With a love for design and ideas, Welli established his early years in the communications industry creating a mix of design and direct marketing work. In his first year in ad land his work for big pharma brand Merc was recognised at awards shows locally and internationally.
That same year his work for The Daily Telegraph & Sunday Telegraph earned him his first New York Festival award for craft.
20 years on, Welli has worked for some of the finest multinational and independent agencies in Sydney creating fully integrated award-winning campaigns for world leading brands like Vodafone, MasterCard, KFC and Coca-Cola to name a few.
His Cannes win for Coca-Cola’s fight for equality ‘Coke Mardi Gras’ and Primo’s ‘Bacon Beauty’ are amongst some of his favorites prized work.
Closer to home his brand experiences and awards continues. Clients like St.George, Wespac, Foxtel, Makita, Fuji Xerox and The New South Wales Government all benefiting from his creativity.
With over 16 years of experience in integrated and digital work across APAC markets, Dante has garnered multiple creative, marketing and effectiveness awards including LIAs, Clios, New York Festivals, Spikes Asia and the Effies among others.
His contribution to the agency’s creative reputation has helped pave the way for consistent Agency of the Year honours year-on-year including Mobile, Engagement, CRM & Loyalty, and most notably Campaign Asia’s Digital Agency of the Year for Singapore in 2014, 2015 and 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
Ana Adi is a Professor of Public Relations and Corporate Communications at Quadriga University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, the chair of the Digital Communication Awards, the host of the Women in PR podcast (on SoundCloud, iTunes and more) and co-editor of the Women in PR book (https://www.quadriga-university.com/en/research/profession-research/communication/women-pr). When not writing about what communicators can learn from protests and social movements, Prof. Adi focuses on mid-term solutions for the professionalization and future-proofing of communicators. She also speaks often about the measurement and evaluation of communication, and storytelling. Originally from Romania, Prof. Adi obtained her doctorate from the University of the West of Scotland and has worked and studied in the USA, UK, Belgium, Thailand and Bahrain before moving to Germany. www.anaadi.net (or @ana_adi on twitter).
Melis Adigüzel is a trilingual Senior Copywriter from Germany. After finishing her Bachelor degree in Communication Design in Düsseldorf, kismet steered her towards the dark side of Copywriting. So she followed that calling and continued studying at the Miami Ad School Europe in Hamburg which enabled her more advertising experience in New York, London, Paris and Istanbul for worldwide network agencies like Grey, Ogilvy and McCann.
Currently she’s working at Europe’s largest independent agency group Serviceplan Campaign & Content in Hamburg on clients like BMW, Beck’s and Tchibo.
If she’s not researching case studies online in her free time, she’s mostly occupied with cross-stitching swear words or passing down her advertising knowledge to the next generation as a teacher at Miami Ad School.
Creative art director at Mccann, i worked in the most important agencies in Ecuador, passionate about ideas and craft. Winner of the best country idea in El Ojo de Iberoamérica 2019, 3 grand prix in local festivals, winner of gold, silver and bronze in Young Lions Ecuador 3 consecutive years, among others.
20 year experience in communication companies in Uruguay, Argentina and Central America. Has worked for multinational companies like Euros RSCG (nowadays havas), Lowe, DDB & BBDO, and also, for local and global brands like Peugeot, Volskwagen and Nissan; Pepsi, Adrenaline Rush, AMP 365, Petit, AQUA, Salutaris and Grapette; G&T Continental and Bantrab; TorTrix, Pollo Campero, Pollo Granjero and Café Barista, and more.
Entrepreneur from 10 years ago. His company leads the trend in his sector and has been working from years in Guatemala for the region and the rest of the world.
Samuel’s career started in London, where he spent seven years at different agencies, four years of which were with Fallon, working on some of the most creatively acclaimed campaigns of the time for Sony, Orange, Cadbury and BBC. He was named a talent to watch in Creative Futures by the Creative Review as well as a Young Gun by the Art Directors Club in New York. He was ranked number eight on the list of most awarded Art Directors in the world. In 2009 Samuel joined Forsman & Bodenfors in Stockholm where he spent 9 years as a senior creative partner during a time when the agency was listed as one of the most creative on the planet.
Samuel has been a keynote speaker around the world and his career includes over 100 international awards, including gold at Cannes and four D&AD pencils. Samuel now works independently as a creative director, directly with clients ranging from global organisations to small start-ups.
Mariana Albuquerque is an award-winning Brazilian Sr. Copywriter at Rothco, in Dublin. With 9 years of experience in advertising, Mariana has worked for global and local (Brazil and Ireland) clients such as Heineken, Nestlé, Forbes, AIB Bank, Tesco, and others. Her work has been recognized by Cannes Lions, The One Show, LIA, São Paulo Creative Club, El Ojo. In 2020 she was selected by the One Club and the 3% Conference as Next Creative Leader in Latin America.
Lee is currently global creative director at Spark44, the position he has held for 3 years now, concentrating on the creative and design output for Jaguar / Land Rover. Lee arrived from Y&R where he was design director on a wide portfolio of clients. He helped raise the creative profile of the agency, overseeing all traditional and digital design output and worked on winning pitches for BBC, Chanel, Premier League, Marks & Spencer, Virgin Atlantic and Land Rover.
Pakistan has its fair share of problems; Faryal always believed in changing that narrative using the power of storytelling. An accidental career pivot landed her a creative role at BBDO, and the rest as they say, was the 'future'. In a short span of 4 years, she's a Fulbright alum from Northwestern Medill, co-founded Solo: a travel app, and is one of the youngest award-winning Associate Creative Directors in Pakistan, with #ChangeTheClap as her most notable campaign. Her work spans across several brand portfolios including PepsiCo, Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser among others and has been recognized at International Award shows such as Spikes Asia, Dubai Lynx, MENA Cristals and Effies. She was also recently featured on LBBonline’s Uprising series as well as Young Creative Council’s BadassGal. Her strength lies in creating digitally powered, culturally relevant stories fueled by empathy and compassion. She is currently the lead creative for the digital wing at BBDO, which has been a hotbed of marketing activity, in the midst of a global pandemic.
Cristiano Alves is a Brazilian lead art director focused on digital & social content marketing.
Over the past 9 years, he has work for industry leaders clients such as Nestlé, Coca-Cola, IBM, Citibank, Allianz and Tiffany. He was one of the first creatives in the in-house content market in Brazil at Ogilvy.
Today he leads the creative team at the digital squad for Procter & Gamble at SapientAg2 in São Paulo.
He accumulates 3 big recognitions: first place with the creation "The Shining Typography"(2013), first place at Microsoft University(2014), and third place with Adobe Designathon(2019).
In his free time, Cristiano likes to figure skating for the Palmeiras soccer team, which performs once a year for a charity and loves to travel.
Pedro Americo is a globally awarded creative and a punk rocker from Brazil. With 15+ years of experience and having worked in different countries such as the UK, Romania and Brazil, he is currently living in Germany, working as Executive Creative Director at McCann Germany.Throughout his advertising career, Pedro has worked for clients such as Mercedes Benz, Ford, Nike, Opel, Volkswagen, o2, Katjes, Ikea, German Red Cross, Coca Cola, L’Oreal and many others. His creative work has been recognised at all major award shows, but the award he’s proud of the most is the one he got with his brazilian band Hill Valleys for the best independent rock album of the year in 2005 from Dynamite Magazine.
The youngest most awarded creative of Pakistan, Fatima has been recognized as the upcoming superstar of the advertising world earning her the title and pencil of Next Creative at D&AD in 2020. The One Club of Creativity with The 3% Conference recognized her as one of the Top 10 global winners of Next Creative Leaders 2020 putting her among the women creatives who are working to reshape the creative world for the better.
Fatima is a Sr. Creative/Copywriter at BBDO Pakistan working on an expansive portfolio of brands including PepsiCo Snacks. Her campaigns with UN Women and Babar Ali Foundation have won over 60 international advertising awards! She has also been ranked as one of the 100 Superwomen by the Pitch Fanzine, featured as One Under 30 young creatives in Branding in Asia, and nominated as the Badass Gal by the Young Creative Council. She has served on the jury panel of PHNX by AD Forum, Muse Creative Awards, Mobius Awards, and AD STARS for YoungStars competition.
"LIVE IT ON A HIGHER LEVEL"Ely brings over 14 years of experience in Creative Art Direction, Media & Advertising gaining considerable exposure to a diverse diaspora of clients in the GCC. He started his career in advertising, working for clients that include LG, KUDU, and Jawwi TV, as well as many ministries in Saudi Arabia. He lent his craft to leading global brands in Lebanon, such as Spinneys, Hyundai, Credit Libanais, and Danway Iceberg. He joined Grey Doha for a short time and worked on big brands such as Al Khaliji Bank, Novo Cinemas, Qatar Post, Connected, Alif, the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, DHFC Mall, Dukhan Bank, and many others... and now catch him if you can! Jumping here and there, from country to another, tackling cool projects that satisfy his career.
He believes in not only living life on a higher level but attributing it to everything he does.
N.B.: If you lose him! Never mind You will find him jamming guitar in his small in-house studio.
I am a movie & music buff, and otherwise, always curiously in search of creativity and innovations.
Over the course of 8yrs, I’ve worked with DealDey Lagos, DDB Lagos, Centrespread Grey, Noah’s Ark Communications Ltd, Livespot 360; presently, I run my own Creative Production company called Beck Hurst PSL. I also work with Insight Publicis Lagos, and I’m Creative Director JustBrandIt Ltd.
I was born and raised in Chile where I started my career working in agencies such as DDB, GREY, and Y&R for the local and regional markets. In 2015, I received an amazing opportunity that I couldn’t pass up, to work in New York. With just a small suitcase and an even smaller domain of the English language, I embarked on my new adventure of moving to the United States. Over the next 5 years I was fortunate to receive more than 40 international awards, 13 publications in Lürzer's Archive and be featured in some of the most important media outlets in the industry. It still amazes me how creativity can change the lives of so many, make the world a better place and transform the lives of those who work on those ideas as well.
I'm Juan Felipe Arango I'm a colombian graphic designer with more than 7 years of experience in art direction and advertising.
I've worked in advertising agencies like Ogilvy, DDB, and currently i'm creative director at Sancho BBDO.
My work has been recognized in different advertising and design festivals like: El Ojo de iberoamérica, El Dorado, Lürzer's Archive, Wina, FePi, Effie, A´design award & competition, Best Ads, etc.
Multiple award winning creative thinker, Yemi Arawore holds over 10 years of experience in brand building through impactful, memorable campaigns. He was the first to win the Nigerian Young Lions Competition, and first ever to represent the country at the Cannes Lions Festival.
He is the fundamental core behind a number of exponential brand growths and possesses extensive experience across diverse industries.
Yemi is also a music producer and writer, and well versed with the fundamentals of audio production.
A well rounded creative mind, Yemi’s creativity extends beyond the conventional, unafraid to chart new paths others can follow.
Born and raised in Montevideo, Maximiliano is the eldest of four children.
He started his career as a Jr. Copywriter at Neto Comunicación, back in 2015. He’s now 28 years old and works at Publicis Uruguay as a Sr. Creative.
Along with his team, Maximiliano has created outstanding and award-winning work for a large span of national and international brands, such as Movistar, Jeep, Nescafé and Amnesty International, to name a few.
He has won every local major award (+100 prizes), along with several metals at El Ojo de Iberoamérica.
Maxi, is also mad about soccer, basketball and music. Where Peñarol, the Miami Heat and The Rolling Stones are his true passions.
Juan David Arboleda, or “Puma” as is known in the industry, is a Colombian creative with more than 10 years of experience. Aside from advertising, Juan studied screenwriting at the San Antonio Film and TV School in Cuba and has also taught courses on creativity at Brother Bogotá.
In 2010, he started his career as a trainee at DDB Colombia, where he achieved important awards including winning the first Gold Lion for Medellín City and winning Young Lions Colombia two years in a row. In 2014, he moved to Bogotá in order to join the creative team at Mullen Lowe SSP3 and two years later, he was promoted to Creative Director, a position in which he led important campaigns recognized in more than 60 advertising awards such as Cannes Lions, Clio Awards, D&AD, NY Festival, One Show, among others.
In August 2019, he moved to Los Angeles, USA, where he is currently working as Creative Director for significant clients for HM.
Perle Arteta started her international career as a journalist and PR specialist in Shanghai. She left China to pursue a more creative career as an Art Director at BBDO Toronto. She then joined Canada's most sought-after agencies where she worked on US and Canadian clients. More recently she moved from FCB Toronto to VMLY&R London where she's currently working as a Senior Creative on global accounts.
Perle's work has been awarded at major advertising shows like Cannes Lions, Clios, Cassies, One Show, Effies and has been featured in Lürzer's Archive, Best Ads TV, Adweek, Advertising Age, Cannes Lions ACT Responsible and Applied Arts.
Edson Athayde has been working for Portuguese, Brazilian and Spanish agencies since 1985.
Since 2014, he is the CEO and Creative Director at FCB Lisbon. He won more than 900 creative awards in local and international festivals, including 8 Lions at Cannes.
Edson writes regular columns for several publications, produces music records, writes books (12 published to date) and presents TV shows.
I'm a Brazilian art director based in London. I work to help brands communicate in meaningful and fun ways. During my career, I've worked in large traditional agencies, small creative studios, and in-house teams, solving briefs for brands like Coca-Cola, Netflix, Itaú & Diageo.
Akhilesh Bagri started working in advertising as a copywriter at the wee age of 17, prior to which he was a full-time teenager. He moved to Dubai from Mumbai in 2011 and has since worked in agencies like BBDO, JWT and Leo Burnett. He has enjoyed a fair amount of success in each of these stints with work that was loved and shared around the world; from one the most viral films from the region to a Top 5 Football World Cup Campaign.
Going through his trophy cabinet shouldn't take too long, TBH. But that's not to say he's a loser. He loves the business and is proud of nearly 87% of his work, which have won him awards such as Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, New York Festivals, Clio and LIA among others.
Akhilesh is currently the Executive Creative Director at Serviceplan Middle East. He is 35 years of age.
Francesco started his career in 2007 as Art Director in McCann Rome where he worked for Mastercard, Opel, Poste Italiane and Fao.
In 2012 he moved to Milan to join M&CSAATCHI where he worked for BMW, Unicredit, Sky and Leroy Merlin.
In 2015 he joined J. Walter Thompson and realized international campaigns for Campari, De Beers, Vodafone, Ariston, Whirlpool.
In 2018 he moved to Publicis as ACD on accounts such as Heineken, Jägermeister, Schweppes, Renault
Now he is working as Creative Director and Head of Art at Ogilvy Milan. He is responsible for inspiring and crafting campaign for all the clients in the most contemporary and disrupting way.
Francesco won awards in all the major creativity festivals.
Eduardo Basque started his career in 1998.He had the privilege of knowing the manual craft techniques of the late 80's, being of great importance for the development of a refined technique and knowledge of the purposes of art direction. Since then, he has worked at numerous agencies, large, medium and small, managing to develop work within large multinational corporations and structural development of smaller agencies, contributing to the implementation of the advertising culture. In his career, he won a series of awards such as D&AD, ADC, Clio, One Show, NYF, LIA, Eurobest, CCSP, Epica Awards, Lusos, Communication Arts, FIAP, AdForum PHNX, Gerety Awards, Creative Floor, Luum Awards , FePI and ACT Responsible. He also has several publications in the Lurzer's Archive magazine and was number 1 in the Bestadsontv ranking during 2011, among the best art directors in the world and number 1 among the best art directors in Brazil between 2020/21. He has extensive experience as a Grand Jury Member in several categories at international advertising festivals: CLIO, NYF, Lusos, El Ojo de Iberoamerica, BestAds, Global Awards, Golden Awards, WINA, FePI, Lisbon, AdForum, World Luxury Awards, Luum Awards , and Care Awards ACT Responsible.
Ex-agency kid. Spent the better half of my young life working for brands who want to get real work done. And it was awesome. My language revolved around words like disruption and love and conversion - and now I guess I need to learn a bunch of tech-rich lingo... or not. Either way, I am hyped to be part of an adventure at the fastest-growing social platform that actually puts a smile on people’s faces.
A company that is rooted in culture with nuances of its own. A place where content doesn’t have to be polished for it to make an impact.
And most importantly, an environment made of talented individuals that I’m stoked to work with. See you on TikTok.
Charles Baylis is the Executive Creative Director of Deloitte, Creative Brand and Advertising.
As a creative Charles has won over 100 creative awards at Cannes, D&AD, One Show, New York Festivals, Spikes, Adfest and Webbys. In 2017 he was ranked number 3 copywriter in the world, by the Big Won Creativity Report. As a junior he was awarded The One To Watch” in Australian AdNews’ Creativity List, and his campaigns have also won for effectiveness, with “Made Possible By Melbourne” for the University of Melbourne, was recently awarded Asia-Pacific’s most effective campaign and best in show at the APAC Effies.
Charles was headhunted by Deloitte to help establish the firm’s Advertising offering in Australia, he now leads the Creative team, in what was recently acknowledged as the second largest agency in Australia. Since joining, Charles has helped attract an impressive client list, won the company’s first (in their 175-year history) ever Cannes Lion, and has been shortlisted by Campaign Brief as one of the Top 10 hottest agencies in Australia in their annual Agency of The Year award—the first time a consultancy has ever been listed.
I’m a Brazilian creative, born in Rio de Janeiro and based in São Paulo. Most of my 17-year experience was built in multinational group agencies, especially JWT Brazil, Publicis Brazil and TBWA\Lew Lara. I’ve developed projects for Coca-Cola, AB InBev, Ford, Chevrolet, UFC, and L’Oréal.
I believe in the use of creativity to instigate the culture, surprise the audience and establish meaningful connections between brands and people. I’m passionate about conceptual thinking, polished visuals and making ideas happen.
Fortunately, I’ve been honored with numerous international awards such as Cannes Lions, Lions Health, One Show, Clio Awards, Webby Awards, El Ojo and Wave Festival.
In the last four years, I’ve had the privilege to contribute as a Jury Member for The New York Festivals, Mad Stars, Wina Awards, Mobius Awards, Lisbon Awards and PHNX. You can check out my work at leandrobechara.com.
Meg Beckum is a designer, writer and Executive Creative Director at Elmwood New York. Meg has worked in publishing and branding for 20 years, developing corporate identities, campaigns and experiences for some the world’s most recognized brands including Heineken, Kimberly-Clark, GSK, American Express, Verizon, Bank of America and Volkswagen. Through imagination, craft and storytelling, Meg helps businesses uncover and cultivate authentic brand narratives and expressions. Her work has been featured in Fast Company, The Drum, Creative Boom, GDUSA and Print Magazine. Meg earned an MFA in design from the Savannah College of Art and Design and a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia. She previously served as a board member of AIGANY.
While brand development is her focus, Meg is most proud of her work with organizations empowering women and children—including the Girl Scouts of the USA, Planned Parenthood, WIC and Teach for America.
Once finishing my Bachelor degree in Communication (Advertising) in Brazil, I joined Miami Ad School, where I had the opportunity to work for various agencies around the world: Ogilvy Tokyo, BETC Paris and DDB New York.
After ad school, I started working at Havas Germany. There I worked with great people and did the project “Repicturing Homeless” for Getty Images, which gained national and international exposure. In 2019, this initiative was ranked as one of the 28 most awarded CSR campaigns worldwide by The Good Report from WARC and ACT Responsible.
I am currently a Creative / Art Director at Grabarz & Partner in Hamburg, where I got to help create some of the most talked about works for Burger King Germany.
During these years, my work has been recognized by creative award shows, including Cannes, D&AD, The One Show, Clio, NYF, Webby, and has been picked up by The New York Times, Independent, Fox News, ABC, Rolling Stone, Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, etc.
My team partner and I were also the winner of the 2019 Cannes Young Lions contest in Germany, and represented the country to compete at the Cannes Lions Festival.
Mónica Beltrán has been with McCANN WORLDGROUP since August 2008 working for accounts such as Banco de Occidente, Toma Café, Pfizer, Editorial Televisa, ARL & EPS Sura and Microsoft among many more. In 2017 Mónica was recognized as "Best Art Director of Colombia" by the prestigious The One Club and was the best ranked woman in art direction in the country according to this entity.
During her career she has been involved in many public and private sector campaigns, the highlight being the creation of the "Balígráfo", a pen created from an ammunition shell with which peace was signed between the Colombian Government and the FARC guerrillas. This piece not only traveled around the world in the news and newspapers but also in the international creativity festivals reaping a number of awards that make this campaign one of the most awarded not only in Colombia butaround the world. Among Mónica's achievements are multiple awards at festivals on all continents. In the years 2016 and 2017 the following awards stand out: Gold in Effie Colombia, Grand Prix, Gold and Crystal in Ad Stars, Bronze and Gold in The One Show, two Silver and one Bronze at Effie Latam, No. 24 in the Most Awarded All Guns and No. 13 of the 2016 Cases of Creativity in The Gun Report, three lions, one gold and two bronze and three shorlist at Cannes Lions, Best Idea for Colombia, Best Latin Idea for the World, three golds, two silver and one bronze at El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Finalist at the London International Advertising Awards, Grand Prix, Titanium, three Golds and a Bronze at the El Dorado Festival, two Finalists at New York Festivals, one GrandPrix, one Gold and two Bronzes at Wave Festival, two Shortlist at Clio Awards, Sol de Oro, Sol de Plata and Sol Bronze at the Ibero-American Advertising Festival, Sol de Oro, Sol de Bronce at the El Sol Festival. In addition, one of her pieces is on permanent display at the Nobel Prize Museum in Stockholm in Sweden.
Mónica is Martín's mother and is married to Daniel Gonzálezwho is also Creative Director at McCann.
Hey. My name is Rafael Beretta, I am Creative Director / Art Director based in Chicago.
Early in my career, I had the honor of working for more than 3 years at F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi. A place where I met people who helped me a lot to grow as a creative and art director. There, I’ve worked for iconic brands such as AB Inbev, Trident, and Pinacoteca, one of the most relevant museums in Latin America.
After that, already at FCB Brazil, between working on campaigns for brands like Sky and Whirlpool, I had the opportunity to create for the largest newspaper in the country, Estado de São Paulo Newspaper, aka Estadão. We created a tool that helped readers to quantify the absurd corruption values cited daily in the newspaper's articles. An enlightening project, which I am very proud of.
In 2017 I joined Arnold Boston’s team. For Santander, we built an actual house in the middle of The Oculus at NYC Financial Center, that revealed how difficult it is for a woman in the US to get out of an abusive relationship. The project won a D&AD yellow pencil, the second in the agency’s history.
After 3 great years at Arnold, in 2020 I moved to Chicago, as a Creative Director at Leo Burnett, where I have being working for brands such as Facebook, Beam Suntori and Molson Coors.
Musical producer based in Germany. He studied marketing and has worked in small agencies, but it was outside them that he found his place in Advertising. Since 2014 he has worked for DaHouse Audio where he has composed for brands such as Sony, Hyundai, Ford, Volkswagen and for award winning campaigns in São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Cannes, New York and Berlin.
Sarah Betts is a Creative Director at Red Antler, the leading brand company for startups and new ventures. As a lead creative on the Advertising team, Sarah is tasked with introducing Red Antler’s startup clients to the world for the first time through integrated advertising campaigns. Responsible for the conceptualization and execution of campaign platforms, Sarah’s work is known for being out of the box, entertaining as well as informative.
Over the course of her two+ years at Red Antler, she’s worked with established brands like Google Fiber and Casper as well as newcomers Jot and Thimble, to name a few.
Prior to joining Red Antler, Sarah held creative leadership and writing roles at IPG Mediabrands Society, Wunderman, iTVs, and the United Nations.
Sarah graduated from NYU with a degree in Media, Culture, and Communications. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with her music agent husband, hoping one day he’ll recognize her vocal talent and finally sign her.
Lara’s passion for graphic design started early and has grown even stronger over time. After finishing her Bachelors degree in Graphic Design from LAU (Lebanese American University), she pursued her Master’s in Illustration from University of the Arts in London. Lara began her career in boutique branding agencies before moving into broader communication with Dubai based creative hotshop Livingroom where she is the Creative Director.
Lara works across international and local brands bringing a design sensibility to advertising solutions. Notable clients include Hershey’s, Unilever, P&G, Nestlé and Panasonic. Lara also taught illustration at the Notre-Dame University in Lebanon.
Tracy Blackwell is an integral part of the founding leadership team at the Cedar Knolls, New Jersey office of Fingerpaint, where she heads an incredibly talented and growing creative group. Her guidance has helped the agency to double its revenue each year since it was established in 2018—an accomplishment that, believe it or not, is not new to Tracy. Prior to joining Fingerpaint, she spent more than 20 years at McCann, rising through the creative ranks and, ultimately, holding leadership positions not only in creative, but also in strategy and client service. There, she was part of the team that started and built McCann Echo from a start-up to a team of nearly 200.
Tracy is intuitive and candid by nature, which inspires truly connected teams whose work shines in the marketplace and wins awards along the way. Tracy has earned industry recognition herself, including being named both an HBA Rising Star and Luminary. She received her bachelor’s degree from George Washington University.
I'm Victor Blanco, executive creative director of PS21. I have previously worked in agencies such as dommo, SwingSwing, Remo, Mother London, TBWA and Ogilvy.
During these ten years I have had the opportunity to learn from all kinds of projects and people working for brands like PlayStation, Stella Artois, Liberty Seguros, Verti Seguros, Mitsubishi, KFC, Cutty Sark, Jim Beam, Tanqueray, Bosch, BBVA among many others.
My work has been awarded, both nationally and internationally, in festivals such as Cannes Lions, New York Festival, El Sol, El Ojo de iberoamérica, CdeC or Eurobest.
Besides, I like teaching, that's why I usually collaborate as a teacher in the Miami Ad School and give talks in universities or places where people ask me.
Ana Blanes is a Brazilian creative art director currently working at AlmapBBDO. She has previously been at Wieden Kennedy São Paulo and Wunderman Thompson where she had the opportunity to work for clients such as Nike, Facebook, Sprite, Old Spice and AB InBev.
She has been recognized in national and international festivals including Cannes Lions, LIA, El Ojo and Brazilian Creative Club Festival. In 2019 she was chosen to be the Brazilian Young Lion Film competitor at Cannes Lions festival.
Thasorn “Pete” Boonyanate is a Thai creative, songwriter and film director. He’s started his career as a copywriter 10 years ago and has consistently produced highly popular, award-winning work across multiple categories and different agency networks.
Curiosity took him to Shanghai for a couple of years where he headed content and creative work for leading multinational brands.
Pete returned to Bangkok in October 2017 at JWT (Wunderman Thompson), within just 10 months, had his work recognized through multiple projects in all major award shows, Pete is the winner of over 150+ awards including Gold, Silver and Bronze from Cannes Lions and Grand Prix from Adstars and Adfest.
He’s got promoted to be an Executive Creative Director in 2019 and continuing create a great work that will represent Thailand in global stage.
Leandro Bordoni is a Creative Director from Brazil, currently working and living in Madrid, at VMLY&R, inside of the building with the most advertising people per square meter in the city.
Before that, he worked at Saatchi & Saatchi on the Global Brands creative team, between Madrid, Switzerland, London and Los Angeles. There, he was happy enough to grab his first lion.
He moved to Spain when he was 23, coming from some of the very best agencies in São Paulo, AKQA Casa and R/GA. He moved after 10 hours of Spanish classes, but with enough fuel to make it work and make good work. He went to work at Publicis Spain, his first Spanish agency, which led to some great work and greater learnings. Some of his achievements includes the Cannes Lions, ADC, Adforum Phnx, CdeC, El Sol, FWA, among others.
Leandro also created, in partnership with a friend copywriter, a project called Fair Lions, that pressured the Brazilian representatives of the Young Lions to change its competition to a more fair and diverse system, due to the lack of representation of women and minorities. With this project, they managed to change the system and give opportunity to those forgotten in the past editions, which earned them the title of one of the "25 young people who fought to change the Brazilian advertising industry" in 2018.
Mariana Borga is Creative Director at W+K SP working mainly for Nike. Before that, she worked as Creative Director at JWT from 2014 to 2018 being responsible for Tramontina and Pilão accounts, respectively, the biggest houseware and coffee brands in Brazil. Previously, as a copywriter, she worked for FCB Brasil, Y&R and F/Nazca Saatchi and Saatchi, where she worked for 4 years before arriving at JWT creating campaigns for brands such as Honda, Ambev, Unilever and Nike. Over these almost 15 years in advertising, she has been invited to be part of the jury in many festivals, such af Cannes, ADC and One Show. She has also been awarded with the most relevant prizes of the industry.
Thaís Borges de Araújo, 27, is from Rio de Janeiro and based in São Paulo, is a multidisciplinary digital and creative journalist and writer. Her repertoire has references in the visual arts, has a strong relationship with Brazilian culture and makes connections with expressions of digital culture from around the world.
Thaís also idealizes, co-founds and co-Ceo Preta Comprando de Preta, a Facebook group that brings together more than 22k black women buyers and sellers from all over the country, and a mentoring and consulting company for communication and digital marketing for small coloured entrepreneurs.
Darren Borrino is a co-founder of the small New York based creative collective named RUNT. Over the last 18 years he has created numerous highly effective, highly awarded, multi-category campaigns for brands such as Nissan, Land Rover, BMW, Jameson, IKEA and McDonald’s. And has been lucky enough to have worked at some of the world’s most revered agencies worldwide.
Born and raised in Madrid, I never thought of working in advertising while growing up. It was only after having tried several career options including cooking, fashion design or becoming a pro tennis player, and having failed at all of them, I found myself enrolled at the Miami Ad School of Madrid. Ten years after walking through that door, I am still madly in love with advertising and I continue to pursue a career that has so far brought me to some great Spanish and European agencies such as El Laboratorio, Leo Burnett or Ogilvy.Social.Lab Amsterdam.
During my years in the industry I’ve been lucky enough to work together and learn from amazing creatives that have shaped the way I look at advertising, and to all of them I owe the awards and achievements I’ve accomplished. Ironically enough, I returned to the Miami Ad School, only this time as a teacher.
He started his career at Ammirati Puris Lintas as an Art Director. Later he worked at Saatchi & Saatchi, DDB and he was Executive Creative Director at JWT. After this, he set up the independent ad agency White Rabbit Budapest with his partners where he has been working for more than ten years.
His creative work won him numerous domestic and international awards like D&AD, Cannes Lions, One Show, Clio, LIA, ADC, Immortal Awards, New York Festivals, Webby Awards, Epica, Communication Arts, AdStars, Mobius Awards, Kinsale Sharks, One Screen, Cresta Awards, Brand Film Festival London, Cristal Festival, AdAge, Golden Award of Montreux, Lisbon International Advertising Festival, Creativepool, Golden Hammer, Golden Drum, PIAF, KIAF, White Square, AdBlackSea, Chip Shop and several Effies – including a Grand Prix.
He was a member of the jury at Clio, LIA, One Show/Young Ones, Cannes Young Lions, AdStars, New York Festivals, Webby Awards, Caples Awards, Mobius Awards, Cresta, Lovie Awards, Creativepool, Golden Award of Montreux, Lisbon International Advertising Festival, Lisbon Health, White Square, KIAF, Creativity International, Newstars and Jury President of Cannes Young Lions Georgia.
He is member of D&AD, The One Club, Art Directors Club, Creative Circle and The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. He is an examiner at VISART Academy Of Arts.
When he is not making ads, he likes to listen to his collection of vinyl records, take care of his exotic houseplants or count clouds. He happily opens a bottle of good wine to accompany any of these activities.
After studying at Milan University to be a linguist, I become copywriter by chance.
Once discovered the magic of ideas I eventually fell in love with them.
To chase them, I stepped in M&CSaatchi Milan as an intern and I walked out a Senior Copywriter, with 5 years of life expectancy less and some pitches and awards more.
A short round in Havas Milan - with pitches and awards won too - and finally JWT in 2018.
I’m currently Creative Director in Wunderman Thompson Milan.
During my 9 years experience working on clients such as Campari, Aperol, Sky, BMW and MINI, I’ve been trying to understand where ideas come from.
Born and raised in Hamburg Germany, Lukas is currently working as a Senior Art Director at Serviceplan Bubble. Prior, he was working as an Art Director at Mother and TBWA\Chiat\Day in New York City. His work has been recognised at all major international festivals likes NYF, Cannes, D&AD, One Club and others.
Spencer is jointly responsible for Taxi Studio’s creative vision, driving top-table collaborations to resolve significant brand challenges. He is described by Thomas Moradpour, Glenmorangie’s President and CEO, as a ‘creative catalyst’ and his strategic design thinking and creative counsel is sought after by global CMOs to entrepreneurs. With 200+ awards, four Grand Prix accolades, including winning the much-coveted DBA Design Effectiveness Grand Prix Award for his work with Carlsberg, and chairing many design awards including The Drum and FAB – he’s twice been named as one of the UK’s most inspiring and influential designers.
2003 – 2004 Intern and Student, Hamburg School of Ideas | hsoi.de
2004 – 2007 (Junior) Copywriter, Jung von Matt, Hamburg | jvm.de
2007 – 2008 Copywriter, Leagas Delaney, Hamburg | leagasdelaney.de
2008 – 2013 (Senior) Copywriter, Grabarz & Partner, Hamburg | grabarzundpartner.de
2013 – 2016 Creative Director, Jung von Matt, Hamburg | jvm.de
2016 – 2019 Creative Director & Grouphead, Lukas Lindmann Rosinski, Hamburg | llr.de
since 2019 Executive Creative Director, achtung!, Hamburg | achtung.de
Curtis is a Chicago native and current Associate Creative Director for DAVID Miami. With a handful of years in advertising, Curtis has led multiple national and global creative campaigns for brands such as Kraft Heinz, Burger King and Budweiser. His work has been recognized with D&AD and One Show Pencils, Andy, Clios, Effie, and Cannes Lion awards including the Print Grand Prix in 2017.
Strategy entered my life in 2016 at DDB Romania and it was love at first brief. Fascinated with human behavior in all forms of expression, I also explored fields like behavioral sciences or ethnography and majored in fine arts, where I put my energy into creating tactile photography for people with disabilities in the past years.
I worked for brands from all categories such as ING, NETFLIX, P&G, Kinder, Lidl or Comedy Central and brought in awards for disruptive communication, digital and social media performance, PR & crisis strategies, content and community-based campaigns and my personal joy, a best meme/viral video award.
