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):
Adam is vice president of product at Brewbot, where he makes sure your brewing experience is great now and forevermore.
Alastair is director of accessibility at agency Nomensa. He discovered and embraced technical web standards in 2001.
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.
Amy manages the interaction design team at The Barbarian Group, leading the design of experiences across web, mobile and experiential platforms.
Angel has over 15 years of experience humanising digital products and services for clients such as Coke, Old Navy and American Express.
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.
Ben is the president and director of experience at nGen Works , and has over 15 years of design and development expertise.
Brad is a web designer, speaker, writer, consultant, musician and artist based in beautiful Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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.
Bruce is a web developer, author of Introducing HTML5, and is a passionate advocate of the Open Web and lurid hair dye.
Owner and founder of nGen Works and an advisor on how to create self-sustaining teams that perform at the highest levels.
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.
Christopher is a writer, designer and educator based in Belfast. He's also the publisher of the world’s most compact typography journal, Glyph.
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.
Claudio is the design director at Fantasy Interactive. He’s a writer, speaker and design lead for brands like Google, Adobe and Nickelodeon.
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.
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.
Dave oversees the designer and copywriters at Firstborn, a creative and technology company operating out of New York City.
David heads up the UK arm of international digital consultancy Reading Room, where he helped develop a consultative approach to digital functionality.
Denise is the founder and chief creativity evangelist of The Creative Dose, a creativity and innovation collective.
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.
Elliot Jay Stocks
Elliot is the creative director of Adobe Typekit, co-founder of lifestyle magazine Lagom, and founder of typography magazine 8 Faces.
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.
Erika speaks and writes frequently about cross-disciplinary collaboration and the importance of natural language in user interfaces.
Hannah is a designer and speaker based in New York City. She currently leads product design at creative technology studio Ripcord.
Iain is a freelance game developer and designer specialising in Unity3D and HTML5. He also lectures on game and web tech.
Jason is a web and typography nerd, who accidentally specialised in being a generalist. At Fresh Tilled Soil, he energises clients’ experience strategies.
Jennifer Brook is an independent design researcher who helps editorial product teams do great things. Her favorite tools are magic wands and time machines.
Jeroen van der Meer
As executive creative director at digital production companyMediaMonks', Jeroen is responsible for the creative execution of digital ideas.
Designer, developer and artist Jina helps create design systems at Salesforce UX, and also leads Team Sass Design.
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.
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.
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.
Krystyn leads design and experience at Levo, a social good startup that aims to elevate young women in their careers.
Lara is the senior engineering manager of performance at Etsy, and the author of Designing for Performance.
Lea previously worked as a developer advocate at W3C and currently spends her days writing and designing her first book.
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.
Liz is chair and co-founder of the MFA Interaction Design programme at SVA, and creative director for NPR.
Developer Lorna is a consultant, author, speaker, open source project lead and trainer. She specialises in PHP and API.
Martin is one half of Wefail, a web studio that has worked with Jackass, X-Games, The Simpsons, Eminem, American Horror Story and MTV.
Mike works for clients worldwide and has designed work for the likes of Twitter, Microsoft, Berocca and Mailchimp.
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.
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.
Paul is a developer advocate on the Chrome team. He helps developers to write better and faster apps and works on performance and tooling.
Paul is an independent graphic designer, frontend web developer, writer and speaker who lives in beautiful Brighton, England.
Peter is a founder of award-winning digital agency POKE, an investor in digital startups and a veteran of the UK web scene.
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.
Phil, a technical director at global advertising, communications and products agency R/GA, is a regular and opinionated speaker on web development.
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.
Rob is founder of The FWA Network, which has been showcasing digital creativity since 2000. He’s also the editor of three bestselling books.
Samantha is designer, art director, and the maker of Style Tiles. She works with products and brands to make them more awesome.
Seb is a digital artist and speaker who uses computers to engage, inspire and excite. He likes to make interesting things from code.
Shane, also known as the ‘milkbeast’, is a designer, developer, photographer, husband, father and Cyberdyne Systems Model 101.
Developer Silvio headed the creative development team at UNIT9 for almost two years before deciding to freelance and lead creative-tech collective FLUUUID.
Stacey is a technical evangelist with Microsoft for Windows 8. Prior to this, she was the lead developer at Big Spaceship.
Stephanie is a designer, researcher, closet anthropologist and principal at Yiibu, a small consultancy with a focus on mobile and emerging technologies.
Californian by birth and Dutchman by choice, Stephen is a designer, consultant, speaker, and author of Responsive Design Workflow.
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.
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.
Tiago is a web design teacher and digital director at Surreal, a branding and strategic marketing agency.
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.
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.
Val is known for her work with web animation. She teaches interface animation and wrote the CSS Animations pocket guide.
Vasilis van Gemert
Vasilis teaches the next generation of digital designers about web design and development at the University of Applied Science in Amsterdam.
Vicki is a multidisciplinary designer, entrepreneur and co-founder of Image Mechanics, a design studio based in Sydney.