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Scottish Design Awards nominations

By The Drum | Administrator

April 20, 2007 | 2 min read

The Scottish Design Awards nominations were revealed earlier this month at The Arches in Glasgow. This year, a record number of agencies and client companies submitted work for the awards – with almost 150 companies entering 400 different pieces of work to be judged by the high profile panel.

This has led to a wide range of nominations throughout the graphical design categories this year, some of which are showcased on these pages.

The panel, for 2007, was made up by chairman of the jury, Richard Village, founding director of Fortune Street; Andrew Capper, co-founder of Echo Brand Design; Emma Slater of Williams Murray Hamm; Neil Walker, managing creative partner at CDT Design; Tony Brook, founder of Spin; and Zlatko Haban of Imagination.

The judges spent a full day at the Crowne Plaza in February, surrounded by the submitted work. And they had a difficult job, with a great deal of debating and deliberating taking place.

Overall, it was agreed that the standard of entries was high.

However, in the graphic design section of the awards, there were a couple of low points for the panel of judges. They were particularly under-whelmed by both the Self Promotion and Digital Design categories, with no nominations in either field.

All in all though, there was a great deal of positives to take from the judging, with categories including Annual Report; Print; and Poster, all provoking a great deal of interest and debate.

Elsewhere, Designer of the Year attracted nominations for 999’s Bill Gaughan; David Huckell from Hookson; Steve Foulds from Line; Lynne Devine at Navyblue and Mick Dean of Various.

The Emerging Designer category also received a raft of nominations, which the judges were hugely impressed by, however three designers made the final shortlist – Glenn Garriock from Elmwood; Anna McManus of Navyblue and Lynne Devine, again from Navyblue – who was also nominated in the Designer of the Year shortlist.

The awards will take place at The Crowne Plaza in Glasgow on 18 May. Tickets are now on sale for the event – for more information contact Emma Neilson ( on 0141 559 6063.

Only a selection of the nominations are on display here. For the full list of nominations, visit The Drum’s website


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