Our 2021 Judges

Past Judges by Year:
Tiffany Rolfe

Tiffany Rolfe - Chief Judge

Global Chief Creative Officer, R/GA

As R/GA’s Global Chief Creative Officer, Tiffany Rolfe leads multiple teams of cross-disciplinary designers, thinkers, and makers that create work at the intersection of storytelling and technology. R/GA’s clients include Nike, Verizon, Samsung, Airbnb, Slack, ESPN, and Instagram.

Tiffany’s work has been featured on the cover of the New York Times, in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Ad Age, Adweek, and more. She has judged and received dozens of top awards at every major creative and effectiveness competition in the industry, including best of the show at the One Show, a Grand Clio, and the Grand Prix and Titanium Lion at Cannes. Named one of Ad Age’s “Women to Watch,” Tiffany is currently on the board of The One Club and the Webby’s, is a member of Facebook’s Creative Council, D&AD Impact Council, the Ad Council, and a signing member of Times Up Advertising.

Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey

Artist

Shepard Fairey was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1989 he created the "Andre the Giant has a Posse" sticker that transformed into the OBEY GIANT art campaign, with imagery that has changed the way people see art and the urban landscape. After 30 years, his work has evolved into an acclaimed body of art, which includes the 2008 "Hope" portrait of Barack Obama, found at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. In 2017, the artist collaborated with Amplifier to create the We The People series, which was recognizable during the Women's Marches and other rallies around the world in defense of national and global social justice issues.

Fairey's stickers, guerilla street art presence, and public murals are recognizable worldwide. His works are in the permanent collections of the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and many others.

Kevin Grady

Kevin Grady

EVP, Head of Design, FCB Chicago

Kevin Grady is EVP, Head of Design at FCB Chicago—D&AD’s 2020 Design Agency of the Year—and a member of FCB’s Global Creative Council. He brings over 30 years of branding experience to the agency. Kevin is a passionate advocate for the power of design and sees it as a crucial component of every step of the creative process.

Kevin also founded two award-winning pop culture publications, LEMON, and GUM, where he collaborated with an eclectic list of people, including David Bowie, Daft Punk, Ray Bradbury, and Jeff Koons. He is signed to Cleopatra Records in Los Angeles under the moniker Black Plastic.

Susan Hoffman

Susan Hoffman

Chairman, Wieden+Kennedy

Susan Hoffman started her career as an art director at Pihas, Schmidt, Westerdahl before moving to William Cain where she first worked with Dan Wieden and David Kennedy. Before joining W+K in 1983 she worked at TBWA\Chiat\Day Seattle. A year later she came to W+K as employee No. 8 and has spent the last 37 years defining the agency’s culture and setting the bar for creative excellence.

Susan tends to shake things up a bit. That’s probably because she finds the status quo boring. She’s injected her unique perspective into some of the most memorable ads W+K has produced for virtually every client and is never satisfied unless the work feels fresh and interesting.

Jonathan Mildenhall

Jonathan Mildenhall

Co-Founder and Chair, TwentyFirstCenturyBrand

Jonathan is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at Dave and Executive Chair at his own brand consultancy called TwentyFirstCenturyBrand, which he launched in 2018. Based in San Francisco, TwentyFirstCenturyBrand counts industry leaders like Sean Parker and Arianna Huffington as founding clients alongside Pinterest, WeWork, Harklinikken, Airtime, GoDaddy, Peloton, Uber, UberEats, TurboTax, College Track, Nextdoor, Headspace, and Front. Jonathan specializes in helping founders and CEOs realize the potential of their company brand and the financial value that purpose-driven marketing can help create.

Jim Wilson

Jim Wilson

CEO, Talon Outdoor US

Jim Wilson is the North American CEO of Europe-based, private equity-backed Talon Outdoor. He is building the award-winning, independent out-of-home advertising technology and services leader for the world’s biggest brands and agencies. With offices across the country, Talon N.A. is expanding rapidly through organic revenue growth, as well as strategic acquisitions and partnerships.

Jim has spent 20-plus years in executive management with a track record of success in launching, scaling, and transforming businesses in media, content, and technology. His experience includes entertainment and education software, video, music, and advertising. He has extensive board, corporate development, and transaction experience. 

Leslie Wingo

Leslie Wingo

President & CEO, Sanders/Wingo

Leslie Wingo heads up Sanders\Wingo, a Texas-based independent creative agency focused on cultivating human connections through brand storytelling, media strategy, and content development. She solves business problems with the best creative and UX/UI research teams in the industry, partnering with brands like USPS, Burger King, AT&T, KFC, and State Farm. Sanders\Wingo operates with a “humans first” mindset, and they believe that by better understanding people and the decisions they make, brands can make a big impact on the world.

She fights stereotypes, challenges labels, exposes bias, and start tough conversations around race and gender. She uses her platform for advocacy, raises up marginalized voices, and champions women and minorities. She combines data with compelling stories, educate audiences on how to balance technology with humanity—and how to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into their businesses.