2019 Jury


Celina Clarke

Chair of the Jury

Celina Clarke is a Melbourne based Industrial Designer who co-founded ISM Objects in 1990.  She has a passion for contemporary design and architecture and has a keen interest in lighting space.

Her folio of design work includes packaging, furniture and homewares but over the past 15 years she has specialised in luminaire design.

Together with Simon Christopher, their designs have won many awards and their work has been exhibited widely including at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.  Their design partnership successfully spans more than 20 years.

Celina continues to develop designs for ISM and has a particular interest in materials and manufacturing.  She enjoys the detailed design process of getting products to market and she has particularly enjoyed working with the Sparks designers.

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Naomi Milgrom AO

Naomi Milgrom Foundation

Naomi Milgrom AO is an Australian business leader and philanthropist internationally recognised for spearheading and supporting cultural innovation and artistic excellence. With a focus on bold projects that generate social, economic and environmental value, Milgrom is known for staking out new ground and leading successful collaborations with government, business and not-for-profit partners.

Through ongoing community and industry initiatives, Milgrom has an acclaimed track record for bringing future-minded architecture and design to the public. She has collaborated with some of the world’s leading architects and urban thinkers through the MPavilion program, regarded as Australia’s principal architecture commission, and the Living Cities Forum, an annual gathering of leading global architects and design innovators. Through these initiatives, Milgrom has teamed with architects such as Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten, Amanda Levete, Bijoy Jain, Ryue Nishizawa, Sean Godsell and Carme Pinós.

A supporter of the arts, sciences and education for over three decades, Milgrom has supported publicly funded institutions and festivals including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Festival, Queensland Art Gallery, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Sydney Dance Company, Melbourne Recital Centre and Sydney Biennale. Milgrom chaired the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) for six years.

Numerous board positions and awards recognise Milgrom’s achievements as a thought leader and contributor to civil society, including three honorary doctorates, the Australian Institute of Architects President’s Award, and an Order of Australia. Milgrom was the commissioner of the Australian Pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale 2017, represented by Tracey Moffatt.

She is currently the chair of the jury, established by Create NSW and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS), for the international design competition for the new Powerhouse Precinct in Parramatta.

(Photo: Stephen Chee)

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Ken Maher AO


Ken Maher AO (LFRAIA FAILA Hon AIA) is an architect and landscape architect with a strong interest in sustainability and the design of cities. Ken is an Honorary Professor of Practice at UNSW Built Environment and HASSELL Fellow. He is President of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council and a former National President of the Australian Institute of Architects. Ken sits on a number of state and national Design Advisory Panels and regularly participates on competition and awards juries.

In 2009 Ken was awarded the Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal, and in 2018 was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia.

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Adam Goodrum

Adam Goodrum Studio

As one of Australia’s leading Industrial Designers, Adam Goodrum is world-renowned for his design innovation and distinct Australian aesthetic. Focusing on furniture, product, and interior design, Goodrum delivers progressively original, intelligent and award-winning collections, highly regarded for commercial and retail applications. Working with Tait, Goodrum has designed the iconic Volley collection, Trace collection and Element fire pit.

Adam Goodrum grew up in Perth, where his interest in Industrial Design was first established at school to further materialise through his passion for art, maths and making. Goodrum subsequently relocated to Sydney to study a Bachelor of Industrial Design at the University of Technology (UTS), where a career in product design followed soon after.

Goodrum has received various prestigious accolades including Denfair’s ‘Best Australian Designer’ 2017, Denfair’s ‘Best Product’ 2017 for Tait’s Trace collection,  Sydney Morning Herald Young Designer of the Year Award, the Bombay Sapphire Design Award, Vogue x Alessi Design Prize, Indesign ’s Luminary Award and Idea Awards Editor’s Medal. In 2015, Goodrum’s Unfolding installation notably won the NGV’s Riggs Design Prize.

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Hannah Tribe

TRIBE Studio

Hannah Tribe founded Tribe Studio Architects in 2003.

TRIBE practices architecture, urban design, interior design and product design over public and private sectors. The work of the studio is underpinned by the belief that every piece of architecture and design has a responsibility to improve the public domain of the site, to contribute to a sustainable future and to enhance the lives of its users.

Hannah leads the team of 15 architects at TRIBE as well as designing architectural products including furniture, door hardware and fittings.

