Garrick Hamm of Williams Murray Hamm has just taken over as the new president of D&AD. On the 20 October, CR will be interviewing him about his plans for the coming year. Following the debate engendered here and here after this year’s D&AD Awards, we have decided to give readers the chance to submit questions for Hamm which we will ask on your behalf
There were no D&AD awards in the graphic design category this year (although graphics-related pieces did find favour in other categories). This situation led to a wave of criticism of the organisation. This was not just relating to the judging of the awards – the results seemed to act as a catalyst for an outpouring of frustration concerning the relationship between D&AD and the design community and even the purpose of the organisation itself.
Hamm, in his role as president, has pledged to address some of the concerns of the design industry. D&AD, to its credit, also conducted a series of discussions with designers earlier this year to air grievances and consult on ways forward. So now it’s your chance to contribute. Post your questions for Hamm here and we will select what we feel are the most relevant to ask on your behalf when we meet with him on 20 October.
The discussion will be printed in our December issue and on this blog.
And, just for reference, here is the D&AD Graphic Design jury for next year’s awards. Let’s hope they find some great work:
Alan Dye, NB: Studio
Gerard Saint, Big Active
Frith Kerr, KerrNoble
Dave Palmer, LOVE
Kjell Ekhorn, Non-Format
Greg Quinton, The Partners