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 16

Kelsey McClellan


San Francisco-based photographer Kelsey McClellan explores the humor and calmness of everyday objects. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Bon Appétit, Wired, Inc. and the New Yorker. She is also one-half of Terrence Caviar, a collaborative partnership with Michelle Maguire.

Converse x JWAnderson Agency: Kelsey McClellan Client: Converse / JWAnderson Category: YG16 Year: 2018
New York Times / NYT Mag Agency: Kelsey McClellan Client: New York Times Category: YG16 Year: 2018
American Dreamsicle Agency: Kelsey McClellan Client: Topic Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Wardrobe Snacks Agency: Kelsey McClellan Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Towers Agency: Kelsey McClellan Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Pancakes Is Ready Agency: Kelsey McClellan Category: YG16 Year: 2018




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