Spark Juries

Each year Spark is honored to present a new, fresh group of very talented judges. Every bench of jurors is gathered with the help of our Jury Chairs & Mentors, Advisers, Community members and design academics. The Jurors come from across the spectrum of design disciplines, media, educators and experts.

2019 Spark Award Jurors

Spring San Francisco Student Jury
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.
Mary Katica, Program Director,
Willy Carteau, Senior Industrial Designer, Google
Fariba Marnani, Industrial Designer, Eichleay, Inc
Nichole Rouillac, Founding Partner, level design sf
Jochen Backs, Principal, Studio Backs
Sally Darby, Senior Strategist, Frog design

2019 Fall San Francisco Juries
Product, Graphics, Experience, Health, Digital & Transport
Mike Nuttall, Co-Founder, IDEO (Jury Mentor)
Claude Zellweger, Director of Design, Google (Experience),
Sam Lucente, Principal, Lucente Design (Product)
Antonio Borja, Director, Industrial Design, Academy of Art University (Transport)
Kate Freebairn, Director of UX, Google Nest (Product)
Eric Chan, President & Founder,  Ecco Design (Product)
Hugo Eccles, Creative Director, Special Projects Office (Product)
Ryan Jongwoo Choi, Industrial Designer, McLaren Applied Technology (Transport)
Colin Owen, Design Director, Elroy Air (Product)
Jochen Backs, Principal, Studio Backs (Product)
Emida Natalaray, Director, School of Technology for the Arts, Republic Polytechnic (Digital)
Julien Rouillac, Principal Industrial Designer, Innovation Design Lab., 3D SYSTEMS (Product)
Peter Bristol, Head of Industrial Design, Facebook VR/AR/Portal (Product)
Norio Fujikawa, Executive Creative Director, ASTRO Studios (Product)
Claudio Ribeiro, Chief Experience Designer, VSN Mobil (Experience)
Arin Bhowmick, VP & Chief Design Officer, IBM Cloud, Data and AI Practice (Digital)
Steven R. Umbach, Principal, Umbach Consulting Group (Experience)
Robert Hubler, Senior Industrial Designer, Intuitive (Health)

Winter Hong Kong Juries
Including: Student Design, Fall Semester and Spaces  (Architecture & Interior Design)
Fabienne Munch, Executive Director Global Initiatives & Strategy, The University of Chicago
Cheol Woo Park, Chief Design Officer, Royole Corporation
Matio Conti, Senior ID Manager, Motorola Mobility
Ryan Jongwoo Choi, Industrial Designer, McLaren Applied Technology
Tang Chen-Chuan, Director, Tang Designs
Edmund Ng, VP & Co-Founder, KONCEPT Lighting
Ame Engelhart, Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
David B. Frank, Senior Associate & Design Director, Gensler
Elena Raho, Founder & CEO, HERE CREATE

2018 Spark Award Jurors

Concept  and Product Design Team
Mentor: Mike Nuttall, Co-Founder, IDEO
John Guenther, Former Global Design Director, Hewlett-Packard
Klaus Tritschler, Consultant, E-Mobility and VTOL Aircraft
Harnish Jani, Strategic Design Director, BCG Digital Ventures
Mike Derocher, Director, 3D Print Experience Design, HP
Tom White, Impact Director, LACI
Scot Herbst, Design Director, Herbst Produkt
Sasha Tseng, Principal, sashapure
Britt Ashcraft, Design Director, Ashcraft Design


Product Design Team
Mentor: Mike Nuttall, Co-Founder, IDEO
Greg Janky, Partner, Anvil Studios
Kyle Swen, VP Partner, Astro Studios
Sung Bai, Head of Industrial Design, Nest
Tom Illick, Director of Business Development, 219 Design
Morris Koo, Principal Industrial Designer, HP Advanced Design & Strategy
Jeff Smith, Co-Founder, LUNAR

