Typography, Illustration and Photography Juries Announced for ADC 97th Annual Awards

The One Club

Jan 10, 2018

The One Club for Creativity, the world’s foremost non-profit organization celebrating creative excellence in advertising and design, today announced the full juries for Typography, Illustration and Photography in the prestigious ADC 97th Annual Awards.

The juries are a gender-balanced group of 16 woman and 14 men representing 14 countries, and will judge work from around the world based on the show’s historic focus of honoring the best in craft, design and innovation.  Entries can be submitted via, deadline is January 31, 2018. 

The juries are as follows:



Jean François Porchez, founder, Typofonderie, type director, ZeCraft, Clamart, France (jury chair)

Nadine Chahine, UK type director, legibility expert, Monotype, Ltd., London, UK

Becca Clason, lettering artist, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Martina Flor, founder, creative director, Studio Martina Flor, Berlin, Germany

Tobias Frere-Jones, founder, design director, Frere-Jones Type, New York, NY, USA

Tolga Girgin, calligraphy artist, electrical engineer, Eski┼čehir, Turkey

Sabeena Karnik, paper typographer, illustrator, Mumbai, India

Mitch Paone, founder, creative director, DIA, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Alex Trochut, creative director, typographer, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Liron Lavi Turkenich, typeface designer, researcher, Haifa, Israel



Anita Kunz, illustrator, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (jury chair)

Marion Deuchars, illustrator, author, Marion Deuchars Ltd., London, UK

Lisk Feng, illustrator, Rego Park, NY, USA

Emily Flake, cartoonist, illustrator, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Tatsuro Kiuchi, illustrator, painter, Tokyo, Japan

Tea Leigh, tattoo artist, Welcome Home Studio, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Emiliano Ponzi, illustrator, Milan, Italy

Brian Rea, illustrator, artist, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Yuko Shimizu, illustrator, New York, NY, USA

Zipeng Zhu, creative director, Dazzle, New York, NY, USA



Fumihito Katamura, photographer, Fumihito Katamura Photograph Office, Tokyo, Japan (jury chair)

Nazik Armenakyan, documentary photographer, cofounder, 4Plus Documentary Photography Centre, Yerevan, Armenia

Geoff Green, photographer, Geoff Green Photography, New York, NY, USA

Karolis Janulis, artist, Vilnius, Lithuania

Osborne Macharia, commercial photographer, Afrofuturism artist, Nairobi, Kenya

Cait Oppermann, photographer, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Christine Reilly, photo director, WWE Digital Media, New York, NY, USA

Jane Samuels, photographer, artist, Manchester, UK

Tim Tadder, photographer, director, Tim Tadder Photography, Encinitas, CA, USA

Juliet Taylor, photographer, director, Darlinghurst, Australia

“Typography, Illustration and Photography have always played an important role in the ADC Annual Awards,” said Michael O’Rourke, executive director, ADC, part of The One Club for Creativity.  “This year’s group of jurors are talented creative leaders who are highly qualified to judge work in their respective fields through the lens of excellence in craft, design and innovation.”

Full ADC 97th Annual Awards juries for Advertising, Brand/Communication Design, Experiential Design, Interactive, Packaging/Product Design, Publication Design and Motion/Film Craft will be announced shortly.

New tiered pricing structure

A significant change to this year’s awards program is a tiered pricing structure designed to make it easier for smaller agencies, studios and freelancers to participate.  Companies with 21 or more employees pay the standard entry fee; smaller shops with from 2 to 20 employees get a discount on entries (amount varies by discipline) and freelance creatives and one-person shops are eligible for an even greater reduction in their entry fee.

The new tiered pricing structure helps level the playing field and makes it easier for smaller studios and independent designers, photographers, illustrators and typographers to get their work judged by an all-star creative jury and elevated on a global stage.  It also reflects The One Club’s mission to support and celebrate the success of the entire global creative community regardless of company size or location.

ADC Annual Awards juries focus on craft, design and innovation, while juries for The One Club for Creativity’s One Show Awards judge work based on creativity of ideas and quality of execution.

Judging takes place in March, with finalists announced in April in lead up to the ADC 97th Annual Awards Ceremony on May 7, 2018 as part of Creative Week in New York.

For more information about the ADC 97th Annual Awards, please visit

The One Club for Creativity (, producer of the prestigious One Show, ADC Annual Awards and Creative Week, is the world's foremost non-profit organization whose mission is to support and celebrate the success of the global creative community. The One Show is a top global awards show for advertising, design and digital marketing focusing on creativity of idea and quality of execution.  The ADC Annual Awards honors the best creative work in terms of craft, design and innovation across all disciplines.  Creative Week takes place in New York City every May and is the preeminent festival celebrating the intersection of advertising and the arts.


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