She is a lover of literature and supporter of contemporary art in Australia.

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Andrew Duval

Liquid Interactive

Andrew is the Creative Director at Liquid Interactive, where he specialises in complex education, health and human behaviour challenges.

Andrew has delivered multi-award winning digital products and services for the Australian Department of Education, Australian Department of Health, Australian Public Service Commission, Queensland Government, Beyondblue, Triple P and Financial Basics Foundation, among others.

He is a Think with Google speaker, creator of Writelike.org and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grantee.

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Annette Harcus

Harcus Design

Annette Harcus established Harcus Design in 1982, as a multi-disciplined studio with a philosophy of taking solutions beyond their traditional boundaries. This philosophy and its design execution has resulted in the work being recognised, winning numerous national and international awards, and has been featured in many publications and exhibitions.

Harcus Design fosters strong relationships with their clients, with direct designer/ client liaison resulting in beneficial and long-standing business partnerships.

Throughout their 36 years in the design business, they have developed a reputation, both nationally and internationally, for excellent creative thinking and its successful realisation.

In 2018, Annette Harcus was honoured by AGDA, being inducted into the AGDA Hall of Fame.

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Eugene Chung

Mentally Friendly

Eugene Chung leads the Organisational Design practice at Mentally Friendly, a different kind of consultancy focused on delivering wellbeing at scale through designing products, organisations and policy. His superpower is creating the environment, conditions and momentum for leaders and teams to co-design change.

Eugene brings a diverse skillset that draws from global experience in strategic design, corporate strategy, M&A, and non-profits. He’s passionate about making a positive impact and is a systems thinker who brings an empathetic perspective to the complex organisational problems he tackles every day. His recent engagements include leading org design and innovation initiatives for SBS, Atlassian and ACT Government.

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Rob Curedale

Curedale Inc.

Rob Curedale was born in Australia and worked as a designer, director and educator in leading design offices in London, Sydney, Switzerland, Portugal, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Detroit, and China. He has designed over 1000 products as a consultant and in-house design leader for the world’s most respected brands.

Rob has more than two decades of experience in every aspect of product development, leading design teams to achieve transformational improvements in operating and financial results. Rob has extensive experience in forging strategic growth, competitive advantage, and a background in expanding businesses into emerging markets through user advocacy and extensive cross-cultural expertise.

Rob’s successful, award-winning design experiences can be found in millions of homes and workplaces around the world. He has authored more than twenty-five books on design.

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Kate Johnstone


Kate is the Design Director at Ascender, a creative consultancy that specialises in design for financial and professional services.

With an affinity for finance, Kate has worked with clients like Zurich, First State Super, ASX and Westpac to create meaningful brand experiences. 

With 10 years of industry experience, Kate approaches each project with a design thinking mindset and a passion for collaborative problem solving that’s not daunted by complex propositions. 

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Mike Horne

Turf Design Studio

Mike Horne has over 25 years of landscape and urban design experience, working across local and international large-scale masterplan, civic, residential, education, infrastructure and park projects.

Mike has been instrumental in numerous landmark and award-winning projects, including Central Park Sydney, Sydney Park, Circular Quay precinct, Central Barangaroo Masterplan (in collaboration with Skidmore Owings & Merrill), Sydney Olympic Park, and Sydney University Public Domain.

As an established leader in the landscape and design industry, Mike has also held teaching positions at The University of Sydney, and regularly undertakes speaking engagements both nationally and abroad, including the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) Annual Discourse, Harvard University, and New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). He is a former Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) president and councillor (NSW Chapter), as well as being part of both the UNSW Course Accreditation Advisory Panel and Sydney University Urban Design Professional Advisory Committee.

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Louise Field

Dulwich College Shanghai

Louise describes herself as a HK born,  Australian expat raised and educated in Australia, and 9 other countries. She has been based in Shanghai for the past 15 years working as a marketing and communications specialist. Louise speaks Mandarin and enjoys travelling in China with her two children whenever they can.

Louise is the Director of Marketing, Communications and Admissions for Dulwich College Shanghai, China. The Dulwich Group is a global provider of British international education. Louise opened the Shanghai campus four years and has consistently achieved growth upward of 50% each year.

Prior to this, Louise was a marketing consultant for The Walt Disney Company China. In her role, she developed retail and guest sales strategies for implementation across Disney’s education business in China. With learning centres opening across China, Disney English was the fastest growing English tuition business in China at the time.

