++ Nominees Announced ➜ 18 July ++ Register profile for upcoming Awards ➜ How to Enter

++ Nominees Announced ➜ 18 July ++ Register profile for upcoming Awards ➜ How to Enter

Meet Our Team

Ake Rudolf

Award Director

Ake is responsible for strategic development at International Design Center Berlin (IDZ), a key German design organization. He has built and continues to lead the UX Design Awards, IDZ's flagship global competition for excellent experiences.

With a background in design, he believes in a critical and people-centered approach to creating value and opportunities for organizations, businesses and society. Ake speaks English, German, Polish and Italian.

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Joanna Simson

Project Manager

With a background in design, art and tech, Joanna has managed a diverse range of projects, including for brands such as IKEA and Bosch. She is passionate about people and the visual world, and sees the potential UX has to make a real difference. Joanna speaks English, Swedish, German and basic Spanish.

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Fabian Burns

Producer & Project Manager

Fabian has a many years of experience in TV and event production and is responsible for events and customer communication. He speaks English, German and French.

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Wilhelm Nöldeke

Press & Communications

As an independent PR consultant since 2007, Wilhelm specializes in political organizations, arts and design, and new media. He has handled communications for the International Design Center Berlin and the UX Design Awards since 2018.

His portfolio includes notable clients, such as the Federal Foreign Office, the International Transport Forum at the OECD, Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, and TYPO Talks. Wilhelm speaks English, German, and French.

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