Jury members

Jury members

Monika Starowicz

Juror | Poland

poster artist, b. 1974 in Katowice, associated with the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, where she tries to open students' heads and spread their wings. He also deals with drawing and graphics. She took part in many exhibitions of poster art in Poland and abroad.


Agnieszka Sobczyńska

Juror | Poland

A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, 1993 / 94-1997 / 98 Faculty of Interior Architecture and Industrial Design, 1998 Diploma in the Studio of Visual Communication prof. Wiesław Zajączkowski in the field of graphic design of postage stamps, annex - painting in the studio of prof. Anna Kowalska-Szewczyk. Scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and Art.

Artistically specializes in philately and poster projects. He also deals with graphic design, corporate identity, projects for music and book publishers.

Xiaodong Zhang

Juror | China

Professor , PhD, President of School of Art and Design, Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, Beijing, China, Director of the R & D City Image and Brand Design Center, Beijing, China.

Xiaodong Zhang joined the School of Art and Design, Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication in 2004 and currently is the President of the School of Art and Design. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Industrial Safety at Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China between 2010 to 2013.

He is a member of the Design Committee of China Packaging Federation (CPF), a member of Creative Design Committee of China Printing Technology Association, a member of Capital Corporate Image research association, the special committee of Education of China Fashion and Color Association and a member of Chinese Academy of aesthetics.

Mohammad Afshar

Juror | Iran

-- Art Director and Graphic Designer

-- The member of Iran Theater Froum Poster Designers' association 

-- Start of the professional Graphic designing from 2004

-- The winner of more than 50 national and international awards and honors

-- Exhibit of the works in more than 200 national & international graphic exhibition, festivals,...

-- Member of the pre-selection board and the jury of 24 creditable international festivals (Russia,Ukraine, Iran,Mexico,Ecuador,France,Kyrgyzstan,Italy,Turkey,Cyprus,Moldova,...)

-- Printing the works in more than 100 National and International books and Catalouge of Graphic Design

-- Teaching posters at the university 

David Blaiklock

Juror | Australia

He is an illustrator and educator based in Adelaide, South Australia. Since 2000 he has taught in the Communication Design program at the School of Art, Architecture and Design, University of South Australia (UniSA), specializing in Illustration design.He is currently the discipline leader of the new UniSA Illustration and Animation Program (2018), and also coordinate Illustration within the Graduate Diploma and Master of Design programs. His pictures have been produced for use in a broad range of industries including design, advertising, interactive media, animation and publishing. He currently utilize a combination of both traditional (ink, watercolor, drawing, painting) and digital media depending of the purpose and context of the work.

Piotr Florianowicz

Juror | Poland

Piotr Florianowicz assistant professor at the Department of Graphic Design at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Participant of several dozen exhibitions and interdisciplinary projects, his works were presented, among others in: Bolivia, the Czech Republic, France, Finland, Greece, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Peru, Portugal and Ukraine. Scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. He is involved in author's poster, graphic design and educational activities. He also conducts workshops for children and teenagers. He lives in Toruń and likes to spend time at the Baltic Sea.

Lech Mazurek

Curator, juror | Poland

He creates graphic design, printmaking, posters and paintings. He is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Arts at MCSU in Lublin and has been a PhD since 2017. He graduated from the Faculty of Graphic Arts, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He did his diploma in the Publishing Graphic Design workshop of professor Lech Majewski, and his painting annex with professor Adam Styka. He has been a member of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers since 2008 and Otwarta Pracownia Association from 2010. He is the co-founder and curator of the Lublin International Poster Biennale and PrintON - International Graphic and Poster Meeting. He is the author of 12 individual exhibitions and a participant of over 60 collective exhibitions and competitions (including Australia, China, Czech Republic, South Korea, Lithuania, Sweden, Tunisia, USA, Great Britain).

Sebastian Smit

Curator, originator, juror | Poland

He is a visual artist, who presented his works at several individual and collective exhibitions. He is an academic teacher at the Faculty of Arts at MCSU, he worked as a visiting professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Taiyuan, the Institute of Design in Beijing, and the Renmin University in Beijing. He is the originator, co-curator and co- -organizer of the Lublin International Poster Biennale, and a curator of international exhibitions. In art, he is interested in searching for an abstract form, created with point, sign and plane. He is inspired by old, destroyed items and transformation processes. His painting is full of „dirty” colour, his graphics are usually black - as if he wanted to get rid of beauty. He considers beauty a slavish imitation of what is generally regarded as perfect.