Local and international competitions and advertising schools were another source of growth for me. I was the gold winner of Young Fibra Awards, Top 10 in AdVenture European Competition, winner of CompetitIAA Young Professionals, graduate of ADC Romania school and most recently, the local winner and representative in The Alternative School for Creative Thinking - Eurobest semester.
If ideas are born from experiences, you have to live all of them. I prefer to listen, change constantly and watch around. I watch even the things that I don't like, you learn from everything during your life, and in this business you have to reinvent yourself every single day. Lukas is one of those who studied advertising by conviction, the one who enjoys what he does and push himself further to deliver more than expected". In 2008 he began his career in Leo Burnett as part of the digital and shopper marketing team. His experience shows him the path to work in Leo Burnett México and lead Procter & Gamble in the whole region. During three years he ran the regional team of Local Premium Brands of AB InBev in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador in which he unified the communication strategy of the brands but also, he raises the creative potential making more memorable and well-known campaigns, one of them integrates the Fortune Magazine ranking "ideas that change the world". Nowadays he works as the Regional Creative Director in Publicis Emil for Mercedes-Benz, Creative Director in Leo Burnett and Saatchi & Saatchi Colombia in which he leads a group of 30 creatives that make the work for great brands likes Enel, P&G, Kellogg's and Cusezar. During his journey as an ad man, he has earned more than 100 awards in the industry festivals around the world including Cannes Lions, Clio, New York, Kinsale Shark, El Sol, Ojo de Iberoamérica, Effie Colombia - México, Lürzer's Archive and others. He'd work with brands like Coca Cola, Mc Donald's, DirecTV, Alpina, Seguros Bolivar (insurance), amoung others. He has been jury of the New York Festival, AME Awards and Antigua.
Victor is currently Art Director at the prestigious Uruguayan agency Havas Gurisa. With 7 years of experience in the local and international market, he has worked for brands such as AB InBev, Marfrig, Hyundai, Lay's, LATAM Airlines, Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador, UN Women, Unicef and others. He has won over 30 awards at local and international festivals, including the Gold Medal in the print category of the 2016 Cannes Young Lions Competition.
Gui Camargos is a Creative Director at Ogilvy Singapore. He likes to spend his time helping brands and people talk to the world in an authentic way.
He has helped Pond’s Men revive their brand and go viral with an oily bodybuilder; RIT Foundation in India raise awareness for marital rape by getting a man to pretend he raped his wife and turn himself into the police; Philips on healthy living by making juices from Rijksmuseum’s still life masterpieces, WWF to raise awareness on deforestation by deforesting a football field during a live match; and sharing Cadbury's generosity by removing the milk from their chocolate and giving it to malnourished kids — among many others.
His work has reached 4 continents including South America, from his home country Brazil; North America, Europe, and Asia. It's also been acknowledged in every major industry award show.
Demian Campos, being a native of Venezuela, studied in Brazil where he began his career as a creative. After different experiences in markets such as Brazil, Panama, Spain and Venezuela, he founded his own agency in 2019, achieving recognition in the most important advertising festivals in the world within the most difficult political-economic situation in his native country, making his agency the most awarded historically. Day by day he continues to believe in the democracy of ideas and that a good one has no borders.
Dario Campos is a Creative Director from Bogotá, Colombia. He has more than 15 years of hands-on experience working with Advertising Agencies in South America and the United States such as FCB, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sancho:BBDO, Publicis:BROMLEY, McGarryBowen & Dieste (Omnicom). During the course of his career, Dario has won several awards including Cannes, Clio, LIA, One Show, the New York Festivals, Effie, Fiap, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Festival del Caribe, el Diente (Círculo Creativo Argentino), Telly’s, Addy’s, Condor (Colombia) & Nova (Colombia). He also had served as jury at the New York Festivals, the Wave (Rio) and in Mexico. Dario’s experience includes the conceptual development and execution of campaigns for a wide variety of national brands in both the Hispanic and Total market arenas. His client experience includes working on campaigns for Coca-Cola, Burger King, General Mills (Yoplait, Cheerios, Fiber One, Go-Gurt, Roll Ups, Pillsbury), CDC Aids Prevention, Audi of America, Sony, GM, Las Vegas, Nestle, MillerCoors (Miller Lite, Coors Light), NBA, The Dial Corporation, Pizza Hut, AT&T, DirecTV, P&G, and Reynolds Wrap to name a few.
As Associate Strategy Director at DAVID Miami, Matías has contributed to major global, national and regional projects for the past four years. Driven by seamless collaboration with creative teams, he’s shaped the culture of the strategic department at the agency, ensuring that planning is involved at every touchpoint in the creative process and execution. Unlike other agencies, the traditionally siloed departments work in tandem at DAVID, cutting down delivery times by working on a flat structure that eliminates bureaucracy, encourages communication and empowers every team member to bring cutting edge ideas to the table.
Matías’ work focuses on assisting clients in finding their brands’ true potential, bringing them to the forefront of pop culture. This can be seen through industry-leading work for brands like Burger King, Budweiser, Heinz, Coca-Cola, Turkish Airlines, among many others who have thus grown their business with DAVID. He has a unique ability to find a key stat or insight that elevates campaigns and allows it to cut through the noise. This superpower is critical in elevating the agency’s profile, bringing new talent, work and awards to DAVID. In his time at the global agency, Matías has accrued over 90 international awards, including multiple Grand Prix at Cannes, Clios, D&AD Pencils, One Show Pencils and Webbys. He’s also worked on 5 Super Bowl campaigns for brands like Turkish Airlines and Budweiser.
When Matías isn’t helping brands break through and set the standard for marketing efforts, he hosts an NBA podcast despite being a terrible basketball player.
Colombian graphic designer and illustrator, craft enthusiast and beauty lover, based in Ecuador and professionally raised in Italy.
Through her years in design studios and advertising agencies such as TheSign, Publicis and Leo Burnett, she has worked for McDonald’s, Nestlé, Nissan, Phillip Morris and Valentino among others.
Her work has been awarded in El Ojo de Iberoamérica, El Sol and Lux Awards, and showcased in Lürzer’s Archive and Communication Arts.
She’s one of the 12 most promising female creative leaders in Latin America according to “See It Be It – Colombia 2017” by Festival el Dorado and keeps working towards gender equality in leadership roles in local agencies.
Maybe one of a few Creative Directors in the world to have worked across 6 Continents (yet to break into the Antarctica market), as well as CD, my business card also reads Illustrator, Furniture Designer, Photographer and Director, all with various degrees of success. Thankfully, my advertising work has been recognized and rewarded at International events and shows around the world. Finally settled in Aspen, Colorado with my wife, 2 kids and 1 scruffy little dog.
During the last decade (2010-2019), he was the most awarded Central American Creative Director at Cannes Lions.
He graduated in Advertising at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica and completed his internship at DDB Chile. Nine years later, he managed to position J. Walter Thompson Costa Rica as “The 5th Most Innovative Agency Worldwide”, according to the Cannes Lions Report 2016, in addition to winning the first and only D&AD Yellow Pencil in his country.
His work was in the Top Ten of the Directory Big Won Ranking, and has been awarded at festivals such as Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, LIA, New York Festivals Advertising Awards, El Sol, El Ojo de Iberoamérica and also at Effie LATAM thanks to their parallel work as a Planner.
Additionally, he was a lecturer for Ad Age, Effie College, La Escuelita and the most prestigious local universities, including Universidad de Costa Rica.
Originally from Brazil, Bruno has worked in Paris for 12 years, where he developed award-winning campaigns for IBM, McDonald’s, Netflix and others. He has been at Ogilvy Paris, TBWA France and CLM BBDO where he has helped developing brands such as Coca-Cola, Louis Vuitton, Dove, Nissan, Duracell and Michelin. His love for filmmaking and photography has made him direct and shoot many of his own projects, like the Cannes Lions Grand Prix IBM Smart Outdoors.
Bruno has recently joined Anomaly NY as an Associate Creative Director to work across different brands, but especially on Diageo brands like Buchanan’s and Johnnie Walker.
I am an Art Director based in Bucharest, but born and raised in a small town of Romania. Moving to a big city made my wings grow and my appetite for creativity become bigger. My job came natural for me since I always loved arts and crafts, illustration, photography and I am a very visual person. I now have over 6 years as experience as an UX/UI & graphic designer & art director. I worked with big and small companies and won several prizes for some of them, together with my copywriter. My goal overall is to make qualitative work and expand even more my creative side, always striking to do better.
Fabio Caveira is a bit different from other Brazilian guys. He doesn't like soccer, doesn't know how to samba and never tasted feijoada (a local heavyweight delicacy). But like some Brazilians, he's crazy about advertising. So crazy that he has been working in the industry for 25 years!
Caveira’s career has taken him all over the world, from Brazil to Portugal, to Poland, to Romania, to Jordan, to Qatar, and now to China. After working at global networks such as J. Walter Thompson, M&C Saatchi, Leo Burnett, and Y&R, he decided to join an in-house agency. So he moved to Shenzhen, China, to join OPPO – one of world's top 5 mobile companies.
Besides OPPO, he has worked with QNB (Qatar National Bank), Orange Telecom, IKEA, Kia Motors, Portugal Telecom, Coca-Cola, and Petrobras and his work was recognized by the industry receiving awards and nominations such as London International Awards, The New York Festivals, Ad Stars Asia, Lisbon International Advertising Festival, Brazilian Creative Club - CCSP, and featured on many Lürzer's Archive editions.
As a side note, he loves to photograph food, to travel, and to discover new tastes, colors, smells, things in general - and to be inspired by them.
Tim is an alum of agencies such as Mullen, Hill Holliday, Y&R and Carmichael Lynch. In 2014, he co-founded Sleek Machine, which grew to be one of the most highly-regarded small agencies in New England. In 2019, he took all he’d learned from that venture and channeled it into HeyLet’sGo!
Tim’s work as a Writer, Director and Creative Director has been featured in Adweek, Ad Age’s Creativity Online (where he has over 50 credits), One Show (which he’s judged twice), Cannes, Clio, Webbys (People’s Choice Winner), Shorty Awards, The Minneapolis Show, Communication Arts, and the New England Hatch Awards (twice winning Best of Show). He’s name-checked in the influential advertising book Hey Whipple, Squeeze This. Archive Magazine ranks him as one of the top ten U.S. writers of all time.
Beyond advertising, his films have screened in competition at such festivals at Locarno, Montreal World, Vancouver, New Orleans, FantasticFest, Cleveland and Independent Film Festival of Boston. His feature-length documentary “From Nothing, Something” was acquired by The Orchard - one of the world’s largest independent distributors - and released in over a dozen countries worldwide.
Tim is also an ASCAP songwriter whose music has been featured in hundreds of television shows around the world, including one of those “Real Housewives” spinoffs - which made his mom super excited. His cover band once opened for Debbie Gibson at Syracuse University Dance Marathon.
Mateus Cerqueira is a Brazilian Sr. Art Director at FCB Chicago. Before he had worked in Poland and in Brazil.
His works has been recognized in the most respected advertising festivals around the world.
In 2018, while working for Ogilvy Poland, Mateus was the 9th most awarded Art Director in Cannes Lions Festival after the campaign To The Last Tree Standing score 13 lions.
Romeo is a Creative Director at RPA Advertising where he leads social efforts for Honda and new business. With a career spanning over 15 years at agencies such as McCann, GS&P, Y&R and RED Interactive, Romeo lead the charge for clients such as McDonald’s, Microsoft, LEGO, HP, BET and ESPN. His work has been recognized by The Shorty Awards, Webbys, Clios, ADDYs, CommArts, AdWeek, Advertising Age, Creativity, The FWA, Digiday, Muse By Clio. Also, as a teacher in a portfolio class for The Book Shop School of Ads, an advertising workshop in LA, Romeo helps aspiring creatives build up award-winning work for their portfolios and get their start in the industry.
Mark graduated from the accounting department, but he is an art base creative person.
He has been leading the creative department of Taiwan Dentsu for more than 30 years. He was selected as the only outstanding creative person in Taiwan in 2008. He is a representative figure in Taiwan's advertising industry.
In recent years, he has transferred to X-line of Dentsu group and started a new stage of work.
He served as jury president of 4A, jury president of Asia-Pacific Chinese Times, jury of international Midas, jury of PMAA, MMA, jury of Effie Greater China, jury of LongXi, ...
In the past three years, He leads x-line with only 7 creative people, but won a lot of regional and international awards ,including
Mobius , Clio, LIA, New York Festivals, Spikes Asia, Adfest, MAA, Effie, ROI, One show, Adstars.... and won the 3rd best creative agency 2018 in Taiwan. Successively won the 3rd best creative agency 2019 in Taiwan and the silver awards of boutique creative agency in greater China held by Campaign.
Although he has been engaged in creative work for 30 years, his passion for creativity has never stopped. He always believe only crazy people can change the world.
Papop began his career as a copywriter in network agencies at Saatchi & Saatchi, Publicis and Mccann World Group.
His interest in advertising has shifted from traditional to digital after winning several awards from his experimental online campaign in 2014. At the same time when Thailand’s digital advertising was evolving, he joined Rabbit Digital Group when it was only a small digital agency back in 2015. Within 2 years of winning new business and awards under the belief that successful communication should move beyond the border of online and offline, his contribution has helped bringing the agency to the industry’s spotlight as the fastest-growing agency in Thailand. He took a main role in winning the agency its first international award at ADFEST in 2017. He continues to win more awards for the agency every year since then.
As Deputy Executive Creative Director, he is currently overseeing the works for both local and international clients at Rabbit Digital Group.
With more than 15 years of experience, working as a multidisciplinary Art Director and Designer. I’ve lived and worked in Portugal and Spain, currently a Senior Art Director at Proximity Barcelona.
Worked with brands like Audi, Jägermeister, Eristoff, Škoda, Danone, Fanta, Vodafone to name a few.
I was recognized with important awards at Cannes Lions, One Show, El Ojo, FIAP, ECHO, John Caples, El Sol, C de C (Spanish Creative Club)
, CCP (Portuguese Creative Club)
Balanced my work with personal projects, in 2010 I started a cycling apparel brand. In 2012 created an event called Cyclo, much like a TED talk we brought together all areas of cycling culture and design, to create a dialogue between brands, designers, artisans and the cycling world... fun times when 200 people could sit in a room without face masks to talk about bycicles and drink beer.
My mother to this day doesn’t know what I do.
Alejandro Chávez is a creative copywriter currently working in MullenLowe SSP3.
He studied creative redaction in Bogotá and Buenos Aires.
Throughout his career he's worked in agencies: McCann and DDB, with clients such as: Ab InBev (Aguila, Budweiser, Poker and Pony Malta), Aruba, Hyundai, and many others.
His work has been recognized in multiple creativity festivals: Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, Clio, Ojo de Iberoamérica, Gerety Awards, Effie Awards and El Dorado Festival.
Also, he’s had the chance to work in Bogota and Paris together with people who led him to grow personally and professionally.
He loves the videogames, football and beers.
This is only a small description of who Alejo is, a person who loves to live life.
With a passion for the innovations that make the web an amazing place, Max infuses an understanding of UX and the latest tech with creativity to create award-winning online experiences. Serving as the backbone of MRM Singapore’s digital creative team for over 14 years, Max has earned numerous creative and marketing honours including LIAs, Clios, Spikes, Effies, W3, among others for his work on digital campaigns, platform, .com and mobile designs. Apart from his job, Max is a proud father to daughter and spends his time fishing while thinking of the next big thing.
Stefano Chiabrando is a Brazilian/Italian Sr. Art Director, currently at Geometry Global Brasil, working for clients like B.A.T., Coca-Cola and Ford.
Crazy about advertising, street art and design, Stefano tries to put that in every single thing he does.
Before Geometry Global, he was at Ogilvy Brasil, where he worked for clients such as Motorola, Citibank, Pfizer, Tiffany & Co., CCAA and Petz, the largest pet store in Brazil, among others.
His past collaborations goes around the globe.
Before that, he had some international experiences at Cutwater, in San Francisco, people ideas & culture, in New York and at one big agency, in Amsterdam.
After graduating from Central Saint Martins School, Janson went knocking from door to door of various London agencies begging for a job. He was mildly successful and had stints in Dye Holloway Murray, AMV/BBDO and Karmarama.
He returned to Singapore in 2009 and has been at BBH ever since.
Over the years he has led NTUC Income to become one of the most awarded Singapore brands including a Cannes Lion and multiple effectiveness gold awards in the last 5 years.
His other works have also been recognised in various other award shows such as D&AD, Clio, One Show and Warc Prize.
The paradox he still faces everyday despite being in the industry for 14 years is trying to make ads not look like ads.
Jack started professional life as an Art Director, but after coming to the realisation that he didn’t know how to use Photoshop, swiftly changed to copywriting. Since then, he has worked at global agencies in London and Berlin, creating award winning work for a number of well-known brands including Volkswagen, Kia, Reporters Without Borders and Ikea. He is currently working as an Associate Creative Director at Innocean Berlin.
Camilla is an award-winning Brazilian Senior Art Director based in New York City. Camilla works at Publicis NY and it’s also the founder of Pimp My Portfolio – featured at Forbes Brazil Under 30 list – a project dedicated to revamping the way creatives present their portfolios. She previously worked at DiMassimo Goldstein, AlmapBBDO, Havas Worldwide, and DDB São Paulo where she worked on top brands such as Walmart, Citibank, Fox Films, Volkswagen, Santander, KFC, and more.
Jon has over 10 years of experience that has seen him work in some of London's top audio facilities. Since joining Factory in 2009, Jon's cutting-edge work has seen him pick up a whole host of award wins and nominations, with gold awards for Sound Design at the British Arrows and Ciclope, plus numerous MAS Awards and further accolades at Kinsale, New York Festivals, HPA and the Clios. His work on short film 'Home' picked up the 2017 BAFTA for Short Film. Jon has gained a global reputation for sound design excellence across all platforms.
Jon is also a talented composer, his debut feature film score for Kissing Candice directed by Aoife McArdle. Produced by SIREN, Was premiered at the TIFF and Berlinale film festivals, the score went on to receive a nomination for best composition in a feature film at the 2019 MAS Awards . You can hear more of Jon's composition work at jonclarke.org and for all composition enquiries, Jon is exclusive represented by SIREN.
After several years studying B.Com CA, Camilla got out just in time, pursuing a career in advertising. After a number of years working on TV ads, print and radio campaigns for clients like FNB, MTN and Coca Cola, she found her way into the more experimental and innovative side of advertising, focusing on behaviour change through succinct customer journeys with creative solutions at their core.
It was here her life changed forever. Exploring innovative solutions to solve business problems; like building a real-life website on a 2km cycling track for Toyota RAV4, turning a non-profit organisation into a Media Agency to feed hungry children for the PSFA, and telling people to “say it with a cactus” instead of flowers in Netflorist’s drought campaign, Camilla has won a number of awards, both locally and internationally; including Cannes Lions, Loeries, Bookmarks, Webbys, D&AD, FWA and One Show. She has also sat on the Cannes, Loeries, Dubai Lynx, Creativepool and Bookmarks panels, and has a seat on both the IAB and Creative Circle councils. She was also in the top 100 Creativepool's Creative Industry Influencers of the Year for 2020.
Currently a Senior Copywriter at ROTHCO | Accenture Interactive, Eoin has been part of the Irish advertising industry for nearly a decade. In that time, he’s won numerous national and international awards, including at D&AD and most recently Clio Sports.
In his spare time, Eoin enjoys writing about himself in the 3rd person.
Ana Conrado has been working as an Art Director at Innocean Worldwide in Berlin – Germany, for 1 year and a half. Before that, she worked in Brazil, her home country, at Africa DDB and AlmapBBDO, where she stayed for seven years. As a multi-functional professional, she has developed integrated campaigns for clients such as Kia, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Natura, Pedigree, Pepsi, Havaianas, Visa, Audi, O Boticário, among others.
Her passion is to create from different angles. Digital experiences, online videos, social media movements, and useful digital tools are all part of the work that she enjoys creating. She believes that a creative solution has the power to improve and even change people’s life. But for that to happen, it has to be perfectly crafted in all aspects: art direction, copy, sound design, and UX.
That’s why she has a side personal project too, in a different field but using the same attention to craft that she learned being an art director. (Instagram: @dada_duo).
Ana has won several awards in some of the industry’s most prestigious festivals such as Cannes Lions, El Ojo de Iberoamerica, Wave Festival, CCSP, etc.
Daniel began his long international career 20 years ago at McCann-Erickson Colombia, later he has been part of Leo Burnett, DDB and SANCHO BBDO, where as creative director he was recognized in several international festivals. Then he crosses the Atlantic Ocean to join BBDO Spain as Art Directo Senior, while there, he was signed by Ogilvy Barcelona, after a few years he returns again to his adoptive home BBDO Spain.
Originally from the US, Anne Mills Coté has had an expansive career in Portland, Berlin and Amsterdam. A graphic design graduate of the prestigious California Institute of the Arts, who landed her first role directly into the Nike HQ.
Since then she has worked with some of the most well known agencies across the US and Europe including W+K, VCCP Berlin, Vice/Virtue and Acne Productions. After Berlin, she moved to Amsterdam to work as an Associate Creative Director leading Adidas Futurecraft launches before starting as a Creative Director for AKQA London.
Anne has worked on numerous well-known global brands including UBER Easts, Sonos, Coca–Cola, P&G and Target to name but a few, and has launched international campaigns and events as well as her own freelance agency The Fantastique. Fascinated by print since the age of 14 Anne continues to explore creativity through screen printing and self-directed briefs.
Having graduated in French Litterature and Philosophy, I began my career as a copywriter at Lowe Paris where I developed campaigns for Air France, France Telecom, Unilever, La Société Générale and Nestlé. I then moved to Bates France where I worked on Amnesty International, Seat, Georgia Pacific and Pfizer. At the time, CB News ranked me amongst the best French copywriters.
My work has been recognised in every major international creative and effectiveness shows and won top awards several time over, on almost every continents and in all categories from digital, press and film to activation, mobile and direct. Cannes Gold Lions, Grand Clio Awards, OneShow Gold pencils, D&AD pencils, New York Festival Golds, EFFIE awards and many others.
I joined Memac Ogilvy as Creative Director to develop an office in Tunis contributing to implement new capabilities, and helping grow and drive Memac Ogilvy Tunis to the top 10 EMEA agencies according to the Big Won 2012.
After Europe and Africa, I started working in Asia with Ogilvy Singapore where I have been in charge of global and regional accounts. From Allianz to Philips, Unilever to Mondelez and Coca-Cola, I have been instrumental in delivering award winning work on almost all the brands I have been involved in.
Since 2020, I am Chief Creative Officer of the Ogilvy Singapore and Malaysian offices.
I started my career 14 years ago in one of the biggest agencies of Salvador, my hometown. After moving to São Paulo I had the pleasure to work with amazing people in great agencies that I admire like TBWA, Leo Burnett, J Walter Thompson and CP+B.
During that time I was able to contribute with several global brands like Ford, Adidas, Gatorade, Stella Artois, Diageo, Absolut, Nissan, Fiat, Michelin Tires and others.
And thanks to some of these brands, I had the opportunity to be recognized in major industry awards like Cannes, D&AD, One Show, NY Festival, Clio Awards, Lia Awards, Effie among others.
Pursuing an original visual language, Fabio is a multidisciplinary creative working with Design and Art Direction and his work is focused on expressing culture through Visual Identities, Campaigns and Cultural Projects.
Some of those has been awarded by Cannes Lions, The One Show, D&AD, Clio, The New York Festivals, Brazilian Creative Club, London International Awards and while living and working in Portugal at Leo Burnett Lisbon, was among the Top 5 most awarded Art Directors at the Creative Club of Portugal, also helped the agency won the Grandprix for Social Causes and was Young Creative in Integrated Competition, representing the country at the Eurobest Festival.
Kate is a Copywriter at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners where she works on BMW and HP.
Originally from the Windy City, Kate attended Chicago Portfolio School before joining FCB Chicago where she had the opportunity to develop campaigns for Cottonelle, Glad, Renew Life Probiotics, Lime-A-Rita and Liquid-Plumr.
Career highlights include creating a five-minute short film for HP about the unlikely heroics of a company’s IT manager and checking a trash bag as airport luggage for Glad.
Her work has been awarded at Cannes, Clio, and the London International Awards.
Felipe has rejoined Brazilian ad agency Africa at the end of 2019, to lead a team handling some of Brazilian’s biggest brands and some international business as well.
With more than 15 years of experience, Felipe has worked both in Brazil and in Germany, with some of the world’s most creative agencies and brands, on a global level. Those include DDB Berlin, Jung von Matt Hamburg and Berlin, Africa Sao Paulo and Leo Burnett Berlin. Working for clients such as Volkswagen, Mercedes, BMW, Fiat, Mitsubishi, Google, Ikea, Heinz, Vivo/Samsung, Budweiser, Brahma, Timberland, Warner Channel, to name a few.
Felipe’s work has granted him numerous and important awards at every major show, including a Gran Clio, and a Titanium Lion (the first ever in Germany advertising history). Besides that, he was listed among the TOP 5 creatives/art directors in Germany in 2018 by Cannes Lions and by The One Show and D&AD in 2019. He was also the most awarded art director in Germany at the Art Directors Club for the year of 2019.
Considered a hybrid visual thinker, Gabriel da Silva is a Creative Director, Art Director and Artist.
He likes to develop communication concepts that leave no one indifferent. Working across all media, creating global as well as local work. Currently based in Miami, he still fostering ideas that transcend cultural borders. His time is divided between advertising and personal artistic projects.
Since September 2019 he is Creative Director at The Community Miami.
As a Creative Director, I’m continuisly looking to be bold (campaigns, strategies, products, services and platforms). I love ideas with special focus on marketing, advertising, innovation, design, communication and strategy.
I'm a strong believer in new ways to find the best ideas, with traditional lateral thinking and experimenting with Service Design & Design Thinking Processes.
With more than 18 years of experience in digital I have worked with brands and companies like Burger King, Renault, Netflix, BBVA, Bankinter, Sony, Visa, Sodexo, AXA, in agencies as Publicis, BBDO, Saatchi between others. My creative direction always looks for stressing a special combination of technology, PR shocks, and a touch of ‘gadget’ style.
Monica is an associate creative director, leading creatives for one of the Philippines' biggest hair care brands. A graduate of multimedia arts, Monica took her breadth of knowledge in art direction, motion graphics, video editing and design to her first career as an art director in McCann Worldgroup Philippines, handling brands like Coca-Cola, Nestle and Jollibee.
It was her move to J. Walter Thompson that brought Monica into the world of Unilever, handling beauty accounts like Sunsilk, Luxe and Cream Silk not just locally, but regionally. Monica's strong insights, exceptional eye for beauty and conceptual creativity, brought about the creative turnaround that contributed to Cream Silk's rise as the number one conditioner in the country.
From haircare to healthcare, Monica also handled J&J brands like Sinutab and Bactidol and was part of the pitch team that won J. Walter Thompson the Globe Telecom account. The wide array of successful brands under her belt is a testament to Monica's creative leadership, discipline in craft and deep understanding of the market.
Other than building the most extensive library of ad references, Monica also spends most of her free time practicing her killer Ashtanga sequence.
Fabiano Dalmácio is a Senior Art Director at Rothco, part of Accenture Interactive in Dublin, Ireland. He has been making interesting and/or weird things in advertising since 2003. After spending 8 years in the Brazilian ad industry, Fabiano moved to Ireland in 2011. His work has been recognised at Cannes Lions, D&AD, The One Show, Clio, Epica, among others.
Juan Davila is a multidisciplinary creative born and raised in Puerto Rico. After a successful career in his homeland, he decided to expand horizons and find new challenges in Chicago and Los Angeles. Over the past 12 years, he’s worked at DDB Puerto Rico and Chicago, JWT, Conill Saatchi&Saatchi, Digitas and David&Goliath. During his career, he’s created and managed campaigns for KitchenAid, Miller Lite, Heineken, Jack Daniel’s, Unilever, Gatorade and Toyota. His work has been recognized by international awards shows like Cannes Lions, The One Show, London International Awards and New York Festivals.
Graham is an Associate Creative Director at AKQA in New York, having worked on accounts like Netflix, Beats By Dre, Converse, Nike, Campari, and Volvo to create award-winning products, services, and campaigns. A copywriter by trade, he found his love for words at an early age when his mom read him stories before bed – a tradition that helped inspire The Snow Fox, a first of its kind children’s book application that comes to life as it’s read aloud. Outside of work, Graham has taught Interactive Advertising at The School Of The Arts and D&AD’s New Blood Shift programs in New York City.
Megan has over eight years of experience building human stories through the lens of product design and digital strategy. She crafts solutions that look and feel like your favorite brands, while building the foundational experience tenets needed to connect clients to their end consumer.
Megan has worked with some of the world’s most recognized names including Maroon 5, The Coca-Cola Company, Levi Strauss, New York Life, Toyota, and Walmart. As a budding Associate Creative Director, Megan was nominated by Deloitte Digital to attend the Young Lions Creative Academy at Cannes Lions.
Megan recently joined the Product Design team at Hulu in Seattle, WA.
I’m Rafael de Miranda, Creative Director with a copywriter’s background.
Throughout my 13-year career i’ve have had the opportunity to work at great places such as Ogilvy, NBS (Dentsu Aegis Network) and AlmapBBDO.
These agencies honed me through many exciting projects for major brands such as Volkswagen, AB Inbev, Havaianas, Pedigree, Pepsico, Netflix, Audi, Kia Motors and Mercedes-benz.
In 2019, i joined Grey Brazil as a Creative Director. Later this year, i’ve represented our office at Grey’s LATAM Council in Mexico.
Everyday i lead an amazing team of creatives working for brands like Devassa(Heineken), 99food(Didi), Resso (Bytedance) and Volvo.
I’m proud to have received recognition for my work from some of the most important advertising awards in the industry: Cannes Lions, D&AD, LIA, Effie, El Ojo, New York Festivals, Fiap and Brazilian Creative Club.
Onila brings 10 years of experience in art direction, strategic visual thinking and advertising expertise to Pepper in Sri Lanka as the Co-Founder and Senior Art Director. His foray into advertising took the shape of a modest graphic designer job at an independent, local agency in Sri Lanka. Several years later, he got an upgrade and received work as an Art Director at TBWA\Sri Lanka. In 2018, Onila joined a local startup agency where he worked as a Senior Art Director and subsequently joined Wunderman Thompson.
With deep roots in drawing and painting, Onila combines his creative thinking and the ability to design to help brands communicate with consumers effectively.
He is also an Artist attached to the National Art Gallery of Sri Lanka, sharing his experiences and empowering young students to think, draw and design differently.
Lucky and blessed are the few who can follow their passion and turn it into their profession. Onila is one of them. Boredom never seeps in and he enjoys every bit of work he does.
Following a 13-year stint at FCB Cape Town Andre moved to independently owned Cape Town agency 99c where he is currently Creative Group Head on brands such as Puma, Spur Group, Bryte Insurance and Kuda Holdings.
Over the course of his career, he has won numerous local and international awards, including Cannes Lions, One Show, Midas, African Cristal Awards and Loeries.
He loves cats, wine and all things paranormal.
I was born into a publishing family in Calcutta, but my career as one of Asia’s most experienced creative leaders has never been by the book.
I didn’t go to design school. I don’t have a degree in advertising. Or even Marketing 101. What I do have is a lifetime of diverse experiences that have shaped my approach to creativity and communication. My knowledge, insight and leadership skills are all derived through doing. And doing and doing and doing. Because I’m also obsessed by detail and never truly satisfied. (Unless I’m watching Wong Kar-Wai. Now those films are beyond perfection.)
I have over a decade’s experience in leading creative studios famous for strategic thinking, disruptive ideas and high quality craft. Most recently, I established and headed Airbnb’s APAC creative department, the first in-house studio outside their San Francisco headquarters.
As Regional Creative Director, I contributed to the strategic development of Airbnb by working collaboratively with the global leadership team, while also managing a diverse pool of local and international talent, partner agencies, and internal stakeholders. In keeping with my firm belief that creative work should be responsible for the bottom line, my team’s output markedly improved business, positively impacted Airbnb’s communities, and fuelled brand awareness and consideration in the region.
Alfonso is a creative director with over 10 years of experience making advertising and branded content. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising Communication and has completed several courses and workshops in copywriting and creativity. Since 2012 he works at Pluton, an independent agency in Montevideo, Uruguay. His work has been recognized at multiple local and international festivals. He believe in communication that is relevant and irreverent. He likes brands that take risks and seek to boost their businesses by building communities with identity and good taste. Alfonso also teach Advertising Creativity at ORT University.
Founder of Shenzhen Dans Digital Technology Co., Ltd, a judge for film technique at the CLIO Awards from 2015 to 2017, and he was a judge at the LIA Chinese Creativity Show in 2017 and 2018, the preliminary jury of AD Stars 2018, a top advertising director and producer in China. As an MBA degree holder without any professional background in respect of art, film or advertising. In 2003, at the age of 30, he entered the advertising industry as an amateur. He was appraised as “3DS MAX MASTER” by AUTODESK for his influence on the industry in 2009. He has won 119 awards with his works in the various advertising and CG Animation competitions, including 17 gold awards, 1 best of show awards. He has initiated the technique of expression of growth animation, and he was the first to apply the traditional Chinese realistic paintings style in 3D animation.
Born and raised in Normandy, David was trained in the well renowned Parisian art school ENSAAMA Olivier de Serres at the end of the previous century.
Then he directly joined the most creative agencies of the French capital city as american networks Y&R and DDB, or more typically French agencies devarrieuxvillaret, leg, BDDP&Fils or Australie.
Now he works at BETC Paris, more precisely located in Pantin.
He worked for prestigious clients such as Canal +, Schweppes, Decathlon, Volkswagen, Française des Jeux, Citroën, Nespresso and Eurostar. He also received several awards for the Abbé Pierre Foundation's billboard campaign and for an installation called “Water Talks” for Solidarités International.
He has accepted several creative distinctions in national and international festivals, and life also gave him two other awards: a boy and a girl, but that can't stay on the bookshelf.
