Young Guns

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

2019: In a year that could arguably be described as the most diverse class in Young Guns history, a jury of more than 60 respected creatives — half of them past Young Guns winners themselves — spent two months reviewing hundreds of submissions from a record 45 different countries.

After several rounds of judging, which narrowed down the vast pool of talent to a finalist list of 81 creatives, the jury debated, discussed and ultimately selected 28 superstars to be part of Young Guns 17. This year's class runs across a wide variety of disciplines, and with only three YG17 winners being American-born, the global nature of this accolade is becoming even greater.

Young Guns 17

Alva Skog


Alva Skog is a Swedish illustrator based in London, UK. Alva has a bachelor in graphic design from Central Saint Martins. Their work is inspired by feminism and feminist issues and this effects how they represent different gender identities. Alva's style is defined by bold colours, sculptural bodies and skewed or exaggerated perspectives. Their illustrations have been commissioned by a range of clients including Apple, The Guardian and The New York Times.

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