A panel of Celebrity Judges will help us hand-pick the top 30 designs on October 4, 2016. They will narrow down the thousands of submitted designs to just 30. After they've had their say, we'll put the chosen 30 up for our fans to vote on the 3 winners. We pick only those with exceptional taste to be our Celebrity Judge. Read about them below:
Lucy Knisley is a critically acclaimed and award-winning comic creator. She lives in Chicago. She specializes in personal, confessional comics and travelogues. Her last name is confusing and has a silent K. It's pronounced kind-of like "nigh-slee.” She grew up reading comics despite her artistic and literary parents' mild objections. To Lucy, comics have always combined these two inherited loves: the written word and the drawn image. Her book, Relish, was widely acclaimed, and featured as a New York Times best-seller, Goodreads top book of the year, and an American Library Association award winner in the YA category.
Mike Scott joined the Atlanta Hawks in 2012. He concluded his rookie campaign averaging 4.6 points and 2.8 rebounds in 9.4 minutes in 40 games. During the 2013-2014 season, Scott led the Hawks in scoring nine times, rebounding twice, and assists once. He was a team leader in games played, while ranking fourth in FGM and sixth in points per game. He scored in double-figures in 13 consecutive games.
“Known for his dynamic performances that feature an array of instruments, Robert Delong has been dubbed "an 8-bit warrior, seamlessly creating danceable electro beats with his Wii remote and sega genesis controller on par with the Chemical Brothers" (CMJ Magazine).
Robert DeLong continues to push the boundaries of sound and performance with his innovative approach to music, and most recently has been gaining recognition with such notable Alternative Radio hits, "Long Way Down," "Don't Wait Up" and "Global Concepts.”
Portland-based duo Angela Webber & Aubrey Webber mix comedy and geek culture in charming, catchy songs. Since debuting in 2011, they’ve carved out a space in geek and songwriting circles with their message of empowerment and their penchant for involving their fans in the creation process. The Doubleclicks’ last two albums (Lasers and Feelings & President Snakes) hit the Billboard charts in comedy. Sometimes called “nerd music” or “kids music,” the Doubleclicks reach beyond these labels to create meaningful music making audiences laugh and cry.
Stuff Mom Never Told You
Hosted by Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin, Stuff Mom Never Told You is the audio podcast from HowStuffWorks that gets down to the business of being women from every imaginable angle. Fueled by boundless curiosity and rigorous research, Cristen and Caroline are girls-next-door gender experts who skillfully decode the biology, psychology and sociology of ladies and gents, from their evolutionary past to millennial present, to better understand all the Stuff Mom Never Told You.
Mandy Lee (Vocals), Etienne Bowler (Drums), Will Hehir (Bass)—began making music together in late 2012. Lee, the powerhouse vocalist, was born and raised in Queens and acts as the band’s principal songwriter. Their debut EP Reflections reached over 15 million streams online and rose to the #1 spot on Billboard’s Emerging Artist chart. Their much anticipated first full length album Our Own House was released in 2015, which lead them on a sold out US tour.
Amy Miller was a breakout favorite in Season 9 of Last Comic Standing. Roseanne Barr called her "a star" and a "contender for next alpha female comedian." You may have heard Amy on Doug Loves Movies or The Bennington Show, or seen her at the Bridgetown Comedy Fest, Riot LA Festival, or at San Francisco Sketchfest. Amy found her comedy chops in the Bay Area scene and is still a favorite at the San Francisco Punch Line and Cobb's Comedy Club. After a move to Portland, Amy won Portland's Funniest Comedian in Helium Comedy Club's contest, as well as being voted Portland's Funniest 2013 and 2015 in the Willamette Week.
BUB is a very special, one of a kind critter. More specifically, she is the most amazing cat on the planet. Discovered as the runt of a healthy feral litter in a tool shed in rural Indiana, she was taken in as a rescue when it was clear that she would require special care. Since then, BUB has overcome great challenges, is a published author, a talk show host, a movie star, and has helped raise well over $300,000 for animals in need.
Tyler Ritter is an actor best known for his leading role in The McCarthys. Before starring in this comedy, he appeared on many other TV shows including Modern Family and Grey’s Anatomy. Along with his comedic timing, Ritter is making a name for himself in Hollywood for being one of the nicest guys there. This makes a lot of sense, given that he spent 3 years teaching in Argentina before beginning his acting career.