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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Derek Brahney

Artist, Art Director + Designer

Based In: Brooklyn, NY
Originally from: Manasquan, NJ

Derek Brahney is an artist, art director and designer born in New Jersey and based in New York. He is the founder of New Studio, working on commissions in design, illustration, installation, art direction and more. The name 'New' refers to both the genuine desire to create something not seen before, as well as a wink at the idea that in an age of remix and appropriation, nothing is truly original. Previously he has worked for Tom Sachs Studio and Partners & Spade. He works across disciplines and his projects are as much conceptual as they are visual, often employing mundane objects and absurdist humor to investigate contemporary American life.

Bouquets Agency: Derek Brahney Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
Suggestion Box Agency: Derek Brahney Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
Cyanotypes Agency: Derek Brahney Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
Set Design Agency: Derek Brahney Client: Sleepy Jones Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
Owner's Manual Agency: Derek Brahney Client: Alex Mill Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
First Words Agency: Derek Brahney Client: The New York Times Magazine Category: YG15 / Year: 2017




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