Contest Judges

Mark Boulton

Mark is a graphic designer from near Cardiff in the UK. He runs his own design consultancy, Mark Boulton Design Ltd, and, primarily designed to be a portfolio presence for Mark but it also acts as a notebook, journal, experimental space and general dumping ground for designs, commentary and ideas.

Mike Rundle

Mike runs all things creative for 9Rules, a social content network and community. In the past he has done user interface design work for both large and small companies, but now hangs out at 9rules all day and is constantly planning their next big thing if he's not busy on the golf course. He lives in beautiful Raleigh, North Carolina.

Jeff Gamet

After spending years in the pre-press and graphic design trenches, Jeff is now the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer. He is also contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of The Designer's Guide to Mac OS X, from Peachpit Press.

Jonathan Snook

Jonathan Snook is currently a freelance web developer based in Ottawa, Canada. A Renaissance man of the Web, he has programmed in a variety of languages, both server-side and client-side. He also does web site and web application design. Jonathan likes to share what he knows through speaking, writing books, writing for online magazines such as Digital Web and Sitepoint, and writing for his own popular blog at He is the co-author of the acclaimed Accelerated DOM Scripting with Ajax, APIs, and Libraries, and of The Art and Science of CSS.

Roger Johansson

Roger Johansson is a web professional with a passion for web standards, accessibility, and usability. He spends his days developing websites at Swedish web consultancy NetRelations, and his evenings and weekends writing articles for his personal sites 456 Berea Street and Kaffesnobben.

Sean Lieberman

In addition to helping run the MacNN Forums (one of the most popular mac-based online forums, incidentally), Sean spends his time juggling ethernet cables, looking for extraterrestrial life, and running a photography business. He's not, however, in the business of photographing aliens. So stop

Larissa Meek

Though once an artist, Miss USA finalist, model, actress and reality TV star; Larissa has found a passion for the interactive medium. Larissa is a Sr. Art Director at AgencyNet based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She is fluent in CSS, XHTML, web standards and usability. Additionally, she runs her own blog at which serves as showcase for artwork, photos and personal ramblings.

Andy Rutledge

In addition to writing articles at Design View, Andy is Principal and chief design strategist for Unit Interactive, LLC. When he's not designing or hanging with the family, he's usually either putting in a few miles on the bike, banging on the piano, or playing with his bonsai collection.

Ben Gillbanks

Ben Gillbanks is the Senior web and game developer at and owner of and When he's not playing videogames he's making them, and when he's not doing that he spends his time designing gorgeous usable websites. He likes the colour pink.

Bill Keaggy

Bill is a collector, maker and breaker of things who has been a magazine and news designer, web designer, photo editor, book author and creative director. He works at XPLANE and plays at

Brett Terpstra

I co-own Circle Six Design, an ad agency in Minnesota, where I'm the Art Director. We work in audio, video, print and web design. I graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2000 with a BA in Interactive Multimedia. I went on to become the Art Director for a mens fashion company for the next 5 years prior to starting Circle Six. It was there that I began seriously using Macs and began falling in love with them. Besides the agency, I currently run the The Circle Six Blog, and in my free time I enjoy working on projects like MoodBlast and writing music.

Chuck Green

Chuck Green is a designer and the host of A leading source of expert advice on creating print and online marketing materials. He is a contributor to publications such as Before & After and Layers and has authored books on graphic design published by PeachPit, Random House, and Rockport.

Darius A Monsef IV

Darius is a creative consultant, social entrepreneur and founder of the popular color & design community, COLOURlovers. He is also a writer, photographer and internet astronaut.

Anton Peck

Anton began his career in 1997 as an Interactive Developer at Dynamic Graphics, Inc. Since then, he has worked his way through the dot-com bubble crash, not only into other corporations, but also into the world of web development. He maintains an impressive portfolio of personal work at

Lucian Slatineanu

Lucian Slatineanu is an award-winning interactive and graphic designer with over 9 years of experience. Based in Chicagoland, he runs his one man design studio – – and he occasionally enjoys playing around with a digital camera and publishing the best results on his photography blog

Mike Rohde

Mike is a visual designer and blogger living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He writes about design, sketching, writing, mobile computing, technology, travel, cycling, books, music and more on his personal site Rohdesign.

Nick La

Nick is a graphic/web designer based in Toronto. In his free time he writes tutorials for Web Designer magazine, maintains his personal site studio and keeps learning about web design. His main focus is on designing beautiful and usable CSS websites.

Randa Clay

Randa Clay is a graphic designer, specializing in logo and web site design. She is addicted to design, marketing, blogging, branding, photography and all things creative.

Zach Holman

Good-Tutorials was created in 2002 and is now the world's largest index for tutorials for Adobe Photoshop, with new tutorials being added by the community on a daily basis. Good-Tutorials has been featured on the BBC, TechTV, Sky News, and other fine media networks. Zach Holman has created and maintained the site from the beginning. He is an avid Mac user, and blogs frequently about topics ranging from design to productivity to entrepreneurship.

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