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.

Young Ones 2022 Jury

Thembi Hanify

Freelance Art Director + Graphic Designer

Self Employed

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. She then crossed over to in-house luxury fashion branding at 3.1 Phillip Lim and 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 took her to the west coast. After completing several contracts at Apple, Thembi relocated permanently to California in mid-2019. In 2020 alongside editor Mariah Ernst, she launched an every-person surf magazine called Emocean, that champions diverse perspectives, radical creativity, relatability, empowerment, and especially the narratives of women, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ surfers.




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