WIA Judges are experts in their sectors, and are chosen to represent a global view of illustration.

Meet our WIA2022 judges below – click on the image to read more about each judge! We’ll add them as they are confirmed.


Emma Hurley, Art Buyer, Ogilvy South Africa

Sion Prys, Integrated Producer, Adam&Eve DDB, NY, USA

Liam White, Print and Digital Producer, Craft WW, UK

Alternative Publishing

Dapo Adeola, illustrator based in UK

Allison Colpoys, Designer and Illustrator, Australia

Katriona Chapman, Head of Marketing, Avery Hill Publishing, UK

Book Covers

Hazel Lam, Senior Designer, HarperCollins ANZ

Ilse Font, Editor, Alma Editorial, Spain

portrait photo go John Fontana judge BC

John Fontana, SVP, Creative Director, Doubleday at the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, USA

Children’s Publishing, sponsored by Walker Books

Marssaié Jordan, Creative Director,
Knights Of, UK

Mingzhou Zhang, President, IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People), China

Jonathan Eaton, Co-Publisher, Tilbury House Publishers, USA

Commercial Publishing

Donna Payne is Creative Director at Faber & Faber, UK

Mirabelle Korn, Editor, Chronicle Books, USA

Mark Ecob, Art Director at Mecob Design, UK

Design, Product & Packaging

Naomi Usher, Creative Director, Studio Usher, USA

Brian Webb, Designer, Webb & Webb, UK

Barbara Malagoli, Illustrator and Artist, UK

Editorial, sponsored by Procreate

Kevin Wilson FT ED judge WIA2022

Kevin Wilson, Head of Editorial Design, Financial Times, UK

Amanda Soto, Art Director, USA

Alice Buda, Senior Designer, frankie magazine, Australia


photo of Zhu Qiuzhen, EX judge

Thoka Maer, Art Director at Google Doodle, USA

Zhu Qiuzhen, President of Shenzhen Illustration Association (SIA), China

Abel Reverter, Director at Cabeza Patata, UK

Science & Technology

Katie Belloff portrait bw

Katie Belloff, Art Director, The New York Times, T Brand Studio, USA

Marcus Webb, Co-Founder, Slow Journalism Company, UK

Elena Lacey, Art Director, Wired, USA

Site Specific

Antra Svarcs, illustrator and illustration director at Alltrue, USA

Alice Oehr, Artist and Designer, Australia

Gábor Patkós, Director, Patkós Studio, Hungary

Judges of previous WIAs have included editors, art directors and publishers from organisations including Penguin, WeTransfer, Twitter, Laurence King, Google Images, TIME Magazine, Wired and many more!