Young Guns

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

2020: Let's face it — this was not going to be a normal year for anybody in the creative community. COVID-19 has affected everyone in ways great and small, but we knew that Young Guns 18 would carry on. After all, this is an award that honors a young creative's body of work over multiple years, not just what could be done over Zoom and with social distancing. And so the call for entries was opened in June, and the global response far surpassed expectations that had been muted by the pandemic.

Believing that diversity breeds diversity, this year's Young Guns jury was expanded to include more than 80 creatives from around the world and across many cultures and disciplines. With the usual split between past Young Guns winners who know firsthand of the glory this accolade brings, alongside other respected professionals bringing their own unique perspectives, the jury spent nearly three months going over hundreds of submissions. After multiple rounds of scoring, they settled on a finalist list of 83 entrants, all leading to spirited discussions that resulted in this year's class of 31 new inductees into the Young Guns family.

Alas, the raucous New York awards ceremony that is a hallmark of the Young Guns experience was not to be this year, but we still managed to salute the Young Guns 18 class virtually, from wherever they are in the world.

Young Guns 18

Eylul Duranagac


Award winning Designer and New Media Artist Eylul Duranagac is the Creative Director at OUCHHH. In her work, Eylul’s goal is to augment the relationship between science, astrophysics and geological environments by employing design principles inspired and engineered by nature, and implementing them in new media arts. She conducts research for inspiration at the intersection of computational design, materials science, machine learning and Ai, physics, geology, and applies that knowledge to design across disciplines, new media and canvases —from the micro to the macro scale. These include parametric design, motion design, architecture, as well as the design of new technologies for immersive experiences and ai public art installations. Her works with Ouchhh studio have received multiple accolades and awards in the international arena such as Reddot design awards, German Design Award,10th Annual IDA Awards (The International Design Awards) and ADC Awards ( The Art Directors Club ),Muse Awards, Iconic Awards, Asia Design Prize 2020.

POETIC AI__THE WORLD’S LARGEST AI EXHIBITION Agency: Eylul Duranagac Category: YG18 Year: 2020
AVA_V2 / _Particle Physics_Scientific_Installation Agency: Eylul Duranagac Category: YG18 Year: 2020
SAY_SUPERSTRINGS__A Real-Time Generative Installation Performance Agency: Eylul Duranagac Category: YG18 Year: 2020
IOTA_ LIVE DATA SCULPTURE INSTALLATION Agency: Eylul Duranagac Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Neuroscientific Installation Agency: Eylul Duranagac Category: YG18 Year: 2020




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