Alva Skog and Caitlin McCarthy feature on this year’s list of Young Guns winners

5 November 2019

One Club: Creativity’s Young Guns

This year’s winners of the One Club for Creativity’s Young Guns prize have been revealed, featuring 28 cross-disciplinary creatives from 18 countries – though predominantly in the US and Europe – all aged 30 or younger. The team of two behind China’s Untitled Macao was among the list, as well as Japanese animator Kenta Shinohara, representing Asia; while Chilean graphic designer Simón Sepúlveda Braithwaite is the only South America-based winner, though others such as Leo Porto and Mah Ferraz hail from the continent and have relocated to the US. Submissions were received from 45 countries and judged by 61 creatives including Olimpia Zagnoli and Vince Lim.

There are some familiar names on the list, such as illustrators Max Loeffler, Roberts Rurans and Alva Skog, who illustrated our Ones to Watch 2019 portraits; amongst this hoard of talent, we also see animators Caitlin McCarthy, Alexis Jamet and Marcus Armitage named while filmmaker India Sleem and animator/illustrator Steph Hope also feature on the stellar list.

The rest of the list features the following: Evelyn Bencicova, Northy Chen, Connor Griffith, Julien Hébert, Joyce N. Ho, Femke Huurdeman, Kevin Krautgartner, Niclas Larsson, Amos Le Blanc, Savanah Leaf, Andrés Reisinger, Chloe Scheffe, Tré Seals, Sekani Solomon and Sandra Winther.

See and read more about all 28 winners here. Branding for Young Guns 17 and the “cube” trophy was created by Barcelona studio Hey, founded by previous Young Gun Verònica Fuerte.


Caitlin McCarthy


Steph Hope


Marcus Armitage


India Sleem


Max Loeffler


Roberts Rurans


Alexis Jamet


Alva Skog


Untitled Macao

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