Judges

ART & DESIGN

Oliver Neuland

Oliver Neuland [Dip. Des. PG] is a practicing industrial/transport designer as well as experienced educator. He started his career as motorcycle designer at BMW and MuZ after graduating from Offenbach University of Art and Design (Germany) in product design. Then he worked as design & event consultant for various companies, lead the Product Design Department at Massey University, Auckland (New Zealand) and acted a Head of AUTs Industrial Design and Innovation Department. In the mid-2000s he released an educational video series about marker rendering in cooperation with Too Marker Products Japan and Holtz Germany in which he revealed his expert knowledge for idea visualization using Copic markers.

See: www.neuland-design.de

HOBBY & CRAFT

Michelle Houghton

Ms. Houghton has been a creator all of her life studying art through college and teaching high school art for several years. She is an avid scrapbooker, cardmaker and mixed media journalist and added Copic markers to her tool box over 10 years ago. Michelle started teaching Copic markers and ink techniques online and in live classes 8 years ago and is still currently designing and teaching new Copic classes throughout the US and on-line.

Blog: scrapweaver.com
Instagram: kmichellehoughton
Facebook: facebook.com/copicinthecraftroom
YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCwXYh-LRJqKRv6f8KJasb1w
Pinterest: pinterest.com/kristinmichellehoughton/pins/
Twitter: twitter.com/scrapweaver

Debbie Olson

Ms. Olson has loved coloring, drawing, and painting for as long as she can remember, The busy-ness of motherhood shifted that love from canvas to paper seventeen years ago, and she has since been privileged to work for several paper crafting companies, including die-cutting, scrapbooking,
and stamping companies, in a variety of capacities over the past fifteen years. Debbie began blogging for
Imagination International, Inc. about ten years ago and has been a Copic Regional Instructor for the past eight years.

Blog: debbieolsondesigns.com
Pinterest: pinterest.com/debbiedesigns/

Jennifer Dove

Ms. Dove has been an artist her whole life with all mediums, but have found Copic markers to be the medium she is drawn to on a daily basis.
Establishing my Copic technique in both fine art as well as card making and teaching students from all over the world since 2010.
Working closely with Imagination International Inc over the years, supporting the Copic creativity of people all around her.

Blog: just4funcrafts.blogspot.com
Event Blog: CopicBootCamp.blogspot.com
Facebook: facebook.com/Jennifer.Dove.Art

MANGA/COMIC & ILLUSTRATION

Eisaku Kubonouchi

Mr. Kubonouchi is a famous Japanese manga artist/illustrator. His best-known manga series such as "Tsurumoku Dokushin Ryo" and “Chocolat" were adapted into the TV dramas, and translated and published overseas. Mr. kubonouchi’s works attract a wide range of audience with his vivid, beautiful characters created with Copic markers and colored pencils. The latest offering from Mr. Kubonouchi is character design for animated TV commercial series for Nissin Foods' Cup Noodles titled "Hungry Days".

Twitter: twitter.com/EISAKUSAKU

Shigeto Koyama

Tokyo born Mr. Koyama is a prominent designer who has contributed to many anime series. He debuted in the industry in the 2004 OVA “Gunbuster 2: Diebuster”. In 2015, He directed his first short film “Obake-chan” as one of the lineup title for Japan Animator Expo. Also, the art design for Good Smile Racing team is directed by Mr. Koyama since 2014.

Twitter: twitter.com/joey__jones