New York based Aussie Adam Ridgeway a finalist in The One Club’s Young Guns 17 Competition

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New York based Aussie Adam Ridgeway a finalist in The One Club’s Young Guns 17 Competition

Adam Ridgeway, a New York-based designer and art director originally from Perth, Australia, has been named a finalist for The One Club for Creativity’s global Young Guns 17 competition, celebrating international creative professionals age 30 or younger.


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 recognised 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 Hey, Levine/Leavitt and Shutterstock, and supporting sponsors BBDO, Media Monks, Publicis Health, OUTFRONT and Workbook. For more information, please visit