After studying Art and Graphic Design in Paris, Julia began her career at CLM BBDO. In 2014 she joined Léna Monceau, her partner in crime at FRED&FARID where they worked on brands such as Audi, Société Générale, Schweppes... They continued the adventure at TBWA/Paris where they have been there for 4 years now. In 2017, she won a Yellow Pencil at D&AD and 3 Cannes Lions, including a gold one for their film for the badly burned person. In 2018, Julia was honored to be a part of design jury at the Cannes Lions Festival. And since then she still works with Léna on campaigns for, among others, McDonald's and SNCF, also awarded at international festivals.
Charlotte has spent her 14-year strategy consulting career gradually moving from numbers to humans. Starting out in management consulting, where she spent a productive four years developing her analytical skills, she got the sense that there was more to strategy than the numbers. She made the transition to brand strategy, where she evolved brands based on consumer insights uncovered through primary research. Since joining the digital agency world, she applies this background to help companies transform and grow in the face of technology evolution. Her experience spans a number of notable global clients, including Nike, Apple, Walmart, Marriott, and MetLife.
Charlotte holds a B.A. in Economics from McGill University, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with concentrations in Marketing and Finance.
Dreamer. Maker. Troublemaker. Co-founder and Innovation Director of Heraldist.com, a fantastic crew of professional changemakers: Strategists, Creatives, Technologists. They help bold companies and cities in the Valley, Europe & Beyond be the change they want to see in the world. Previously, Strategy Director for BBDO. Certified EU lead expert in city branding & strategies. Failed pianist. Founded a Creativity School; naïve enough to believe this school can change the world.
the past two decades, he’s flexed his creative and strategic skills on clients like Tiger Beer, Singapore Air Force, HSBC, OCBC Bank, WWF, Breast Cancer Foundation, Audi and Manolo Blahnik. In agencies like Ogilvy, DDB and JWT. And his work has been recognised at numerous local, regional and global award shows that include D&AD, Cannes, One Show, Clio, Adfest, The Work and Spikes Asia.
Christian is an award-winning senior creative based in Hamburg, Germany. Born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, he got into the ad world through Miami Ad School in Madrid where he graduated in 2011. He then found his way up north to Hamburg where he worked in various renowned agencies including Jung von Matt, BBDO and Scholz & Friends before arriving at Grabarz & Partner where he’s been working since 2016. In the past decade, he helped develop major international campaigns for clients like Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Burger King, Ikea and Smart. His work earned him over 50 international awards including Cannes Lions, One Show, D&AD, LIA, Clios and of course New York Festivals. Something he loves: Watching SFX-breakdowns of films and series. Something he hates: talking about himself in the third person. So he hopes whoever is reading this appreciates his effort.
Bassem El Ghaoui serves as the Group Director of Sales, Marketing and Communications for Ebda Adventures.
Bassem started his career in 2000 and since then has led integrated regional marketing strategies for brands across mainstay sectors such as hospitality, entertainment, finance, retail, and real estate. In his current role, Bassem acts as the custodian of the brand. His mission is to position the Museum to all stakeholder groups and deepen public awareness and engagement. He leads the development of the overall sales, marketing, and communications plan for the Museum that is based on careful evaluation of consumer market segments, pricing strategies, consumer behavior, and relevant tourism trends to increase overall adoption, revenue, and profitability.
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” This quote by Benjamin Franklin is a mindset that Bassem has cultivated over the years. It defines and guides his approach to work, career choices and challenges, time and again.
As a passionate storyteller, Bassem believes in creativity that transcends cultures, challenges the status quo, and paves the way for new possibilities and connections. With this philosophical toolkit in tow and decades of experience in marketing and brand communications, Bassem has been part of many iconic projects that represent the GCC, such as AlUla, Ithra, Museum of the Future, Global Village, Ferrari World, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld.
Wassim was born and raised in lebanon, he started his career in 2009, he was recognized and awarded by many international festivals. Creative leader, problem solver, Arabic copywriter and a Poet, with more than 10 years of experience in multinational agencies, but if anyone asks, he’s a Graphic designer. (Because a designer who can write is gold).
Wassim is able to deploy the right blend of strategic, campaign and systems thinking to solve brand and business problems in culturally impactful and commercially effective ways.
Outside of work, you’ll find him aiming to the bullseye in darts, golf course and painting.
Some creatives grow up in their careers starting from a design academy.
Not Epifani, who, before becoming Creative Director, has worked countless jobs. Farmhand, warehouseman, dishwasher, assistant cook, pizza maker, even active army corporal in Bosnia on a Peace Mission.
And then, in 2003, it happened. At 21, he was working as a billposter within an advertising studio production and heard "the call": he decided that his future laid in advertising. So he moved to Milan to study advertising.
He gained experience as an art director in large international agencies such as Leo Burnett, DDB, Y&R, Publicis, climbing the ladder up to his current role in Wunderman Thompson. Since then, he has worked for several local and global brands, such as Averna, Aperol, Audi, Nintendo, Heineken, Leroy Merlin, Volkswagen, and many others.
He has won several prizes in national and international competitions.
In his personal life, he is the father of two sweet little monsters and sooner or later he will also have a cat. A fitting choice for someone who has always let curiosity guide his choices.
Paula Essig is 26 year-old Brazilian Creative Art Director, currently working at AKQA Casa, in São Paulo (Brazil). She’s from the south of the country (Porto Alegre) and arrived in SP 4 years ago. During her time in the new city, she worked in globally recognized agencies such as VML, DM9 and Wieden+Kennedy - where she stayed for 2 years working mostly with Nike, but also with other global brands such as Sprite, Corona, Airbnb and Subway. Now, at AKQA, Paula usually works with Netflix, Beck’s and special projects of the agency.
Her work has been recognized in a number of competitions nationally and globally in the past months, such as D&AD, One Show Festival, El Ojo de Iberoamerica and CCSP (São Paulo Creative Club).
Besides her work at the agencies, Paula is always involved in side-projects. She believes in the power of the expansion of creativity and innovation through teamwork beyond advertising. That’s why she has already created and produced ideas for the collaborative Papel & Caneta collective, led, created and produced for the independent fashion brand PHSD and is a member of the organizational team and Art Director of Pechakucha Night SP (part of the international network of creative Pechakucha events). Oh, also she is always taking pictures for her personal photography project.
Paula’s dream is to keep discovering new creative solutions for society's problems around the world.
In her eight-year career, she has worked for some of South Africa’s top agencies across a wide range of clients from Financial Services to car brands like Volkswagen and Renault, all the way to iconic South African restaurant Nando’s. She believes in creating culturally relevant work that pushes society forward and challenges the stereotypes and societal tropes that advertising can perpetuate. Together with her Art Director and fellow Creative Group Head, Lubabalo Mtati, they have won multiple awards. When she’s not creating ceramics and pottering around with her extensive plant collection, you’ll find her mentoring young creatives and working on dismantling the boys club from the inside.
I have over 18 years of experience in advertising and I still love what we do and this creative industry.
I consider myself an eternal student: I have a Degree in Social Communications, Postgraduate Studies in Digital Marketing and a Master in Branded Content and Planning. I also took several courses in creativity and art direction.
I started screenwriting and promotional filmmaking in advertising agencies in 1996 and have worked for brands such as RADO, SAMSUNG, UNILEVER, ALCATEL, TISSOT, NISSAN, DAEWOO and LG. I introduced corporate video production in Iran in 2015 and made several such videos, one of which won two silver and bronze medals from the New York Festivals for best writing and film. I have also made over 1000 promotional videos so far and was nominated with a TVC for the New York Advertising Festival in 2019. I have been a member of the selection and judgment committee of accredited advertising festivals and won many awards at Iranian festivals. Moreover, I was selected as the best director of Iranian promotional films in 2007. I am Pejman Fakharian a screenwriter and director of promotional films as well as a creative director.
She started her career as a copywriter at Ogilvy and DDB Colombia. Then jump internationally to J. Walter Thompson Ecuador, and a few years later, she joined McCann Panamá working as Creative Chief Officer on regional accounts such as Nestlé and MasterCard. Recently she moved to Toronto and continue working with Central America, leading the Regional Creative team on Geometry Global Panama.
Tatiana’s work has been awarded at major advertising shows and recognized by colleagues and clients. She was also a lecturer for Creative Schools as Brother, Monstro and local universities in Colombia and Panama.
Ania is a senior creative producer with RT’s Creative Lab. She took the long road to Digital Storytelling: holding a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics, she first found herself in TV journalism pursuing a 10-year-long presenter’s career with RT. Starting with a program she hosted and edited about Russian Culture, Ania gradually built up enough stamina to present an hour-long live daily evening show that ran for 6 years. The show’s unscripted format led Ania to crave the structure and elegance of planned digital narration so she turned to content creating spanning visual design, creative writing and producing.
In 2018-2019 she developed and taught an original Transmedia Storytelling course for first-year Master’s Students at one of Russia’s leading schools - the Higher School of Economics. The interactive course ran in English from October to March focusing on the latest developments in Digital Craft and narration. During this time, the students created their own Transmedia projects which they presented in class before passing their exams.
Ania holds a BA in linguistics & cross-cultural relations from the Moscow International University, has 10 years live-tv experience from 15 years in international journalism and worked as a Paris correspondent for a year (2015/16). Upon her return to Moscow she undertook a two year Fine Arts course in Russia's top art school, the Stroganov Academy and she continues to successfully work as a commissioned artist.
Born in the Soviet Union, Ania lived in Canberra, Australia with her parents for 5 years, contributing significantly to her bilingual skills: she speaks fluent English and Russian as well as decent French.
Apart from extensive live-tv experience, Ania has hosted a #1917LIVE panel at the St Petersburg Cultural Forum, hosted 1-2-1 on-stage interviews with international celebrities to a live audience and delivered a panel during SXSW Education 2019 in Austin and voiced an 8-hour-long soiree at the UNESCO HQ in Paris celebrating 100 years of the Mendeleev Periodic Table.
To maintain her presenting skills, Ania streams and records on-line videos for Russia Beyond that focus on Russian Culture and recent developments in Tech and Science.
Alex Feil was immersed in storytelling at a young age, growing up in a family of theater makeup artists. He took his first steps into the world of film as an editor for advertising and documentaries. The experiences and insights he gained still shape his work to this day. He developed an unbridled curiosity to tell stories sensibly and to reproduce them so incredibly approachable that it is no wonder that he is seen as one of the best storytellers in the world today.
Alex combines his humorous style, excellent performances and fine narrative skills with his charming and engaging personality. He is not only particularly skillful in the handling of actors - he is always going for more and therefor he is constantly looking for new challenges.
Alex has filmed worldwide for clients of all genres e.g. from Mercedes, BMW, Audi to Edeka, Mc Donald’s and Huawei. And he has been more successful with these works than most other directors out there. E.g. he won the Eurobest Grand Prix as well as a Cannes Lions Grand Prix to name just a few out of many more.
Nevertheless his success and talent is not only reflected in awards but can also be measured directly by the numbers of clicks his films generate. Among other things with Edeka „Heimkommen" he landed one of the most clicked and shared commercials to date. Furthermore, the film is still regarded as one of the best Christmas campaigns ever and is quoted at least a thousand times in the press every year.
Rodolfo Fernandes is a Brazilian creative who currently works as Associate Creative Director at FCB Chicago.
His work has been recognized in the most respected advertising festivals around the world. In 2014, Rodolfo was recognized as the 7th most awarded Art Director at Gunn Report List and the campaign My Blood Is Red and Black was nominated the most awarded campaign ever – all Guns Blazing category.
Back to the Gun Report list, in 2016, his campaign Imprisoned Children appeared on the 6th place at the Good Report and was selected as one of the world's best outdoor campaigns in the world by Adweek.
Rodolfo also has been a teacher at Miami Ad School.
Nadina Fernández is Creative Director in Argentina. She has almost 15 years of experience in the advertising industry developing and managing ATL, BTL & digital campaigns for national and global brands such as Huggies Regional and Kimberly Clark Regional, Adidas, Coca Cola, BMW, etc. She is passionate about art, a beginner potter and currently studying phytomedicine. Now she works as a freelancer with different agencies in countries like Argentina, USA, Costa Rica, Colombia, etc.
Rodolfo Fernandes is a Brazilian creative director and art director.
His work has been recognized in the most respected advertising festivals around the world, including 19 Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, Clio, among others.
In 2014, Rodolfo was recognized as the 7th most awarded Art Director at Gunn Report List and the campaign My Blood Is Red and Black was nominated the most awarded campaign ever.
In 2020 Rodolfo was ranked the 10th most awarded art director at the One Club.
Working in Tiempo BBDO since 2000, now Ferrándiz leads the creative departament of the agency as the Executive Creative Director. He has 25 years of experience in the industry, collaborating and helping grow brands such as Lay’s, Sony, Audi, Vueling, Greenpeace, Lidl or Nestlé, leading and coordinating both local and international projects. He always says that creativity is not a choice; it should be an obligation. Because it is the only thing that is powerful enough to affect real change; It has the strength to turbo-boost societies, to provoke cultural transformation, and to help brands leave a positive footprint on a world that is becoming more complicated as well as exciting. Through out his career, Ferrándiz has also won many awards in festivals such as Cannes, New York Festival, El Ojo, EL Sol, CDC or FIAP. But, hey! as he says: “awards should never be the goal: they should be the consequence J “
I'm Pedro Ferrarini, producer and film director with more than 15 years of experience in the audiovisual market. Founder of the production company Vila Filmes based in São Paulo - Brazil.
Graduated in audiovisual production from Universidade Metodista and post-graduated in Cinema Video and Photography from Universidade Belas Artes São Paulo. I worked for years with great market professionals and big brands at the agency DM9DBB BRAZIL.
In recent years I have produced and directed advertising films and documentaries for several brands such as RedBull, Adidas, Ambev, Telefonica, RiotGames, Facebook.
My passion for storytelling allowed me to connect big companies and characters in documentaries recognized by the market as REDBULL "INSPIRE THE NIGHT: BATEKOO" and "WHERE MUSIC TRANSFORMS - INSTITUTO BACCARELLI" awarded by the "United Nations Short Films for Peace - Nelson Mandela: Best Film "
I believe in film power as a tool to move and transform a society.
Juan Carlos (JC) Ferrer has a bachelor's degree in digital graphic design from Atlantic University College. He began his career at Grey Puerto Rico, where he worked his way up through different roles, leading the creative for brands like Dish, Energizer, GSK, Mazda, Procter & Gamble, and RadioShack, among others.
After leaving Grey, JC worked at other top agencies in Puerto Rico, including Havas, and FCB. Recognized for his creativity and strong leadership, he was invited by the Puerto Rican Creative Circle to represent the Island as a Young Creative delegate at the 2016 FIAP Festival in Mexico City.
Over the span of his 13-year career, his work has received numerous awards: Cúspide, Clio, and FIAP, Cannes, among others. He was part of the team responsible for Grey Puerto Rico's first Lion at Cannes, through "Hidden Messages," a campaign to help victims of domestic violence.
JC moved to New York City in 2017, and worked at agencies like PMKBNC, Area 23, Octagon, and M+A. He currently works as Group Art Supervisor at McCann Global Health.
My name is Aldo Ferretto and I’m a Creative Director based in Sydney at The Hallway, an independent agency with a huge love for creativity and craft.
For the past 12 years I've been working with wonderful people and clients such as Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Jack Daniel’s, Burger King, Royal Caribbean, Harley Davidson and Adidas to mention a few, in great offices like Lowe Porta, Leo Burnett Buenos Aires, DDB Spain, LOLA Mullenlowe and Publicis Australia. Last but not least, during this adventure, which has taken me through almost every continent, I’ve been able to take part in the creation of great work that has won awards at Cannes Lions, D&AD, The One Show, LIA, Eurobest, Epica, Clio, NYf, El Sol, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, FIAP, Laus, CdeC, Lüerzer Archive, BADC, Awards, Andy’s and more.
Kevin is a Creative Director at Cossette. Over his career he has created world-class work for leading brands including McDonald’s, Bud Light, FedEx, smart, WestJet and more. This work has been honoured by the industry’s most prestigious award festivals such as Cannes, The One Show, Clio Awards, Communication Arts, and New York Festivals. As well as industry acknowledgment, his ideas have been recognized by the NBA Awards and received two Guinness World Records. He lives in Toronto. The End.
Jon is a multi awarded Creative Director with over 15 years’ experience working both in Australian and the UK on some of the world's most iconic brands, including Qantas, Toyota, McDonalds, Amex, Smirnoff, Canon and Johnnie Walker.
In his career so far, he’s given footy fans stadium seats in the sky and made rival rugby league players talk about their feelings; he’s advertised broadband speeds through sign language, put a funny twist on health insurance and given parents of premature babies the means to celebrate their little miracles with pride.
His work has been recognised globally across every major award show, including D&AD, Cannes Lions, One Show, Clios, Webby Awards, Effies, Spikes Asia, AdFest and AWARD.
In his spare time Jon is also an award-winning children’s book illustrator, most recently collecting the Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year at the 2015 ABDA awards and the Honour Book for Young Readers at the Children's Book Council of Australia 2017.
Joanna has spent 25+ years in advertising with half of that time in healthcare marketing. Joanna joined Fingerpaint in April 2021 where she is responsible for developing and executing creative for the Phoenix office. At the heart of her contributions, her introduction of the practice of building a “creative safe space” has helped the teams get to great work faster. Prior to joining Fingerpaint, Joanna led superstar creative teams at Intouch, TBWA\WORLDHEALTH, Leo Burnett and BBDO. Even after being in the business over several decades, Joanna stays inspired by the strange curiosities this crazy world has to offer.
Paul is an LA-based creative leader who originally hails from the frigid temperatures of Canada. He brings over 15 years of ad agency experience – creating and producing high-caliber, award-winning, integrated campaigns. He is a passionate evangelist for disruptive thinking with a solid track record that spans across some of the most notable agencies in North America: Ogilvy & Mather, CP+B, and Grey to name a few. Since moving to LA in 2014, he's been an Associate Creative Director at RPA where he’s built a reputation for balancing innovative creative solutions with tangible business results on brands like Honda, Apartments.com, and more. Regardless if it's a national TV campaign, a branded content partnership, or a VR execution, he continually seeks out unique, compelling and diverse narratives that leave an indelible impact on its audience.
Karolina began her career in advertising by accident, which soon proved to be a happy one. During her 12-year career, she helped Ogilvy, then Y&R, and recently, DDB all become the most creative agencies in the country for several years in a row. She joined DDB in 2017 where she is responsible for the creative output of the country’s two biggest businesses, Deutsche Telekom and McDonald’s. With her leadership, the DDB team has won accolades from Cannes Lions, New York Festivals and London International in the last 3 years, along with a great first for the country: the cover of Adweek for a piece for McDonald’s Hungary. Her work has been awarded in multiple years at Cannes Lions, The One Show, London International Awards, Eurobest, Art Director’s Club Global, New York Festivals, Epica, The Webbys and several Grand Prix’s at Golden. She has been honoured to judge both Cannes Lions and Dubai Lynx twice, Clio, London International, ADC Global and Golden Drum. In 2019, she was the winner of the bursary competition for the Berlin School of Creative Leadership’s Cannes Creative Leadership Programme.
Manu is a Brazilian based in London and a Creative Lead at Facebook building work for social causes globally.
Before her Facebook adventure, she worked as Creative Director at Spotify UK and as Creative Strategist at Google Brazil and agencies such as Publicis, BBDO and Leo Burnett. She has a hybrid background of strategy and creativity and most of her work are digital experiences for clients such as Heineken, Google, World Health Organisation to mention a few, being awarded in festivals such as Cannes Lions, Effies, Webby’s and others.
She’s passionate about solutions that don’t look like advertising and can either delight people through simple creativity or make their lives easier with exceptional technology. She also loves contemporary dance, yoga, cooking, nature and coffee.
Rick Garcia is a Brazilian creative who currently works as Senior Art Director at AKQA Amsterdam.
He has worked with a diverse range of client profiles, from Non-profit Institutions such as UNESCO, to major companies in the world, including Microsoft, Volkswagen, and AB InBev (Budweiser, Brahma).
Other major clients include the iconic Havaianas, Itaú (Brazil’s largest private bank), ESPN, Vivo (Telefonica), Natura and Mitsubishi.
His work has been recognized by some of the most influential Advertising award programs including: D&AD, Cannes, The One Show, ADC, Clio, and El Ojo.
Biographies are pretty much the only place where you’ll find Frank Garcia writing about himself in third person. Or writing about himself at all.
In this biography, Frank Garcia will awkwardly mention his name plenty of times to take you through his career. For example, he’ll say things like Frank Garcia works as a Senior Copywriter at GUT, Miami. Or, things like before joining GUT, Frank Garcia and his partner Giulia were a creative team at Droga5, NY. He’ll even casually refer to himself as “Frank”, without including his last name, to mention that his work has been awarded by numerous international shows, including Cannes Lions, Clio Awards, The One Show, New York Festivals, ADDY’s, Young Guns, Webbys, Shortys, Wave Festival, Campaign US, PR Week, among others. Also he’ll refer to his work, as “his work”, to state that the projects he’s worked on have been featured on the New York Times, Good Morning America, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and shows like the Jimmy Fallon Show and SNL, as well as trade publications such as Adweek, Advertising Age, Fast Company, among others. Frank’s work has even been retweeted by Ellen DeGeneres and Kevin Bacon.
Frank has participated several times as a jury member for the New York Festivals, One Show, Creativity International, and Ad Stars.
In a distant past, before working in Advertising, Frank was a VP for a Bank in Panama, his country.
In a near future Frank hopes that his work gets retweeted by more celebrities. “It’s kind of cool,” Frank said.
My name is Gastón Garrido and I am Creative Director at Cámara TBWA, Uruguay.
After working 3 years at the Wunderman agency, I went to work at Ogilvy Uruguay, and then I worked as Creative Director in 2 independent digital agencies, and I am currently Creative Director at Cámara TBWA Uruguay. I worked for brands such as Santander, El País, Ovación, Antel, Géant, Alas Uruguay, Nissan, Beko, Stiler, Moura, Bouza, Presidencia de la República, etc. I also won local festivals such as Campana de Oro, Desachate, IAB Mix (idea of the year 2018), FIFA The Best awards, and Ojo de Iberoamerica.
Brian Gartside is an award-winning designer and typographer/letterer who has built his career delivering visually impactful, effective design work for some of the world’s most celebrated agencies and companies. He currently serves as Group Design Director at 360i where he oversees the brand design department.
Before joining 360i, Brian was Associate Design Director at Deutsch, where his work won Titanium & Integrated Lions at Cannes. Prior to that, Brian was a Senior Designer at DDB, where one of his projects, the Drinkable Book, earned the agency its first Cannes Lion trophies in over 30 years. Before his work in advertising, Brian worked at Pentagram under Michael Gericke on Identity and large scale signage projects. Brian earned his BFA in Graphic Design from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011.
Time and again, Brian’s work has earned top honors from the industry’s most prestigious awards organizations, including the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, The Type Directors Club, The One Show, The CLIO Awards, The Andy’s, and ADC. His work has been featured in the Smithsonian and Boston's Museum of Science, and he won the prestigious ADC Young Guns award in 2014.
Cofounder and CEO at TodasLasIdeas®️, advertising agency and production company based in Uruguay, since 2019. During her career she worked for the most awarded digital agencies in the country, leading multidisciplinary teams of art directors, designers, animators and producers, recognized with local and international awards. In 2016, 2017 and 2018 those teams contributed to achieve the title of “Agency of the Year” at IAB MIXX Awards Uruguay and “Best Production company” in 2018.
I worked at Universal McCann, Los Angeles for Sony Pictures as International Theatrical Media Specialist. I have worked with Digital Media Strategy for the past 14 years, gaining considerable experience, specifically in digital advertising, marketing, client services, cross-media, games, and innovation. I am focusing my career specifically on Creative Digital Media, meaning: I am constantly working on special projects, and finding the best solutions for my clients. For instance, I worked for a campaign to find people to adopt dogs and help them. The results were more than 100k shares, 10 tons of dog food donated, 93 dogs adopted, and the campaign still working. I feel proud that I have achieved a social goal and this opportunity showed me that I have a potential to do more for the planet with different insights. I found a new pillar to a brand to work with films content, promoting movies in their products, doing promotions, after deeply researching on their target. This gave a new purpose, challenges, and refreshing the brand. My proactive personality made the campaign be possible. As a professional, I've always found myself being the only person comfortable with Digital, which gave me the opportunity to be a reference to this matter, and also gave me more challenges because I always had to prove in different ways That Digital is a vital investment to a brand.
My passion for travel gave me possibilities to visit and live in different countries. I have lived in Toronto, New York, San Francisco. I finished my master’s degree in Grenoble, France. Living abroad has taught me that I could learn more about facing challenges and engaging with different habits and cultures. Meeting amazing people from all over the world had prepared me to work confidently in an international environment.
12 years ago I made my way back to Hungary, aiming for new personal and professional experience. Since, I have rediscovered my origins and I sharpened my Art Director skills. I worked for McCann last and Isobar before joining DDB Budapest where I am today fulfilling the Head of Art position.My work has been recognised at national and international award shows such as the LIA, Epica, and the New York festival itself. I am also proud of the shortlists I earned at The Cannes Lions festival and of the work that broke through the borders of my country. I aim for unexpected ways of communicating. Surprising works that stay with people, and visuals impactful enough to stop you from scrolling. Basking in a multicultural background I appreciate works that broaden ones horizon, make you curious and empathetic. I look for ideas, that seem so bluntly simple when you hear them they feel pure and fill you up with excitement and goosebumps.
He began his advertising life 20 years ago, and with it his relationship with Coca-Cola was born, which lasts until today. A few years later he joined the FCB team to manage Coca-Cola, as Head of Art, since he would continue to have in Grey. During the 5 years he was at Grey, he worked for many Coca-Cola markets, from Argentina to global launches. Sprite was another of the brands that gave him great joys, and thanks to which he was able to lift several awards. Subsequently, SaatchiX summoned him as Creative Director of the new Argentine subsidiary. There he worked especially for Procter&Gamble. He also led projects in the offices of San Pablo, Miami and Mexico, becoming the Latin American reference for the network. Six years ago he decided to take on a new challenge at Geometry, for clients such as Kimberly Clark, Coca-Cola, Wendy’s, VW and KFC; accompanied by a multidisciplinary team. Since 2018 he was promoted as ECD to continue his work and having the opportunity to win several awards, including a GP from el Ojo de Iberoamerica, and the first Cannes Lions to the Argentinian office. Claudio, is a graphic designer graduated from the University of Buenos Aires, and also is a frustrated Tenis player.
José has worked and lived in 3 different countries and was lucky enough to work with some of the best agencies and clients both on a local, regional and global level. Those include agencies like DDB Germany, BBDO Proximity Spain, Ogilvy Spain, Jung von Matt and clients like Volkswagen, Mercedes, Panasonic, Audi or Skoda, to name but a few. Currently, José works at Innocean’s European Creative Hub in Berlin, where he directs and creates european and global work for clients like Kia, Hyundai and Sony. In his career, José has won more than 60 local and international awards, including Cannes Lions, One Show, D&AD, Clio, Epica, Eurobest and New York Festivals. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Poster House Museum in New York. José is ranked #9 Art Director in the world by advertising magazine Lürzer's Archive for the last 3 years.
Sheila has been in advertising long enough to have grey hair. She started out when she was 20, in an on-the-job training program and never left. Her only ambition was to be the highest paid copywriter in town. Since then she has written for all sorts of brands and products: from private banks to government agencies. From candy bars to powder soap. From fizzy drinks to alcohol. From fast food outlets to hotels. She’s also spent most of her advertising life in the Leo Burnett network and a third of her life in Singapore. Along the way, she's received local and international recognition from D&AD, LIAA, NYF, The Work, Adfest, Spikes, Efes, Epica, Creative Guild, CCA. And her most favourite award, a literary prize for a children’s short story from the Carlos Palanca Awards for Literature. When not making up stories and crafting selling lines, she likes reading, relearning the drums, and disguising veggies in the dishes she makes for her friends.
Currently working as Regional Head of Creativity in HOY Colombia - Medellín, has worked TBWA Medellín, in sancho BBDO and team leader of the digital Hub in Leo Burnett Colombia. During his career has worked and helped to build brands on different platforms and communication environments for Homecenter, Constructor, Movistar, Pernod Ricard, Bayer, Falabella and McDonalds.
Acknowledgments at international and local advertising festivals such as Cannes Lions, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, El Sol, Clio, Wave Festival and El Dorado.
Lucho is a Publicist, with a degree in Communication and a postgraduate degree in Marketing, Strategy and Creativity. With 17 years of experience in the advertising industry both in Chile and Argentina, he is Founder and Creative Director of Avión de Papel. Former member of the board of ACAP (Association of Advertising Agencies of Córdoba).
Lucho has also been a jury member in prestigious national and international advertising festivals: FIAP, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, New York Festivals Advertising Awards, The Lisbon International Advertising Festival, MUSE Creative Awards, CLAP Awards, FePI Festival, Jerry Goldenberg Awards, WINA Awards, Obrar Awards and Obrar Federal of the Argentine advertising council, AD STARS Awards, Gold pencil and Platinum pencil, AdForum PHNX Awards.
As Creative Director of Avión de Papel, Lucho has led his independent agency to win awards, such as "Agency of the Year" by InfoNegocios magazine twice, "Decentralized Agency of the Year" in the Top Iberoamerican FICE, "Regional Agency of the Year" for Argentina in the Top FICE ranking globally, and also numerous awards at advertising festivals: New York Festivals Bowery Awards, WINA (World Independent Advertising Awards), FICE (Ibero-American Festival of Creativity and Strategy), CLAP (International Design Awards), EIKON (Excellence in Institutional Communication Awards), FEPI (International Independent Advertising Festival), a! Design, Silver snail and MUSE Creative Awards.
Avish was born in South Africa and now lives in Sydney, Australia. He is the joint Executive Creative Director at M&C Saatchi Sydney.
Avish has plied his trade over the last 17 years on three continents and has worked on some of the world’s biggest brands, including Tourism Australia, Fox Sports, Nando’s, Tourism New Zealand, MINI and Virgin Money. Notably, his campaign for Go Gentle Australia, ‘Stop the Horror’, contributed to legislative change in the State of Victoria by giving terminally ill patients the right to voluntary assisted dying. Avish’s work has been recognised over 150 times at Cannes, D&AD, One Show, AWARD, The Loeries and the Australian Effies.
Beyond the world of advertising, Avish is an avid ceramicist, a diver and, occasionally, a runner (although his knees believe this running thing will be a temporary love-affair).
Having worshipped words and stories since learning his ABCs, Alex is on a quest to create fascinating digital experiences that cut clutter and champion clarity. A one-time journalist, Alex prefers humans over anonymous personas or target groups. When not creating, his biggest passion is (unsurprisingly) reading – preferably out loud, to his one-year old daughter.
Jelena is multidisciplinary designer currently working full time as Head of Art at McCann Belgrade, Serbia. Throughout her career she worked twice in Ogilvy, and this is her second time in McCann, where she has been for the last 3 years. For 13 years Jelena has done campaigns and creative work for national and international clients in industries such as food and beverage, telecommunications, pharma, financial services, retail etc, and for some of them she obtained awards.
After having a career as a professional skier and visiting more than 40 countries as a traveler, Luciano Griessi started studying advertising in 2008. While he finished his studies, Luciano worked as a screenwriter and an assistant director in a TV series. Since then, he has been part of the creative teams of the most prestigious agencies in the Argentinian market such as Grey, JWT Walter Thompson, and DDB Buenos Aires. In 2018, Icaro Doria reached out to him and offered him a position to come and work in Arnold Worldwide Boston. In 2020, Luciano moved to New York City to work at Terry And Sandy, the 2020 Best Small Agency of the Year (AdAge). In 2021, he relocated to the west coast to work at Conill Saatchi & Saatchi.
He worked for brands such as Volkswagen, Coca-Cola, Ford, BBVA Bank, Red Cross, Carl´s Jr., Progressive, among others.
Throughout his career, he won more than 60 international and national awards like Cannes Lions, D&AD, New York Festival, One Show, LIA, Clio, Epica, Ojo de Iberoamérica, Fiap, Diente, Wave, with work for brands such as Volkswagen, Getty Images, Red Cross, LALCEC and Austral Hospital.
In 2017 he was responsible for the campaign "Worst photos" by Getty Images, which was one of the most awarded campaigns in the world that year. He was also recognized as the "Best Copywriter of 2017" by the Argentinian Creative Circle. In 2020, his Red Cross campaign Run.For.Life achieve Gold, Silver and Bronze in the One Show and D&AD.
Eric Groza has lived many lives. He speaks 3 languages. He has been a copywriter, an art director, and a client. Now he’s the Executive Creative Director at McCann in Moscow.
In his 13 years of Marketing and Advertising, he has won over 30 internationally recognized awards and shortlists and has been a keynote speaker for several international marketing forums to share his experience.
With an education in International Business and Graphic Design, Eric has lived and worked around the world from Hawaii to California, Sweden, Germany, and Russia. His past provides him with a wide international perspective on problem-solving and brand building.
In his free time, he studies neuropsychology and trains for surfing the seasonal swells in the Pacific.
Shitij heads the Creatives, Production and Operations of one of India’s most trusted News Brands, NDTV 24x7. A science student in high school, Graduate in Arts with Political Science and Economics, then Software Engineering and also some Indian Classical Vocal Music training.. All this comes together with his deep passion for art, video, creatives, ideas and designs.
Currently, Senior Executive Producer with New Delhi Television (NDTV) and with over 23 years of experience in technology, news, documentaries, events and campaigns; his love for creatives and design, including mixed reality, has garnered multiple awards. His campaign designed for Lodestar UM & Samsung won multiple Golds including the Emvies, the Abbys, Spikes, among others.
He has been a jury in multiple regional, Asian and International award shows, such as Asian Television Awards, Singapore and The New York Festivals TV & Film Awards.
Outside of work, Shitij is also a climate warrior. He is deeply involved at personal level in research and voluntary work towards Climate Change, Renewable Energy (esp Solar Energy) & advancements in related Technology and Sustainable Development Goals.
He also loves to paint, sing and play some Piano in his free time..
My name is Ricardo Gurgel and I’m a Brazilian ACD/Art Director based in Los Angeles-CA, USA. I’ve been working for over 15 years in some international advertising agencies for clients such as Honda, Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, Unicef, P&G, Mitsubishi Motors, ESPN, among others. Luckily I’ve had my work recognized by a few of the industry’s prestigious awards and also a couple of specialized magazines.
