ARTSTHREAD and i-D Magazine are pleased to announce the judges for the Global Design Graduate Show 2020 - the first-ever global online design competition, a proactive response to the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s ARTSTHREAD’s vision to unite global brands and industry leaders to support the next generation of creative talent in these challenging times through a media partnership with i-D magazine, bringing the competition to a global audience of art and design graduates.

The competition is open to all students graduating in any under or postgraduate art & design degree in the academic year 2019-20. The winners will be showcased online this October. The shortlisted creatives will be judged and have their work featured on a new ARTSTHREAD digital platform, globaldesigngraduateshow.com, allowing a global audience to see their submissions whilst voting for their favourites between August 15 and September 14.

Here are the judges for all categories -

Industrial, Product, Architecture, Interior, Craft, Fine Art, Photography, Visual Communication & Film

Asif Khan / Ben Alun-Jones Unmade / Ben Lavender DAZN / Caroline Jackman Crafts Council / Chantelle Purcell Artist Hive Studios / Dan Goode Making Goode / Dave Gibson Draught Associates / David Morris Design Exchange / Giles Price / Dennis Elbers Graphic Matters / Ellie Pennick Guts Gallery / Ewa Dominiak Service Design Fringe Festival / Fabien Riggall Secret Cinema & Future Shorts / Fredrikson Stallard / Ged Equi Caffeine Partnership / Ilene Shaw Design Pavilion / Ingrid van der Wacht Dutch Design Foundation / Iona Rowland / Jose dos Santos Signify/Philips / Julian Vogel Modus BPCM / Kate Mason The Big Draw / Lars Denicke Pictoplasma / Luca Putteman United Nations IOM / Maha/Woody Zaha Hadid Design / Mark Westall Fad Magazine / Maxim Young Gorilla Editors / Mazbahul Islam Safewheel / Milan Dinevski Future Architecture / Nancy Spector Guggenheim Museum / Neil Hubbard Heatherwick Studio / Nengi Omuku / Nick Chubb IDC / Nigel Coates / Ninette Murk Designers Against Aids / Paul McAnelly Hawaii Design / Peter Manning Prefab77 / Phil Dolman Studio db / Piyush Suri Handmade In Britain / Ravi Naidoo Design Indaba / Richard Elder Herman Miller / Rory Dodd Designersblock / Sacha Hackel Hackelbury Fine Art / Sasha Vidakovic SV Design / Sebastian Conran Associates / Sophie Ashby Studio Ashby / Stephen Milner Avery Dennison / Steve Lidbury Eight Inc / Stuart Constantine Core77 / Tim Marlow Design Museum / Todd Bracher / Tom Dixon / Tom Meades Gomi

Fashion, Textiles, Accessories & Jewelry

Alastair McKimm i-D / Allanna McAspurn / Anna la Germaine Fashion Politique / Anna Orsini British Fashion Council / Anna Sitnikova Solstudio / Anne-Marie Curtis / Anya Hindmarch / Becky Sunshine / Branko Popovic Fashionclash / Brooke Roberts-Islam Techstyler / Christina Dean Redress Asia / Christine Centenera Wardrobe NYC / Daniel Reynolds / Diane Perret Asvoff / Doreen Adusei MBE Fashion Works / Erin Mullaney / Feng Chen Wang / Fleet Bigwood / Francis Wong WGSN / Gayle Smith / Georgina Goodman / Ger Tierney Rapha / Heron Preston / Ida Petersson Browns / Jackie Andrews-Udall Clerici Tessuto / Jane Kellock USP / JB Jones NYC Jewelry Week / Jonathan Cheung Levi's / Jose Cabaco adidas / Katie Greenyer Pentland Group / Kristina Szasz s.Oliver / Lee Holman Tommy Hilfiger / Lieta Marziali / Lutz Huelle / Mamiko Hasegawa Adelaide Japan / Maria Olofsgård Jegéus COS / Mawi Keiwon MAWI / Neil Elliott Patternbank / Pascaline Wilhelm Première Vision / Paul Vogel / Phil Dickinson Superdry / Rebekka Bay Marimekko / Sam Reich Tibor Reich Textiles / Sara Maino Vogue Italia / Sarah Angold / Sasha Kelly Ralph Lauren / Satish Tailor Vollebak / Saul Nash / Sonia Martin Everlane / Steven Smith Yeezy / Susanne Tide-Frater / Suzanna Vock Gwand Festival / Tamsin Blanchard / Yu Masui / Yvonne Ntiamoah The Board of Fashion Ghana / Zaid Affas

The category award winners will be announced at the end September/early October.

We’re truly honoured to partner with ARTSTHREAD on this initiative. Each year, the talent emerging from art schools around the world inspires fresh hope for the future of our creative industries. While current circumstances might not allow for graduate exhibitions and shows in their typical formats, it’s more important than ever that we use the resources at our disposal to share their work with the world."

Alastair McKimm, Editor in Chief i-D Read more on i-d.vice.com

We are extremely proud to partner with i-D Magazine on this first of its kind global online graduate competition and invite the leading global brands to partner with us and help create innovative new ways to offer meaningful and positive digital portfolio solutions and opportunities to the class of 2020 graduates during these unprecedented chaotic times.“

Jens Laugesen, Creative Director ARTSTHREAD

A new 2020 - we are certain that this year’s graduates will show us how adversity will push creativity forward into new thoughts and imaginings that go way beyond what we would have considered possible six month’s ago.”

Katie Dominy, Co-Founder/Co-President ARTSTHREAD


WHO CAN APPLY: Free to apply and open internationally to all art and design undergraduate or postgraduate students graduating in the Academic Year 2019-20 - i.e. September 2019 to July 2020.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 31 2020 23.59 GMT

COMPETITION LINK: artsthread.com/GDGS20

ARTSTHREAD artsthread.com

ARTSTHREAD was launched in 2008 as a physical magazine by trend researcher Katie Dominy to cover and promote graduating creative talent, evolving into a digital online portfolio platform in 2010 by which time Alex Brownless had joined Katie in this initiative.

At the outbreak of covid-19 and foreseeing the need to embrace everything digital Fashion Designer and Advisor Jens Laugesen teamed up with the ARTSTHREAD team as creative director, and together they came up with the idea of launching the first ever global graduate design competition in partnership with i-D magazine. ARTSTHREAD is today the world's leading digital platform for emerging artists & designers and a launchpad for the next generation of creative talent.

Over the last 10 years we have helped thousands of new creatives launch their own brands and gain employment worldwide and have built relationships with over 850 creative institutions linking us to over 300,000 students in approximately 100 countries. Arts Thread has partnered with brands and institutions to help launch the next generation of creative talent globally, such as BBC Worldwide, Nasdaq, Urban Outfitters, Magis, Made.com, Levi’s and Nike, events such as Design Pavilion-Times Square, Milan Design Week, Premiere Vision, London Design Festival and organisations such as United Nations and Greenpeace.


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