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The net awards 2015 jury

We couldn't do it without the input of our judging panel that will decide on the final winners of the net awards 2015. Our 100 esteemed industry judges this year are (in alphabetical order):

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Aaron Gustafson

Aaron is a web standards advocate at Microsoft. His book, Adaptive Web Design, was voted the #1 web design book by net in 2011.

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Aarron Walter

Aarron is the director of UX at MailChimp and the author of Designing for Emotion.

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Adam Robertson

Adam is vice president of product at Brewbot, where he makes sure your brewing experience is great now and forevermore.

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Alastair Campbell

Alastair is director of accessibility at agency Nomensa. He discovered and embraced technical web standards in 2001.

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Alex Duloz

Alex is the owner of the Pastry Box Project, a collaborative blog that publishes one text every day, and has done so since 1 January 2012.

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Alex Sexton

Alex is a product engineer at Stripe, a member of the jQuery Board of Advisors and part of the Modernizr core team.

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Amy Todenhagen

Amy manages the interaction design team at The Barbarian Group, leading the design of experiences across web, mobile and experiential platforms.

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Angel Anderson

Angel has over 15 years of experience humanising digital products and services for clients such as Coke, Old Navy and American Express.

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Ash Huang

Ash is an independent designer, illustrator and writer who has worked with clients including Dropbox, Pinterest and Twitter. You may mistake her for a giant squirrel.

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Ben Callahan

Founder of the Build Right workshops. Founder and the president of Sparkbox. Author and speaker.

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Ben Jordan

Ben is the president and director of experience at nGen Works , and has over 15 years of design and development expertise.

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Brad Frost

Brad is a web designer, speaker, writer, consultant, musician and artist based in beautiful Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Brad Haynes

Brad is the creative director for Lonely Planet. When not traveling the world, he spends his time delivering digital products for companies like Airbnb, Medium, Salesforce, Campaign Monito.

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Bruce Lawson

Bruce is a web developer, author of Introducing HTML5, and is a passionate advocate of the Open Web and lurid hair dye.

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Carl Smith

Owner and founder of nGen Works and an advisor on how to create self-sustaining teams that perform at the highest levels.

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Catherine Farman

Catherine is a technology and innovation fellow and frontend developer for the CFPB, where she builds websites to help protect consumers in the financial marketplace.

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Chris Risdon

Chris is design director at Adaptive Path, and a professor at the Austin Center for Design, where he teaches service design and interaction design theory.

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Christopher Murphy

Christopher is a writer, designer and educator based in Belfast. He's also the publisher of the world’s most compact typography journal, Glyph.

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Cindy Li

Cindy is an alumni mobile designer at Flickr, and a new mum. Her latest project involves building a felt model of the Saturn V rocket.

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Claudio Guglieri

Claudio is the design director at Fantasy Interactive. He’s a writer, speaker and design lead for brands like Google, Adobe and Nickelodeon.

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Craig Lockwood

Craig is the owner of Five Simple Steps, the publisher creating beautiful books for the web community. He also owns and runs FoundersHub, an open studio Cardiff.

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Dan Cederholm

Designer, author and speaker Dan is the co-founder of designers’ ‘show and tell’ site Dribbble and founder and principal of tiny design studio SimpleBits.

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Dan Mall

Dan is a creative director and advisor. He’s the founder of design collaborative SuperFriendly and co-founded Typedia and Businessology.

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Dave Snyder

Dave oversees the designer and copywriters at Firstborn, a creative and technology company operating out of New York City.

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David Burgess

David heads up the UK arm of international digital consultancy Reading Room, where he helped develop a consultative approach to digital functionality.

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David Kaneda

David is a designer and developer who creates JavaScript apps. He is currently a UX designer at Google.

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Denise Jacobs

Denise is the founder and chief creativity evangelist of The Creative Dose, a creativity and innovation collective.

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Derek Featherstone

Derek is the lead of Simply Accessible, where he strives to make the web and mobile environments a better place, and always puts the user first.

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Elliot Jay Stocks

Elliot is the creative director of Adobe Typekit, co-founder of lifestyle magazine Lagom, and founder of typography magazine 8 Faces.

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Eric Meyer

Eric has been a college webmaster, one of the original CSS Samurai, a member of the CSS WG, a consultant and a standards evangelist at Netscape. He co-founded An Event Apart.

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Erika Hall

Erika speaks and writes frequently about cross-disciplinary collaboration and the importance of natural language in user interfaces.

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Fabio Sasso

Fabio is a designer at Google, working on mobile payments. Prior to this, he was visual design lead for Google Search and founded of Abduzeedo.

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Fadi Shuman

Ecommerce veteran Fadi is the co-founder of BORN, a global digital agency that connects creative, content and commerce to transform brands.

