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

Francisco Valenzuela

Associate Creative Director

McCann New York


Francisco Valenzuela Barrera is Chilean Associate Creative Director currently working at McCann New York.

Since joining McCann New York in 2017, Francisco has helped the office craft some of its most important work, from the biggest Nespresso global campaign to date to the Covid-19 Mucinex initiative to help America fight the pandemic, a design-led campaign that made headlines in the national and international media. Francisco has also contributed to elevating the work for brands such as Lysol, Annovera, State Street Global Advisors, Chick-Fil-A, Cigna and more.

Before his move to the US, Francisco was an Art Director at Circus Grey Peru. Here, he was named as one of the network's Global Creative Rising Stars by Grey Worldwide. His work helped the office climb from 24th to 4th place on the Grey Global Creative Ranking. A stint that concluded in 2017, when his team pulled off the biggest Cannes Lions win in the history of Peruvian advertising with “A Love Song Written by a Murderer.”

Over the years Francisco has helped with important new business wins and impactful work for clients. His work has been recognized multiple times by Cannes Lions, Effie and El Ojo de Iberoamérica among others.




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