Final Selection Jury

Andrew Lewis

Andrew Lewis, an internationally recognized Canadian art director and graphic designer, is widely acclaimed for his award-winning corporate brand identities, ground-breaking consumer packaging and bold poster art. A much sought after lecturer/speaker at design conferences and universities in Canada, USA, Latin America, as well as Europe and Asia, his work is included in myriad international collections, design conferences, poster biennials and design text books. His clients span the globe and include such household names at Perrier, Starbucks, Zyliss and VISA. Lewis was recently heralded by Rockport Publishing as one of “The 30 New Poster Masters”. To date, Andrew Lewis Design has designed over 625 posters, with a total print run of almost one million copies, destined for distribution around the world.


Charis Tsevis

Charis Tsevis is an award winning visual designer living and working in Athens,Greece.
He holds a Diploma of Graphic Design from the Akademie fur das Grafishe Gewerbe, Munchen and a Master in Visual Design from the Scuola Politecnica di Design, Milano. He manages a modest studio by the name of Tsevis Visual Design in Athens serving clients all over the world.
His client list includes companies like Nike, Toyota, IKEA, PepsiCo, Unilever, Best Buys, Sanyo, Bradesco Bank, Saatchi and Saatchi, BBH, Leo Burnett, Publicis and media like Time, Fortune, Los Angeles Times, Sunday Times, Wired, Panorama, Epoca, MacFan, RAM, Focus and many more.
Charis is a part time professor of Editorial Design and Typography at the AKTO College of Art and Design since the year 1996. He has also presented seminars at the Panteion University of Athens and he has given lectures in numerous national and international conferences and symposiums like the International Conference on Typography and Visual Communication, the TEDx Athens, the Adobe D-Day and many more.
Charis Tsevis is also a regular columnist in some of the most respected design and computer magazines in Greece (+design, RAM etc.). He has also written 2 books about Adobe Photoshop.
Charis’ work is awarded in ED Awards (Europe), Epica Awards (Europe), NPSA (USA), Behance (USA), EBGE (Greece) and others. His work has been featured in many books, magazines and websites around the world.


Luba Lukova (USA).

Regarded as one of the most distinctive image makers working today, Luba Lukova has held solo exhibitions at UNESCO in Paris, DDD Gallery in Osaka, La MaMa in New York and the Art Institute of Boston. Her many awards include the Grand Prix Savignac at the International Poster Salon in Paris, the Gold Pencil from The One Club in New York, and Honor Laureate at the International Poster Exhibition in Fort Collins, CO. Her work is represented in the collections of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Library of Congress, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, and the World Bank. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Social Justice poster portfolio containing visual reactions to many of the pressing issues of our time. The portfolio has been exhibited around the world and in the U.S. including the prestigious art show at the Inauguration of President Obama and most recently, at the Occupy protests in New York and Washington, DC. Lukova’s new book, Graphic Guts (Clay & Gold), featuring her social commentary art will be published later this year.


Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson, is a Jamaican designer who resides in Pennsylvania, USA. Studied Commercial Art at the Edna Manley College in the early 80s. Before he migrated to the US, he was a member of the creative team at Paisley, Kelly, Kenyon & Eckhardt Advertising and, later, Mike Jarrett Communications. Currently, he serves as design consultant and design for a number of corporate clients and non-profit organizations, e.g., Estee Lauder, Clinique, America for the Arts, National Urban League, and sanofi-aventis US, Citigroup. In addition, through what he calls creative activism, Michael designs posters that draw attention to a wide range of political and social subjects. You are able to see them at Through the Haiti poster project, Michael’s posters were auctioned to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders. But most of all, he is involved creatively with the music of Jamaica. At present, his art is part of the Reggae Movement Exhibition now touring Europe. The exhibition follows the story of the Jamaican sound system which blossomed in the 1950s, migrated to the UK in the 60s and 70s, then crossed to Europe at large, Germany in particular.