With the simple philosophy: “I like Ideas. Hopefully one of them will make the world better.”, Lauren is an Australian associate creative director living in Paris who has spent the last decade creating award-winning campaigns.
Recently recognized as one of The 3% and The One Clubs’ ‘Next Creative Leaders’, she is a published thought-leader, public speaker and international award juror. A feminist before-it-was cool, Lauren is one of Pitch’s ‘100 superwomen’, a ‘See It Be It’ alumni and has been identified globally as an industry leader of tomorrow.
Lauren unashamedly believes that advertising can change the world and can be found convincing her teams and clients to create social change and stand for something better.
After working in book publishing for five years, Louisa left New York and joined Weber Shandwick’s Los Angeles creative team. Since then, she’s worked with clients in all sectors — from food & beverage (McDonald’s) to travel (Airbnb), lifestyle (Dollar Shave Club), government (USPS), and technology (VMware) — dreaming up big ideas and writing taglines, website and social copy, bylines, video scripts, and more. Campaigns she’s worked on have won an Adweek Experiential Award, a Webby, and a Sabre. She’s currently a finalist for the Cannes Young Lions U.S. Competition.
Communicator with a strong belief in building sustainable businesses. She began her career more than 20 years ago and has broad experience across many areas of the industry. Her portfolio includes positions such as Director of Corporate Communication at CONNEX, Director of Marketing and Corporate Communication for Michelin Romania & Balkans, Head of Communication for media groups such as Intact Media Group and Media Pro Group, as well as extensive agency experience. Currently, Cristina leads the company's activities with regards to corporate communication, PR, internal communication, Social Media and CSR as Director of Communication & CSR for Lidl Romania.
Her motto in business and life: Make your own mistakes, but don't make them twice.
As EVP, Head of Production Alissa oversees content creation globally and runs Critical Mass’ internal production studio Wander, a full-service studio which specializes in a wide spectrum of content creation including live action film, branded content, interactive, editorial, finishing, and music and sound. As a major service offering for our agency, Wander is a massive driver of awards, new business, and creativity. Under her helm the team has grown to be a multi-office service offering and is currently one of the fastest growing disciplines within the agency.
Wander has had a role in winning at major award shows including Cannes Lion, D&AD, One Show, Webby Awards and more. Successfully expanding the agency’s presence in national and international video campaign work and growing internal capabilities, Alissa is responsible for leading content production and execution across the office’s client base including AT&T, Nissan, Infiniti Global, and CITI. As head of digital production on AT&T, Alissa has played a key role integrating operational staffing across partner agencies within the Omnicom solution.
Alissa is known for her unique ability to evolve and redefine production practices on pace to keep with industry trends in the global marketplace. Alissa lives in Calgary with her husband and three children. When not on set or dousing production fires, you can find Alissa on her yoga mat finding balance in more ways than one.
Sine has been on a journey throughout her time in the advertising industry. Living a rich internal life and honing her art directing skills on a diet of clean Scandi aesthetics and whipped into shape by an uncompromisingly precise old school designers. The problem solving and puzzling out a solution to a brief is where the thoughtful art director is happiest.
Sine has a degree as a graphic designer in Denmark, continued afterward to Miami Ad School Europe and currently working at Europe’s largest independent agency group Serviceplan Campaign & Content in Hamburg.
Loves the peaceful headspace that comes from taking long walks or growing her own fruit and vegetables, she’s also got an adventurous side where she tried out a new hobby of breaking bones. Starting out with her sternum, from doing the most “addy” thing ever – jumping from a cliff. Then four months later breaking her elbow, from standing on a balance board and Christmas morning breaking her tailbone from slipping on stairs.
With over 13 years of experience working with world-leading brands in Latin America and the Middle East, Mona heads the Strategy team at Wunderman Thompson Dubai.
Prior to joining Wunderman Thompson, Mona worked at Geometry, where she focused on commerce projects across multiple industries. She was part of the team responsible for shaping the digital products and services and the digital experience ecosystem required to deliver business and consumer value. Including the development of the global e-commerce strategy for brands like Coca-Cola.
Earlier in her career, Mona spent +6 years working in creatives agencies in Lebanon and Brazil, where she started her career at prominent agencies including Isobar & Fischer America.
She has spent the last decade studying consumer behavior, designing brand positioning and building integrated campaigns for local and global clients across different categories and markets.
Mona’s work has won industry awards at different prestigious shows such as Cannes Lions Festival, Dubai Lynx, New York Festival and Effie. She has also been a member of juries for several industry-leading awards such as New York Festival, Effie, and WARC MENA Strategy. She will also be part of the jury at the 2023 Digital MENA awards.
She is currently pursuing a MSc in Behavioral Science at the London School of Economics, where she is applying behavioral science to analyze the impact of geographic conflicts in brand perception & sales through different scientific data tools and methodologies.
Shota Hatanaka has joined Hakuhodo in 2008 and engaged in planning work centered on activation design.
He has developed a wide range of campaigns with a unique planning and creative style that eliminates the boundaries between the strategic, creative, digital, and PR, working seamlessly through the entire process.
His awards include Cannes Lions, One Show, Clio, D&AD, NYF, ADC, Young Cannes Lion Representative, and 10 Grand Prix with a total of over 150 international and domestic awards received.
He was selected as a Direct Lions Jury of Cannes Lions 2018 and a Jury of ADFEST 2020 & 2021 and was also awarded 2018 Creator of the Year medalist in Japan.
Savio Hatherly is a Brazilian-born international creative with over 12 years of experience across multiple disciplines. He was raised in Rio de Janeiro and he had a stopover in Sao Paulo for some time but currently he lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal.
With over 180 international awards including Cannes Lions, NY Festivals, ADC*E - Art Directors Club of Europe, CLIO Awards, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Wave Festival, AdStars, CCSP, CCP, CCRJ (Creative Club Brazil, Portugal and Rio de Janeiro), Lurzer's Archive, Lisbon International Advertising Festival, Lusophone Awards, BestAdsonTV, White Square, The AdForum PHNX Tribute and other awards.
He has been juror in international advertising festivals like: New York Festivals, The One Club - Young Ones, BestAdsOnTV, AdStars, Creativity International Awards, Mobius Awards, PHNX Tribute, The Design Kids and CSS Design Awards.
He worked at some agencies in Brazil like BBH Brazil, W/McCANN, DM9DDB and Artplan. In Portugal he worked at Wunderman Thompson Lisbon, FCB Lisbon and before that he was at NOSSA (The best agency in Portugal/Top 5 Independent Agency at El Ojo Iberoamerica 2019 and Agency of The Year in Brand Experience at Creative Club Portugal).
He worked for big brands such as Audi, Asics, Renault, Carlsberg, WWF, Coca-Cola, NIVEA, L'Oreal,TIM, DIA and others.
After getting her Journalism Bachelor degree in Hong Kong, this Chinese girl moved to Hamburg for Miami Ad School Europe, thus changing her career path to advertising. The MASE program opened doors for her to a variety of exciting work experience all around the globe, from Ogilvy Tokyo, to BETC Paris, and then to DDB New York.
She is currently a Creative / Art Director at one of the best independent agencies in Germany, Grabarz & Partner, where she helped to create some of the most internationally talked about campaigns ever from Burger King Germany. Prior to that, she used to work at Havas Germany, who hired her directly out of school.
Her work has been recognized by major industry festivals including Cannes, D&AD, The One Show, Clio, NYF, Webby, and has been covered by The New York Times, Independent, Fox News, ABC, Rolling Stone, Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, etc.
This year, she had the honor to be selected as one of the Next Creative Leaders by The One Club For Creativity and The 3% Movement, which awards 25 promising female creatives worldwide. She and her team partner were also the Germany winner of the Cannes Young Lions contest in 2019, and represented the country to compete at the Cannes Lions Festival.
Mark joined 750mph as a Senior Sound and Mix Engineer in 2015 and is a member of the 750mph board. His natural talent for finely crafted sound design, mixing and composition has contributed to award winning work with leading creative agencies and directors for brands including Marmite, Cadbury, Asda, Nike, BBC and Jaguar.
Winner of 3 awards for his work on BBC idents including Best Sound Design at the 2018 Music & Sound Awards, a Silver Clio and a LIA award in 2017. Audi ‘Rally’ won Silver at Kinsale Sharks 2016 and was a finalist at New York Advertising Festival for sound design.
Marmite ‘Gene Project’ through adam&eve, directed by James Rouse (Outsider) was highly awarded in 2018 including a Gold Cannes Lion for Film, a Graphite and Wooden Pencil at the D&AD Awards, two Gold British Arrows, a Grand and Silver Clio. Twirl ‘Beach Huts and Coast’ both recently collected Gold Kinsale Shark Awards, for Cadbury UK.
More recently he has shown that his talent stretches seamlessly across long form film such as CH4 Random Acts ‘The Bite.’
Mira Liv Helland Mortensen is a 22 year old copywriter working in Morgenstern Agency in Oslo. She graduated from Westerdals Oslo spring 2020 and went directly to Morgenstern for an internship, which led to an employment. Despite her young age and short career, she has managed to air several campaigns, with brands such as Peppes, Norwegian Red Cross and PowerOffice.
Jan Hellberg is a Managing Director at la red.
He started his career in 2000 as an Art Director at Elephant Seven, the former digital agency of Springer & Jacoby.
After working in several agencies like Jung von Matt, Tribal DDB or Kolle Rebbe he went to work at la red in 2012 were he became an Executive Director.
During his career, he has worked for clients like Audi, Allianz, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen Deutsche Telekom, Ritter Sport, KIA and Jägermeister.
He is a member of the Art Directors Club of Germany and he has been honoured with national and international awards. Including: ADC, MAX-Award, NYF, Cresta, The Midas Award, Montreux, Epica, Effie, Red Dot Award etc.
Besides having passion and loving what he does, Jans three children Tommy lee, Ferris and Uma, provide him with the inspiration to be and do better.
Born and bred in Sunny South Africa, Candice Hellens is an integrated Creative Director and writer who is driven by work that works for her clients. Having worked around the globe, she is passionate about delivering world-class creative solutions that solve any and all kinds of business problems.
Candice has over 12 years' experience in conceptualizing and producing large-scale, integrated creative projects for top global brands and agency networks including DDB, FCB and Ogilvy. In her years as a creative, she has delivered notable business results in the categories of, banking, telecommunications, fast food and public service. Some of her previous clients include, First National Bank, Vodafone, KFC, Cadbury’s, Coca Cola, Cox Communications, Nando’s, MTN Global, Honda, Toyota, Tiger Brands, Oreo, McDonald’s, Wrigley’s, Converse and SC Johnson. She is currently dedicated to helping Glade Global transition into a more modern space, as a Creative Director at Ogilvy Chicago.
Candice loves people and using advertising to delight and unite us in our shared humanity. She believes in moving the needle and winning hearts before trophies, but she has her fair share of those too. Her work has been recognized by Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, The Webby Awards, The MMA Smarties, FWA, Creative Pool, Midas, Kantar Millward Brown, Radio Mercury, the Assegais, IAB Bookmarks and the South African hailed Loerie Awards. She is most proud of having converted a coveted Gold Film Lion at Cannes for the Cadbury Pre-joy campaign and two D&AD Pencils for, the extremely writing intensive, KFC Suppertime Stories.
When she isn’t burning the midnight oil coming up with breakthrough creative ideas for big brands, she works part-time as a personal assistant to one very demanding miniature French poodle named Daisy.
Corbinian is part of the Google ZOO as Creative Lead. The ZOO is Google’s creative think tank for brands & agencies. A team of highly experienced strategists, creatives and technologists – turning problems into prototypes.
Based on a unique, agile sprint methodology the ZOO collaborates with brands to use Google’s technologies and platforms in new and unexpected ways: From augmented Google Lens experiences for Nivea Men, over an interactive sneaker launch event via Hangouts with Roger Fedderer to a campaign made for YouTube “Don’t skip learning a new language.” with Babbel.
Before Corbinian joined Google the award winning creative worked over a decade in some of the best creative agencies of Germany. Including S&F, BBDO, DDB, VCCP and finally Heimat Berlin.
With his strive for excellence and everything that is new, unseen and maybe uncommon he specialised on telling stories in the digital world. A case that shows his love to blend the real and the digital world is “The room of silence by HORNBACH”. A campaign to show that a toilet is way more than an off-white, strictly functional place of shame. What started with an immersive and contemplative project mapping installation became an internet phenomenon. Inspirational videos to build your own toilet, construction manuals and countless pictures of people and their rooms of silence.
With cases like this Corbinian managed 2018 to get recognised as one of the top 35 creatives under 35 in Germany. But to be honest: in the golden 90s Corbinian would probably never have had the chance coming this far. As he is what we call an empathetic leader. He loves and trusts the people around him.
Ailton is a Brazilian creative with over ten years of experience, creating for brands such as Pedigree, Google, Whiskas, Snickers, Schwarzkopf, amongst many others. In his quest to avoid the Brazilian heat, he had the pleasure of working in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Vancouver, and Düsseldorf, at agencies like Pereira O'Dell, McCann Canada, and TBWA Germany. His work had been recognized at the Cannes Lions Festival, New York Festival, Effie, and ADC Germany. Recently, he served as a juror at the Webby Awards, AdStars, and The Lovie Awards. As a young creative, he took part in the Creative LIAisons from LIA Awards and Young Lions Academy at the Cannes Lions. Ailton has a strong design background, being one of the founders of Insert Brasil – one of the biggest design events in Brazil. Currently, he is Senior Art Director at BBDO Germany, creating for Ford Europe, Continental, Mars Group, Dr. Oetker, Bayer, and UNESCO.
NEW YORK, USA // Good enough is never enough is the simple mantra Adam Hessel has always lived by in his career as a New York advertising creative. Spending more than 2 decades on the consumer side, and now with H&S NY, Adam has collaborated with some of the best talent in the biz, including Linda Kaplan Thaler, Erik Vervroegen, Donny Deutsch, Nicholas Capanear, Kathy Delaney and Spike Lee. These creative leaders began by helping to inspire his work and in turn helped him transform brands and influence pop culture itself.
Adam is proud to have worked at a number of the world’s greatest agencies including: GSW, Deutsch, SpikeDDB, TBWA Chiat Day, The Kaplan Thaler Group and Publicis.
With passion for hard work and to push high creativity, Adam, has garnered many of the creative industry’s top awards which include: Cannes Lions, The One Show, Clio Awards, ANDY Awards, Mercury Awards, London International Awards, Lürzer’s Archive – among others.
Since making the jump to healthcare, Adam has continued to blaze new creative trails and his work on Dream Foundation, Bayer, NYC Botanics have found yet more accolades to name a few. But if you ask Adam, it’s never enough. There are more boundaries to be broken, more creative barriers to be shattered, and bigger ideas to be found.
Danny Hill is a multi-disciplinary creative from Scotland, currently working at Serviceplan Campaign & Content in Hamburg.
Developing major campaigns for global brands such as BMW, Telekom, Beck’s Beer, Penguin Random House, Sky and Sony Pictures, his 10 years in the creative industries has spanned category and country, formed from an unending childhood desire to bring fun, bold and brave ideas to life.
From filming a music video in a Glasgow prison, to staging a car launch through the canals of Venice, Danny’s interest in making head-turning, scroll-stopping work has earned him recognition at award festivals including Cannes Lions, ADC, Clio Awards, NYF and The One Show.
He holds a Masters in Creative Advertising, loves tacos and takes pride in his creative profanities.
Sascha is a Senior Concepter, currently working in the live communication agency Avantgarde.
Starting his creative career as a designer at a high fashion label, he came across advertising on his hunt for new challenges. Applying his creative thinking no longer to apparel but to brand communication, he quickly positioned himself as a multifaceted creative with a passion for impactful storytelling and sharp strategies.
Having his homebase in Vienna, where he leads creative at the local Avantgarde office, Sascha usually commutes between Austria and Germany to create for clients internationally.
Myriam Heneine is a Lebanese award-winning Associate Creative Director. She has amassed over 11 years of experience in the advertising and design world, working across four different markets in the region. Her current experience is focused on building 21st-century digital brands. She has launched the rebrand of Property Finder – a leading startup in the real estate market in the GCC.
Prior to that, she helped found J.Walter Thompson Qatar. Myriam was one of the forces behind growing the office from a team of 12, to an office of 32 members leading on a rich portfolio of brands including banking, governmental, real estate, and airlines.
Her original path in advertising started with a bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Graphic Design from USEK Lebanon, where she graduated with honors. After which she started as a Graphic Designer in BBDO Beirut where she worked for 3 years, across a range of local and international clients, brands, and projects including Healthcare, FMCG, banking, and insurance.
Bryan has more than 20 years of creative experiences in advertising agencies. He has worked for agencies such as Sattchi&Sattchi Taipei, McCANN Taipei ,ADK Taiwan and now he is a ACE communications’s (HAKUHODO Taiwan) Group creative director.
Bryan always helps brands with his superior sense of humor. He believes that customer engagement is most important in creative ideas. He is the recipient of multiple creative, marketing and effectiveness awards including, One Show, London International Award, AdFest , AdStars, and various local award.
Andrew Hunter is a Creative Director at 360i in New York City. He was previously a Copywriter at 360i, after retiring from tour managing. For the past six years, he has proudly worked with fellow 360i Creative Director, Doug Murray. Since working together, Andrew and Doug have created work that has made global headlines. Their forward-thinking solutions for clients like New Orleans Tourism, HBO, Truly Hard Seltzer, 7-Eleven, and Ubisoft have been featured in top tier publications like The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fast Company, Entertainment Weekly, Variety, Rolling Stone, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Essence, Barstool, Business Insider, Slate, PSFK, NY Magazine, Wired, among many others.
Andrew and Doug’s work has won a Grand Prix at Cannes, a Best in Discipline at the One Show, a Grand Clio Entertainment, and multiple Golds from the ANDYs, Lürzer’s Grand Slam, New York Festivals, Radio Mercury Awards, and London International Awards, among a host of others. U2 front man Bono once stopped a concert to read one of their print ads on stage. Additionally, both Andrew and Doug were named to Adweek’s 2019 Creative 100 list and the Museum of Modern Art featured their Amazon Alexa game in their Department of Film permanent archives.
When Andrew isn’t creating award-winning work, he is concentrating on his first book called Pandemic Shift, which is a photo series of New York bartenders during COVID-19.
Senior advertising professional with proven expertise in Central & Eastern European markets. Elena has over 15 years of experience, heading brand communication for major global brands such as Coca-Cola, Volksbank, Pepsi, Stella Artois, Beck's, Calve, ING, Ford, within leading global agencies such as BBDO, McCann Erickson, Publicis and Ogilvy.
Before establishing Heraldist & Wondermarks™, Elena was the Head of Communication for all PepsiCo brands in Romania, being awarded Grand Effie, the most important recognition for marketing excellence. Later on, she was appointed Head of Communication for Unilever brand Calve in Russia, then Head of Communication for the Coca-Cola Company’s brand portfolio for the Eastern European region, in charge of all marketing activities, as well as Coca-Cola’s official sponsorship for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Since 2014, she is the co-founder, Chief Enabling Officer and Strategy Director of Heraldist & Wondermarks™, an independent strategic & creative consultancy, with offices in Cluj, Bucharest and San Francisco, leading a team of 30 „dreamers, makers & troublemakers” that don’t shy away from playing with “the big boys”.
Lina is a Communications/Marketing Professional with deep knowledge and experience in Digital Comms/Marketing management and with more than twenty years’ experience executing highly innovative multi - channel international projects.
For 10 years Lina has worked as the Director of Corporate Communication at ERGO in the Baltic States. For 7 years she has served as the Director of the Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania. Lina also has work experience in the German Parliament and the European Parliament. Currently Lina makes Doctoral (PhD) studies and works as the lecturer at Vilnius university.
Lina is the Ambassador of the European Association of Communication Directors for Lithuania and has been the Chairwoman of the Lithuanian Communication Association. For 7 years Lina has been the Jury member of European Digital Communication Awards in Berlin.
Ali Jamshidi was born in 1976 in Tehran, Iran. A graphic designer and creative director with 24 years of experience in design and creative thinking. During this time he has been in charge of some of the most successful advertising campaigns in Iran such as the launch of Parsonline, one of the largest internet service providers in the country. He has also lead design teams to create some of the most impactful visual brand identities nationally and internationally such as Parsian Insurance Co. and Kerten Hospitality.
Five years ago Ali founded his own studio, CNT House, with a focus on visual branding design, content creation, motion graphics and creative advertising.
Nicole Januarie is an Executive Producer/Director who partners with brands and individuals to assess how to communicate their message through strong, impactful content creatively.
After more than a decade of ideating, strategizing, and directing videos for multi-million dollar brands and start-ups, Nicole has learned what truly drives conversations and move individuals to an emotional connection. It's not mastering the marketing flavor of the week; it's how well you connect with the heart-beating people you're trying to help and inspire and how effectively you communicate your understanding of their needs back to them.
The former Managing Partner and co-founder of 19th & Park Inc and 2019 Adweek Creative 100 honoree, recently shifted her attention to launching her production company Januarie1st Inc. focused on developing content for linear and digital platforms.
She's been featured in WWD, Forbes, ESSENCE, Adspire and appeared on the grand jury for the New York Festivals Advertising Awards 2019 and Adweek's Experiential Awards.
Jaime, also known as “Red”, is a Colombian creative and former engineer who ended up working as a copywriter thanks to his love for TV ads.
In his ten-year career, he has worked with Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta, Powerade, Dunkin', Twitter, Nestlé, Heineken, Budweiser, Stella Artois and Cerveza Corona. Throughout this time he has been recognized at Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, Clio, London International Awards, New York Festivals, El Ojo de Iberoamérica and Effie Awards, among other festivals.
Also, in his free time he enjoys developing personal projects focused on art, political satire and digital entertainment.
As Managing Partner, Leif Johannsen is responsible for Conceptional and Creative brand management of Serviceplan Campaign Hamburg and the newly created agency for O2, Serviceplan Bubble. Together with Managing Partners Patrick Matthiensen and Lars Hollling, they lead a team of around 40 communication specialists.
After completing his degree at the Art College in Lübeck in 2005, Leif worked in well-known and respected creative agencies in Hamburg. At the end of 2016, Leif joined the Serviceplan Group as General Manager (creative) and assumed creative responsibility for Serviceplan Campaign Hamburg. In 2020, he was promoted to Managing Partner of both Serviceplan Campaign and Serviceplan Bubble, with responsibility for clients including O2, Yello, DER SPIEGEL, DZ Bank, TUI and ATU.
Leif is a member of the Art Directors Club Germany and won the first Black Cannes Lion for Germany in the category ‘Creative Efficiency’ with his creative partner Patrick and has won more than 200 National and International creative and efficiency awards during his career. He was also honoured by the competition run by the German government and industry ‘Germany – Land of Ideas’. Prior to joining the Serviceplan Group, Leif worked on a wide range of well-known brands.
His dream was to become a soccer player, but that didn’t happened. What did happen was that he started working on what he loves, as a Creative Copywriter at Ogilvy Uruguay. Now he’s a Creative Director at Grey Uruguay for 4 years, winning awards like Cannes Lions, Ojo de Iberoamérica, IAB Mixx, Desachate and Campana de Oro.
With over 15 years of experience in the digital space, Evan leads the creative team in the Critical Mass NYC office. Evan works at the intersection of creating purposeful and beautiful digital brand experiences—and understands how to bring the right audiences to them. From helping some of the world’s most recognized brands in reinvent their category to guiding small start-ups as they build new categories from scratch, Evan strives to be the ultimate partner for brands who want to create their own future.
She graduated as a Graphic Designer from Veritas University and later worked at agencies like McCann, BBDO and J. Walter Thompson, where she served as Head of Art.
María José is the most awarded Costa Rican Designer at Cannes Lions and the only one to have won a Yellow Pencil from D&AD. In addition, she has also been recognized in One Show, LIA, New York Festivals Advertising Awards, WPPED Cream, El Sol and El Ojo de Iberoamérica, among others.
Her work was featured in publications such as Archive, Directory, BuzzFeed, and adforum. She currently works at Jotabequ Grey.
Alejandro Juli is a Uruguayan VP Creative Director at DDB Chicago, working on the MolsonCoors and Mars accounts.
In his 10+ years of experience in the industry he’s been able to produce a number of internationally acclaimed projects like The Miller Lite Cantenna, NSC’s Prescribed To Death, Cerveza Salta’s Beer Tooth Implant, Bayer Aspirin’s HeroSmiths, Altoids’ Curious Afterlife of a Tin, and Las Lomas Oral Raising Voices, among others.
His work has been exposed at The White House, written about by Pope Francis, and tweeted by Tommy Chong.
Gus Karam is an executive producer for design, film, animation, and mixed media with a decade of industry experience and expertise covering the production of CGI, 2D, 3D, live-action, photography, music, and SFX. Across his career, he has executed productions for countless agencies and clients across five continents, winning multiple times awards in festivals such as Cannes Lion, D&AD, New York Festivals, CLIO, LIA, Ciclope, Promax to mention a few. Gus is a partner and cofounder of the renowned animation studio Le Cube, partner in music production house Cachorro Loco, and most recently founder and partner of Final Frontier, the first world-class animation production company in China. Gus is an opinion leader in the industries of animation and advertising, having written columns and articles for many specialized media across the globe, and also giving talks and conferences in several of the most relevant festivals in the world, including Promax, D&AD, Offf Barcelona, Klikk Festival Amsterdam, Cut Out Fest in Mexico, CCG Shanghai among others.
Leading a passionate team of composers, arrangers, and music producers, Eduardo musically directed Canja’s projects for global brands and won hundreds of awards in the main shows of the world – including the Grand Prix for Audio and a Titanium at the Cannes Lions, Best of Show at the One Show, Grand Prix for Original Music and Music Company of the Year at the London International Festival.
Jolita is an Account Director at Fabula Hill+Knowlton Strategies (Lithuania) and has more than 10 years of experience in communication, PR & influence, working with Coca-Cola, McDonalds, European Parliament, Audi, Medtronic.
Her specialization is solving difficult tasks, creating effective strategies, building and developing brands.
Jolita’s works has resulted in numerous international and local awards recognizing superior achievement in branding, reputation, creativity and effectiveness, including SABRE, New York Festivals Advertising Awards, European Excellence awards and more.
Having worked in New York for a number of years as a Creative Director and Writer, Rory Kennett-Lister returned home to Australia where he is Creative Director at Showpony Adelaide. He has created highly effective and awarded work for brands including Estée Lauder, E*TRADE, GE, Savers, Fantastic Snacks and Ferrero Rocher.
Hi, I'm Kimbo. Creative Director at McCANN San José. I love creativity in all its forms and I consider myself addicted to it. My family does not understand what my job is but they celebrate my awards as if I had won the world's cup with the national team.
Some of the awards they have celebrated for are: Cannes Lions, The One Show, New York Festival, Fiap, PHNX Tribute, Effie (Costa Rica), Festival Caribe, Festival Volcán (Costa Rica) and Young Lions (Costa Rica).
I have worked for brands such as: Saba / Nevax / Tena / Quiznos / Viagra / Pepsi / Gatorade / Multiplaza / Grupo Roble / Taco Bell / Honda / Pfizer / Cargill / KFC , PF Chang's / Bimbo and currently works as Creative Director of Gollo Home Center.
Since 2016 Daniel Koller has been accelerating the development and transformation of the SevenOne AdFactory GmbH – the internationally awarded Innovation Hub of the European media-powerhouse “ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE”. In his role as Director Growth Concepts & Consulting and Creative Director, Daniel is constantly challenging and reinventing how brands can drive maximum impact with creative storytelling.
Daniel and his Team are responsible for the growth-minded new business and co-creation strategy with wich the company has reaped significant achievements over the last years. This includes not only the successful European TV entry of Estèe Lauder’s subsidiary “MAC Cosmetics” with the tailormade 360° Content Brand “Perfect Shot by MAC” in 2019, but also creative lighthouse projects like the nation-wide discussed integration of retail partner Penny into the reality TV show Promi Big Brother.
In the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic Daniel teamed up with Friedrich-Paul Spielhagen to found “dashomeoffice.com” a creative hub with the mission to raise awareness for underrepresented socially relevant Topics by creative Campaigning and PR Agenda Setting. Their first campaigns for germanies leading victim assistance NGO “Weisser Ring” not only became a talk of nation but were also includes in the collection of the German Historical Museum as a cultural asset.
Before Daniel’s move to ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, he was Brand & Marketing Communications Director for the Cologne Tech-StartUp Crowdfox, which generated double-digit million sales in its first business year. As an award winning creative mind and expert for digital transformation, he looks back on many years of experience in the agency business as well as various stations in consulting.
In addition Daniel is also cofounding Partner of “Snipkids”. The Berlin based production company - with over 10 years of experience in film and media production with children, schools & governmental institutions - also comes with an own casting pool of more than 300 kids-presenters, frequently participating in editorial media productions.
I'm an ACD Art Director, born in LA and raised in Argentina & Miami.
Maddy has worked in both General Market and Hispanic agencies giving her the chance to live in different cities such as LA, Austin, Kansas City, and NY.
In 2018 Maddy was part of the team that came up with the multiple awarded idea “It’s a Tide Ad”.
In 2019 AdWeek recognized her among 40 other amazing women “Trailblazers breaking down barriers and opening opportunities for others" and also a recipient of the 3 Cheers Award of the 3% Conference.
Also, in 2018 One Show recognized me as “The Next Creative Leader” and in 2015 I was selected to be part of the See it Be it initiative at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. When I’m not working, I spend time learning about emerging tech or tinkering with Arduino.
Bharat Kumar is an Executive Creative Director at Havas NY, as well as co-lead of Charlie, an Havas NY mentorship program, dedicated to helping ACDs to junior level creatives learn, and receive opportunities on pro bono and proactive live creative briefs. Over his 15+ years in the industry, he’s worked on pretty much everything from automotive to CPG to fashion to financial services. His work has been recognized by consumers and peers, and he's won over 70 awards across various shows, including New York Festivals, 2 Cannes Lions Grand Prix, Gold Andy, D&AD, One Show, TDC, Epica, etc.
Prior to joining Havas, Bharat worked at notable shops like Johannes Leonardo, Momentum Worldwide, Virtue, TBWA/Chiat/Day NY, and BBH NY among others. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He likes his scotch, neat, his food, spicy, and his shoes, clean.
Joon Kwon is the Sr. Creative Director of Havas Seoul, since 2016.
He has started his career at GREY GROUP, Korea in 2008. Then, he joined Geometry Global followed by Havas. During 10 years of his Creative career, he has created numerous successful advertising campaigns of renowned global brands such as BMW, Emirates, Heineken and LG. He has been rewarded with various advertising awards including New York Festivals.
He is also a creator committed to working for a better society. His works have been recognized with prominent design awards such as iF Design Award and IDEA(International Design Excellence Award) in Social Impact category.
Through his career he's had the opportunity of working in some of Ecuador's top agencies such as Maruri Grey, Norlop JWT, Lowe and Y&R. He worked as an intern in top agencies Agulla & Baccetti, Y&R (Argentina) and Grey Brasil. Jimmy's creative portfolio includes some recognitions and awards in both national and international festivals, such as New York Festivals, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Cóndor de Oro, Festival del Caribe, Diario El Comercio, among others.
He had the honor of being invited by The One Club to participate as a Mentor on the Creative Bootcamp New York hosted by Wunderman & Creative Bootcamp London hosted by Wieden + Kennedy, and chosen has been able to participate as a jury in some of the most prestigious advertising festivals in the world like: New York Festivals, Lisbon Health Awards, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Adstars Festival, Muse Awards, Cresta Awards, Luxury Advertising Awards, American Business Awards, Vega Awards, Global Trend Awards, Wina Awards, FEPI Awards, among others.
At the present time he works as Digital Creative Director, Creative consulting and Associated Content nanager for online magazine.
Agulla & Baccetti was my first agency. Even when I look back today, I still can’t believe where I was. Most of the best creatives were working there. Always pushing for the best possible ideas. I believe it was the perfect place to be for someone who wanted to learn. But after working in so many places, I’m still being that someone, keen to learn and do more, always thinking of those amazing creatives that made me really love what I do. Agulla & Baccetti (2001 -2005) , El cielo y el Infierno de Agulla & Baccetti (2005 -2006), Publicis (2007-2008), Ogilvy & Mather (2008- 2012) JWT (2012-1014) IMPACT BBDO (2104) TBWA RAAD (2015) J WT Dubai (2015 – 2017) MullenLowe MENA (2017-2018) Currently working at Geometry MENA as Creative Director ( VMLY&R COMMERCE).
During my time at Elmwood I have been responsible for the creative direction of many of Elmwood’s largest clients across corporate brand, consumer brand and retail sectors. I have contributed to Elmwood’s growth from a single studio in Leeds to a successful independently owned international consultancy. I have been fortunate to work across all the markets in which we operate and have gained many insights that inform my approach and help me inspire others.
In 2015 I was voted number 36 in the Drums Designerati… an annual platform celebrating the most influential people in British Design. 100 individuals celebrated for their ingenuity in fresh thinking, ability to inspire others, and a relentless commitment to design.
As well as my role on the leadership team at elmwood I have recently completed a three-year tenure as a trustee board member of D&AD. Founded in 1962, D&AD is the world’s leading professional members association and educational charity that represents the international creative communities. As well as being made up of the world’s creative A-list.
Over the years, I have actively been involved in growing and nurturing some great award winning creative teams, offering mentoring and development along the way. Part of this has to always have an eye on emerging talent and to actively encourage the designers of tomorrow, making sure our studios have excellent links with the Universities, setting creative briefs, guest lecturing and providing portfolio surgeries in the final months.
More recently in 2019 I joined the Design Business Association’s Twenty/Twenty mentoring programme as an industry mentor. Set up in 2011, the programme is designed to tap into the wisdom and vision of current industry leaders and pair them with the next wave of leaders, helping them make more informed decisions about their business, their people and themselves.
In late 2019 I began a 3-year tenure as Visiting Professor of innovation at Staffordshire University. This is on-going
As a digital marketing pioneer, Mike throughout his career has built his clients’ businesses by integrating the best of new digital technologies into the marketing mix. This entrepreneurial impetus led Mike — an early adopter of agile marketing — to recognize the need in the marketplace for an agile alternative to the increasingly obsolescent traditional advertising agency model. His solution: Scrum50, which he founded with partner Chris Parker. Structurally, Scrum50 is a radical departure from the way most marketing agencies still do business. Scrum50 is making inroads with blue-chip clients as its lean methodologies show the way to more creative and faster agency deliverables. Scrum50’s agile model also helps clients retool their marketing departments and incorporate efficiencies demanded by today’s dynamic marketplace.