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Gavin Elliott

Gavin is the head of user experience at traveljunction.com and organiser of Industry Conf, the event for web professionals.

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Gavin Strange

Gavin is senior designer for Aardman Animations by day and creative jack-of-all-trades ‘JamFactory’ by night.

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Gene Crawford

Gene is editor and producer of Unmatched Style, and has overseen the design and architecture of hundreds of websites and applications.

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Hannah Donovan

Hannah is a designer and speaker based in New York City. She currently leads product design at creative technology studio Ripcord.

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Iain Lobb

Iain is a freelance game developer and designer specialising in Unity3D and HTML5. He also lectures on game and web tech.

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Inayaili de León Persson

Inayaili is lead web designer at Canonical, helping to establish the brand's visual direction, and the author of Pro CSS for High Traffic Websites.

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Jason Pamental

Jason is a web and typography nerd, who accidentally specialised in being a generalist. At Fresh Tilled Soil, he energises clients’ experience strategies.

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Jeffrey Way

Jeffrey is a web developer, author and creator of Laracasts.com. He spends his days digging into cutting-edge technologies.

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Jeffrey Zeldman

Jeffrey founded A List Apart in 1998 and Happy Cog design studios in 1999. He also co-founded An Event Apart and publishes A Book Apart.

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Jenn Lukas

Jenn is a freelance developer working out of Philadelphia. She runs the Ladies in Tech site and podcast and teaches for Girl Develop It.

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Jennifer Brook

Jennifer Brook is an independent design researcher who helps editorial product teams do great things. Her favorite tools are magic wands and time machines.

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Jeroen van der Meer

As executive creative director at digital production companyMediaMonks', Jeroen is responsible for the creative execution of digital ideas.

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Jina Bolton

Designer, developer and artist Jina helps create design systems at Salesforce UX, and also leads Team Sass Design.

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John Allsopp

Web developer John's essay, ‘A Dao of Web Design’, has been described as “a manifesto for anyone working on the web” by Jeremy Keith.

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John Boardley

John is a writer and publisher, founder of ilovetypography.com, Codex magazine, and 1001.pt. He currently lives in Vietnam.

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Jonty Sharples

Jonty is the co-founder and CDO of Hactar, a London-based agency bringing world-class design thinking to organisations that want to make the world a better place.

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Josh Brewer

Josh is an advisor to several startups and mentor at Designer Fund. Previously, he worked at principal designer at Twitter, and co-created 52 Weeks of UX.

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Josh Payton

Josh is VP of UX at Huge, where he leads the creation concepts, ecosystems and interfaces for clients such as Turkish Airlines, Four Seasons, American Express and Disney.

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Karen McGrane

Karen plays nicely in the content strategy, IA and interaction design sandboxes. She is managing partner at Bond Art + Science.

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Keir Whitaker

Keir works at Shopify in the role of designer advocate, is one half of Viewport Industries and co-hosts The Back to Front Show podcast.

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Krystyn Heide

Krystyn leads design and experience at Levo, a social good startup that aims to elevate young women in their careers.

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Lara Hogan

Lara is the senior engineering manager of performance at Etsy, and the author of Designing for Performance.

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Lea Verou

Lea previously worked as a developer advocate at W3C and currently spends her days writing and designing her first book.

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leisa reichelt

Leisa is the head of user research at the Government Digital Service in the UK Cabinet Office. Prior to this, she was a freelance UX consultant.

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Leonie Watson

Léonie is a senior accessibility engineer with The Paciello Group, and a member of the W3C HTML WG and the HTML Accessibility Task Force.

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Liz Danzico

Liz is chair and co-founder of the MFA Interaction Design programme at SVA, and creative director for NPR.

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Lorna Mitchell

Developer Lorna is a consultant, author, speaker, open source project lead and trainer. She specialises in PHP and API.

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Lyza Gardner

Since co-founding Cloud Four, Lyza has tortured and thrilled herself with the intricate ins and outs of a bazillion devices and browsers.

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Marc Thiele

Marc is a designer, hobby photographer and beyond tellerrand organiser. He has been organising community events for more than 13 years.

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Martin Hughes

Martin is one half of Wefail, a web studio that has worked with Jackass, X-Games, The Simpsons, Eminem, American Horror Story and MTV.

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mike kus

Mike works for clients worldwide and has designed work for the likes of Twitter, Microsoft, Berocca and Mailchimp.

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Mindy Wagner

Mindy is a designer at Viget, where she makes cool stuff with smart and passionate people. She believes in clarity, connection and communication.

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Natalie Downe

Natalie co-founded Lanyrd, a startup that helps you get more out of conferences and events. It has recently been bought by Eventbrite.

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Nathan Ford

Nathan is a product manager at type foundry Monotype, where he focuses on making tools to help designers express their ideas better on the web.

