Judges – Meet the 2013 Entyce Design Awards Judges

Claire Young

Claire Young, is the straight talking, no-nonsense business woman who is well known for reaching the final of series 4 of BBC1’s The Apprentice (2008) watched by over 11 million viewers.

She is passionate about promoting entrepreneurship and enterprise to our younger generation.

Now a successful young businesswoman she hopes that her story will motivate others to realise that with hard work, drive and determination anything is possible.

Rebecca Romero

Rebecca is a very unique athlete. An Olympic silver medalist and World Champion in the sport of rowing, Rebecca took up cycling with the aim of achieving the same elite standard.

She is the first British athlete and only the second woman in history to medal in two different sports.

Rebecca now runs Romero Performance where she offers high performance coaching, sports science support and consultancy to everyday amateur athletes.

judge Jane Entwistle

Jane Entwistle

Jane Entwistle is the Co Founder of the Entyce Design Awards and Creative Director at Entyce and is closely involved with the Awards.

Jane realised just how competitive the world of design is when she graduated and had to fight off hundreds of other candidates to secure her first role as a graphic designer.

The Entyce Design Awards means a lot to Jane, as she is very passionate about finding and nurturing great talent within the design industry.

judge Libby Entwisle

Libby Entwisle

Libby Entwisle is the Co Founder of the Entyce Design Awards and Managing Director at Entyce. She is keen to get as much out of the Awards for the students as possible.

Libby likes to see the thought process behind the entries and values the supporting information that is entered.

The support the EDA gives UK charities is paramount to Libby and she continually endeavours to discover category opportunities to challenge students and aid the chosen organisation.

judge Paul Vokaty

Paul Vokaty

Paul Vokaty is the Technical Director at Entyce. What Paul doesn’t know about coding really isn’t worth knowing!

Although Paul is definitely more of a ‘techi’ than a creative he certainly knows great design when he sees it.

As one of our categories focuses on web design, you should ensure you impress Paul with your designs.

judge Kathryn Jenkinson

Kathryn Jenkinson

Kathryn Jenkinson is Entyce’s fabulously talented copywriter.

Kathryn will be keeping her beady eye out for strong supporting copy throughout your work. Make sure you spell check everything! It’s a shame to let a good design down with a spelling or grammatical error. Kathryn will be looking out for clever strap-lines, so use your imagination to develop designs that go one step further.

The judges are keen to see your creative thinking and to discover the research and thought process that lead to your finished design. Attention to detail is a must so make sure your submissions are proof read to avoid spelling mistakes and typos.

judge Marie Carney

Marie Carney

As winner of the 2011 EDA, Marie Carney keeps in close communication with the EDA team. Her illustrative skills and creative eye have been employed on various occasions throughout Entyce.

“I have worked on a variety of current projects for Entyce giving invaluable experience and an insight into the workings of a busy creative agency. I would recommend entering the EDA to all graphic design students.”

Emma Bellis

Emma has had an impressive domestic & international career in Event and Destination Management, experienced in product launches, awards ceremonies, networking events, congresses & VIP corporate incentives to high security summits & corporate hospitality including the Rugby and Cricket World Cup, Monaco Grand Prix, Wimbledon etc. Destination campaigns for Cheshire and a Strategic Marketer. Currently the Commercial, Business and Events Manager for Marketing Cheshire.

Lucy Brooks

Lucy Brooks is Fundraising Project Manager at Access Sport and is excited to be involved this year. With a background in design, Lucy was interested to hear about how the charity could get involved with EDA, and benefit from up and coming creative talent.

The Awards represent a great opportunity for Access Sport, with gaining bespoke fresh ideas for the charity’s website and branding. This is a unique opportunity for the charity, who otherwise would be unable to fund such creative input.

Debbie Edwards

With over 20 years experience within the creative industry Debbie is well placed to judge this year’s entries. Debbie is looking forward to seeing some amazing campaigns in addition to working alongside the fantastic new design talent that is emerging across the country.

She is looking for innovative, eye catching concepts that have a real thought process behind them and is preparing to be wowed. Access Sports has a chance to build a legacy out of the success of the Olympic Games – everyone who takes part in EDA 2013 has a chance to be part of that legacy and the career opportunities this could provide cannot be underestimated.