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Our Judges

We are delighted to announce our panel of judges for the inaugural Domeble Symetri student awards 2021.The scope of our selected judging panel bring a huge amount of industry experience to the competition, each a leading voice in their field, collectively adding an impressive range of knowledge to the judges chamber.

Carl Lyttle

Carl Lyttle Photography & Founder of Domeble

Carl is one of the world’s leading automotive image-makers, and early adopter of the use of CGI within his industry. With his proficiency in creating and developing 360° HDRIs, he established the first CG ready photographic library of its kind in 2007.

Now he leads his specialist team at Domeble with an astute focus on future technologies and the exploration of VR and mixed realities.

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Nick John

Industrial Design & Visualisation Manager – Symetri

Managing Symetri’s Industrial Design and Visualisation (ID&V) department, Nick and his team assist clients to develop digital strategies across the entire spectrum of industrial design and visualisation. Originally an industrial designer, Nick has been working primarily in the automotive sector as a digital design consultant for over a decade with a focus on design, digital modelling, visualisation and XR.

With a combination of hands on industry experience and close partnerships with leading design software developers, Nick is uniquely positioned to identify and advise clients on emerging tools, trends and technology and how best to integrate them into their design pipeline. Nick also manages the training program known as the Academy, widely recognised across both industry and academia as the best in class training centre for professionals and students.

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David Grover

Business Development & Support Manager – Capture One

David is the support and business manager for Capture One software, and it’s widely acknowledged that what he doesn’t know about capture one, isn’t worth knowing. His ability to explain a process photographically, both in a physical camera and in a software terms is second to none.

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Chris O’Connor

Technical Director – ZeroLight

A specialist in graphics programming and optimisation, Chris holds a 1st class honours in visualization alongside 14 years’ experience at the forefront of the commercial sector. As technical director at ZeroLight, he leads the team of engineers responsible for integrating new technologies whilst optimising performance to advance visual fidelity throughout ZeroLight’s product portfolio. As a result, he has overseen the translation of skills developed in the gaming industry to the commercial sector, defining new consumer-centric retail experiences deployed by automotive brands worldwide.

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Keith Jeffrey

Head Automotive Group  – EMEA

Keith Jeffery is the Head of the Taylor James Automotive Group in EMEA and developed and maintained many of the studio’s relationships with global automotive clients.

Keith is a real Car Freak and prior to joining Taylor James in 2006, Keith founded AIR studios, who were early pioneers in the use of CGI for advertising in the automotive sector. He holds a degree in Mechanical and Production Engineering from Birmingham City University, and when he is not working, he can be found working! (Or on the golf course).

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Coline Thibaut

Product CG Artist – The Swatch Group

Creative French CG Artist who left her home country in 2013 after she graduated from Rubika International School of Design to join the British automotive design industry.

Lead Automotive CG Artist at Optic Group, Coline then joined Bentley Motors Design department as 3D visualisation specialist. After 6 years into the Automotive industry, Coline made a jump last year by joining the Watch design industry at The Swatch Group in Switzerland. Also passionate by performing arts, Coline loves to use the artistic approach of storytelling and emotion to create the best visual experience for customers. 

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Henry Morshead

Chief Designer, Hill Helicopters

Henry is a specialist designer in the aerospace, automotive and motorsport sectors, and can be found wherever design, brand and high performance meet. 

Although Henry has a long history working with large OEMs across Europe, responsible for the production surfacing for prestigious projects like Jaguar’s C-X75, he is equally at home operating within a startup environment.

He is currently responsible for the interior/exterior design and digital modelling of the HX50 private helicopter. Building on the synergies between specialisations, Henry studied Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College and Vehicle Design at the Royal College of Art.  He has since led digital modelling teams in Alias and ICEMSurf.  He is also a leading cutaway illustrator and an ambassador for the Bloodhound supersonic car project.

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Ben Cordes

Design Visualisation Manager, Bentley Motors Ltd

Ben is originally from Germany. He graduated with a degree in Product Development from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg in 2015 and permanently moved to the UK in 2015 doing contract work for JLR.

Ben joined Bentley Motors and has lead the Visualisation team of Design Department for past one and half years. He has been helping designers to visualise and communicate the latest Bentley designs and brand; leading the business in the future while drawing from past experience in visualisation, VR and photography.

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