4 years in the past we launched our first ever panel of trade professionals to assist us choose 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 via the unimaginable designs they’re tasked with inspecting, introducing them to you is considered one of our favourite elements of this epic marketing campaign.
We could also be biased, however our 2022 jury is a really spectacular bunch of parents, consultant of the superior expertise unfold throughout the worldwide design trade at this time. 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!
The 2022 jury
Eureka | Illustration
Say “Salam!” to Eureka! Eureka is an illustrator and educator based mostly in Selangor, Malaysia. After acquiring her Bachelor’s and Masters in Structure, she pivoted to comply with her life’s true ardour: digital illustration and artwork. As we speak 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 splash of pixie mud and magic.
Ruben Cespedes | Digital Design
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 all the things from fast tricks to product evaluations 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 large manufacturers (hey, Crayola!) and small companies alike. However Ruben truly received his begin in company land again in 2004, the place he soaked up tons of experience round advertising and marketing and promoting.
In 2007, he taught himself learn how to code and merged his love for design and expertise and found his subsequent ardour: sharing all the things he is aware of with designers seeking to break into the trade. He presently works for Dell Applied sciences as a Principal Interactive & Visible Designer, for Adobe creating stellar instructional 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!
Alyssa Nguyen | Branding
Alyssa Nguyen’s studio bears her title for good cause: her private mission is to create placing and memorable model identities for companies owned by girls and other people of colour. 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 trade. She’s self-taught and pleased with it, and it’s the crimson thread that she weaves via 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 joyful to share her with you because the juror for the Greatest Model Design class of the 99awards.
Gia Graham | Typography
Gia Graham is a Barbados-born lettering artist and illustrator, now based mostly 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 businesses of all sizes, on all the things from company design and branding to artwork course, photograph styling and stationery. As an island woman residing in an city world, her work has developed through the years and is recognizable by the way in which she uniquely merges opposing cultural aesthetics. Her signature designs are alive with lush florals, foliage and tons of colour. Gia’s present focus is on bringing manufacturers and merchandise to life with lettering and illustration.
When not working with purchasers, she teaches lessons as a High Instructor 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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Julie Wieland | Print
Julie Wieland is a multidisciplinary graphic designer from Luxembourg, residing and dealing in Germany. Her work revolves round defining timeless and significant visible narratives for passion-driven people and companies. Lately, Julie made the leap 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 methods. The lady welcomes a problem, and he or she’ll fortunately ship them your method so you may construct your portfolio, too. See the world via Julie’s eyes over on Instagram and TikTok @juliewdesign.
@juliewdesign Good Boi Fonts — my favourite font-matchings to this point #fonttok #graphicdesigners #typeface ♬ Supalonely (feat. Gus Dapperton) – BENEE
Beatrice Menis | Packaging
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 various consumer roster. Born in Italy and with many properties in-between, Bea is stuffed with international expertise, and that comes via 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 businesses 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 will be discovered enjoying 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!
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