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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Chad Michael

Graphic Designer

Based In: Dallas, TX
Originally from: Dallas, TX

Chad Michael launched his studio in 2014 after working as lead designer at various NY based agencies which included Landor, Pearlfisher, and Stranger & Stranger. Since then, Michael's studio has focused primarily in branding & package design developing designs for companies such as Jack Daniels, Entertainment Weekly, and many other independent spirit companies. Michael's work can be seen in over 20 print publications which include Los Logos, Logo Lounge, CA Magazine, and HOW.

Tennessee Homemade Wines Southern Red & White wine Agency: Chad Michael Client: Tennessee Homemade Wines Co. Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
Makers Playing Cards Agency: Chad Michael Client: Dan & Dave Industries Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
Slane Irish Whiskey Agency: Chad Michael Client: Slane Distilling Company Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
Almanac Beer Co. Agency: Chad Michael Client: Almanac Beer Co. Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
St. Laurent Gin Agency: Chad Michael Client: Distillerie du St. Laurent Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
Promineo Agency: Chad Michael Client: Self - promo Category: YG15 / Year: 2017




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