The award program’s grand jury panel comprises of respected individuals who are pioneers who has spent years of quality experience in the designing industry. Each judge is carefully selected from a diverse range of marketing and advertising companies that are in line with what the award program stands for and has a firm resolve on harnessing the next generation of outstanding designs and products.
Brazilian art director, Alexandre de Mello Collares is a resident of Sydney, Australia and has been in the advertising industry for over 10 years in both big and medium-sized corporations including DDB, McCann, Geometry Global, Fox Sports are a few examples. During his employment, he has worked for big clients like KFC, Pizza Hut, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Fox Sports, Westpac and many more!
Collares is in constant pursuit of excellence and is either working independently or collaborating with the team. He is also passionate about producing conceptual ideas and crafted execution. He is remains determined that his best project is yet to come!
Joon Kwon assumes both roles in LR Seoul as the co-founder and Managing Director of LR Seoul since 2021 and his ambitions does not stop there! He first began his acclaimed career at GREY GROUP in 2008 at South Korea where he then progressed into joining Geometry Global followed with a position as an executive creative director at Havas.
During his expansive 13 years of his creative career, he has successfully created numerous advertising campaigns for eminent brands such as BMW, Emirates, Heineken and LG and his dedication to his work has been proven by going onto win multiple international awards. As a creator dedicated to his art, Joon is very determined to working for a better society.
Renato Barreto is an Integrated Associate Creative Director with over 10 years of experience in advertising and is currently working at MullenLowe. Prior to dedicating his knowledge to MullenLowe, he has worked at DDB Brazil, Ogilvy&Mather, Talent/Marcel as well as Dentsu.
His renowned work has helped Ogilvy Brazil become the 3rd most awarded agency and he has worked alongside global brands including UNICEF, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Kimberly Clark, Itaú Bank, Nestlé, Toshiba and a great deal more!
Elham Mirzapour is a woman of many talents as she is graduate of ID Faculty of I.Art University of Tabriz/Iran where she studied Industrial Design and an amateur astronomer, a direct designer with 10 years of experience under her belt.
She also garnered experience where she worked in several interior design studios and has designed a number of amazing styles and products under her name. Currently, she is the Head of Design in Arena Design Studio and her art has earned her to win numerous international design award!
The meticulous jurors draw their expertise in adjudicating in their respective fields to harness a new generation of leading individuals and corporations in the very industry they spent building a name for themselves. Meet more of the leading pioneers of the Grand Jury Panel from the 2023 NY Product Design Awards here!