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.

Yuval Haker


Yuval was born in the US and raised between Tel Aviv and London. He’s been working in New York as a freelancer for the past three years, creating graphics for Vox, Spotify and Sharpie. His work on Netflix’s “The Mind, Explained” was recently nominated for an Emmy (gulp!). Yuval’s animations are full of texture and wonky line work, with imagery bordering on the surreal. Albeit his serious headshot, Yuval is reasonably amicable.

Covid Loop Agency: Yuval Haker Client: Yuval Haker Category: YG18 Year: 2020
The Mind, Explained Agency: Yuval Haker Client: Netflix Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Sharpie - More Than a Signature Agency: Yuval Haker Client: Sharpie Category: YG18 Year: 2020
"I Am Sex" - Alon Eder Agency: Yuval Haker Client: Alon Eder Category: YG18 Year: 2020
What's in a name? Agency: Yuval Haker Client: Qatar Foundation Category: YG18 Year: 2020
A Moment with Bill Burr Agency: Yuval Haker Client: Yuval Haker Category: YG18 Year: 2020




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