo design director Helen Fuchs, Afroditi Studios founder Afroditi Krassa and Guardian digital design director Ben Longdon.

Our judges have been chosen for their expertise in particular categories, which fall under four main sections — Communication, Spaces, Products and Furniture, and Landmark. This year we’ve added new categories and rethought old ones, which means there are more chances to win. You can have a look at them all here.

The judges we can reveal so far are…

Jack Renwick

Jack Renwick, founder, JackRenwickStudio

Pali Palavathanan, founder, Templo

Hamish Gardener, co-founder, Soft Power

Ben Longden, digital design director, The Guardian

Greg Bunbury, founder, Bunbury Creative

Nick Rees, global creative director and partner, Bulletproof

Gordon Reid, founder, Middleboop

Matt Baxter, co-founder, Baxter and Bailey

Samuel Mensah, senior experience designer, McKinsey & Company, and founder Youth Worldwide

Laura Potter, client director, Reed Words

Natalie Hughes, head of strategy, This Place

Angela Drinkall, co-founder, Drinkall Dean

Son Tran

Son Tran, associate director, PriestmanGoode

Lucienne Roberts, founder, LucienneRoberts+

Afroditi Krassa

Afroditi Krassa, founder, AfroditiKrassa

Freyja Sewell, independent product and furniture designer

Sophie Thomas, co-founder, Thomas Matthews, and director of Circular economy RSA

Helen Fuchs

Helen Fuchs, design director, Ustwo

Dave Dunlop, partner and creative director, Else

We have another 10 judges to reveal in due course.

Everything is new this year, including the awards ceremony, which will be a more informal party thrown at a leading museum on Exhibition Road, London, where winning work will be shown in a gallery format and the event will be more accessible and much cheaper to attend. You can read about all the changes we’ve made here.

Most importantly, you now have until 29 March to enter. It doesn’t take long and everything you need to enter is here.

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