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Art + Art History Alumnus Paul Windle Named ADC (Art Directors Club) Young Gun

Art + Art History Alumnus, Paul Windle, has been named one of the 2012 ADC Young Guns. Windle is an artist and Illustrator born and raised in North Texas currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Since graduating in 2010 he has been working as a freelance illustrator and has had the honor of collaborating with clients such The New York Times, Bloomberg, and Grantland Quarterly.

ADC Young Guns is an international competition open to all who qualify. Entrants must be professionals working in the fields of graphic design, photography, illustration, advertising, art direction, environmental design, film, animation, motion graphics, interactive design, typography, architecture, copywriting, product design, package design, product design, fashion design, furniture design, interior design, sound design or industrial design. 6-10 pieces of professional and personal work were collected from each artist. Entries were judged as a portfolio of work. Submissions did not conform to any specific media categories.

Winners are awarded the ADC Young Guns Cube, re-designed exclusively for each year’s class. Their best work is published in the ADC Young Guns Annual and is showcased in an exhibition at ADC Gallery. The exhibition also travels in digital and print form to various international venues, and is added to ADC’s permanent collection online. 

In addition, each winner receives one year of free membership to the ADC and becomes part of the ADC Young Guns Network. ADC Young Guns are regularly featured in ADC events, the Young Guns blog and twitter feed, and are eligible for an assortment of career-boosting benefits from ADC Young Guns sponsors. Most importantly though, winners gain a spot within a very exclusive, very special community: The Young Guns. 

2012 Being its tenth class, the Roman numeral X is used to symbolize Young Guns 10. Past Young Guns, promotional materials and even the ADC Gallery are emblazoned with the X. This is the smallest, most fiercely judged Young Guns class in history, with only 34 being named internationally as winners.