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Student Design Awards judges 2022-23

Student Design Awards Judges 2023-24

The Student Design Awards judging panels are curated to have a diverse range of expertise related to each brief challenge across different industries. This includes brief partners, Student Design Award alumni and RSA Fellows. 

Meet the Student Design Awards 2023-34 judges who will be evaluating submissions for each brief and find out what changemaker expertise and industry knowledge they are bringing to the process.

Brief one: Apply AI

How might we empower communities to use AI to tackle the local challenges of climate change?

Picture of Bóxī Wú
Responsible AI Manager, Google DeepMind

Picture of Jai Clarke-Binns
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Partner, Google DeepMind

Picture of Lilymae Prescott
UX Designer, Sky

Picture of Ismael Kherroubi Garcia
Founder and CEO, Kairoi

Picture of Piyush Arora
Senior Interaction Designer, Google

Picture of Vanja Garaj
Professor of Design and Director of Research, Brunel Design School, Brunel University London

Brief two: Flourishing places

How might we collectively reimagine a regenerative future of the built environment to enable all life to flourish?

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Designer, Global Foresight, Arup

Picture of Tateo Nakajima
Arup Fellow, Arup

Picture of Paulette McAllister
Founder and Director, Joseph Hardy & Company Limited

Picture of Rezan F. Gassas
Research and Innovation Director, Architecture and Design Commission

Picture of Ollie Cotsaftis
Senior Lecturer, RMIT University School of Design

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Interior Design Lecturer, Researcher, Designer, Manchester School of Art

Brief three: In your skin

How might we increase the skin confidence of every young person to enable their unique identity to flourish? 

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Co-founder, Bond & Coyne and WonderWhat

Picture of Matthew Patey OBE
Managing Director, Skin Health Alliance

Picture of Jennifer Maggs
Professor of Human Development, Pennsylvania State University

Picture of Akanksha Chandel
Independent Brand Designer

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Senior Design Engineer, Samsung Research America

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Professor of Marketing and Sustainable Business, British School of Fashion, Glasgow Caledonian University London

Brief four: Caring culture

How might we improve the lives of older adults and their carers by encouraging and enabling cultures, and higher standards, of care? 

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Head of Grants, The Rayne Foundation

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Founder and CEO, Mycarematters 2020 CIC

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Deputy Associate Provost (Strategy), Nanyang Technological University Singapore

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General Practitioner, NHS

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Module Lead BA (Hons) Product & Industrial Design, University of Hertfordshire and Director, Insightfully Ltd, Learning Partner at LUMA Institute

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Industrial Design Discipline Director, University of New South Wales

Brief five: Made natural

How might we create sustainable, nature-based solutions which use trees to protect the environment and strengthen communities?

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Marketing Manager, Natracare

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Head of Programmes and Exhibitions, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

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Founder and Director, Museum of Architecture

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Senior Lecturer in Design, Technological University Dublin

Picture of Kabir Kaul
Conservationist and wildlife writer

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Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, University of Central Oklahoma's School of Design and Graphic Designer, Monique Ortman Designs LLC

Brief six: Centenary celebrations

How might we celebrate and bring to life 100 years of the RSA Student Design Awards?

Textile brief response judges

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Creator Director Curator and Owner, Close Ltd

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Senior Fashion Academic & Student Experience Lead for Art & Design, Sheffield Hallam University

Picture of Charles Ross
Performance Sportswear Design lecturer, Royal College of Art

Picture of Yashika Munjal
Freelance Designer and Design Educator, The Design Village Noida, India

Picture of Jahnvi Singh
Senior Learning Designer, the RSA

Moving image brief response judges

Picture of Nigel Coates
Chair, The Marketing Trust Board

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Lily Barton
Semi-retired Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University

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Artist and educator, Atlantic Technological University

Picture of Elaine Craig
Creative Director, Lyons Bennett

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Motion Designer, DPalmerMotion

Picture of Kazz Morohashi
Visual and Experience Designer, Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles

More information on the Student Design Awards

  • Student Design Awards

    We invite young designers from across the globe to answer design briefs that focus on the most pressing social and environmental challenges.

  • Information for students

    By getting involved in the Student Design Awards you will be elevating your learning experience as you apply your creativity and innovation to a real-world problem.

  • Information for educators

    If you work in higher education and you’re using the RSA Student Design Awards briefs in your curriculum, you can request a briefing from the RSA team.

  • The design briefs

    We're challenging students and recent graduates to tackle pressing social, environmental and economic issues through design thinking. See this year's design briefs.

  • Student Design Awards judging

    Find out about the judging process and criteria for the Student Design Awards.