Judges 2014

Judges – PANZ Book Design Awards 2014

The judges for the 2014 PANZ Book Design Awards are Gideon Keith (convener), Noelle McCarthy, Cameron Gibb, and Alan Deare.

Gideon Keith image Convening judge Gideon Keith has worked as a graphic designer and creative director for over 25 years. With over 450 book and magazine credits, Keith sees publication design as an enduring passion. Keith has been recognised with multiple design and advertising industry awards. He has spent 20 years running businesses and leading creative teams, with clients spanning New Zealand, Australia, Asia, the Pacific and the USA including high-profile organisations such as Apple, Nescafé, Land Rover, Westpac and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. Keith is a creative director at Principals Branding in Auckland.
Noelle McCarthy image Noelle McCarthy is a broadcaster, a writer and an inveterate reader. She hosts Radio New Zealand National's Summer Noelle show and writes a books column for Metro magazine and a weekly style column for the New Zealand Herald's Viva website.
Cameron Gibb imageCameron Gibb has been refining his design skills over a 23-year career, working in both London and Auckland as a graphic designer and as a creative director running his own company, Neu Design [graphic], for the last 17 years. Gibb’s book design highlights include international best-selling titles for Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. His awards include the Communication Arts Award of Excellence for book design in 2008, 2009 and 2011. He is also a previous winner of the PANZ Book Design Awards with Best Illustrated, Best Educational and Best Book awards to his name.
Alan Deare imageAlan Deare has over 15 years of experience in the design industry, dating back to the first paste-up for his fledgling band’s album cover in the eighties. He has been involved in a huge range of projects over the years, revelling in work based in the cultural sector and publishing industries. Deare has been involved with many iconic New Zealand books and is a multiple Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Award winner, achieving Gold three years consecutively for his work on Objectspace’s ongoing series of exhibition publications. One of his more outlandish projects, Just Hold Me, appeared in Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vits’s 400-page compendium Graphic Design, Referenced in 2009. He has also won numerous PANZ Book Design Awards including Best Book in 2009 and 2013.

PANZ employs a strict conflict of interest policy and throughout the judging process no judge is permitted to comment on or vote for his or her own work.