The Richmond Show judges are intellectually diverse leaders with renown across the impact industry. The judges expertise spans across issue areas such as LGBTQ advocacy, racial equity, climate justice, mental health, gun control and so much more.
Freelance Creative Director
Adam Cote is a creative director, writer, video director and editor with over 15 years of experience at places like Arnold Worldwide, MullenLowe and Sapient. After starting his own creative studio, he’s created traditional, video and experiential work for brands like Visa, Boston Dynamics, BMW, Marriott, and Coca-Cola. His work has been recognized by D&AD, New York Festivals, Cannes Lions and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.
Director of Creative Impact, North America at McCann
As Director of Creative Impact, North America at McCann I work along with the Co-Chief Creative Officers of both North America and New York primarily supporting the creative department by organizing and nurturing creative ideas. I am also the liaison for awards and creative industry initiatives. As a personal advocate for these initiatives, I am a Senior Producer for D&AD Shift with Google. An industry-led night school program for new creatives. Shift creates an accessible space for self-made talent to learn from and connect with the industry, establish a network and find job opportunities. Prior to these roles, I was the Education Manager at The One Club for Creativity, the world’s foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in advertising and design, producing The Young Ones Student Awards, and heading the Education department. Born and raised in New York City, I attained a Bachelor's degree from Loyola University New Orleans before returning to New York to earn a Master's degree in Branding and Integrated Communications at City College.
Lead Designer at Media.Monks
Lap Le is based in Los Angeles, CA. He currently is a lead designer at Media.Monks and teaches in the graduate program at Otis College of Art and Design. Previously he has worked for Virginia Commonwealth University, Nickelodeon, Syfy, and Wow Huh.