Young Guns 16: Tyler Comrie
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.
This isn't your first time entering Young Guns. What is it like to finally make it in?
Young Guns is always full of the most talented people, and it always seemed like something I’d like to be a part of. Last year I entered but didn’t quite make it, but over the past year I’ve had some great people take a risk in hiring me for some great projects, and I can’t thank them enough for that and for their help in how those projects turned out.
It’s not easy to be a successful creative. What sorts of challenges have you encountered to get where you are today? How did you overcome them?
It’s a relentless job. It seems like you can never get comfortable and if you do you risk falling behind. Though that’s probably not true but I think as a young person it’s easy to think that way. Just getting to work everyday with the energy to tackle what’s on your plate is a huge task, and if you can sustain that I think it breads a certain amount of success.
How did you decide what projects to submit, especially since this wasn't your first time entering?
It’s so hard to see your own work from an objective viewpoint, impossible really. At the end of every project, there are always things that you wish you could fix. It’s the ones that you can bear to look back on again and again that you have to include.
Can you name any past Young Guns winners who you look up to, whose work you admire or are even inspired by?
So many! Christopher Brand (YG13), Braulio Amado (YG13), Oliver Munday (YG7), Natasha Jen (YG3), Rodrigo Corral (YG2), Stefan Sagmeister (YG1), Jessica Walsh (YG8), Alex Trochut (YG6), Pablo Delcan (YG14), Tim Lahan (YG10) and I’m sure there are several more.
What keeps you going, creatively speaking? What drives you and your work?
More than anything, it’s just fun. What else could you ask for in a job?
Now that you’re a Young Guns winner, what’s next?
Hopefully diversifying the kind of projects I’m taking on, and to have fun doing them.
The Young Guns 16 Ceremony & Party takes place on Thursday, November 15 in New York City.