New month, new jury: meet the professionals judging Frame Awards submissions in November.

Our new Frame Awards judging process is well underway: November marks the third month of our monthly revolving juries, meaning a fresh batch of professionals will take a seat at the proverbial judging table. Installing monthly revolving juries is an effort to become more inclusive, engaging and transparent, by opening up our judging panel to the entire spectrum of the design industry, inviting all to apply to take part. November’s members will draw on their diverse backgrounds and expertise to add a wealth of perspectives to the judging process.

Spanning Asia, Europe, North America and Africa, and including those in design, strategy and education roles, our November jury was selected with a close eye on gender parity, age equality and the strong representation of people from various ethnic groups. Frame is committed to sustain its values and promise of creating more opportunities for participation, offering our platform to designers, manufacturers and clients from a broad range of backgrounds.

The brand-new jury will vote and comment on submitted projects during the month of November.

Hand selected by our awards team from scores of applicants, we are happy to announce the third jury of the Frame Awards 2021, chosen for their vast array of experiences and professional backgrounds.

Paul Bishop, Founder of Bishop Design

The creative catalyst behind some of the Middle East’s most celebrated venues, Paul Bishop is known for disrupting the norm. After establishing Bishop Design by Paul Bishop back in 2004, he’s produced a number of award-winning projects, from Massimo Bottura’s renowned restaurant Torno Subito to entertainment destination Wavehouse and iconic hotel destinations including SLS Hotels & Residences. Bishop Design by Paul Bishop is now an international design house with 30+ personnel and projects that span United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, US, The Bahamas and more.  

Emma Wynn, Director at Brinkworth

Emma Wynn joined Brinkworth in London in 2013 as an associate director with nine years of commercial retail design experience. In previous roles with several award-winning design agencies, including Imagination, Four IV and The One-Off, she worked on a range of project types with such international brands as Aston Martin and Mulberry, and household names as Samsung, EE and Sky. Wynn was promoted to director at Brinkworth in 2015, and has since been responsible for leading projects and teams as they cater for a list of clients that includes JD Sports, Supreme, House of Fraser, Puma, Fiorucci, Sonos and Rapha.

Valerie Roosma, Interior Designer/Associate at HOK

New York City-based interior designer Valerie Roosma currently works on large-scale workplace projects at global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm HOK. Her role encompasses a wide range of skill sets, from strategy consulting to space planning to concept ideation and finish, material and furniture selection. She has acted as lead designer for such clients as creative transformation company WPP and international developer Lendlease.

Q Lin, Cofounder of Various Associates

Q Lin, cofounder of Shenzhen-based Various Associates, studied interior design in London. She pays close attention to the relationships between people, space and the environment in her work, emphasizing how spatial experiences influence our emotions and behaviour. Lin strives to endow each project with its own attitude.

Zaiba Mian, Professor at Humber College

Designer, artist and educator Zaiba Mian is a professor at Humber College in Toronto, Canada. She is also a board member of PAVE (Planning and Visual Education) and recently served as an interior design consultant for a World Bank-funded incubator project in the Maldives. Education in architecture at McGill, along with interior/spatial design at UK’s Chelsea College, has shaped her interdisciplinary design approach. 

Otto Ng, Cofounder and Design Director at LAAB

Otto Ng is the cofounder and design director of LAAB Architects, a Hong Kong-based collective of architects, artists, engineers, makers and sociologists focusing on spatial innovations. The transdisciplinary team is vital to the diversity of projects at LAAB, whose clients range from major property developers and luxury brands (such as Leica and Hermès) to tech companies (9GAG, Goodnotes) and cultural institutions (f22 foto space, West Kowloon Cultural District). Winner of the 2019 Frame Award for Best Craftsmanship, LAAB follows a creative process driven by what it calls ‘digital craftsmanship’: a unique blend of digital technology and traditional craftsmanship.

Paul West, Strategy Director at Dalziel & Pow

Heading up strategy and transformation at London-based brand and retail experience design agency Dalziel & Pow, Paul West has a diverse background that includes architecture, service design, branding, and digital and experiential media. He taps into that diversity, joining the dots between them as he helps D&P’s clients to build engaging brands and enhance the total brand experience. West is also a Nesta Creative Pioneer, a DBA mentor, an RSA Fellow and a regular industry voice.

Luis F Rueda, Founder of LFR Design Studio

Ecuador-born Luis Rueda moved to New York City in 1975, where he now runs his consultancy, LFR Design Studio. Rueda has designed brand experiences for Nike, Sonos, Herman Miller and Starbucks, where he led the creative team behind the Reserve and Princi stores. He is the editor of the monograph Robert A.M. Stern: Buildings and Projects 1981–1985, and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture from Columbia University.

Agata Pilip, Store Designer at Nike

Agata Pilip has spent the last decade working for studios such as Marcel Wanders in Amsterdam and Dalziel & Pow in London. Currently based in Amsterdam, Pilip is supporting Nike EMEA store design, working on implementing innovative retail experiences such as the Nike House of Innovation in Paris. To add her voice to the current sustainable lifestyle landscape, she founded Doctrine Curated, a retail platform dedicated to crafted objects. 

Mike Long, Founding Principal of _Novospace

Mike Long is the founding principal of _Novospace, an award-winning interior architecture firm based in Durban and Cape Town, South Africa, with a portfolio of commercial and residential projects. Long believes locality should be a key design factor in each of _Novospace’s projects, which are spread through South Africa and the wider continent.

Xin Lin, Spatial Design Director at OPPO

As spatial design director at OPPO, the world's leading smart device manufacturer and innovator, Shenzhen-based Xin Lin advocates people-centric principles. Holding a Master’s degree in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, she aims to take customers on unique journeys by coordinating technology, space, visual effects and user experiences.

Serhii Makhno, Founder of Sergey Makhno Architects and Makhno Art Foundation

Kiev-based Serhii Makhno is an architect, designer, ceramist and art collector, and founded both Sergey Makhno Architects and cultural project Makhno Art Foundation. For 17 years he has been glorifying the Ukrainian contemporary style and sharing it with the rest of the world. Makhno is a speaker at Ukrainian design and art events and has been a member of numerous international design juries.

Michelle Wilkie, Director at TP Bennett

Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Michelle Wilkie joined London-based design and architecture firm TP Bennett in 2013. She has worked across a range of sectors from technology and communications to financial services and hospitality design, with clients including Spotify, Investec, Sony Mobile, Deutsche Bank and Facebook. Workplace wellness is of particular interest to Wilkie, and she is inspired to create spaces that encourage happiness, health and productivity.

Dongzi Yang, Cofounder of Various Associates

Dongzi Yang studied architecture in London before cofounding Shenzhen-based architecture and interior design practice Various Associates. Building a portfolio of commercial, recreational and cultural projects – including retail stores, restaurants and galleries – Yang focuses on sustainable design and material research. 

Jonghwan Baek, Founder of WGNB

After ten years at Wallga Associates, Jonghwan Baek founded spatial design studio WGNB in Seoul, South Korea. He stretches the firm’s focus beyond interiors to include architecture, lighting, furniture and product design, following the mantra ‘See the same thing, but think differently’. While redefining the boundaries between various fields of design, WGNB creates projects that balance context, form, functionality, structure, detail and materials.

Every month we will appoint new jury members to offer more opportunities to our community to connect with the work of their peers and each other. Want to become a judge in the December jury? Then submit your motivation and resume to jury@frameweb.com.

Be sure to
join our next live judging session with the October jury on 10 November 2020. The month's winner and honourable mentions will be announced early next week.