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).

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I Saw John First


Based In: London, UK/Oslo, Norway
Originally from: Asker, Norway

I Saw John First is a versatile director and artist living between London and Oslo, making all things moving image for music videos & commercial projects. Since completing a BA in Moving Image at Central St. Martins, John has continued to play and educate himself. Growing up in rural Asker, Norway, John gets his inspiration from long aimless walks and entertaining himself while doing so, often resulting in sketchbooks filled with odd ideas. There is a restless progression to his body of work, evidenced by all the different types of mediums and techniques he works with, be iit live action, stop motion, compositing, puppetry, prop making or 2D animation.

Ghost Culture - Lucky [Official Music Video] Agency: Client: Phantasy Records Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
QuickFish Agency: We Are Live Client: Fiskemannen Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
Baya - Animated Visual Profile Agency: Client: Obscenic Records Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
Mr Jukes - Angels / Your Love - [Official Music Video] Agency: Island Records Client: Island Records Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
Vitus Pharmacy Agency: POL Client: Vitus Pharmacy/Lloyds Pharmacy Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
Coldplay - All I Can Think About Is You [Official Lyric Video] Agency: Universal Client: Warner Music Category: YG15 / Year: 2017




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