Young Guns 15

Young Guns 15 WINNERS

2017 — Now under the umbrella of The One Club for Creativity, Young Guns 15 returned the competition to an open entry process, encouraging young creatives from a broad range of disciplines to apply. By seeking out talent from beyond the design and advertising worlds, Young Guns 15 received a record number of entries from more than 40 countries.

The YG15 Jury was made up of nearly 50 acclaimed creatives, equally balanced between men and women, and with just over half of them past Young Guns winners themselves. After nearly two months of careful deliberation, the jury selected 84 entrants for a finalist list — the first time in Young Guns history that the finalists were publicly revealed. The final round of judging took place in New York City, with both private voting and open debate from the judges leading to the 32 winners below.

YG15 Creative Choice Award

For the first time in Young Guns history, the One Club for Creativity was pleased to announce the Young Guns Creative Choice Award. We encouraged the global creative community at large to explore the works of this year's class of Young Guns winners, and to select which one winner they believe stood above all others, even in this rarified group of superstars.

The winner of the first ever Young Guns 15 Creative Choice Award is SJ.


Christian Widlic

Graphic Designer

Based In: San Francisco, CA
Originally from: Oslo, Norway

Christian is a designer and art director from Oslo, Norway. He currently works and lives in San Francisco — where he moved in 2015 to help open and build the Collins SF office with CCO Matt Luckhurst.

His work focuses on visual identity — creating systems that are robust, expressive and thought-provoking. Working with clients like Nike, Spotify, Instagram, New York Knicks, Adobe, Airbnb, Facebook, and Target, his intention is to make an impact at scale. His approach is guided by his attention to detail, ensuring each component of a company is considered, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

His work has won numerous awards including Type Directors Club, Graphis, Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, HOW Design Awards and YCN Awards. He currently has work on display at SFMOMA. His past experience includes roles at Sagmeister & Walsh, Avec, and Collins New York.

New York Knicks Agency: COLLINS Client: New York Knicks Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
Facebook M Agency: COLLINS Client: Facebook Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
Airbnb Brooklyn Half Agency: COLLINS Client: Airbnb Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
Kiss My Airs Agency: COLLINS Client: Nike Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
Spotify Rebrand Agency: COLLINS Client: Spotify Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017




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