Young Guns 18 Winners

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.


Jaedoo Lee

Illustration


Jaedoo Lee is an illustrator/animator living in New York City. He worked at Buck Design in New York after graduating from the School of Visual Arts in 2016 with a BFA in Design. He is now working as a freelance illustrator/animator and is commercially represented by The Jacky Winter Group. His work utilizes lots of bold colors and shapes and is influenced by many comic book and animation artists. He is frequently seen wearing a hat.

The Valet and Drifter Helping Me Get Through Quarantine Agency: Jaedoo Lee Client: The New York Times Magazine Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Ice Ice Cream Agency: Jaedoo Lee Client: The New York Times Magazine Category: YG18 Year: 2020
It’s Nice That X Coal Drops Yard: Double Take Agency: Jaedoo Lee Client: Coal Drops Yard Category: YG18 Year: 2020
A Brief History of Seltzer Booms in America Agency: Jaedoo Lee Client: Medium Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Chime Agency: Jaedoo Lee Client: Oaah Agency Category: YG18 Year: 2020

 

 

 

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