Aussie expat Joyce N. Ho named a winner of The One Club’s global Young Guns 17 competition

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Aussie expat Joyce N. Ho named a winner of The One Club’s global Young Guns 17 competition

Five talented creatives currently based in or originally from the Asia Pacific region have been named winners of The One Club for Creativity‘s global Young Guns 17 competition including Brisbane-raised Joyce N. Ho.


Young Guns is the industry’s only international, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies and celebrates today’s vanguard of young creative professionals age 30 or younger.

The winners, and the disciplines they are recognised in, are:

Joyce N. Ho, (pictured above) art director, independent, New York, NY USA (born in Hong Kong, raised in Brisbane, Australia; Animation);

Au Chon Hin and Si NgaIan (awarded as a design team), Untitled Macao, Macao, China (Graphic Design).

Northy Chen, designer, artist, independent, New York, NY, USA (originally from Zhoushan, mainland China; Industrial & Product Design);

Kenta Shinohara, stop motion animator, dwarf studio TYO Inc., Tokyo, Japan (Animation);

Submissions were received from more than 45 countries and judged by 61 top creatives from around the world, about half of whom are past Young Guns winners.  The complete list of Young Guns 17 winners, with examples of their work and links to personal websites, can be viewed here.

This year’s winners will be recognized at the Young Guns 17 celebration and party on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Sony Hall, 235 West 46th St. in New York.  The evening will be hosted by Rich Tu, VP of Digital Design at MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo, host of the “First Generation Burden” podcast, and himself a Young Guns 8 winner from 2010.

The One Club is also holding the Young Guns 17 Creative Choice Award, where the global creative community at large can explore the work of Young Guns 17 winners and vote on which one they believe stands above all others.  Voting is now open at here through November 19, 2019, 11:59 pm, with the winner announced at the Young Guns 17 awards ceremony.

For the sixth consecutive year, international artists management agency and Young Guns sponsor Levine/Leavitt will also announce their Artist-In-Residence winner at the November 20 event.  The honor is presented each year to the newly crowned Young Gun whose body of work stands out from even their fellow winners, as selected by a special advisory board of industry professionals across a range of disciplines.  Recipients of the Artist-In-Residence Award receive a full year of professional management, guidance and mentorship from Levine/Leavitt.

Young Guns 17 is made possible in part through the generous support of official sponsors Hey, Levine/Leavitt and Shutterstock, and supporting sponsors BBDO, FCB, House of Suntory, Media Monks, Publicis Health, OUTFRONT and Workbook.

Says Mike McCabe, president, creative at Shutterstock: “The next generation of creatives consistently energize and inspire us with their excellent creative work. It’s an honor to shine a spotlight on the Young Guns and Shutterstock is proud to support and celebrate The One Club’s global creative community, through our long-standing partnership.”

Young Guns 17 winners receive a unique version of the iconic Young Guns Cube, designed exclusively for this year’s incoming class, and have their permanent profile page added to the Young Guns website.  Winners also receive a complimentary one-year membership to The One Club for Creativity, permanent membership in Young Guns network, a chance to be featured in Young Guns events and an assortment of career-boosting opportunities from Young Guns sponsors.

Program branding and design of the Cube award is recreated each year by a past Young Gun winner.  This year’s YG17 branding and Cube award are designed by Hey, Barcelona, founded by Verònica Fuerte (YG7).