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Jury 2015

Subrata Bhowmick - Ahmedabad

One of India’s most lauded designers, with over 55 prestigious national and international awards (18 of them being the President of India award) in Graphics, Advertising, Photography and Book Design. His other areas of specialization are Textiles (Printing, Weaving), Fashion Design, Environmental Design, Product Design, Exhibition Design, Interior Design, and Publication Design.

Sanjiv Bajaj - Pune

Vice Chairman of Bajaj Finserv, India’s leading and most diversified NBFC. An engineer from University of Pune, Sanjiv holds a Master’s Degree from University of Warwick and MBA from Harvard. He was nominated as Business Today’s Top CEO of 2005, and EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014.

JOS OBERDORF - Hague

Partner at DENKSTOF Architecture and Planning; Owner, NPK Design; Professor at the Delft Technical University.

Prof. ANIL SINHA - Ahmedabad

Principal Designer, Faculty of Communication Design; Activity Chairperson, IDS and IP&P, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad (India).

Dr. ALBERT INYOUNG CHOI - Seoul

Founder and president of United Designs Alliance (UDA); Director of the Design Research & Education Lab (DREL); Honorable Professor at Shanghai Normal University (SHNU) in China; Professor of Brand Design at Hanyang University in Korea.

ANAEZI MODU - New York

Founder and CEO, REBRAND™, has extensive experience in design and strategic repositioning to meet business objectives.

PROF. MP RANJAN - Ahmedabad

Faculty of Design; Head, NID Centre for Bamboo Initiatives, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad (India).

ADIL DARUKHANAWALA - Pune

Editor-in-chief, ZigWheels, India’s leading automotive magazine.

MUQEEM KHAN - Los Angeles

In 1996 he became the first Pakistani visual effects artist in the Hollywood film industry. Motion picture credits with Walt Disney and Square USA include Deep Rising, George of the Jungle, Flubber, Armageddon and Final Fantasy.

PRASOON PANDEY - Mumbai

Renowned Indian director of advertising films. Founder, Director, Corcoise Films, Mumbai.

SHRADHA SHARMA - Bangalore

Founder and Chief Editor of YourStory. Armed with degrees from St. Stephens College, Delhi and MICA, Ahmedabad, she earlier worked with the Times of India and CNBC TV18. In 2015, she was included in the list of 500 LinkedIn Influencers across the world; and received the L’Oreal Paris Femina Award for Online Influence.

AMAN NATH - Delhi

Indian writer, hotelier, and architectural restorer. He is the co-founder and co-chairman of Neemrana Hotels, and credited with pioneering the heritage hotels movement in India.

ELIZABETH TUNSTALL - Melbourne

Associate Professor, Design Anthropology at Swinburne University of Technology.

SUDHIR SHARMA - Pune

Founder of INDI Design, India. Founder and president of ‘Design India’ (India’s largest social community of professional designers); and Chief Editor of POOL Magazine (for Design, Innovation and Art).

SHRIYA NAGI - Pune

Director Content & Design, POOL Magazine. Senior Graphic Designer, INDI Design.

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Initiated by POOL Magazine in 2015, "India’s Best Design Studio Awards" are the first to recognize Design Studios for their professional work, business practices and transparency. INDI Design started publishing POOL Magazine in 2010 with the mission of bringing Indian talent in Design, Innovation, and Art into the limelight. The digital avatar of this monthly print magazine is available for annual subscription at www.indipool.com

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