Awards 2013 – The Judges!

Wow. Another bumper year of entries for our data viz awards. Again we’re blown away by the quality and inventiveness of your work. Thanks to all who submitted something.

We’re about to get into a serious period of judging your work. We’ve got some of the finest minds in the game on board to help.

Here’s a brief introduction to the 2013 judges. 


Legendary graphic designer, computer scientist, artist and educator. President of the Rhode Island School of Design. Author of the Laws of Simplicity and Creative Code. Named the “Steve Jobs of academia” by Forbes. I could go on. I won’t.

He’s here: @johnmaeda //


Helmsperson of Creative Review, monthly print and iPad mag exhibiting and celebrating the best in visual culture, advertising and design. 

Check it: @creative review //


Of killer map-making and data-visualization studio Stamen. They won last year’s “Best Studio” prize and would probably clean up this year too. So we asked them to ‘ascend’ to the panel. Cunning. 

Nice: @stamen //


Author of best-selling infographics book Information is Beautiful, data-journalist, information designer and writer of this slightly hagiographic paragraph. 

Here: @infobeautiful // 


Founding partner of The Partners and the youngest ever president of D&AD, Aziz is a leading design-industry figure with more than 30 years of experience in corporate design & branding.



London-based designer and art-director. Long term practitioner of data-visualisation and other dark data arts. Rennown book designer. Currently artists-in-residence at

Web:@stefpos // It’s Been Real 



Former BBC creative ninja. Now an award-winning creative director blending journalism, design and technology by heading up IIB Studio, our commercial arm.

Web: @duswain // IIB Studio



Yes you. You will be able to take your seat as a ‘meta-judge’ on the panel via an online peoples’ vote. Make your choice count.