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

Sophie Koko Gate

Animation Director

?Sophie Koko Gate is an animator with immense illustrative skill. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art she has created a wealth of animations, from depicting educational content to excellently timed music videos of hilarity.?
- It?s Nice That

Originally from Bath, Sophie went on to study in London at the RCA and had international success with her graduation film ?Half Wet?. She now works from her studio in London, where she has directed animation for clients such as Google, MTV, The Guardian, Air Bnb, Vox, Lena Dunham and Harvard University. Her inspiration comes from underneath the water and through the lens of a microscope, and she has a passion for ceramics and cartoons from the 90?s. She has recently made a short for Adult Swim that airs this summer, and has been working on her new film 'Slug Life' coming to screens in October.
Air Bnb Stories Agency: Sophie Koko Gate Client: Air Bnb Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Poetry of Perception Agency: Sophie Koko Gate Client: Harvard X Category: YG16 Year: 2018
In Your Beat Agency: Sophie Koko Gate Client: Django Django Category: YG16 Year: 2018
iPhone People Talking Pixel Agency: Sophie Koko Gate Client: Google Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Half Wet Agency: Sophie Koko Gate Client: personal film Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Big Weather Part II Agency: Sophie Koko Gate Client: 1,2,3 Category: YG16 Year: 2018




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