Poul Henningsen’s Artichoke Lamp, courtesy DWR


Every year Spark is honored to present a fresh group of very talented judges. Each bench of jurors is gathered with the help of our Jury Chairs, Advisors and Community members. The Jurors come from across the spectrum of design disciplines, media, educators and experts.  Each Jury has teams of experts who specialize in specific disciplines and act as reference guides for the larger multi-disciplinary unit.

2016 in Action

The Jurors become Spark advisors as the judging sessions roll on, concluding each day with a robust and useful discussion of the Spark jury process and Spark in general. We’ve also been blessed with several “Jury Mentors” who take especial interest in exploring and establishing best practices for the jury process or and/or a particular category. They include Kit Hinrichs, Principal at Studio Hinrichs, Tania Aldous, VP Design at Corelle and a great friend of Spark and Jury Mentor,  Mike Nuttall, Co-Founder, IDEO

Here’s the Bench so far. Stay tuned for more!

2019 Spark Spring Semester Student Jury (June in San Francisco)
Mike Nuttall, Co-Founder, IDEO
Irina Kozlovskaya, Director, Industrial Design, Fitbit
Earl Gee, Partner, Gee Chung Design
Lisa Sullivan, Principal, L.Sullivan Design & Communications
Mathias Hintermann, Industrial Designer, Snap Inc.
Patrice Martin, Co-founder, IDEO.org
Willy Carteau, Senior Industrial Designer, Google
Fariba Marnani, Industrial Designer, Eichleay, Inc
Maxime Dubreucq, Industrial Designer, Logitech

2019 Spark Juries (November in San Francisco)
Including: Product, Graphics, Experience, Health & Medical, Universal, Digital, Transport & Mobility and Cleantech Design (Sustainable Infrastructure)
Mike Nuttall, Co-Founder, IDEO
Claude Zellweger, Director of Design, Google

Antonio Borja Director, Industrial Design, Academy of Art University
Kate Freebairn, Director of Design, Nest
Hugo Eccles, Creative Director, Special Projects Office
Ryan Jongwoo Choi, Industrial Designer, McLaren Applied Technology
Glenn Geisendorfer, Chief Creative Partner, (POST)MODERN Sustainability Co.

2019 Spark Juries (December in Hong Kong)
Including: Student Design, Fall Semester and Spaces  (Architecture & Interior Design)
Fabienne Munch, President, University of Chicago

(Other Jurors TBA)

What To Enter >HERE
Key Dates >HERE
Entry Fees >HERE
Register >HERE
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