Posted: 06.20.13/10:10

Jury Q&A • Vol. 9

The ​ADC Young 11 Call for Entries LATE DEADLINE closes on June 23. For some last minute insights into what the jurors will be looking for, check out the Q&A below.

YG6 • KEETRA DEAN DIXON

How did becoming a Young Gun ‘LEVEL UP’ your life/career? Becoming a Young Gun linked me up with a community that I was aware of but hadn’t connected with yet. It’s been a conduit for a lot of invaluable friendships built around design.

How would you compare your current work to the work you submitted when you became a Young Gun? The work I submitted to Young Guns has laid the foundation for the work I produce today. The format is a great way to highlight the direction you want to move in!

What will you be looking for as a juror? Work that immediately captures my attention, then demonstrates strong design thinking in every nuance. 

Define a winning Young Gun entry in three words. Smart, Brave, Innovative (and drenched in talent)

YG9 • CAMM ROWLAND

What will you be looking for as a juror? Work that excites me about the future of my profession.

What excites you about the current creative climate? Incredible, newly available tools are enabling creative people to think and make like never before – Innovation is unavoidable. 

Define a winning Young Gun entry in three words: Insightful, memorable, purposeful.

YG8 • JESSICA WALSH

How did becoming a Young Gun ‘LEVEL UP’ your life/career? Young Guns is such an amazing network of super talented people. I’ve not only found many great creative collaborators through the YG community, but have also developed many great friendships with other members. 

How would you compare your current work to the work you submitted when you became a Young Gun? I submitted mostly illustration and editorial work, where now my focus has shifted to larger art direction and branding projects.

What will you be looking for as a juror? Great concepts, beautiful form, and unique individual style. 

YGX • CARDON WEBB

What will you be looking for as a juror? For the work that make me jealous and begin to sweat. Something to give me fuel to step up my own process and craft.

How do you define a Young Gun? What separates them from everyone else? God is in the detail, there are no Devils to be found in a Young Guns work.

Define a winning Young Gun entry in three words: experimental, obsessed, avant-garde

What excites you about the current creative climate? The interactivity of digital design is exciting. In print design (at least in publishing) there is beginning to be an attitude shift to increase the quality of hard copy objects, to compete in a small way, or at least in contrast to, all the intangible digital design matter we purchase or keep via new technologies. The use of better papers, beautiful printing effects, dye-cuts, end papers, boxes, foils etc. aid in producing stunning objects that you would want to keep, own, or gift. Designing with these added options or tool is all very exciting.

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