71 Creatives from the Asia Pacific Join D&AD Awards 2023 Jury

D&AD has announced the Judges for the 61st annual Awards program, with 71 from across the Asia Pacific region having been selected to join the juries.

Live judging will take place over four days from 7-10 May at The Old Truman Brewery, London, in conjunction with a series of creative excellence insight panels, keynote talks, workshops, and an exhibition of the shortlisted work as part of the returning D&AD Festival. More details about D&AD Festival will be announced soon.

The D&AD Awards Ceremony will be held as the culminating event of D&AD Festival at BFI Southbank in London across two nights on 24 and 25 May, with a day programme of keynote talks on 25 May.


The juries for this year’s awards welcome participation from some of the Asia Pacific’s leading creative thinkers, including Eugene Cheong, chief creative officer, DDB Asia; Kitty Lun, director, Creative Shop Greater China, Meta; John Mescall, global executive creative director, McCann Worldgroup; Natalie Lam, chief creative officer, APAC & MEA Publicis Groupe; Noopur Datye, type designer/co-founder, Ek Type; Ronald Ng, global CCO, MRM; Seiichi Saito, Panoramatiks Principal, Abstract Engine Co., Ltd.; and Tara Ford, group chief creative officer, The Monkeys.

D&AD Awards Jury Presidents and Judges from the Asia Pacific:

