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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Ilya Milstein


Ilya Milstein is an award-winning illustrator who was born in Milan, raised in Melbourne and presently lives and works in New York. Trained as an architect and sculptor, Milstein is inspired by a wide range of influences, including early 20th century newspaper cartoons, Netherlandish Renaissance painting, and 1980’s European comics. His illustrations have been commissioned by a range of clients including The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Apple.

New Yorkers and Their ?80s Routines - Block by Block Agency: Ilya Milstein Client: The New York Times Category: YG16 Year: 2018
What Attracts Creative Talent to a Neighbourhood? Agency: Ilya Milstein Client: Courier Magazine Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Boats "Time to Open the Machine" Album Art Agency: Ilya Milstein Client: SEO Melbourne Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Rowing Blazers Labels Agency: Ilya Milstein Client: Rowing Blazers Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Figures in scenes (ongoing) Agency: Ilya Milstein Category: YG16 Year: 2018
On Exactitude in Science Agency: Ilya Milstein Category: YG16 Year: 2018




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