Photo by Luka PaicMirko Ilic

Mirko Ilic was born in Bosnia. In Europe, he drew comics, illustrations, and art-directed posters, books, and record covers. When he arrived in the U.S. he became the art director of Time Magazine International Edition. Later he became art director of the Op-Ed pages of the New York Times. He has received numerous awards, including those from the Society of Illustrators, the Art Directors Club, I.D. Magazine, Print Magazine and others.
Mirko is the co-author of several books with Steve Heller, including Genius Moves: 100 Icons of Graphic Design, Handwritten, Stop Think Go Do, and Lettering Large. With Milton Glaser he co-wrote The Design of Dissent. (photo credits: by Luka Paic).


John Moore

John Moore is one of the most prolific tipographic designers of Venezuela, he studied graphic design in the Institute of graphic design Neumann from 1972 until 1976. In 1980 he taked a workshop with Milton Glaser and since 1983 he has worked as an art director and creative director in many advertisign agencies as Foote Cone & Belding, Leo Burnet  and J. W. Thompson handign high-profile brands sudh as Kraft, Procter & Gamble, SC Johnson and importants banks and other best brands of Venezuela and Caribean. Parallel he has participated as an artist in major scientific expeditions to the Amazon and has won many international awards for his films of experimental animation. In 1996 he published his book “Signos de Identidad” about his design of three decades of brand marks. Since 1976 he began working designing fonts, he was a winner of three Latin American Biennials of typography “Tipos  Latinos”. Has participated in many international design conferences in Latin America and his work have been published in many internacional magazines in America and Asia.


Richard-Doubleday2Richard B. Doubleday

Richard B. Doubleday is an Assistant Professor of Art in the Department of Graphic Design at Louisiana State University’s School of Art. He is a former Senior Lecturer in the Master of Arts in Graphic Design program at Suffolk University and Assistant Professor of Art in the Department of Graphic Design at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. He has lectured and led courses and workshops in London, Japan, Mexico, and China, including, recently, at the Nanjing Arts Institute. In June 2011, he chaired the Fine Arts curriculum committee at Lebanese American University in Beirut. Doubleday has exhibited in international competitions, including the International Poster Triennial in Toyama, Japan, and the Lahti International Poster Biennial. Doubleday’s work was recently published in The Poster: 1,000 Posters from Toulouse-Lautrec to Sagmeister (2010). He is a contributing author for Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design (2012), and Meggs’ History of Graphic Design (2012), and was a guest juror at the Tokyo Type Directors Club Annual Awards and a contributing writer for the Tokyo TDC Vol. 20 (2009). (


Roy Villalobos

Roy Villalobos is a graphic designer and visual artist, born in Chicago, IL. At age of 10 his family decided to relocate to their roots in the city of San Luis Potosi, Mexico were he studied a BFA in Graphic Design in the Habitat Faculty, Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi. Mexico. Since 12 years ago he lives in Chicago, IL. working as a freelancer graphic designer, much of his projects are within a cultural and social context targeting the Hispanic community. Has created corporate images poster designs and commission illustrations for the private sector such as Coca Cola Co. Other commission is the design of the “Coa Illuminates Trophy” for the Tequila 3 Generaciones Co. Roy has been invited and honored to be part as a jury in international poster contests like “Green + You” in South Korea and “Escucha mi Voz” in Mexico.

His art and graphics have been published in national and international books and magazines. Logical Unsanity Magazine (Australia) Latitudes Magazine (USA), Hybrid Magazine (New England) Icono Magazine,(Mexico), Green+You International Poster Design Book (South Korea). Roy is also a surrealist painter and muralist, his four public murals have been recognized in the city public art movement and in the private sector. He was awarded first place in a national mural art contest for Heineken Co. (2006). In the past 5 years served as an art teacher for The Northeastern University’s Chicago Teachers Center. Roy is a member of the Beinart Surreal Art Collective and Green + You Organization and The Chicago Public Art Group. royvillalobos/ roysurreal


Sergio Olivotti

Sergio Olivotti, adjunct Professor at the Politecnico di Milano (from 2006 to 2011) and Professor of Graphic Design at Istituto Secondario Superiore in Finale Ligure, focuses his research on social design and visual communication. He published ”Segni e Disegni” (2004), ”Teckno” (2006), ”Lezioni di Visual Design” (2008). He teached in workshops at Design and Art School of Murcia, Seville, Jerez de la Frontera, Soria (Spain). He was juror in many international contests such as Skopje Poster (Skopje, 2010), Haiku (Caracas, 2010), The spirit of FIFA (South Africa, 2010), Posterfortomorrow (Online Juror, 2011), Green+you (Sout Corea, 2011). He conceived and edited the following competitions and exhibitions: 2011 Seeds of Peace: the power of dialogue; 2010 “Design vs Poverty” 2009 “Poster Design Contest: Autism”; 2006 “La donna (mal)trattata” with Artishock; 2000 “Salami without legs: young artists in Savona”.
His posters was exhibited in many places around the world.


