The One Club for Creativity, the world’s foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in advertising and design, today announced the jury for the Young Guns 15 program, celebrating international creative professionals age 30 or younger.
Young Guns is the industry’s only international, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies today’s vanguard of young creatives, and is open to both members and nonmembers of The One Club and ADC. Entries can be submitted online until July 31st, and the entry fee is $100 for ADC and The One Club members and $150 for nonmembers.
About half of this year’s judges are past Young Guns winners themselves. The list of confirmed judges includes the following:
- Rama Allen, executive creative director, The Mill, New York, USA
- Jayson Atienza, artist, creative director, Shanghai, China (YG5)
- Jean Batthany, vice president, global creative, Walt Disney Company, Los Angeles, USA
- Thierry Blancpain, designer, art director, Informal Inquiry and cofounder, Grilli Type Foundry, New York, USA (YG13)
- Danilo Boer, executive creative director, BBDO New York, New York, USA (YG7)
- Jessica Brillhart, principal filmmaker for VR, Google, New York, USA
- Davor Bruketa, creative director, designer, Bruketa&Žinić OM, Zagreb, Croatia
- Will Bryant, artist, designer, Austin, Texas, USA (YG11)
- Cool Hunting, New York, USA
- Arem Duplessis, creative director, Apple, San Francisco, USA
- Ioana Filip, executive creative director, MRM//McCann, Bucharest, Romania
- Chelsea Garber, product design lead, Inamoto & Co., New YOrk, USA
- Laila Gohar, food designer, New York, NY, USA (YG14)
- Michael Greenberg, photographer, Brooklyn, NY, USA (YG5)
- Lisa Hedge, creative director, founder, Venamour, New York, NY, USA (YG11)
- Lauren Indovina, director, concept artist, writer, Los Angeles, CA, USA (YG11)
- John Jay, president of global creative, Uniqlo, New York, NY, USA and Tokyo, Japan
- Natasha Jen, graphic designer, partner, Pentagram, New York, NY, USA (YG4)
- Joe Johnson, composer, sound designer, New York, NY, USA (YG11)
- Alexander Kalchev, executive creative director, DDB Paris, Paris, France (YG12)
- Ahmed Klink, photographer, Sunday Afternoon, New York, NY, USA
- MaricorMaricar, illustrators, embroiderers, Sydney, Australia (YG10)
- Nkanyezi Masango, creative director, King James, Cape Town, South Africa
- Miguel McKelvey, cofounder, chief creative officer, WeWork, New York, NY, USA
- Debbie Millman, educator, designer, author, Design Matters podcast host, New York, NY, USA
- Nicholas Misani, designer, letterer, New York, NY, USA (YG12)
- Jhoana Mora, director, Esquina Norte International Conference, Mexico City, Mexico
- Terrence Morash, creative director, Shutterstock, New York, NY, USA
- Moth Studio, animation collective, London, UK (YG12)
- Danit Peleg, 3D fashion designer, Tel Aviv, Israel (YG14)
- Hassan Rahim, art director, 12:01, New York, NY, USA (YG14)
- Seiichi Saito, creative and technical director, Rhizomatiks, Tokyo, Japan
- Yolanda Santosa, designer, founder, Ferroconcrete, Los Angeles, CA, USA (YG6)
- Bonnie Seigler, founder, Eight and a Half, New York, NY, USA (YG1)
- Mirka Laura Severa, photographer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (YG13)
- Dan Shapiro, copywriter, Anomaly, New York, NY, USA (YG13)
- Studio North, designers, builders, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (YG12)
- Dana Tanamachi, lettering artist, designer, Tanamachi Studio, Seattle, WA, USA (YG9)
- Alli Truch, creative partner, Biggs & Co., New York, NY, USA (YG2)
- Stefanie Weigler, designer, cofounder, Triboro, Brooklyn, NY, USA (YG8)
- Lawrence Zeegen, dean of design, Ravensbourne, London, UK
This stellar jury is well qualified to rigorously review a body of professional and personal work from entrants and identify the next generation of creative leaders (…) Young Guns 15 winners will become part of an elite, career-long global creative community of past YGs who often reconnect over the years to refer work, collaborate on projects and help advance each other’s careers
Executive director, ADC
Young Guns 15 is open to creatives age 30 and under who have been working for at least two years, full-time or freelance. The competition draws entries from upwards of 70 countries each year, with half of the entries coming from outside the US.
Eligible entrants can submit a combination of professional and personal work in graphic design; advertising art direction and copywriting; architectural, environmental and interior design; industrial and product design; digital (UX/UI, experiential design, interactive, web design, apps, game development): film and animation (motion design, television, video); fashion; typography and lettering; illustration and photography.
All Young Guns 15 winners receive a unique version of the iconic Young Guns Cube, designed exclusively for this year’s incoming class, and have their permanent profile page added to the Young Guns website. Winners also receive a complimentary one-year membership to The One Club for Creativity, permanent membership in Young Guns network, a chance to be featured in Young Guns events and an assortment of career-boosting opportunities from Young Guns sponsors.
This year’s winners will be recognized at the Young Guns 15 celebration and party on November 17, 2017 in New York.
Past Young Guns include rising stars who went on to become leaders in their chosen fields, including advertising creatives Rei Inamoto (YG4) and Menno Kluin (YG6); graphic designers James Victore (YG1), Stefan Sagmeister (YG1) and Jessica Walsh (YG8); illustrators Christoph Niemann (YG2) and Deanne Cheuk (YG4); photographers Ryan McGuinness (YG2) and Jeremy Floto/Cassandra Warner (aka floto+warner, YG5); typographers Alex Trochut (YG6) and Gemma O’Brien (YG13); film and video director Mike Mills (YG1), animation artist Todd St. John (YG1) and others.