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ARTSTHREAD is pleased to announce the list of industry judges participating in this year’s Global Design Graduate Show 2022 in collaboration with GUCCI. Following the success of the inaugural Global Design Graduate Show in 2020, ARTSTHREAD has, for the third year running, teamed up with GUCCI who, as in 2021, will be the exclusive partner for the Global Design Graduate Show 2022. The 2020 show was the first ever online showcase of the world’s leading emerging artists and designers and was created as a proactive response to the cancellation of end of year student exhibitions worldwide due to the pandemic. It has been ARTSTHREAD’s vision over the last 13 years to support the future generations of creative talent and by teaming up with GUCCI for 2022, ARTSTHREAD will be able to offer students a chance to succeed in gaining employment or launching their own brands during these unprecedented times. Following on from the roster of high-profile industry judges in 2020 & 2021, ARTSTHREAD and GUCCI have enlisted distinguished and esteemed creatives from across the globe to assist in judging the 2022 competition. We are proud to include Lionel Vermeil, Luxury Prospective Director from Kering amongst our renowned judges. The Global Design Graduate Show 2022 in collaboration with GUCCI is divided per creative specialism, each with its own selection of high-profile judges.

Digital, Visual Communication and Film

Aurélia Durand / Ben Lavender Sky / Barry Fantoni / Chris Marsh Splendid Unlimited / Christine Tröstrum Berlin International Film Festival / Cosimo Surace Stranger & Stranger / Dave Gibson Draught Design / Dina Amin Tinker Studio / Francis Wong WARC / Ged Equi Caffeine Partnership / Gion-Men Kruegel-Hanna HEAD / Glen Tarr gt&i / Haejin Park The Information / John Ellison Avery Dennison / Lars Denicke Pictoplasma / Lianne Llewellyn The International Emerging Film Talent Association / Luc Goidadin Smythson / Luke Green & Fraser McNiven Studio Goblin / Marcus Werner Willow Glen Films / Maxim Young Gorilla Editors / Nathan Jurevicius / Nebojša Jovanović Sarajevo Film Festival / Nicholas Yearwood MangoTree / Nick Parsons Apple / Ninette Murk Beauty Without Irony / Nizzar Ben Chekroune Nception NFT / Priscilla Ober Mary Kay / Robert Charnley / Rocco Leo Gaglioti FNL Network / Sandra Borszcz The Big Draw / Sasha Vidakovic SV Design / Will Bernard Bath & Body Works / Yiying Lu

Fashion, Accessories and Textiles

Alan Scott / Andrew Thompson Fable Footworks / Angela Fusco Balmain / Anna La Germaine Fashion Politique / Beth Esponnette Unspun / Branko Popovic FASHIONCLASH / David Clementoni Italian Artisan / Debbie McKeegan TEXINTEL / Desolina Suter Première Vision / Dylan Jones / Ebru Ercon Athleta / Edwina Kulego Informa Markets / Emma Lundgren Amazon / Gayle Smith / Hannah Lane Redress / Helen Palmer WGSN / Jacqueline Shaw Africa Fashion Guide / Jane Kellock USP / Jennie Rosen Swedish Fashion Council / Jens Laugesen / Jonathan Cheung / Julia Browne Melbourne Fashion Hub / Julian Vogel ModusBPCM / Kat Holmes Whet Creative / Katie Greenyer Pentland Group / Kingsley Gbadegesin K.NGSLEY / Kristina Szasz Hugo Boss / Lee Holman Tommy Hilfiger / Leslie Holden & Sean Chiles, The Digital Fashion Group / Lilith Hovhannissian Mugler / Lionel Vermeil Kering / Mark Warburton Purdey / Matteo Bellentani Clarks Originals / Mizue Koda Everlane / Natalia Koter IBEFF / Neil Elliott Patternbank / Nikita Jayasuriya Mills Fabrica / Olya Kuryshchuk 1 Granary / Paul Glynn Nordstrom / Paul Vogel / Phil Dickinson LuluLemon / Rebekka Bay Marimekko / Sara Maino Vogue Italia / Satish Tailor Vollebak / Shane Cullen Gap inc / Sonia Martin BREW Creative / Steven Burns Levi’s / Stuart McArthur Nike / Susanne Tide-Frater / Tamsin Blanchard Fashion Open Studio / Tricia Carey Lenzing / Zaid Affas

Product, Architecture and Interiors

Adrian Jankowiak Nairobi Design Week / Alberto Perazza Magis / Chris Livaudais IDSA / Clodagh / David Morris Design Exchange / Elissa Black NYCxDESIGN / Ewa Dominiak Trilvee / Federica Bertolini Azimut Benetti Group / Gabrielle Kennedy DAMNº Magazine / Gary Wheeler ASID / Howard Lichter / Irena Lehkoživová & Barbora Špičáková VI PER Gallery / Ilene Shaw Design Pavilion / Ilona Gurjanova Estonian Association of Designers / Ingrid van der Wacht Dutch Design Foundation / Jenny Russell RIBA Royal Institute of British Architects / Jose Cabaco adidas / Jose dos Santos Signify / Luca Putteman United Nations IOM / Maha Kutay & Woody Yao Zaha Hadid Design / Maja Lalic Mikser Association / Mazbahul Islam Safewheel / Milan Dinevski BIO27 Production Platform / Jamie Drake Drake/Anderson / Nick Chubb IDC / Oli Stratford Disegno / Phillip Hollander Houtlander / Richard Elder Herman Miller / Sebastian Conran Conran & Partners / Stig Hansen Democratic Eyewear / Stuart Constantine Core77 / TF Chan Wallpaper* / Thabisa Mjo Mash. T Design Studio / Tim Marlow OBE Design Museum / Tom Meades Gomi Design

Fine Art, Photography and Craft

Chantelle Purcell Artist Hive Studios / Cherie Federico Aesthetica / Chris Cheung XCEPT / Chris Soal / Dan Goode Making Goode / David Hershkovits Paper Magazine / David Sandu Assamblage & Romanian Jewelry Week / Dima Abdul Kader & Nikki Meftah Emergeast / Emily Hlaváč Green / Fleur van Muiswinkel Breda Foto / Freya Murray Google Arts and Culture Lab / Gaynor Andrews The Goldsmiths’ Centre / Iona Rowland / Iris Qu / Iza Rutkowska Forms and Shapes Foundation & Zoochitecture Studio / JB Jones & Bella Neyman NYC Jewelry Week / Karen Olson American Craft Council / Keith Brymer Jones MAKE International / Lieta Marziali / Lise Kristin Kvenseth Nordic Light Festival of Photography / Marina Elenskaya & Sarah Mesritz Current Obsession Magazine / Mark Westall FAD Magazine / Peter Manning Prefab77 / Piyush Suri Handmade in Britain / Rosemary Steen Design & Crafts Council Ireland / Sam Barzilay Photoville / Tara Smith Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival


WHO CAN APPLY: Free to apply and open internationally to all art and design students graduating in the Academic Year 2021-22 - i.e. October 2021 to August 2022 (undergraduate and postgraduate) in any related creative discipline, located anywhere in the world.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 31 2022 23.59 NYC




Founded in Florence, Italy, in 1921, Gucci is one of the world’s leading luxury brands, led by President and CEO Marco Bizzarri and Creative Director Alessandro Michele. Following the House’s centenary, Gucci forges ahead into the next hundred years, continuing to redefine luxury while celebrating the creativity, Italian craftsmanship, and innovation at the core of its values.

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