Young Guns 1 WINNERS

1996: Art Directors Club Members Jeffrey Metzner and Bill Oberlander proposed the creation of an award which would identify and honor young creative professionals. The multi-disciplinary group would be known as the Young Guns, and would be evaluated on the strength of their entire portfolios, rather than a single piece of work.

The first class of Young Guns was curated by a selection committee of seven esteemed creatives who hand-picked 140 New York-based creative professionals 35 years of age and younger from among scores of nominees. The winners were honored with a five-week exhibition beginning on December 10, 1996.

 

Guy Aroch

Guy Aroch

Natalie  Ascencios

Natalie Ascencios

Chika Azuma

Chika Azuma

Arkadiusz Bansik

Arkadiusz Bansik

Lisa Billard

Lisa Billard

Tracy Boychuk

Tracy Boychuk

Paul Buckley

Paul Buckley

Penguin Books
Miguel Calvo

Miguel Calvo

Lynda  Churilla

Lynda Churilla

Photographer & Director

Independent

New York

Elan  Cole

Elan Cole

Creative Director

NYC & Company

New York

Marc  Cozza

Marc Cozza

Geoffrey  De Boismenu

Geoffrey De Boismenu

Bridget De Socio

Bridget De Socio

the dog house @poochclub
Kathy Delaney

Kathy Delaney

Kevin  Dresser

Kevin Dresser

Dresser Johnson
Joanne  Dugan

Joanne Dugan

Visual Artist
Joanne Dugan Studio
New York
Jeffrey Fulvimari

Jeffrey Fulvimari

Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel

John Gall

John Gall

Alexander Gelman

Alexander Gelman

Zach  Gold

Zach Gold

Baruch  Gorkin

Baruch Gorkin

Liz Gumbinner

Liz Gumbinner

Hugh Hales Tooke

Hugh Hales Tooke

Merideth Harte

Merideth Harte

Executive Art Director Quality Assurance
Callisto Media
New York
Geraldine Hessler

Geraldine Hessler

John J. Hill

John J. Hill

Marc Hohmann

Marc Hohmann

Carol Holsinger

Carol Holsinger

Manabu Inada

Manabu Inada

Dallas Itzen

Dallas Itzen

Gordon Jee

Gordon Jee

Principal + Founder
arjuna16
Albuquerque
Mark Jensen

Mark Jensen

Mike Joyce

Mike Joyce

Artist & Designer
Stereotype
New York
Michael Ian Kaye

Michael Ian Kaye

Chief Design Officer
SYLVAIN
New York
Markus Kiersztan

Markus Kiersztan

Brett Kilroe

Brett Kilroe

Tom Kuntz

Tom Kuntz

Jordi Labanda

Jordi Labanda

Adam Levite

Adam Levite

Albert Lin

Albert Lin

Traffic NYC & Shanghai, Creative Director
MQDesign Shanghai, Founder
Shanghai, China
Laura  Ljungkvist

Laura Ljungkvist

Aimee  Macauley

Aimee Macauley

Dindo Magallanes

Dindo Magallanes

Craig  Markus

Craig Markus

Executive Creative Director
Proof Advertising
New York
Vivek Marthur

Vivek Marthur

Nancy  Mazzei

Nancy Mazzei

Partner
Most&Co.
Pelham, NY
Paul Meany

Paul Meany

Risa Mickenberg

Risa Mickenberg

Mike Mills

Mike Mills

Jason Mohr

Jason Mohr

Sean Mosher-Smith

Sean Mosher-Smith

Eva Mueller

Eva Mueller

Jeff  Musser

Jeff Musser

Emily  Oberman

Emily Oberman

Partner
Pentagram
New York
Rebecca Odes

Rebecca Odes

Antonio Otalvaro

Antonio Otalvaro

Matt Owens

Matt Owens

Partner
Athletics LLC
Brooklyn
Rick  Patrick

Rick Patrick

Claudia Pearson

Claudia Pearson

Julian Peploe

Julian Peploe

Designer
New York
Andre Razo

Andre Razo

Mikal Reich

Mikal Reich

Jennifer Roddie

Jennifer Roddie

Aaron Rose

Aaron Rose

Betsy Roxby

Betsy Roxby

Bonnie Siegler

Bonnie Siegler

Founder / Creative Director
Eight and a Half
Westport, CT
David  Slatoff

David Slatoff

Yoshi Sodeoka

Yoshi Sodeoka

Artist
New York, NY
Todd St. John

Todd St. John

Designer / Creative Director

HunterGatherer

New York

Stan Stanski

Stan Stanski

Adriane Stark

Adriane Stark

Gong Szeto

Gong Szeto

Nam  Szeto

Nam Szeto

Bill Tsapalas

Bill Tsapalas

Akiko Tsuji

Akiko Tsuji

Giulio Turturro

Giulio Turturro

Chris Van Oosterhout

Chris Van Oosterhout

Brett Vapnek

Brett Vapnek

James Verdesoto

James Verdesoto

James Victore

James Victore

James Victore, Inc.
Auke  Vieer

Auke Vieer

Jayne Wexler

Jayne Wexler

Kenneth Willardt

Kenneth Willardt

Michelle Willems

Michelle Willems

Creative Director
Twitter
Brooklyn
Christian  Witkin

Christian Witkin

Romon  Yang

Romon Yang

ROSTARR Studio
Brooklyn
Phil  Yarnall

Phil Yarnall

Graphic Designer
SMAY Design
North Salem, NC
Maggie  Zackheim

Maggie Zackheim

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