The Rubik’s ambassador programme was first introduced through the You Can Do the Rubik’s Cube (YCTRC) programme in the USA. There are over 100 YCDTRC ambassadors who have used the Cubes in their classroom for educational purposes, to help teach mathematical, engineering and design concepts. They believe in the power of
creative problem solving using the Rubik’s Cube and are advocates for its STEM origin.
The Rubik’s Cube is known to be a challenging puzzle with respect given to those who have completed it. It has stemmed cubing leagues all around the world, with top speedcubers competing to see who can solve it the fastest.
The playful intelligence, creativity and colourful DNA of the puzzle have also led to the Rubik’s Cube being used in fun and playful ways, such as through the creation of mosaics, art, photography and magic.
It is through these specialties that we have identified brand ambassadors who not only celebrate the vision of the brand, they are also advocates of it.
Rubik’s ambassadors are speedcubers, educators, artists, entertainers, magicians, and athletes.
They are Rubik’s most loyal and trusting fans who ultimately just love to play, be challenged, and solve!
Meet the Ambassadors
Erik is a former World Record holder for speedcubing, holding the 3x3 record of 7.08 seconds in 2008. He is an active part of the speedcubing community, has attended lots of events performing and teaching people how to solve the Rubik’s Cube, and has even developed a solving method that has gathered over 30 million views worldwide online.
Torgeir Amundsen (also known as @cubearting) lives in Norway and is a Rubik’s Cube mosaic artists who specializes in portraits. He even built and presented one to Will Smith which celebrated the launch of his movie Gemini Man.
Calvin Anderson is an Offensive Tackle for the Denver Broncos and is a successful “blind” Cube solver able to solve the cube behind his back using the Suduko puzzle method.
Steven Brundage is a well-known magician and entertainer who not only impresses arenas full of rowdy college students, but also impressed the judges on America’s Got Talent, with his Rubik’s Cube talents.
He hosts large events, performs for live audiences, and builds mosaics (including celebrity portraits, such as the viral Kobe Bryant tribute).
Bailey Burns is an aerospace engineer working on the next mission for the moon! She first started solving Rubik's cubes in 7th grade when her math teacher taught the class during lunch breaks! Thanks Mrs. Doro! She is passionate about the educational origin of the Rubik’s Cube and is keen to get more young girls and women involved in STEM.
Jack Cai is a speedcuber from Australia. His specialty in solving the 3x3 Rubik’s Cube blindfolded! He has three World Records and he is also one of the top blindfolded speedcubers for the 4x4 and 5x5.
Matteo Charles is a live inspirational artist who turns a blank canvas into a masterpiece in less than 10 minutes on stages around the world. Matteo has opened, work with, and produced works for Hollywood Royalty, Astronauts, Billionaires, Prime Ministers, and much much more.
Giovanni Contardi is a full-time Rubik's cube artist from Italy. Starting his career as a speedcuber in 2009, he achieved over 60 National Records, 9 European Records, and 3 official World Records. His Rubik's cube art has gathered the attention of celebrities like Will Smith, The Rock, Kevin Hart, Cara Delevingne and many others. His installations can be found in Art Galleries, museums, and private homes worldwide.
Wendy Diaz is from the United States and builds amazing stop-motion mosaics, as well as incorporating the Cube in other creative projects. She currently holds the Guinness World Record for most Rubik's cubes solved while hula hooping (she reached 100)!
Keaton Ellis is from the United States and is a staple in the Cubing USA community. He has an active role in community both competing (he is one of the top one-handed speedcubers in the world), broadcasting and commentating.
Ernesto Fedz has been competing since 2004, and creating, innovating and enjoying Rubik art since 2014. He builds large mosaics for events and is very skilled at building 3-D mosaics
Antonio Gandy-Golden is an American football wide receiver for the Washington Football Team of the National Football League. He is a man of many talents – and can complete a Rubik's cube in 44 seconds!
Landon Hays is a Rubik's Cube mosaic artist who combined two of his favorite passions: solving puzzles and making creations. He creates a range of mosaics, from celebrities and movie characters, to sports and animals!
Brian Kobasa, also known as @theCubeAbides, is a computer programmer by day and a Rubik’s Cube mosaic artist and enthusiast by night! He builds amazing portraits and has developed his own software to create the mosaics.
Andrey Maslov is from Russia, and he creates mosaics from Rubik's Cubes. There are more than 40 art-pieces in his gallery: portraits, famous paintings, funny installations. He is an organiser of the official WCA speedcubing competition in his city and regional speedcubing events. He also invents and puzzles, with his "SDGs 17-puzzle" being recently awarded by UNESCO Clubs.
