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 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
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.
ARTIST, LECTURER & MENTOR
We are thrilled to have champion of colour in design MAMIMU (aka June Mineyama-Smithson) on our 2021 judging panel. Also a judge for the prestigious D&AD awards, https://www.dandad.org/en/d-ad-awards/ she knows a thing or two about spotting creative talent.
Catrina Stewart and Hugh McEwen
PARTNERS AT S&M ARCHITECTS
This year we welcome award winning architects Catrina Stewart and Hugh McKewen onto the judging panel. They will be looking for talent that can transform the familiar into the exceptional and outstanding using colour
ART DIRECTOR & STYLIST
We are thrilled to announce that colour ambassador and champion Zeena Shah will be joining our judging panel for the 2021 Colour in Design Awards. A past graduate who exhibited her earliest textile designs at New Designers, Zeena will have her eyes peeled for talent who use colour with confidence and unrestrained delight
Adam Nathaniel Furman
MULTI-AWARD WINNING CREATIVE
When it comes to understanding the power of colour to uplift and infuse everything it touches with joy, there is no better designer than Adam Nathaniel Furman. We are delighted to welcome him on the judging panel this year
Meet designer Kitty Joseph, a true champion of colour in design and proof that it has the power to make life better. Kitty is joining us on the judging panel for 2021 and will be looking out for the brightest new talent who use colour with consideration and joy
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.
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.
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.
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.
APPLIED COLOUR PSYCHOLOGIST AND AUTHOR OF LITTLE BOOK OF COLOUR
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.