Young Guns

Young Guns is a portfolio competition awarding creative professionals 30 years and under, including designers, illustrators, entrepreneurs, and more!

Young Guns 20 Jury

Juan Carlos Pagan

YG11 Co-Founder, Designer, & Executive Creative Director

Sunday Afternoon

New York, United States

Juan Carlos Pagan is a New York based multi-disciplinary artist, designer, creative director and typographer. Juan has created visual identities and campaigns for brands including Pinterest, Cîroc, Under Amour, and NPR. He has also designed cover art for publications including The New York Times, and Variety Magazine. He has worked with brands such as Nike, Apple, Disney, MTV, New York Lottery, Google, Jump Bikes, Youtube, and ESPN Magazine. Juan has been honored for his work by The Type Directors Club, Communication Arts, The ADC, The One Show, Graphis, Cannes Lions, Clios, D&AD, FastCo, AICP, 4A’s, and Print Magazine among others. In 2013 Juan received The prestigious Art Directors Club Young Gun Award, honoring vanguard creatives under the age of 30. That same year he was named Adweek‘s Talent 100, and nominated for Print Magazines New Visual Artist 20 Under 30. In 2018 Juan received the Type Directors Club Ascenders Award, which recognizes designers who are 35 years of age and under for their remarkable achievement in design and typography. Juan has held Creative Director / Head of Design positions and leading creative departments at MTV, DDB, Deutsch, and 72andSunny. In 2017 Juan co-founded Sunday Afternoon. A hybrid design studio & artist management agency. Juan regularly gives talks on design and typography. Giving keynotes at design and typography conferences around the United States and internationally.




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