– I’m very proud that I can include talent from Norway for this award. It’s a prestigious international recognition, and I hope we can contribute to show the high level of work being created here in Norway, says Erika.
Erika Barbieri is the co-founder and creative director of OlssønBarbieri established in Oslo in 2005. With a degree in product and communication design from ISIA in her hometown Florence, Erika specializes in packaging, identity design and branding. She has won many design awards including a D&AD pencil, Pentawards, The Dieline Awards, European design Awards and Visuelt. She has been a jury member at D&AD, Visuelt and Doga. She is also a contributor to the Future Laboratory’s LSN Global trend forecasting reports.
Young Guns recognizes the vanguard of creative professionals 30 years of age and under. Founded in 1996, the portfolio-based competition has grown to become one of the most coveted awards for young creatives around the globe.
– Young Guns is more than just a collection of winning classes; it now comprises a community network of rebels and prodigies, unsung heroes and rising stars. Over the years, our roster has grown to include some exceptional talent, among them Stefan Sagmeister (YG1), Rei Inamoto (YG4), James Victore (YG1), Jessica Walsh (YG8), Alli Truch (YG2), Julia Hoffman (YG4), Deanne Cheuk (YG4), Jon Contino (YG9), Scott Stowell (YG3), Lindsay Ballant (YG7), and Alex Trochut (YG6). (From Young Guns website.)