2023 Juror

Michael Marra

Co-Founder, Creative Principal

Budder Creative

Michael Marra

PHILADELPHIA, USA // Michael is Co-founder and Creative Director of Budder Creative, an award-winning creative agency specializing in the cannabis industry. The agency focuses on branding, packaging, visual merchandising, and store design, and boasts a prestigious client list that includes top cannabis brands and companies such as Harvest, Ethos, Trulieve, Columbia Care, Dosist, Apothecanna, Evolab, Verano, Loudpack, Tilt, and Jushi. In its inaugural year, Budder received a Gold Clio Award for its retail work with Dosist, as well as an IDA and Muse awards in other projects. Michael is also a co-founder of the modern cannabis lifestyle brand Jaunt. The Jaunt product line includes unique handmade ceramic smoking accessories and has been featured in High Times and Dope magazine.

Prior to establishing Budder, Michael was co-founder and principal of Touch Design Studio, Inc., a renowned design agency concentrating on retail design, workplace interiors, events, and exhibits. As an Industrial Designer, Michael has over 20 years of experience in environmental branding, product design, and interior design. Through his studio he has worked with prominent brands such as DKNY, Audible, JP Morgan Chase, J&J, Victoria's Secret, Estée Lauder, LVMH, Neutrogena, Nike, Peroni, and Alternative Apparel. Michael's work has been featured in various design publications, including Architectural Digest, Dwell, GQ, Details, New York Magazine, Surface Magazine, and W Magazine, among others. His work has been featured in shows around the world including the Salone del mobile, ICFF, and The NY Armory Show.

Michael is a graduate of the Pratt Institute in New York and currently resides in Philadelphia with his wife Vanessa and their brood of 6 kids.

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