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Meet Your Launch Pad Judges

We’re excited to announce the judging panel of the 2012 Launch Pad program.


May 8th, 2012

The Launch Pad program returns in 2012, a literal launch pad for developing designers to put forth their concept and prototypes in a bid to have their designs realised.

This year the Launch Pad program is welcoming to the panel a group of 7 highly acclaimed judges representing a broad spectrum of design specialties and areas of expertise, to come together and review the 2012 Launch Pad entries.

The Judging panel will select a list of finalists to show their work in the Launch Pad Finalists’ Exhibition as part of Saturday in Design Melbourne (18 – 19 August 2012).

This year’s entrants have put their designs in the spotlight, right under the noses of the who’s who of design.

We would like to extend a warm welcome, and special thanks (in advance!), to this year’s Launch Pad judging panel. Meet them below…


Aidan Mawhinney, Director at Living Edge


Brandon Gien, Managing Director of Good Design Australia and Chair of the Australian International Design Awards

Gavin Harris, Senior Associate, futurespace and industrial designer


Gyungju Chyon, Partner, little wonder design studio and lecturer at RMIT


Helen Kontouris, Co-founder of How We Create and owner of Helen Kontouris Design Studio


Norman Johnson, Co-Founder, How We Create

William Dangar, Founder, Robert Plumb

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