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Howard Moo Young

Howard Moo Young is a graduate of The School of Visual Arts, New York, in Advertising and Graphic Design. He is an award-winning creative director, graphic designer, artist and photographer with over 40 years experience. His peers recognized his contribution to the advertising industry with an award of “30 Years of Excellence in Advertising” from The Advertising Agencies Association of Jamaica. He has won many trophies for his award-winning television commercials and advertisements in the print media, and has designed some of the leading corporate images and logos for the financial, business and entertainment sectors including National Commercial Bank (NCB), Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS), Pan Caribbean Merchant Bank, Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB), Jamaica Stock Exchange, UNIONBANK, HEART TRUST, QUAD (Night Clubs), Christopher’s Jazz Café, National Works Agency (NWA), Shields & Shields, Eden Gardens, KEYCARD and others.

Howard won a Silver and Bronze medal in the 1979 Commonwealth Photography Exhibition in Edmonton, Canada, and was the recipient of the Centenary Medal for Photography from The Institute of Jamaica that same year. Howard received the Champion Photographer Award for 1982 in the JCDC Festival National Photography Competition winning 5 Gold, 5 Silver, 7 Bronze Medals and 22 Merit Awards. He became Champion Photographer again in 2003 winning more medals and also a Bronze Medal in Fine Arts. That same year, Howard was inducted into the Caribbean Development For The Arts & Culture Foundation’s “HALL OF FAME”.

Moo Young has exhibited at the National Gallery of Jamaica, The Trinidad National Gallery, Barbados CARIFESTA, Mutual Gallery, Red Bones Café, Kings House, Devon House, Bob Marley Museum where images from his “1978 Bob Marley One Love Peace Concert” is permanently housed. His recent exhibition held at the Jamaica Guild of Artists Gallery – “Howard Moo Young Gone Banananas” received rave reviews and was an overwhelming success.

Howard who is a two-time past president of The Colour Photography Club of Jamaica, and has lectured at the Edna Manley College of The Visual and Performing Arts in Graphic Design for over 20 years, still finds time to conduct workshops in advertising, design and photography. He is the main speaker and chief judge in the Jamaica National Building Society Foundation’s Youth Zoom Photography Competition for high schools islandwide, and continues to share his wealth of knowledge and experience with others.

He is Co-Chairman of the JCDC Visual Arts Committee, a member of the National Gallery Exhibition Committee and The Jamaica Guild of Artists. His images have been published in Beautiful Jamaica, Insight Guide Jamaica, The JAMAICAN Magazine, Skywritings, Marley Reggae King, and many advertisements, brochures, annual reports and calendars over the years. Howard is a contributor to “THE ARTS” section in the Sunday Gleaner on photography and the arts.

His motto remains “ CREATIVITY in my mind is invisible, but GOD has made it visible through my work.”

Courses Taught

Art of Photography

Howard Moo Young believes that to make great photos you must first learn to see. In this course Moo Young teaches budding photographers, and seasoned ones, the techniques manipulating lighting, texture, composition and other elements to create the perfect photograph. Students must have their own camera. A digital camera is not required.