The Brand Impact Awards are judged by an expert panel from world-class agencies including NB, Design Bridge, Lippincott and Superunion, as well as branding experts who've worked client-side for top brands such as Nike, Barclays, The Body Shop and British Heart Foundation. Judges are given three key criteria: firstly, a strong concept that’s appropriate for the client; secondly, beautiful and consistent execution across two or more touchpoints; and finally, branding that stands head and shoulders above the rest of its market sector.
Thank you to all the judges taking part in the Brand Impact Awards 2018.
Nick has chaired the Brand Impact Awards judging panel since its launch in 2014. Previously editor of Computer Arts – where he also developed the UK Studio Rankings peer reputation survey – he now works with design and branding agencies as an independent content strategist and copywriter. www.nickcarson.agency
Chloé’s career began at Brand Union London, where she worked as Designer for 3 years before joining Design Bridge in 2009. With a passion for collaborating with illustrators, Chloé has worked her way up to become a Creative Director, and counts Fortnum & Mason, Diageo and Unilever amongst her clients.
Dan heads up brand strategy at NB. Previously Creative Director at Start, he’s led brand identity programmes for Adidas, BBC, Bentley, Crowne Plaza, Lego, Ravensbourne, Sky and Virgin. A latecomer to design via advertising, Dan’s also worked as a journalist, composer and filmmaker. He believes the best way to achieve brand impact is with wit, integrity and creative courage.
Julian came to FranklinTill in 2018, bringing extensive experience in devising and implementing growth strategies for brands in the creative sector. Alongside his role leading FranklinTill’s key editorial and client projects, Julian oversees the agency’s strategic growth, managing relationships with clients old and new, and working to expand FranklinTill’s global network. Julian was previously Head of Strategy at Anyways, and editor and analyst at The Future Laboratory.
Kate is a Creative Partner and Co-Founder of award-winning, design studio, Here Design. Kate has art directed design, identity and conceptual projects for brands including Hendrick’s Gin, Absolut Vodka, Fortnum & Mason and Drambuie. Kate’s latest project, L.A Brewery has won a Mobius Award for outstanding creativity and a Dieline Award for Outstanding Achievement.
With over 15 years’ experience creating brands for some of the world’s most prominent organisations, Kath has a passion for design that delivers positive social impact. At johnson banks, The Partners and now Design Director at the newly formed Superunion, her work has often focused on the arts, culture, education and non-profit sectors.
Lee is Senior Partner, and Creative Director for EMEA at Lippincott. With over 25 years of experience Lee has been involved in creating some of the world’s most outstanding brands, covering a diverse range of sectors from fashion, food and luxury, to utilities and technology. Lee is particularly recognized for his work on creating the Unilever brand.
Lisa began her career at Interbrand in New York, where she gained a solid foundation in building brands. Over her 25 year career she’s worked across all forms of design, in RGB and CMYK, for companies such as Channel 4 and most recently, MOO. She is a regular industry judge and has recently been selected as one of Campaign Magazine and Creative Equals 'Future Female Creative Leaders' and one of the '200 Women Redefining the Creative Industry' on The Dots.
Louise is a Brand and Creative Consultant, specialising in the charity sector. After leading brand and design at the British Heart foundation for over a decade, she recently moved agency-side (Circus, The Team, NB:Studio, Studio Texture) and is currently building brands for a range of UK and global not-for-profits.
Ryan Belmont is Art Director at Nike’s Brand Design Studio. First relocating to the European office in Amsterdam before returning to London to establish the NikeLab brand. His latest role is creating innovative brand campaigns through digital and physical platforms to expand access to Nike’s leading innovations, whilst working with innovators across fashion, art, music and design.
As one of the two creative partners at Rose, Simon has helped establish their reputation as one of the most highly respected and awarded branding consultancies for the cultural sector.
He is a regular international design juror, and has represented the UK Government’s inaugural Creative Taskforce as a sector specialist overseas.
Vikki is a Copy Chief at her own company Vikki Ross Writes. Brands are talking more than ever and Vikki gives them a voice. She wrote for The Body Shop for eight years so knows a thing or two about banishing wrinkles (you can’t) before moving into the world of entertainment 10 years ago and writing for Virgin Media, Sky, NOW TV and ITV.