Every year, we invite honorary jurors who are the movers in the design disciplines. As we honor their design knowledge and experience without prejudice, they evaluate design competition entries from around the world equally. UDA honors and thank their valuable service to UDA.
Honorary Jurors are…
AIGA Medalist, CEO Coy LA, Los Angeles, USA
John Coy is one of the founders of the AIGA/LA chapter and its first president. He established Coy, Los Angeles, in 1980, focusing on corporate identity and publication design for clients in the performing and fine arts. His work has influenced Los Angeles through work for the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Los Angeles Opera, Laguna College of Art and Design, and Chester College of New England. Many of Coy’s designs are in museum collections, including New York’s Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Coy has taught design at Otis College of Art and Design, ArtCenter, California Institute of the Arts, Laguna College of Art and Design, and the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2011, Coy became an AIGA Fellow.
Creative Director at CUE, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Alan Colvin has worked within branding and design companies, on the client-side, as an independent consultant, and as a business owner. Working with some of the best creative talents globally, across design and communication disciplines, and including two AIGA medalists, Alan has created and led the creation of award-winning work in brand identity, print, packaging, digital and environmental design.
Creative Director at Kame Design, Germany
Joachim’s capabilities span information design, logos, identity design, illustration and character creation, typography, and typeface design, offering 31 years of experience in print media and 21 years in web, interface and type design. He has taught and lectured on information design and type design in over 10 countries. His work is characterized by an expressive, direct visual language that always comes to the point. The diverse background and interest in Asia and Europe make him quintessentially cross-cultural, between modernist and experimental.
CEO & FOUNDER Brandcelona (Spain) and Brandlond (UK)
Marc is a cross-sectional designer and brand consultant. He founded brandcelona® in Barcelona and brandlond® in London, a business creative consultancy agency. Combining brand design and consultancy services with university teaching. Marc Guitart has been awarded several international prizes throughout his career and teaches and lectures in different universities internationally.
Professor, Sam Houston State University, Texas, USA
Emily Kim is a Professor of Graphic Design in the Department of Art at Sam Houston State University in Texas. She is a digital media artist and experimental designer, explores art, science, and technology. During the past years, Kim has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Her works were exhibited in the Art Gallery at SIGGRAPH, Graphic Design USA, SMart Multimedia Art Festival, Florida International, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, 108 contemporary, West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, Farmington Museum, and Alexandria Museum of Art in the USA.
Associate Professor, Fitchburg State University, Massachusetts, USA
Donald Tarallo has taught at Clark University, RISD, the Fraunhofer Institute’s Digital Media program, Samsung Art and Design Institute, and Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in China and has worked as a graphic designer and photographer. Before then, he worked as an Art Director and photographer in Oslo, Norway. Since 2000, he has maintained a freelance practice focusing on visual identity and design, where he developed a new identity system for Sotheby’s. During his time in Seoul, he was a design manager for Interbrand, Korea, where he worked on numerous global branding and visual identity systems. His work has been awarded by the AIGA and published in China, Korea, and the US.
Associate Professor, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey
Melike has been teaching graphic design, book design, printmaking, drawing, and graduate courses on identity design, environmental design, infographics, and design research. She has conducted workshops worldwide and has worked on printed matters. She has opened solo exhibitions with her print works and has written two books on book design and environmental graphic design. Her design works are mainly focused on book design, and she is working on research projects on design.
Associate Professor, Benedictine University, Illinois, USA
Hairi is a design educator and book artist living in the west suburb of Chicago. She joined Benedictine University as the sole graphic design faculty when the graphic design program was first launched in the art department in 2011. Hairi has dedicated overwhelming commitment, service, and effort to develop this brand-new university program for 10 years. As an award-winning book artist, Hairi continuously explores visual storytelling that employs tactile graphics by blending traditional approaches and contemporary technology. Her books have been recognized in numerous regional, national, and international juried/invited exhibitions.
Web Designer, eDesign Interactive, Bulgaria
Ivan is a visual artist and a Web & Graphic designer based in Sofia, Bulgaria. He graduated with BA and MA at the National Academy of Art in “Poster and visual communication.” At the moment works in the field of UI, UX, web, digital, and branding. He took part in 130 group international exhibitions worldwide with posters, paintings, and drawings in South Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, Spain, Poland, Slovakia, the USA, Dubai, Peru, Iran, Mexico, Ecuador, Bulgaria, and other countries.