Young Ones Student Awards

The Young Ones competition is one of the most acclaimed advertising, interactive and design student competitions. It has a tradition of excellence dating back to 1986.

2019 Young Ones Brief Jury

Shannon McCarthy

Assistant Professor

Eastern Kentucky University


Shannon McCarthy has been a design educator since 2013 after completing her MFA at Minneapolis Collage of Art and Design. Since then she has had the pleasure at teaching at several universities, enjoying and soaking up the local culture of South Dakota, West Virginia and now Kentucky. Her work focuses in several varied avenues but experimentation and research are consistent in every piece. Her main research, outside of teaching and client work, is No AWAY: An Awareness Campaign about Plastic Consumption, where she works with youths and helps them become proactive about the issue. When not designing you can find Shannon reading, enjoying a new trail, or snuggling her two cats, Sans and Serif.




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