Judges Announced for 2022 MullenLowe NOVA Awards

Coveted Award Celebrating UK’s Most Exciting Young Artists Returns for Twelfth Year, in Partnership with Central Saint Martins.

he 2022 judges for the prestigious MullenLowe NOVA Awards are announced today, with leaders from the art, design and fashion industry among this year’s panel working to find the UK’s most exciting young talent graduating at leading art, design and performance college, Central Saint Martin’s.

Senior representatives from Karl Lagerfeld, the Design Museum, Highsnobiety, Unilever, Colart, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, Country & Town House, Central Saint Martins and MullenLowe, together with 2020’s winner, will make up this year’s judging panel.

Providing a global platform for shortlisted and winning artists, designers and innovators from Central Saint Martins, the MullenLowe NOVA Awards are a catalyst for a young creative’s career. From 1,300 graduating students, just five MullenLowe NOVA Awards are presented to students whose work pushes the boundaries of creativity, innovation and technology in response to the ever-changing world around us.

The MullenLowe NOVA Awards nominated artists will be announced on 29 June, with the winners named at the MullenLowe NOVA Awards on 14 July.

The 2022 judges are:

  • Abigail Persico, Strategy Director, Highsnobiety
  • Claire German, CEO of Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour
  • Dennis van Schie, CEO, Colart
  • Javier Varela, Global Copywriter, Karl Lagerfeld
  • Kelly Mullen, Global Head of Unilever Entertainment, Unilever
  • Tia Graham, Chief Commercial Officer, Country & Town House
  • Jose Miguel Sokoloff, Global President, MullenLowe Group Creative Council
  • Tim Marlow, Chief Executive and Director, Design Museum
  • Jahnavi Inniss, 2020 #Unstereotype Winner
  • Katayoun Jalilipour, Associate Lecturer & Artist, Central Saint Martins
  • Sabrina Mumtaz Hasan, Associate Lecturer & Artist, Central Saint Martins

Jose Miguel Sokoloff, Global President at MullenLowe Group Creative Council and Founder of the MullenLowe NOVA Awards, said: “Creativity benefits everyone it touches and for the past decade my purpose has been to bring the brilliance of emerging talent to the forefront of the creative community. Our collaboration with Central Saint Martins has given us a fantastic opportunity to see the relationships we have with the world around us through the eyes of exceptionally talented creators. We’re privileged to be able to recognise their inventiveness while making a significant contribution to help them continue their creative path.”

Now in their twelfth year, the prestigious MullenLowe NOVA Awards provide an unparalleled platform for fresh creative talent, shining a light on the cutting edge of creativity and innovation from the UK’s best art, design and performance school.

The MullenLowe NOVA Awards are run in partnership between the award-winning creative marketing network, MullenLowe Group and the internationally renowned school, Central Saint Martins.