Each year, AIGA Pittsburgh welcomes a panel of 3 recognized jurors, representing a cross-section of design, to review and select entries for our annual design competition & exhibition; PGH365. This exhibition highlights the best work produced in the region and is truly a celebration of the designer’s struggle in finding solutions that are effective, meaningful and beautiful.

Our judges will be joining us in Pittsburgh during the week of the exhibition and they are as excited as we are. So read about them, follow them on social media, let them know what they should be sure to see while they’re in town, ask them some questions…you know, do as Mister Rogers would do…be neighborly!

Check out our Upcoming Events to see where you can meet our judges in April, and catch them all at the Opening & Exhibition.

2019 PGH365 Judges


Sucha Becky

Sucha is creative director at Washington, D.C.’s Design Army, a multi-disciplinary creative agency that serves clients worldwide with an exacting attention to detail and unparalleled vision. Sucha received a B.F.A. with honors in Communication and Graphic Design from King Mongkut’s Institute, Thailand, before transferring to College of Art + Design and School of Visual Arts in New York City. With working experience in Thailand and the United States, she has formed a rich set of skills and unique perspective in design and art. Design Army has received international acclaim for their colorful, expressive work for Neenah Paper, the Hong Kong Ballet, Maryland Institute of College and Art,  Human Rights Campaign, Harper McCaw, CityCenterDC, and more.

Follow Design Army on Instagram at @designarmy, and see Sucha’s work on Cargo Collective and in Communication Arts.


Jason Kernevich

Philadelphia-based Jason Kernevich is a founding partner and creative director of Heads of State. The award-winning design studio produces posters, book covers, branding, and illustration for a diverse and impressive list of clients including Apple, Penguin Books, Starbucks, Nike, Subaru, and United Airlines. Jason is always thinking. About projects, songs, and tacos. His ancestors were coal miners and fishermen and he misses the rivers and streams of his youth. When he’s not designing or writing, he’s chopping garlic and listening to baseball on the radio.

Find him on Instagram at @jasonkernevich.


Joseph Carter-Brown

Joseph refers to himself as a “devsigner” because he blends his technical and design skills to create brand, web, and user experiences. He believes design strategy is as equal a part of the creative process as design in visual application. He’s the web strategist for Charles Street Research, a financial services firm located in Baltimore, MD.

You can find Joe on Instagram @abrowncreates, sharing his life through daily color palettes in his photo series #365daysofcolor. Joe is also the President of AIGA’s Baltimore chapter.