Young Guns 19 Winners

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 will be celebrated at Sony Hall in New York City on Wednesday, November 17th.

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Tina Smith

Graphic Designer, Art Director

Hometown: Divide, Montana
Current City: Denver, Colorado

Tina Smith is a graphic designer and art director focused on typography. Originally born and raised in a rural Montana town of 200 people, she graduated with a BFA in graphic design from Montana State University. After moving to New York in 2015, she worked at the branding studio Partners & Spade (now called Mythology), The New York Times Magazine, and Google Creative Lab. She now has an independent design and art direction practice.

She brings a thoughtful, typography-driven approach to her work, with an eye for detail and elevated visual forms. As a multi-disciplinary creative, she has created brand identities, lettering, editorial designs, campaigns, books, websites, and packaging for clients such as Target, Harper's Magazine, Warby Parker, A24, and Etsy. She also creates lettering and typefaces in her studio practice with education from the Type@Cooper program.

In 2021, she returned to the Rocky Mountains and now lives in Denver, Colorado. She is captivated by a pursuit of beauty in all its forms, the great outdoors, and getting lost in a good story.

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130 William Agency: Partners & Spade (now Mythology) Client: 130 William Category: YG19 Year: 2021
Fizia Typeface Agency: Tina Smith Category: YG19 Year: 2021
Editorial Design Agency: Tina Smith Client: Harper's Magazine, The New York Times Magazine Category: YG19 Year: 2021
Mirror Agency: Partners & Spade (now Mythology) Client: Mirror Category: YG19 Year: 2021
Porphyry Typeface Agency: Tina Smith Category: YG19 Year: 2021
Cat & Jack Agency: Partners & Spade (now Mythology) Client: Target Category: YG19 Year: 2021




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