Artist of the Year

It’s been another outstanding year of inspiring community work on AREA and it’s now time to name the AREA Artist of the Year 2015. Good luck to all the nominees!

Alexander Muskichev
Jun 2014
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Lee Griggs
Jul 2014
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Massimo Righi
Aug 2014
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Reinier Reynhout
Sep 2014
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Wagner Bolfe
Oct 2014
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Ifthikhar AN
Nov 2014
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Hugues Giboire
Dec 2014
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Jian Han Ng
Jan 2015
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Juan Siquier
Feb 2015
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Kate Gabriel
Mar 2015
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Kashi Suraweera
May 2015
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The Autodesk AREA Artist of the Year Program

The Autodesk AREA Artist of the Year Program honours an outstanding community user who has demonstrated a commitment to pushing the boundaries of their medium, which is evident by the innovation and creativity in their work.

The Artist of the Year (AOY) will be announced in June and will be selected from the twelve Artist of the Month recipients who have been highlighted leading up to the AOY announcement (running from May 2014 - May 2015).


Eligible users must be highlighted as an Artist of the Month (AOM) in the year leading up to the Artist of the Year. The program runs from 
May 2014 - May 2015.

AOY Selection Criteria

Nominations come from the AOM program in the year leading up to the award announcement.


Nominations for this honour are adjudicated by a panel of judges, comprised of both internal and external professionals. The voting ratio will be 70/30, with 70% of the vote coming from the AREA community and 30% of the vote coming from the panel. This is to ensure fairness in the vote, as well as a critical objective eye when selecting the AOY.

Judging Criteria

Has had a lasting impact on the viewers of their work.
Is voted on by AREA community.
Is voted on by selected Panel

Winner Announcement

The winner will be announced on July 7, 2015.

Closing date

2015-06-28, 11:59PM. EST.

Judging Panel

Dan Roarty
Lead Character Artist
'Gears of War' Microsoft
Judd Simantov
Technical Artist
Independent Contractor
Ara Khanikian
VFX Supervisor
Chris Murray
Technical Marketing Specialist
Ken LaRue
Technical Marketing Manager