Young Guns

Young Guns recognizes the vanguard of creative professionals 30 years of age and under. Founded in 1996, the portfolio-based competition has grown to become one of the most coveted awards for young creatives around the globe. For many designers, art directors, illustrators, copywriters, photographers, filmmakers, animators and other creatives, being named a Young Guns winner is a sure sign of a skyrocketing career, as well as a source of validation for all of the stressful days and sleepless nights that have come with early successes.

Young Guns is more than just an award; it's an exclusive community of rebels and prodigies, unsung heroes and rising stars, all who network, mentor and collaborate together. Over the years, our roster has grown to include some exceptional talent, among them Stefan Sagmeister (YG1), Rei Inamoto (YG4), James Victore (YG1), Jessica Walsh (YG8), Alli Truch (YG2), Natasha Jen (YG3), Pablo Medina (YG3), Jon Contino (YG9), Scott Stowell (YG3), Lindsay Ballant (YG7), Alex Trochut (YG6), Dark Igloo (YG10), Anna Bond (YG12), Zipeng Zhu (YG13), The Daniels (YG14) and Cait Oppermann (YG15).

Young Guns 15 Winners

Verena Hennig

Creative Director + Designer

Based In: Fuerth, Germany
Originally from: Nuremberg, Germany
verenahennig.com

VERENA HENNIG is an internationally working Creative Director and Designer from Germany. She studied Graphic Design and Visual Communication, and has worked for renowned practices such as SAGMEISTER & WALSH in New York; SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG in Munich and PERNILLA OHRSTEDT in London. In 2012, Hennig opened her design practice, STUDIO VERENA HENNIG, followed by her own product brand in 2015.

The studio explores and combines the fields of art, architecture and design by investigating the questions of our daily lives and strives to engage its audiences with intelligent, compelling and distinctively created design solutions by altering the familiar.

STUDIO VERENA HENNIG produces projects for clients ranging from culture to industry, from products up to small architectural designs. Selected clients includes MINI/BMW, DEZEEN, SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG, DEUTSCHE BAHN.

Hennig started creating products outside of her client-based-work, and in 2015 turned the new passion into her own product brand, VERENA HENNIG. The brand creates furniture, lighting and accessories to enhance the everyday life by altering the familiar. The products are available in selected stores around the world.

In 2016 Hennig was named TOP 50 Best German Designers by ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST and was nominated for the GERMAN DESIGN NEWCOMER. Her work has won awards from the GERMAN DESIGN AWARD, RED DOT, ADC Germany, ICONIC AWARD for Interior Innovation among others.

FAKIR STOOL Agency: Verena Hennig Client: personal Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
ROPE LIGHT CHANDELIER Agency: Verena Hennig Client: VERENA HENNIG Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
ROPE LIGHT CURTAIN Agency: Verena Hennig Client: VERENA HENNIG Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
ROPE LIGHT Agency: Verena Hennig Client: VERENA HENNIG Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
ROLL COLLECTION Agency: Verena Hennig Client: VERENA HENNIG Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
THE LINE Agency: Verena Hennig Client: NEW MUSEUM NUREMBERG Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017

 

 

 

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