Honored Members

Judging Panel

The selection of a winner in most Designer Toy Awards categories is overseen by our current DTA Judging Panel. Comprised of a select group of professionals within the field - artists, producers, commentators, and others - each brings their unique expertise and perspective to the selection process. We are honored to introduce our standing DTA Panel.

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Sket One

Artist/Toy Designer

Sket One, painter, illustrator, and designer, has come a long way since his early days as a New Haven based graffiti artist in the 1990s. Though he now resides in Los Angeles he still deftly incorporates all the elements that went into his becoming an effective graffiti artist a sharp visual wit, an urban sensibility, and a finger on the pulse of a larger pop culture. Armed with such attributes, Sket One has built a successful career as a visual artist whose work is both acclaimed and in high demand. Sket One's artistic and business ambitions came together for the first time when, in 1992, he created and ran Unitee, a Clothing Design company.

In 2003 Sket One started designing toys for such heavyweight toymakers including Kidrobot, Solid Industries, MINDstyle, Wheaty Wheat, Red Magic, Circus Punks, and more. Always eager to explore additional outlets, Sket One has succeeded in exhibiting his custom work both nationally and internationally in various galleries and shows such as Night & Day (NYC), You Asked for It (London/Birmingham), and I Am 8-bit (LA), Kidrobot Dunny and Munny Shows (NYC), and Beyond the Cel (AZ). Sket One displays a passion for uniting distinct components of pop culture into pieces of art that are startlingly cohesive and original. Such innovation has led Sket One to work with Bad JuJu, 2Advanced Studios, Universal Music, EMI, DC Comics, Ford, Toyota, Coca-Cola, Silent Skateboards, and Grind King Trucks.