ADC Awards

The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its incredible 101st year, these awards celebrate the very best in advertising, digital media, graphic and publication design, packaging and product design, motion, experiential and spatial design, photography, illustration and fashion design all with a focus on artistry and craftsmanship.

ADC100 Brand / Communication Design Jury

Emanuel Cohen

Founder & Creative Director

Studio July

Montreal, Canada

Emanuel Cohen is the founder and co-creative director of July, a Montreal-based creative firm with a focus on design, brand experiences, art direction, people and storytelling. Born in a family with roots deep-seated in craftsmanship, he is an enthusiast of traditional methods at large, and a curious autodidact with proficiency in numerous creative spheres.

While he strives to infuse this knowledge into the works he and his cross-disciplinary team bring forth – with a meticulous work practice, acute attention to detail and structured yet cutting-edge creativity – July has become a valuable creative partner to many brands on a global scale.

Over the past 5 years, the firm’s roadmap to constant evolution and success has been rooted in building relationships of trust and establishing bonds with like-minded entrepreneurs and brands, creating work that was globally awarded, recognized and published by esteemed organizations including The Art Directors Club, The Type Directors Club, Alcuin Book Society, AIGA 50|50, Communication Arts Magazine, The Dieline, Gestalten and Monocle.

On a mission to continuously nourish curiosity, embrace logic, emotion and happy accidents, the team’s unifying vision is to align with people who aim to better the world through shared values.




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