The Jury

The Jury

Petra Roth


Born and raised in Germany, her career began in Singapore working with colour separation and offset printing. After twenty six years of making decisions and taking responsibility, PR Service Graphique - the independent firm she founded based near Paris - cultivates a direct, energetic approach to its core market by creating a broad range of project, from wrappers to entire packaging systems, from gift cases that tell a story to promotional paper objects. A unique, flexible, fast-reacting company where laser cutting, 3D embossing and screen printing all converge on to a single focal point: the idea and its accurate execution. Petra Roth is forever pursuing excellence in design and craftsmanship, through uncompromising quality standards that major luxury houses appreciate, including: Chanel Parfums Beauté, Parfums Hermès, Cartier, Bulgari and Parfums Dior. Technical sophistication dominated by a natural capacity to achieve the enchantment that brands need to elicit empathy.


Simon Esterson


He is a publication designer. His studio, Esterson Associates, has worked on projects for The Guardian newspaper in London, the NZZ in Zurich and Publico in Lisbon. He was creative director of Italian architecture title Domus. He is design consultant to Tate Publishing in London and Art Director of the international graphic design magazine Eye. Simon is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale and a Royal Designer for Industry. Since 2014 he’s the Art Director of PULP magazine and he won the “Art Director of the Year” of the British Society of Magazine Editors Award 2015.


Xavier Bas Baslè


After studying at Elisava  (Higher School of Design and Engineering, Barcelona), Xavier Bas began his professional career with Enrich Franch, with whom he contributed to the design of exhibitions and museum installations. He was Art Director at Taula de Disseny, where he managed communication, corporate identity and packaging projects. He then became a Partner of Summa Comunicació, a branding services agency.  In 1998, he founded Xavier Bas Disseny, a creative branding and packaging design workshop that he currently manages with Miquel Capo. He has taught design topics for 30 years. He directed the latest editions of the Wine Label Creativity Laboratory for the Master's Degree in Packaging at the Elisava School. He is a member of ADG-FAD - Association of Art Directors and Graphic Designers - and member of the FAD Executive Board (promotion of arts and design). He is a consultant for the International Group Relations Conference “Authority, Role, Negotiation” (Belgium).


Jane Hyne


Jane studied Book and Periodical Publishing at Napier University, Edinburgh.
She then pursued this field as a career in London in the world of Magazines but soon focused on book production with Thomas Nelson, where she was appointed as a Print Buyer and Estimator and then Publishing Co-ordinator. She moved into the colourful world of Children’s Publications with HarperCollins in late-1993 where she dedicated her efforts to highly illustrated new Picture Books, working with many of the finest Children’s Authors and Illustrators of the day. In late-1995, she moved to Collins and Brown, later becoming Production Director. She joined the National Gallery Company as Production Manager in April 2001 where she is responsible for pre-press and production of all printed commercial materials ranging from Exhibition Catalogues to postcards and posters, as well as advising on all three-dimensional product ranges requiring the reproduction of a Gallery Image such as placemats, umbrellas and ceramics through to NGC-branded retail packaging. In addition to all this she now handles a fast-growing and successful Licensing Business line. She advises Clients how to achieve the best possible reproductions from licensed images.


Thomas Manss


Thomas Manss started his career at Erik Spiekermann’s Metadesign in Berlin. During his five years at Sedley Place Design he ran design projects for some of Germany’s leading companies including Volkswagen, Schering, Deutsche Bundespost and Deutsche Bundesbank. In 1989 he joined Pentagram in London and collaborated with Alan Fletcher on design programmes for Scandinavian Airlines, The Barbican Arts Centre, Shakespeare’s Globe and a competition entry for a new City of Berlin identity.
In 1993, Thomas Manss & Company London was founded followed by offices in Berlin, Florence and Rio de Janeiro. Thomas Manss & Company’s work has won numerous awards in the UK, US and Germany as well as having been selected for the Biennale for Graphic Design in Brno. Thomas Manss’ personal reputation is reflected by invitations to lecture in Europe, Russia and Brazil. In 1994, he was appointed Visiting Professor for Corporate Identity at FH Potsdam. He was elected a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers and has been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the D&AD and the Society of Typographic Designers since 1996.

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