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We thank Owen Lynch for his time as a judge for the Staron Design Awards. His knowledge, feedback and input were really valued. We wish Owen the best of luck with his future opportunities.

We are excited to welcome Nicky Lobo who will join the judges’ panel – along with existing judges Stephen Varady [Stephen Varady Architecture] and Amanda Stanaway  [Woods Bagot].

Nicky Lobo is Deputy Editor of Habitus magazine, published by Indesign Group, a cross-media company responsible for Indesign, Habitus, DQ, The Collection, Binder,, and a series of international industry events.

Nicky began the Bachelor of Design (Interior Design) course at Design Centre Enmore while gaining experience in the interiors departments of commercial practices Group GSA and PTW. But before completing the course, she decided she liked thinking and talking about design more than actually doing it.

Following gaining a Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Writing and Cultural Studies) from UTS, she has been pursuing this interest at Indesign Group for over five years, particularly relishing her directional role in Habitus magazine since its launch in 2008.

With her wealth of experience in the design industry, we look forward to hearing Nicky’s feedback on the entries and her perspective on the designs.

Edition 2 of the Staron Design Awards are open and will close on November 30, 2013.

For more information on the Staron Design Awards, the judges and how to enter, visit the website.


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