Young Guns

Young Guns recognizes the vanguard of creative professionals 30 years of age and under. Founded in 1996, the portfolio-based competition has grown to become one of the most coveted awards for young creatives around the globe. For many designers, art directors, illustrators, copywriters, photographers, filmmakers, animators and other creatives, being named a Young Guns winner is a sure sign of a skyrocketing career, as well as a source of validation for all of the stressful days and sleepless nights that have come with early successes.

Young Guns is more than just an award; it's an exclusive community of rebels and prodigies, unsung heroes and rising stars, all who network, mentor and collaborate together. Over the years, our roster has grown to include some exceptional talent, among them Stefan Sagmeister (YG1), Rei Inamoto (YG4), James Victore (YG1), Jessica Walsh (YG8), Alli Truch (YG2), Natasha Jen (YG3), Pablo Medina (YG3), Jon Contino (YG9), Scott Stowell (YG3), Lindsay Ballant (YG7), Alex Trochut (YG6), Dark Igloo (YG10), Anna Bond (YG12), Zipeng Zhu (YG13), The Daniels (YG14) and Cait Oppermann (YG15).

Young Guns 15 Winners

Derek Brahney

Artist, Art Director + Designer

Beau Dillon Burrows

Interactive Installation Artist

Henry Busby


Ben J. Crick

Graphic Designer

Jalan + Jibril Durimel

Visual Artists

Lisk Feng


Maceo Frost


Anna Ginsburg


Ricardo Gonzalez

Letterer + Typographer

Ben Grandgenett

Graphic Designer

Verena Hennig

Creative Director + Designer

Wanbing Huang

Fashion Designer + Artist

Yann Kebbi


Ruslan Khasanov

Graphic Designer + Visual Artist

Noemie Le Coz

Graphic Designer, Illustrator + Art Director

Gabe Liberti

Installation Artist + Music Producer

Chad Michael

Graphic Designer



Cait Oppermann


Theo Pinto

Art Director + Environmental Designer

Joaquin Salim

Multidisciplinary Creative

Pedro Sampaio

Art Director


Film + Commercial Director

Daniel Soares

Filmmaker + Creative Director

Leta Sobierajski

Graphic Designer + Art Director

Hattie Stewart


Armando Veve


Amber Vittoria


Jing Wei


Jennifer Whitney

Environmental + Experiential Designer

Christian Widlic

Graphic Designer

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