Create Design Awards – judges announced

Published:  May 3, 2012
Create Design Awards – judges announced

We are pleased to announce the judges for the 2012 Qantm Create Design Awards (presented by desktop).

Atia Cader (Paper Stone Scissors), Steven Cornwell, Dominic Hofstede, Tim Kentley (XYZ), John McLennan (That Mob), Fabio Ongarato, Dewi Tanner and Michaela Webb (Studio Round) are all on board to choose the winning entries. You can read more about each judge below.

Still want to enter? The final entry deadline is next Friday 11 May 2012. Download the entry kit and enter online here now.

Atia Cader
Atia Cader is one of two principals of the brand and design agency, Paper Stone Scissors. The agency has contributed to the success of both national and international brands since its formation in 1996 growing from three staff to over 40 in 2012. In 2007 Atia initiated expansion of the agency to Shanghai, PRC. Specifically, Atia’s interest and passion is in the visual communication of brands with an objective that her solutions have a sound commercial basis.


Steven Cornwell
As founder and CEO of Cornwell, Steven provides the creative and strategic leadership that has framed the studio’s success. In 2007, he won the MADC Blackley Award for Creative Leader of the Year, in 2008 he curated a travelling exhibition of the studio’s work, and in 2010, he led the brand program for QR National. He’s written three books, lectures on brand strategy and design and is a member of AGDA, DIA, MADC, and sits on the interim board of the UN Principles for Social Investment Secretariat, and Melbourne Open House.

Dominic Hofstede
Dominic Hofstede has worked as a graphic designer for over 20 years, the past 16 as head of Hofstede Design. The studio has a focus on print-based work, primarily in the area of publication design. Dominic fervently advocates the documentation and celebration of our industry’s brief history. In 2009 he established, an archive of Australian graphic design and in 2010 he curated an exhibition highlighting Les Mason’s period as art director of Epicurean magazine.


Tim Kentley
Tim is a hands-on, self-taught picture maker who founded XYZ in 2003 to get the ideas out of his head and onto the screen. As an illustrator, designer, animator, film-maker and thinker, Tim is wired to pursue inventive and distinctive mixed-medium projects. XYZ now represents seven directors and has offices in Melbourne and New York. In 2011 he founded which adapts kids books for iPads, and in 2012 which is a boutique post production company.


John McLennan
John is co-founder of That Mob, a representation and project management agency for small web design and development businesses. He has designed and built websites for clients across a wide variety industries, including Crikey, Dumbo Feather magazine, and Golden Plains Music Festival. John runs his own studio The Golden Grouse from The Compound Interest in Collingwood, Melbourne.


Fabio Ongarato
Fabio Ongarato, graphic designer, art director and curator founded Fabio Ongarato Design (FOD) in 1992. Based in Melbourne, FOD is renowned for the diversity of its work. The studio takes an open approach to graphic design, operating across a variety of graphic disciplines, from print to exhibitions to advertising. FOD’s approach to design reflects their passion for architecture, photography and contemporary art. They work across a variety of fields such as fashion, corporate, arts and architecture deliberately crossing the boundaries between them.

Dewi Tanner
Dewi Tanner is a British video game producer, director and designer who cut his teeth at renowned Tokyo-based boutique studio NanaOn-Sha. Under the wing of industry legend Masaya Matsuura, he spearheaded a globally-oriented era at the company by forming ties with clients and suppliers across Europe, Asia and the U.S. He now employs this experience as a freelance in the Melbourne area by connecting local talent with overseas funding.


Michaela Webb
Michaela Webb is creative director at Studio Round, an award winning design studio based in Melbourne. Michaela’s design experience spans the last 15 years. She has worked in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia on some of the world’s biggest brands and a large variety of cultural accounts. Michaela established Round with partner Robert Nudds in 2002. Their combination of robust business strategy and creative excellence has enabled Round’s clients to be remembered, be more profitable and reach bigger audiences.

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