Young Guns 7 WINNERS

2009: Beginning this year, Young Guns became an annual competition. Its international growth continued to shine, with nearly half of all entries coming from outside of the United States. For the first time ever, the top scoring Young Guns 7 winners were awarded grants, with project funding being awarded to visual artist Siggi Eggertsson, director duo Fx&Mat and designer Mario Hugo. The Young Guns 7 ceremony and party took place on October 21, 2009.


Jake Smaliman

Jake Smallman

With over 12 years of brand, design and art direction experience gained working in some of Australia's best studios, I am now enjoying working directly with clients.

I've had the great fortune to work with some amazing people throughout my career, most recently as Creative Director of Interbrand Melbourne, overseeing all branding and design work for clients such as Peter Lehmann Wines,, Pronto Software, Origin, Medibank and Australia Post.

Before this I spent three and half years as Design Director at Paper Stone Scissors, where I worked across diverse sectors such as fashion, property development and corporate communication for L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival, Kookai, Woolmark Asia, and Mirvac.

I developed brand strategy and corporate communication skills during three years at Cornwell, working on Clients such as L’Oréal, Metlink, Sustainability Victoria, DesignLive and SC Land.

While living in London, I worked for renowned signing and wayfinding experts Design Research Unit, on signage systems for projects such as the London Underground and
Railtrack UK.

My approach to design is always ideas driven and involves reducing a concept down to it’s essence where possible.




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