Tom IS the best of all the card designers that I've seen so far, and I knew he would win the contest just from the sheer volume of contributions, and he thinks ahead and offers ideas before you can think of them. That's the mark of an excellent designer, he thinks ahead. I came to the contest with 99% of my own ideas of what I wanted on the cards, Ieft with 99% of Tom's ideas, and he didn't have to say a word to convince me either. That's how you know this guy is just the real deal. If you see his name in your contest, know you're dealing with a champ immediately. I'm coming directly to him for my next ideas, in the future.