Young Guns

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

A diverse group of 32 talented creatives in 14 countries and regions have been named winners in the prestigious Young Guns 19 competition, celebrating creative professionals age 30 or younger.

A program of The One Club for Creativity, the world's foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in advertising and design, Young Guns is the industry’s only global, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies and celebrates today’s vanguard of young creatives.

This year’s entries were received from 38 countries, and judged by a diverse jury of 88 top creatives, nearly half of whom are past YG winners.

Winners were celebrated at Sony Hall in New York City on Wednesday, November 17th.

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Young Guns 19

Andre Bato

Director / Creative Director

Hometown: Lecco, Italy Current City: New York, NY

Bato's main focus has always been to reinterpret any medium he works with. In an effort to give viewers a new way in which to enjoy media, Bato explores the non-traditional, hoping to push the boundaries of filmmaking past its current threshold.

In 2008, Bato moved from Italy to California to produce editorial work for VOGUE, V Magazine and GQ, in addition to developing photo creative for the likes of Reebok, Alexandre Plokhov, and CHAMPION.

In 2014, Bato moved to New York City to create visual content for PHILLIPS, Hood By Air, NOWNESS, and SHOWSTUDIO among others.

After three years in New York he founded his eponymous creative agency and production company ANDRE BATO CORP in 2017. Marking the beginning of his career as a filmmaker, Bato went on to direct commercial work for brands such as NIKE, Zegna, Spotify, Pepsi as the company forged relationships with household agencies like Conde Nast, M&C Saatchi and VICE.

Today AB CORP films have received attention from film festivals worldwide, as well as establishing a following among the artist community. Between AB FILMS and AB STUDIO, ANDRE BATO CORP continues to create and consult for companies and artists across a diverse array of industries and disciplines.

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