Meet the 2022 99awards jury!

4 years in the past we launched our first ever panel of business professionals to assist us decide the 99awards. We’ve been privileged to have senior creatives from Adobe and Squarespace, social media tastemakers and trailblazers, experimenters and educators—even design activists weighing in on the crème de la crème of platform work. Past sorting by the unbelievable designs they’re tasked with analyzing, introducing them to you is one in all our favourite components of this epic marketing campaign.

We could also be biased, however our 2022 jury is a very spectacular bunch of parents, consultant of the superior expertise unfold throughout the worldwide design business as we speak. In every of their movies, they’ll take you thru their very own inventive journeys and share their greatest recommendation for designers. With out additional ado, let’s meet the 2022 jury!

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The 2022 jury

Eureka | Illustration

Ruben Cespedes | Digital Design

Alyssa Nguyen | Branding

Gia Graham | Typography

Julie Wieland | Print

Beatrice Menis | Packaging

Eureka | Illustration

Don’t worry too much about being perfect. Along the way, you will learn and you will evolve.

– Eureka, artist & educator

Say “Salam!” to Eureka! Eureka is an illustrator and educator primarily based in Selangor, Malaysia. After acquiring her Bachelor’s and Masters in Structure, she pivoted to observe her life’s true ardour: digital illustration and artwork. Right now she’s a full-time freelancer, sharing a house workplace along with her architect husband and creating lovely issues every day. Impressed by all issues mom nature and astronomy, she fortunately conjures up distinctive designs throughout varied mediums—at all times with a touch of pixie mud and magic.

You’ll be able to take residence a bit slice of Eureka’s creativeness through her Etsy store, assist her work on Patreon or simply get misplaced in her tutorials on Instagram.

Eureka Art Studio artwork
Impressed by all issues mom nature, Eureka places a chunk of her coronary heart into each murals
Check out the nominees for Best Illustration Design →

Ruben Cespedes | Digital Design

The most important thing is to enjoy your journey.

– Ruben, Principal Interactive and Visible Designer at Dell & Adobe educator

Should you’ve ever dipped your toes into UX/UI, chances are high you’ve come throughout Ruben Cespedes’ Youtube channel, the place he shares the whole lot from fast tricks to product critiques and gold nuggets of profession recommendation. Ruben is a digital product designer who’s spent the final 16 years creating revolutionary and distinctive digital experiences for giant manufacturers (hey, Crayola!) and small companies alike. However Ruben really received his begin in company land again in 2004, the place he soaked up tons of experience round advertising and promoting.

In 2007, he taught himself easy methods to code and merged his love for design and expertise and found his subsequent ardour: sharing the whole lot he is aware of with designers trying to break into the business. He presently works for Dell Applied sciences as a Principal Interactive & Visible Designer, for Adobe creating stellar academic design content material, and for himself as a content material creator. We all know you’ll love his ideas, so sustain with him on Instagram @uiuxcreative and YouTube!

Check out the nominees for Best Digital Design →

Alyssa Nguyen | Branding

Alyssa Nguyen’s studio bears her title for good cause: her private mission is to create hanging and memorable model identities for companies owned by girls and other people of shade. We fell in love with the entrepreneurial spirit that she proudly showcases throughout every of her neighborhood channels, and the way unafraid she is to be herself within the design business. She’s self-taught and happy with it, and it’s the purple thread that she weaves by all of her content material.

On her podcast, The Design Diaries, she spills the tea and hosts trustworthy conversations full of ideas, profession recommendation, and the struggles and experiences of being a creator. Alyssa is the ally you didn’t know you wanted, however we’re comfortable to share her with you because the juror for the Finest Model Design class of the 99awards.

Branding by Alyssa Nguyen
Branding for Hikaru Collective, by Alyssa Nguyen
Check out the nominees for Best Branding Design →

Gia Graham | Typography

Lean into that thing that you do best—and what feels most true to you.

– Gia, lettering artist & illustrator

Gia Graham is a Barbados-born lettering artist and illustrator, now primarily based in Atlanta. She graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design in 1999 and instantly hit the bottom operating. In her 20+ yr profession she’s labored for companies of all sizes, on the whole lot from company design and branding to artwork course, photograph styling and stationery. As an island lady dwelling in an city world, her work has advanced over time and is recognizable by the best way she uniquely merges opposing cultural aesthetics. Her signature designs are alive with lush florals, foliage and tons of shade. Gia’s present focus is on bringing manufacturers and merchandise to life with lettering and illustration.

When not working with purchasers, she teaches courses as a Prime Trainer on Skillshare and shares a sneak peek behind her course of on Instagram. Step into Gia’s world over at @iamgiagraham!


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Check out the nominees for Best Typography Design →

Julie Wieland | Print

It just really comes down to always experimenting

– Julie, multidisciplinary designer

Julie Wieland is a multidisciplinary graphic designer from Luxembourg, dwelling and dealing in Germany. Her work revolves round defining timeless and significant visible narratives for passion-driven people and companies. Just lately, Julie made the bounce from being one of many go-to senior designers within the Berlin startup scene to freelancing full-time. She started sharing her greatest ideas, sources, inspiration and tutorials on her social channels… And the remaining is (viral) historical past.

What we love about Julie is that she’s not afraid to dip her toes into new design strategies. The girl welcomes a problem, and he or she’ll fortunately ship them your approach so you’ll be able to construct your portfolio, too. See the world by Julie’s eyes over on Instagram and TikTok @juliewdesign.

@juliewdesign Good Boi Fonts™ — my favourite font-matchings up to now 🙏🏼😌 #fonttok #graphicdesigners #typeface ♬ Supalonely (feat. Gus Dapperton) – BENEE
Check out the nominees for Best Print Design →

Beatrice Menis | Packaging

If it can’t be explained in a sentence, it’s not simple enough.

– Beatrice, model & packaging designer

Beatrice is a model & packaging designer and co-founder of Studio Kibi, an impartial studio that counts small companies and start-ups as a part of their numerous consumer roster. Born in Italy and with many houses in-between, Bea is stuffed with international expertise, and that comes by in all of her work. Her purpose has at all times been to start out a women-run enterprise to assist entrepreneurs around the globe. And Studio Kibi is simply that: the candy, accessible spot between companies and freelancers. Her design philosophy is all about simplicity: if it could’t be summed up in a sentence, it’s most likely not fairly proper.

When not crafting the backs of packs she could be discovered taking part in along with her corgi, Mochi, and having fun with a throwback pop punk playlist on Spotify. Sustain with Bea @studiokibi and take a look at her stellar programs over on Skillshare!

Check out the nominees for Best Packaging Design →


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