The 2019 99awards are bigger and better than ever! From branding to book covers to beer bottles, we've never seen a stronger lineup of top-notch, trendy designs. Plus, this year we've assembled a panel of guest judges comprised of creative professionals from around the world. You won't want to miss any of 2019's stunning designs!
Meet the jury
Brenda Milis is the Principal of Creative Services and Visual Trends for Adobe Stock. As a creative director, she leads the Creative Services group in serving top clients, identifying visual trends and curating content. Brenda is a California native and attended UC Berkeley where she majored in Art History. She has worked for several media publications (Vox, Wall Street Journal, and Time) and was the founding photo editor of Style.com. In 2018, Graphic Design USA named Brenda on its list of "Creatives to Watch".
Brazil-based Alves has over 15 years experience working with international clients. Jackson’s background in calligraphy has shaped his lettering approach: fluid, graceful curves, bold styles, and a keen eye for aesthetics. Jackson was awarded at the 10th Graphic Design Biennial in Brazil in 2013, won the Type Directors Club “Certificate of Typographic Excellence” in 2016, and was featured as the Type Directors Club's “Member of the Month” in December 2016. He continues to grow as an artist and teaches workshops around the world.
Mercedes is a graphic designer and illustrator from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Currently based in Dublin, she works as a brand designer at Stripe and a print designer for Increment magazine.
Ben is a designer and art director living in Portland, Oregon. As a visual storyteller, he's worked for large and small agencies and has a thriving design and video business of his own. His art and design website, Moss and Fog, has a growing following, which keeps him inspired and on top of emerging artists and trends. An avid traveler, Ben explores as much as he can with his wife, his son, Quill, and his corgi, Louie.
Stephan is the co-founder and Head of Product of Lumi. He also hosts the Lumi podcast, "Well Made". Stephan studied industrial design at Art Center in Pasadena, where he met Lumi's other co-founder, Jesse Genet. After firsthand experience with the fragmented packaging supply chain, Stephan and Jesse started building Lumi to fix it.
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