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

Mary Dauterman

Multidisciplinary Artist & Director

Mary Dauterman is a director and multidisciplinary artist. She likes making work as beautiful as it is hilarious. She’s honed an oddball, graphic style after working nearly a decade as an art director at Droga5, Wieden Kennedy, and CP+B. Mary has written and directed short films, invented strange products, and written/illustrated two books (What Are We Even Doing With Our Lives, Harper Collins 2017 & Dirty Library, Hachette, 2014). Her various work has been recognized by The New York Times, NPR, The Webbies, The Cannes Lions, Booooooom TV, NoBudge, Nitehawk Shorts, Vice, and CNN. Mary is originally from Texas, attended the University of Texas in Austin, and now lives in Brooklyn.

On My Way Agency: Mary Dauterman Client: Mary Dauterman Category: YG16 Year: 2018
The Tortilla Towel Agency: Mary Dauterman Client: The Tortilla Towel Category: YG16 Year: 2018
What Are We Even Doing With Our Lives? (The most honest ?children?s? book of all time) Agency: Mary Dauterman Client: Harper Collins Category: YG16 Year: 2018
We know acne, we just don't know teens Agency: Mary Dauterman Client: Clearasil Category: YG16 Year: 2018




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