Lee Seung-jae established Creative Agency IDEOT in 2015.
He swept numerous international advertising festivals including grand prize in the Best Creative Award in Korea and Award of the Year after 2 years of establishment,
and currently he expanded the IDEOT as the most creative advertising company in Korea.
IDEOT which provides solutions without any division of areas has been doing projects with customers such as Hyundai Motor Company, KT, GS Caltex,
Seoul city and Korean Red Cross under the slogan of “solve everything with ideas”.
Lee Seung-jae acts as a judge of 2019 New York Festivals Advertising Awards, 2020 AD Star, and providing various lectures for the preliminary creators.
Wanny is a senior copywriter at Weber Shandwick Korea. Prior to joining, he started his career as a copywriter at a local advertising agency, in charge of Merlin Entertainment project. And also, he served as a creative planner at digital creative agency for SK Telecom, Hyundai Motors, Autodesk, etc. He has received several awards in SpikesAsia, ADSTARS, Effie Award, etc.
Coffee aficionado. Question Kid. Two-wheels fanatic. Amateur racer. Part-time painter.
Born and bred in Hong Kong but later jumped onto an advertising catapult that flung him all the way to New York City and back to Asia.
In the 20 years that followed, Pierre not only picked up wins from shows such as the Cannes Lions, Clio, LIA, Art Directors Club, New York Festivals, The One Show, RX Club, IPA, Globals, Lisbons, AIGA, China 4A's, HKDA, but also built a reputation as an all-round ad man with a creative flair that's on par with his acumen in business strategy, brand analysis and development, as well as collaborative practices within global networks which lead the offices to collect numbers of global, regional and local business wins.
He has always strived to make his mark and winning the ACE B2B best of show, MMM’s Marketer of the Year in 2008, and in 2010, AMM Professional Choice Awards for Clients. Under his creative supervision, he continues to collect Campaign Asia’s Agency of the Year under two difference agency network. Latest success in China lead him to capture one of the only 3 gold in China and the first Gold for the agency and country at the prestige Cannes Lions 2016, he also lead the team to get the Cannes Lions Agency of the year in 2019 and runner up in 2016
An active member in the industry, he been given talks in schools and events. He also serve as Jury members around the world included: Effie, ADC, MMM, Globals, Clio, Jury president for Spikes and the prestige Cannes Lions which help set the benchmark for the first Cannes Lions Health and Lisbon Health.
Outside of advertising, there are some who regard Pierre as a fine artist and a racer. And if you are lucky, you might just spot one of his masterpieces at a gallery or art center in New York or Asia
Laura Ludwig is the social media director at achtung! engage – the social media subsidiary of Germany‘s award-winning communication agency, achtung! agency group. In this position, she leads the social media team, in which passionate professionals are constantly rethinking and developing communication on social media.
With her background in business administration, the Hamburg native firmly believes in the success of combining strategic social media storytelling with powerful ideas. She has learned social media from scratch and in the last seven years, in addition to strategic corporate social media communication and employer branding campaigns, she has also successfully implemented creative multi-channel campaigns for top brands such as Telefónica/ O2, E.ON, Coca-Cola/ Fanta, Bosch, and BMW/ Mini.
Shelley Lui was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Costa Rica. After dabbling in Business Administration, she realized that that this wasn't "it" for her, so she packed up her suitcases and lived the life of a nomad for the following years after graduating university. During this time, she had the great opportunity to work in agencies located in New York, Shanghai, Madrid, and Hamburg - and then ended up in Berlin where she has been living and working for the past 12 years.
She is currently working as a Creative Director at Jung von Matt. Her awards include Cannes Lions, LIA, Clios, New York Festivals, Eurobest, Art Directors Club Germany, amongst others. When not working in advertising, her passion lies in creating artwork through different mediums such as painting, illustration and mixed media.
Felipe Machado is an Associate Creative Director who truly believes in creativity without a definition of a platform
and ideas that blur the lines between advertising, entertainment and utility.
Across the past 13 years, Felipe has lived in 3 different continents and worked in agencies both small and large -- including 72andSunny, Big Family Table, and Ogilvy Brazil.
He has had the privilege of working with some of the most iconic brands, such as Uber, Coca-Cola, Hulu, Google, Volkswagen, Sony, Taco Bell, and many more.
Felipe’s work has been consistently recognized at every major international award show. This includes more than 10 Cannes Lions, a One Show ‘Best of Discipline’ and a D&AD Wood Pencil.
He is also a certified screenwriter, awarded with distinction, by the prestigious University of California (UCLA).
When Felipe is not making ads that don’t look like ads, he’s sharing Memes with his lucky friends or playing football alongside terrible players just like himself.
Babak is a well experienced creative director in Iran, with a passion for generating win-win-win situations between the audience, the advertiser and the agency. He started his career path with graphic design and photography. He participated in numerous exhibitions and biennials and has received some international and local awards in advertising and graphic design. His latest accomplishment was being shortlisted in NYF 2019 in outdoor category for the first time in Iran.
He has the experience of working in one of the best creative agencies of Iran called Daarvag and also with agency networks such as FCB, DDB and WPP as a creative director.
Throughout his 24 years experience in advertising industry, Babak has won several pitches and created many campaigns for domestic and international brands such as LEGO, Pepsi, Nesquik, Danette, Renault, Lipton, Nescafe, Persil, Caterpillar, Hype, BMW, Samsung, BAT, Maybelline, etc.
He is a speaker in conferences and a teacher of creativity in art schools and he believes in the power of creativity to make the world a better place.
Know he is the Co-Founder and CEO of BOOM Decentralized Creative-Consulting Agency in Iran.
Matteo is an Italian Creative Director based in Amsterdam.
He is leading along with his lifetime creative partner, Valerio, the creative department of We Are Pi, AdAge Small Agency of the Year.
Before landing in Amsterdam, he has created and led campaigns at Saatchi & Saatchi, BBDO, WiedenKennedy and Leo Burnett, - in Milan, London, Dubai respectively - for clients such as
Nike, Nike Women, P&G, Mercedes Benz, Rolling Stone Magazine, du Telecom, GMC, McDonald’s, Samsung, Emirates Airlines, Emirates NBD.
His shelf hosts more tan 100 awards from local and international adv festival such as D&AD, Cannes, Andy, One Show, Clio, LIA, Epica, Eurobest, New York Festival, Kinsale Shark, AICP, ADC, ADCI, ADCN, Dubai Lynx’s, Young Guns.
One of his works for Emirates NBD has also been named as the Best Idea of the Year within Publicis and Leo Burnett Worldwide Groups.
While not working, Matteo spends his time writing and playing music, sketching funny stories while he is travelling the world with his two passports holder Sparko, a dog Matteo rescued in the middle of the desert.
Rob is a children’s book author and Creative Director at Rothco part of Accenture Interactive.
He is a typical writer in that he has written one book about farming despite not being a farmer, and one book about animals despite being allergic to them.
The farming book, which was a guide to sustainability grown entirely from grass, picked up awards at Cannes, D&AD, The One Show, the Epica awards, the Clios, and more.
It also sealed the deal for his taking home the coveted ‘Irish Advertiser of the Year’ award at a show created by his sister when we all went a bit mad during the pandemic.
Bárbara has been in advertising for over 10 years, working as an art director, designer and digital photo retoucher for global brands such as L’Oréal Paris, Maybelline New York, Coca-Cola Brasil, Chevrolet, Nestlé, Google and Facebook.
Having worked for agencies like W/McCann, FCB West, and Argonaut, as well as award-winning image creation studios like Studio Nuts, her work has been internationally recognized by the Effie Awards, the FIAP, the One Show and more.
Javier was a sports journalist and wrote headlines for a popular tabloid, but deep down he always wanted to work in Advertising. Five years ago he tried his luck and joined Norlop JWT, initially as a proofreader. Then he became a junior copywriter.
Today, he is one of the Creative Directors at Maruri Grey, the most awarded agency in Ecuador and one of the Top 10 Latam Agencies of the Decade at Cannes Lions.
Javier has created award-winning and successful work both locally and internationally, with campaigns that have become part of pop culture in Ecuador. His +60 awards include 7 Grand Prix and 6 Effies in national festivals, as well as trophies and recognitions at FIAP, El Dorado, El Ojo de Iberoamérica and Cannes Lions (12x Shortlist).
As part of his agency's creative team, Javier has helped Maruri Grey become Ecuador's Agency of the Year for 4 consecutive years. In addition, he has been part of the jury of Young Lions Ecuador and a Portfolio Reviewer for young creatives at The One Club of Creativity.
Born in Buenos Aires, Pablo’s journey has seen him thrive at different agencies in different markets: from Argentina and Mexico to the USA and now the UAE. During the last 15 years, he created and lead global, regional, and local campaigns for high-profile brands such as Burger King, Bose, Lenovo, Philips, Got Milk?, VW, Renault, Unilever, Reebok, AB InBev, Microsoft, and Heineken, to name a few. He has earned more than 200 awards at major creativity and effectiveness festivals across diverse media. Pablo is also a regular judge at industry award shows including the British Cresta Awards, the South African Loeries, several times at Diente CCA (Creative Circle of Argentina), and in 2018, at the New York Festivals Awards. His work is well-known among people, juries and the press alike, having been featured in Fast Company, VICE, Contagious, Adweek, Ad Age’s Pick of the Day, Shots, Campaign and most recently, on the Lürzer's Archive cover, a first for the MENA region. One of his projects is also part of the permanent collection at the Poster House Museum in New York. Recently, he was invited to join Wunderman Thompson's Global Creative Council as a member
Fernando Marar is a designer and creative director based in São Paulo. Graduated in product design, really believes that there are no barriers between the design practices and believes in design as a great tool for curious minds. A methodology to solve problems and to restructure old parameters. During his carreer he have worked in many creative fields that involve art, design, fashion and music.
Founded his own design studio in 2010 and worked there until 2014 when he moved to Wieden+Kennedy working for Nike Olympics campaigns in Brazil and Argentina. In 2016 he received the Golden Prize at Cannes Young Lions design competition with the Health Registration Mark project comissioned for the United Nations. In the same year he moved to F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, working for brands like Pinacoteca, an outstanding museum in Brazil.
Currently he works as a Lead Designer & Creative Director for Budweiser among other brands at Africa DDB.
Diego is a Senior Creative Copywriter at McCann Montevideo with a bacheleor´s degree in Communication. After working three years in the independent agency Key advertising as a copy, where he worked for IBM and Directv, he moved to Ireland where he lived for two years.
His continuous curiosity lead him to improve his knowledge studying storytelling and multimedia technology at Salamanca University in Spain. He is also currently exploring UX/UI field taking many courses at Interaction Design Foundation.
In 2018 back in Uruguay he begins his career at McCann Montevideo where he developed communication content for international brands like The Coca – Cola Company, L´Oreal, Sodimac, MasterCard, Nestlé, Scotiabank and Mapfre. His firm belief of good advertising as the perfect mix of creativity and strategy made him progress in 2019 when he was promoted to senior creative copywriter.
One of his biggest motivations in the last two years is to have the opportunity to teach and learn as university Professor at Catholic University of Uruguay where he leads Creativity Lab, a subject aim to improve creative content development, strategy and concept skills in advertising.
Tom Martin is the CCO and partner in one of the world’s leading independent agencies, Special Group Australia.
Throughout his career he has constantly strived to explore and discover what marketing creativity is capable of solving for both clients and culture. As a result of this pursuit, his work has become incredibly varied in both shape and style, as well as helping him win ‘Best of Show’ at Australia’s most pre-eminent Award show (AWARD) a record 5 times - making him one of the country’s leading creatives. Tom has also been responsible for over a decade of globally awarded projects including the NAB ‘Break Up’ (Cannes & Spikes Grand Prix), The Four’N Twenty ‘Magic Salad Plate’, Guide Dog’s ‘Support Scent’, Pedigree’s ‘K9FM’, Tourism Victoria’s ‘The Remote Control Tourist’, TripAdvisor’s ‘Hotel Cup’, Adidas Originals’ ‘Superstar’ and Go Gentle’s ‘Stop the Horror’ which succeeded in actually helping change the Euthanasia laws in Australia. Most recently he was responsible for the multi-award winning and publicly renowned Uber Eats’ ‘Aus Open Ambush’ and Tourism New Zealand's 'Good Morning World'.
Mike is a Creative Director with the Ogilvy South Africa Group for the past decade and has been lucky enough to work with the best of South African Advertising talent during this time.
During his time at Ogilvy South Africa, Mike created award winning integrated campaigns for some of the world’s most recognized brands like Volkswagen, KFC, AB InBev, Philips and Mondelez. These campaigns contributed to Ogilvy Johannesburg and Ogilvy Cape Town being recognised as the #2 and #3 agency of the decade for Cannes in the EMEA region. And to round off the decade, Mike was ranked in the top 3 Creative Directors in EMEA region.
Internationally, Mike worked with the Leo Burnett Group in Germany and the Czech Republic for four years. During this time, Leo Burnett Prague was recognised as the #1 creative agency both locally and in Middle & Eastern Europe from 2002 – 2004.
Mike has had the good fortune to win every award in the business multiple times, including Cannes, D&AD Pencils, Clios and One Show Pencils. A punk at heart, Mike is a firm believer of using creativity to question everything. If not in the agency, you’ll find him trail running under Table Mountain close to his neighbourhood of BoKaap, Cape Town.
Hirokazu was born in Hokkaido, Japan, in 1983. He joined a digital creative studio 1-10 Inc. in December 2011. In June 2014, he launch a digital-driven creative team "NOIMAN" with ADK. In November 2015, he joined the board of 1-10 Inc. In April 2019, he founded Volante Inc, a non-traditional creative agency. As a creative director, he has been planning and producing a wide range of brand communication that ignite people's behavior, including conceptualization, strategy development, communication design and execution development. He has worked on clients such as TOYOTA, DENSO, Bose, SHISEIDO and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Hirokazu has won awards, including 2 Gold Lotus and 2 Bronze Lotus at Adfest, Bronze Lions at Lions Health, Silver Spikes and 3 Bronze Spikes at Spikes Asia, Bronze at AD STARS, Silver at Event Marketing Awards, New York Festivals, London International Awards, and more. His work includes TOYOTA's global campaign "TOYOTA BARISTA", Bose's new product launch campaign "Everyday Life", SHISEIDO's new product launch event "WASO VEGETABLE MUSEUM" and more.
Kiko Mattoso is a Creative Director with 20 years of experience in the advertising industry. During this time, he has worked for big brands such as Tide, McDonald’s, Stella Artois, Burger King, Sony among others. Some of the work developed for those brands were awarded with all the major accolades in the industry, including a film Grand Prix in Cannes, as well as a D&AD Black Pencil.
Patrick Matzenbacher is a Copy Supervisor at Havas Life Metro, Chicago. Prior to this, he worked at several well-known advertising agencies, including Arnold Worldwide, FCB Chicago, DDB (Brazil), Ogilvy (Brazil) and JWThompson (Brazil).
Patrick has worked for clients such as Bud Light, Jack Daniels, Johnson & Johnson, Tramontina, Billboard, Kit Kat, Peugeot, MTV and Michelob ULTRA, for which he created a Super Bowl Spot in 2019. His work has won the most relevant ad industry awards: New York Festivals, Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Clio, ElOjo, LIA, amongst others.
Outside of work, Patrick is interested in horror movies, 60’s design and meditation.
Casey McIntyre is an Associate Creative Director at BUCK, Los Angeles. She has developed a strong background in design, motion graphics, and visual effects for the advertising and entertainment industry working for clients including Microsoft, Nike, Sony, and Deutsche.
Casey grew up in Perth, Australia, and received her Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design and Multimedia from Central TAFE. Her passion for design and film sent her east, and she established her career in Sydney working at the highly celebrated Resolution Design and Fin Design + Effects. There she collaborated with some of Australia’s top advertising agencies including Singleton Oglivy & Mather and Saatchi & Saatchi.
Eventually her career brought her to Los Angeles, and while she’s been here for 10 years, her Australian accent has remained mostly intact. When not working, Casey is practicing a plié, enjoying chai lattes, the California sunshine, and all things holistic.
Kiefer’s copywriting career first began in London, where he gained experience at some of the best agencies in the UK.
In 2015, he moved to Hong Kong and joined Wunderman Thompson. Over the years, he has worked on a plethora of brands and has managed to collect a handful of awards along the way.
Max McKeon’s career started in 2007 when he joined Publicis Mojo, Sydney, one of the most highly awarded Australian shops at the time. His folio caught the eye of ECD, Micah Walker, and he was hired as a copywriter where he would go on to work on brands like Boag's, Virgin Active, Toyota, Virgin Mobile, and Nestle amongst others.
In 2012, Max joined the country’s most respected independent agency, and consistent “Agency of the Year” winner, The Monkey’s. Working directly with ECDs Scott Nowell and Justin Drape, he was given the opportunity to grow as senior copywriter across clients such as Telstra, NRL, Intel, Ikea, TattsBet, Ice Break, and helped win multiple pitches for the agency, such as the coveted Meat and Livestock account.
In 2015, Max was hired as Associate Creative Director to Saatchi & Saatchi, New York, where he would team with ECD Paul Bichler to run the Proctor & Gamble Tide account. During this time, he worked on industry-wide recognised work, culminating in the globally awarded Tide Super Bowl “It’s a Tide Ad.” campaign and National Down Syndrome Society’s C21 Restaurant. Max’s work during this time helped elevate Saatchi & Saatchi to one of the most enviable North American agencies of 2018.
Since 2018, Max has worked as Creative Director at Colenso BBDO. Managing and working on accounts including DB Export, Monteith’s, Extra, Pedigree, Spark, Eta, leading to campaigns “I’m Drinking it for you”, “Take a Baby Step into Parenting”, and “That’s Why.”
Max’s work has been awarded by every major award show around the world with over 100 individual recognitions.
Gavin McLeod is Executive Creative Director of Ogilvy Sydney. He believes his job is to foster creative and collaborative cultures and has done so at some of the world’s most innovative creative agencies such as R/GA and AKQA. Prior to that he learnt his craft at M&C Saatchi and TBWA. He’s been fortunate to live, work and indulge his passion for surfing in Cape Town, Auckland, Sydney and San Francisco.
Gav has won over 250 industry awards for his work at creative festivals such as the Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show and Effies. It’s true that a lot of his awards are from shows that most people have probably never heard of, but there are just enough Gold Lions and D&AD Yellow pencils amongst the list to make it respectable. As a consequence, he has been invited to chair award panels at a number of shows and has been a somewhat awkward speaker at many industry events. He was once described by a journalist as ‘classy and charming’ when chairing an overseas award show. His Mum was much more impressed by this than all the award stuff.
Currently working at David Sao Paulo, Israel is an Art Director with multi-disciplined skills in design, craft and storytelling. He spent the past seven years working at AlmapBBDO, being part of the team that won the Agency of the Decade at Cannes Lions and Latin America Agency of the Decade in 2020, runner-up at Cannes in 2017 and Agency of the Year 2016. His work got recognition in several industry awards around the globe, including a D&AD Yellow Pencil, Cannes Silver Lion in film, Gold at Clube de Criacao and a few others on Clio Awards, One Show, LIA, Art Directors Club, New York Festival, El Ojo, FIAP, The Caples Awards, Wave Festival, El Sol and Ciclope Latino.
Laura has over 7 years of experience working in advertising agencies in Colombia and abroad, creating campaigns for both Latin and North American markets. Among her clients are Unilever, ABInBev, Coca Cola Company and Nestlé. She started her career in 2013 as a copywriter in independent agencies. Three years later she moved to Ogilvy & Mather Colombia, and two years after that she went to McCann Bolivia to become Creative Director. Right now, she’s a senior copywriter in MullenLowe SSP3 Bogotá. Laura is also responsible for the multi-awarded campaign #ITSNOTMYPERIOD for Kotex Canada and ABInBev’s She Speaks campaign, where they use Tik Tok to empower little girls in Latin America. Her work has been recognized in several festivals such as EFFIE North America and el Ojo de Iberoamérica. She’s also capable of eating a whole box of pizza and has two side projects on Instagram about writing and drawing, that you can check out here: @foto_escritos and @dibujosdebolsillo
As far as he knows, Ant is the only Bangladeshi-Cockney creative leader on the planet. But he would dearly love to be proved wrong on this. In 2019, he co-founded the independent creative agency Coffee Cocoa Gunpowder. Prior to Cocogun, he held creative leadership roles at world-class agencies on both hemispheres.
Ant has created breakthrough work, led teams, built cultures and won almost every advertising award there is to win, including Cannes Lions, Spikes, One Show, AWARD and D&AD Pencils. Career highlights include the life-saving adult film Game of Balls, powerful work for Australian Defence Force recruitment and a decade of highly effective anti-smoking campaigns for Quit UK.
A passionate champion for diversity, Ant hosts Brown Riot podcast, celebrating diverse creative and business leaders.
Colombian. Currently Chief Creative Officer at d4 McCann Guatemala, he has lived and worked in Colombia, Costa Rica, Perú and Guatemala for more than 60 local and international brands.
He has won 115 awards at Cannes Lions, One Show, New York Festival, Ojo de Iberoamérica, Fiap and San Sebastián among others.
Coffee, bourbon and cinema lover.
Görkem Yeğin Mert is an award-winning hybrid creative currently serving as Creative Strategist with a focus on interactivity at Facebook Creative Shop. She started her career as a copywriter and became a creative group head when she was 26. Before joining Facebook, she worked for Rafineri, Tribal Worldwide, 41?29!, Grey Istanbul and finally as a Creative Director for 4129Grey. Along her 15 years of advertising career, she worked for unlocking the potential of creatives and brands to build creative and effective work on digital. Now in Creative Shop, she has parlayed her passion for creative technology and platform hacking into building impactful work on Facebook platforms. She passionately worked for NGOs like Amnesty International, UN Women and causes like education, women, freedom of speech, cyberbullying. Her work won more than 70 national and international awards including Gold Cannes Lion.
Co-founder of Showpony and Group Creative Director, Australia, Parris is an award-winning creative, ideator and changer of behaviour.
With a broad repertoire, Parris has extensive experience across alcoholic beverages, automotive, tourism, higher education and health, and has worked with iconic national and international brands including Budweiser and Bridgestone.
Determined to find the human truth behind every idea, Parris has a passion for finding the best ways to connect, engage and resonate with people, especially in the public sector. Most recently he has played a leading role in developing critical COVID-19 response campaigns for multiple branches of government.
Parris’s work has been awarded for creativity and effectiveness at major advertising shows including Cannes Lions, London International, NY Festivals, Effies and has featured in Lüzer’s Archive and Best Ads.
Janis Middleton, EVP, Executive Director of Multicultural and Inclusion Strategy
Janis has years of experience in the content and media space and has led various clients, such as The Home Depot, Buffalo Wild Wings, SunTrust (now Truist), Hanes, American Standard, Aaron’s, and Krystal to success. Her background has made her extremely knowledgeable in developing and implementing people-focused strategies, which ultimately led to her current role in leading the agency’s diversity and inclusion efforts. As an Atlanta native and graduate of Clark Atlanta University, Janis has always had a passion for building and cultivating environments that provide equal opportunities for all people to thrive. Not only does she have tremendous influence inside the walls of 22squared and Trade School, but she’s also paving the way for her community by serving on the Board of Directors for Breakthrough Atlanta and as a leading member of Advertising for Change.
amie began his advertising career in Johannesburg. He returned to his childhood roots by moving back to the UK, where he is currently at m:united/McCann London. Since leading the dedicated Microsoft unit, with his creative partner Sanjiv Mistry, he has won a Cannes Grand Prix and 30 Cannes Lions in three years.
To launch the Tomb Raider videogame, his “Survival Billboard” idea turned a standard billboard into a piece of branded entertainment, with an average dwell time of eight minutes.
To help boost sales of Xbox Design Lab controllers, he created “The Fanchise Model”, an eCommerce idea that changed purchase behaviour, growing sales by 350%.
He has twice been ranked in the top ten creative directors at Cannes. He has won awards at major international shows, highlights being a Cannes Grand Prix, 13 Cannes gold Lions, One Show Best in Discipline, Grand Prize at New York Festivals, Grand Prix at LIA, D&AD yellow pencil, Clio golds, Andy, and Webbys.
Born and bred in Rome, Italy, I am currently working as Associate Creative Director at FCB Health, New York.
Prior, I was a Sr Copywriter at Impact BBDO Dubai, where my work was recognized across many international festivals, including Cannes Lions, One Show, D&AD and Clio.
In Dubai, also, I was part of the team who won the first ever Cannes Lions Grand Prix for the MENA region.
Dr. Mir Damoon Mir is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of the Iran-based, multi-award-winning advertising agency, Zigma8. For almost a decade, he and his team at Zigma8 agency have been providing world-class communications solutions to national and international clients.
Dr. Mir Damoon Mir is widely known across the Middle East for his impressive results achieved during his 20-years of experience as a brand strategist and consultant for many international enterprises and brands. Major players such as Samsung, Panasonic, Master Card, and more have benefitted from his creative foresight and strategic expertise. This expertise is just one of the reasons why he is often requested to give interviews and commentary in publications and conferences.
To help keep him integrated with the industry, Dr. Damoon enjoys long-standing membership with the Art Directors Club (New York), D&AD (London), AIGA (New York), SEGD (Washington), AMA (Chicago), EMAC (Brussels), PRCA (London), & IGDA (Iran).
To date, he has been the juror at the New York Festival Advertising Awards (2019, 2020, and 2021), WARC Prize for MENA Strategy (2021), Effie Awards Advertising Festival (2019), SeeHer Lens Award (2021), PAS Awards Advertising Festival (2018), Asian Leaders Awards (2020 and 2021), ACEF Global Customer Engagement Forum and Awards (2020 and 2021), and the Content Marketing and Creators Awards (2021).
I believe in ideas that changes behaviors and I believe in people with curiosity, in my 10 years of experience I’ve learned a few things about this job: the importance of a good communication with your team, a humble attitude goes a long way and advertising isn’t everything in life. I started as a copywriter intern and I’ve work in small agencies with big clients and in big agencies with small clients; and I’ve learned a lot from each one of them. Now I work with one of the most beloved brands in Colombia as a Creative Director in a taylor made agency: Leo Burnett Open Hub.
Catching the spirit of the time and transforming it into an emotional response... This drives my enthusiasm to realize beautiful digital experiences that inspire people.
Despite a scientific background, I was meant to challenge my imagination and satisfy my constant thirst to explore and create. A conviction which led me from Paris to London and now Berlin, and which allows me to keep moving forward and light up my quotidian! After a short career as a Mechanical Engineer in Paris, I began my Advertising career in Berlin at Scholz and Friends followed with BBDO bringing my communication skills to a new level of achievement winning numerous awards. After almost a decade in Berlin bringing the French flair, I am now Creative Director at la red and disrupt the Digital Communication to surprise and always capture people’s mind and feelings.
Renan Molin is a Brazilian art director passionate about art direction, craft, and design. He's currently working as Group Creative Director / Head of Art at Grey New York.
Molin spent the last 3 years and a half at ALMAP BBDO, working for clients like Havaianas, HP, Getty Images, VISA, C&A, among others.
His work received recognitions such as Cannes Lions, LIA, Fiap, El Ojo, among others.
After studying art and graphic design in Paris, Léna Monceau started her carrer in 2012 at Publicis Conseil, Paris.
There, she won her first international awards and worked for Renaud, RATP, SHTIL…
In 2015, she started to work as a team with Julia Deshayes at FRED & FARID Paris where they build their experience and worked for Audi, Société Générale, Schweppes, Pulco, Lesieur…
Two years after she pursued her career with Julia at TBWA Paris under the supervisation of Benjamin Marchal and Faustin Claverie.
In 2017, she won a Yellow Pencil at D&AD and 3 Cannes Lions, including a gold for their film for Burns and Smiles.
Since then they’ve been working on McDonald’s, Systeme U (a French retailer’s cooperative), Michelin, SNCF (the French railway company) and more/
In 8 years of career, she won multiple awards including D&AD, Cannes Lions, Eurobest, New York Festival…
Mondragón is a Senior Copywriter at Dieste Inc, Dallas. He is originally from Colombia and was recognized top 1 copywriter in Colombia by the One Club ranking 2017 and among the global top 50 Most-Awarded Copywriters in 2016 by Direct New Ideas.
Since starting his career, he has been behind several award-winning projects such as the Second Chances initiative (2019-2020), for Donate Life California, and The BulletPen Project (2016- 2017), created for the signing of a peace treaty that aimed to end 52 years of war in Colombia. His work has won a variety of awards from Cannes Lions, One Show, Clio, LIA, New York Festivals, Arts Director Club, Radio Mercury Awards, Effies, Ad Stars, and Young Lions, among others.
Ivan Montebello is a Brazilian Art Director living and working in europe. He worked in big advertising groups such as BBH, Publicis and Havas. His work was recognized by some of the most important national and international advertising festivals. At the moment he is working in Publicis Milan as Senior Art Director with Heineken´s account. As an Art Director his work is highly focused on craft and creativity.
She has several international awards in indie festivals such as WINA FEST and FEPI (Argentina), as well as the FICE (Mexico), was chosen in the prestigious Design Biennial "Ecuador Poster Biennial", also has several publications in the renowned magazine of Art Direction LÜRZER'S ARCHIVE and was selected within the Special “200 Best Illustrators worldwide 2016 / 2017” and “200 Best Packaging design worldwide 2017 / 2018”.
She won Gold and six finalists at Browery Awards at New York Festivals in magazine and press categories.
In 2016 Cindy directed the first national campaign for the country brand Esencial Costa Rica.
The most recent award was on December 2020, on EPICA AWARDS in print category where she won bronze.
Cindy loves to direct international projects and learn from every country she works with.
“I really loves everything that came into my body and bring inspiration, peace and positive energy. Spending a whole day at the beach, with my body full of sand, swimming in fresh water, training CrossFit 30 minutes and getting exhausted are activities that I really enjoy.
I’m a relaxed reader, I love Ernesto Sábato and José Saramago. I’m a succulent collector and a mom of two “fully energy” kids.
I think that to find inspiration and use it in a positive way we must have our mind in peace and be able to control and direct it to the right place, avoiding the distractions of the routine”.
Yulia is a Senior Art Director and photographer based in Hamburg.
After finishing high school with an art major in the south of Germany she graduated in communication design at the Institute of Design in Berlin.
The Russian native, born in Moscow, has worked in several agencies for international clients such as Mercedes Benz, AXE, Ben & Jerry’s and Campari.
Besides working in advertising, she enjoys supporting local ventures with her photography and production skills and realizing her own projects such as a communication concept on immigration in Germany.
Doug Murray is a Creative Director at 360i in New York City. For the past 6 years at 360i, Doug has worked with Andrew Hunter, Creative Director 360i. Since working together, Doug and Andrew have created the most ambitious Alexa voice game to date (Westworld: The Maze), an IGTV travel show staring New Orleans’ all female biker gang (Unexpected Tour Guides with the Caramel Curves), and reimagined 18 original Game of Thrones props as museum-quality, user-generated art (Create #ForTheThrone).
They create work that makes headlines. Their work has been featured in top tier publications like The New York Times, Wired, Fast Company, Essence, Mashable, PSFK, among others. They have also been awarded by The One Show, Cannes Lions, D&AD, Clios, London International Awards, Lürzer’s Grand Slam, and the WARC 100.
Doug previously worked as an Art Director for 360i and held positions at Forsman & Bodenfors (previously KBS) and Partners & Spade.
Additionally, both Andrew and Doug were named to Adweek’s 2019 Creative 100 list and U2 front man Bono once stopped a concert to read one of their print ads on stage.
With more than 9 years of working between BBDO Pakistan and Impact BBDO Jeddah. Ahmed Mustafa has contributed immensely towards the advertising industry in both countries. Currently, as a Creative Director at the most awarded agency in Pakistan, Ahmed has worked on numerous brands for both international and local markets. He heads the PepsiCo design portfolio for Pakistan, and has been instrumental in making the country the largest market for 7Up in the world. Ahmed has won close to 100 International advertising awards for his work, including Cannes Lions, Clios, D&AD, London International Awards, Spikes Asia, Ad Stars, Dubai Lynx, Loeries, MENA Cristals and Tambuli Awards. His design work has ensured BBDO Pakistan being named amongst the Top 4 agencies in Asia according to the Cannes Lions Global Creativity Report 2019.
His most recognised work, The World’s first Billbed, won Pakistan its first ever Cannes Lion for a commercial brand. Ahmed focuses on purposeful work, and some of his other campaigns that worked towards the betterment of society include: Bridal Uniform, Stop Dowrymongering, Truck Art Childfinder, all highly awarded campaigns around the world.
Ahmed Mustafa has been on the design jury for AdStars (2019), where he was also a Young Stars Mentor, and Mobius Awards (2018). After owning 100+ pairs of shoes in search for something different and something new, Ahmed Mustafa decided its time he took the matter in his own “feet”. He strongly believed that shoes are a reflection of a person's personality, hence every shoe had to tell it’s own story. In his free time he passionately started painting shoes and a small business by the name of “shoeshtory” was born. An advertiser and designer by day, a shoe creator by night!
Born in Ferrara, Italy, in 1981. I studied Communication sciences in Bologna, and later on got a Master’s degree in Marketing and Communications. In my previous life, I worked on some European and government-funded projects aimed at supporting creative and tech-based startups, as a Communications and Project Manager. In 2012, I moved to Hamburg to study Copywriting for advertising at Miami Ad School, and then worked in advertising in London for a few years, in agencies such as McCann, R/GA, Karmarama, iris Worldwide. In 2015 I co-founded International Creatives London, a non-profit community that supports foreign creatives living in London, now counting more than 2000 members.
Cristiano is Creative Director and Head of Content at Ogilvy Milan. Since 2003 he has grown his skills and communication expertise in advertising agencies, production companies and tv networks, writing contents for different touchpoints: tv and online format, web series, commercials, short movies, documentaries, music videos. Cristiano is the first Italian creative to win an international award in a branded content category. In his career he has won over 50 adv awards (NY Festivals, Epica, The One Show, Eurobest, Art Director Club Europe, Art Director Club Italy).
José Neto is a Brazilian Creative Director, currently working at Lew’Lara\TBWA.
