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 Fusion Cube Jury

Laurel Stark Akman

Freelance Creative Director

San Francisco, USA

Laurel is a Silicon Valley based Creative Director and changemaker who lives at the intersection of storytelling and social impact. From TikTok and Google’s Brand Studio to the 3% Movement and Intel’s Agency Inside, she helps brave brands and passionate partners create the change they want to see in their business—and the world. She’s the co-founder of the One Club for Creativity’s gender-equality boosting Next Creative Leaders initiative, and the co-founder of Our Silent Partner, a creative reflection on mental health named one of the 10 Projects that made our industry better in 2020 by Adweek. Her Google Pride work was named a World Changing Idea by Fast Company, and her tireless DEI advocacy earned her a spot on the Pitch 100 Super Women list. When she’s not trying to save the work or humanity, she’s busy being Ayla Rose’s mama.




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