There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
In just under a decade, Batool has blossomed in the chaos of creativity that is the advertising industry. She is a true inspiration inside and outside the Saatchi network and is among the youngest women in the industry to lead business operations.
Only a few minutes into a meeting with Batool and you know you’ll enjoy working or traveling with her. Capitalizing on this strength, Batool has not only formed immovable relationships with multitudes of clients but also chiseled her trusty client relationship team to be more future-focused. This is why they only present clients with holistic advertising solutions that drive unmistakable results.
The past couple of years were a whirlwind of emotions and accomplishments. Having achieved it all behind the figurative curtains of advertisers, Batool now wishes to move beyond her comfort zone. She got a taste of the other side of the fold by entering the grand juries of prestigious award shows such as The Dragons of Asia Awards, Global Content Awards, MENA Agency Awards, MENA Search Awards and last year’s New York Festivals Advertising Awards. In doing so, she got a sneak peek into the kaleidoscope of advertising cultures around the world.
She is a true champion for growth and one of the pioneering minds that led the agency’s drive towards experimenting with cutting-edge advertising solutions. Batool believes that the two keys to her success in transforming lifeless brands into superstars is trust and transparency. This is why her quest to making impossible possible has been a rollercoaster ride she would gladly relive a thousand times.
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.
Tiago is a Creative Director at GUT São Paulo. With his collaboration, the agency has built a solid creative reputation in only 4 years of existence, been featured amongst the most creative offices in the world.
With more than 16 years of experience, Tiago worked at important agencies in the Brazilian market, such as Africa DDB and TBWA Brazil,creating successful local, regional and global campaigns. During his career, he collaborated with brands from different sectors like Mercado Livre, Youtube, Dove Men+ Care, Budweiser, Puma, Mitsubishi Motors, ESPN, MTV and many others.
His work has been recognized by the major International Awards.
I’m Fernando Aguiar, a creative copywriter born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Currently, I’m living in Italy. I’ve been working in advertising for about 14 years in three different countries with a great variety of brands such as Kia, Abarth, McDonald’s, Vodafone Portugal, Lavazza Coffee, among others.
Andrés is a Costarican copywriter who started his career in his home country but quickly moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina. There, he honed his skills and worked in some of the top agencies in the country, including BBDO Argentina and Grey. Currently, besides working at UltraSuperNew, Tokyo, he writes and publishes short stories and novels.
Sapna has over 14 years of stellar advertising experience, having worked in agencies in India, Singapore and now the US. She is responsible for several highly awarded and acclaimed campaigns for brands like Uber, Abbott, Nike, Google, Barbie, Vat 69, Virgin Mobile, Beck's beer, CRY, Axe, Magnum Ice Cream, Vaseline and several others. She is always trying to push herself and everyone around her to create fresher, more relevant work. Along the way, she has won a bunch of awards including Cannes, One Show and Spikes.
Art Director based in Italy with a worldwide experience in advertising. Eight years of experience in the advertising industry, working for brands such as Heineken, Barilla, and Netflix. He won five Grand Prix at the most recognized advertising award institutions and more than twenty-five awards worldwide. His creative background is rooted in Art and Sculpture, where he founded an Art Association to create a connection between local and International artists. He’s now fully dedicated to the advertising world and enjoying small breaks of surf experience around Europe.
Carlos Alcácer has more than 10 years of experience in the creation and design of creative campaigns for different brands. He has a degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the University Jaume I of Castellón and a diploma in Graphic Design from the EASDCS.
He has worked for brands such as Mercedes Benz, Five Hours, Amstel and Amstel Radler, William Hill, Campofrío, Turismo de la Comunitat Valenciana, Salesforce, Panasonic, Siemens, ohhh! Foundation, among others.
Raju is an Integrated brand builder with years of experience in multiple categories across various regions and communication disciplines.
Before joining Genero, Raju did a short stint at REDHILL Communication to launch Redhill Studio, an integrated creative services practice.
