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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Michael Fohring

Architectural Designer

Michael Fohring is a co-founder of Odami, a multi-disciplinary design studio based out of Toronto whose work ranges from architecture to custom and experimental furniture. Prior to Odami, Michael worked in offices in Austria, Montréal, and Toronto, most recently including Batay-Csorba Architects, where he was the lead on two award-winning projects: MisfitFit and Headfoneshop. Michael completed both his B.Sc.Arch and M.Arch degrees at McGill University where his thesis on the grotesque and applications of fabric formwork won the RAIC Student Medal, the AIA Henry Adams Medal, and was nominated for a Canadian Architect Student Award of Excellence. These interests have continued to be a central theme in his work.

MisfitFit Agency: Batay-Csorba Architects Client: Undisclosed Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Headfoneshop Agency: Batay-Csorba Architects Client: Charles Park Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Sara Agency: Odami Client: The Food Dudes Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Sara Tables Agency: Odami Client: The Food Dudes Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Lazy Bricks (aka Greta) Agency: Michael Fohring Client: N/A Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Within House Agency: Michael Fohring Category: YG16 Year: 2018




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