Meet the Influential Jury Panel for the FIT Sport Design Awards

Meet the Influential Jury Panel for the FIT Sport Design Awards

The FIT Sport Design Awards, the leading international competition recognizing excellence in sports apparel and equipment design, today announced its distinguished jury panel for the 2024 edition.

This year’s esteemed jury comprises a diverse group of industry leaders, including renowned designers, athletes, academics, and media representatives. Their expertise encompasses various sports disciplines, design perspectives, and market trends. The jury will evaluate entries across all categories, selecting the most groundbreaking and innovative designs that elevate the future of sports.

We are thrilled to welcome such a remarkable group of jurors to the FIT Sport Design Awards 2024,” said Astrid Hébert, Program Director. “Their combined knowledge and experience will be invaluable in identifying the most exceptional designs that push boundaries, enhance performance, and inspire athletes of all levels.

Some of the industry veterans returning to the panel are:

  • Jonny Davis, Senior Product Developer – Equipment, Mountain Hardwear (United States)
  • Tannese Williams, Product Manager of Fashion, Home + interiors, Pantone (United States)
  • Reinhard Pascher, Cofounder of Pascher+Heinz, Reinhard Pascher Sports-Design-Thinker (Germany)
  • Felipe Fiallo, Founder & Creative Director, Felipe Fiallo S.R.L.S (Italy)
  • Donte Cotton, Product and Collections Manager, Pensole Lewis College of Business and Design (United States)
  • Hortense Carlier, Global Merchandising Director, Icebreaker (Switzerland)
  • Mathieu Boimare, Independent Consultant and Former Salomon Global Product Creation Director for Apparel and Gear (France)
  • Cheresse Thornhill-Goldson, Director – Design Education & Growth, S.E.E.D – School for Experiential Education in Design, adidas (United States)
  • Quintin Williams, Co-Founder & Chief Global Designer, Q4SPORTS (United States)
  • Daniel Shirley, Football Footwear Designer, Puma (Germany)
  • and more

This year also welcomes fresh perspectives with the addition of Marcello Kuthan (Product Designer, Scott Sport SA, Switzerland) and Tatiana Shevchuk ( Former Olympic Games Designer & Creator and Founder of the Leotard Gymnastic, United States).

There’s still time to submit your innovative designs to the FIT Sport Design Awards! The final deadline for entries is April 14th, 2024. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain recognition from this prestigious jury panel and showcase your work on a global stage.