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

HeeJae Kim


Hometown: Tenafly, NJ
Current City: Los Angeles, CA

Heejae is a Korean American graphic designer, illustrator, art director and writer. He specializes in brand identity, editorial, print design and occasionally experiments in motion.

He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2016. Since then, he's worked at Sagmeister & Walsh in NYC and the Apple Music Team in SF and LA. He has an ongoing freelance practice. He grew up in northern New Jersey and loves working on personal projects on his free time.

Some of his clients include Vans, Crack Magazine, Edwin, the Brooklyn Museum, Zumtobel and more.

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