Dwell, Young Guns 2016


For 21st-century designers, visibility isn’t just a virtue, it’s part and parcel of a successful career in an interconnected world, where product launches and visual inspiration are found and shared with the click of a button. Creativity is a difficult professional endeavor to tackle, which is why our annual Young Guns feature is both a celebration of some of the best work we’ve seen, and an endorsement of some of the best ideas we’d like to see realized. In the following profiles, we spotlight emerging talent from around the world—representing 16 cities, 13 countries, and 5 continents—as well as student work from some of today’s leading design schools. And for those looking to throw their hat into the ring of the design world, or simply dip their toes into a new skill set, we’ve rounded up a series of alternative, affordable workshops and courses to jump-start the transition.