The One Club Announces Design Juries For ADC 97th Annual Awards

The One Club

Jan 15, 2018

The One Club for Creativity, the world’s foremost non-profit organization celebrating creative excellence in advertising and design, today announced the 41 creatives who will judge work in the four Design categories of the prestigious ADC 97th Annual Awards.

In accordance with the Let’s Make The Industry 50/50 Initiative (, launched by ADC in 2013 to promote equal participation for women and men on award show juries, boards of directors and event speaking opportunities, this year's Design juries consist 23 woman and 18 men representing nine countries who 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:

Brand/Communication Design

Sagi Haviv, partner, designer, Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv, New York, NY, USA (jury chair)

Ruba Abu-Nimah, creative director, Elle, New York, NY, USA

Ana Couto, founder, CEO, Ana Couto Branding, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Kristen Dietz, managing partner, Strichpunkt, Stuttgart, Germany

Luis Fitch, founder, creative director, UNO Branding, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Gesina Roters, creative partner, DAY, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Lisa Smith, vice president, brand design, Chobani, New York, NY, USA

Rich Tu, vice president, designer, MTV, New York, NY, USA

Ida Woldemichael, creative director, Everytown for Gun Safety, New York, NY, USA

Experiential Design

Valetin Spiess, CEO, iart ag, Basel, Switzerland

Florian Born, creative technologist, FELD | Studio for Digital Crafts, Berlin, Germany

Eylul Duranagac, media artist, creative director, Ouchhh Studio, Istanbul, Turkey

Rachel Einsidler, associate, senior designer, Airspace Design Inc., Brooklyn, NY, USA

Ing┼źna Elere, creative lead, Design Studio H2E, Riga, Latvia

Rachael Harvey, executive creative director, Airbnb, San Francisco, CA, USA

Harsh Kapadia, executive creative director, VML, London, UK

Gunita Kulikovska, founder, Vividly, Riga, Latvia and London, UK

Julio Obelleiro, cofounder, CEO, Wildbytes, New York, NY, USA

Bjørn Gunnar Staal, designer, developer, founding partner, Void, Oslo, Norway

Rene Toneman, partner, creative director, SILO, The Hague, The Netherlands

Timoni West, head of Authoring Tools, Unity Labs, Unity Technologies, San Francisco, CA, USA

Packaging/Product Design

Bruce Duckworth, cofounder, head of design, Turner Duckworth, London, UK (jury chair)

Hamish Campbell, creative director, Pearlfisher, New York, NY, USA

Hunter Craighill, founder, creative director, Craighill, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Grace Dawson, director of brand, Jones Knowles Richie, New York, NY, USA

Jolene Delisle, partner, The Working Assembly, New York, NY, USA

Joe Doucet, principal, Joe Doucet x Partners, New York, NY, USA

Felicia Ferrone, design director, CEO, f f e r r o n e, Chicago, IL, USA

Anne Lawrence-Cherry, studio art director, package design, Hallmark Cards, Inc., Kansas City, MO, USA

Publication Design

Charlotte Strick, principal, Strick&Williams, Brooklyn, NY, USA (jury chair)

Christopher Brand, vice president, creative director, Crown Publishing Group, New York, NY, USA

Chris Dixon, creative director, Vanity Fair, New York, NY, USA

Adly Elewa, art director, designer, ICRAVE, New York, NY, USA

Ryan Fitzgibbon, editor-in-chief, Hello, Mr., Brooklyn, NY, USA

Na Kim, senior designer, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, NY, USA

Nathalie Kirsheh, design director, New York, NY, USA

Jaya Miceli, art director, designer, Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Joanne O’Neill, senior designer, HarperCollins, New York, NY, USA

Matt Willey, art director, The New York Times Magazine, New York, NY, USA

Rachel Willey, designer, The New York Times Magazine, New York, NY, USA

“Design has been the cornerstone of the ADC Annual Awards since the program’s origins nearly a century ago,“ said  Michael O’Rourke, executive director, ADC, part of The One Club for Creativity.  “This year for the first time, we’ve divided the Design discipline jury into four specific categories and assembled separate juries for each of talented creative leaders from around the world who are highly qualified to judge work in their respective fields.”

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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