Health & Medical Design Team
Steve Christopher, Principal, ID & Human Factors, Johnson & Johnson

Spaces Design Team
David Meckel, Director of Research & Planning, California College of the Arts
Jeff Henry, Principal, Gensler
J. Hulett Jones, Founder, jones | haydu

Engineering Innovation & Design Team
Mark Sarkisian, Structural and Seismic Engineering Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Larry Miller, Founding Partner, 219 Design

Civic Innovation & Design Team
Dr. Alexandra Jayeun Lee, Creative Director, Civic Design Lab, City of Oakland
Marc Hebert, Director, Innovation Office, San Francisco Human Services Agency

Experience & Service Design
Chris Robinette, VP Advanced Design, Dell Experience Design Group
Steven Umbach, President, Umbach Consulting Group
Paul Wylde, CEO/CD, paulwylde

Graphic & Print Design Team
Leslie Becker, Professor of Graphic Design, California College of the Arts
Erik Schmitt, Partner, Studio 1500SF
Alejandro Chavetta, Creative Director, Astro Studios

Digital Design
John Bell, Principal, JohnBell Studio
Drew Takahashi, Principal, Funjacket Enterprises


Concept Design (Including MAKR & PROTO Design)
Eisuke Tachikawa, Founder, NOSIGNER
Chajoong Kim, Track Chair, User Experience, Associate Professor, UNIST
Dr. Jesvin Yeo, Assistant Dean, Graphic Design, Designing Cultures Studio, Nanyang Technological University
Hari Nair,  Professor, Design Management,  Savannah College of Art & Design
Lawrence Chu, Principal, Lawrence Chu Design
Guilherme Pacher, Consumer Insights specialist at Whirlpool China

Arnold Wasserman, Jury Chair, Founder, Collective Invention

2017 Spark Award Jurors

December 3 in Hong Kong
The Winter Jury Bench included the Spark Dreamer Design Team: Concept, MAKR & PROTO Design
KwanMyoung Kim, Dean, Graduate Industrial Design, UNIST
Luo An, President, Asia Pacific, TEAMS Design Consulting
Doyoung Kim, Founder, Designsori
Zhou Wenjun, Founder & Design Director, 524 Studio
Peter Boeckel, Design Manager, Steelcase Asia Pacific
Angie Kim, Principal, AYK
Fredric Gooris, Principal Designer, Studio Gooris
David Frank, Senior Associate, Design Director, Gensler
Julia Chiu, Professor, Musashino Art University, Past President, International Council of Design

November 14 & 15 in San Francisco
The Fall Jury Bench included:
Product Design Team
Jury Mentor, Mike Nuttall, IDEO Founder and Spark Senior Adviser
Gerard Furbenshaw, Co-Founder, LUNAR
Karen Hofmann, Chair, Product Design, ArtCenter College
Jonah Becker, VP Design, Fitbit
Brian Matt, Founder & Principal Director, Altitude Accenture
Treasure Hinds, Co-Founder, Anvil Studios
Angela Yeh, Founder & Chief Talent Strategist, Yeh Ideology
Eskild Hansen, CEO, Eskild Hansen Design Studios

Health & Medical Design Team
Mark Palmer, Manager of Industrial Design Systems & Vision, Intuitive Surgical
Matt Gill, Senior Industrial Designer Designer, Ximedica
Bart Massee, Senior Manager & CD, Advanced Design Strategy, Global HP

Communication Design Team Leader
Cameron Imani, Creative Director, Landor

Social Cause Design Leader
Alexandra Jayeun Lee, Creative Director, Civic Design Lab, City of Oakland

Transport Design Team
Dave Muyres, Executive Director, Global Product Innovation, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors
Hugo Eccles, Design Director, United Motorcycles
Yunwoo Jeong, Professor of Design & Engineering, Ulsan National Institute Graduate School of CDE

Spaces Design Team
Tomas Ancona, Principal, Ancona+Associates
Alison Carr, Senior Retail Designer, Gensler

