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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With 10+ years’ experience in a number of global industry sectors, Kate is a multidisciplinary Design and Marketing professional specialising in holistic Customer & Brand Experience.
A qualified Industrial and Interaction Designer, Kate has worked for luxury and commercial brands in Sydney, Milan and New York including Italian textile & fashion house Missoni in their high-end homewares and furniture studio. She has also been heavily involved in a number of international Interior Design projects that focus on branded experiences.
With a passion for emerging technology and design methodologies, Kate has expanded her expertise mostly freelancing across a number of design disciplines, marketing and CX — working with Studio Start-Ups, Manufacturers, Creative Agencies, Brand Consultancies as well as Real Estate and Hotel Groups.
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.
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.
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.
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.