Young Guns 15

Young Guns 15

2017: Now under the umbrella of The One Club for Creativity, Young Guns 15 returned the competition to an open entry process, encouraging young creatives from a broad range of disciplines to apply. By seeking out talent from beyond the design and advertising worlds, Young Guns 15 received a record number of entries from more than 40 countries.

The YG15 Jury was made up of nearly 50 acclaimed creatives, equally balanced between men and women, and with just over half of them past Young Guns winners themselves. After nearly two months of careful deliberation, the jury selected 84 entrants for a finalist list — the first time in Young Guns history that the finalists were publicly revealed. The final round of judging resulted in 32 new Young Guns, who were awarded a colorful translucent Cube designed by YG9 winner Roanne Adams and RoAndCo.

The Young Guns 15 ceremony and party took place on November 16, 2017.

 

Jing Wei

Illustrator

Based In: Brooklyn, NY
Originally from: San Jose, California
jingweistudio.com

Jing Wei is a Chinese-born, Brooklyn based illustrator. Her work takes on a variety of applications, from magazine editorials to one-off objects to large scale murals. Jing was previously the illustration director at Etsy, but is now running wild and free as a full-time freelancer. A few of her clients include Target, Google, Herman Miller, Airbnb, Adobe, The New York Times, and Warby Parker.

Photo by Julia Hembree for The Great Discontent

KORE x Jing Wei Agency: Jing Wei Client: KORE SWIM Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
Sunday Agency: Jing Wei Client: Headspace Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
Etsy London Mural Agency: Jing Wei Client: Etsy Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
Cocktails: Long Drink Agency: Jing Wei Client: Studio Pilar Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
Otherworldly Agency: Jing Wei Client: The New York Times Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
117 Adams Agency: Jing Wei Client: Etsy Category: YG15 / Year: 2017

 

 

 

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