The One Awards are the ultimate recognition of creative brilliance in advertising, design, digital, and branded entertainment. They serve as a platform open to various contributors, including agencies, production companies, organizations, freelancers, consumer brands, universities, and non-profits across San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles. Our commitment to excellence in the creative industry sets the One Awards apart, where innovation, talent, and originality seamlessly come together to craft exceptional masterpieces.
This year, we’ve raised the bar even higher by enlisting elite creative leaders as our esteemed judges. Each judge will focus on specific disciplines, ensuring a depth of expertise and knowledge in their respective fields. In the final round, all judges will unite to provide invaluable critiques, offering participants an unparalleled opportunity to have their work evaluated by the very best. Whether you’re a designer, artist, photographer, filmmaker, or a creative virtuoso in any realm, the One Awards are your moment to shine brightly in the creative spotlight.
Craft & Design
Head of Art and Design at McKinney
Over the course of his career, Will has crafted campaigns for PUMA, Little Caesars, Pampers, Popeyes, MINI Cooper, Samsung, Converse, Mizuno, Priceline, and Callaway Golf. His work has been recognized by the Cannes, One Show, CMYK, Creativity, Adweek and The New York Times. Will is a graduate of the VCU Brandcenter and JMU’s School of Media Arts & Design. When he’s not obsessing about design-related nerd stuff, Will is a father, husband, drummer, and dog’s best friend.
Creative Director and Co-Founder of WØRKS
Haris Fazlani is a New York-based Creative Director and Co-Founder of WØRKS, a network of interdisciplinary creatives, who work together to craft thoughtful design systems.
He started his career as a self-taught art director working with fashion-forward musicians, a passion he pursues to this day.
In 2019, he co-founded WØRKS — a creative consultancy specializing in creating culture through brand strategy, and multidisciplinary design — where he oversees creative direction and design for a client list that includes Beyonce, Nike, Converse, Virgin Music, and Activision.
Haris has won numerous awards and recognitions for branding, packaging design and web design. He currently resides in New York City.
Social handles: @works.studio | @harisfazlani
Creative Director at Major League Baseball
Xavier Murillo, a first-generation Ecuadorian American, has been making waves in the creative industry over the last 15+ years. For the past five years, he has served as Creative Director for the social media department at Major League Baseball, where he is responsible for leading all creative efforts for MLB, Las Mayores, and multiple Latin American accounts. During his tenure at MLB, Xavier has developed groundbreaking ideas and programs for social media platforms and completely transformed the creative direction of all channels. His innovative approach to design was evident in his creation of the first-ever Home Run Derby Chain, which was awarded to Pete Alonso in 2019 and has since become a signature element of the Derby itself. Xavier’s passion for creativity extends beyond the digital realm and permeates every aspect of his life. His relentless drive to push boundaries and think outside the box is a testament to his ambitious nature.
Social handles: IG: @xmsince85 | X (Twitter): @XavierMurillo_
Director and Co-Founder of Voyager
Charles Frank is a director and co-founder of Voyager, a production company that tells stories of all sizes for brands, agencies, and audiences everywhere. His work has reached millions of people online, been featured in The New York Times and The Atlantic, and has received ten Vimeo Staff Picks. His debut feature documentary, “Somewhere With No Bridges” (First Run Features), was heralded as “a celebration of life like you’ve never seen.” Charles has brought his unique sensibilities to commercial projects for Jack Daniel’s, McDonald’s, DICK’s Sporting Goods and many others. In the age of Instagram, influencers, and content creators, Charles’s empathetic and heart-filled portraits of real people feel more prescient than ever.
