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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Thomas Harnett O'Meara


Thomas Harnett O'Meara is a London based animation director. He specialises in intricately crafted model worlds and characters that are brought to life one frame at a time. In 2014 he graduated from the Royal College of Art with a film called 'I'm Good With Plants' that had a long festival run and picked up several awards. In 2015 he went to work on Isle of Dogs and after this started directing, some of his recent work includes a series of surreal promos for Maynards Basetts, Tate, Sotheby's and Hermes Paris.
Endless Road Agency: Thomas Harnett O'Meara Client: Herm Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Sanyu's Leopard Agency: Thomas Harnett O'Meara Client: Sotheby's Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Hockney at Tate Britain Agency: Thomas Harnett O'Meara Client: Tate Category: YG16 Year: 2018
A Chewy Intermission Agency: Thomas Harnett O'Meara Client: Maynard's Bassetts Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Plant Geometry Agency: Thomas Harnett O'Meara Client: Thomas Harnett O'Meara Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Pirosmani at the Albertina Agency: Thomas Harnett O'Meara Client: Infinitart Foundation Category: YG16 Year: 2018




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