Young Guns 12 WINNERS

2014: The theme for Young Guns 13 was "Creativity Never Dies", best exemplified in a video game created by dozens of past Young Guns winners where the game character would live forever. This year’s Young Guns Cube was definitely a show stealer at the October 9, 2014 ceremony. Designed at Deutsch Inc. by Young Guns winners Menno Kluin (YG6) Juan Carlos Pagan (YG11) and Brian Gartside (YG12), this laser-etched and hand-polished beauty now sits on the shelves of 31 young creatives around the world.


Jorge Canedo Estrada

Giant Ant

Jorge R. Canedo E., also known as Jr.canest, is a Vancouver-based animator & creative director. Originally from Bolivia, he’s spent his life trying to understand how things work and their purpose. He now applies this curiosity to what he loves: Motion Design.

Soon after the camera became one of his favorite toys, he also discovered the world of animation and started to learn on his own. At 17, he won a video competition for a full scholarship to Vancouver Film School and graduated from the Digital Design program. He then became a full-time animator at Buck in Los Angeles and later joined the talented team at Giant Ant in Vancouver as as an animator and later as an associate creative director. He loves detailed-oriented keyframing with a strong connection to audio, and is currently freelancing, always seeking for exciting collaborations, carefully curating the Wine after Coffee channel, and organizing Blend fest, a festival for the Motion Design community.

Jorge spends his time hanging out with with his super talented wife, playing with his crazy sons, riding his bike in the rain, attempting to create the perfect curve of animation, enjoying fresh orange juice out of a wine glass, or simply enjoying God’s blessings.




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