Who are we?


Friends first. Colleagues second. Because of the way the YCC works, we’re always evolving. From the originals to the newbies, everyone has helped shape what we’re about today. Although our team appears small, our network is vast.

We all have day jobs in the creative industry – be it as art directors, copywriters, creatives or designers – and we range in experience from junior to CD.

Individually we’ve won some of the biggest awards at D&AD, Creative Circle, Campaign Big and Cannes. While members have worked for brands like of Facebook, Spotify, Asos and Adidas, and agencies like Anomaly, The & Partnership, VCCP, FCB Inferno, Lucky Generals, Digitas, Iris, Wunderman Thompson and Ogilvy.

Andy Peel

Director, CCO & Ad Job Wall

Charlotte Hugh

CD & Badass Gal founder

Danny Pallett

CD & Badass Gal founder

Charlotte Khushi


Lucy Hatton


Eva Steiner


Emilia Buggins


Olly Cooper


Adele Mitchinson

Creative Director - Newcastle

Mandy Gould

Creative Director - Amsterdam

Holly Attrill

Creative Director - Berlin

Grace Payne


Mike Cuthell


Laura Cuthell

Creative Director - New York

Want to be part of the YCC?

There are many ways you can help and support the YCC – and we’re always after motivated individuals to help us grow.

  • Become a fully fledged YCC member. 
    We think young creatives are amazing. So if you are one – and want to put on events, do uni talks, rep at D&AD New Blood, and make the industry a nicer place to be, do say hi. We do stress however, that is not a day job. It’s evenings, weekends and whenever you’re not doing ads. We do this in our spare time. But we can guarantee the future benefits are enormous.Our network stretches around the world. So please email the person nearest your current location and they’ll take it from there.

Can’t spare loads of hours but want to help young talent?

Fear not. There are lots of less official ways you can get involved.

  • Be part of our Crit Me list and give portfolio advice. Find out more. 
  • To do a talk for us
  • Lend us your space for events
  • Sponsor us. Email Andy for YCC. Danny & Charlotte H for Badass Gal.

Just email anyone of us nearest your region and we’ll get back to you.