• Transform magazine
  • July 15, 2024


Transform magazine reveals the next generation of brand design and strategy professionals

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For a third year, Transform magazine is proud to reveals the next generation of brand design and strategy professionals in Transform's Young Contenders, which recognise the young designers making an outstanding contribution to the industry.

The winners of last night’s Young Contenders are those who showed the most promise as young professionals, demonstrating their talent as well as the impact they have made within their organisations, for their clients and through brand transformation.

Judges were impressed by all of this year’s six finalists, however, two stood out more than others. Josie Evans, senior designer at IE Brand & IE Digital was awarded ‘Creative Young Contender of the Year. and Marijn Roozemond, senior creative strategist at MassiveMusic, took home the ‘Strategic Young Contender of the Year.’

The judges bestowed distinction awards on two Young Contenders, Hanni Bateman, senior strategist at People-Made and Kieran Hawes, midweight designer for Mr B & Friends.

“All six of those whose achievements made them Young Contenders 2021 have demonstrated a deep understanding of the transformative power of brand strategy, creativity and design. We are delighted to celebrate their success and excited to see what their future holds,” says Andrew Thomas, publishing editor of Transform magazine and founder of the Young Contenders Awards.

The 2021 Transform's Young Contenders are:


Julie Sim, brand strategist, Luminous

Karina Stolf, designer, SomeOne



Hanni Bateman, senior strategist, People-Made

Kieran Hawes, midweight designer, Mr B & Friends


Strategic Young Contender of the Year

Marijn Roozemond, Senior creative strategist, MassiveMusic


Creative Young Contender of the Year

Josie Evans, Senior designer, IE Brand & IE Digital