2019 Attendees

Taira Ishikawa

Art Director
, Japan


1.    Prior to being chosen to participate in this program, what did you know or hear about the LIA Creative LIAisons program?
I knew of the awards itself, but to be honest, was not familiar about the program at first. After I heard about the application, I read the report from another participant, and came to know the details of the program prior to being chosen.     
2.    How did you feel when you were chosen to participate in Creative LIAisons, an exclusive program of 100 attendees aged 21 – 30 from around the world?
I was happy for the privilege, but also felt uncomfortable, because I’ve never had chances like this before and felt like I wasn’t ready for it. And also, I somehow didn’t know I was 1 out of 100 from “all around the world.” Honestly it made me feel more privileged and excited to come knowing that.      
3.    When sitting in on statue discussion judging what do you hope to learn?
I’m very curious about the process of the judging. We always get to know what the results are, but not the process. I’d like to know what each of the juries prioritize, how they discuss creativity, and how they conclude choosing the winner. I’m sure there are many legends with their individual point of view, and I’m looking forward to experiencing the sense of it and learning what different ideas they have from my own.     
4.    If you could choose any juror to interview for two minutes, who would it be and why?
It’s hard to choose, but as an art director, I’d like to interview a juror whose original specialty is a graphic designer or an art director.