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.

2021 Young Ones Jury

Thembi Hanify

Art Director


Thembi Hanify is an Australian graphic designer and art director based in Ojai, CA. Having graduated from Queensland College of Art, she moved to New York City in 2010 on a whim and began her career working for boutique digital fashion agencies Hugo & Marie and Sweden Unlimited. She then crossed over to in-house luxury fashion branding, firstly at 3.1 Phillip Lim, and then at rag & bone. Spurred by the literal sea change of moving from downtown Manhattan to Rockaway Beach, Thembi decided to pursue independent freelance clients over the regular nine-to-five grind. She freelanced for Laird + Partners, Wednesday and Chandelier Creative before a contract opportunity at Apple whisked her off to the west coast. After completing several contracts at Apple, Thembi relocated permanently to California in mid-2019. She’s most recently branched out into beauty, freelancing for leading clean beauty brand Beautycounter. If she’s not designing, she’s most likely surfing or adventuring off into the wilderness somewhere wearing one of her many beloved bucket hats.




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