Social handles: @voyager.tv | @charles_frank
Creative Director – TBWA\Chiat\Day New York
Daniela is a people-first creative who helps build meaningful brands through storytelling. Born in Uruguay, creatively groomed in Asia and academically raised in Scandinavia, she currently thrives in New York City as a Creative Director in TBWA\ChiatDay New York. Previously, she worked for McCann Health New York, Orchid Creation New York, Orchid Creation Barcelona, Ogilvy Singapore, Phibious Vietnam and McCann Montevideo. She has been a jury member of The New York Festivals, London International Awards, The Annual, WINA, ADC Awards, Indigo Awards and other prestigious festivals. She is one of this year’s top female creative leaders chosen by Cannes Lions See it Be it Program.
Managing Director and Founder at KIDDO
Michael Milardo is the Managing Director and Founder of KIDDO, a hybrid creative / production studio with a focus on high craft commercial production and original film content.
Before starting KIDDO, Michael came up as a writer and creative at agencies like Rethink and TBWA, and most recently as Executive Creative Director at Cossette, where he oversaw the McDonald’s account, among others.
After a fifteen year agency run, he struck out to pursue his one true passion: film production. In doing so, becoming one of the few creatives to successfully jump from sketchbooks to spreadsheets.
Social handles: @kiddo_films
MARKETING, INTEGRATED & SOCIAL MEDIA
VP / Director of Art Production at Rubin, Postaer, and Associates (RPA)
Jen Lamping is VP / Director of Art Production at Rubin, Postaer, and Associates (RPA) in Los Angeles. From the time she graduated from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), she’s built her career around working with artists in different facets of the business – from her time spent at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), to an artist rep at Giant Artists, to production at TBWA\Chiat\Day, Saatchi & Saatchi, and now RPA. In addition to elevating and evolving Art Production, she strives to cultivate a more creative and inspiring work environment by founding GALLERY 2525, an in-house art gallery at RPA that showcases a variety of local and world-renowned artists, as well as an artist speaking series called, ART TALKS.
Social handles: @rpa.ap.
Director of Art Production at VMLY&R
Kaia Hemming is currently the Director of Art Production, North America for VMLY&R leading a team of producers. She is a co-chair for B.EAST, the Asian & Pacific Islander Employee Resource Group and is a graduate of the inaugural leadership development program “Ascend” for API employees. She previously worked at JWT, McCann, and Hudson Rouge. She has produced award-winning work for clients including MasterCard, Pfizer, Lincoln Motor Company, Verizon, Smirnoff, Royal Caribbean, Rolex, Microsoft, and Johnson & Johnson. Kaia regularly participates in conferences and panel discussions, serves as a mentor for Asians in Advertising, judges photography competitions, guest lectures photography students, and reviews portfolios. A proud graduate of the University of Minnesota, Kaia studied photography and art history. She also spent time working for photography non-profit organizations in development and marketing before moving into advertising. When not in the office or on production, you can find Kaia hanging out with her wife and 4-year-old son—cooking, running, and exploring with their three rescue dogs.
Social handles: IG: kaiapapaya | LinkedIn
Group Creative Director at Quigley Simpson
I’ve been an artist and storyteller my entire life. I love advertising, because I get to tell stories each day that weave human emotion with strategic insights. My career began with entertainment marketing and key art design. My first big campaign was for SONY Entertainment, where I designed a new brand look and feel that wrapped all of SONY’s offerings. I then landed at TBWA\Chiat\Day where I worked on the Visa GO, Pepsi Refresh, and Gatorade “That’s G” campaigns. It was the Pepsi Refresh campaign that showed me the power of advertising to impact social good and from there I made it my mission to leverage the power of advertising with care. I launched my own boutique brand agency in Venice, California where I continued this mission. I am currently a Group Creative Director at Quigley-Simpson, the largest woman-owned agency in North America, where I am leading campaigns for Chase Bank, Marriott Hotels, and the Ball Aluminum Cup. Telling stories around travel for Marriott has been my greatest pleasure, as I truly believe in the power of travel to make us a more connected and compassionate people. I just wrapped a shoot in Bali where we leaned into the magic of these connections. It all comes back to human stories and I’m grateful to share these moments with the world through my work.
Social handles: IG: @TheSolidGoldNicole | Twitter: @SolidGoldNicole