In a world filled with the same standardized set of rules and regulations, the smallest of changes can make a world of difference in standing out amongst the rest. And encouraging those around it to adapt and add their own interpretations.
That is creativity in a nutshell. And this year, the 2022 MUSE Creative Awards has seen countless designs that stand out and apart from each other. All of them stunning, and the rest of them breathtaking! And it is thanks to the awards program’s esteemed Grand Jury Panel to offer their insights to encourage the creativity of these designers to run wild.
Today, we’re returning to the Grand Jury Panel of the MUSE Creative Awards and take a look at some of the judges whose minds also run free with creativity and without any limitations!
It’s not every day you see a creative professional who is an Emmy nominee and winner, and winner of the Cannes International Advertising Festival, D&AD, One Show, Communications Arts, NY Art Directors Club, Andy’s, and Effies. To do that, you have to have serious amounts of creative juices flowing through. You. And Chuck McBride is exactly that!
A lot can be said about Chuck’s creative career. Being a founding father of his company in 2007 with Omnicom, Cutwater. Where they created some iconic pieces of creative work for Ray-Ban, Levi Strauss, American Giant, Ariat, Jeep, LensCrafters, and BNP Paribas.
Prior to founding his own company that he still heads at the helm, McBride was also the Creative Director of North America at TBWAChiat Day where he also won Sprint, Mars, Adidas and Agency of the Year for two years straight with Lee Clow. During his time in running an office in San Francisco, it immediately turned into the most awarded agency in the world. Followed with working at Wieden + Kennedy where he assisted in running Nike account, Goodby Silverstein and Partners where he worked on Isuzu’s “Got Milk?” campaign, and even had the pleasure of working in both Men and Women’s sectors of Levy Strauss at three different agencies.
Today, MUSE Creative Awards is granted the privilege to have Chuck McBride be part of the Grand Jury Panel of the 2022 competition year. And to all of us to you, Chuck: Welcome aboard and thank you for being here!
Coming from the Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA), Shashwat Das is one of the very rare breeds of creatives who have possesses a wealth of business logic and have a creative flair that makes that logic one the burns brightly. Which grants him a strong foundation in creative advertising, design, PR, a keen eye for branded content and keeping himself up to date through blogs, journals, and events.
With over 10 years of leading top design agencies, Shashwat has developed the ability to objectively judge and critique a piece of creative design and differentiating what looks good to executives and what works for the consumers.
Throughout his established career, Shahswat has worked with established brands and startups across a diverse range of markets from around the world. Further bolstering and growing his experience in creating household brands, spearheading the operations of multiple teams and growing their businesses on an international scale. Week after week, he embarks on a new quest of launching brands, overhauling older and existing brands, defining categories and achieving business growth.
Today, Shashwat Das is the founder and director of his own branding and strategy design company, Almond Branding. Where he continues to elevate brands from all over the world flourish. While he’s not busy doing that, he is part of the MUSE Creative Awards’ 2022 Grand Jury Panel and lends his expertise in design to judge the creative designs of tomorrow. Welcome aboard, Das!
Master at all and worst at none, New York-based Shangning Wang is an award-winning graphic designer, illustrator and versatile creative who has a special focus to commercial art, typography, illustration, branding, and poster art for numerous brands and products that make an impressive portfolio that is sure to wow any creative out there!
Shangning believes that a good design has the potential to save the world with enough passion, dreams, and love put into it. Well he isn’t wrong, and that mindset netted him a whopping 20+ awards from around the globe with his works and even being featured in exhibitions on an international scale for all to see! He even had all of his works published in design magazines all over the world and featured on more than thirty graphic design blogs, with his recent showcase being the Splash Screen by Adobe InDesign in 2020.
Today, Shangning Wang is doing great work at the United Nations’ very own United Nations Development Programme and United Nations Children’s Fund as a Design Project Specialist after coming out from UNICEF as a Visual Communication Design Specialist. Shangning has also planted himself in many prestigious awards programs from all over the world. Including, but not limited to, our friends at the Vega Digital Awards, Poster Heri 6th, COW International Design Festival, and finally coming home to the MUSE Creative Awards for the 2022 Grand Jury Panel. Welcome back, Wang. We’ve missed you!
Be it guerilla marketing campaigns, or repurposing waste into something that is sustainable and useful, the sky is truly the limit when you let your mind go absolutely wild and allow it to do its own thing to your project. And what better group of people we can thank for being just that than the MUSE Creative Awards’ very own Grand Jury Panel of the week? From all of us to you, we thank you for making the awards program and making creativity to what it is today!