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Art Directors Club announces 2016 ADC Young Guns winners

Thirty creatives from eight countries will be awarded at the celebration and party on September 22 in New York

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | September 13, 2016


The Art Directors Club announces the 2016 winners of its newly reinvented international ADC Young Guns programme that honours creatives who are 30 years or younger in a range of fields.

ADC this year transformed the Young Guns programme, now in its 14th iteration, into a curated invitation competition where nominees are handpicked by an esteemed cultural influencer committee made up of 40 leading thinkers, makers and visionaries from 11 countries representing a range of creative fields.  The awards will be presented at the ADC Young Guns 2016 celebration and party on September 22 at the ADC Gallery in New York, with special performances by ADC YG 2016 winners Nonotak and Ezra Miller, and music by Brooklyn-based DJ Christine Renee.

The 30 ADC Young Guns for 2016, representing eight countries, are:

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

This newest class of winners will be the first to receive a special redesigned ADC Young Guns Award Cube and headphones, created and engineered by New York-based premium audio company Master & Dynamic.

For the third consecutive year, international artists management agency and ADC Young Guns sponsor Levine/Leavitt will announce their Artist In Residence winners, selected from the YG 2016 class, at the September 22 event. The NY/LA-based agency will provide recipients with a year of representation, guidance and support from its agents and their advisory board of industry professionals.

“This is a special year for ADC Young Guns, as we’ve totally revamped the programme to be focused on curating international talent and building an invigorating club for the creative community,” said Philippe Meunier, ADC Board president and creative chief/co-founder, Sid Lee. “We’re extremely proud of this latest class, and look forward to helping them and all Young Guns winners past and future by providing exclusive ongoing platforms and content that cultivates their talents and helps them make big, beautiful things in their careers.”

Art Directors Club is the first non-profit membership organisation to celebrate and award the global creative community, boasting one of the most concentrated groups of creative talent in the world since 1920. ADC’s mission is to connect creative professionals across gender, race and industry, and provide the educational resources they need to inspire successful careers built on world-changing ideas.


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