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D&AD Reveals International Jury Members from India

D&AD Festival Comes to Life

What makes D&AD stand out from the crowd? With over half a century of awarding the finest work in design and advertising, the D&AD Pencil is one of the most coveted accolades a creative can receive. This hasn’t been done through secret handshakes and back room meetings, the judging of the awards is open, frank and honest. The work, judged by a jury of peers makes D&AD an award for creatives, driven by creatives.

Every year, thanks to D&AD, hundreds of the world’s top creative professionals converge on London to debate and award the year’s best work, and April 2016 will be no different. What has changed is the experience. After a successful move to The Old Truman Brewery in 2015, this year “Judging Week” becomes the D&AD Festival and will bring the worlds of advertising and design together over eight days to celebrate the best in global creativity.

Tim Lindsay, D&AD CEO commented “We didn’t want to call it a “festival” without delivering exactly what people would expect, an event that buzzes with creative energy. This isn’t just a chance to meet the makers of some of your favourite creative work, it’s a forum to listen to what they have to say about our industry and be inspired. None of this would be possible without the participation of our dedicated jurors, they are the ones who bring the D&AD awards to life.”

The Jurors continue to be announced

Released in 2015, here is a reminder of some of the big names that will be leading the juries for the 2016 Professional Awards. In keeping with tradition, the D&AD Awards will be judged by some of the international creative communities’ highest profile members. They include:

●      Luiz Sanches, Partner, Creative, AlmapBBDO, Brazil

●      Gaston Bigio, Founder, David, Argentina

●      Wain Choi, Vice President, Executive Global Creative, Chiel WW, South Korea

●      Mark Tutssel, Global Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett Chicago, USA

●      Nick Law, Chief Creative Officer, RGA, USA

●      Khai Meng Tham, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy & Mather, USA

●      Spencer Wong, Chief Creative Officer, McCann & Spencer Hong Kong, Hong Kong

●      Vince Frost, Executive Creative Director, CEO, Frost Collective, Australia

●      Balakrishnan 'Balki' Rajagopalan, Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Chairman, Chief Creative Officer, Lowe Lintas, India

Alongside two foremen from India, agencies and creatives are well represented amongst the D&AD juries, with an impressive line up of talent for 2016:

●      Agnello Dias, Chief Creative Officer, Founder, Taproot India, India

●      Anil Nail, CEO, Managing Partner, L&K Saatchi & Saatchi, India

●      Mohor Ray, Co-Founder, Designer, Codesign, India

●      Shanoo Bhatia, Founder Director, Eumo, India

Asia, China and South East Asia continue to make a global impression with creatives hailing from all over this region:

●      Ali Shabaz, Chief Creative Officer, Grey Group, Singapore

●      David Guerrero, Chairman, Chief Creative Officer, BBDO Guerrero/ Proximity, Philippines

●      Hanson Ho, Design Director, H55, Singapore

●      Johan Vakidis, Executive Creative Director, R/GA Shanghai, China

●      Joji Jacob, Group Executive Creative Director, DDB Singapore, Singapore

●      Katie Ewer, Director of Strategy, Jones Knowles Ritchie, Singapore

●      Max Dautresme, Creative Director, Substance, Hong Kong

●      Robert Gaxiola, Co-Founder, Mangham Gaxiola, Singapore

●      Tommy Li, Founder, Tommy Li Design Workshop, Hong Kong

●      William Harald-Wong, Design Director, William Harald-Wong & Associates, Malaysia

●      Yang Yeo, Chief Creative Officer, Wieden+Kennedy Shanghai, China

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