Posted: 11.03.14/6:01

YG13 Committee Announcement

​ADC is pleased to unveil the YG13 Committee. Members of this group are tasked with guiding and growing the program for the thirteenth season, which you can enter here

New for this year, non-Young Guns will be invited onto the Young Guns committee and the Young Guns jury.  This move aims to create more varied and diverse strategies and opinions within the promotion of the competition and the selection of the winners. 

ADC Young Guns 13 Committee:

CHAIR: Nicole Jacek: A German graphic designer and founder of NJ(L.A.)™. After graduating from Merz Akademie Stuttgart in 2006 and founding NJ(L.A.)™ in the summer of 2013, she now leads a wide range of projects including Nike, Adobe, Beats by Dre, Sarah Staton and NYU. TWITTER, FACEBOOK

Marta Cerdà Alimbau: A Barcelona graphic designer whose main body of work is focussed on the boundaries between typography and illustration. At the end of 2008, after working in agencies and design studios between Barcelona, Düsseldorf and Munich, like toormix or Vasava, Marta won the ADC Young Guns and decided to found her own studio. Since then she has worked on global projects which call for Design, Illustration and Custom Typography for Arts, Culture and Advertising Clients. TWITTER, FACEBOOK

Justin Gignac: The co-founder of Working Not Working, an invite-only, curated network of the best creatives in the Universe. After spending the first 12 years of his career as a full-time and freelance Art Director at various ad agencies around the country he set out to close the gap between freelance creatives and hirers. Prior to starting Working Not Working, Justin gained notoriety for his various side projects, including NYC Garbage, Wants for Sale and Needs for Sale. TWITTER, INSTAGRAM

Philipp Hubert: A German award-winning graphic designer living in New York where he is creative director and partner at Hubert & Fischer. He has learned at the feet of the masters: Niklaus Troxler, Nick Bell/UK and Stefan Sagmeister, working with the latter on several publication projects in the last five years. Philipp’s work has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers, blogs and books, as well as being recognized by awards such as the Red Dot, Art Directors Club, Type Directors Club New York & Tokyo, D&AD etc. TWITTER, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM

David Charles: ECD/Partner at Kesselskramer in LA. Previously he was a CD/Writer at 72andSunny and AKQA. Current and past include James Cameron’s Avatar, Nike, Diageo, FIAT, Mini Cooper, Visa, HTC, Xbox, The Standard Hotels and the launch of MOCAtv, the world’s first art channel on Youtube for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. In parallel, David Charles is a filmmaker and Sundance Lab fellow. BEHANCE

Lucille Tenazas: Lucille Tenazas is an educator and graphic designer based in New York. She is the Henry Wolf Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Art, Media and Technology (AMT) at Parsons The New School for Design. She was the recipient of the AIGA Medal in 2013, the American Institute of Graphic Art’s highest honor recognized for a lifetime achievement in design. She served as the national president of the AIGA, from 1996-98 and was awarded the National Design Award for Communication Design by the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in 2002. Lucille continues her creative practice as principal of Tenazas Design, working primarily on projects for cultural, educational and non-profit organizations as well as city, state, and Federal agencies. 

Souris Hong-Porretta: Head of Visual Arts at the Windish Agency. She is also an author, social media strategist, hustler of culture, and yay-maker! Huffington Post called her book, Outside the Lines: An Artists’ Coloring Book for Giant Imaginations, “A Coloring Book To Trump All Other Coloring Books”. It features more than 100 creative masterminds and is published by Perigee (an imprint of Penguin USA). Souris is a member of Faith Popcorn’s TalentBank and is the founder of the frieNDA network, an invitation-only, global creative cabal. She also previously managed social media for visual artists, Shepard Fairey/Obey Giant, RISK, Chaz Bojorquez, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. TWITTER, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM

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