Joshua Morris (also known as Joshua Cubed) adores Rubik’s as it is has become a symbol of both logic and intelligence. However, over time this geometric structure has woven its twisty web into pop culture bringing with it an explosion of creativity. This juxtaposition is exactly why he is so excited to be a brand ambassador as his gift lies right between the two and he strives to show people that things aren’t always so black and white....there are at least 6 shades.
Adam Polkowski is the founder of RubiART in Poland. In 2014 he decided to leave his corporate career and pursue his passion for the Rubiks Cube, starting his own cubing school! He currently teaches students how to solve, build great mosaics and compete in the sport community with speedcubing.
Max Park is from the United States and is currently a world record holder across multiple events including the 5x5, 6x6, 7x7. He also holds the world record for solving the 3x3 one-handed and is consistently one of the top solvers for the 3x3 with an average of 5.59 seconds.
Grégoire Pfennig is a French YouTuber who has been creating 3D printed Rubik's cubes since 2010. He is mostly known for the creation of the world record 33x33x33 Rubik's Cube.
Patrick Ponce is from the United States and is one of the top speedcubers for the 3x3. He is currently third in the world with a time of 4.24 seconds. He is consistently one of the top competitors for other events ranging from 4x4 to 7x7
Sam Richard is passionate Cuber who likes to motivate others by sharing his story about how he has incorporated the Rubik’s Cube into his life and helped him overcome life’s obstacles. He loves to encourage his own students to embrace their own story, when teaching them how to solve the Rubik’s Cube.
Benjamin Russo is 9 years old and lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He started doing mosaics when he was 8 years old and loves seeing the final result! His first mosaic build had over 900k views on youtube.
Juliette Sébastien is a speedcuber from France. Her specialty is solving the Rubik's Cube one-handed. She currently holds 2 European records and is among the world's fastest speedcubers in this event with a 3rd place finish at the last World Championship. She is also one of the top French speedcubers in the two-handed 3x3 event.
George Scholey is from the United Kingdom and is the current reigning UK champion. He has held nine national records and is in the top 50 globally with only 36 competitions under his belt. He competes in a wide range of events and always looks for creative new ways to challenge his solving, like solving the Rubik’s Cube whilst skateboarding.
Arshdeep Soni is close-up magician alongside a social media personality with nearly 1 Billon online views. With over 7.5M followers across social media and also being member of the prestigious Magic Circle Society, Arshdeep amazes audiences with his myriad of sleight of hand tricks and illusions
Leah Waller lives in the UK and is an Education Ambassador for Rubik’s! She loves that Rubik’s has so many benefits and is passionate about bringing that sense of achievement in solving the Cube to as many people as possible! Leah has a passion for using the Rubik’s Cube to help engage with, and assist those with, Autism, Additional Needs and the Elderly and encouraging them to keep their mind active, learn a new skill, boost their self-esteem and confidence as well as engage with their local community.
Neil Barras-Smith is a huge Rubik’s fan and proud Rubik’s Ambassador. He works with a variety of ages and abilities teaching how to solve the iconic cube. He’s honoured to help people get started on their Rubik’s journey and improve their confidence. He enjoys being part of the Rubik’s family and working with some very talented people.
Delphine Tran is 21 years old from the South of France. Started competing in WCA competitions in late 2017 and makes lots of mosaics portraits with lots of Rubik’s Cubes on social media.
Bill Wang is the top Canadian speedcuber, currently holding 9 national records. His top time for the 3x3 is 4.76 seconds, and he features in the top 20 across the board around the world at the other events.
Philipp Weyer is from Germany and is one of the top speedcubers in Germany. He currently is the national record holder for the 3x3 one-handed. He is constantly being challenged by his twin brother, Sebastian.
Sebastian Weyer is from Germany and is the other half of the Weyer brothers. He is the current world record holder for the 4x4 with a time of 17.42 seconds. He has held 18 world records and is one of the top speedcubers in Germany.
The Naked Cuber is an art project run by Logan Woolfson in South Africa. The inspiration was born out of his shared love of art and puzzles, and can be described as both visual and performance art. He has been solving Rubik's cubes since the age of 17, and has since combined design, programming and speed-cubing to produce large-scale custom mosaics out of Rubik’s cubes.
Kalina Jakubowska from Poland for many years was teaching people solving the Rubik’s Cube professionally. She organised a lot of speedcubing competitions and creates a Rubik’s Cube mosaics. For ten years she was a 3x3x3 female national record holder and in 2014 she broke the 3x3x3 female world record. She is a bronze medalist of RedBull Rubik's Cube World Cup 2018 and 2019.
Dana Yi, is super excited to be a Rubik's speedcubing ambassador! Dana has been cubing since around 2010 and is grateful for the opportunities she has including all of the incredible people she has met along the way. Dana is currently a senior in college and loves to make YouTube videos about cubing. Meet our other ambassadors: https://www.rubiks.com/en-uk/ambassadors