Tahereh Mohebbi Taban is a graphic design graduate of Tehran University of Decorative Arts. She is a graphic designer, visual artist, member of the Iranian Graphic Designers Society and a member of the Iranian Painters Society. In the last fourteen years, Tahereh Mohebbi Taban has been a teacher of creativity, design principles and graphic design in the universities of Art, Islamic Azad University, Al-Zahra University, University of Cultural Heritage and Tabriz University, and has given numerous lectures and workshops in university and higher education centers. She has participated in more than 50 solo and group exhibitions of Painting, Graphic Design, and photography in Iran, America, France, Canada, Japan, Belgium, Italy, Peru and etc. She has been a guest judge in many design competitions.
A 1989 graduate of National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India Ashwini is the co-founder of Elephant, India’s largest independent integrated design consultancy with offices in India & Singapore.
Ashwini is part of the core group that steers the Design Alliance Asia consortium. She is also an active founding member of the Association of Designers of India.
She has done award-winning work for global brands in automobile, engineering, FMCG, food service, healthcare & personal care segments. Some of the awards include Global ReBrand 100 (USA), Asiastar for Packaging Excellence (Singapore), A’Design Awards (Italy), Best of the Best at CII Design Excellence, Designomics, The India Story award etc
Ashwini was invited by Rockefeller Foundation to participate in a global Social Impact summit and by Danish Design Foundation to partner with Copenhagen Co-creation Agenda. She has lectured across more than 20 countries including icograda Design week in Vancouver & Istanbul, Business of Design week in Hong Kong and International Design Congress at Mexico as well as in South Korea more recently.
She has been a jury member on Cannes Lions (France), Global ReBrand 100 (USA), Spikes Asia (Singapore), Design for Asia (HK), International A’Design Awards (Italy), Kyiv International Advertising Festival (Ukrain) & Design for Change (India) Awards and was part of The One Club – Young Guns 16 (USA) jury this year.
Foad Tajlli is a visual communication graduate of Tehran University of Arts. He has more than 18 years of experience in the field of branding and advertising.
Foad is Brand Strategist, Art Director and Creative director of Carno Creative Studio that win 4 awards from A‘ Design competition.
He has been the judge of the third National Advertising Festival in the sections of branding, packaging and advertising campaigns.
As Executive Creative Director of Prompt Design, Somchana is responsible with building brands and businesses ,allowing many to experience a style unlike any other. Somchana Kangwarnjit graduated from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology LadKrabang with a degree in industrial design. In2009, he founded Prompt Design ,helping his clients to build brands and businesses by delivering new experiences in strategies and design executions. Prompt Design’s have more than 100 clients include Nestlé, CP, Singha, Lotte, Meiji, Pfizer, FrieslandCampina, Okamoto, Food Empire, Diageo Moet Hennessy , BJC , etc.
He is regularly invited to be a committee or jury member for international design competitions (PENTAWARDS, Core77 Design Award, Marking Awards, Muse Design Awards, Asia Student Package Design Competition (ASPAC), Topawards Asia, DeMark, Dremel, SME Award etc.) and often serves as a guest columnist, guest celebrity designer and professor for many publishers and top universities. Somchana is Board member of Thai Graphic Design Association (ThaiGa). He is invited to be a keynote speaker at the TEDx ChiangMai. And his next challenge is President of the Thai Package Design Association (ThaiPDA).
Pejman Fakharian is a creative director and independent advertiser who has been working as a writer and director of advertising films since 1998.
He is the first recipient of two World Medals from the New York Advertising Festival and is also a judge on 23 World Advertising Festivals, Public Relations and Design (Including the Cannes Lions and New York Creativity Festival)
Pejman Fakharian has also been the selected judge of the Montreux Design Festival in Switzerland in the field of student talents. He has participated in 5 courses of ideation and making advertising films as a lecturer.
Since 2016 Davide Mosconi has been a Partner and Creative Director of Auge Design, a creative studio with a focus on branding and packaging design, based in Florence, Italy.
Davide has more than 15 years experience in the world of communication and design, working with global clients such as Vodafone, Disney, Diesel, Nescafé, Wall’s, Martini as well as curating projects for various exhibitions within international museums.
He has received national and international awards such as Cannes Lions, ADCI, The Dieline and Clio. His special edition project of Mutti won the Best of Show – Diamond Award in the 2018 Pentawards.
Alejandro Gavancho is a graphic designer based in Lima, Peru. Over the past few years, He have been living between Peru and the UK and He is planning on moving to Leeds at the end of this year.
Alejandro Gavancho started working as a designer seven years ago and two years ago, He decided to leave the job where he was working to push himself even further and become an independent designer.
Alejandro Gavancho define what he do as a duality between powerful aesthetics and minimalism, working with a strategic, innovative and international perspective. In the past two years as an independent designer, He have created a network of contacts that are aligned with his design vision. They help him with photography, programming/user experience, 3D renders, copyright etc. This has helped Alejandro vastly to be able to work on a project right from the beginning until the very last detail.
Paul Roeters Founder of Studio Kluif. Studio Kluif is a Netherlands based design agency. With a 360-degree approach to a wide variety of businesses and brands, Studio Kluif breaks the traditional boundaries of ‘classic’ graphic design. Exploring the clients’ goals, making the right choices on both creative and strategic matters, we are able to show the bigger picture.
not a default name, no standard design. Tough, no nonsense, determined, with a hint of humor. Typical Kluif. Since the start in 1999, much has changed but the fundament never changed over the years. For example, the founders Paul Roeters and Jeroen Hoedjes are still in charge, complemented by a team of 12 designers and supporting staff.
Shadi Al Hroub has over 16 years of experience in design and communications, including over 9 years of research in branding and advertising. He won more than 25 international awards at the prestige level around the world.
His experience ranges from creative direction, packaging, branding, and Multimedia (both traditional and digital). Shadi worked as a professor in creative design in various American universities and creative consultant at Leo Burnett, Hilton Worldwide, Jordan Aviation, Royal Falcon, Jordan Duty-Free, Samsung, Macdonald, G2000, Hublot, The One, and various international NGOs such as UNRWA, International Trade Center (UN), Global Health Development, and USAID.
He was a final judge for the Stevie Awards for Creative Communications & International Business Awards where he evaluated DHL, Nivea, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, and more big names, Al Hroub was a final judge for Future Ideas Amsterdam, Adobe Achievements Awards 2014 – present, the A’ design awards, and Grand Jury Panel at Vega Digital Awards where he evaluated Porsche campaign, McCann Stockholm, FOX Networks Group Spain, BBC, Jaguar, eBay, Sony Pictures, Nike and more. Shadi was the chair of the Media Awards Judging Committee of our 2020 (17th annual) Stevie Awards for Women in Business, And team facilitator to the World Design Challenge on Sustainable Packaging that tackles the UN SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production. He is currently a judge of the next creative leader the USA 2021, and Peer reviewer of the Journal for Artistic Research.