AnimationJudgeKeng-Ming LiuFounder & Creative DirectorBitoTaiwaneseTaiwan
Art DirectionJudgeAnyaa DevSenior Art DirectorWieden + KennedyIndianNetherlands
Art DirectionJudgeArata KubotaArt DirectorDentsuJapaneseJapan
Art DirectionJudgeChow Kok KeongCCOInnocean IndonesiaMalaysianMalaysia
Art DirectionJudgeEugene ParkGlobal Creative DirectorCheil WorldwideKoreanSouth Korea
Book DesignJudgeJiahui TanCreative DirectorFableSingaporeanSingapore
Book DesignJudgeYoko InoueArt Director, Graphic DesignerFreelanceJapaneseJapan
BrandingJudgeMelissa BaillacheExecutive Creative DirectorFor The PeopleAustralianAustralia
BrandingJudgeNaomi HirabayashiArt Director, Graphic DesignerPlug-in GraphicJapaneseJapan
CastingJudgeKo IwagamiHead of CastingAmazon Studios JapanJapaneseJapan
CastingJudgeMichael StanishExecutive ProducerGround ControlAustralianUK
CinematographyJudgeJo MotoyoFilmmaker/PhotographerTokyoJapaneseJapan
CollaborativeJudgeJohn MescallGlobal Executive Creative DirectorMcCann WorldgroupAustralianUSA
CollaborativeJudgeKitty LunDirector, Creative Shop Greater ChinaMetaChineseHong Kong
CommerceJury PresidentRonald NgGlobal CCOMRMMalaysianUSA
CommerceJudgeLauren Pleydell-PearceECDPwC UKBritish/AustralianUK
Creative TransformationJury PresidentShun IshikawaFounding PartnerKESIKIJapaneseJapan
Creative TransformationJudgeEllen FrommAssociate Creative DirectorAKQA AmsterdamAustralianNetherlands
DigitalJudgeRaymond Otene McKayCo-founder and CCORUNMāoriNew Zealand
DigitalJudgeTara FordGroup Chief Creative OfficerThe MonkeysAustralianAustralia
Digital DesignJury PresidentSeiichi SaitoPanoramatiks PrincipalAbstract Engine Co., Ltd.JapaneseJapan
Digital DesignJudgeWayne DeakinGlobal Principal CreativeWolff OlinsAustralian/BritishUK
DirectJudgeAnkita TobitSenior CreativeWeiden + Kennedy LondonIndianUK
DirectJudgeCristina ‘Tin’ SanchezExecutive Creative DirectorIrisFilipinoSingapore
DirectJudgeReed CollinsCCO APACOgilvy APACAustralianHong Kong
DirectJudgeKelly PonChief Creative OfficerBBH ChinaMalaysianChina
EditingJudgeCorey EsseManaging Director / Executive ProducerFinchAustralianAustralia
EditingJudgeElise ButtEditorTrim Editing, Arc EditBritish, AustralianUK
EntertainmentJudgeMillicent MalcolmFilm Director / WriterThe Glue SocietyAustralianAustralia
ExperientialJury PresidentRichard YuRegional Chief Creative Officer, Greater ChinaADK TaiwanTaiwaneseTaiwan
ExperientialJudgeAndrea D’SouzaAssociate Vice PresidentLeo Burnett IndiaIndianIndia
ExperientialJudgeSimon VicarsCCOColenso BBDONew ZelanderNew Zealand
FilmJudgeElvis ChauCCO & PartnerAnomaly ShanghaiSingaporeanChina
Gaming & Virtual WorldsJudgeAnastasia SimoneSenior Art DirectorHost/HavasAmericanAustralia
Gaming & Virtual WorldsJudgeMalcolm PoyntonGlobal CCOCheil WorldwideNew ZealanderUK
Graphic DesignJudgeArch MacDonnellCreative DirectorInhouseNew ZealanderNew Zealand
Graphic DesignJudgeRyoji TanakaWeb Designer, Graphic DesignerSemitransparent DesignJapaneseJapan
IllustrationJudgeSiuming LeungCreative DirectorJones Knowles RitchieHong KongerChina
ImpactJudgeBen CooperGroup Innovation DirectorTricky Jigsaw / M&C SaatchiBritishAustralia
ImpactJudgeElsaMarie d’SilvaFounderRed dot foundation (safecity)IndianIndia
ImpactJudgeRuchi SharmaFounder & Chief Creative OfficerHumanSenseIndianSri Lanka
IntegratedJudgeAlice ChouCCODentsuMB TaiwanTaiwaneseTaiwan
IntegratedJudgeVidya ManmohanFounder & CCOV4GoodIndianUAE
Magazine & Newspaper DesignJudgeSatoshi MachiguchiBook Designer, Graphic DesignerMatch & CompanyJapaneseJapan
Magazine & Newspaper DesignJudgeVanessa BanDesign DirectorStudio Vanessa BanSingaporeanSingapore
MediaJudgeJax JungGlobal Creative DirectorCheil WorldwideKorean AmericanKorea
MediaJudgeSwati BhattacharyaCreative ChairpersonFCB IndiaIndianIndia
Packaging DesignJudgeHiren DedhiaHead of DesignDiageoIndianIndia
Packaging DesignJudgeNorito ShinmuraGraphic DesignerGarden IncJapaneseJapan
PhotographyJudgePum LefebureCo-Founder & Chief Creative OfficerDesign ArmyAmericanUSA
PhotographyJudgeStanley Wong Ping-PuiFounder & Creative Director84000 CommunicationsHong KongerHong Kong SAR China
PRJudgeMarcus TesorieroChief Creative OfficerThe General StoreAustralianAustralia
PRJudgeSatoshi ChikayamaECDHAKUHODO TokyoJapaneseJapan
Press & OutdoorJury PresidentEugene CheongChief Creative OfficerDDB AsiaSingaporeanSingapore
Press & OutdoorJudgeKalpesh PatankarChief Creative OfficerLeo BurnettIndianUAE
Product DesignJury PresidentGen SuzukiProduct DesignerGen Suzuki StudioJapaneseJapan
Product DesignJudgeRolyn LomocsoSenior Industrial Design SpecialistDesign Center of the PhilippinesFilipinoPhilippines
Sound Design & Use of MusicJudgeAbby SieHead of Sound, Film & TVMassiveMusic SydneyAustralianAustralia
Spatial DesignJudgeChitra VishwanathManaging Director and Senior ArchitectBiome Environmental SolutionsIndianIndia
Spatial DesignJudgeChris LeeFounderAsylumSingaporeanSingapore
Spatial DesignJudgeMurray BellFounderSemi-Permanent, Murray BellAustralianAustralia
Type Design & LetteringJury PresidentNoopur DatyeType Designer/ Co-founderEk TypeIndianIndia
Type Design & LetteringJudgeMin-Young KimTypography ConsultantEm DashKoreanJapan
TypographyJudgeShitu PatilNational Head Of Art & Executive Creative DirectorL&K Saatchi & SaatchiIndianIndia
TypographyJudgeZhao LiuAssociate ProfessorCentral Academy of Fine ArtsChineseChina
Visual EffectsJudgeCody AmosCreative DirectorHecklerNew ZealanderSingapore
Visual EffectsJudgeDani PearceDirectorRevolverAustralianAustralia
Visual EffectsJudgeTaekyu YangRealtime SupervisorFramestoreSouth KoreanUK
Writing for AdvertisingJudgeMarie-Claire MaaloufExecutive Creative DirectorIMPACT BBDOLebaneseUAE
Writing for AdvertisingJudgeJuggi RamakrishnanWriterFreelanceSingaporeanSingapore
Writing for DesignJudgeKatherine FischerVerbal Design DirectorReAustralianAustralia

Donal Keenan, Awards Director at D&AD, said: “Delighted that the D&AD Awards Judging, Festival and Ceremony, are all back and in person for 2023…The real life connections and experiences had during judging and festival are in-valuable so looking forward to bringing the community together again. The debates, stimulation and provocations are what make it all so special at D&AD.”

The list of confirmed Jury Presidents and judges from the Asia Pacific region can be viewed at the end of this press release. Full details of all Judges by category are available on the D&AD website.

D&AD Awards 2023 are now open for entry. The deadline to save 20% is 8 February, and the final deadline to enter is 15 March. Freelancers and small businesses can save an additional 25% on submissions.



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