COW 2017 JURY MEMBERS
YAEL BARNEA-GIVONI, IZRAEL
Graphic designer, illustrator & craft maker at self owned yaba(yeh!) brand design studio, located in Binyamina, Israel. In her work she illustrates, designs for various clients, combine design, craft & illustrative thinking in her work. Independent practical research in aluminium, collect desirable objects and enjoy life.
Since graduating the Graphic Design in Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem ( B.A. in Graphic Design) Yael studied Etching in Brera Accademia di Belli Arti in Milano, Italy where she worked for a fashion design studio. She studied Industrial Design Research in Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem and graduated with an M.A. in Industrial Design. Yael teaches design and lecture 3d design thinking in the Visual Communication dept at The NB Haifa School of Design, Israel.
KEITH KITZ, USA
Keith Kitz is an artist, designer, and educator living in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the founder of Keith Kitz Design (formerly One Man’s Studio), and an Adjunct Professor at both the School of Visual Arts at Boston University and Boston Architectural College. Kitz is also a frequent visiting critic at The New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University. His award-winning works have been featured in numerous international exhibitions, periodicals, and books.
PROF. LI ZHONGYANG, CHINA
Subject Leader for Design, Professor, Master Instructor. Reach Institute of Visual design and Education of Capital Normal University. College of fine arts of Capital Normal University. His works was awarded more than 140 domestic and international design award among them “Poster Design Exhibition in Celebration of The 15th Anniversary of Macao Handover” Lotus Award; FIFA 2007 International Football Poster Exhibition Silver Award; International Logo Biennial Awards Excellent Award; The 4th People’s Republic of China University Games Logo Design Winning; Participated The Ministry of Culture: Chinese Art Exhibition,The 5th Ningbo International Poster Biennial;Italian Poster Biennial; Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design Golden Bee. Works have been exhibited in the USA, France, Germany, Italy, Peru, Russia, Japan, South Korea and other countries. He is member of ICO-D International Council of Design and of American Graphic Design Association.
MOHAMMAD AFSHAR, IRAN
Graphic designer in SinaGraphic and official member of Theater House Poster Designers’ Association, has been engaged with professional poster designing during past few years. His artworks have been displayed in various festivals all around the world including Jamaica, Italy, Ukraine, China, Germany, Russia, South-Korea, Finland, Mexico, Bulgaria, Belgium, Peru, Unites States, Turkey, India, Denmark, Slovakia, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan. He has many awards for his posters, including the second prize COW International design festival. He was the jury member at prestigious competitions such as the International poster competition / Posterfortomorrow / France – 2016 and 13th NAHAL Student Short Film Festival (poster competition section) / Tehran-2016.
SVILEN GAMOLOV, BULGARIA
Industrial designer and interior designer. Educated in National High School of Plastic Arts and Design, “Academician Dechko Uzunov”, Kazanlak – profile “Industrial Design” and in National Academy of Arts, Sofia – profile: “Industrial Design”. Specialization outside Bulgaria: “Ringerike folkehøgskole”, Hønefoss – Norge / Norway, profile “Interior design”. Areas of professional interests: Design, Industrial design, Furniture design, Interior design, 3D and virtual technologies. He works at introducing its own models of furniture in mass production, in co-operation with Bulgarian and foreign furniture companies. Currently he is designer partner of Karim Rashid, New York. Svilen participate in many public and cultural events and has many publications in leading Bulgarian and International interior and furniture design editions such as: “Interior Salon” magazine, “Our Home” magazine, “Ema” magazine, “MD” magazine and many more.
SEYYEDMEHDI MOUSAVI, IRAN
Seyyedmehdi Mousavi is an award-winning designer. From 2007 year until now Doing Graphic Design Works as professionally. His artworks and poster designs have been displayed in various poster design exhibitions all around the world (In more than 20 locations the world ) including: France,Switzerland, Austria, Bolivia ,Italy, Ukraine, Germany, Russia, South-Korea, Finland, Mexico, Bulgaria, Belgium, Peru, United States, Turkey, Slovakia and more … Nominated of award in the Joseph Binder international poster design competition – Austria 2016, jury special award in the international design award of Taipei 2014, First pirze in Cow interenational graphic design festival, Ukraine 2012.
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