Louise started her China based marketing career working as the Client Services Director for Arc, Leo Burnett; a multi-national advertising agency in Shanghai. Leading a team of 40 local creative and production staff, she oversaw the strategy and implementation of national advertising and communications campaigns for the agency’s major retail clients, McDonald’s China and Coca Cola China, as well as other local consumer brands.

Louise studied Graphic Design at Newcastle University and on graduating began an internship at DDB Advertising agency in Sydney. Within 2 years, she was approached by McDonald’s Australia to work in their National Marketing team during the era of Salads Plus and Espresso based coffee launches. She then joined the innovation arm of McDonald’s Corporation working in their Futures team; a consumer-driven testing center for implementation of new ideas. It was from here that her focus shifted from Australia to Asia, and she relocated to China. Louise will be relocating to Sydney in August 2020.

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Mike Fraser

Isobar Australia

Mike is the Executive Design Director of Isobar Australia, running Isobar’s design team across Australia. Mike is absolutely obsessed with Design, and believes that to make truly unique and effective work in digital you need to harness the power of Brand & People. Simple.

He has been part of the Isobar team for over 8 years, working in Sydney as Creative Director for the first 4 years but now calls Melbourne home. In his time, he has made a huge impact on clients like David Jones, Jetstar, ANZ and Cadbury with his in-depth knowledge of technology and brand married up with human insights.

Currently leading a team of 35 designers across lifestyle, fashion and technology with an overarching philosophy: Beautifully simple work lives in the details – make Brands more valuable to people.

Outside of work, he’s causing trouble in the sunshine with his daughter Gracie Joy. Currently leading a team of 35 designers across lifestyle, fashion and technology with an overarching philosophy: Beautifully simple work lives in the details – make Brands more valuable to people.

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Paige Talbot

The Business of Life

Paige Talbot is a leading Human Transformation specialist, and the Founder and Director of The Business of Life. She works with professionals, thought leaders and high performing teams to disrupt thinking, innovate business, and design transformative experiences.

A valued Innovation thought leader, Paige has delivered keynotes, curated world-class innovation events and delivered high-level organisational transformation in senior consulting roles in a career spanning Australia and the US.

After a decade of driving strategy and innovation through human-centered design, research and experimentation, and as a Design Thinking Lecturer at the University of Melbourne, Paige now focuses on Human Transformation to help individuals and teams to design and transform their experiences.

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Jill Garner

Office of the Victorian Government Architect

Jill took the helm of the Office of the Victorian Government Architect in 2015, stepping into the role as a public advocate for architecture and design after more than twenty years in practice. As an architect, her practice – Garner Davis – has received numerous industry awards for delivering sensitive, crafted public and private work. As a design advisor and advocate in government, she strongly promotes the value of contextual, integrated design thinking and a collaborative approach across design disciplines.

Jill has taught at both RMIT and Melbourne University in design, theory and contemporary history; she is one of the first graduates of the innovative practice-based Masters by Design at RMIT; she is a past board member and examiner for the Architects Registration Board Victoria; she chairs the National Committee for the Venice Architecture Biennale Committee and she is a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects.

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Akira Isogawa


Akira Isogawa is one of Australia’s most celebrated designers. Born in Kyoto Japan, Akira moved to Australia in 1986 where he studied fashion design at the Sydney Institute of Technology.

He is renowned for his contemporary aesthetic that draws inspiration from traditional Japanese design. Akira continues to maintain a strong presence in Sydney, where he has shown his Resort collections during Australian Fashion Week since 1996.

Isogawa’s work has been fondly embraced by the Australian arts sector. He has designed costumes for Sydney Dance Company and the Australian Ballet. His work has also been exhibited at institutions including NGV and MAAS.

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Yolanda Finch

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

Yolanda Finch is the General Manager at the Melbourne Fashion Festival, the independent not-for-profit organisation that produces Australia’s largest fashion event, staged annually each March for a consumer and industry audience.

Over two decades Yolanda has worked across creative, production and management roles, all with a consistent touchpoint to the fashion, arts, events and lifestyle sectors.  With a unique set of skills honed through conceiving and delivering live creative projects for a public stage, with complex stakeholder groups and delivery teams, she has a unique ability to bring the creative, operational and commercial realms together.

