It's time to choose the world's best Designer/Agency, Studio and Solo/Freelancer (Des and Dev) for 2016!

Every year we are amazed by the levels of skill, creativity and dedication coming from the digital design community. With so many brilliant candidates for Designer of the Year the choice gets super hard so we've asked our international Jpanel of experts to review the work of the finalists and tell us who they think produced the best sites in 2016.

The judges will give up to 3 votes in each of the 3 main categories DOTY (Designer/Agency), DOTY S (Studio up to 10 people) and Solo/Freelancer (Designer and Developer). This gives the judges 9 votes in total which will be used to choose all of the award winners and Special Kudos recipients.

We wish everyone the best of luck in winning an award and ask you to join us in thanking the finalists for all the inspiration they provide by checking out their work and letting us know who you think should win via Twitter, Facebook and/or LinkedIn.

View the Designer of the Year 2016 Finalists here»