The Commerce Design Montréal juries, generally made up of interior design, architecture and graphic design professionals, are chaired by well-known figures from the world of business, communications, the arts or culture.
The jury studies all the eligible entries and selects about half of them, which members then visit and examine in person. In the final round, 20 businesses are awarded jury grand prizes.
Director and Chief Curator, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Since she joined the Museum in 2000 and became its Director in 2007, Nathalie has led it from one success to another. Thanks to her innovative, dynamic and tireless efforts, she opened the Museum’s doors to fashion with first St-Laurent then Gaultier, introduced spatialized music with Warhol and Splendore à Venezia, converted a church into a concert hall, added a fourth (and soon a fifth) pavilion and brought in more than one million visitors a year. She has been Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canada Council for the Arts since March 2014.
Architect-Design Consultant, MOAQ
Architect-Design Consultant, MOAQBenoît is passionate and hyperactive, also a critic and speaker, among other things. He has won prizes from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Canada Council for the Arts, been a partner in a number of offices that he has launched or joined over the years, and is known for incorporating contemporary elements in heritage sites. Co-founder of the Monopoli architecture gallery, today the MAQ, he is a two-time Commerce Design Montréal awards winner.
Architect, Vice-President, Brand and Concept Development, Groupe Aldo
Since 2008, Jean-Pierre has been translating brand identities into experiences in Aldo Group stores and offices in 92 countries. His extensive experience ranges from design and planning to sustainable development, events, internal communications and corporate marketing. After working on multidisciplinary projects for international clients in the New York and London offices of Pentagram, a design consultancy firm, he joined Aedifica as a partner and vice-president of design in 1997. He has directed several projects, seven of which were winners in the Commerce Design Montréal and Créativité Montréal competitions.
Interior designer, Founder, Index-Design
Jessica was already passionate about design and architecture, and became even more so after working at Salas Studio and Estudio Mariscal, in Barcelona. She holds a BA in Interior Design from the Université de Montréal, and represented Montréal on the jury for CommerceDesignNantes, in 2011. Index-Design, which she founded, contributes to her enduring passion by connecting designers and manufacturers.
Graphic designer, Creative Director, Jump&Love
Marie-Hélène is bold and creative, making every project she works on unique. A multi-award-winning graphic designer, she chaired the jury for the 15th edition of the Grafika competition, in 2012. Recently, she came up with the sublime design for the Cabinets Éphémères event for the Conseil des créateurs de mode du Québec.