Full Judging Panel for the World Illustration Awards 2018 Announced


The Association of Illustrators, in partnership with Directory of Illustration, is delighted to announce the full list of judges for the World Illustration Awards 2018. The jury represents a variety of industry insiders from around the globe, ranging from practicing artists to commissioners of illustration from some of the industry’s most respected names including Penguin Books, Laurence King Publishing, TIME, WeTransfer and Twitter.


Mike Dorrian, Group Executive Director of Wordsearch, London, and Research category judge says: “WIA 2018 brings together the most creative, ingenious and skilful illustrators of today. I’ll be looking out for all of those characteristics when it comes to judging the winner of the research category.”


Each panel will judge their respective categories, before deciding on the Overall Winners of the Awards who for the first time will be awarded cash prizes, courtesy of sponsor rOtring.


Advertising, sponsored by Procreate

Doris Tydeman, Creative Producer, VCCP, London, UK

Kieran Moroney, Senior Creative, Y&R Melbourne, Australia

Tamara Lund, Senior Integrated Producer, VML, New York, USA


Books Category, sponsored by NoBrow

Alla Motina, Deputy CEO, Azbooka-Atticus Publishing Group, Russia

Richard Bravery, Senior Literary Designer, Penguin Books, London, U

W. H. Chong, Design Director, Text Publishing, Melbourne, Australia


Children’s Books, sponsored by Walker Books

Chloë Pursey, Commissioning Editor, Laurence King Publishing, London, UK

Mireia Trius, Founder, Zahori Books, Barcelona, Spain

Yumi Chen, Designer and Art Director, Artokids, Taiwan



Alexia Webber, Designer, Hatch, San Francisco, USA

Natalia Giménez, Editor-in-Chief, Minchō Magazine, Madrid, Spain

Paul Willoughby, Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director, Human After All, London, UK


Editorial, sponsored by Eye Magazine

Astrid Müller, Digital Art Director, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich, Germany

Carrie Gee, Senior Art Director, TIME, New York, USA

Richard Maclean, Executive Creative Director, John Brown Novus, Singapore



Martin Craster, Creative Strategist, Twitter, Los Angeles, USA

Rob Alderson, Editor-in-Chief, WeTransfer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Valentina d’Efilippo, information designer, illustrator and author



Mike Dorrian, Group Executive Creative Director, Wordsearch, London, UK

Rob Orchard, Director, The Slow Journalism Company, London, UK

Robert Brinkerhoff, Dean of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, USA


Site Specific

Cat Powell, Manager, Artfelt, Sheffield, UK

Grafflex, Art Director, Amoeba Culture and Coolrain Studio, Seoul, South Korea

Jasper Wong, Founder and Lead Director, POW!WOW! Hawaii, USA


The deadline to enter the World Illustration Awards is 6 February 2018.


30th January 2018

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