Yolanda holds an Honours Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Melbourne and qualifications in marketing and frontline management from RMIT University.

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Gisele Raulik Murphy

DUCO Design Intelligence

Gisele Raulik Murphy has a PhD in public policies for design and innovation (University of Wales) and a Masters in Strategies for Design and Innovation (Brunel University, UK).

She is the Co-Founder and Partner at DUCO Design Intelligence based in Brazil. Gisele is passionate about collaborative work that helps groups to co-create innovative solutions, particularly in the context of public policies and cultural change. She is the Founder and Coordinator of the Chevening Innovators in Government Network, and Open Innovation Leader at CELEPAR – Parana State Company for IT and Communication (Brazil). Among her current challenges within government, she is responsible for the implementation of agile methodologies and design thinking within government teams, in order to create the means to innovate and digitalize public services.

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Claire Goldsworthy

The Fashion Advocate

Claire Goldsworthy is The Fashion Advocate; an ethical fashion advocate, eco-activist and supporter of sustainable style. Claire founded The Fashion Advocate in 2014, and what started as a blog and daily fashion dairy, has grown to encompass an annual print magazine, an annual sustainable fashion event, and an online store which stocks more than 50 ethical and sustainable Australian and New Zealand fashion labels.

All online orders are shipped in 100% plastic-free and home-compostable packaging, and $2 is donated from every sale to pay it forward and support women and children in Australia. The Fashion Advocate is more than an online store; The Fashion Advocate is a community of brands, businesses and consumers who share ethical and sustainable values, working collectively towards a positive fashion future through conscious design and conscious consumption. 

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Daniel Byström

Design Nation

Daniel Byström is an Industrial Designer and Founder of the Swedish design agency, Design Nation.

Daniel has specialised in design thinking for responsible tourism management and destination development and has become a frequently engaged destination designer, speaker and advisor on the Nordic and international arena. For the past ten years he has been a Board Member of Design Sweden – the Swedish Association of Designers, where he currently is Vice Chairman. Daniel also sits on the Board of the national Swedish design node Form/Design Center and Svensk Form Syd and he is guest Professor in Furniture Design at Jönköping University.

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Dreu Harrison


Dreu is the Co-Founder and Director of Strategic Innovation at Pivot, part of Frost* collective. He has spent over 10 years researching and applying new ways to understand client situations and solve customer problems. He started out undertaking doctoral research on resolving wicked problems using conversation and co-design.

On completion, he applied his insights at Second Road, a strategic innovation consultancy, where he facilitated conversations with senior leadership teams and engaged in design research, invention, and prototyping of products and experiences.

He has worked with a range of clients including UBS, Bank of America, CBA, Telstra, Taxi Council NSW, Family and Community Services NSW, and Te Papa Museum. Dreu enjoys bringing insights from outside into business, with a focus on relating the humanities and design to business.

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Melinda Tually

Fashion Revolution Australia

Melinda is a trusted responsible fashion and retail strategist advising brands on ethical sourcing, stakeholder engagement, sustainability, supply chain risk and communications. She is passionate about human rights, the circular economy, responsible innovation and assisting businesses to develop best practice strategies tailored to their market.

Included in the top ten of Ragtrader’s 2018 Power 30 list for the Australian fashion industry, Melinda frequently presents to business and academia and keeps up to date with developments in legislation, international protocols, market tools and best practice industry initiatives on living wage, textile and environment standards, the circular economy and Modern Slavery.

In a pro bono capacity, Melinda established Fashion Revolution in Australia and New Zealand in 2013 and sits on its Global Advisory Committee. She appeared in the 2017 ABC documentary series ‘War on Waste’ and is an Ambassador for The Garage Sale Trail.

Melinda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Macquarie University and has undertaken postgraduate studies at the Global Reporting Initiative, Cambridge University and the Financial Services Institute of Australia.

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Kate Ingram

KPMG Australia

With 10+ years’ experience in a number of global industry sectors, Kate is a multidisciplinary Design and Marketing professional specialising in holistic Customer and Brand Experience.

With a passion for emerging technology and design methodologies, Kate has previously applied her expertise across a number of design disciplines, marketing and CX — working with Studio Start-Ups, Manufacturers, Creative Agencies, Consultancies as well as Real Estate and Hotel Groups.

