Young Guns is a portfolio competition awarding creative professionals 30 years and under, including designers, illustrators, entrepreneurs, and more!
Young Guns 20 Jury
Represented by: Tool of North America, Primo, Asymetric
Maui, United States
Born in Durango, México, and raised in El Paso, TX, Wes graduated from Stanford University with degrees in Psychology and Neuroscience and has directed bold commercial work for Gatorade, Ford, Disney, Tesla, Nike, Shiseido, BMW, Corona Beer, Nissan, and others. He has made waves as well with his music videos for notable artists Bob Marley, Joey Bada$$, Buju Banton, and Jidenna. Wes is currently only a year and a half into his commercial directing career and his work continues to garner awards and shortlists industry-wide including AICP, ADC, Webby, Clio, Berlin Commercial, and YDA awards. Shots honored Wes with the 2021 ‘New Director of the Year’ award and AICP recently honored Wes with a ‘2022 New Director of the Year’ shortlist as well. He was named to the AdWeek Creative 100 as one of only ten film directors globally this year. As a Black and Mexican director, he is passionate about channeling uplifting stories that champion diversity, bringing to light the power, beauty, and humanity of all people of color. He works hard to ensure that equal representation happens behind the lens as well, hiring diverse and inclusive crews on every project.