Waking up at 3 am doesn't sound good at all - however when you have something to look forward to it's not that bad. I had something big to be looking forward to, the D&AD Professional Award Judging.
I was allocated to observe seven designers judging the packaging design submissions for 2011.
The Packaging Design group was… Jonathan Ford (Pearlfisher), Yoji Nobuto (Shiseido), Jean Berrisford (Union Swiss), Daniela Nunzi-Mihranian (Jones Knowles Ritchie), Martin Grimer (Aesop), Tina Chang (Start Here Inc.) & Craig Oldham (Music).
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