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

Hattie Stewart

Illustrator

Based In: London, UK
Originally from: Colchester, UK
hattiestewart.com

Since graduating from Kingston University in 2010, Hattie has created a varied portfolio having worked with creatives such as Roman Coppola and artists like Ariana Grande and Kylie Minogue. With a vibrant, tongue in cheek visual identity, she is a self proclaimed 'professional doodler' with a unique and playful illustration style that extends itself fluidly through the worlds of advertising, art and fashion. She has worked with varied clients including MTV, Hunter, House of Holland, Nike, Apple Music, Marc by Marc Jacobs, MAC Cosmetics, Pepsi, and Adidas, with a number of other exciting projects and collaborations currently in the works.

In recent years her notoriety has increased due to a personal project titled 'doodle-bombing' where she draws over the covers of influential publications such as Interview, Vogue, i:D and Playboy. Part homage and part satire this ongoing personal project has formed the basis for most of her commercial projects and endeavours. Avoiding a more conventional illustrative style, her work is bold and experimental in application. Although she has already created a strong visual identity and eschewed the more traditional boundaries of illustration — her work is yet to reach its full potential.

Photo by Jenny Lewis

Stylist Magazine Takeover Agency: Hattie Stewart Client: Stylist Magazine Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
MAC Cosmetics A/W16 Fashion Week Campaign Agency: Hattie Stewart Client: MAC Cosmetics Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
Apple Music Festivals 10 year anniversary Agency: Hattie Stewart Client: Apple Music Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
Romp Illustrations Agency: Hattie Stewart Client: Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
Doodlebombing Agency: Hattie Stewart Client: Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
Doodlebomb Sticker Book Agency: Hattie Stewart Client: Laurence King Publishing Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017

 

 

 

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