Prior to that he was the CEO of Grey Group Indonesia. He lead Grey Singapore and Thailand before that. Winner of The "Agency professional of the year - 2011 and "Agency Head of the year" 2014 at the Singapore Hall of fame awards show, Under Raju's leadership, Grey Group Singapore won the Creative Agency of the year at SPHINK awards 2013 and the Global Healthcare Agency of the year 2014. Agency of the year and Digital agency of the year at the Gong show Singapore in 2015. Grey Group Thailand went on to become 2015 Digital Agency of the year. Within 12 months of taking over the duties at Grey Indonesia, The agency was awarded “ Creative agency of the year (Silver) at the Campaign Asia Awards in December 2018.
Raju transformed Grey Group Singapore into the country’s fastest-growing creative outfit within a year. He boosted the agency’s profitability by leading the team to win major accounts, local and regional, such as Sentosa, Wyeth, KFC, Ministry of Manpower, Abbott Nutrition, Allianz Insurance, La Salle, British Council and Contact Singapore. He also made strategic creative hires as well as increased the local team size by five times making it one of the largest creative agencies in Singapore.
Rodrigo Almeida, A.K.A. Monte has more than 20 years of experience as a copywriter/CD/ECD, having worked in Rio, Lisbon (Portugal) and Sao Paulo. For all these years, he keeps having opportunities to work with great people and, alongside them, to win some important awards worldwide, such as a Glass GP at Cannes (the first one for Brazil), two Effie’s GPs in a row, NY Festivals, D&AD, El Ojo (one more GP) and The One Show, among others.
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.
With extensive experience in digital, he has been working for 18 years in the advertising market as a creative and content professional. His career also includes passages in agencies such as Cheil Brazil, Proximity BBDO, Grey Group, G2, Rapp Brazil, Sunset Jotacom and others. Among the brands he has worked with are , Samsung, Havaianas, Eucerin, Duolingo, Pepsi, P&G, Santander, Avianca, BMW Group, Mastercard. Felipe also adds to his career performances as a judge, in addition to winning awards at important national and international festivals such as the Effie Awards Brasil and Latam, Lisbon Tech International, Lusófonos Creativity Awards, ECHO Latam and Global, Lurzer's Archive, Creative Club Festive São Paulo and ABRADI Award, in which he was recognized as a Digital Creative Professional of the year (2019).
Maximiliano started his career back in 2015 as a Jr. Copywriter. Now 31, he is working as a Creative Director at Innvented (@weareinnvented), a technological innovation agency, with a clear premise: what's never been seen before, makes you stand out.
Along with his teams, Maximiliano has created outstanding work for both local and international clients, such as Toyota, Burger King, Jeep, Movistar, Renault, Amnesty International and Nescafé, to name a few.
Maximiliano has been recognised with every local award (+100) and many international ones, including several metals at El Ojo de Iberoamérica and FIAP.
Aside from advertising, his true passions are fútbol, basketball and music, where Peñarol, the Miami Heat and the Rolling Stones represent key aspects of his life.
Creative Vice President and Founder of Archer Troy. As a Creative, Mike has managed to take Archer Troy to the top, being considered the best independent creative agency in Mexico according to The One Show, New York Festival, El Sol de Iberoamérica, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, IAB Mexico, Merca2.0 Magazine, Agency Scope and recently the Special Cream Edition of AdLatina. In addition to being considered one of the most effective Indies agencies in the world in the World Effie Index ranking.
Mike has been chosen as one of the most influential creators in the industry, according to Líderes Mexicanos Magazine. He has also been included in the list of the 50 most influential people in marketing and advertising by Merca2.0 Magazine and was selected as one of the greatest advertisers in Mexico, according to El Club de la Publicidad de Estatus TV.
