2022 Global Design Awards: Jurors Announced

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The SEGD Global Design Awards (GDA) represent the best in experiential graphic design and celebrate those designers and design firms whose work exemplifies the organization’s mission to “Educate, Connect and Inspire.” SEGD is proud to announce the jury members who will select the 2022 GDA winners.

Each year, SEGD recognizes the best-of-the-best in experiential design with the Global Design Awards. These projects span a wide range of topics, disciplines, and verticals, and  fall into the following categories:

  • Digital Experience Content
  • Exhibition
  • Interactive Experience
  • Placemaking & Identity
  • Strategy, Research, Planning
  • Wayfinding

But who actually decides which of the submitted projects merits a Global Design Award?

This year, a multi-disciplinary jury will evaluate projects based on their effectiveness in connecting people to place, creating unique and memorable user experiences while solving design challenges.

Chairing the jury will be Phillip R. Tiongson, a longstanding SEGD member and a 2021 SEGD GDA jury member. Tiongson is the Founder and CEO of Potion, an interactive design agency that creates transformative experiences through design and technology. Drawing on his training and passions as an artist, software engineer, and storyteller, Tiongson leads his studio in creating groundbreaking interactive experiences. Given his depth of experience, including his training under John Maeda at the prestigious MIT Media Lab, Tiongson is uniquely qualified to lead the Awards’ jury.

“Every year, the SEGD Global Design Awards recalibrate the standards of excellence for our industry,” explains Tiongson. “The winning projects exemplify how great design can powerfully serve communities with lasting impact.”

In addition to Tiongson, the 2022 SEGD Global Design Awards jury includes six other internationally acclaimed designers who will review and help select the Global Design Award winners in March 2022

Bosco Hernández

Design Director, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA)

Bosco Hernández was born and raised in Mexico City. His work has been exhibited internationally at PS1 MoMA, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil and The International Poster and Graphic Design Festival at Chaumont. Bosco is an SEGD Global Design Award recipient and incoming SEGD Board Member.

Carlea Stremme

Student at West Chester University of Pennsylvania (Hatboro, PA)

Carla Stremme was a 2021 SEGD Global Design Awards Student Winner. Stremme has a B.F.A in Graphic and Interactive Design with a minor in Mathematics and is an animator and designer.

Eddie Opara

Partner, Pentagram (New York, NY)

Opara is a multi-faceted, internationally recognized award-winning designer and educator whose work encompasses strategy, design and technology. His projects include the design of brand identity, publications, environments, exhibitions, interactive installations, websites, ranging across multiple media.

Genell Hoechstetter

Senior Creative Director, Meow Wolf (Santa Fe, New Mexico)

Genell Hoechstetter has extensive experience from Walt Disney Imagineering where she utilized filmmaking, performing arts, VFX and SFX  as tools to create impactful immersive experiences.

Richard The

Co-Founder of the transdisciplinary design studio TheGreenEyl (New York, NY)

Richard The is a designer, artist, educator and 2021 SEGD Global Design Awards Best of Show winner. His work—ranging from graphic design to installations to user interfaces—investigates the aesthetic and cultural implications of an increasingly technology-driven society.

Robin Perkins

Co-Founder, Selbert Perkins Design, SEGD Fellow (Los Angeles, CA)

Robin Perkins has developed a visionary approach to art, design and communications in the built environment, as well as brand strategy development and corporate communications systems. Her creativity and strategic approach have resulted in international recognition for design excellence.

“The winners of the SEGD Global Design Awards represent the most thoughtful and innovative projects made in the midst of the pandemic’s disruption of the experience of physical spaces,” explains Tiongson. “The awards provide a moment for us to come together to celebrate, not only what we have learned, but also how we are building and advancing our community through design.”

Now is the time to submit your design project for consideration in the 2022 Global Design Awards! And the benefits of being recognized by the Global Design Awards Jury are many:

  1. When you win, your project gets promoted online, in the press, across social media, and in feature stories.
  2. Winning projects are published in the SEGD Awards Annual and become benchmarked against and referenced by members, prospective clients, and students across the globe.
  3. Award-winning firms become more competitive in recruiting top talent.
  4. The title “Award-winning” elevates your professional résumé and your future leadership prospects.
  5. SEGD Awards are the #1 most visited content on SEGD.org, earning over 100k page views each year.
  6. Your SEGD Bio and Firm Listing get a boost with award-winning projects tagged to it. 

To enter your project in the 2022 Global Design Awards, click here. Interested in re-submitting a project? Email [email protected].

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