Suzana Machicao

Bolivian designer and visual communicator. She has participated in several design projects and art exhibitions. Coordinator Poster Biennial Bolivia, BICeBé, the Latin American Biennial of Typography Tipos Latinos in Bolivia and member of the Comitee of the Iberoamerican Biennial of Design of Madrid. Bolivia.
Founder of Graphic Designers and Project Designers Women, women designers. She was Jury International Speaker and Workshop. Her work has been published in TASCHEN, Index Book, Rockport Publishers and Hexanine / HOW Publishers and others. She has exhibited at the Biennial of the Poster in Mexico Madrid Design Biennale, the Biennial of the Islamic World in Iran and France, South Korea, Poland, Portugal, Italy, USA, India, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Iran and Ukraine and others.


Yossi Lemel

Yossi Lemel was born in 1957 in Jerusalem Israel. He is a political poster artist, creative director and a teacher, graduated and taught at the “Bezalel” Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem.
Workshops in Xalapa Mexico, Denver, El Paso, Minneapolis, Seattle, Istanbul, Stockholm and Milan. Lemel is a partner in the Lemel-Cohen Creative Agency in Tel-Aviv. Co-curator of the International traveling exhibition and book “Both Sides of Peace” Israeli and Palestinian posters, Museum of Contemporary Art Raleigh North Carolina since 1996. A jury member in Biennials and competitions in Moscow, Paris, Venice, Milan, Chicago, Mexico City,  Heidelberg and invited guest lecturer in Boston, Minneapolis, El Paso ,Seattle, Milan, Istanbul, Athens, Stockholm. Environmental and social clients include: Greenpeace Mediterranean, Ecoocean, the Israeli Green Party, AmnestyInternational, the Israeli Civil Rights Organization the Museum for Islamic Arts,Bibel Lands Museum, Peace Now (Israel),The Ministery of Culture and Sport and the Ministery of the Environment.

Lemel had  16 solo exhibitions in Berlin Sachsenhausen museum 2005, Hamburg -Museum fuer kunst und gewerbe 1998, Denver 2002, New Orleans 1999, Istanbul Garanti Galeri 2006, Casale Monferrato-Castelo Paleologo Italy 2007, Poznan- The National Museum, Poland, 2008, Beckmans Gallery, Stockholm 2009 and Jerusalem-Bezalel 1996. Has been awarded with numerous international awards including the 2008 Moscow International Biennial of Graphic Design Golden Bee Award, the Mons Triennial, Belgium 2007  Silver Medal Award (3 times), the 2002 Korea International Poster Biennial Grand prize, the 2002 Mexico International Poster Biennial Gold Medal and other 60 national and international more.


Juan Carlos Darias

Juan Carlos Darias has been practicing as a graphic designer since 1987, holding positions as managing Director of Magazine Clips, Arts Director for Popder Joven Magazine, and Writer and Art Director for Logotipos design magazine. Has been commissioned for design projects involving catalogs, booklets and magazines for the Sheraton Hotel chain, La Rinconada Art Museum and AVAP Gallery (Venezuelan Association of Fine Artists). Since 1989, Darias has held several academic positions. He is currently the Academic Directors Chair at Instituto Diseño DARIAS design school and special courses extension instructor at Universidad Simon Bolivar.

He is founder of The Venezuelan Gallery of Design. He is a member of the Venezuelan Association of Fine Artists, as well as honorary member and consultant to COIDIGRA and SIGNOS Internationals Design Congress in Merida, Venezuela. He is coordinator for Venezuela and has been jury of Tipos Latinos, Latin American Typography Biennal.


  1. mackaina wright says:

    Could you be so kind as to tell when the winners will be announced, I can’t seem to find it on the website.

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