2018 Fall Winners

Hi Sparks–
The Fall juries completed their selection on November 15 in the dramatic Autodesk Design Gallery in San Francisco. Many thanks to Autodesk and Jason, Julia and Janice for their gracious hospitality.

It was an ideal setting for what turned out to be a rousing debate on the merits of the design entries. Our rule—that every juror votes on every design—supports a rigorous discussion and judging process.

It was an unforgettable two days and Spark is honored to have the participation of such talented and enthusiastic jurors.

They included:

The Fall 2018 Jury Bench
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, Hewlett-Packard 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

Not every design wins of course, but all the work was terrific. Spark always attracts a high caliber of entries and the juror’s task is never an easy one.

The winners they so carefully selected are announced below.

Thanks to All For Sparking!

Peter Kuchnicki
Spark Founder & President