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Spark Goes All-Out in 2013: Six Competitions For All Design & All Designers
April 22, 2013–New York, NY
With expectations high, the Spark community and team have begun a new cycle of design awards. The Call For Entries has been issued for each event—Concept & Student, Spaces, Product, Communication, Mobility and the new App design awards.
The six new Spark Juries are being assembled with some very talented designers already on board. Here’s a sampling:
Chair Emeritus, Kit Hinrichs, Studio Hinrichs
Min Wang, Chair Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic
Leimei Julia Chiu, Executive Director, JIDP Good Design Awards & Professor, Musashino Art University
Mengwen Xiang, Art Director, The Grey Group
Eric Heiman, Partner, Volume Inc.
Matt Silverman, Executive Creative Director, Swordfish
Chair, Jennifer Bove, Director of Brand Design, General Electric
Michael Leggett, Senior Staff Designer, Google
Ed O’Brien, Art Director, Huge Inc.
George Arriola, Founder & CXO, zeroº
Chair, Sandrine Lebas, Chair of Industrial Design, California College of the Arts
Mike Nuttall, Co-Founder of IDEO
Marc van de Loo, Sr Director, Ind. Design & Usability, Pall Corp.
Klaus Rosburg, Principal at Sonic Design
Bill Evans, Principal and Founder, Bridge Design
Tung Chaing, Creative Lead & Studio Director, Heath Ceramics
Joanna Hildebrand, RDD Innovation Manager, Jansport
Robert Eugene Springer, Ind. Design Mgr., Samsung America
Chair, Gene Schnair, Managing Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Craig LaRosa, Principal, Service Design, Continuum
Mitchell Mauk, Principal, Mauk Design
Spark>Concept & Student Jury
Chair, Manuel Saez, Principal of manuel saez & partners
Frank Tyneski, Global Executive Design Director, Dell Computers
Lea Kobeli, Senior Creative Lead at LUNAR
Qin Li, Design Director, Fuseproject
Steve Diskin, Chair, Industrial Design, Pratt Institute
Lisa Vuskovich, Product Design & Development Consultant
Emmanuel Laffon de Mazières, Ind. Designer, Amazon Lab126
Jacqui Belleau, Design Manager, New Deal Design
Spark>App Kickoff Promo
We’re excited about the new Spark>App competition, and to encourage great “appiness” in the land, we’ve come up with a great promotion. If you or your organization enter any other Spark competition, and you also have an App for that design—you can enter it in Spark>App at no additional cost. Just upload the work, save as a draft and contact Spark. (Small print: only one free entry per customer, and finalist and winners fees still apply.)
First 2013 Sparks Fly In—Neat Stuff!
It’s always great to see the first signs of Spring here in New York, including some lovely daffodils and most especially, the first designs to arrive in the new competitions. Here’s a peek—
nudo interior design
Window Solar Socket
—HAPPY SPRING EVERYONE!