Benjamin Crick grew up in Sydney and is currently a designer director at Collins in New York. Noemie Le Coz grew up in Melbourne and is a freelance graphic designer, art director and illustrator in New York. They are two of The One Club for Creativity’s 32 Young Guns 15 winners for creatives under 30 and will receive their awards at the ceremony and party on November 16, 2017 in New York.
Voting is now open for the Young Guns Creative Choice Award, in which any member of the global creative community at large can explore the work of Young Guns 15 winners and select which one they believe stands above all others.
Voting is open until the end of Wednesday, November 15, 2017, with the winner announced at the Young Guns 15 awards ceremony. Vote here.
The Young Guns 15 winners are:
- Derek Brahney, artist, art director, designer, Brooklyn, NY, USA (originally from New Jersey, USA)
- Beau Dillon Burrows, interactive installation artist, Brooklyn, NY (originally from Phoenix, AZ, USA)
- Henry Busby, director, Brooklyn, NY, USA (originally from Tuscaloosa, AL, USA)
- Benjamin Crick, graphic designer, New York, NY, USA (originally from Sydney, Australia)
- Jalan + Jibril Durimel, visual artists, Los Angeles, CA, USA (originally from Paris, France)
- Lisk Feng, illustrator, Rego Park, NY, USA (originally from China)
- Maceo Frost, director, Stockholm, Sweden
- Anna Ginsburg, director, London, UK
- Ricardo Gonzalez, letterer, typographer, Brooklyn, NY, USA (originally from Durango, Mexico)
- Ben Grandgenett, graphic designer, Brooklyn, NY (originally from Wahoo, Nebraska, USA)
- Verena Hennig, industrial & product designer, Fuerth, Germany (originally from Nuremberg, Germany)
- Wanbing Huang, fashion designer, artist, London, UK
- I Saw John First, director, Oslo, Norway and London, UK (originally from Asker, Norway)
- Yann Kebbi, illustrator, Paris, France
- Ruslan Khasanov, graphic designer, visual artist, Yekaterinburg, Russia
- Noemie Le Coz, graphic designer, art director, illustrator, Brooklyn, NY, USA (originally from Melbourne, Australia)
- Gabe Liberti, installation artist, music producer, Brooklyn, NY, USA
- Chad Michael, graphic designer, Dallas, TX, USA
- MINDCASTLE (Danielle Krieger and Casey Warren), directors, Seattle, WA, USA (originally from Yakima, WA, USA)
- Cait Oppermann, photographer, Brooklyn, NY, USA
- Theo Pinto, art director, environmental designer, Brooklyn, NY, USA (originally from Brazil)
- Joaquin Salim, multidisciplinary creative, New York, NY, USA (originally from Caracas, Venezuela)
- Pedro Sampaio, art director, Brooklyn, NY, USA (originally from Curitiba, Brazil)
- SJ, filmmaker, Cape Town, South Africa (originally from Johannesburg, South Africa)
- Daniel Soares, filmmaker, creative director, Brooklyn, NY, USA (originally from Hamburg, Germany)
- Leta Sobierajski, graphic designer, art director, Brooklyn, NY, USA
- Hattie Stewart, illustrator, artist, London, UK
- Armando Veve, illustrator, Philadelphia, PA, USA (South Burlington, VT, USA)
- Amber Vittoria, illustrator, New York, NY, USA (originally from Patterson, NY, USA)
- Jing Wei, illustrator, Brooklyn, NY, USA (originally from China)
- Jennifer Whitney, experiential designer, Brooklyn, NY, USA (originally from Washington Depot, CT, USA)
- Christian Widlic, graphic designer, San Francisco, CA, USA (originally from Oslo, Norway)
Find out more about each Young Guns 15 winner and their work here.
A record number of entries was received this year from 44 countries. Entries were judged by 50 top creatives from around the world, about half of whom are past Young Guns. View the jury list here.
Young Guns 15 winners receive a unique version of the iconic Young Guns Cube, which is reinvented each year in design and materials by a past Young Gun winner. This year’s Young Guns 15 cube and program branding were created by RoAndCo, the creative studio founded by Roanne Adams (YG9).
This year’s incoming Young Guns class also have their permanent profile page added to the Young Guns website, 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.
For the fourth consecutive year, international artists management agency and Young Guns sponsor, Levine/Leavitt, will announce its Artist In Residence winners at the November 16 event. This is presented to just a few of the newly crowned Young Guns, whose bodies of work stand out from their fellow winners. They receive a full year of professional management, guidance and mentorship to help advance their careers.