Winner of prestigious awards such as: The One Show, Clio Awards, Effie Awards, El Sol de Iberoamérica, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Cresta Awards, Ad Forum, FIAP, Best In Show at the IAB Awards, ECHO, Círculo de Oro, Caracol de Plata, WINA, FePI, FIP, Victorias Aladas, Gran Tótem and the Quórum Award, among others.
Mike has been a jury member at major national and international festivals such as being Grand Jury at El Sol de Iberoamérica, Effie Awards Latin America, New York Festival, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, FIAP, WINA Global Festival, Círculo de Oro, FePI and FIP. He began his professional career at Warner Bros. Pictures, and with only four years of experience, he decided to start Archer Troy. To date, he has created more than 300 advertising campaigns for brands such as Warner Bros. Pictures, Amazon Prime Video, Under Armour, McDonald's, Activision, Hasbro, Universal Pictures, Hoteles Fiesta Inn, Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, LEGO, Walt Disney Pictures, Nestlé, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox, Maruchan and Scribre, among others.
Likewise, he has worked in the creation of campaigns for products such as: "SpiderMan No Way Home," "Harry Potter," "The Avengers," "My Favorite Villain," "The Lord of the Rings," "Fast and Furious," "Batman, The Dark Knight," "Superman, The Man of Steel" and "Matrix."
He is also the creative mind behind the highest-grossing releases in the history of Mexican cinema, such as: "No se aceptan devoluciones", "Nosotros los Nobles" and "Qué Culpa tiene el Niño" and two of the most successful Documentaries of all time: "Presunto Culpable" and "De Panzazo."
Mohsen Arjang has 12 years of advertising and digital marketing experience, Ebmedia Corp., the agency he founded in 2010, is one of the leading digital marketing and branding and market research agency to provide digital full-service to the corporations.
He worked as digital marketing and branding consultant with domestic and international brands. Wide range of clients from municipalities in city branding project to startups has given the agency a privilege to meet and provide services to the different spectrum of demands.
In addition, he teaches digital marketing, digital branding and content creation strategy in multiple academic institutions and has translated 3 books in the field of communication and marketing. He has also given workshops in universities and conferences.
Global Creative Lead on Shell at Wunderman Thompson.
He’s worked in Paris, Dubai, Beirut, Amsterdam, London and can talk about it in French, English, Farsi, and un poquito en Española..
Here are some of the things he has done in 20+ years in advertising:
He worked for Airbus and launched the A380, made London double decker buses run on coffee fuel, made a female empowerment campaign in Lebanon before it was cool to make female empowerment campaigns and won the very first Gold Lion for the country and introduced the first 3D printed adidas Futurecraft4d trainers.
Ellynore began her creative career at the age of 2, when she learned to speak. She immediately used this skill to tell fabulous stories that no one could understand (she still does, to this day). Her career took off at 16 when she learned to read and write. From there, she just had to find how to be paid for that.
Luckily in 2013, just 10 little years later, she started as an intern at BETC Paris, and was eventually adopted. As a junior copywriter, she decided to do some creative tourism and traveled around Parisian agencies. She settled down at Ogilvy Paris, where she worked on Netflix, Dove, Vittel, Philipps… and had the chance to visit the city of Cannes. She even brought back a little Gold Lion as a souvenir, for her campaign with the French rapper Black M.
After that, she did a quick stop of a year in Herezie, where she signed several copywriting campaigns, especially a particularly noticed one for the brand Elephant.
Today she’s back at BETC Paris, and continues to write stories for Citroën, Canal+, Veet, Crédit Agricole, AIDES...
A student of creativity, passionate about disruptive advertising and marketing. A graphic designer, turned copywriter. Big on learning, exploring, experimentation and growth.
Always pushing to bring something new to the table, the weirder the better. With over 10 years in the field, having worked on brands like FIFA, HBO, Sprite (Coca-Cola), ARY Digital and ARY News (Asia, USA, UK and ME) and McDonalds.
