Meet the Judges of our Create Your Best Work Art Scholarship 1

Meet the judges of Tombow's Create Your Best Work Art Scholarship

The applications are in and now it’s time for our judges to review all of the incredible submissions for our first ever Tombow Create Your Best Work Art Scholarship. We’re so pleased to be able to offer three promising art students funds to help them along their pursuit of a career in the art industry. Read below to find out more about our panel of esteemed judges.


Marie Browning

With 32+ books in print and more than 2 million copies sold, Marie has written on craft topics from melding metal to photography to greeting cards. Holding a fine arts degree from Camosun College and the University of Victoria, her zeal for crafts began at an early age. She is a creative consultant, assisting manufacturers in developing innovative products and identifying new ways to market their products to the craft consumer.  Marie has taught classes, demonstrated at events and tradeshows, and appeared on television and online videos.


Tim Jeffs

A lifelong illustrator with a passion for art, Tim loves to draw complex, intricate subject matter. He has been a commercially trained artist for 30 years and earned his degree in illustration from the Parsons School of Design in New York. Tim works as a Creative Director in publishing, where he has designed websites, books, logos, and all kinds of electronic and printed material. He is the author/illustrator of three books – Intricate Ink: Animals in Detail Coloring Book, Intricate Ink: Animals in Detail Volume 2, and Intricate Ink: Animals in Detail Volume 3.


Thomas Burns

Thomas Burns’ illustrations are fun, whimsical and thought provoking. His unique digital technique results in vibrant and richly detailed pieces that still boast a very hand-made quality. His areas of expertise include editorial illustration, advertising, children’s books, children’s products, and packaging. He holds an MFA in illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and has been a Professor of Illustration at the SCAD Atlanta campus for 5 years.


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