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Noah Stokes

Noah is a designer, developer and partner at Bold. He has been building experiences on the web nearly 10 years.

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Paul Annett

Paul is senior designer at @Twitter, and before that held positions at GOV.UK and Clearleft. He lives in London with his wife Relly and two Things.

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Paul Lewis

Paul is a developer advocate on the Chrome team. He helps developers to write better and faster apps and works on performance and tooling.

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Paul Lloyd

Paul is an independent graphic designer, frontend web developer, writer and speaker who lives in beautiful Brighton, England.

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Peter Beech

Peter is a founder of award-winning digital agency POKE, an investor in digital startups and a veteran of the UK web scene.

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Peter Gasston

Peter is a developer, technologist and writer. He is also creative technologist at rehabstudio, a company that uses innovation, creativity and technology to solve business problems.

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Phil Hawksworth

Phil, a technical director at global advertising, communications and products agency R/GA, is a regular and opinionated speaker on web development.

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Rachel Andrew

Rachel is a web developer, author, speaker, the director of edgeofmyseat.com, and creator of the small CMS Perch.

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Remy Sharp

Remy is the founder and curator of UK-based JavaScript conference Full Frontal. He also ran jQuery for Designers and co-authored Introducing HTML5.

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Resh Sidhu

Resh is a multi-award-winning creative director at AKQA London. There, she leads creatives to make a difference to consumers’ behaviour through ideas, creativity and innovation.

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Rob Ford

Rob is founder of The FWA Network, which has been showcasing digital creativity since 2000. He’s also the editor of three bestselling books.

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Ryan Taylor

Ryan is a developer and director at UK-based design and development studio No Divide and the author of the Five Simple Steps pocket guide to Version Control with Git.

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Sam Kapila

Sam is a lead and design instructor at The Iron Yard. She also co-hosts the ATX Web Show and Non-Breaking Space.

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Samantha Warren

Samantha is designer, art director, and the maker of Style Tiles. She works with products and brands to make them more awesome.

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Seb Lee-Delisle

Seb is a digital artist and speaker who uses computers to engage, inspire and excite. He likes to make interesting things from code.

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Shane Mielke

Shane, also known as the ‘milkbeast’, is a designer, developer, photographer, husband, father and Cyberdyne Systems Model 101.

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Silvio Paganini

Developer Silvio headed the creative development team at UNIT9 for almost two years before deciding to freelance and lead creative-tech collective FLUUUID.

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Simon Collison

Simon is a designer, speaker and author based in Nottingham, UK. He's a proud partner with Fictive Kin.

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Stacey Mulcahy

Stacey is a technical evangelist with Microsoft for Windows 8. Prior to this, she was the lead developer at Big Spaceship.

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Stephanie Rieger

Stephanie is a designer, researcher, closet anthropologist and principal at Yiibu, a small consultancy with a focus on mobile and emerging technologies.

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Stephen Hay

Californian by birth and Dutchman by choice, Stephen is a designer, consultant, speaker, and author of Responsive Design Workflow.

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Stephen P Anderson

Stephen created the Mental Notes card deck, a tool that’s widely used by product teams to apply psychology to interaction design.

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Steve Fisher

Steve is a content nerd-herder, UX do-gooder and design fanatic. He discovers and designs content and UX at Republic of Quality, and co-founded the Design & Content conference.

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Tammy Everts

As senior researcher and evangelist at SOASTA, Tammy explores the technical, business, and human sides of web/application performance. She blogs at The Performance Beacon.

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Tiago Pedras

Tiago is a web design teacher and digital director at Surreal, a branding and strategic marketing agency.

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Tim Van Damme

Previously an independent web designer, Tim has worked on mobile apps for Gowalla and Instagram, and is currently a designer at Dropbox.

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Tomomi Imura

Tomomi is an open web advocate and frontend engineer, and has been in active in mobile space since before it was cool. Currently working as a developer evangelist at PubNub.

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Trent Walton

Trent is founder and one third of Paravel, a custom web design and development shop based out of the Texas Hill Country.

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Trine Falbe

Trine teaches user interface design and user experience design at BASW in Denmark. She is also a UX consultant.

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Val Head

Val is known for her work with web animation. She teaches interface animation and wrote the CSS Animations pocket guide.

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Vasilis van Gemert

Vasilis teaches the next generation of digital designers about web design and development at the University of Applied Science in Amsterdam.

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Vicki Tourtouras

Vicki is a multidisciplinary designer, entrepreneur and co-founder of Image Mechanics, a design studio based in Sydney.

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Yaron Schoen

Yaron is a designer and entrepreneur based in Brooklyn. He is the co-founder of design and development studio Made for Humans, which is also the team behind Float.