HGTV's Designer of the Year Awards 2019 Panel of Judges

From HGTV hosts and executives to award-winning designers, learn about this year's distinguished panel of judges that will select the Overall Winner of the HGTV's 2019 Designer of the Year Awards.

2018 HGTV Faces Of Design Overall Winner

Jennifer Mehditash

As the overall winner of the 2018 HGTV Fresh Faces of Design Awards, Jennifer Mehditash will share her expert opinion in naming the 2019 HGTV Designer of the Year.

Mehditash Design is a bi-coastal boutique interiors firm based in Newport Beach, California with a satellite office in Larchmont, New York led by Jennifer Mehditash. With a life experience spanning 4 continents, Jennifer’s interior design style blends a traditional twist with a contemporary design aesthetic. Read More

Vice President, Home + Travel Digital

Mariel Clark

Mariel is the Vice President of digital video and editorial of the lifestyle brand websites for HGTV, Travel Channel, DIY Network and Great American Country.

Her favorite thing about her job is exploring and sharing the world’s most beautiful spaces and places. Mariel is a DIYer at heart and likes to tackle projects around her home. Read More

Managing Editor, Home + Travel, Digital

Beth Rucker

Beth is the managing editor for photography for the lifestyle brand websites for HGTV, Travel Channel, DIY Network and Great American Country. She enjoys curating beautiful home design and travel inspiration and telling the stories behind the photos you see.

In her free time, she enjoys puttering around her own home garden and landscaping and learning more about organic gardening practices. She is also working to restore her century-old bungalow home. Read More

Founder, FlynnsideOut Productions

Brian Patrick Flynn

Brian Patrick Flynn is an American television producer turned interior designer with a portfolio of high-profile projects, including HGTV Urban Oasis 2018 and HGTV Dream Home 2018.

After years writing, producing and directing, Flynn tried his own hand at residential interiors, quickly earning the respect of his peers and shelter magazine editors. Read More