HGTV's Designer of the Year Awards 2020 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 2020 Designer of the Year Awards.

2019 HGTV Designer of the Year Winner

Kristina Crestin

As the overall winner of the 2019 HGTV Designer of the Year Awards, Kristina Crestin will share her expert opinion in naming the 2020 HGTV Designer of the Year.

Kristina and her team can be found in the heart of Manchester by the Sea, Massachusetts. Kristina has extensive knowledge of all things interior. Her passion for what she does, coupled with her engaging positive attitude, allows each of her clients to truly enjoy their unique design journey. Read More

Interior Designer

Veronica Solomon

Veronica brings over 12 years of expertise as CEO + Principal Interior Designer of the Casa Vilora Interiors team. She is a Design Blogger and Influencer, an Interior Design Business Mentor to a community of over 3500 Interior Designers worldwide and past President of Interior Design Society Houston Chapter. Read More Managing Editor

H. Camille Smith

Camille Smith is a managing editor for, fine artist and antique furniture devotee.

As a former interior designer and Nickelodeon animator, Smith has a real passion for balanced, beautiful interiors with a touch of whimsy and punch of color. When it comes to design Camille believes trends come and go, but good design is timeless. 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 2020 and HGTV Dream Home 2020.

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

Vice President, Home + Travel Digital

Mariel Clark

Mariel is the digital video and editorial director 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