With almost every pinball designer since 2000 back in the game, there is a lot of talent deployed. So much so that it is easy to overlook the fact that new designers have been joining the ranks and making major inroads. Since 2013, in just the past five years, new people have been hired for sound, mechanical, a/v, graphics, coding and pinball design - and they bring a lot of ideas and technical solutions with. The new pinball designers are self taught by necessity and know what it takes, because none have had previous experience nor did they undergo training from the older generation of mentors. So who makes this list?
2014 Ben Heck AMH Spooky Pinball
2015 Dave Sanders Full Throttle Heighway Pinball
2016 Charlie Emery RZ Spooky Pinball
2016 Barry Driessen TBL Dutch Pinball
2017 Dave Sanders Alien Heighway Pinball
2017 Antonio Nicolas Captain Nemo Quetzal Pinball
2017 Gerry Stellenberg Lexy & Lagoon P3 Multimorphic
2017 Scott Gullicks WOOLY Riot Pinball
2018 Scott Danesi TNA Spooky Pinball
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2018 Keith Elwin Iron Maiden Stern
2018 Charlie Emery ACNC Spooky Pinball
2018 Eric Meunier POTC JJP
Lots of great pins have been created by this new generation... ... pinball has been altered for the better.