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

Rikesh Lal

Executive Creative Director, Partner


United States

Rikesh is an award-winning creative with over 15 years of agency experience. Jumping into advertising fresh out of art school, he’s worked at various agencies, from AKQA to DDB. His background in design and animation brings a unique perspective to brands.

Over the years, Rikesh has worked on campaigns big and small for Nike, Converse, MINI, Sprite, UGG and Papa John’s. Serving as ECD and Partner at Camp+King, he’s helped grow the agency’s roster of brands and led the agency to four Ad Age Small Agency of the Year wins, numerous awards from CLIO to Cannes and built an agency culture that ended up on Outside Magazine’s 50 Best Places to Work. He also heads up The Coalition, an agency initiative dedicated to bringing more voices of color into the ad industry.




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