the judging process

The Colour in Design Awards judges are all leading experts who are recognised for their colour expertise, craftsmanship, industry knowledge and laser beam precision for spotting new talent.

They are not easily impressed either and so being recognised as a winner or ‘one to watch’ is a huge boost to the confidence and success of whoever gets through the grilling.

 

the CRITERIA

The recipient must:

SHOW OUTSTANDING & INNOVATIVE USE OF COLOUR WITHIN THEIR WORK

DEMONSTRATE A HIGH LEVEL OF SKILL IN THE EXECUTION OF THEIR WORK

DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING OF IT'S POTENTIAL WITHIN A SPECIFIC MARKET

DEMONSTRATE

DRIVE, PASSION & PROFESSIONALISM 

KNOCK THE JUDGES SOCKS OFF

 

meet the judges 2021

Many of the judges are past alumni of New Designers.

All of them have been through every challenge any young designer will face in the development of their careers and to prove how important it is to support a new generation of creative talent they have donated their precious time, expertise, energy and enthusiasm for free.      

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MAMIMU

ARTIST, LECTURER & MENTOR
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Catrina Stewart and Hugh McEwen

PARTNERS AT S&M ARCHITECTS
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ZEENA SHAH

ART DIRECTOR & STYLIST
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Camilla Walala

ARTIST
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Adam Nathaniel Furman

MULTI-AWARD WINNING CREATIVE
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DESIGNER

Daniel Heath

FOUNDER, DANIEL HEATH STUDIOS

Daniel Heath is a British award winning independent wallpaper, textile and furniture designer renowned for his illustrative engaging designs and superb craftsmanship. He is also a proud brother of the Artworkers’ Guild of London.  An experienced academic  he has lectured Textiles at Loughborough, Manchester, Bournemouth, Staffordshire, Bucks New University and Central St Martins and also provides mentoring for young designers through the Crafts Council Hot House scheme. 

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clarissa hulse

TEXTILE DESIGNER

Clarissa Hulse is one of Britain’s leading textile designers who has evolved her brand to be one of the most successful in the UK with a thriving global market that continues to grow. Clarissa was born in Prague and lived in many countries while she was growing up including Spain, Italy, Greece and Thailand. She believes that these early experiences of different cultures and landscapes as the driving force behind her love of vivid colour and natural design which is the hallmark of her collections.

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katrina burroughs

INTERIORS EDITOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES HOME

Katrina is passionate about good design and has an uncanny knack for spotting the next big thing we all think is going to be the coolest object of design desire.

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Laura Perryman

FOUNDER, COLOUR OF SAYING

Laura Perryman is the founder of ‘Colour of Saying’ global colour and materials trend forecasting studio. Laura combines a keen eye for detail and a laser beam focus for spotting new talent.  Her extensive knowledge of new materials and developments in colour for worldwide markets make her a perfect judge for the awards and she is a New Designers Alumni.

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KAREN HALLER

APPLIED COLOUR PSYCHOLOGIST AND AUTHOR OF LITTLE BOOK OF COLOUR
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Corinne julius

JOURNALIST, BROADCASTER & CURATOR

Corinne Julius has been one of the best champions of new design talent in the industry. A judge of many applied arts and design awards she is also a mentor on the Crafts Council mentoring programme and has been a member of numerous Crafts Council committees.