The One Club: Seven From APAC Named Finalists in The One Club’s Global Young Guns 17 Celebrating Creative Professionals 30 and Under

NEW YORK — Seven young creatives from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Japan and Republic of Korea have been named finalists for The One Club for Creativity’s globalYoung Guns 17 competition, celebrating international creative professionals age 30 or younger.

Finalists from Asia Pacific this year are:

  • Somei Sun, designer, Somei Design, Beijing, mainland China (animation);
  • Au Chon Hin & Si NgaIan, designer duo, Untitled Macao, Macao, China (graphic design);
  • Frank Lo, graphic designer, Frank Lo Design Studio, Hong Kong, Hong Kong (graphic design);
  • Chan Wai Hon, graphic designer, freelance, Hong Kong, Hong Kong (graphic design);
  • Kenta Shinohara, animator, Dwarf Studios TYO Inc., Higashimurayama, Japan (animation);
  • Steve Choi, graphic designer, freelance, Seoul, Republic of Korea (graphic design).
The complete list of 81 Young Guns 17 finalists hailing from 22 countries can be viewed here.
Young Guns is the industry’s only international, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies today’s vanguard of young creatives.  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.
This year’s winners will be recognized at the Young Guns 17 celebration and party on November 20, 2019 at Sony Hall in New York.
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.  They 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 itself is recreated each year by a past Young Gun winner.  This year’s YG17 branding and award are designed by Hey Studio, Barcelona, founded by Verònica Fuerte (YG7).
Past Young Guns include rising stars who went on to become leaders in their chosen fields, including graphic designers James Victore (YG1), Stefan Sagmeister (YG1) and Jessica Walsh (YG8); advertising creatives Rei Inamoto (YG4) and Menno Kluin (YG6); illustrators Christoph Niemann (YG2) and Deanne Cheuk (YG4); photographers Ryan McGuinness (YG2) and Jeremy Floto/Cassandra Warner (aka floto+warner, YG5); typographers Alex Trochut (YG6) and Gemma O’Brien (YG13); film and video director Mike Mills, animation artist Todd St. John (YG1) and others.

Young Guns 17 is made possible in part through the generous support of official sponsors HeyLevine/Leavitt and Shutterstock, and supporting sponsors BBDOMedia MonksPublicis HealthOUTFRONT and Workbook.  For more information, please visit


The One Club for Creativity, producer of The One Show, ADC Annual Awards and Creative Week, is the world’s foremost non-profit organization whose mission is to support and celebrate the success of the global creative community.  The One Show is a top global awards show for advertising, design and digital marketing focusing on creativity of ideas and quality of execution.  The global ADC Annual Awards honors creative excellence in craft, design and innovation across all disciplines.  Creative Week takes place in New York City every May and is the preeminent festival celebrating the intersection of advertising and the arts.

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