The One Club for Creativity, the world’s foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in advertising and design, has announced the global finalists for the Young Guns 15 competition, celebrating international creative professionals age 30 or younger.
Aussie expats living in Brooklyn Joyce N. Ho (left) and Noemie Le Coz (right) have made the cut at the shortlist stage. Ho begun her career in Brisbane and Le Coz started off in Melbourne.
To view the list of Young Guns 15 global finalists, please click here.
This marks the first time finalists have ever been announced for Young
Guns, the industry’s only international, cross-disciplinary,
portfolio-based awards competition that identifies today’s vanguard of
young creatives. A record number of entries were received this year
from 44 countries, and they were judged by 50 top creatives from around
the world, about half of whom are past Young Guns winners. The full
jury list can be viewed here.
Guns 15 winners receive a unique version of the iconic Young Guns Cube,
designed exclusively for this year’s incoming class, and have their
permanent profile page added to the Young Guns website. Winners also
receive a complimentary one-year membership to The One Club for
Creativity, permanent membership in Young Guns network, a chance to be
featured in Young Guns events and an assortment of career-boosting
opportunities from Young Guns sponsors.
This year’s winners will
be recognized at the Young Guns 15 awards ceremony and party on November
16, 2017 at Highline Stages, 440 West 15th St. in New York’s
Meatpacking District. The evening will be hosted by legendary designer
James Victore, himself a Young Guns winner from the inaugural 1996
class. Tickets are available here.
Says Michael O’Rourke, executive director, ADC: “Part
of what makes being named a Young Guns winner so special is how
incredibly difficult it is to make the cut. This year’s record number of entries, coupled,
quite frankly, with the caliber of portfolios across multiple
disciplines, makes Young Guns 15 especially challenging to win. I don’t
know who our esteemed judges will ultimately choose to join the ranks of
the Young Guns community, but it is certainly a badge of honor for any
creative to make it this far.”
Past Young Guns include rising
stars who went on to become leaders in their chosen fields, including
advertising creatives Rei Inamoto (YG4) and Menno Kluin (YG6); graphic
designers James Victore (YG1), Stefan Sagmeister (YG1) and Jessica
Walsh(YG8); illustrators Christoph Niemann (YG2) and Deanne Cheuk (YG4);
photographers Ryan McGuinness (YG2) and Jeremy Floto/Cassandra Warner
(aka floto+warner, YG5); typographers Alex Trochut (YG6) and Gemma
O’Brien (YG13); film and video director Mike Mills (YG1), animation
artist Todd St. John (YG1) and others.
Branding for Young Guns 15
was provided by Roanne Adams (YG9), founder and creative director at
RoAndCo, an award-winning creative
studio bringing thought, relevance and style to forward-thinking
fashion, beauty, technology and lifestyle brands. RoAndCo also created
the Young Guns 15 Cube award, which gets reinvented in design and
material each year by a past Young Gun winner.
Young Guns 15 and
other TOCC activities are made possible in part through the generous
support of sponsors including Shutterstock and Levine/Leavitt.