Experience Design Team
John Guenther, Professor Design Strategies, San Jose State University & Former Global Design Director, Hewlett-Packard
Kraig Kessel, Co-Founder, Kraido Branding
Will Danner, Experience Designer, UberEats

WEAR Design Team
Jury Mentor, Amy Williams, Principal, Amelia Williams Studio
Jochen Backs, Principal Industrial Designer, Camelbak
Erica Negron, Industrial Designer, Umbach Consulting Group

June 27 in San Francisco
Spring Concept & Product Design
Jury Mentor, Mike Nuttall, IDEO Founder and Spark Senior Adviser
Daniel Hundt, AVP Design, HTC
KwanMyung Kim, Dean, Graduate School of Creative Design Engineering, UNIST
Maarten Dinger, Senior Director of Design, Element Science
Lance Hussey, Creative Director, RKS
Phil Rose, Co-Founder, Alquemy Design
Charlie Cronk, Co-Founder, KITSBOW MTB Wear

2016 Spark Award Jurors

June 28 in San Francisco
Spring Concept & Product Design

Jury Chair, Mike Nuttall, IDEO Founder
Philip Thompson, VP Design, Newell Rubbermaid
Manuel Saez, Principal, Brooklyness
Derek Chen, Founder & Principal, Council, Inc.
Bret Recor, Principal, Box Clever
Benjamin Chia, Chief Designer, elemental8
Karson Shadley, Creative Director, Astro Studios
Son Sun, Industrial Designer, Samsung Design America
Ric Gomes, Professor, Design Center for Global Needs, San Francisco State University
Richard Yelle, Industrial Design Chair, University of Bridgeport SASD (Shintaru Akatsu School of Design).

November 15 in San Francisco  
Communication: Jennifer Morla, Principal, Morla Design
Communication: Heidi Reinfeld, VP Creative, Sequence
Package: Mike Hester, Principal, Pavement SF
Package: Thomas Ilick, Director of Marketing, Intuitive Surgical
Transport: Bill Barranco, Director, Autovision RCD Inc
Transport: Brian Ng, Director of Product, Zipcar
Transport: Hugo Eccles, Owner, Untitled Motorcycles
Fall Product: Mike Nuttall, Co-Founder, IDEO
Fall Product: Jose Manuel dos Santos, Head of Design/Americas, Philips Lighting
Fall Product: Howard Nuk, VP Design, Samsung Design America
Fall Product: Shiz Kobara, Prof., MFA Industrial Design, Academy of Art and Design
Fall Product: Thao Dang, Industrial Designer, Google X
Fall Product: Elger Oberwelz, Design Director, IDEO
Fall Product: Josh Morenstein, Founding Partner, Branch

November 16 in San Francisco      
Cause: Ric Gomes, Professor, Design Center for Global Needs, SF State University
WEAR: Amy Williams, Consultant: Fashion & Wearables, Assoc. Prof. Fashion Design: CCA
WEAR: Joanna Hildebrand, Principal, Joanna Hildebrand Design
WEAR: Dena Molnar, Founder, WOVNS
WEAR: Tracey Mammolito, Soft Goods & Wearables Consultant
WEAR: Chris Gadway, CEO/CCO, Black Ember
Health: Josh Handy, VP Global Product Experience, Method Home
Health: Thomas Ilick, New Job!
Spaces: Wilhelm Oehl , Partner & Principal, Eight Inc.
Spaces: Kraig Kessel, AIA, NCARB, Co-Founder, Kraido
Spaces: Sally Dominguez, Principal, Rainwater Hog
Experience: Ivy Ross, VP, Head of Design/User Experience, Hardware Products, Google
Experience: Aaron Poe, VP Digital Experience, Ammunition Group
Experience: Will Carey, Director, Design Gaming, Logitech

