THE JURY 2015

Jose Sebastian Gomez
Jose Sebastian GomezShilo
Jose Sebastian Gomez is an Emmy Award winning director and artist. His prolific history in skateboarding, street culture & fine art have all fed his talent for filmmaking and influenced his unique perspective on storytelling. Whether it be live action, animation or the mixture of the two, his stories all share a wit and a magical quality that blur the lines of reality and fantasy. As founder and director of Shilo, his multidisciplinary approach to filmmaking has brought successful projects to life for a large client list including The Walking Dead, DC Shoes, Scion, Verizon, Ford, GE, Electronic Arts, Mercedes-Benz/Smart,US Census and Anheuser-Busch.

http://www.shilo.tv/jose-gomez/

Michelle Xie
Michelle XieMirari&Co.
Michelle Xie is the Co-founder and Executive Producer of award winning studio Mirari&Co. Since 2010, the studio has been refreshing the industry through their innovative designs and dynamic animations. They are specialized in high-end motion graphic and animation production, apply to a wide range across channel branding, TV/ cinema commercials and animation short films. Their works have received series awards in Promax ANZ/Asia, AEAF Awards, and have been exhibited at international festivals around the world.

www.mirari.tv

Joshua Harvey
Joshua HarveyIndependent director
Joshua Harvey started his career in 2005 at Psyop’s NY studio after studying at the School of Visual Arts. From there he has worked on campaigns big and small in roles that run the gamut of the production process. As Creative Director at Buck’s LA office Joshua co-lead and worked on several award winning projects. Among them was last year’s Bass Award’s Best Explanatory Video – Childline: First Step. As well, Joshua co-lead the studio’s project for Good Books “Metamorphosis,” which, amongst many accolades, won Gold for Animation at the London International Awards and the Designism Award at the Art Directors Club. Joshua has recently branched out as an independent director.

www.joshuaharvey.com

Johnason Lo
Johnason LoJL Design
Johnason Lo is the founder & creative director of JL DESIGN. The pioneering motion graphics studio in Asia has garnered awards at PromaxBDA, Red Dot, iF and successfully rebrand various global channels brands like Aljazeera News Channel, HBO Asia, Disney Channel Taiwan, v.QQ / Tencent , CCTV9 Documentary Channel, and China Business Network.

www.jldesign.tv

Lilit Hayrapetyan
Lilit HayrapetyanPsyop
Lilit Hayrapetyan is an Art director, Designer and 3D artist based in the Los Angeles area.

Born and raised in Armenia, Lilit was influenced by an array of art mediums in her youth. From cultural and traditional drawing to contemporary art and sculpturing, her early exposure to visual expression later inspired her to study design at the Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts in Armenia. Towards the end of her Academy, she started her professional career at the leading Motion Design studio in Armenia, Triadastudio. Here she gained the opportunity to build an extensive knowledge of 3D. After 10 years of work experience at Triadastudio, Lilit was invited to the Los Angeles based Design Studio, Prologue.

She currently works at Psyop as an Art Director, designer and 3D artist.

www.lilithayrapetyan.com

Mate Steimforth
Mate SteimforthSehsucht

After wasting much of his youth in front of the computer, he wasted some more time with studying graphic design before deciding to do animation, which is what he wanted to do in the first place anyways.Several stints at several amazing studios in several cities – including Madrid and New York as a Creative Director at PSYOP – led him to a settled position as a Partner and Creative Director of SEHSUCHT in Berlin. Here he works with a hardcore bunch of crazy design fanatics on their signature style of moving images. His work has been rewarded in several industry awards.

www.matesteinforth.com

www.sehsucht.de

Thiago Maia
Thiago MaiaCookie Studio

Thiago Maia has being working in the design and animation industry for over 15 years. He started his career in São Paulo, where he worked for 3 years before moving to London.After many years freelancing in London, Thiago decided to open his own design and animation studio called Cake. In the last 4 years, he has being working as Creative Director for clients like MTV, Cartoon Network, BBC, Microsoft, Nickelodeon, and Nokia to name a few… after 4 years as Cake, he decided to re-brand and have a new name and look for the studio- under the name Cookie Studio. And if that wasn’t enough, he also co-organizes London’s animation nights “See No Evil” and collaborates for magazines like Computer Arts.

www.cookiestudio.tv

Roberto Puig
Roberto PuigDon Porfirio Broadcast Design
Graphic Designer with more than 10 years of experience in the digital animation industry. He has participated and directed proyects for internatinal clients such us NBC SPORTS, ABC, ESPN, MLB NETWORK, BBC ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD NETWORK, TELEVISA and more others.

Actually he is the General Director of DON PORFIRIO, Mexican Broadcast Design and Motion Graphics Studio based in the city of Mérida, Yucatan.

www.donporfirio.tv

Paula Williams
Paula WilliamsWonder
Paula has over 20 years experience in broadcast design. Starting her career at the BBC, she then joined RedBee Media before founding Wonder with Tim Platt in 2011. She has designed and directed engaging and effective identities for brands across the globe including Discovery, Canal Plus, BBC, Univision and Orange. Her work is recognised by organisations such as The Royal Television Society, Bafta, D&AD, Promax and New York Festivals.

www.wondercreative.co.uk

Ramón Verdet
Ramón VerdetAMC Networks Iberia
Ramón Verdet has developed his entire career on TV marketing and promotion writing and/or directing most of the campaigns, documentaries and series in which he has taken part as creative on-air coordinator at AMC Netwoks Iberia (formerly Chello Multicanal), the biggest thematic TV channels producer company in Spain and Portugal. Ramón Verdet has achieved with his woks more than 38 international awards (including 23 Promax Awards -7 World Promax-). Moreover, he was delegate producer in more than 110 documentaries, wrote and directed two documentary series and produced 3 documentaries which achieved 11 awards in international festivals.

www.amcnetworks.es