In the course of her career in a number of globally known advertising agencies, such as VMLY&R Commerce and Geometry Global, TBWA and Grey G2, Olga created and supervised a great many integrated advertising campaigns for international brands including Campari, Tele2, Colgate, P&G, Visa and Vichy.
Olga’s conceptual thinking in frames of creativity and strategy, as well as craving for developing people centric experiences helped her work and ideas prove effective in activating brands at the speed of life and, therefore, be recognized by major festivals around the world, e.g., Effie Awards, Cristal Festival, Silver Mercury and others.
Besides advertising, Olga highly appreciates Dylan Moran’s hilarious stand-up specials, “Metropolitan Life” by the iconic Fran Leibowitz and Ana Juan’s gorgeous covers to the New Yorker.
Brenda started her career in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil, 8 years ago. Once she decided to enter this advertising world, she moved to São Paulo to work in those big buildings, with big agencies. She created for brands like Mastercard, Natura, Beats, Burger King and Playstation.
It took 5 years, 4 agencies, a beverage drink creation, a bank launching, some awards and a lot of work, to get to Los Angeles, where she is right now. Working as a Senior Creative Writer at Anomaly.
Born in a small town outside Sao Paulo in Brazil, my creative career has taken me all the way to four different countries developing and leading award-winning creative campaigns for the most prestigious advertising hubs from West to East. Through my journey to the unexpected, I had thread my personal ethos to combine art, craft and design to solve today's most pressing business problems, partnering with brands to create impactful and effective work..
This has helped me to be awarded at some of the most prestigious creativity and effectiveness shows (Cannes Lion Festival, The One Show, ADC Awards, D&AD, Clio Awards, LIA, Cresta, Andy Awards, Dubai Lynx, Effie, Loeries) in categories like design, craft, brand & entertainment, creative data, integrated and interactive mobile. I was also fortunate to land a project in one of the most respected advertising magazines in the world Lürzer's Archive - 200 BEST Illustrators Worldwide issue.
Jeff is an ACD Copywriter, mentor, co-founder of www.theavaillist.com, and ex-portfolio school instructor, with 12+ years experience in creative, 3+ in account and 20+ in adulting; he’s also won a few awards along the way.
His work spans just about everything: from relaunching ‘got milk?’ for Gen-Z with an Olympic Gold Medalist to turning the world’s beloved Hamburger Menu mobile navigation icon into an actual McDonald’s Hamburger Menu. 2 Chainz loved one of Jeff’s commercials so much, he asked to put his Frenchie and friends in it. And upon reading some of the scripts Jeff wrote for him, John Goodman said “well, I don’t hate it,” which is apparently quite the compliment.
Currently, Jeff is helping lead creative efforts on AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) and Principal Financial Group at TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles, in addition to working on new business.
Joining as a fresh-faced graduate, Matt first worked with Showpony for seven years across Bridgestone, Sapporo, Coopers and Flinders University.
Moving client-side, Matt helped lead Statewide Super’s digital transformation, before returning to agency life at Bastion Digital in Melbourne. Here, he worked across client management with accounts including Blackmores and Hydralyte, before moving to Online Circle Digital, where he headed up strategy for internationally acclaimed brands including Sirena Tuna, Barilla and Sour Patch Kids.
Coming full circle with a wealth of experience, Matt has returned to Showpony, leading digital and social media strategy from our Melbourne office. With knowledge and skills across strategy, production and activations, plus a genuine passion for all things history, art and culture that has seen him travel the world, in October 2022 Matt became General Manager of the Showpony Melbourne Office.
I'm originally from a super small city in Brazil called Juiz de Fora, with almost 20 years of experience across a wide range of local and global brands. Since a very young age, I was never afraid of changes and adapting is probably one of my strongest suits. I like to surprise myself and others, especially when I'm challenged to go the extra mile. I worked with many different agencies with different sets of expertise, from Leo Burnett Tailor Made in Brazil to recently 2y ago at Wunderman Thompson in Dubai.