November 29 in Hong Kong
Combined Fall Concept, MAKR & PROTO Categories
Hari Nair, Chief Design Officer, Whirlpool China
Claudya Piazera, President, Women Designers World Convention
Edmund Ng, Partner, KONCEPT Lighting
Chi-Wing Lee, Principal, Milk Design
Tim Dearborn, Director, Experience Design Group, Dell Computer
Gary- Sheng Hung Lee, Designer, IDEO Shanghai & Adjunct Assoc. Prof. Fundan University
Celina Yan, Director, Global Consumer Design, Whirlpool China
Sawoozer Wang, Principal, +AKITIPE STUDIOS
Angie Kim, Angie Kim, Principal, AYK Design
Chau Nguyen, Senior Design Director | LUNAR / Singapore

2015 Spark Award Jurors
Spark Health Design

Jury Chair: Steven R. Umbach, President, Umbach Consulting Group, Austin
Kelly Kodama, CEO, Zoe Design Associates, San Francisco
Fernd Van Engelen, Executive Director, Artefact, Seattle

Spark Product Design
Jury Chair: Peter Cooper, Head of Design, Sunbeam Australia, Sydney
John Guenther, former Design Director, Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto
Fernd van Engelen, Design Director, Artefact Group, Seattle
Colin Owen, CEO, SPARSE, San Francisco
Beat Karrer, Principal, Studio Beat, Zurich
Lukas Scherrer, Principal, Shibuleru Design, San Francisco
Thomas Illick, Director of Marketing & Sales, IDE Inc., Redwood City
Ben Parfitt, Designer, GoPro, San Francisco
Josh Handy, VP Global Product Experience, method products, San Francisco
Mike Simonian, Partner, Mike & Maaike Design, San Francisco

Spark Spaces Design
Chair: Ross Wimer, Architecture Lead, Americas, Senior VP, AECOM, Los Angeles
Lorenzo Apicella, Partner, Pentagram Design, San Francisco/London
Louis Schump, Principal, Rapt Studio, San Francisco
Hao Ko, AIA LEED AP, Principal & Design Director, Gensler, Los Angeles
Elizabeth Guerrero, Design Studio Manager, Studio A+O, San Francisco
David Galullo, Design Principal, Rapt Studio, San Francisco

Spark WEAR Design
Jury Chair, Amy Williams, Chair, Fashion Design, California College of Arts
Rick Lewis, Principal, seven02design, San Francisco
Colin Owen, CEO, SPARSE, San Francisco

Spark Transport Design
Tom Matano, Executive Director, School of Industrial Design, Academy of Art University
Klaus Tritschler, VP Design, Icon Aircraft, Vacaville
Jeffrey Tumlin, Nelson/Nygaard, Principal & Dir of Strategy,  San Francisco
Jim Shook, Principal, Shook Design, Palo Alto

Spark Communication Design
David Hisaya Asari, Assistant Chair, Graphic Design, California College of Arts
Rob Alexander, Creative Director, office, San Francisco
Ryan Adair, Creative Director, Bruce Mau Design, Los Angeles
Rob Duncan, Creative Director, Mucho
Laura Scott, Studio Scott, London/San Francisco

Spark Concept Student & Pro
(Combined Jurors)

Spark Digital Design
Jury Chair: David Karam, Founder, Post Tool, San Francisco
Toby Bottorf, Digital Design Director & Principal, Continuum, Boston

Spark Experience Design
Jury Chair, Aura Oslapas, Principal, A+O Design Partners
John Guenther, former Design Director, Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto
Claudio Ribeiro, Chief Experience Designer, VSN Mobil, Chicago

Spark Cause Design
(Combined Jurors)