He has nearly 20 years of experience in advertising, and over his career he has worked for great brands like Nissan, Gatorade, Netflix, Goodyear, Honda, LG, Danone, BIC and others.
Neto’s work has been awarded at major local and international festivals around the world including Cannes Lions (where he's collected 12 Lions), NY Festivals, One Show, Clio, Epica, Fiap, Effie and El Ojo.
Ale is a Strategist who started her career wanting to be a creative. She discovered that a great strategy is what sparks creativity, so she made this her main goal. In her almost 10 years of experience, she has worked at FCB, McCann and now at The Community NY, fulfilling different roles in Brand, Creative and Digital Strategy.
This has given her the chance to work for different global brands such as: The Coca-Cola Company, Verizon, Sab Miller, Nestle, L’oreal, among others; and different categories that include Beauty, Self-Care, Telecommunications, CPG, Airlines, Retail and Healthcare. Working with so many different brands, together with her passion for creativity, has given her the opportunity to win awards in important festivals such as: Cannes Lions, Effies, Webbys, One Show, London Festival, New York Festival, Lia, Clio, and more. Ale believes the greatest quality a planner can have is “curiosity”, and that this is the key to finding insights in the most unexpected places.
Born in Korea, raised in Malaysia & Singapore, studied Graphic Design in the US.
Youji started her advertising career in Singapore and with over 15 years of experience in the field she currently leads the creative team at Media Arts Lab Seoul dedicated to apple and only apple.
Most recent works include the origination of 2020 global campaign “Shot and Edited on iPhone”, Korea exclusive spots “AirPods - cases”, “Behind the Mac - K-Music Videos” and “Easy as iPad” extension.
I'm Eduardo Nosé, a creative art director currently working at AKQA São Paulo. Over 12 years in the business, I've had the opportunity to create for global brands, such as Netflix, Volvo, Pepsi, Visa, and more. Also, I had the honor of having my work recognized at some of the most creativity festivals like Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, and London International Awards.
Firm believer that nobody reads these things but if you do here is a reward:
A fortune teller told me that, in 12 years' time, I'd suffer terrible heartbreak.
So, to cheer myself up, I bought a puppy.
If you really, really want to know... Creative Director during work hours and overtime and (by witness accounts) funny to be around during off time. Red Dot, Effie, Cresta, Lurzer, Digiday, Directory...
Former dog owner.
A veteran creative leader in both consumer and HCP, PM360 recently named Mike as one of “100 Most Elite People in the Industry” (1 of only 2 creative directors). Mike bring infectious enthusiasm to every brand he touches and has a long history of turning that energy into breakthrough creative.
Mike has led creative teams at top-tier agencies such as Harrison and Star and CDM, but also spent five years building a creative department from scratch at a small start-up in Philadelphia.
Mike has just recently joined McCann Health New Jersey, taking the role of SVP, Creative Director.
On a personal note, Mike is an avid baseball fan, and creates an annual guide to MLB stadiums with his son (BaseballStadiumGuide.com). You can also read Mike’s adventures in fatherhood at his popular blog: NuckolBall.com.
Jack is a Creative Partner at DDB Sydney and National Co-Head of the Australian advertising industry's most acclaimed creative thinking course: AWARD School. He is a strong believer in ideas that live outside of paid media, striving to create campaigns that make the news and newsfeeds alike. His work has been awarded at Cannes, D&AD, SXSW and beyond.
Developing creative ideas in Buenos Aires for brands like Coca-Cola, Burger King, Staples, and Netflix brought this third world Global Copywriter to the developed world. Now in Berlin, he creates ideas for German Rail, Lidl, Milka, IBM, Huawei and other brands he can’t even pronounce. After 13 years in top level agencies, working for nearly every market, achieving awards in Cannes, One Show, NY Festivals, and some success in global pitches, his favorite meal is still butter biscuits & chocolate milk.
Mary joined BBDO in 2016, but before that she started her career as an art director in New York, at Walrus and KBS. Before that, she chose her career…in 5th grade. Yep, she’s one of those people. 12 years later, she has crafted ideas for brands like BMW, Norwegian Cruise Line, The Ad Council, and Vanguard. Through it all Mary has developed a knack for switching gears and finding a fresh angle, and that’s still her favorite thing to do, no matter the project. She also runs the creative internship program at BBDO Atlanta, and while state laws won’t permit the hiring of 5th Graders, she warmly welcomes contact from students.
During his 13 years experience in advertising, A.K.A Mimo, has already won 320 awards, including several New York Festivals, One Show, D&AD, Clio, LIA and 21 Cannes Lions in different categories such as Press, Media, Innovation, Promo, Health, Direct, Activations, Radio, Outdoor, Design and Cyber, this last one being the first Cannes Lions award at digital for Colombia. Also, he has won twice the New York Festival First Prize awarded by the ONU, has the first Grand Prix in radio in the Ojo de Iberoamérica for Colombia, won a Grand Prix in New York Festivals, he won the first pencil at One Show for Leo Burnett Colombia, has the first gold for Colombia in E-Commerce at Cannes Lions, won the Santo Grial at Latin Spots in 2016 and one of his campaigns was named as one of the five most innovative of the world by Clio Awards 2016 and currently is one of the most awarded creatives in Colombia and México.
Award-winning Creative Director at AKQA London, Paul leads multi-disciplinary teams across some of the world’s most respected and recognisable luxury brands and is responsible for the creative strategy, art direction, design output and continuing progress.
Paul’s 15-year career spans both print and digital encompassing Creative Direction, Art Direction, UX and UI design and Print Design. In 2017 he led the art direction for the year-long programme of BAFTA Award Ceremonies, and in 2018 Paul was part of the team that created the Queens Commonwealth Trust brand – leading on the print design for the publicity material.
Since joining AKQA in 2013, his work in digital platform design, customer journey experience and continued creative leadership has led AKQA from winning to growing a 7 year partnership with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, taking the brand on an award-winning digital transformation journey with no sign of slowing.
Paul is a D&AD New Blood mentor, a founding mentor and member of The Dots and is regularly invited to lead portfolio masterclasses. He is an invited guest lecturer of LCC (London College of Communication) and has been a Future Lions judge in partnership with Cannes International Festival of Creativity for a number of years.
Throughout his career Paul has received numerous international awards and recognition thanks to his meticulous attention to detail and unflinching necessity to delve deep into a client relationship reaching the heart of a brand. His accolades include people’s choice recognition, numerous FWA’s for his work in web, social and digital marketing, Honours at The Drum awards and wins with Creative Pool.
Seyi is a brutal conceptual thinker, driven by simplicity. His career spans from Banking, FMCG and now Advertising. He’s won several local awards and has been published on a multitude of International platforms; as a Research Academic on Corporate Identity, and also as an Advertising Creative Copywriter/Director. He spends a significant amount of time mentoring other creatives and teaching in various schools of Advertising. Despite being a Copywriter, Seyi is also dynamic enough to be called an in-traffic illustrator/animator. Seyi, presently leads a team of extraordinary creatives at DDB Lagos, crafting strategic campaigns for the FinTech, Aviation and FMCG sectors.
With over 15+ years in advertising, Holger has worked in great agencies around the globe including BBDO, DDB, Grabarz & Partner, Jung von Matt, and Red Bull Creative. He has led creative work on big brands such as Volkswagen, McDonald’s, Red Bull, Mercedes-Benz and many more. His approach to making communication relevant by creating added value for people and brands has won numerous awards and inspires clients, teams and audiences alike.
Rodrigo Pafume, a publicist, art director, singer, and multi-instrumentalist musician, started his journey in the ad industry when his father, Carlos Pafume (also publicist), took him to work during the school holidays. Rodrigo has worked for international brands such as Adidas, Danone, Oracle, Hyundai, Dia Supermercado, TIM, and others. With an Advertising & Propaganda degree and over 15 years of experience, he went through some of the most recognized agencies in São Paulo, including MRM and Grupo Havas. He's currently working as an Art Director at REF+, one of the five largest independent agencies in Brazil.
Denisa is a senior Art Director at the agency Effectivity POWERED BY PUBLICIS.
She has been in advertising bussines for over 15 years. During her career, she has also worked at Made by Vaculik and MUW Saatchi & Saatchi. The campaign “We understand unhearing people” for Slovak Telekom, belongs to her most beloved and also awarded works.
Among others, she is currently working for Ekotopfilm client whose campaigns have been awarded at both the national and international advertising festivals, such as New York Festival, Golden Drum and Epica.
Professional in marketing and advertising, with more than 20 years of experience in ATL, BTL and Shopper Marketing in different agencies such as Mullen Lowe, Publicis, Ogilvy & Mather, Geometry Global in Colombia and Geometry Global Ecuador. I am currently a founding partner of Bombai and Fantastica Ecuador where I perform my duties as CEO. In my career I have worked for brands such as Coca-Cola, Nestle, ABI, P&G, Renault, Mastercard among others where I have achieved recognition in Effies, Cannes, Ojo de Iberoamerica and El Dorado Colombia.
My name is Alvaro Palma, 30, I’m from Granada, Spain.
Currently I work as Indepentent Creative Director as-well as creative mentor at Miami Ad School.
Previosuly, I worked as Creative Director in agencies such as David The Agency Madrid, and as creative at agen-cies such like El Ruso the Rocky, Lola Mullen Lowe or Publicis Spain.
My work has been recognize in major industry festivals such like Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Andy Awards, El Ojo de Iberoamérica or Club de Creativos, among other, for brands like Twitter, Burger King, Cornetto, Turkish Airlines or J&B.
In 2017 I created one the most awarded Spanish campaign of all the times: Scary Clown Night, for Burger King. In 2020 I also had the honor to be lead the team that made the first Super Bowl campaing for a Spanish Agency.
Here is a little bit of my work.
Nikhil is a Creative Director with BBH Singapore. Born and bred in Bombay, he has lead teams across India and South-east Asia to create famous work that has, more often than not, become part of pop culture. Work that has been lauded by every respectable award show in the world. Winning him over 75 shiny metals including golds at Cannes, One Show, WEBBYs, The ANDY’s, D&AD, Clios, LIAs, NYF, Spikes, and a Grand Prix at Adfest.
In 2015, Ad-Age claimed he was one of the top 10 copywriters in the world. How they arrived at that piece of factual information is still questionable. In 2018, he was the Head of Jury at the CCA Gongs, Singapore and an Associate Judge at the WEBBYs. In his free time, he encourages bright minds at La Salle College of the Arts to join our industry. Off late, he's been applying his specialised skills to convince his 4-yr old son to eat more greens. So far, it isn't working.
I’m a Graphic Designer from Mexico currently working as a Sr. Digital Art Director at Cheil Dubai.
For the past 10 years I have been busy creating and developing experiences for different brands on a wide range of projects. From the projection mapping of historical buildings, developing digital experiential journeys, to conceptualize and execute digital and social media campaigns for clients like New Balance, Volkswagen, Nespresso & Samsung.
When I’m not in the digital world, you’ll see me travelling, enjoying a good cup of coffee, or less adventurously slumped on my comfy couch watching Netflix.
Hello, I'm Martina from Croatia. I started as a Copywriter and 22 years and 5 agencies later, I'm a Creative Director in BBDO Zagreb. Beautiful city, by the way, you should definitely visit - before heading off to our magnificent coast with more than thousand islands. My background is in Marketing & Communications which I find useful for lively discussions with Accounts, Planners and sometimes even Clients. Never gets boring. I can hardly remember all the projects I've worked on, as there were so many. Some of them were awarded at local and regional festivals: a moment of pleasure after chasing deadlines. But I think my colleagues would agree that nothing beats the excitement of finally finding that idea you've been searching for days or even weeks.
I'm looking forward to be the part of NYF Jury this year and I'm excited to see fresh ideas from all over the world.
Ashley Pawlak is an art director living in Brooklyn, NY. She has been working as a designer, illustrator, and art director in the music industry for over 6 years. In her current position, Ashley is responsible for the overall creative aspects of a musical artist’s campaigns, working closely with the artists and the creative team at Universal Music Group to develop visual concepts. Ashley executes a wide range of creative work for digital and printed media including the design of logos, album packaging, and social media content, in addition to the commission of photography for her artists.
Portuguese Creative Director, João has over ten years experience in art direction, creating global and local work across all media. Over the course of his career he has worked across three countries and all agency sizes; from network agencies like Ogilvy to independents like Jung von Matt.
He began his career at FBC in his hometown of Lisbon where he was awarded Gold at the Eurobest Young Creatives competition. After moving to Berlin in 2012, he racked up experience on brands such as Adidas, MINI, Mercedes-Benz, Amazon and Amnesty International. His work has been rewarded in the big national and international advertising festivals from New York Festivals to D&AD.
On top of this, João teaches at Miami Ad School, helping form the next generation of creatives. He is a member of the Art Directors Club für Deutschland and a regular Jury at the club's festival.
He is currently a Creative Director at Jung von Matt/Spree, in Berlin.
I´m an Ecuadorian senior copywriter and content creator working at McCann Quito as a Content Studio Director.
At the beginning of my professional life, I tried to pursue a career in journalism, but things happened and advertising cross my pad. Now, I have 8 years of experience working and learning from amazing brands like Nike, Renault, Diners Club, Discover, Nestlé and many more.
Prior to McCann, I was part of Mullenlowe Delta, but most of my career I have worked in independent agencies such as AWA and Teran E Morillo.
Anna Pfeffer is an Associate Creative Director at Hawkeye NYC where she leads the Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. healthcare advertising team. She is also the local leader of the Women in Leadership program. From reading billboards on childhood road trips and attending the Miami Ad School, Anna has loved advertising, all forms of it, for what seems like forever. Anna also enjoys traveling to sunny places to be inspired to write her next travel blog entry.
Sandy is a German art director based in Switzerland. In 2007 she started her career in Düsseldorf, where she developed her graphic design and art direction skills. Four years later she moved to Hamburg and afterwards to Zurich, where she worked in different national and international advertising agencies. She served as a juror at the Fantoche International Festival, ADC Switzerland and the ADC of Europe. As a youngster, she successfully graduated from Ad School of Switzerland, won the Young Lion Switzerland competition and entered the Creative Challenge from ADC of Europe. In 2018 she also attended the Young Lions Academy in Cannes.
Currently, she is working at Publicis Zurich.
Notable clients from 13 years of experience: IKEA, Ricola, THOMY, V-ZUG, Jeep, ŠKODA, AXA, UBS, Schwarzkopf and Heineken.
I'm not a marketer, I'm not an advertiser, I'm not a troll, I'm not a copywriter and I'm not a digital entrepreneur. I have always worked on the web and the web has always been unlabable. I am known as the Taffo's Social Media Manager. Taffo: the most irriverent of the italian funeral agencies. Today I work on the digital communication of many Italian companies and international NGOs. I often give lectures and speeches in different sector events and Italian universities.
Fernando is an award-winning multicultural creative director. Born and raised in Argentina, his career has spanned agencies like Craverolanis Euro RSCG in Buenos Aires, Vidal Partnership NY, Casanova//McCann and Saatchi & Saatchi.
He has produced work for leading brands such as Mastercard, Coca-Cola, Wendy’s, Heineken, Diageo, Nissan, Johnny Walker, Nestle, California Lottery, UNICEF, Geico, Corona, eBay, General Mills, and Chevy.
His work intersects creativity and technology, which translates into culturally relevant ideas with successful business results.
Fernando’s work has been awarded in Cannes Lions, Clio, One Show, D&AD, London International Awards, NY Festivals, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Adage, The Andy, ADSTARS in Asia, FIAP, Radio Mercury Awards and Addy’s among others.
He has served as a jury on many international awards shows and was ranked #5 on the One Club’s 2020 Global Ranking for Creative Directors.
16 years ago, Megan began her career planning hospitality programs for Fortune 500 companies. After just two years in the business, Megan became partner at Elite Entertainment / EVANA Group where she was a key member of the innovation team that launched the Ticketmaster Platinum Seats platform, maximizing ticket sales for touring artists across the U.S.
In 2014 Megan began working for Creative Artist Agency where she conceptualized and sold once-in-a-lifetime experiences across key divisions of the company. In 2018, she was recruited to build a new division of WME | IMG, Endeavor Experiences. There, she specialized in leveraging the Company's assets to reconceive all B2B, B2C, and D2C strategies.
Megan is now Vice President of Business Development & Partnerships at Superfly, creating experiences and content that reshape how the world plays and connects. As a creative problem solver and expert in business development and client management, Megan thrives in creative cultures and delivers award winning work. She possesses a deep expertise across experiential and entertainment landscapes within B2B and B2C. She works hard to play harder, and leads by example always lifting up those around her.
Bartira Pontes is a digital media professional, since 1998 working in the digital space in Education and Advertising companies. Her experience is built both on buying and selling media on the internet, as well as on planning social media presence for brands. Worked as digital media planner for Unilever, J&J, BIC, HTC, Brazil´s Health Ministry, National Lottery and Brazil's government bank CAIXA. Four years ago, Bartira founded BRP Mídia, a digital media house focused on education, strategy and management of paid media and social media. She believes that advertising needs to bring value and differentiation through smart branded content, so that businesses can be part of conversations that really matter to humans.
Nikolina is creative director, eternally in love with calligraphy and illustration. She has built her career in some of the biggest networks like Ogilvy, Saatchi&Saatchi, Grey, Leo Burnett. Nikolina is as well a lecturer at Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy. She has been exposed to diverse cultures throughout her career – from China, Italy, Slovakia, to Ethiopia and then from the Horn of Africa to Qatar. Regularly recognized for her work, with accolades from several awards shows. She is also part of jury panels at numerous festivals, such as Ad Stars Korea, White Square, LIAF, Webby.
Vitor Prado is an art director at Ogilvy Brasil, with almost 15 years of advertising experience, working for Johnson’s, Heineken Group, Peugeot, Reckitt Benckiser, Panasonic, Itaú and other brands.
Works recognized in the most important national and international festivals in recent years such as Cannes Lions, D&AD, Clio Awards, NY Festivals, etc.
Sebastian is co-founder and partner of Morgenstern, an independent ad agency in Oslo, Norway. Here he works as a copywriter and teaches his colleagues proper use of the coffe maker. He has more than ten years experience in advertising and believes creativity counteracts indifference.
Dora Pruzincova started her advertising career as a Copywriter. A decade later, she is now the Chief Creative Officer at DDB Prague. Her work has been awarded at various local and international festivals, including 14 Cannes Lions. As one of the youngest and most awarded creative leaders in Czechia, she appeared on the 30 Under 30 Forbes list. She still finds writing about herself in third person a bit strange, but she enjoys being on advertising juries, so she’s gradually getting used to it.
I am Andrew Pullen a Senior Art Director from Cape Town South Africa. For the Last 13 years I have worked at top South African agencies - Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town, J. Walter Thompson, King James Group and currently I am at VMLY&R Cape Town. My core attributes lie as an Art Director with ability and passion in motion design, content creation and creative tech / digital problem-solving. I have worked on a range of international and local brands, from automotive to beer & alcohol, insurance & tourism and more recently on food and cosmetics. I make music at home and with my buddies across two bands, enjoy a good chilled ride on a long skateboard, love a snowboard more, love a pint, a braai and the bush, especially the wilderness and Africa's game reserves. Married with two dogs, two cats. Adopt don’t shop. I Love the Oxford comma, Most Music, Design, Animation, Editing & Camera, Board Riding, Motor Racing, and Rugby.
After graduating in the States, Marco Pupella, studied Art and Communication at the New Accademy of Fine Arts in Milan, occasionally going back to New York to further his studies.
His career in advertising began in 1988 as Art Director in JWT, he then went to Leo Burnett and DDB where, in 1998 he was promoted to Creative Director and transferred to Germany at the headquarters of Henkel and Volkswagen.
While in Germany, he becomes Executive Creative Director in BBDO before returning to Italy in 2004 in Saatchi&Saatchi as Regional Creative Director, leading the International Hub EMEA of Oral Care of Procter&Gamble and as Global Creative Director for Japan Tobacco International for the whole Camel brand.
Managing the International Hub while at Saatchi led to managing communication at 360°, coordinating and supervising also all the tasks of Digital and of In-store, especially in a delicate field as is that of the cigarettes, which led to thinking in terms of new and alternative communication media.
In 2001 Marco became independent, continuing his relationship as Creative Director freelancing with some of the major Advertising Agencies in Italy, France and United States as well as Consulting directly with several Clients. The same year he became Professor at the New Accademy of Fine Arts in Milan.
With the new year, Marco has joined MSC Cruises and Cargo as Executive Creative Director of the in-house agency MSC Mediagrafica.
Throughout his career, Marco has worked on important campaigns for Ariel, Audi, Camel, Campari, Coca-Cola, Fiat, Henkel, Kellogg’s, Kodak, Kraft, m&m’s, Mido, Patrizia Pepe, P&G, Pepsi, Philip Morris, Reebok, Sony, Volkswagen, Wrigley’s…
Marco has been given awards a number of times, both nationally and internationally. Among these: “best of show” at Moebius Award with Campari. New York Festival, Clio, FAB Awards with Pepsi. Moebius, Epica, FAB Awards, Econ Award, ADC, New York Festival, Eurobest, Catch 52, Cresta, London International Advertising Awards, with M&M’s. Clio, ADC, Ad Age, DDB Pinnacles, Golden Award, with Audi…
Born and raised in Venezuela. I’m a fully bilingual creative writer, with a global perspective and an insatiable curiosity, currently living in Los Angeles. For the last 20 years I have worked across the world, for global and local brands. I love to immerse and learn as much as I can about different cultures and brands, to develop ideas with a purpose. I'm fortunate to say my work has earned recognition at FIAP, Cannes, London Festival, San Sebastian, NYF and Effie, among others. Currently I’m a Creative Director at 72andSunny working on Tillamook and the NFL.
Eduardo Quadra is an enthusiastic thinker and an art-based creative. Over the years, he created and led campaigns that have become part of the culture through storytelling, PR, social and technology. Campaigns that made him proud and honored to be awarded in every major show including 5 nominations for the Emmy with the E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial sequel short film "A Holiday Reunion" for Comcast. With over 218 million views globally the E.T. sequel became part of the culture once again, transforming the brand conversation entirely.
In collaboration with strategists, designers and technologists Eduardo created relevant stories for brands that have been awarded and nominated for the Emmy Awards, Cannes, New York Festivals, ADC, D&AD, One Show, Clio, AICP, The Webby, helping transform brands in Automotive, Tech, Sport, Entertainment, Mobile, and Non-profit Organization including Adobe, Audi, Beats by Dre, BMW, Comcast, Google, Land Rover, Love Has No Labels/Ad Council, Microsoft, NFL, Nike, Pepsi, Samsung, among others.
In addition, he has served the industry lecturing and teaching at SVA School Visual Arts NYC as well as helping judge Awards shows.
Lilia is a Brazilian Designer & Art Director currently working at Jones Knowles Ritchie in London. She believes in the power of great stories and has a passion for anything creative. With over 8 years of experience, she has worked across three countries with brands such as Burger King, Pepsico, Kraft Heinz, Havaianas and Volkswagen. Previously at AlmapBBDO, mcgarrybowen, and Saatchi & Saatchi Germany.
Tobias is Creative Director at Havas Düsseldorf, Germany. He started his career as a Copywriter at Scholz & Friends then he went to Kolle Rebbe (Hamburg). Over the past 12 years, he has gained experience in developing integrated campaigns for many national and international brands such as Vodafone, Honda, Lufthansa, Caritas and Citroën. His work has won a variety of national and international awards.
I have been for more than 12 years in a stable relationship with the communication industry, mostly spent as a professional within Rogalski Damaschin PR. During this period, I have coordinated corporate communication campaigns, helped brand-building and storytelling prjects, developed educational & Social Responsibility platforms, managed crisis and issues for brands in retail, FMCG, banking, pharmaceutical, entertainment and educational industries. Most of these campaigns were nationally & internationally awarded, one of which having been included in Top 10 Global PR Campaigns of the past Decade and awarded as 2nd best PR Campaign of the Year Worldwide.
I am a Political Sciences and International Studies Graduate and, even though I have not accomplished my student dream of becoming the next Christiane Amanpour, I am still a firm believer in her saying that ”If storytellers don’t do anything, that the bad people win”
Marcelo Ramirez is a Creative Director at Johannes Leonardo. In his 15 plus years in the industry, Marcelo has worked on pretty much everything, ranging from automotive to CPG to fashion to booze. He’s been acknowledged by the industry’s top award shows—Cannes Grand Prix (twice), One Show, D&AD, Clios, They Andys, Effies, and others. As a Paraguayan, he’s confident in two things. 1. Flour empanadas always beat corn empanadas. 2. He’s likely the only Paraguayan you’ll ever know or meet. When Marcelo’s not making “ads,” he enjoys spending time with his wife and newborn, their two dogs—Pat Riley and Manolo—and talking about all the podcasts he listens to…to whomever will listen.
Over the past ten years, I've had the opportunity to work on projects for major clients such as McDonald's, Netflix and Google at both local and global agencies. I have experience working across all platforms to create integrated campaigns. I'm passionate about using creativity to bring brands closer to people's hearts and becoming part of popular culture. I believe good work can only come from good team work. I'm inspired by the connections I make with all kinds of people and what I learn from them.
When his grandmother told him he will be a preacher, Paul-Emile did not believe her. And he was right (even if he is an angel).
Paul-Emile began his career at TBWA\Paris with Adrien Mancel, the most loyal copywriter Earth has ever created.
A few years later, he went to Marcel Paris where he had the opportunity to work with some of the best creative directors such as Anne De Maupeou or Erik Vervroegen.
Next, he decided to go to JWT Paris where he also worked for JWT New York on international accounts.Having won over 60 including Grand Prix and Gold at many international festivals (Cannes Lions, D&AD, Epica, Clios, LIA, ...), he is now creative director at Wunderman Thompson Paris.
Gemma is a Master of Education and Arts graduate who made the transition to the creative industry two years ago after more than a decade of teaching in and leading school transformation within post 16 education.
Since then she has been a trailblazer in Talent and Marketing working alongside the CMO at AKQA, producing global events, writing development strategies and launching digital campaigns. She has been named as the Number 1 Global Awards Manager by Creativepool, is a Featured Mentor with The Dots and has been invited to judge the Future Lions Award in partnership with Cannes International Festival of Creativity. Alongside her work at AKQA, Gemma is an Independent Artist Quality Assessor for the Arts Council England and is also a member of the University of Bath Employee Engagement steering group.
Gemma is playing a significant part in leading change within diversity development of the creative sector, championing the value of creativity rather than education or background as a route to success. She has written the people strategy to elevate those who identify as women by developing high profile thought leadership opportunities and prioritising industry talent awards. Gemma has also launched the global mentoring campaign within AKQA, developed international creative outreach programmes for young people and successfully campaigned for removing the barrier that allows only students to enter the Future Lions competition, something which had been in place for 14 years.
Outside of work Gemma volunteers at both the British Museum and the Zoological Society London, where she champions broadening access to public education of cultural artefacts that celebrate human history and the development of awareness for wildlife conservation.
Gemma plans to continue to use her global role to create a more diverse and representative industry, by being a role model and advocating for those who seek to make their way within the creative sector.
Timm's path can certainly be described as classic. Starting as an intern for feature films, he is now Head of sales & creative at Tempomedia. One of the leading advertising film productions in Germany. With 15 years of professional experience as a producer, his declared goal is to make one of the most established companies in the market fit for the next 20 years. His drive is the desire for change and the confidence in his feeling for the "right" people.
Filipe has been passionate about music and technology since he was young. So he decided to follow his passions and founded CANJA Audio Culture – an audio production company. In 2022 CANJA was named “The Global Music & Sound Company of the Year” at LIA (London International Awards) and the number 1 Music Company of the year of D&AD. Over the past five years, CANJA has won 63 Cannes Lions.
Seven years ago Rayna made a choice between life as a theatre actor and as an advertising creative. She chose the latter, but has never stopped finding ways to entertain and tell stories.
She recently joined Ogilvy Philippines as Associate Creative Director, where she is one of the leads for Mondelez and Jim Beam.
Her formative industry years were spent at BBDO Guerrero, launching cellphone campaigns with pop stars, a rap battle with Mountain Dew, travel campaigns for Visa Southeast Asia, trippy ads for Globe Telecom, and creating superheroes for tomato sauce brand, Del Monte. She’s also done work for Quaker Oats, Johnnie Walker, Wrigley’s, the Department of Tourism, along with other fun stuff for local brands. Notably, she helped earn the country’s first-ever Boomerang Award for Good with a fake news blocker, and has been a representative at the LIA Creative LIAisons in Las Vegas and D&AD Rare Sydney.
When she chose advertising seven years ago, she thought she could escape sitting in front of a laptop 24/7. Then 2020 came to prove her wrong. She stays sane by cycling on weekends to nearby provinces, dancing to K-pop, and doing improvisational theatre —still in front of a screen.
’m a global creative with a strong Colombian accent. As a self-confessed and proud ad nerd, I live and breath advertising. This passion has led me to Ogilvy São Paulo, Ogilvy Paris and currently BETC Paris. I’ve given voice to babies, deaf dancers, sex toys, and global beasts like Netflix, IBM and evian.
Just so that you know I’m normal, I’m also obsessed with food and animals, like everybody else.
Ali has been connecting people with brands for over a decade, working on iconic clients such as Dove, Heineken, Dominos, Kraft, Tiger, SK-II, Renault or Pepsi.
A well-travelled strategist with a career spanning across various parts of the globe (Paris, Casablanca, Tunis, Thailand, Austin, New York, Singapore) and an inextinguishable desire to constantly keep learning and discovering new cultures and ways of thinking.
He started his planning journey at JWT before joining LatinWorks, then Publicis Sapient and finally Publicis Group where he is leading local, regional and global projects.
Building on those different experiences, he developed a strategic approach combining the fundamentals of brand building with the power of data and at the speed of culture.
His work has been recognized in prestigious advertising festivals such as Cannes Lions, Effies, Clios, Mena Crystal, FIAP and Dubai Lynx among others.
Despite all of this, his effectiveness level at getting his 3 years old to sleep through the night is deceptively low.
Dani Ribeiro is a mother, copywriter and creative strategist who for 20 years believes and works in building brands and narratives through projects and multiplatform solutions.
She worked at major Brazilian agencies such as Publicis, Young & Rubican, TBWA / Capsula, Fischer America and also at the foundation of Fischer Lisboa creating campaigns and new languages and perspectives for brands in Brazil, Portugal and Spain such as Heineken, PT Telecom (Vivo and TMN), Nivea, Honda, LG, L'Oreal and Paramount.
Cannes Lions, The One Show, London Festival, Wave Festival, Clio Awards, Effie, El Ojo de Iberoamerica and Clube de Criação are some recognitions on this journey, as well as the presence as juror in the main local and international awards.
Since July 2018 Dani leads a multidisciplinary team at Artplan, the 5th agency in the brazilian ranking. She is one of the few female creative directors at the largest agencies in the country and has been playing an important role in enhancing Artplan's creative reputation, which in 2019 was pointed one of 10 sexiest independent agencies in Latin America by Campaign.
Claudia is an Associate Creative Director with an avid interest in behavioural sciences and a firm belief that creativity has the power to change the world.
She’s worked for leading agencies in three continents, propelled the development of digital copywriting in Portugal, and helped win multimillion-dollar pitches.
She’d like you to infer that she’s a kick-ass creative thinker, while avoiding the inelegant name dropping of brands, award shows and agencies that pave her pristine career. If you’re curious to know what she’s been up to lately, the answer is slaying briefings, guiding creative teams and winning new business at Publicis in Singapore.
With Over 15 years of experience working in Central America and South America, Daniel Rincon began his career in Young and Rubicam Panama as a Creative Copywriter where he worked with brands like BMW, Sony, Colgate and was awarded in several regional and international advertising festivals like the New York Festival. Then he returned to Colombia and worked as Creative Director in Ogilvy & Mather during seven years developing and managing the communication for Nestle, Claro and Kimberly Clark. After that he assumed the position of Chief Creative Officer in McCANN Bolivia for 3 years. His work has been recognized in Cannes Lions, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, El Sol and so many others. Recently he is working at draftLine ABInBEv Colombia as the Content Creative Lead for Budweiser, Cerveza Corona and Stella Artois.
I'm a Brazilian creative based in London. During my 10+ years of experience in advertising, I've collaborated with big brands, small studios and independent artists to create work that engage people in new and interesting ways. I'm currently WFH, constantly drinking coffee and progressively feeling self-conscious over Zoom calls
There isn’t a single day that passes by that Frederico isn’t touched by the creative spirit of artists, photographers, writers, painters, musicians, etc. And he tries his very best to add up to this "global soul of inspiration" as he calls it, by bringing his own ideas to life. A quest that began almost 20 years ago, working for commercial and social causes advertising for the different global markets likes EMEA, LATAM and APAC. Samsung, HP, Fox International Channels, Nestlé, Bentley Motors, Xbox, Colgate, Virgin Active, Bentley Motors, DIAGEO and BP are some of the clients he has worked for, as well as Amnesty International, RSPCC and the Spitalfields Crypt Trust
Terri has spent nearly two decades in advertising, selling everything from airlines to wieners. She’s helped to create successful campaigns for brands like Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism, McCain, Maple Leaf, Irving Oil, Air Canada, Lamb’s Rum, Air Labrador, Opera on the Avalon, Quidi Vidi Beer, Cape Breton University, and Dairy Farmers of Newfoundland and Labrador. Over the years, Terri has won a host of metal bits and pieces for her work in shows like LlA, Applied Arts, ADCC, Marketing, Extras, Crystals, Atomic, CASSIES, CMA, MIA, HSMAI, Promo, and ICE.
Over the last 23 years Olly has worked for some of the most effective and creative ATL and digital agencies in the world: FP7 McCann Dubai, JWT London, Dare London, Agency.com London, BMP DDB Needham (now Adam and Eve DDB) and DMB&B. This ATL /digital split is still rare, even in this day and age and his wholly cross-channel experience helps him find that idea that can work in any and all marketing channels. In his career he has worked for a multitude of clients across many, if not all brand categories and produced work that has won at the world’s most prestigious award shows. In his current position leading the creative department at FP7 McCann Dubai he has helped steer the agency to the enviable position of the “Most Effective Agency in the World” (Global Effie’s 2016 and 2020).
