Over these 17 years of Sparking, we have worked with–and admired the work of a wide range of experts in the diverse fields of design. Many have been repeat winners of the Spark Awards and a select few have been jurors.

If you or your organization needs a top flight speaker, panelist or panel, consultant or consultancy, contact Spark with an outline of your requirements. Check out our Jury Alumni and Grand Winners Directory for worthy candidates. We’ll be happy to make a connection.

PS: The photo above is of the powerhouse 2019 Spark Jury, November 18 in San Francisco.
(From Left to Right in Photo Above) Sam Lucente, Principal, Lucente Design & former Worldwide Chief Design Officer for HP (Product) Antonio Borja, Director, Industrial Design, Academy of Art University (Transport) Hugo Eccles, Creative Director, Special Projects Office (Product) Claude Zellweger, Director of Design, Google (Experience), Jochen Backs, Principal, Studio Backs (Product) Peter Bristol, Head of Industrial Design, Facebook VR/AR/Portal (Experience) Claudio Ribeiro, Chief Experience Designer, VSN Mobil (Experience) Julien Rouillac, Principal Industrial Designer, Innovation Design Lab., 3D SYSTEMS (Product) Arin Bhowmick, VP & Chief Design Officer, IBM Cloud, Data and AI Practice (Digital) Peter Kuchnicki, President, Spark Design Awards Mike Nuttall, Co-Founder, IDEO (Jury Mentor) Emida Natalaray, Director, School of Technology for the Arts, Republic Polytechnic (Digital) Ryan Jongwoo Choi, Industrial Designer, McLaren Applied Technology (Transport) Eric Chan, President & Founder, Ecco Design (Product) Damien Lock, Director, School of Tech, Republic Polytechnic Norio Fujikawa, Executive Creative Director, ASTRO Studios (Product) Robert Hubler, Senior Industrial Designer, Intuitive (Health) Kate Freebairn, Director of UX, Google Nest (Product) Steven R. Umbach, Principal, Umbach Consulting Group (Experience) Colin Owen, Design Director, Elroy Air (Product) Clark Kellogg, Professor, Design Thinking, UC Berkeley Haas, Spark Director