2014 Spark Awards Jurors

Spark Concept & Student Design in Shenzhen
Jury Co-Chair, Arnold Wasserman, Chairman, Collective Invention, San Francisco, USA
Jury Co-Chair, Professor Tong Huiming, Dean, School of Innovation, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China
Sally Dominguez, Principal, NEST Design, Australia & San Francisco
Prof. Soon-in Lee, Dean, International Design Advanced Studies, Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea
Ravi Sawhney, Principal, RKS Design, Los Angeles, USA
Sawoozer Wang, Design Director & Principal, +AKITIPE, Taipei, Taiwan
Prof. Renke He, Dean, Hunan University School of Design, China
Hari Nair, Global Director, Consumer Design & Advanced Design, Whirlpool Corporation, Chicago, USA
Lee Chi-Wing, Design Director, Milk Design, Hong Kong
Stanley Yeung Wai-Yung, General Manager, Baojia Battery Tech, Shenzhen, China

Spark Experience Design
Glenn Geisendorfer, Co-Founder, Platform, Inc.
Dominick Ricci, Design Director, Brand Development, Siegel+Gale
Michael Borosky, Founder & Creative Director, Eleven

Spark Transport Design
Jury Chair: Margaret Wies, VP Advanced Design Studio, Mercedes Benz
Terence Young, Design Director & Senior Associate, Gensler
David Muyres, Executive Director, Global Product Innovation, Johnson Controls Inc.
Dan Sturges, Urban Mobility Planner, Team Red US
Byron Fitzpatrick, Chair of Transportation Design, College for Creative Studies
Haishan Deng, Associate Professor Transportation Design, Cleveland Institute of Art
Lucian Rosca, Faculty, Graduate Transportation Design Program, Art Center College of Design

Spark Spaces Design
Jury Chair: Liz Ranieri, FAIA, LEEDS, Partner, Kuth/Ranieri
Shawn Gehle, Principal & Design Director, Gensler
Nick Seierup, Design Principal, Perkins-Will
Owen Kennerly, Principal, Kennerly Architecture
Brian Lee, FAIA, LEED AP, Design Partner, SOM

Spark Graphic & Digital Design
Jury Chair: Brett Wickens, Partner, Ammunition Group
Brian Lau, Founder & Principal, M-AD Studios
Julio Martinez, Creative Director, Studio 1500
Keith Cottingham, Principal, K Cottingham

Spark Product & Health Design
Jury Chair: Tania Aldous, Vice President, Design, World Kitchen
Jonah Becker, Former-VP of Industrial Design, HTC America
Lach Tsvetanov, Director of Industrial Design, Humanscale
Maaike Evers, Design Lead, Google X
Edmund Ng, Partner & Co-Founder, Koncept Inc.
Hugo Eccles, Creative Director, Special Projects Office, LLC
Eric Chan, Principal, Ecco Design
Jochen Backs, Principal, Studio Backs
Brett Lovelady, Founder & CEO, Astro Studios
Steve Christopher, Principal Industrial Design Manager, Microsoft XBOX
Peter Bristol, Creative Director, the Carbon Group
Tim Hulford, Creative Director of Industrial Design, Intuitive Surgical
Arthur Wu, Senior Industrial Designer, TEAGUE
Larry Schubert, Principal, Zip Innovations

2013 Spark Award Jurors

Spark Concept & Student Design
Chair: Manuel Saez, Prinicpal, Manuel Saez & Partners
Qin Li, Design Director, Fuseproject
Lea Kobeli, Senior Creative Lead at LUNAR
Steve Diskin, Chair, Industrial Design, Pratt Institute
Lisa Vuskovic, Product Design & Development Consultant
Emmanuel Laffon de Mazières, Industrial Designer, Amazon Lab126
Jacqui Belleau, Design Manager of New Deal Design
John Duran, Industrial Design Manager, CamelBak Products
Peter Bristol, Creative Director, Carbon Design Group

Spark Communication Design
Adam Brodsley, Principal & Creative Director, Volume Design
Tom Crabtree, Founder & Director, Manuel
Zhou Wenjun, Founder, CD & Architect, 524 Studio