As an award-winning creative, I'm proud of my work and even prouder of not being an ass kisser. Yeah, it is harder to go that way but that's who I am. I believe that being nice goes a long way.
My personal work also includes painting, illustrating, tattooing, furniture design and decoration. Sure more than hobbies, it is also a nice way to shut up my demons for a while so I can sleep in peace...LOL.
Describing himself as a “right+left brain problem-solver”, Diego Basualdo has a wide-ranging multicultural and international background, spanning over 15 years and across a broad variety of markets and industries. As an Argentinian native, Diego cut his teeth in local Buenos Aires agencies, including McCann, before making the career leap to Sao Paulo, honing his skills at Conspiraçao Filmes and Publicis, where his focus was on Latin American clients. After establishing himself in Madrid, Spain, he went on to head up some of the most important agencies in the market, including David The Agency and El Ruso de Rocky, guiding the latter to a myriad of national and international awards. These days, Diego has recently been exploring innovative ways of producing content in a number of diverse projects, using his expertise to harness close collaborations with agencies and companies such as Wieden & Kennedy, Nowness and Netflix, among many others. Outside of work, Diego is a life-long musician, an avid sushi-maker, and someone who is completely incapable of starting the day without a substantial cup of black coffee.
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.
After working around the world across 3 continents, going through Ogilvy Tokyo, BETC Paris, DDB New York, Havas Düsseldorf and Grabarz & Partner, I am currently a Senior Creative / Art Director at Jung von Matt in Hamburg.
Over the past years, I had the chance to work with some great people and created some internationally talked-about projects for brands such as Getty Images & Burger King.
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, etc.
I myself was also honored to be selected the Young Lions Germany winner in 2019
Mads Bergstrøm works as an Art Director in the Oslo-based creative agency POL – an agency that’s aims towards being the creative leader in Norway, and to challenge the bigger networks in the Nordics.
He is a creative who firmly believes in challenging ideas for the better by making brands provide value to the people they steal time from. Something that has contributed to several international and national awards throughout his career.
Over the past 10 years in the industry he has worked with large national clients such as DNB, Telenor, Norsk Tipping, NSB, Bring/Posten.
Mads also loves illustration, thrash metal and sports, and he has a love/hate relationship with Manchester United which steals valuable time of his life.
Communication agency career / 1996-2023
After graduating from ENSAAMA in 1994 and working as an assistant to a painter for a year, he joined BDDP in 1996 and then BETC as an Assistant Advertising Art Director. In 2000, he shifted his career to non-media CRM / Digital topics by joining WUNDERMAN and started to manage integrated 360° & O2O campaigns. From 2005 onwards, he joined McCann for 10 years and became a senior creative director, managing the Microsoft budget and winning several awards for Opel and Michelin.
In 2014, he joined the advertiser SFR as Creative Director to develop a Creative Studio of 15 multidisciplinary graphic designers in print, digital, motion and 3D, thus constituting a real 360° integrated agency with multiple skills. This Studio joined the PUBLICIS – SAATCHI&SAATCHI group in 2017 to address all Retail topics, social networks, motion on SFR. In 2020, he joined Cheil France as Executive Creative Director to lead a team of 25 employees to mainly address 360° campaign topics, Retail, digital activations and Events.
Trainer & Graphic Facilitation / Since 2013
In parallel with his career in a communication agency, he is a speaker for the CEGOS in the adult training cycle as well as with 3 schools higher level: ESRA for Juries, ECV as a speaker on the creative strat and at ESP as Head of Education DA & Digital Design Masters.
In 2015 he trained in Graphic Facilitation, and in particular in Scribing with Nicolas Gros (Wild Is The Game) He also leads Design Thinking workshops during competitions.
In 2020, he founded Bleu Banane, an independent studio for Training / Graphic Facilitation & Creative Direction.
