Young Guns 17 Winners

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.

Caitlin McCarthy


Caitlin is an illustrator animator and designer with an off-kilter style, bright use of colour and occasionally gross sense of humour. Her ability to see the weird in the everyday permeates her work. Bright and cute worlds are given grounded and sometimes crude twists, subverting expectations making her work vibrant, surprising and engaging. Caitlin has created shorts for Red Bull Music Academy, award winning content for New York Public Library and captured iconic moments for Nike.

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New York Public Library ‘A Christmas Carol’ Agency: Caitlin McCarthy Client: New York Public Library Category: YG17 Year: 2019
Nike ‘Brandi Chastain and The Bra’ Agency: Caitlin McCarthy Client: Nike Category: YG17 Year: 2019
Red Bull Music Academy ‘Playing the Body Like a Sax’ Agency: Caitlin McCarthy Client: Red Bull Music Academy Category: YG17 Year: 2019
School of Life ‘On Soothing’ Agency: Caitlin McCarthy Client: School of Life Category: YG17 Year: 2019
Coldsore Agency: Caitlin McCarthy Category: YG17 Year: 2019
Paraphilia Agency: Caitlin McCarthy Category: YG17 Year: 2019




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