Board of Judges – Summit Awards

Board of Judges

Communication experts across disciplines comprise our esteemed panel of judges. They are former Summit winners, designers, agency owners, authors, scholars, and industry experts from across the world. Using a blind judging process to assess entries between others in their category, they use their vast experience and knowledge to identify the best of the best, season after season.

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David Bieloh

David Bieloh Associate Professor Graphic Design Department of Art Central Washington University – United States Originally from Oklahoma, David studied graphic design in Dallas, Texas where […]
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Niraj Sinha

Niraj SinhaManaging PartnerMaple Diversity Communications Niraj Sinha is an entrepreneur, multicultural markets expert, and author. He has spent over 20 years in fields ranging from multicultural […]
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Timothy Yip

Timothy YipCOO, VP Client ServicesMaple Diversity Communications Tim has worked in advertising for over 10+ years. Tim’s passion for marketing and advertising stems from his expertise […]
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Pancho Gonzalez

Pancho Gonzalez Chief Creative Officer & Co Founder Inbrax Chile Pancho González studied advertising at the Universidad de Santiago in Chile and coursed an EMBA at […]
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Yanwen (Evie) Hu

Yanwen (Evie) HuSenior UX/UI DesignerModa Operandi Conde Nast Yanwen Hu is an award-winning designer specializing in user experience, data visualization and graphic design. When Yanwen served […]
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Sarthak Sharma

Sarthak Sharma – Director Strategy and PlanningSarthak Sharma BTI Brand Innovations If brands can move beyond boundaries, why can’t people? What started as a curiosity, turned […]
Dan Toth

Dan Toth

Dan Toth – Digital Media CreatorBCM Dan Toth is a digital media creator from New York City, specializing in video and motion graphics. His contributions to […]
Pankaj Gupta

Pankaj Gupta

Pankaj Gupta  Pankaj has been in the industry for more than two decades – first in India and then in Canada. Born in Delhi and moved […]
Ann Smith

Ann Smith

Ann Smith – Founder and PresidentA.wordsmith Ann Smith is founder and president of A.wordsmith, a boutique public relations firm in Portland, Ore. that specializes in thought […]
Jon Weaver

Jon Weaver

Jon Weaver J. R. Hagan Distributing Jon is what you’d call an all-around branding philosopher, seeing the world through lenses that expose its plethora of viewpoints. He […]
Otto Scheuren

Otto Scheuren

Otto Scheuren was born in Caracas in 1976. Grew up in a family that lived and breathed cinema and television. Still in university at that time, […]

Alexander Smirnov

Alexander started his advertising career in D’Arcy Ukraine as copywriter and left the Agency as Associated Creative Director. His work In Euro RSCG Ukraine brought the […]
Kathleen McCulloch

Kathleen C.(KC) Mc Culloch Ph.D.

KC has a doctorate in psychology from New York University. Her main areas of expertise are implicit social cognition and self-regulation. Her research is centered upon […]
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Juan Pablo Valencia

Juan Pablo Valencia Creative Director TBWA\Central Asia & Caucasus Juan Pablo is originally from Chile. With art direction and copywriting skills, he has worked over 14 […]
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Jack Adamson

Jack Adamson  Creative director, CrackerJack, Calgary. Prior to starting his own shop, Jack was fortunate to work with some very talented people at agencies such as […]
Pier Lalonde

Pier Lalonde – Legacy Judge

Pier Lalonde Principal Pixel & Cie, marketing creative – Canada  I ABHORE Talking about me. But since I’m supposed to include a bio, here it is: […]
Jon Sharpe

Jon Sharpe

Jon is the co-founder and Creative Director & Chief Executive, Play.  Jon studied English at King’s College London and Education at Cambridge University before beginning his […]
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Liam Wielopolski

Liam WielopolskiExecutive Creative DirectorY&R Johannesburg – South AfricaLiam Wielopolski, Executive Creative Director of Y&R Johannesburg, South Africa, started his career over 14 years ago in TV […]

Peter Gorman – Legacy Judge

Pete Gorman VP,Creative & Brand Strategy – Restaurant.com. Pete is a 30-year brand veteran with a diverse background that includes package design, web, UX, Identity, and print. Over the […]
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Luke Li

Luke LiArt Director I was made in China, developed in the US, and I am known as lukeiscrazyman. I am an art director who is passionate […]
Meng Chih Chiang

Meng Chih Chiang

Meng Chih Chiang – Mengdom Experimental Design LabCreative Director Meng Chih Chiang is an award-winning digital designer currently living and working in New York City, specializing […]
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Mengwen Xiang

Mengwen Xiang – Grey GroupMengwen Xiang is a multidisciplinary art director and problem solver living and working in New York City. Her work has been featured […]
Augusto Correia

Augusto Correia

Augusto “Jesus” Correia – NBS/Dentsu Aegis NetworkSenior Integrated Art Director Augusto Correia is an integrated creative art director, currently working at NBS/Dentsu Aegis Network, one of […]
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Steve Miller

Steve Miller – OneMethod Digital + DesignVP, Creative Director Since 2005, Steve has led the creative and strategic thinking for OneMethod Digital + Design. In the […]
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Pierre Chan

Pierre Chan – CossetteCopywriter Those in the advertising industry call Pierre a “copywriter”. Those outside the industry call him a “product-pushing whore”. But he didn’t always […]
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Marcus Enström

Marcus Enström – AdPlant ScandinaviaCreative Director Marcus is a strategic, multidisciplinary Creative Director with great passion for building and boosting the creative environment. He has worked […]
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Floor Wijburg

Floor Wijburg – W&I ConsultantsCOO Floor Wijburg is COO of W&I Consultants, an international marketing and communication agency, working with cities, administrations, local governments and businesses. […]
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Parveen Panwar

Parveen Panwar – PMI 5 MediaCEO Parveen is an entrepreneur and investor focused on realizing the potential of interactive media. After nearly a decade of working […]
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Marcelo Lopes

Marcelo Lopes – Merchan-designHead Designer Head Designer of Merchan-design, design agency with a focus on premium and luxury market, founded in 1995. Director of Project of […]
Andreas Kioroglou

Andreas Kioroglou

Andreas Kioroglou – Matadogo DesignCEO/Creative Director Andreas has worked as Art Director in the past for Advertising Firms such as BBDO Group Greece (Team Athens, Point […]
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Fabio Orlando

Fabio Orlando – tagCOO They say you can’t be two places at once. Well “they” obviously haven’t met Fabio, whose ambition and multitasking defies all levels […]
Simon Coffin

Simon Coffin

Art DirectorTurner Studios Simon Coffin is an Art Director in the Animation/Design department at Turner Studios. As an Art Director, Simon develops creative for commercials, identity […]
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Melanie Sage Ph.D.

Melanie’s area of focus is in the understanding of human behavior in the social environment. Her writing and research appears in professional scholarly journals. As a […]
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Cindy Stern

Cindy Stern Cindy Stern is a Chicago based award-winning creative director and copywriter who has lived internationally and worked for several global advertising and marketing services […]