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Judges

Jeffrey Everett

Jeffrey Everett

Jeffrey Everett is a successful designer, illustrator, and author working outside of Washington, DC. Jeffrey has had the pleasure of designing and illustrating for a wide variety of entertainment, corporate, and non-profit clients. Jeffrey has created designs for such bands as Jason Mraz, Social Distortion, Foo Fighters, and more. He has created work for companies such as RedBull, Simon and Schuster, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washingtonian, Variety, Universal Records, LiveNation, Dreamworks, and more. He is the recipient of gold and silver awards from The Art Directors Club and "best-in-categories" from the AdClub (Addys), and is included in multiple AIGA Fifty Show.

Timothy J. Hykes

Timothy J. Hykes

Timothy J. Hykes graduated from the University of Missouri — St. Louis where he received a BFA. Hykes volunteers his time with AIGA St. Louis where he is the President. Tim is also a member of AIGA's National Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce. In 2016 he co-founded the Design + Diversity conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Tim most recent accomplishments include having his work featured on FastCompany.com from the AIGA and Google 2016 Design Census. Hykes is most noticed for his 28 Days of Black Designers Project which captured the design industry in February 2017 and was promoted and featured by Behance, Invision, AIGA, and Adobe.

Ann Willoughby

Ann Willoughby

Ann Willoughby began her design career in 1968 during the second wave of feminism and founded Willoughby Design in 1978, creating a thriving design firm while also addressing gender and family issues in the workplace. Since its founding, Willoughby has worked with local, national and international clients including the Kauffman Foundation, Omidyar Group, United Nations, Hallmark Cards, Panera Bread, RideKC Transit, Hershey's and Weight Watchers. In 2014, Ann was awarded the prestigious AIGA Medal, one of the first women in the midwest to receive this honor, awarded to individuals in recognition of their exceptional achievements in the field of design and visual communication. Willoughby has offices in Kansas City and San Francisco as well as the Willoughby Design Barn, a 100 acre creative retreat in Weston, Missouri.

 

Past Flux Judges

Flux winners are selected by a national panel of distingushed creatives. Notable past judges have included:

  • Ashleigh Axios, Former Creative Director & Digital Strategist at The White House
  • Rich Hollant, Principal, Lead Strategist and Design Director at Hartford’s CO:LAB
  • Drew Davies, Founder and design director of Oxide Design Co.
  • Jean Peterson, Founder Jean Peterson Design (JPD)
  • Ellen Lupton, curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution in New York City and director of the Graphic Design MFA program at MICA
  • Craig Welsh, GoWelsh
  • Jessica Hische, Jessica Hische Design + Illustration
  • Jeffrey Everett, El Jefe Design
  • Nolen Strals, Post Typography
  • Bruce Willen, Post Typography
  • John Foster, Bad People Good Things
  • David Vogin, 314 Design