Executive Creative Director, AKQA, UK
Wayne Deakin is Executive Creative Director at AKQA London. He has over 20 years of industry experience and has held creative leadership positions in Australia, Europe, and the US. Originally from Australia, Wayne started his career in Brisbane and he is a graduate of AWARD School. Wayne has created a number of pioneering ideas, and his work has been highlighted as best in a class by the likes of Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook and by leading publications around the world. His work has also been recognized internationally with more than 150 major awards and is a regular member of numerous award shows.
Wayne is singularly focused on creating ideas that move businesses forward by providing meaningful and original experiences for their customers. In addition to his global work portfolio, Wayne has earned a Masters in Semiotics & Cognitive Sciences from the Queensland University of Technology. He regularly contributes to industry titles such as The Drum, Little Black Book, Fast Company, Campaign and frequently contributes to other titles outside of the industry.