Olly has previously judged at D&AD, Creative Circle, The Andy’s and most recently at ADFEST. He has written articles for the Media Guardian, Campaign, NMA and Revolution magazines and has been a key speaker at the IPAs Digital Masterclass on the Future of Advertising and The Dubai Lynx Festival.
When he’s not in the office, you’ll find Olly in; any restaurant that serves sushi, the cinema or a good book.
I'm a Peruvian Creative Director / Art Director at Grey West, the Grey Group office in California. From Lima to Dubai to New York to Los Angeles, I've been lucky enough to experience this industry in different regions, markets, and cities. During my tenure at those agencies, I helped stimulate and create the best creative performances the agencies had ever seen, including landing one #5 agencies globally for Impact BBDO in 2019 (Warc Rankings).
My work has been recognized with over 100 international awards in every major show in the last six years. These continuous results place me as the #15 Creative Director, according to The World Creative Rankings by The Drum 2020.
Most importantly, my work helped reduced domestic violence in Peru, fight pollution in Lebanon, and gave their whole nation a tool to push their politicians to form a government after a political gridlock that lasted months.
Nowadays, I'm working on projects for clients like Amazon, Youtube, and The University of California.
With over 20 years of advertising experience, Fabio Rodrigues has worked as an Art Director for the biggest advertising groups like DDB, FCB, BBH and Publicis and big consumer brands like BMW, MINI, Johnson & Johnson, and P&G before arriving in the health advertising industry.
The interest to move to healthcare came from a belief that this is the space that will see the biggest creative innovation changes and advances in the upcoming years. Fabio works leading creative teams across categories including oncology, renal, eye care, rare disease, and more bringing new drugs to the market and taking close care of the Craft for brands across the agency. His work has been recognized by international shows including 5 lions at Cannes, Clios including a Grand Clio, D&AD, The One Show, LIA, The Global Awards, and others.
Passionate about motorcycles and everything visual, he is a self-taught photographer and retoucher with pieces selected for display in galleries around his home country of Brazil.
I am overall a professional eater, hunger is my favorite tattoo, and the only thing I do better than eating is considered my self a creative learner, a passionate copywriter, crazy about the digital world, a bit of a social network addict, multitask, a food thinker with artistic interests, focused in our human behavior, concept development, creative point of views, dad jokes, advertising, communication, visual arts, cooking, yes, cooking because when we cook is our most human and instinctive creative process and ends up with people sharing and communicating around someone else culture, life and more…
Based in Bogotá – Colombia open to working all over the planet.
With an emphasis on digital communication and creative writing, I have played part in advertising strategies, creative digital innovation campaigns, media communication campaigns, and pieces with creative concepts of excellent reception. Demonstrating my strong interest in display the formal configurations and the interpretation of design and advertising as producers of our unique storytelling, of our relationships, as communicators: as the creators of the world itself.
“The poetry of the quotidian”
To me, finding words has never been a problem. But finding the right words is what I learned when I studied communication design.
From then on, it’s the power of words (often not even whole sentences) that make me proud. As a copywriter, I already created 360° campaigns for famous brands such as Henkel, Mars, Dr. Oetker, Peugeot at BBDO Germany, DDB Germany, Isobar, and Havas.
Some of my work has been recognized at various international festivals like NYF, D&AD, Webby Awards, The One Show, and many more. While Cannes is the next big goal on my to-do list.
What inspires me are good psycho thrillers (those with a twist), Belgian beers (best served in Bruges), nice stuff on Instagram (the ones keeping me awake at 3 am), and (most) things my mum says.
And last but not least – all the awesome creative work out there.
Laura Rogers is an Executive Creative Director for Campbell Ewald. Based out of the Detroit office she works with a team of over 50 creative minds, bringing a wealth of experience, insight and leadership to the work. Over the course of her 20+ years with Campbell Ewald, Laura’s touch has led to award-winning work on behalf of clients such as Chevrolet, Cadillac, U.S.P.S., OnStar, U.S. Navy, USAA and Harley Davidson - to name a few.
Like any great leader, Laura excels at not only creative vision but as a guiding hand in developing young talent. If you ask her, she is happiest when she’s ideating, directing and developing immersive branded content solutions. Her roots run deep in the disciplines of editorial design, art direction and creative strategy. Her attention to detail informs her every move, from business decisions and process to building great creative teams.
I’m a Chilean (Born and raised) award-winning creative with over 17 years of experience working for networks such as Ogilvy, GREY, McCann Worldgroup and David&Goliath. In 2015 I moved to Michigan to work for McCann; a few years later, I transferred to Los Angeles, where I currently work for SidLee. This is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Taking on new challenges like moving to a new country, learning, and adapting my thinking to new people full of insights has been truly refreshing for my mind and soul.
My work has been recognized by several international advertising awards like Cannes Lions, D&AD, LIA, Clio's, One Show, New York Festival, Effie Awards, Ad’s Stars, Cresta Awards, Radio Mercury, El Sol, and El Ojo de Iberoamérica.
Sari Rowe has deep knowledge, impressive resources and vast creative know-how from over 19 yrs of integrated production experience at award winning national ad agencies. She is currently an Executive Producer at Snyder Studio, the animation production arm of Snyder New York. Sari spent most of her career overseeing the art production departments at RPA in Los Angeles and VSA Partners in Chicago. Her production experience grew in shops like Ogilvy NY, TBWA Chiat Day LA, FCB Chicago, Havas NY and Garage Team Mazda. When not producing, Sari uses her new business skills to help companies like Storyboards Inc. develop Art & Motion. Sari grew up in the artistic community in the West Village in New York where her love for art in every form started to grow. Sari currently lives in Chicago with her husband, son and dog.
Alex is an innovation-obsessed creative leader with a passion for all things social and digital. Forged by fun and curiosity, Alex has spent the last 20 years creating magic for Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. From hacking Google Street View with Pixar, to creating the world’s first hologram filter with Star Wars, to magically bringing animations of beloved Disney characters to life before the eyes of unsuspecting mall guests—Alex’s work has been featured in Adweek, Variety, TechCrunch, Mashable, BuzzFeed and The Huffington Post and awarded by the One Show, New York Festival Advertising Awards and more. He currently leads a cross-functional team dedicated to understanding what’s new and what’s next in the world of advertising innovation.
Rob Rutherford is a Johannesburg native who has lived in New York City since 2016. Before moving to the US, Rob was ECD at The Open Collaboration, an under-the-radar agency in the TBWA South Africa group. That changed when Rob led the agency to the tier 1 BMW account, the agency’s first ever international awards (6 One Show pencils and 2 Cannes Lions in two years), and consecutive Small Agency of the Year titles. In New York, Rob joined TBWA\Chiat\Day as a CD. He was promoted to GCD after leading the creative effort to win the Nissan account back for Chiat. In 2018, Rob and longtime partner Darren Borrino struck out on their own, forming what would later mutate into RUNT: a small creative collective executing audacious strategic and conceptual communication for high-value brands. Their first official client as RUNT was the Biden campaign. Case study video for how Rob single-handedly saved democracy with a :30 Medicare & Seniors script coming soon.
Mya is a Senior Creative at SEK Part of Grey in Helsinki, Finland. She grew up in a family of fashion designers and bankers, so for her finding advertising was the ultimate revelation. Her love for business and problem solving combined with striking visuals and emotional storytelling has led her to work with a long list of both local and global brands, such as OPPO Mobile, The Absolut Company and Finnair. She has also won multiple awards, and is competing at the Cannes Young lions competition this summer.
Apart from working at SEK, she’s the Creative Director at a start-up in sustainable fashion, and spends her free time binging period dramas and building lego monsters.
So A Ryu is a designer at FCB Chicago, the 2020 D&AD Design Agency of the year. Since joining the agency two years ago, So A has expanded the group’s capabilities in illustrative storytelling, notably co-directing and illustrating Ad Age’s inaugural animated short, ‘Carol H. Williams and the Rejected Script.’
So A brings her deep generalist mindset to work, with a belief that every medium harnesses the power to create a multi-sensorial platform when rooted in human experiences. She particularly finds influence from work that challenges the traditional sense of design: beyond the grid and the ocularcentric world.
Most recently she won the inaugural 2020 Snapchat Creative Council pitch, gave a talk on accessibility design at AIGA, and adopted a rabbit named Potato. So A’s illustration, animation, and design work has been recognized by ADC, D&AD, Society of Illustrators, 3x3, Communication Arts, American illustration, One Screen Film Festival, and AIGA.
After years at some media agency giants and as Nordic Media Director Unilever, Daniel founded Launchit three years ago. A passionate guide that complements young tech companies focus on growth and performance marketing with some old truths of brand love, comms planning and awareness building.
Alessandro Sabini worked for the most important brands in the communication industry in Italy: Publicis and Saatchi & Saatchi, before starting his Creative Director career at Arnold Worldwide in 2006 where he won many national and international awards. He then moved to Bcube (Publicis Groupe) to lead the creative teams working on BMW, Mini and Coca-Cola; after two years he was asked to become Creative Director at Leo Burnett Turin where he was responsible for the whole Fiat Group and as Worldwide Creative Director for the Chrysler Group brands. Leaving Leo he moved to Ogilvy & Mather Italy where he served as Executive Creative Director on international brands like S.Pellegrino and Lactalis. In 2013 he joined McCann Worldgroup Italy where he worked until 2020 as Chief Creative Officer for both Milan and Rome offices and as Global Creative Director for Nespresso.
In November 2020 he started his own data-creative-production shop called OPEN.
From 2002 to 2012 he created the most important creative projects for MTV Italy included the first italian conversational campaign that won the ADCI Grand Prix. Among his awards, Cannes Lions, D&AD, Clio, One Show, Eurobest, LIA, Webby, NYF, Epica, ADCE, Golden Drum. In 2009 he was juror at Cannes.
In the same year, during an interview Jacques Séguéla said about him: "I love this guy, he knows that money has no idea. Only ideas make money".
Ricardo Salgado is a Brazilian creative who’s been currently working as Creative Director at Energy BBDO Chicago.
Throughout his career, he has worked in several agencies, such as FCB Chicago, Leo Burnett Chicago, DDB Brazil, and San Francisco, Lowe Brazil, among others, presenting campaigns to local and global clients like Anheuser-Busch InBev, Walmart, Samsung, Clorox Company, Johnson&Johnson, McDonald's, Unilever, and many others.
Ricardo’s work has been recognized in the most respected advertising festivals around the world, including Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, ADC, Clio Festivals, London Awards, NY Festivals, etc.
Mauricio Sanaiote, award-winning creative director with over 18 years of experience leading high-performance teams in Asia, the Middle East and South America, with wide experienced in Integrated, Digital, Activation, Experiential, Innovation, Commerce, Design and Packaging.
He has been working with creativity and marketing for the past 18 years, bringing to life ideas that create connection between brands and consumers. He is dreamer and does not rest until I get things done. A creative that digs deep int to concepts and totally in love with art direction and crafting excellence. Synced up with new trends, new types of content and cultural aspects.
During his career he has served the most creative and prestigious agencies in Brazil, Asia and MENA, such as Bullet, Ogilvy, Grey, Leo Burnett, Geometry Hong Kong and Geometry MENA - leading creative accounts such as Philip Morris, BAT, Huawei, Nestlé, Pernod Ricard, J&J, Twitter and Uber, developing integrated campaigns for global and local markets.
Nellie Santee is a Sr. Copywriter at DAVID Miami, where she has worked since 2018. She's currently amongst the 10 most awarded copywriters in the world, according to Cannes Lions 2019, being the only woman in the list. She's also part of the Creative 100 Adweek List and the North America 3% Top 10 One Club list.
The awards and recognitions come from work with brands like Burger King, Budweiser, Heinz and more. In less than two years with her work at DAVID, Nellie has won 8 Cannes Lions, being 3 Gold, 4 D&AD Pencils and 6 One Show.
Nellie has also participated in the creation of global campaigns, such as "Wind Never Felt Better" (Bud, Super Bowl 2019); "Eat Like Andy" (Burger King, Super Bowl 2019); and "Edchup" (Heinz). For Burger King, she has also worked in the launch campaigns of the Impossible Whopper, the Rebel Whopper in Europe, and the campaign Agency of Robots.
With a Master's Degree in Communication, Nellie started her career in Brazil, and, later in the US market has worked previously in agencies such as Y&R and McCann, both in Miami.
Ismay is a conceptual creative and art director from Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
She has a love for fashion, and a critical eye for looking into forgotten or never-thought-of topics. Ismay made bulletproof vests for (pregnant) women, a facial scrub out her own urine and a history book that you can literally read from two perspectives.
A strong and deliberate message paired with a fitting and innovative aesthetic are key elements in her work.
Ismay is currently working fulltime at Amsterdam based creative agency, Natwerk as a junior creative and is responsible for several campaigns and (re)-inventing brand identities.
David has 16 years of professional experience in CGI and media production, long time employee in the automotive industry. He loves all arts for eyes and ears. David started to learn CGI 1996 after seeing Toy Story. He also became an enthusiastic photographer and retoucher. Making a lot of friends in the industry resulted in founding Mondlicht Studios with his close friends and colleagues, Dima and Max, in 2019. Mondlicht Studios has quickly developed and attracted clients from all around the globe.
Mario leads the creatives for Germany's new player in healtcare communication. In the past 15 years he was working for well known national and international healthcare agencies. With more than 50 brands and products over different therapeutic areas he was responsible for a broad range of national and international awards.
Ben’s experience spans from developing and producing documentaries, television formats, live entertainment, digital campaigns platforms, integrated campaigns and art installations to numerous award-winning TV commercials that have been produced in over thirty countries. He has a proven track record in creating and developing original content and all formats as well as strong relationships across all media ranging from TV networks to writer/directors to financiers to producers/showrunners to agencies and to talent. Core strengths include identifying material/talent, developing new or existing IP and packaging creative elements. Earlier in his career, he worked on award-winning documentaries, including Joe Berlinger’s “Metallica Some Kind of Monster”, Errol Morris Oscar-winning “The Fog Of War” and Michael Apted’s “The Power of the Game” which inspired him to pursue the development of integrated campaigns and branded entertainment initiatives on behalf of RadicalMedia and its clients. In collaboration with longtime partners Nike and their agency Wieden + Kennedy, Ben produced Nike “Dare”, one of the largest branded content initiatives ever launched in China as well as Nike’s Emmy nominated “Courage” campaign and most recently AXE´s “Apollo Space Academy” a campaign sending 23 guys to space. This epic story is told in a TV documentary airs in over 50 countries. In addition to his commercial experience, Ben has also served as Executive Producer and Producer on several substantial fashion and art projects for some of the world’s most celebrated brands such as Issey Miyake, Hermès Paris, Hussein Chalayan, L ́ Oreal, Swarovski, Huawei, Samsung, Unilever, VIVO, PayPal and Pirelli, along with many more. As RadicalMedia has continued to break new ground in the global arena, Ben has been an integral part of the development of new business opportunities in Europe, the UK and Asia, including the opening of RadicalMedia´s London office in 2011 and RadicalMedia Gmbh in Germany 2017.
Lorran is a Brazilian ACD/Copy at Africa.With over 12 years of experience in advertising, he has worked for industry leaders clients such as Meta, TikTok, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Shell, Pepsi, Tabasco, and Fifa.
His work has been featured in publications such as Adweek and Ad Age (pick of the day).
Julian Schreiber is CCO and Partner in one of world’s leading independent agencies, Special Group Australia. Throughout his career he has constantly strived to explore and discover what marketing creativity is capable of solving for both clients and culture. As a result of this pursuit, his work has become incredibly varied in both shape and style. It has also helped him win ‘Best of Show’ at Australia’s most pre-eminent Award show (AWARD) a record 5 times, making him one of the country’s leading creatives. He has judged at numerous local and international shows, including in 2019 when he was very proud to serve on the Cannes Lions Film jury. Julian has worked in both in Australia and the United States and is responsible for over a decade of globally awarded projects including the NAB ‘Break Up’, The Four’N Twenty ‘Magic Salad Plate’, Chupa Chup’s ‘Splats’, Guide Dog’s ‘Support Scent’, Pedigree’s ‘K9FM’, Tourism Victoria’s ‘The Remote Control Tourist’, TripAdvisor’s ‘Hotel Cup‘, Adidas Originals’ ‘Superstar’ and Go Gentle’s ‘Stop the Horror’ which succeeded in actually helping change the Euthanasia laws in Australia. Most recently he was responsible for the multi-award winning and publicly renowned Uber Eats campaigns the ‘Aus Open Ambush’ and ‘Sharon & Kim’ the ‘Luke Skywalker vs Captain Picard’ Showdown as well Tourism New Zealand’s ‘Good Morning World’ which recently won one of only three Global Effies in the world. Julian believes that as a creative industry we get to redefine everyday what exactly advertising is and that in itself - is a very inspiring task.
I started my career working in advertising and then I was passionate about new and alternative media, discovering that the most exciting thing was mixing everything together. I joined We Are Social in 2016. I had the pleasure to work with important brands from different business sectors, such as BMW, Ceres, Netflix, Lavazza, Vodafone, Samsung, FCA and so on. In addition to the great satisfaction of being awarded in the most important advertising festivals, both at Italian and international level: Cannes Lions, D&AD, New York Festival, Clio, and Art Directors Club Italiano among others.
With more than 15 years of experience in the advertising industry, he started his career as an Art Director in Chile, working in some of the country’s greatest agencies: FCB, Ogilvy, BBDO, DDB and 180 Grados. In 2015, he moved to Ecuador as BBDO’s local General Creative Director and, in 2018, he started his own agency called Paper. Within a year, Paper was granted the Independent Agency of the Year award and was named 4th in the overall ranking at El Cóndor, an advertising festival endorsed by the AEAP (Ecuadorian Advertising Agencies Association). Paper was also awarded the Grand Prix award at Wina Festival, establishing itself as the #1 Ecuadorian Agency.
Throughout his career, he’s worked with brands such as Gatorade, Pepsi, Mitsubshi, Mercedes Benz, CMPC, Bayer, Entel, Johnson&Johnson and Frito-Lay. He’s won over 50 creativity awards in different festivals and his work has been published multiple times in Lürzer’s Archive, a very renowned magazine.
He started his career as a ninja at the age 9 before considering a less dangerous job.
In the last 13 years, he has worked for Publicis, Marcel, JWT New York, Sid Lee, for international clients such as Orange, Ray-Ban, Rolex, Honda, KFC, Renault, Puma, and others. His work has been recognized at all major international festivals likes Cannes, D&AD, Clio, One Show, NYF, and others.
He is raising two kids who, like their father, are seriously considering a career in the ninja industry.
Starting his advertising career at Cheil World Wide as a Director in film production, he is currently the head of MartiniShot, an agency offering creative solutions. He is also now an active member of the Korea Commercial Film Union. Throughout his 30+ years of career, he has directed more than 600 works and has won multiple awards, including Korean Prime Minister Award, KAA, IBA, Clio, NY Festival, Cannes Lions, SCF. He was also one of the top directors who has been involved in the Daegu IAAF World Championships, Yeosu World Expo, Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and more.
He believes that as extraordinary evolutions happen, creatives should be on top of their games by being ahead of the trends. As much as the pandemic has caused chaos around the world, he believes that it could be reinterpreted as a signal for creatives to start a new chapter.
David leads a data driven marketing and creative agency, dmajor(www.dmjaor.kr) in Korea. For more than 22 years of experience, David had worked as an account planner, account executive and digital strategist at Daehong communications and Cheil worldwide which are industry leading agencies in Korea. At Cheil worldwide, he worked mostly on Samsung electroics' digital campaign for mobile and camera division as a global digital campaign diector and led lots of global award winning campaigns.
He estabilshed his own company dmajor, in 2012. Dmajor started as a digital content marketing agency, and now transformed to a data driven marketing and creative agency as a family company of IGAWorks(www.igaworks.com), 1st mobile data platform company in Korea.
Ujaya has over two decades of experience in the field of strategic 360-degree communication, branding and social communication development. He has developed and implemented successful advertising campaigns, media & PR strategies and BCC programs in public health and social issues.
He spearheads one of the most awarded communication group based in Kathmandu, which reinvented brand marketing in Nepal by introducing dedicated verticals specialized in Media Planning & Buying, Contemporary Creative Solutions, Experiential Marketing & Activation, Rural Communication & Visual Merchandizing, Digital & Social Media Optimization, PR & Event Management.
Experience in leading marketing communications and brand management for diverse industries, which includes some of the largest FMCG brands, financial & insurance products, consumer durables, automobiles, telecommunication and development sector projects. Have assisted several global brands to successfully launch in Nepal.
Winner of the prestigious Flame Leadership Award 2018 from Rural Marketing Association of India (RMAI).
His first book, ‘Brandsutra’ on branding & advertising was published in the year 2015. He is regularly invited as a jury member & speakers for advertising & brand awards across the region. He is also a regular columnist for global publications on topics related to Nepal advertising.
Mussashi is an award-winning Creative Director at DDB NY. He started his career in São Paulo and worked at Ogilvy Sao Paulo, DPZ, and DDB DM9 on clients like IBM, Coca-Cola, McDonald's, JnJ, among others.
During his career had the honor of being awarded at major international festivals like the Cannes Lions, Clio Awards, London Festival, OneShow, and El Ojo Iberoamerica. From traditional media to creating new ones, he is obsessed with seeking the simplest but big ideas that will impact people's lives.
It all started with a movie: "What's lies beneath"
An ordinary movie, but the title was very appealing to me. This title seemed to be at the heart of my working philosophy. It is easy for an Iranian to understand the concept of metaphor because one uses hundreds of metaphorical poems and literature in one's daily conversations.
So, my Middle Eastern Iranian DNA, coupled with an instinctive curiosity had me convinced that there was a layer of meaning behind every sentence, news, and content that I had to find. Most of the time I did not get results, but the excitement of discovering or creating meaning in a work is my main daily motivation. The best job to meet this need is to be a brand manager, I have been doing this for 6 years at Goldiran ( LG official partner in Iran) which includes daily interaction with branding and marketing activities of an international brand at the highest level aligned with LG global marketing strategy, maintaining brand personality, increasing awareness and raising its identity by sending the right messages to the audience at different layers of meaning.
My background in qualitative research and working in "Kantar" official representative in Iran has helped me better analyze the reasons behind people's different behaviors, according to their socio-cultural and economic roots.
On the other hand, my experience working in Goldiran (LG partner in Iran) and the implementation of various marketing activities at the highest level in accordance with integrated global strategies has helped me feel the sweet taste of connecting with LG's millions of audiences in Iran.
Maxi is a freelance creative. By the time being, he is developing campaigns and projects together with some of the best local creatives for brands operating in different industries. Before, he was a copywriter at Notable, an independent Uruguayan agency, where he worked for some of the most important local and international brands.
He has a degree in Marketing and has completed several courses and workshops in creativity and art direction. In addition to staying up-to-date on the advertising industry, he is always looking for learning and acquiring new tools that can help him innovate and disrupt in his area.
His goal is to continue growing as a creative, to understand the paradoxes of a world that changes day by day and use this in favor of people. He fervently believes that creativity is the way to build a better world.
Began his career in 2006 by joining Lowe Lisbon as an intern. Since then, has had the privilege of working alongside some of the best professionals in the industry, in agencies such as BBDO Portugal, DDB Lisbon, Havas Portugal and currently BAR Ogilvy. Also collaborated with BBH London and Havas Prague.
In the past 14 years proudly developed campaigns for clients like Audi, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Toshiba, Nestlé, TAP Air Portugal, FNAC, Intermarché and Auchan, just to name a few.
Fabio has being in leadership positions on strategy and client services in creative agencies for the past 10 years.
His experience spans 15 years and 5 continents – having worked with multiple advertising agencies and global companies.
Fabio joined Havas in Portugal in 2009, as a Strategy Director. Since then, he has served as Strategy Director and Business Director in Havas Brazil, Strategy Director for LatAm, Executive Strategy Director in Portugal, Global Strategy Director (Developing Markets) and Client Services Director for Havas Dubai.
He's currently responsible for the operations of Havas Creative in Dubai, encompassing Client Services, Strategy, Creative, Social Media, Content and Production.
Also called ZY by clients and colleagues, Zong Yan brings over 12 years of experience in digital creativity. Her work for clients across APAC include campaigns, content, mobile apps and websites that have earned honours at regional and global shows inclduing New York Festivals, Clios, LIAs, Spikes Asia and the Effies.
I’m passionate about creating ideas that either makes me laugh or makes me proud.
2019 was a golden year as head of Creative of BETC São Paulo. We scored high at Cannes Festival, one of our projects was one of the top 5 Brazilian projects awarded in Cannes and, for the first time, BETC São Paulo ranked top 14 agency by region on Cannes Lions Creative Report.
I was voted The Best Creative of The Year 2019 by Prêmio Caboré, Top 5 Creatives of the Year by PropMark Newspaper, Top 10 Creatives of The Year by Meio Mensagem.
I also was a Speaker at Cannes Festival 2019, Cannes Lions E-Commerce Jury in 2018, One Show Digital Jury 2019, Lisbon Ad Festival Digital Jury 2019, D&AD Jury 2020 and 2017, Clio digital Jury 2017, among great others.
Before joining BETC, I was the ECD of ISOBAR Brazil, part of Dentsu Aegis Network, creative director at DDB Africa Zero, creative director and senior copywriter at JWT and junior copywriter at DM9DDB, where I met Erh Ray, CEO and founder of BETC Sao Paulo, in the beginning of my carreer.
I‘ve experienced both global and digital networks and my work has been awarded at Cannes, D&AD, Clio, Clio Sports, FIAP, NY Festival, and important local awards.
Along my career, I have been lucky to work with wonderful people and wonderful clients PEPSICO, HERSHEY'S, PUMA, CITROEN, PEUGEOT, RECKITT, SAMSUNG, NIVEA, JOHNSON&JOHNSON, NOKIA, UNILEVER, BAYER and many more.
I have 2 beautiful kids that wait for me, everyday, to read with them before bedtime.
Raymund Sison is Chief Creative Officer and Partner at Propel Manila.
He’s worked on some of the world’s most iconic brands like Pepsi, Starbucks, Uniqlo, Procter & Gamble, Monde, Jollibee, and along the way picked up some recognition at Cannes, Clio, London International Awards, The Caples, New York Festivals, Epica, Spikes Asia, including the country’s first Grand Prix at Busan Ad Stars.
After spending 12 years at DDB, BBDO, Grey, and Publicis, he jumped into his own independent agency Propel Manila and led the agency to be recognized at the Campaign Southeast Asia Agency of the Year Awards 2020.
He believes in astrology, talks to plants, and meditates at sunrise, but can also be quite cerebral with his choice of game: chess. He enjoys advertising because this is where his interests intersect – storytelling, human behavior, pop culture, literature, film, music, theater, visual arts, technology, and just pure interest in humanity.
Born in 1979 in Moscow. Graduated from MSU Philosophy Faculty in 2001 with a degree in religious studies.
The leading specialist in the communications market in Russia. Started working with GRAPE in 2002 while managing his own design studio and became an agency partner in 2004. His responsibilities included good design thinking, shaping new company services and promoting interactive mediasphere opportunities for communications between customers and brands.
In 2012 Vlad founded the Hungry Boys creative agency (part of Possible, WPP). The agency specializes in developing and implementing modern communication strategies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution era, as well as introducing new international standards and processes to the Russian market. In 2018 Vlad founded a new era of the space entertainment industry with the orbital display project (http://startrocket.me).
Projects with Vlad as the creative director or idea creator have received hundreds of awards and been acclaimed by global media. International awards include RedDot, Cannes Lions, Awwwards, The FWA, One Show, Webby Awards.
He was a part of the jury at such festivals as One Show, ADC Europe, Epica Awards, Webby Awards, Kiev International Advertising Festival. WINA, Red Apple, Effie Russia, AD STARS, White Square, Red Jolbors and ADC Russia.
Vlad has an active viewpoint on the Russian advertising market and as speaker participated at more than 100 conferences around the country. He set up Digital Transformation in Russia Conference () and Digital Marketing Conference (). Lecturer at High School of Economics National Research University, Skolkovo University, IKRA School of Creativity Thinking, British Higher School of Art and Design. Dean of digital communication faculty at Moscow Advanced Communication School (part of Universal University).
In January 2018 Vlad was named an Academician of The Academia of Russian Advertising by Russian Association of Communication Agencies.
Kristina Snyder is the Founder and CEO of SNYDER, a dynamic and diverse artist representation and creative production agency with offices in the US and the UK.
SNYDER represents illustrators, animators and visual artists from around the world and is women-owned.
Working as an artist agent since 2002, Kristina’s career has meandered through the creative communities in New York since her move from her hometown Stockholm, Sweden. She has founded three successful companies in the past, and a strong belief in the power of creativity is at the core of her personal life as well as the foundation for her entrepreneurial pursuits.
André Soares (aka Deco) is a Brazilian Art Director that loves both, art direction craft and coming up with concepts and ideas.
With more than 9 years of experience, he started his career working in small agencies at his hometown in Brazil. But in 2013 he decided to move to Buenos Aires to work for big agencies such as TBWA, FCB, David and SANTO.
Since 2018, he’s been learning how to mix advertising and entertainment, working in the in-house The Walt Disney Company Latin America.
During his career he has worked with brands like Burger King, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Star Wars, Danone, Fox Networks, McDonalds, Adidas, Brahma Beer Ab InBev, Clorox Group, Disney, Avon, Marvel, Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler, Heineken, Pixar, just to mention a few.
His work has been recognized at different festivals around the world like Cannes Lions, Clio, New York Festivals, Effie (Latam & Argentina), El Ojo de Iberoamerica, among others.
My name is Anna Soler Chopo. I’ve been working in advertising for 13 years now in agencies from Spain like Orbital BBDO, McCann Erickson and Proximity BBDO. I’ve been brainstorming for brands from many different industries like Audi, Skoda, Mondelez, Reckitt Benkiser, Levi’s, Leroy Merlin, Puig perfumes to name a few. I have a strategist and copywriter profile and, currently, I work in Proximity Spain as a creative supervisor. I was a young lion in 2012 and, during my career, I received about 30 awards in John Caples Awards, Echo Awards, El Ojo Iberoamericano, El Sol Iberoamericano or CdeC in Spain.
Wid Souza started his career at Publicis Brazil and has been a part of the creative team of some of the biggest agencies in Brazil, such as VMLY&R, DDB, Publicis, and M&C Saatchi & Saatchi, among others.
In 2017 Wid came to the US to work at VMLY&R and, then later at AREA 23, where he is currently as Senior Vice President, Creative Director.
During his career, Wid had the opportunity to work with clients from the Consumer market - such as Colgate-Palmolive, Procter and Gamble, Cartoon Network, Warner Channel, Sony Entertainment Television, Nestlé, Texaco, Bridgestone Firestone, Heineken - and Pharma markets - like Boehringer Ingelheim, Bayer, Abbvie, GSK - and Health Market - such as UNICEF, March of Dimes and Providence Hospitals. In 20+ years of career, his work got the highest accolades, like the United Nations Foundation Grand Prix for Good, 4 lions, and 15 nominations in Cannes, 16 awards in Clio Awards, 2 Grand Lias, and 10 awards in London International Awards, D&AD, One Show, El Ojo de Iberoaberica, among other awards.
Wid Souza is also a Creative Director volunteer at Storm, a program that teaches the English language to people in need in favelas in Brazil.
As the head of creative for the agency’s flagship office in Saratoga Springs, Andy uses his vivid imagination and strategic savvy to guide his creative team. Together, Andy and the team create unexpected and memorable connections that become award-winning campaigns.
Andy began his career as a storyboard artist in England and spent the next 2 decades working on all kinds of products in consumer and healthcare agencies including GSW and BBDO.
Andy lives in Columbus, Ohio with his family and 3 dogs.
Matthias is a manager in the creative industry who believes in the power of communication. Currently, he is Chief Creative Officer at HEIMAT, Berlin and a partner at TBWA\ Group Germany.
At HEIMAT, Berlin he leads successfully a strategy centered on holistic brand thinking. He has fostered an agency culture that brings people together across disciplines – from social media to technology to design. The result has been a standout digital product that earned HEIMAT, Berlin its first-ever number-one spot in the 2017 German creative rankings. Matthias implementation of new and cost efficient approaches to producing digital campaign assets also led to HEIMAT, Berlin becoming the first advertising agency to be ranked among the top 5 most creative production companies in 2018.
Prior to his roles at HEIMAT and TBWA\ Matthias successfully led Ogilvy & Mather, Frankfurt as Managing Director. There, he fostered a modern working culture across disciplines leading to a series of prestigious new business wins, including Coca-Cola.
Matthias’s work has ranged from international brands such as Boston Consulting, Asics, Audi, Coca-Cola, Hornbach, Ikea, IWC, McDonald’s and Pampers, to local cultural and political organisations such as Free Democrats.
He is a member of the Academy of Digital Arts and Science an in the 2020 D&AD’s competition he is President of the Integrated Jury. His essays about ‘Data to Advertising Democracy’ have been featured in business publications as well as in books. Matthias was among Germany's top leaders in media, marketing and advertising in 2011, 2012, 2018, 2019 according to German marketing trade magazine W&V.
A creative thinker, photographer and entrepreneur with over a dozen years of experience in the advertising industry. I've collaborated with well-known household names worldwide such as OneWG DDB, M&C Saatchi, BBDO Proximity and Havas, covering a variety of sectors, segments and niches. From winning global pitches to assisting startups, I've created campaigns that keep companies like Bacardi, Jaguar, Mondelez, RBS Bank, Scholl and The Economist at the top of their game. Since 2020, I've been developing Brand Strategy and B2B campaigns at Possible Worldwide—a marketing company I co-founded in London.
Rodrigo Stroisch is an Associate Creative Director at Publicis One Touch, based in Germany. Over the past 15 years, he worked as an Art Director for Grabarz & Partners, Havas, and Saatchi & Saatchi, all in Germany - and DDB and F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, in Brazil. Throughout this long and winding road, Rod has collected metal in some of the biggest award festivals around the globe and nurturing his endless passion for what he does.
Pia currently holds the position as a Digital Content Producer for Per Høj in Oslo, Norway, working with international brands like Kia and Emirates as well as big national brands. She started her content-career within technology, wiring about and for international tech companies, both as editorial content and in-house marketing. She has a background studying Photojournalism, Advertising and Brand Communication as well as a degree in Creative Writing.
Arturo Suárez is currently working as Executive Creative Director in Cheil Colombia, named for the first time ever independent agency of the year in 2019 under his creative lead.
