“You Are How You Eat” Design Contest Judges

Our esteemed judges will narrow the “You Are How You Eat” design contest entries to 10 finalists. Meet them:

Photo: Mads Mogensen

Photo: Mads Mogensen

Albert Alessi
Alberto Alessi is President of Alessi Spa and head of Marketing Strategy, Communication and Design Management. He joined the company in 1970, collaborating with architects and designers from all over the world further enhancing the company’s reputation of working with key names in the field of international design. Alberto Alessi has written several books, including “La Cintura di Orione” (Longanesi, Milano 1986) “Not in Production next to Production”, (Alessi Spa, Crusinallo 1988) and “The Dream Factory”, (Electa, Milano 1998). During his career he has contributed articles for many international magazines and publications and he is visiting professor at several design colleges. In addition, he is a member of the Academic Board of the U.I.A.H., Helsinki and sits on the Honorary Committee of the Design Museum, London and is the recipient of the Collab’s Design Excellence Award at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2010. Mr. Alessi also curated the fourth edition at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan entitled “The Dream Factories: People, Ideas & Paradoxes of Italian Design Factories”.


Winston Hendrickson
B. Winston Hendrickson is the vice president of engineering for Adobe’s digital imaging products, including 3D printing in Photoshop. He is driven by the desire to create solutions that enable people to unlock their creative expression. Winston has 32 years of software industry experience, working at both Apple and Adobe, and has worked on digital media creation software for over a decade. In addition to his recent work leading Adobe’s digital imaging team, he made major contributions to the Adobe Creative Suite product development and Mac OS X and Mac OS 8. In the 1990s, Winston discovered photography as an outlet for his creative passion. He has captured sports for decades, but in recent years has expanded his focal range to include landscape and wildlife photography. He enjoys being part of the digital imaging team at Adobe because he is immersed in an environment that fuels his desire to create art and betters his ability to achieve it.


Lauren Slowik
Lauren has contributed her design and technology expertise to organizations such as Apple, MoMA, the Ms. Foundation, Eyebeam Art+Technology Center, the Museum of Arts and Design and She is currently the Designer Evangelist for Education at Shapeways and a part-time professor at Parsons the New School for Design where she also received her MFA in Design+Technology. Her research is focused on 3D design and printing and the future of creativity in education.