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 2022

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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Adam Nathaniel Furman

MULTI-AWARD WINNING CREATIVE
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Catrina Stewart and Hugh McEwen

PARTNERS AT S&M ARCHITECTS
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Kitty Joseph

DESIGNER
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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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Camilla Walala

ARTIST
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KIT MILES

FOUNDER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR

One of our most important values is excellence in quality and draughtsmanship for each and every design. The studio’s ability to render detailed and, at times, surrealist imagery, has enabled us to create a unique world of design.

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ROBI WALTERS

ARTIST

Robi Walters is a London-based artist that transforms discarded materials into beautiful works of art.

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

COLOUR PROFESIONAL & AUTHOR

Karen helps businesses and design professionals to use colour and design to improve well-being, support mental health and create positive change in the world

MARIANNE SHILLINGFORD

FOUNDER, CIDA

CIDA is a charitable enterprise that has been set up to help new designers find success in their field of creativity founded by Marianne Shillingford Creative Director of Akzonobel Dulux UK.