A qualified Industrial and Interaction Designer, Kate has worked for international luxury and commercial brands in Sydney, Milan and New York.

More recently, she has transferred her experience and competitive skills working with corporates over to the government and public sector as the geo-lead for the Customer, Brand and Marketing Advisory at KPMG — where the power of brand and design-led innovation can empower the ultimate customer, the citizen.

A devoted advocate of Human-Centred Design, Kate utilises the principles of psychology, art, design and emotion to generate relevant, meaningful and sustainable solutions.

She is whole-heartedly passionate about continuous learning and approaching design with a holistic, data-driven but empathetic mindset where good design is good business.

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Paul Huxtable

Good Design Ambassador, South Australia

Paul is a serial product developer with a career spanning 48 years on six continents. Educated in Industrial Design and Engineering, Paul’s career began in 1971 as a trainee in the Caroma Design team, and progressed to senior roles in Design, Marketing at two publicly listed companies including one of the first Australia/China Joint Ventures in Tianjin in 1985.

Between 1989 and 2008 Paul co-founded five consultancies in Product Design, Engineering and Exhibition Design with offices in Adelaide, Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur.

In 2004 Paul turned his attention to a global health and safety problem. The resulting design solution became a range of patented impact protection products which now protect tens of thousands of workers in over 60 countries.

Good Design is a collaborative process and as a design team member, he has contributed to a long list national and international Design Award-winning products over five decades including the Dunhill Industrial Design Prize in 1974, the Prince Phillip Design Prize in 1982, numerous Business Awards, Export Awards, and a long list of international patents.

It is the unique value of Design to solve real problems throughout the value chain that continues to inspire Paul.

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Professor Oya Demirbilek

University of New South Wales

Professor Demirbilek is passionate about the ways Industrial Design can enhance life for everyone, and in particular for an ageing population. As a designer-educator-researcher, she cares about designing meaningful products and better futures for all; and she is particularly interested in co-design and working with design research methods to create processes that help Industrial Designers define real problems, be more empathic and identify genuine needs for the products they create.

Her research work is two-fold: one is in investigating ways to capture people’s perceptions of design language in relation to products and brands; and the second is in exploring and finding ways to help make old age physically and emotionally more comfortable for all. Both research areas include empathy, inclusive design, and co-designing with real people.

She loves teaching about design research methods, inclusive design and empathy. Her teaching methods enable students to build their confidence, find their design research directions and articulate their own design process and personal values in the context of enhancing their empathy towards people and environments.

Oya held various positions at UNSW. She was the Associate Dean of Education at the Built Environment, leading the curriculum development and helping enhance the experience of students and academic staff (2013-17); and prior to this, she was Discipline Director for Industrial Design and Program Director for the Master of Industrial Design and the Master of Science (Industrial Design) Postgraduate Coursework Programs. Prior to joining UNSW, Oya was Assistant Professor at the Middle East Technical University (METU). She also held an Instructor position in Product Design, at the prestigious Art Center College of Design (Europe), La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland (1989-90).

Oya is also an award-winning designer and has exhibited her work in Istanbul, Ankara, Paris, and Sydney. In 2010, Oya was an International Jury Member for the 2010 Turkey Industrial Design Awards. She has two PhDs in Industrial Design, one from Bilkent University, Ankara; and one from Marmara University, Istanbul; a Master by Research in Building Sciences and a Bachelor of Industrial Design from METU, Ankara.

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Michael Eales

Business Models Inc.

Michael is a strategy consultant and business designer, responsible for the Business Models Inc. Australian and New Zealand offices. He helps organisations of all sizes build an understanding of their business, shape options for the future and make better decisions to execute. By applying creative thinking and design techniques, he works with clients to ‘design a better business’.

Business Models Inc. produced the book Design a Better Business, which is focused on the new tools, skills and mindset for strategy and innovation.

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Min Kong

Blue Sky Design Group

Min is a Senior Industrial Designer at Blue Sky Design Group and has a breadth of experience in both product and experience design projects. Since joining the team at Blue Sky in 2009, she has been a lead designer on various successful projects including Cochlear, Qantas, ANZ, JLG, McDonald’s and Caltex delivering quality and innovation.

With an Honours Degree in Industrial Design, she maintains close ties with the design community and teaches in the Industrial Design Studio at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

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