Global Chief Experience Officer & US Chief Creative Officer, R/GA
"This is the most exciting time ever to be a designer. Design is now center stage for brands as an innovation driver that can transform businesses and industries. This year, I expect to see big ideas that tackle the big meaty problems facing humanity today—poverty, climate change, hunger, disease, inequality and much more. It’s a critical time in history, and brands, agencies, and designers should be at the forefront of creating meaningful value for consumers and positive change in the world.
Additionally, as technology races forward, it can’t be understated how human-centered design is needed more now than ever before. While we all love to see innovation in frontier technologies like AI, machine learning, computer vision, and AR. We need designers to play an oversized role in figuring out how to properly leverage these technologies for good and how to create value for humanity.
Each and every member of this jury will bring a unique perspective to how we judge and evaluate work. Our cognitive diversity is our strength. Your unique life experiences and global insights are vital towards awarding a balanced body of work that represents high concept, high craft, groundbreaking innovation, and positive impact.
Let’s collectively set the bar high for what constitutes great design as the industry heads into the year 2020. I can’t wait to meet you all."