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Design Impact Awards 2014 / Design Impact Awards 2014 Judges

Design Impact Awards 2014 Judges 05 May 2014

Ian Callum (Chair)

Ian Callum, RDI, Jaguar Director of Design, was born in Dumfries, Scotland.  Ian attended a course in Industrial Design at Glasgow School of Art which was followed by a 2-year course in Automobile Design at the Royal College of Art. 

Ian spent the first 12 years of his career working in Ford Design studios, where he contributed to the creation of the Escort RS Cosworth and the Ghia Via Concept.  Later, as Chief Designer of TWR Design, he was responsible for the Aston Martin DB7 and Vanquish.

Ian joined Jaguar in 1999 but continued to manage Aston Martin Design, developing the DB9 as well as directing Jaguar Design where he and his team created, amongst others, the R-Coupe, RD-6, C-X75 and C-X17 concepts.  Heralding an exciting new era for the brand, each of his cars takes the design theme further and continues to reinforce Jaguar as a creator of 'fast, beautiful cars.'  The first of the new models was the current XK, followed by the XF and XJ.  Representing the latest in Jaguar design is the exciting all-new 2-seater sports car, the Jaguar F-TYPE.

Ian continues to lead a team of highly talented designers at the Jaguar Design Studios in Coventry and has been acknowledged as one of the world's foremost design talents.  Ian has received 5 honorary doctorates from universities around the world.

Caroline Parkinson

Caroline’s previous role was as Director (Scotland & Northern Ireland) for Creative & Cultural Skills. Immediately prior to joining CC Skills, she ran her own management consultancy and worked freelance as a photographer. She was manager of the independent film and television producers' organisation, PACT Scotland & NI between 1994 and 1997, and prior to that was a Theatre-in-Education producer. She was a Scottish Squad Rhythmic Gymnast and coach, as a singer and pianist she has performed in a number of bands, and she is a published and exhibited photographer.

Keith Bruce

Keith Bruce has been arts editor of The Herald in Glasgow for 20 years, having covered the city's year as European City of Culture in 1990 as a reporter for the paper. During Glasgow's year as UK City of Architecture and Design in 1999 he served on a panel awarding grants for innovative product design to help them towards production.

A graduate of Glasgow University, he leads a course in Current Issues there for honours Theatre Studies students, and serves on the boards of Enterprise Music Scotland and Glasgow Jazz Festival. He presented the STV arts magazine programme Don't Look Down.

Philip Long

Mr Philip Long is Director of V&A Dundee and Honorary Professor of the University of Dundee. Mr Long was previously Senior Curator of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. From 2008 he also led the National Galleries of Scotland’s Artist Rooms project. An acknowledged expert in Scottish art and design, Philip has organised exhibitions and written highly praised publications on William Gillies, Anne Redpath, the Scottish Colourists, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and on the architect Basil Spence. V&A Dundee is being delivered by Design Dundee Ltd, a ground-breaking partnership between the Victoria and Albert Museum - the world's greatest museum of art and design - and Dundee City Council, the Universities of Dundee and Abertay, and Scottish Enterprise.

Ian Elder

Ian Elder manages The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture. Ian has a wealth of experience in business and has also worked with a variety of public sector organisations. He is also keen to find ways to provide practical support to Designers. The Lighthouse was instrumental in the creation of MAKLab, Scotland’s first public access digital fabrication studios.

Ross Hunter

Ross Hunter is an architect and founding Director of Graven. Having trained at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, and after a spell at ECB in Los Angeles, he qualified in 1987. In parallel with a two-year stint at Elder and Cannon, he established Graven, with co-director Janice Kirkpatrick in 1986.

Graven is a cross-disciplinary design studio of over 30 graphic, interior and exhibition designers, architects, CAD visualisers and illustrators bringing a creative and brand-led approach to the design of environments and communications. Graven is industry-leading and expert in creating successful retail, leisure and corporate environments in Banking & Finance, Hotels & Leisure, Education & Health and Luxury Goods, and across both Public and Corporate sectors.

Ross has led projects for Volkswagen AG, A&DS, British Airways, BBC, British Council, 10 Downing Street, Clydesdale Bank, G1 Group, RBS, Standard Life and ROX, as well as a series of hotel projects for international brands including Radisson Blu and Missoni.

He has long been an advocate for the development of Glasgow’s Merchant City.


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