Spark Spaces Design
Chair: Gene Schnair, Managing Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Shawn McLean-Bergel, Principal, McLean Bergel
Amy Eliot, Partner, Dilworth Eliot Studio
Mitchell Mauk, Principal, Mauk Design
Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, Chair, Graduate Architecture, Woodbury University
Mark English, AIA CEPE, Principal, Mark English Architects
Elizabeth Shreeve, Principal, SWA Group
W. Mike Martin, Professor Emeritus of Architecture, College of Environmental Design, UC-Berkeley
Laura Hartman, AIA, LEED, Principal, Fernau & Hartman
Bonnie Fisher, Principal, ROMA Design Group

Spark Product Design
Chair: Sandrine Lebas, Chair of Industrial Design, California College of the Arts
Mike Nuttall, Co-Founder of IDEO
Marc van de Loo, Senior Director, Industrial Design & Usability at Pall Corporation
Klaus Rosburg, Principal at Sonic Design
Bill Evans, Principal and Founder, Bridge Design
Robert Springer, Industrial Design Manager, Samsung Design America
Tung Chiang, Creative Lead &Studio Director, Heath Ceramics
Joanna Hildebrand, RDD Innovation Manager, Jansport
Mike Ely, Principal Industrial Design, Eight Inc.

Spark App Design
Chair: Jennifer Bove, Director of Brand Design, General Electric
Michael Leggett, Senior Staff Designer, Google
Jennifer Fraser, Director of Design, Macadamian
Ruth Kikin-Gil, UX designer and design strategist at Microsoft
Raphael Grignani, CEO, Jauntful
Mike Kruzeniski, Design Lead, Twitter

Spark Transport Design
Chair: Geoff Wardle, Director, Advanced Mobility Research, Art Center College
Jean Jennings, President & Editor-in-Chief, Automobile Magazine
Tom Matano, Executive Director, Industrial Design, Academy of Art University
Brent Oppenheimer, Principal, O+CO
Sujin Hwang, AllSpark Platinum 2012 Winner

Spark Experience Design
Chair: Ravi Sawney, CEO, RKS
Frank Tyneski, Chief of Design and Experience at JMI Equity
Don Norman, Nielsen Norman Group, IDEO Fellow
Maryln Walton, Business Insight Manager, Herman Miller

2012 Spark Award Jurors
Spark Concept & Student Design

Jury Chair: Ravi Sawhney, FIDSA, CEO & Founder, RKS Design
John Danner, Senior Fellow, The Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Peter Stathis, Principal, Virtual Studio
Sungjoon Kim, CEO & Founder,
Michael Meyer, Partner, Essential
Tucker Viemeister, Director of Special Projects, Tucker Industries
Darrin Caddes, VP Corporate Design, Plantronics, Inc.

Spark Communication Design
Jury Chair, Kit Hinrichs, Principal, Studio Hinrichs,
Earl Gee, Partner, Gee+Chung Design
Ayse Birsel, Partner, BirselPlusseck
Mark Davis, Director of User Experience, Autodesk
Noreen Morioka, Partner, AdamsMorioka
Patricia McShane,Co-founder, M-A-D
Brian Jacobs, Partner, Brick Design Dennis Crowe, Founder & Creative Director, VehicleSF
Michael Mabry, Principal, Michael Mabry Design
Joel Templin, Principal, Hatch Design

Spark Product Design
Jury Chair: Hari Nair, Global Director, Advanced Design, Whirlpool Corporation
Sam Lucente, Principal, Lucente Consulting
Joe Doucet, Principal, Joe Doucet Studio
Andrea Ruggiero, Principal, Andrea Ruggiero Design & Adjunct Prof., Parsons New School For Design
Gabriel Dan, Principal, Studio Fresco
Charles Rozier, Principal, Rozier Design, Adjunct Professor, Philadelphia University
Anna-Pia Slothower, Partner, Deap Design
Chris Ertel, Partner, Monitor Group, Doblin Strategic Design Planning

