Introducing the 2020 Top Shelf Judges

We are pleased to introduce an impressive cast of experts who are renown creatives in the art of design, who will graciously lend their time and expertise to the Top Shelf program this year.

Becca Wildsmith

Becca Wildsmith is an artist, designer and muralist based in Nashville, Tennessee. She has worked with clients ranging from non-profit arts organizations to Fortune 500 corporations to Grammy® Award–winning artists. Clients include The Nashville Symphony, Vanity Fair Corporation, Lexus, the iconic Pancake Pantry, and recording artists such as Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Tori Kelly, Chris Tomlin, TobyMac, Mandisa, and more. Becca served as a Dove Award-winning Art Director for Capitol Records CMG before becoming the Creative Director for Biscuit Love, one of Nashville’s hottest restaurant brands. In recent years, Becca has returned to her creative roots as a painter. Her vibrant, abstract expressionist paintings and portraits on canvas are inspired by scripture, music, and the human experience.

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Matt Lehman

Matt Lehman specializes in branding, illustration, and art direction. In 2007, he joined CMT / MTV Networks, and facilitated the CMT’s network rebrand in 2009. In 2010 he formed Matt Lehman Studio. Since then his brand experience includes NASA, ESPN, TED, Netflix, Delta, American Express, PepsiCo, The Atlantic, Esquire, Nickelodeon and others.

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Micah Kandros

Nashville-based award-winning designer/photographer Micah Kandros has been at it for over 16 years, working on everything from: Designing book covers for New York Times bestselling authors / Branding start ups as well as rebranding existing companies / Photographing celebrities and country music stars / Working on major print campaigns for universities. With 7 years of experience as a designer/ art director for a major publisher before opening up Micah Kandros Design, he spent time art directing photo shoots, redesigning monthly and quarterly magazines, designing book covers, and branding new publishing ventures.

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