August 23, 2012

Source: Adweek

They just may be 2012’s most popular creatives.

Expert judges perused more than 2,760 digital artist, illustrator, graphic artist, art director, design shop, and student portfolios to choose the (relative) handful to be featured on this year’s Adweek Talent 100 powered by yours truly, Vitamin T.

Of those 100, the 10 below were chosen as the crème de la crème of creative.

Be sure to check these out, get inspired, and then send off a congratulatory e-card—that is, if they aren’t too busy with the paparazzi.

Our congrats to the winners and, in fact, everyone who took the time to participate!

The Top 10 Design Stars

Atelier Olschinsky
Peter Olschinsky, Verena Weiss
Location: Vienna, Austria
Field: Illustration, photography, graphic design
Clients: Austrian Air Traffic Controllers Association, Batliner Art Foundation, CSC Pharamaceuticals

Carsten Witte
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Field: Fine arts, photography, fashion
Clients: Mexx, Deutsche Telekom, Renault, Campari, Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle

Santiago Wardak
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Field: Graphic design, illustration
Clients: Fox International Channels Italy

32 Round
Andy Gugel
Location: Minneapolis
Field: Interactive design, art direction
Clients: Google, Adobe, Vodafone, Warner Bros.

Platige Image
Julian Cade
Location: Warsaw, Poland; New York
Field: Animation, art direction, creative direction
Clients: Ogilvy & Mather, Publicis, JWT, Young & Rubicam, Leo Burnett, DDB, Saatchi & Saatchi, Grey, BBDO, Deutsch

Jordan Metcalf
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Field: Typography, illustration, graphic design
Clients: Popular Mechanics, The New York Times, ESPN, Nike

Higher
Victor Novak
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Field: Graphic design, branding, website design
Clients: Domino’s pizza, Endemol, UGG

Fontfabric
Svet Simov
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Field: Typography, branding, graphic design
Clients: Focus is on creating products for other designers, although companies such as Shutterstock use his fonts for building brand identity.

Anagrama
Gustavo Muñoz
Location: Monterrey, Mexico
Field: Advertising, directing, branding
Clients: Bermellon, Caramela, Believo, plus assorted startups.

Piensapositivo
Oscar Ramos
Location: Santiago, Chile
Field: Character design, digital art, illustration
Clients: Coca-Cola, Puma, Pringles, BBDO, Y&R, Grey, Saatchi & Saatchi, Euro RSCG

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