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.


Jeremy Brautman


Jeremy Brautman writes about the places where art and pop culture collide. He discovered designer toys the same year that Beautiful Losers came to San Francisco, and seeing art from familiar subcultures was a revelation. Toys became the message AND the medium. (Meanwhile, his house became overrun with toys...) After dedicating several years to writing about toy art, Jeremy was given the moniker "toy maven". Besides his daily blog about toy culture, Jeremy writes a magazine column on the topic and has curated two art shows. He lives in The Bay Area with a very understanding wife and two tuxedo cats.