Spark Spaces Design
Jury Chair, David Meckel FAIA, Director of Campus Planning, California College of Arts
Anne Fougeron, Principal, Fougeron Architecture
Liz Ogbu, Resident Fellow,
Linda Pollari, Chair, Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, OTIS College of Art and Design
Nicholas Hafermaas, Dean of Special Programs and Chair, Graphic Design Department, Art Center

2011 Spark Awards Jurors
Jury Chair: Andreas Harlow, Design Director, NIKE
David Mocarski, Chair, Environmental Design, Art Center College
Gadi Amit, President, New Deal Design
Dan Harden, President, Whipsaw
Cathy Huang, President, China Bridge
James Parr, Innovation Director, Imaginals, Ltd.
Stanley Saitowitz, Design Principal, Natoma Architects
John Skidgel, UX Designer, YouTube / Google Inc.
Leslie Speer. Associate Professor, Art & Design, San Jose State University
Michael Cronan, Principal, Cronan
Charlie Sheldon, Design Director, Link Studios

2010 Spark Award Jurors
Jury Chair: Michael Vanderbyl, Principal, Vanderbyl Design
John Barratt, CEO, Teague
Sally Dominguez, Partner, B. Architecture and Rain Water Hog
Rob Curedale, Principle, Curedale Design
Adam Brodsley, Partner, Volume Design
Thom Faulders, Faulders Studio Architects
Tucker Viemeister, Viemeister Industries
Gaby Brink, Principal, Tommorowpartners
Scott Stropkay, Co-Founder, Essential Design
Ken Musgrave, Director, Experience Design, Dell Computers
Heather Fleming, CEO, Catapult Design
Margaret Gould Stewart, Director of Product Design, Facebook
Kerry Tremain, Editorial Director, Wild Blue Studios
Susan Rockrise, Identity Consultant, Susan Rockrise + Associates
Bryant Yeh, Principal, Yeh Studio Architects
Peter Strathis, Virtual Studios

2009 Spark Award Jurors
Jury Chair: Chee Pearlman, President, Chee Company
David Albertson, Principal, Albertson Design
David Darling, Partner, Aidlin Darling Design
D. Philip Haine, Principal, Product Vision Associates
Rich Gioscia, Director of Design, HP Palm GBU
Cory Grosser, Principal, cory grosser design
Tong Huiming, Dean, College of Innovation & Design, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
Nathan Shedroff, Chair of Design Strategy MBA, California College of Arts
Neil Robinson, Chief Creative Directer, AKQA
Sara Beckman, Hass School of Business, UC Berkeley
Beatrice Santiccioli, Principal, beatrice santiccioli design
Cameron Sinclair, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Architecture For Humanity

2008 Spark Award Jurors
Jury Chair: Kit Hinrichs, Studio Hinrichs
Marc Gobe, Principal, Emotional Branding
Tania Aldous, Design Director, World Kitchen
Tom Dair, President, Smart Design
Josh Morenstein, Design Director, Fuse Project
Ted Howes, Director, Consumer Products x. Innovation, Business for Social Responsibility
Tim Culvahouse, Principle, Culvahouse Architects
Jennifer Bostic, Creative Director, Paperplane Studio
Mark Davis, Director of User Experience, Autodesk
Margeigh Novotny, Microsoft
David Meckle, Director Research & Planning, California College Arts
Tom Matano, Dean of Industrial Design, Academy of Art
Manuel Saez, Principle, Manuel Saez Design
Brent Oppenheimer, Principal, O+CO

2007 Spark Award Jurors
Jury Chairman: Kit Hinrichs, Studio Hinrichs Design
Sean Adams, AdamsMorioka
Nick Oakley, Sr Industrial Designer, Intel Mobility Group
Robert Cumberford, Design Editor, Automobile Magazine
Robert Hale, Principal, Rios Clementi Hale
Jay Baldwin, California College of Arts
Michael Kirchmann, Principal, GDNSY
Steve Simpson, CEO, Ogilvy & Mather
Ken Cook, Principal, BrandTank
Drew Takahashi, Funjacket