Young Guns is a portfolio competition awarding creative professionals 30 years and under, including designers, illustrators, entrepreneurs, and more!
Young Guns 19 Jury
Creative Director & 3D Designer
Us By Night
I’ve run my own studio as a 3d graphic designer for more than 20 years, with a long list of achievements that were at the very base of design trends within the industry. I have worked extensively for world leading ad agencies while creating campaign visuals for premium brands and international acclaimed artists. The neon poster of the cult movie Drive, which I originally created as fan art, went viral overnight and started a wave of 3D neon designs that is still trending. This hype jumpstarted a second business under the name of OneMoreNeon. In 2013 I started working with Nike HQ Brand Design and collaborated during 5 years on numerous successful and iconic global campaigns, mainly with NikeLab, Sportswear and Basketball. The Metaphor I’ve created of an air bubble merged together with the iconic Air Max window, is still years later being used across many Air Max campaigns.
Over the years I’ve build a strong network of relationships with key players in the industry, creatives and clients, visited and spoken at many design conferences and had a good understanding of the needs of the creative community. Eventually this led, in 2016, to the founding of the festival Us by Night, which flipped the classic format of a design conference and turned it into a nocturnal, more wild large scale event spread over 3 nights. Us by Night celebrates the creative arts over a wide spectrum of disciplines including graphic design, typography, animation, film, photography, set design, retail design, fashion and architecture. Very much driven by stimulating cross pollination, inspiring the new generation, building community and creating a safe haven for creatives. The last edition had over the course of 3 nights more than 9000 visitors.