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Oct 9, 2019
Dan Makoski 2020 Jury Chair

Join us in welcoming Dan Makoski as our Jury Chair for the 2020 Interaction Awards!

Every year the Interaction Awards Co-Chairs choose the Jury Chair. The Jury Chair helps confirm the Jury Committee and they also play an active role in evaluating the submissions. After much deliberation and many well-qualified candidates, this year’s Co-Chairs, Jenn Sarich Harvey and Fabricio Dore, decided to extend the invitation to Dan Makoski. “We were so excited to hear that he said yes,” said Dore. “Dan’s experience has been in tech, retail, and banking, building an impressive career and creating impact across all these sectors. He’s a pioneer and explorer of the design world. He takes design to board meetings and to the millions of users impacted by his work.”

Dan Makoski is Chief Design Officer at Lloyds Banking Group, leading a multi-disciplinary human-centred team with the singular goal of helping Britain prosper through compassionate and courageous Design. His mission is to thoughtfully design epic experiences in collaboration with the people who inspire us to innovate.

Before joining the Group, Dan was Head of Design at the Fortune 1, Walmart, started Project ARA at Google, designed the original Surface at Microsoft, led design research globally at Motorola, and was the first VP of Design at Capital One. Dan began his career at the world’s top design agencies, and even started his own at one point. The common thread across his career is the belief that Design is most powerful when it’s an expression of humble service, and innovation is most impactful when it fosters openness and inclusion. The common thread across his career is the belief that Design is most powerful when it’s an expression of humble service, and innovation is most impactful when it fosters openness and inclusion.

Dan and his family moved to London in July 2018 directly from the Silicon Valley in California. He has 3 incredible kids who are now old enough to start exploring the world on their own — leaving him and his wife with lots of free time they don’t know how to use! When he isn’t talking about Design or his family, Dan loves to “bust a move” on the Hip Hop dance floor…so much so that he even knows seven versions of the running man.

We’re excited to have Dan onboard and look forward to him providing his insight as the Jury Committee evaluates this year’s high-quality submissions in Medellín. Who knows? We may even see him break out his dance shoes. 🕺🏼

You can find Dan on Twitter or visiting his website.

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