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

Ben Grandgenett

Graphic Designer

Based In: Brooklyn, NY
Originally from: Wahoo, NE
bengrandgenett.com

Ben Grandgenett is a Brooklyn-based graphic designer and art director, born and raised in Nebraska. He graduated from The School of Visual Arts in 2013. He is currently the Deputy Art Director at The New York Times Magazine. His work has been recognized by organizations such as The Art Directors Club, Graphis, The Society of Publication Designers, and The Type Directors Club.

Ta-Nehisi Coates - We Were Eight Years in Power Agency: Ben Grandgenett Client: One World Publishing Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
The Great American Eclipse of 2017 Agency: Ben Grandgenett Client: The New York Times Magazine Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
Feast in NYC Agency: Ben Grandgenett Client: The New York Times Magazine Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
Russell Westbrook Feature Agency: Ben Grandgenett Client: The New York Times Magazine Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
The Olympics Issue Agency: Ben Grandgenett Client: The New York Times Magazine Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
The Voyages Issue Agency: Ben Grandgenett Client: The New York Times Magazine Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017

 

 

 

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