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Danish Design Award 2017: Here is the jury
6. February 2017
See the 18 persons who will assess the design solutions submitted to Denmarks major design award, the Danish Design Award.
Jury of the Danish Design Award 2017
The members of the jury for Danish Design Award 2017.

As the Danish Design Award celebrates its second year, the jury has grown by four members as ambassadors for four new categories. Also the four new categories – Building MarketsFostering Partnerships, Improved Welfare og Game Changer – celebrates businesses and designers for the difference their solutions make for industry and society.

Each member of the jury functions as ambassador for one of the 18 categories, based on their competences and field of work. The winner of the 19th category, the special award People’s Choice, is found by online popular vote among all the finalists.

- We are very proud to present this year’s jury. The members make up a highly qualified team with business and design competences to match the categories and evaluation criteria of the award. The fundamental purpose of the Danish Design Award is to act as an eye-opener to business and industry regarding the value created by design in companies, in society at large and for the citizens. Another key purpose is to bring the design field together – the excellent partnership between Design denmark and the Danish Design Centre is one example, along with our new partnerships in the cities of Kolding and Aarhus. This makes it all the more gratifying to note that the jury represents such a wide range of design areas, education, foundations and businesses,’ says the Danish Design Award jury chairperson, Jesper von Wieding.

The jury of the Danish Design Award 2017 is:

  • Peter Hebin Bruun (Head of Communications, The Danish Growth Fund)
    –Ambassador for the category Employment Growth
  • Mads Quistgaard (Design Director, Urgent Agency)
    –Ambassador for the category Message Received
  • Dan Boyter (Non-executive officer, board member and principal shareholder of Pressalit A/S)
    – Ambassador for the category Save Money
  • Claus Skytte (Creative strategist, writer and speaker)
    – Ambassador for the category Share Resources
  • Lars Thøgersen (CEO and founder, CPH ID)
    – Ambassador for the category Building Markets
  • Hân Pham (Designer, founder and owner of Yellowone Design)
    – Ambassador for the category Better Work
  • Henrik Jeppesen (Founding partner and director, Attention Group)
    – Ambassador for the category Daily Life
  • Jakob Wagner (Designer and owner of Jakob Wagner Studio)
    – Ambassador for the category Feel Good
  • Kigge Hvid (CEO and co-founder INDEX: Design to Improve Life)
    – Ambassador for the category Better Learning
  • Pil Bredahl (Designer and owner of Pil Bredahl Design, board member Design denmark)
    – Ambassador for the category Clean Society
  • Kasper Salto (Designer / co-founder Salto & Sigsgaard)
    – Ambassador for the category Healthy Life
  • Lotte Lyngsted Jepsen Innovation Director and partner Hatch & Bloom)
    – Ambassador for the category Outstanding Service
  • Helene Bækmark (CEO, Faaborg Midtfyn Municipality)
    – Ambassador for the category Fostering Partnerships
  • Lene Dammand Lund (rector of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and conservation (KADK), board member Design denmark)
    – Ambassador for the category Improved Welfare
  • Thomas Madsen-Mygdal (CEO and co-founder Twentythree)
    – Ambassador for the category Game Changer
  • Richard Hsu (Co-founder and creative director  Pan-Asia network / curator and creative director  TEDx Shanghai and TEDx Senior Ambassador to China)
    – Ambassador for the category Visionary Concepts
  • David Carlson (Senior Design Strategist and consultant (creative management) at IKEA of Sweden / founder of David Carlson Agency, David Report, Designboost, and David Design)
    – Ambassador for the category Icon Award
  • Hans Emil Gjerding (Architect, designer and partner, Hans Thyge & co / indehaver Studio Jægersborg / examiner Roskilde University and former chairman of examinators, KADK)
    – Ambassador for the category Young Talent

Jury chairmanship (without voting rights):

  • Jesper von Wieding, Jury Chairman (Strategic Creative Director Pearlfisher / 3X / bestyrelsesmedlem Design denmark)
  • Susanne Schenstrøm, (Project Manager, Art Director, Danish Design Centre)
  • Christina Melander, (Programme Director, Danish Design Centre)