Young Guns 16: Satoshi Kohno
By Brett McKenzie on Nov 01, 2018
Showcasing the incredible winners of Young Guns 16
After months of decisions, discussions and debate, The One Club For Creativity is thrilled to unveil the winners of Young Guns 16! These 30 art directors, illustrators, filmmakers, photographers and designers of all types stood above all in this career-making, globe-spanning portfolio-based competition.
Ahead of the Young Guns 16 Ceremony + Party taking place on November 15, we are shining a spotlight on the various superstars who will be honored that evening.
What does winning Young Guns mean to you?
I think that this award is proof that my first few steps of my career haven't been wrong, and it is a revelation that I can believe in myself. This was the firsrt time I entered Young Guns, but it has always been a goal of mine and I am proud to join the Young Guns family.
How did you decide what to enter into Young Guns? Was it a challenge to curate yourself?
I simply choose work that I was confident in. To curate oneself is a great exercise, to look back on one's work.
Can you name any past Young Guns winners who you look up to, whose work you admire or are even inspired by?
Sure! Stefan Sagmeister (YG1), Masashi Kawamura (YG6), Shun Kawakami (YG6), Braulo Amado (YG13) and Nejc Prah (YG14).
What keeps you going, creatively speaking?
Desire and jealousy of cool things overflowing in the world.
Now that you’re a Young Guns winner, what’s next?
I would like to be one of Japan's leading art directors and graphic designers.
The Young Guns 16 Ceremony & Party takes place on Thursday, November 15 in New York City.