Young Guns

Young Guns recognizes the vanguard of creative professionals 30 years of age and under. Founded in 1996, the portfolio-based competition has grown to become one of the most coveted awards for young creatives around the globe. For many designers, art directors, illustrators, copywriters, photographers, filmmakers, animators and other creatives, being named a Young Guns winner is a sure sign of a skyrocketing career, as well as a source of validation for all of the stressful days and sleepless nights that have come with early successes.

Young Guns is more than just an award; it's an exclusive community of rebels and prodigies, unsung heroes and rising stars, all who network, mentor and collaborate together. Over the years, our roster has grown to include some exceptional talent, among them Stefan Sagmeister (YG1), Rei Inamoto (YG4), James Victore (YG1), Jessica Walsh (YG8), Alli Truch (YG2), Natasha Jen (YG3), Pablo Medina (YG3), Jon Contino (YG9), Scott Stowell (YG3), Lindsay Ballant (YG7), Alex Trochut (YG6), Dark Igloo (YG10), Anna Bond (YG12), Zipeng Zhu (YG13), The Daniels (YG14) and Cait Oppermann (YG15).

Young Guns 15 Winners

Joaquin Salim

Multidisciplinary Creative

Based In: Brooklyn, NY
Originally from: Caracas, Venezuela
joaquinsalim.com

Joaquin is a Venezuelan creative/art director based in New York City.

After earning a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Joaquin received multiple scholarships to complete a Masters in Fine Arts at SCAD, becoming the most awarded advertising student of the school. Since then, he has created influential work that has been recognized at Cannes Lions, One Show, The Webbys and many more. Throughout his career, he has had the honor of having some of the world's best filmmakers and photographers bring his ideas to life like Darren Aronofsky and Martin Schoeller.

Besides advertising, Joaquin is the creative director of Venezuela’s current biggest music band, for who he has designed three album covers, directed music videos and created graphics that people have gotten tattooed.

Joaquin also founded an independent art collective dedicated to promote diverse forms of art while providing a platform for artists, like himself, to exhibit their work in several unexpected locations around New York City.

The Truth is Hard to Find: Hicks Agency: Droga5 Client: The New York Times Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
The Truth is Hard to Find: Denton Agency: Droga5 Client: The New York Times Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
AHORA O NUNCA Agency: Joaquin Salim Client: Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
CHAPTER I Agency: Joaquin Salim Client: Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
Mayhem Cleaning Lady Agency: Leo Burnett Chicago Client: Allstate Insurance Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017
The Truth is Hard to Find: Berehulak Agency: Droga5 Client: The New York Times Category: Young Guns 15 / Year: 2017

 

 

 

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