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.


Alternative Publishing

Dapo Adeola, illustrator based in UK

Book Covers

Hazel Lam, Senior Designer, HarperCollins ANZ

Children’s Publishing, sponsored by Walker Books

Marssaié Jordan, Creative Director,
Knights Of, UK

Commercial Publishing

Donna Payne is Creative Director at Faber, UK

Design, Product & Packaging

Naomi Usher, Creative Director, Studio Usher, USA

Brian Webb, Designer, Webb & Webb, UK

Editorial, sponsored by Procreate

Kevin Wilson FT ED judge WIA2022

Kevin Wilson, Head of Editorial Design, Financial Times


photo of Zhu Qiuzhen, EX judge

Thoka Maer, Art Director at Google Doodle, USA

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

Science & Technology

Katie Belloff portrait bw

Katie Belloff, Art Director, Popular Science, USA

Site Specific

Antra Svarcs, illustrator and illustration director at Alltrue, USA

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!