He started his career at an independent agency from Colombia in june 2006. Although as intern he won his first award, in 2005 at El Ojo de Iberoamérica festival. A nice fact, but the most important thing is that he loves to come up with ideas that people would love, because that's the best way to optimize if you ask him.
Arturo has worked in BTL, ATL and DTL teams from the most important agencies of Colombia.
He has been awarded almost a hundred times in multiple creative festivals (Cannes, D&AD, EFFIE, LIA, El Sol, El Ojo, FIAP, FIP, WINA, El Dorado, etc)
In his free time, Arturo loves to sing, compose music, play guitar and try to play piano. Proud father of the crazy little Emma.
Ramalingam Subramanian (Ram) is the Head of Brand & Communications at CoinDCX, India’s largest and safest cryptocurrency exchange and liquidity aggregator, where his primary focus is streamlining the company's marketing strategies as well as building the platform's global brand. Prior to his role at CoinDCX, Ram was responsible for leading and managing his own branding and strategy firm with a presence in both India and European markets. Having worked with multinational companies such as Cipla, Coca Cola and the Tata Group, Ram’s areas of expertise also include marketing, technology, and entrepreneurship. He holds an Undergraduate degree in Information Technology and a Master's Degree in Management.
A Digital player with over 20 years of experience, Swamy has demonstrated his creative journey, combining emotions and technology to make meaningful connections with the audience.
With 2-decades of being a creative native of digital advertising, Swamy has bagged over a 100 prestigious metals in this time. Swamy today drives the creative practice at BC Web Wise, one of India's most respected, and homegrown independent agencies, as Chief Creative Officer. His agenda today - driving brands to leverage digital at the core of all advertising communication, and tap the full-funnel with unique experiences.
Swamy has been serving the digital community as jury with Adfest Asia Awards, Abby Awards Goafest, IDA, Media Apac, Tambuli, Adstars & Grand Jury at New York Festivals.
He propagates his practice of ‘Simplifying Digital’ in his campaigns and through lecturing opportunities as a faculty at ADMC and various advertising colleges.
Swamy is featured in Digital Power - Top 100 Digital Leaders of India by one of the Leading IMPACT Advertising Magazine.
Takae Takahashi is a Brazilian-Born Japanese Creative Art Director originally from Sao Paulo and based in New York City. With over a decade of experience working in the creative industry, she has won awards including Cannes Lions, Clio Awards, One Show, among others. Her most notable awards include winning the first Innovation Health Hackathon in Cannes Lions Festival and helping one of her former agencies win the “Best Healthcare Agency in Latin America” according to the Cannes Creativity Report.
Marcos M. Tanaka is an award-winning Brazilian creative. He has been working as an Art Director for quite some time now, before that, he worked with motion design. He did some nice projects to Jeep, Samsung, Renault, IBM and many others. In Advertising, he worked in all kinds of agencies such as Razorfish, Digitas, Publicis, S&S and Porter Novelli what he believes made him develop different ways to face creativity. After all these years, he has had the opportunity to join White Rabbit in Budapest, together they have provided nominated and recognized at prestigious festivals, for example, D&AD, New York Festivals, The One Show, ADC Global, Lisbon Advertising Festival, among others.
Michelle is the senior art director at Weber Shandwick. She helps clients across tech, consumer and healthcare verticals build brands and develop breakthrough campaigns. Her specialties include graphic design, branding, typography, motion graphics, web design, UX design, front-end web development and video production. Since joining the team, Michelle has worked with a variety of clients like McDonald’s, Nokia, VMware, IBM, Dolby, Roche, Gilead, Airbnb, and Kaiser Permanente.
She has won several awards including Adweek, SABRE, Webby, and Silver Anvil.
Over the last near-15 years, she has spent her time at highly ranked agencies endeavouring to build brands that thrive in, or sometimes even form, culture. She has worked on a mix of global and local work, massive brand transformations, and small nimble projects. Her work has been recognized by Cannes, Effies, Clios, Strategy, Communication Arts, amongst others. She received Gold in the Global Creative Academy competition with Google for her work with Chevrolet. And her rebrand of A&E received the Fast Company’s Innovation by Design award. She was named in Marketing Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30 and one of Youtube’s Creative Women to Watch.
Rodrigro Tarquino is a multidisciplinary Colombian Creative Director passionate about innovation, media and digital.
In 2002 Tarquino joined Leo Burnett Colombia and under Juan Carlos Ortiz’s supervision (current President for DDB Latina),
He worked for accounts such as Banco Davivienda and Toyota. In February 2005 he joined DDB Colombia and won the first Gold (LIA)for DDB Colombia. In 2006, Tarquino joined Mullen Lowe / SSP3 and under José Miguel Sokoloff supervision’s (GCC) and Francisco Samper, was recognized for work such as the “Heroes” Campaign for Pilsen Beer SAB Miller - Great EFFIE Colombia
In 2007 Tarquino joined Leo Burnett Colombia.In early 2009 he traveled to Madrid and worked for Ignition K, an agency led by Miguel Ángel Furones, current CEO of Publicis. With Tarquino´s excellent management skills at Leo Burnett, in 2010 he was promoted Chief Creative Officer Publicis Colombia, he was in charge of developing work for Renault, Nestlé, Mambo.
In 2015 Publicis Colombia were chosen as the best agencies in Colombia at El Dorado Festival, also won their first Cannes Lions the only Gold in its history and also the first GP for Publicis Iberoamérica at El Ojo de Iberoamérica.
During 2016 the historical achievement awards continued for Publicis Colombia: Best of Discipline and Gold in One Show, Yellow & Graphite Pencil in D&AD and GP at the New York Festival.In 2017 joined forces together with Leo Macias and Borja de la Plaza towards a new challenge: to create a new DDB Colombia as Creative General Director from Medellín working with accounts such as: Nutresa, AFP Protección, Cámara de Comercio, Noel, Luckia, Familia Inst, Metro de Medellín.
Henrietta is a Creative Strategist at NORD DDB Helsinki. Her career started at TBWA\Helsinki in 2017 by accident as she was searching for an internship for her Political Science studies. During these four long years, she has dabbled with copywriting, content and PR stuff, with her first year in advertising actually ending up with a Cannes lion.
Dylan has now been Creative Partner of his own shop for over eight years. Starting out, he spent his first ten years as a copywriter. The next twelve as a Creative Director. Two years as an Executive Creative Director. One year as a Managing Partner.
He has worked across three continents. Won over 300 Awards. Part of the B&T Agency of the Decade team. The first Australian awarded the Irving Wunderman Award for lifetime achievement at the 30th Caples Award Show. In the same year, he was also named Australian Direct Marketer of the Year. Every day is just a gift to keep doing interesting stuff.
Anna strives to create work that moves people. She lends her creative mind to brands such as Bayer, Georgia Lottery, Street Grace, and Voya Financial. Notably, she’s designed immersive experiences to shine a light on sex trafficking, told authentic stories about the educational impact of Georgia’s Lottery, and built a phone charging station made of nothing but potatoes. She’s also the founder of Adqueens, a support group for women of color in advertising, a founding member of our Diversity & Inclusion group, and serves as a mentor for Women Who Create.
Nuno started his career at FCB Portugal, in his hometown Lisbon. There, he created work for brands like Nivea and Chevrolet, among other national brands.
Following a good year in Cannes, he was invited to do global and regional work at TBWA Singapore. There, he created integrated campaigns for brands like Airbnb, Corona, Singapore Airlines and Adidas, among others.
He then moved to Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Boulder, where he worked for over two years. He helped the agency win new business, and created and produced award-winning campaigns for Hotels.com and Infiniti.
Nuno re-joined the TBWA network in 2017 by moving to the New York office, where he currently works as a Creative Director, running the Oculus, TD Bank and Singapore Tourism Board accounts, as well as creating work for several others like Nissan, Tic Tac and the Columbia Journalism Review.
His work has been awarded many times at festivals like Cannes, D&AD, The Clio Awards, Andy Awards, New York Festivals, One Show, London International Awards, Spikes Asia, among others.
He also won the Young Lions competition in Cannes twice. In 2009 representing Portugal, and in 2012 representing Singapore.
Ric is an award winning trailer editor with fifteen years experience working between London, New York and LA on hundreds of campaigns for every major studio. He has recently worked on the campaigns for Bill and Ted Face the Music, Scoob! and It: Chapter 2. Ric lives in Pasadena with his wife and two children.
As Executive Creative Director at TBWA\Thailand, Chanatthapol is responsible for creating a great solution for brands. He has worked for Unilever, Coca-Cola, Tesco Lotus, Heineken, Halls, John Deere, and McDonald’s.
Chanatthapol has spent more than 16 years working in advertising, started from Lowe Lintas and Partner, BBDO Bangkok, TBWA\Thailand, JWT Bangkok, and back to TBWA\Thailand where he’s now an Executive Creative Director.
His works have been recognized by numerous international awards. As he brought back 16 tiny Lions back to Thailand since 2007. Now he is excited to learn the new things through discussion with all famous creatives in Advertising industry.
Melissa Tifrere is an Independent Executive Producer currently living and working in NYC. Beginning her career in advertising in 2004 she has worked at many of the leading creative shops in the industry large and small from BBDO and McCann to Translation and Joan Creative. Executing productions for many clients like Microsoft, AT&T, Reebok, Samsung to name just a few. With a strong passion to help creatives bring their ideas to fruition Melissa has had the opportunity to partner with some of the top creative talent in the industry.
Bastian is a copywriter in Hamburg, Germany. Currently he is working as Creative Director for clients such as BMW, Beck’s and Tchibo in Europe's largest independent agency group Serviceplan. He did an apprenticeship at the Texterschmiede (today: School of ideas), and later he did his “Fachwirt”(certified expert) in online marketing. The fact he can pay his rent with ideas today is not least due to his long-time team partner and Brother-in-Crime: Damian Kuczmierczyk. But also to his patient teachers and mentors, who he found at DDB, Jung von Matt or Philipp & Keuntje.
Philipp “Trübi” Trübiger is a Senior Art Director from Germany. When some used to describe him as “easily distracted” or “never really focussed”, they just didn’t see what he was focussed on – the fascinating details everywhere, the things that have no purpose but to be beautiful and the wonderful world as a whole. Soon he began experimenting, crafting and building himself, mainly with the moving image. So he set out to become a director studying Art & Technology in the Netherlands and Film Production in England.
But when Leo Burnett in Frankfurt showed him the world of advertising, a new variable entered the game: purpose. And since then his path has continued via DDB to Europe’s largest independent agency group Serviceplan in Hamburg. He now uses his passion for film and his love for details to sell cars, beer and the occasional cup of coffee – such as Volkswagen, BMW, Beck’s, Telekom or Tchibo.
And because the world can never be beautiful enough, Trübi uses his spare time to design album covers for starving musicians or builds digital coughing soundboards to let off steam while telling everyone in earshot how much he loves chocolate and tea.
Born in Vienna, educated by Walter Lürzer at the University of Applied art in Vienna I moved 2000 to HH to work for Jung von Matt as an Creative Art, since 2009 as an Creative Director Art.
Pictures are my big love. I draw them, photograph them, eat them. I love pictures more than everything. Everything can be a picture. I like to nonstop create visuality. One of my best pictures/layouts I created is my son Valentin ❤️.
World and life inspires me. I dont like breaks or Sundays.
I loved and still love to work for big brands like MINI, Ebay, DOUGLAS, Ligne Rose, IWC, Ben & Jerrys, Hamburger Philharmoniker, Unicredit, Nintendo.
Julia started her advertising career at Demner Merlicek and Bergman in Vienna and since then she is part of Jung von Matt, Hamburg.
Julias work has been awarded at major advertising shows like NY festival, D&AD, One Show, Cannes Lions, Clios, London International Advertising Awards, Cresta, Eurobest, Golden Award, Lead Awards, Epica Awards, ADC NY, ADC Europe, ADC Germany, Creative Club Austria and has been featured in Lürzer Archive and Lürzers Archive Best Illustrators Worldwide. She created two visual books with Jean-Remy von Matt - „Stimmen aus dem Aquarium“.
I have worked in advertising for more than 10 years as a Copywriter and Creative Director in the following agencies: Young & Rubicam (Colombia), Saatchi and Saatchi (Puerto Rico) and currently at Alma DDB (Miami, USA).
There, I have managed brands like: Clorox (US Market), McDonald's (US Market), Pepsi (US Market), Movistar, Toyota, Lexus, Fiat, Acnur, Adidas, Home Center, Land Rover, Colgate, Mabe, H&S, FesColombina, UNICEF, Texaco, Goodyear and Hewlett Packard.
Throughout my career, I have participated and won in different festivals around the globe, such as: New York Festivals, Cannes, Clio, D&AD, FIAP, Ojo de Iberoamérica and Sol.
I am a 2-time "Ad of the Week" winner on Archive Magazine and have been published there 14 times (#1 in USA, last 10 years). One of my campaigns was included in AdLatina's "20 Best Campaigns in the Last Decade"
I have been previously Jury at Ojo de Iberoamérica 2019.
Juan Pablo Valencia, is originally from Chile, with Art Direction, Copywriting and Strategic skills.
He has been working approximately 15 years for brands like Procter & Gamble, Nestlé, Mars, Samsung, Unilever, Pepsico, Beeline, and many others, as an Art Director, Creative Group Head, Creative Director, Executive Creative Director, and Regional Creative Director & Advisor, in Chile (BBDO and other agencies), Russia (BBDO and Contrapunto) and in the Central Asia and Caucasus region (TBWA, CHEIL and currently FCB).
He has earned more than 200 awards and honors at different international festivals like Clio Healthcare, Epica Awards, Golden Drum, AD Stars, PIAF, Red Apple, Golden Hammer, KIAF, AD Black Sea, Creativity Awards, White Square, IDEA, Popok, ADCR, Best of Central Asia & Caucasus, and National Diploma at Cannes Lions, becoming the most awarded Creative Director in the whole region, and in addition of been during several times in a row "agency of the year” throughout the Central Asia region.
His works has been published in numerous advertising magazines and books like Luerzer’s Archive, Communication Arts, Epica Book, Epica Brand Tribute (Samsung), Creativity Annual Awards and many others.
He is currently at the top #12 as Copywriter and #22 as Art Director in the world at the prestigious magazine Luerzer's Archive during the last 10 years.
In 2018 he reached the top #1 in the world from BESTADSONTV.com as a Creative (Copywriter/Art Director).
And during the last 5 years he is ranked #12.
He has been jury around 40 times at many local, regional and international advertising festivals like: New York Festivals, AD Stars, Cresta Awards, Creativity Awards, The Bowery Awards, Mobius Awards, SIA, Lisbon, Golden Drum, PHNX Tribute, White Square, KIAF, Young Lions, Popok, and others from Central Asia region.
Currently he is the Regional Creative Advisor for FCB Artgroup (for the TICCA region: Turkey, Iran, Caucasus and Central Asia region).
Francisco Valenzuela is Chilean Associate Creative Director currently working at McCann New York.
Since joining McCann New York in 2017, Francisco has helped the office craft some of its most important work, from the biggest Nespresso global campaign to date to the Covid-19 Mucinex initiative to help America fight the pandemic, a design-led campaign that made headlines in the national and international media. Francisco has also contributed to elevating the work for brands such as Lysol, Annovera, State Street Global Advisors, Chick-Fil-A, Cigna and more.
Before his move to the US, Francisco was an Art Director at Circus Grey Peru. Here, he was named as one of the network's Global Creative Rising Stars by Grey Worldwide. His work helped the office climb from 24th to 4th place on the Grey Global Creative Ranking. A stint that concluded in 2017, when his team pulled off the biggest Cannes Lions win in the history of Peruvian advertising with “A Love Song Written by a Murderer.”
Over the years Francisco has helped with important new business wins and impactful work for clients. His work has been recognized multiple times by Cannes Lions, Effie and El Ojo de Iberoamérica among others.
JC is the Co-Founder & CEO of Propel Manila, one of the first digital creative agencies in the Philippines since 2010. The country’s crossover from analogue to Digital, centered his curiosity to the compounding impact of Technology Communications, Marketing, Distributions, but more importantly to how it generated tremendous solutions to everyday problems of people.
As a company of people, he has built Propel Manila with a culture-first mindset, successfully equating the bottom-line impact of a people-first philosophy and operations. As an evolving entrepreneur, JC continuously innovates the portfolio of the company to enter key verticals that bridge brands to the total customer funnel. His worse fear in life is to be an unrealized potential.
Ricard is an Executive Creative Director at TBWA/CHIAT/DAY New York.
He has worked in Spain, Italy, and in the US at agencies such as OGILVY NY, BBDO, DDB, EURO RSCG, Y&R, and JWT, to name a few.
Ricard’s work has been awarded at the most prestigious festivals in the industry such as The One Show, D&AD, Art Director’s Club, Clio Awards, The New York Festivals, Eurobest, Epica and The Webbys. He has received over 20 Cannes Lions, including a Grand Prix. His work is also in the permanent collection at the MOMA and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
In his more than 20 years of career, he has worked for some of the most important agencies in Spain, Brazil and the UK: FCB Tapsa, McCann Erickson Madrid, WMcCann, Ogilvy Brazil, MullenLowe London or Serviceplan Spain, where he currently works as an Executive Creative Director. During this time, he has leaded the most diverse and talented creative teams, to build stronger and more powerful brands, like Movistar, Nescafé, Repsol, Tourism of Valencia, Schweppes, Banco de Alimentos, Unilever, Puerto de Indias Gin, Sloggi, or Coca-Cola, for whom he developed the global campaign for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. His passion is to solve communication problems through innovative, intelligent and purposeful ideas that don’t leave the audience indifferent.
After happily graduating in Philosophy, Camilla says farewell to Sartre & Nietzsche to attend a PHD in Advertising, at the European Institute of Design. She starts her career as a Copywriter in Publicis Milan and in 2014 she joins We Are Social Milan, where she still works today as a Senior Creative. Over the past seven years she has incredibly not regretted her choice to join the communication industry, where she has had the opportunity to collaborate with some of her favorite brands, like Netflix and IKEA.
Jaroslav started his career in advertising only 7 years ago, but he has already become one of the most significant creatives in Slovakia and his work has been recognized by Adweek, Directory or Forbes. Since 2019 he has been Creative Director at MUW Saatchi & Saatchi Bratislava, where he currently leads the Telekom Unit. Jaroslav's campaigns have received more than forty domestic and foreign awards for creativity and efficiency in advertising, including Cresta Award, Golden Hammer or Euro Effie. With his five wins, he is a national record holder in Young Lions competition and only the second Slovak medalist from Cannes Young Lions. He hates averageness and believes that doing things with passion is the way to success.
In love with drawing since his younger age, Mathieu has published two books as an illustrator and is an avid comic book collector.
Paris born and raised, he moved to New-York in 2015 (with his wife) and came back to Paris in 2019 to work as ECD at WNP (with is wife, his son, 2 dogs and 2 cats).
He is a seasoned, multi-awarded creative with more than 20 years experience in the industry, has a deep understanding of client businesses and a knack for attention-grabbing creative ideas.
He has worked for many iconic brands, helping them successfully grow their business while expanding their creative reputation.
A Costa Rican who loves advertising and works in it since he was 7 years old, that's me. I was always close to advertising, in different ways, participating in the production of television commercials, but when I turn 18, I land my first job in a network as a junior copywriter. I had the honor of being awarded at local and international festivals every year since then, such as New York festivals, One Show, FIAP, Effie awards, Epica Awards, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, WINA Awards, Adstars in Asia, Festival Volcán Central America among others.
Currently, I lead the creative path of the my own independent agency in Costa Rica, with 3 regional clients in Central America, in challenging times where the world, the country and the brands have to reinvent themselves as many times as necessary.
Her career began over 10 years ago as an account manager for newsletter campaigns. While working in several acclaimed agencies such Pilot, Yours Truly, elbkind and Scholz & Friends Berenice found her passion in social media. She worked on various social media campaigns ranging from small to big and including renown clients such as o2, Procter & Gamble, Dr. Oetker, Volkswagen, EDEKA, Nivea & Adobe.
In her current position as account director at the social media agency achtung! Engage, she is in charge of the agency’s biggest client, overseeing multiple social media campaigns, making sure that each and every project runs smoothly and working closely with an eclectic group of creative professionals.
I'm a pervasive character... someone who's passionate and energetic. Not your everyday '"Business Lead", I see myself as a collaboration of creative imagination and strategic thinker.
To some this may sound like a recipe for disaster or a case of a 'client servicing trying to be creative' but for me you need to always have a balance of both sides of the agency, even more if you can!
I believe you need to be more than ordinary to get the most out of creativity.
This has driven my team to award winning work across different places and spaces, from London, to Dubai and to Sydney, expanding most categories you could imagine and those that you can’t!
Jeni Wamberg is a Creative Director at BUCK, Los Angeles. Her lifelong love of storytelling is what initially attracted her to motion design’s wide palette of creative tools. Jeni’s work runs the gamut from television opening titles (NBC’s Parks and Recreation), to commercial campaigns (Mattel’s Barbie), to network branding (A&E, Cartoon Network, and the SEC Network).
Since joining BUCK, Jeni has continued to innovate by collaborating with some of the world’s biggest brands on AR experiences, apps, and experiments that blend technology, design, and animation. Her clients at BUCK have included Oculus, Lincoln, Etsy, Hulu, Facebook, and Instagram. Jeni has led the creative on AR experiences for Rihanna, Taylor Swift, The Beatles, Disney, and more.
The middle of seven children, she grew up writing and directing plays co-starring her siblings, making stop motion animations on her iMac G3, and watching too much TV. She attended film school at the College of Santa Fe before transferring to SCAD where she graduated with a BFA in Broadcast Design and Motion Graphics. This has led to a 13-year career in direction, design, illustration, and all forms of animation.
When not leading teams of artists and technologists at work, Jeni tries to lead her two small children around Los Angeles. She dreams of bringing back dirigible airships so she can travel the world with her family. That and to keep all of her house plants alive for just one more day.
Vivian Wang is CMO and Chairman of iQIYI New Consumer Business Group. She is always keen to and insightful about the forefront trends in not only her field of professional practices but inclusively various subjects. Vivian has 15+ years of advertising, branding and management experience in entertainment marketing industry. As a founding member of iQIYI, Vivian has led iQIYI from a startup to No. 1 in advertising sales among China’s online streaming companies, and she continues to widen the gap between iQIYI and its rivals.
In the past two years, Vivian took serval brave steps, to reform iQIYI’s Sales, IP Licensing and E-commerce into one group, the New Consumer Business Group to integrated all capabilities under one roof to widen entertainment marketing and to lead the innovative marketing strategy for iQIYI’s clients. Meanwhile, she established a marketing partnership‘Kangaroo Brand Partnership’， use iQIYI’s best resources to support all new or small consumer brand to cross the cycle from birth to maturity during the post-pandemic uncertain era.
In 2020, Vivian has received numerous awards for her contributions within the industry including Asia-Pacific Power List 2020 Top 50, Women Lead the Change 2020 Best Entrepreneur and China Advertising Marketing Awards Top 10 CMO, etc.
With over 30 regional and global award wins, Charis Welikande is a videogame nerd and hot sauce fiend who delights in devouring books and crafting witty narratives on social media.
Her mantra is, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough,” and she has 7 years of experience with a background in Social and ATL.
While an all-around provider of copy for different digital projects, Charis is responsible for campaign and always-on B2B content for clients such as UFS, FrieslandCampina, Microsoft and Subway.
Jenna has been a part of the RAPP family since 2015. She started her journey with the RAPP organization, and in the marketing industry, by serving as a founding member of RAPP’s Corporate Communications discipline, where she worked to elevate the RAPP brand. Currently, as Associate Director of Global Comms, Jenna helps RAPP stand out amongst its industry competitors as a meaningful thought leader, an awarded best place to work, and a well-recognized agency amongst clients and consultants. She also assisted in founding and launching Omnicom’s global LGBTQIA+ ERG (employee resource group), OPEN Pride, and continues to be a contributing board member.
In her free time, her passion for coding and creativity has led her to found and operate a small business of her own, JW Designs, through which she helps small businesses with their advertising and visual/graphic needs. Stepping away from the computer, she loves anything to get her outdoors - from gardening to hiking, traveling or yoga.
Tynesha is an award-winning Group Creative Director with over 17 years agency experience. She has helped to shape award-winning campaigns for many brands across categories including heavy-hitters like McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Nissan, Toyota, AT&T, Procter and Gamble, Chevy, MINI, Doritos, adidas and Google just to name a few. Tynesha’s played in some of the industry’s biggest arenas including Cannes and the Superbowl, with a commercial that ranked one of the top 3 spots of that year. Tynesha not only knows her way around the advertising space, but also brings a diverse skill set that also includes directing, and screenwriting. Currently, she leads the creative teams for both entertainment and non-entertainment brands for Cashmere.
Sherman Winfield is an Executive Creative Director at VMLY&R.
Prior to VMLY&R, he served as VP/Creative Director at Fitzco. During his tenure, he lead creative on the world’s largest spice manufacturer McCormick, French’s, Stubb’s, Coca-Cola, amongst others regional and national brands. His most noted work during his tenure includes Coca-Cola’s “1,000 Name Celebration”, the :15 radio assignment-turned-national campaign for Share A Coke, and the full rebrand of French’s Mustard that resulted in a new creative platform, record sales, and a series of daring experiential efforts, including the highly successful Mustard Ice Cream.
From 2012-2016, he resided in New York working at agencies, including SS+K, McCann NY and iCrossing. He got his start at Crispin Porter + Bogusky (Boulder) in 2009 as a Jr. Art Director. creating work for Old Navy, Kraft Mac & Cheese, Jell-O and Best Buy. Sherman’s work has been recognized and awarded internationally by Cannes, One Show, D&AD, New York Festivals, Art Director’s Club, The Webbys, The Shortys and others.
Sherman, a native of Richmond, VA is also an avid sneaker collector, with well-over 130 pair to his name. He created a custom Air Jordan sneaker that payed homage to the “Crying Jordan” meme that caught the attention of every major sneaker and sports outlet, including Sports Illustrated, NY Times and ESPN.
Most importantly, he adores spending time with his superhero wife, baby boy and puppy Coltrane (often confused with “Soul Train”, but that works too).
Stefan is a multidisciplinary creative director from Berlin. Despite being Swiss and German he is often awfully late, but his excuse will be set in beautiful letters with perfect spacing.
After graduating in media design he went into the world of advertising, working at Jung von Matt and TBWA\Heimat,Berlin – two of Germany’s most renowned ad agencies. In the last 10 years he was lucky to work with fantastic and creative people from all over the globe and also for clients such as Google, CNN, Hornbach or Hyundai. Believing that great collaboration forges the base of success his work has been recognized and awarded at the Cannes Lions, London International Awards, One Show, CLIO, NYF, Art Directors Club Germany, Lovie, Webby.
His self-initiated projects “Fukushima Water” or “The Ocean Plastic book” gained wide international press coverage and were discussed in publications such as The Guardian, FastCompany, VICE, the Huffington Post and many design blogs.
Stefan loves every shade of the RGB spectrum and has a thing for the visual side of quirky 90s music videos. If he’s not thinking about ads he can be find out in the nature for a bike ride.
Min-Lung is a Christian, a husband, and a father with two kids. Being the Executive Creative Director of Wunderman Thompson Taipei with 20-year creative experience.
In 2020, he received an honorary award as the “Outstanding Creative Individual” at Taiwan Advertising Festival. His works has received awards such as Cannes Lions, One Show, New York Festivals Advertising Awards, AD Stars Awards (Gold), Cresta Awards (Gold), Spikes Awards, The LIA Chinese Creativity Show (Gold), One Show Greater China Awards, and more than 200 awards at regional advertising festivals.
He likes to use ideas to help clients to solve problems. Since 2012, he has worked with team members to implement the concept of public welfare and contribute to society every year.
Hi. I'm Andy. A highly awarded digital creative, leader, jury judge, product designer, artist and most proudly - father of two.
I lead a talented team of digital specialists from the Düsseldorf office that plug into projects to produce rapid data driven creative solutions at scale. From consultancy, conception to implementation and development, we concept and execute a wide variety of digital campaign assets. The team focuses on holistic digital campaigning, including interactive landing pages, mobile applications, display and social media storytelling.
I'm lucky to sit on various International Jury panels and I’m a representative of the European BBDO social media council. I have two amazing kids and a wonderfully talented wife who works on the production side. When I get time (not often), I like to make stuff. You can see some of my favorite work here: www.andywyeth.com
I am a creative strategist and brand communication consultant. I began my professional activity as an advertising manager and expert in 2001, and entered the field of consultation and training a few years later. Over the past 19 years, I have worked with nearly 100 organizations, companies, and brands in different industries including clothing, banking, insurance, food industry, charity, construction industry, IT firms and startups, auto parts industry, porcelain and tableware manufacturers, and cosmetic, hygiene, and detergent brands, as a consultant and project executor (in brand communication, institutional advertising, public relations projects), or as a manager (in advertising, public relations, and international affairs departments). I am also currently working with a few advertising and creative boutique agencies on a project-by-project basis and as a consultant in the area of brand strategy and communications.
I worked as the strategy documentation consultant and international communications manager for standardizing and helping Iranian brands in their competition at international festivals in projects such as corporate video, TV advertisement, and branding. All of these efforts yielded successful results, including silver and bronze medals and qualifying for the finalist level in several reputable festivals in the US, UK and France.
I was the first Iranian to manage to sit on the grand jury of international advertising, marketing, and business festivals and for the first time in Iran, I have been working as the executive judge of grand prizes with several international festivals.
Audrey Yeo is an Associate Creative Director at BUCK, Los Angeles. As a versatile designer with strengths in graphic design, illustration, and concept design, Audrey has worked on and led teams for Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Netflix. Her work has been recognized by the ADC Awards, One Show, the ANDYs, and Ciclope.
Audrey was born in Singapore, where she learned Animation and Motion Design before getting accepted to SCAD to study Motion Media Design. She’s a self proclaimed wallflower and a creator at heart, dabbling in all types of design—from programming audio visualizers and lights to designing, modelling, and printing toys. Variety is crucial to her creative soul, and she will never stop learning and exploring.
Director, producer, and photographer Hayley Young is firm believer in the universal power of visual storytelling. Her work spans from editorial photography for outlets such as Seattle Magazine, OUT, Filter, The Guardian and Washington Post to music video and commercial direction for clients including Atlantic Records, Hollywood Records and RCA. She has captured thousands of people and their intimate stories over the past decade, being invited into their homes, places of work, and communities. Her work reflects the same curiosity, exploration and discovery she experiences with each access granted.
Now serving as the Executive Producer of Curator Pictures, Young has reimagined the production company's structure to create a collaborate space which champions female/womxn directors and storytellers. Having experienced first-hand what it’s like to be the only female voice in the room, Young is passionate about breaking down industry barriers to entry and unlocking contribution opportunities for women. She is excited to be part of this evolution and thrilled to represent and grow a pool of incredible, diverse, female/womxn directors.
While getting a bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Communications, I got my first job as a creative at WPP’s GroupM, implementing creative solutions in media for local and international brands such as Unilever, Coca Cola, MARS Incorporated, and Colgate-Palmolive.
At just 22 years old, I’ve been fortunate enough to be one of the youngest art directors in the country, working for Ogilvy Dominicana with mass consumption brands such as Centro Cuesta Nacional, Alpha Inversiones, and Jumbo Hypermarket, which we recently accomplished being ranked as the 13th most effective brand in Latin America according to the Effie Index.
Being so active in the industry at such a young age has helped me to have a broader view on how communication impacts culture as well as understanding firsthand the needs and behavior of the upcoming generation of consumers.
My goal is to keep shapeshifting my work so that it challenges conventions while creating true value and purpose for brands and expanding the creative horizons for the local advertising industry.
I feel honored to be cooperating alongside such outstanding professionals and am truly looking forward to being amazed by some of the best world-class ideas.
Illustrator by vocation, art director by choice. Salvatore Zanfrisco starts his career at DDB. Then he moves on to Bcube and Havas. In 2019 He comes back to DDB as Creative Director. He had the pleasure to work with important brands from different business sectors, such as Volkswagen, BMW, MINI, Peugeot, Costa Cruises, Campari, Beck’s, Corona and so on, winning national and international awards.
I started my career in advertising in 2007, as an Intern Copywriter in Leo Burnett. Funny enough, I never got a driving licence but I worked mainly for automotive brands like Volkswagen, Audi, MINI and BMW, for several years. After a long and pleasant journey through some of the biggest agencies in Italy – such as DDB, Young&Rubicam, Lowe, Bcube - in 2015 I made my comeback to Leo Burnett. Firstly as Head of Copy and since 2017 as Creative Director, I managed the creative teams working for Alitalia, Samsung, ALDI, Sottilette [Mondelēz] and McDonald’s Italy, winning a few awards along the way.
Since March 2021 I work in VMLY&R Italy as Creative Director.
Deny Zatariano lives in São Paulo where he is the creative director at REF+, one of the 5 largest independent agencies in Brazil and elected the most effective independent agency according to the FICE Ibero-American festival, with a multicultural team serving clients throughout Latin America. He has works recognized in festivals and international publications, among them the English magazine Contagious that indicated the campaign #FRETEABUSIVONÃO (#nonabusivefreight) among the 25 best campaigns of the world in 2018.
Carolina is a Creative and Art Director at Mccann Santiago. She began her career in 2008 in a small agency called La Familia. She toured in various agencies such as Grey, Lowe Porta, Mccann Santiago, Prolam Y&R. She also took time off to pursue illustration projects. He has worked with brands such as Polla Chilena, Cerveza Escudo, Coca Cola, Banco Bci, among others. She is also an active member of the Círculo de creativas Chile, a group that seeks equality for women in the creative area. She currently works at Mccann Santiago as a Senior Art Director.
Mike plays an integral part of the team at Ogilvy Health Sydney. Since joining in 2006, his creative experience and collaborations across a wide range of campaigns and categories have helped raise the profile of Ogilvy Health as one of the most recognised healthcare agencies in Australia. Mike believes that great work starts with an emotional connection - a sense of energy that can provoke a thought or capture an element of the human spirit that unites us. He feels the arena of health presents a unique opportunity to create awareness through the power of people’s stories. Mike enjoys being part of the creative challenge, having the opportunity to collectively change lives, promote solutions and improve overall health and wellbeing.