Our judges volunteer their time for Show and travel to Nebraska from far and wide just to review and recognize the excellent work created in our great state!

Judging takes place in two stages: online and in-person. First, entrants submit digital images of their work to be reviewed remotely by our judges, who carefully select the best from the pool to move on to the second round. Entrants whose work reaches the second round will be contacted to provide physical, mounted pieces for our judges to assess in person, and which will be on display the night of the event!


Jennet Liaw


Jennet Liaw is a designer and illustrator, currently working full-time at Nike World HQ designing sportswear. West coast born, raised, and schooled, she made her mark in Paris and Los Angeles where her clients included Fox, Sony Pictures, Apple and Pure Fix.

Jennet’s intrigue with making unexpected visual connections, paired with her personal pursuits in the specific arena of typography have also landed her in a variety of opportunities – these include creating murals and editorial commissions well as speaking engagements and representation in several print publications.


Ken Deegan


Ken is an Irish designer based in New York, he is a multi-faceted designer whose work encompasses design, strategy, and technology, with many of his projects ranging across multiple media. He has worked for various design studios in Dublin, London and NY. He has worked with notable clients such as the American Museum of Natural History, NYC Department of Design and Construction, Codecademy, Cooper Hewitt, AIG, Savannah College of Art and Design, Google, FdMarch, Studio Museum in Harlem, Grace Farms, JWT, New York University, and Abrams.

Ken has received a range of design awards for his print and interactive design in Europe and the United States, such as The Type Directors Club, Communication Arts, The Art Director’s Club, Design and Art Direction Awards and The 100 Archive.


Joel Beukelman

Interactive Designer

Over the past 5 years, Joel has had the opportunity to contribute to variety of products/apps from early-stage startups to global mobile applications. Joel’s success at AppStack and Netflix fed his current role as Senior Interaction Designer. Balancing an enjoyment of family, craft beer, metal/punk and tattoos, he’s committed to Google’s Android Auto team where they are defining new safe ways to experience technology in the car.