Tools & Work

CONSUMER PRODUCTS ONLY. Products or services designed for individual use with the intention of improving efficiency and productivity. Examples include: hardware tools, photography and audio equipment, productivity applications, educational tools, etc.

2020 Tools & Work Jury

  • Jury Captain

    Gillian Rode

    Managing Director, Ueno

    Gillian is a strategic leader focused on designing amazing customer experiences across the full journey of online and offline touch-points. She’s worked with dozens of different businesses from start-ups in South Asia to global Fortune 100 companies, giving her great insight into what it takes to innovate and find product/market fit. Currently Managing Director at the creative digital agency Ueno she is helping drive the next generation of digital experiences for clients like Google, Facebook, Venmo, and Walmart. Prior to Ueno, Gillian was leading teams at Fuseproject, MNML, and Cirque du Soleil.

  • Jury Member

    Katerina Kopytina

    Senior Designer, fuseproject

    Industrial design, creative director and explorer.

    For the past decade she has worked on award-winning products ranging from consumer electronics, to lifestyle accessories, lighting and more.

    Her personal work is in the permanent collection at Moscow Design Museum, and has been exhibited internationally. It has been featured in Dezeen, Fast Company, Architectural Digest, Milk Decoration, Ignant, Wallpaper*, Yatzer, Fubiz, Interni, Domus, Mocoloco, Elle Decoration and beyond.

    For three years Katerina has been working as a Senior Designer at Fuseproject where she focused on innovative product categories and sustainable manufacturing. Recently she left Fuseproject to build a design consultancy that helps novel ideas and technologies become adoptable, desirable, and human.

  • Jury Member

    Mikki Brammer


    Mikki is an Australian writer, editor, and photographer based in New York City by way of Barcelona and Paris. Currently a contributing editor for Surface and Metropolis (where she was previously editor-at-large), she has covered all things design and architecture for many publications including Architectural Digest, AFAR, Details, Dwell, ICON, and Luxe Interiors & Design.




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