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D&AD Awards 2016: New ‘festival’; APAC jurors continue to play big role

The D&AD 54th Annual Professional Awards are getting ready for another year of focussing on innovation and design and the role these play in achieving creative excellence. In the jury list, Asia-Pacific is well represented with creative professionals from across the region participating as jury presidents and teams.

Some jurors from Asia, China, South East Asia include:

Ali Shabaz, Chief Creative Officer, Grey Group, Singapore
David Guerrero, Chairman, Chief Creative Officer, BBDO Guerrero/ Proximity, Philippines
Hanson Ho, Design Director, H55, Singapore
Johan Vakidis, Executive Creative Director, R/GA Shanghai, China
Joji Jacob, Group Executive Creative Director, DDB Singapore, Singapore
Katie Ewer, Director of Strategy, Jones Knowles Ritchie, Singapore
Max Dautresme, Creative Director, Substance, Hong Kong
Robert Gaxiola, Co-Founder, Mangham Gaxiola, Singapore
Tommy Li, Founder, Tommy Li Design Workshop, Hong Kong
William Harald-Wong, Design Director, William Harald-Wong & Associates, Malaysia
Yang Yeo, Chief Creative Officer, Wieden+Kennedy Shanghai, China

Other jurors from the region include:

Wain Choi, Vice President, Executive Global Creative, Chiel WW, South Korea
Vince Frost, Executive Creative Director, CEO, Frost Collective, Australia
Balakrishnan ‘Balki’ Rajagopalan, Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Chairman, Chief Creative Officer, Lowe Lintas, India

After a successful move to The Old Truman Brewery in 2015, this year ‘Judging Week’ becomes the D&AD Festival where it claims it will bring ‘the worlds of advertising and design together over eight days to celebrate the best in global creativity’.

Tim Lindsay, D&AD CEO commented, “We didn’t want to call it a “festival” without delivering exactly what people would expect, an event that buzzes with creative energy. This isn’t just a chance to meet the makers of some of your favourite creative work, it’s a forum to listen to what they have to say about our industry and be inspired. None of this would be possible without the participation of our dedicated jurors, they are the ones who bring the D&AD awards to life.”

Shubhi Tandon

Shubhi Tandon is the Assistant Editor at Digital Market Asia. Fascinated by the evolving digital media industry, she has focussed on tracking developments in the Asia Pacific market since 2014.