ADC Awards

The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its 99th year, these Awards celebrate the very best in advertising, design, illustration, photography, packaging, motion and digital media, all with a focus on craftsmanship and innovation.


Ksenya Samarskaya

Creative Practitioner

Samarskaya & Partners

Lisbon, Portugal

Ksenya Samarskaya is a creative practitioner, working between the Iberian and North American coasts. Samarskaya has served on the board of AIGA/NY, and taught visual communications and typography at Harbour.Space University, School of Visual Arts, and the University for the Arts. She has previously judged competitions for Communication Arts, TISDC, TDC, and the SoTA Catalyst Award. Recent areas of research and intrigue include how multi-script typography can best coexist, various political unlearnings, as well as teaching for creativity and adaptability.

Samarskaya & Partners is a creative practice with a collaboration model at heart, featuring a rotating team of kick-ass designers, developers, copywriters, and artists, who come together to craft logotypes, brand strategies, research, writing, and multilingual type design. Clients and collaborators have included: Adobe, Apple, Google, Ideo, Intel, JaegerSloan, MCKL, Monotype, Rosetta, Snoop Dogg, YouTube, and others.




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