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Young Guns 2016 winners announced by The Art Directors Club


The Art Directors Club has announced the 30 winners of this year’s Young Guns awards, a line-up of creative ones-to-watch aged 30 or younger.

Among the winners are Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared creators Becky & Joe (Becky Sloan and Joe Pelling), Jack Beveridge, a senior creative at Google Creative Labs, and Merel Witteman, art director at KesselsKramer. The full list of winners is below.

For 2016 the ADC revamped how they choose the Young Guns winners, with a panel of 40 leading creatives choosing the nominees, who were invited to submit their portfolio. The winners come from eight different countries though two thirds are from the US. The awards will be presented on 22 September in New York.

The ADC Young Guns for 2016 are:

Becky & Joe, animators and directors (UK)
Jack Beveridge, senior creative and multidisciplinary designer at Google Creative Labs (London, UK)
Florian Born, interactive designer (Berlin, Germany)
George Michael Brower, interactive artist at Always & Forever Computer Entertainment (New York, US)
Sean Buckelew, animator (LA, US)
Santiago Carrasquilla, designer, animator and filmmaker (New York, US)
Daniels (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), directors, PrettyBird (Culver City, US)
Pablo Delcan, graphic designer, Delcan & Company (New York, US)
Vika Eksta, photographer (Latvia)
Laila Gohar, food designer, Sunday Supper (New York, US)
Coralie Gourguechon, interdisciplinary designer at Fabrica (Treviso, Italy)
Rachael K. Harvey, executive creative producer of environments at Airbnb (San Francisco, US)
Joe Hollier, multidisciplinary designer at Light (New York, US)
Kerby Jean-Raymond, fashion designer at Pyer Moss (New York, US)
Ann-Katrin Krenz, interactive designer and programmer at Schnellebuntebilder (Berlin, Germany)
Raven Kwok, creative programmer, visual artist and computational artist (LA, US)
John Lisle, illustrator (New York, US)
Lauren McCarthy, multidisciplinary artist (New York, US)
Ezra Miller, interactive artist (Chicago, US)
Nonotak (Noemi Schipfer and Takami Nakamoto), digital, performance and fine artists (Paris, France)
Clement Pascal, photographer (New York, US)
Danit Peleg, 3D fashion designer at Danit Peleg 3D (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Nejc Prah, graphic designer, Ansambel, Bloomberg Businessweek (New York, US)
Hassan Rahim, graphic designer, 12:01 (New York, US)
Elaine Sheldon, documentary filmmaker, Requisite Media LLC (West Virginia, US)
Martin Stirling, filmmaker, Stirling Studios (Northampton, UK)
Toph Tucker, web programmer and front-end engineer at Kensho (New York, US)
Max Weisel, interface designer, developer and creative coder at Normal VR (San Francisco, USA)
Scott West, art director and artist (Los Angeles, USA)
Merel Witteman, art director at KesselsKramer (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)


Becky & Joe: Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared


Merel Witteman, Kessels Kramer: Yet another rubbish campaign


Jack Beveridge, Google Creative Labs