Born and brought up in Nasik, India – today Kushal has worked in five major cities across three different continents. Through his Art Direction & Design, he has influenced multiple International brands such as OREO, MINI Cooper, Make in India, Bosch, Instagram and others. His work has received over 100+ National and International recognition and has won several accolades including Cannes, The One Show, Clio, D&AD, Webby, Effie, Art Directors Club Global, Art Directors Club Germany to name a few. Also, he was globally ranked #11 Art Director by the One Club For Creativity in 2021.
Adina Birnbaum is Partner and EP of New Business Development at Chromista. Birnbaum’s lauded career contains several roles, including agency producer, Head of Production, and Executive Producer at VFX company MPC. Her freelance career as a Brand/Agency Executive Producer has brought her long-standing love of innovative storytelling and filmmaking to companies like Instagram, Squarespace, Chobani, Martin Agency, and Johannes Leonardo. Her branded work includes campaigns and identities for Adidas, The Atlantic, Hermès, Quaker, Kate Spade, Wrigley, and many more. Throughout Birnbaum’s distinguished career, she has remained passionate about championing emerging talent and underrepresented voices.
Bruno Bizuti is a Brazilian copywriter currently working at AKQA Los Angeles.
Before that, he’s worked at AlmapBBDO and AKQA Casa in São Paulo, creating award-winning work for local and global clients such as Coca-Cola, Doritos, Getty Images, Havaianas, Free Fire, WhatsApp, Volkswagen and many others.
His work has been recognized by some of the most prestigious advertising festivals including Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, Clios, NY Festival, ADC, El Ojo, The FWA, Awwwards, Effies and a few others - notably, he’s been honored to have a film displayed in the MoMa’s permanent collection (Endless Stories for Getty Images).
Tesja is a Dutch Associate Creative Director who has worked for agencies in New York and Amsterdam. She uses her experience in creative concepting and copywriting to bring multi-disciplinary teams together in the world of digital products, services and experiences. For every brief, her goal is to balance the functional with compelling narratives, engaging stories and value-adding content. Some of her most recent work includes a new e-comm experience for British luxury brand Alexander McQueen (to be launched in September 2023), a global flagship for audio company Sennheiser and websites for various tech startups.
Global Chief Creative Officer, Manuel Bordé owns the global creative strategy for VMLY&R COMMERCE to accelerate the delivery of creative commerce at the intersection of physical, digital and social. Joining in 2019, he played an instrumental role in elevating the creative capability in North America and has been working alongside Global CEO Beth Ann Kaminkow to build and grow VMLY&R COMMERCE into the most awarded creative commerce company, globally.
A Colombia native, Manuel’s experience spans categories and markets having spent time at high-profile networks TBWA, DDB, and Ogilvy in MENA, Colombia, Panama and Puerto Rico. His work has received countless accolades including Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, Clio Awards, Effie, Dubai Lynx and Ojo de Iberoamérica, among others. He has also been ranked #1 Creative Director in the MENA Region by the B&W Report (2017-2019) and within Communicate’s 40 under 40 Class of 2019.
Manuel’s vision to elevate the creative potential of commerce channels is accelerating growth for brand marketers worldwide as they navigate the digital transformation across retail and commerce channels, end to end.
Igor’s love and passion for filmmaking goes back to when he was a teenager. His love for storytelling and film and cinema then, is still the basis of his professional career now which have made him the most awarded advertising director in Italy.
After a stint at the Italian National Film School in Rome, Igor started working on feature films, going up the ranks quickly to become a coveted First Assistant Director for some of the best directors in the country such as Marco Tullio Giordana and Paolo Sorrentino, amongst others.
In the meantime, he started producing and directing his own work, short films screened in many festival around the world and art videos in which he collaborated with different artists such as the project with Marco Fantini screened at the Museum of Castel Sant’Angelo in Naples.
In 2010 Igor started directing commercials. His talent was immediately recognized by the business in and out of the country, by reaching, in his first year in as a commercial director, the Young Director Award in Cannes.
His career has grown in these years, with national productions mixed with international ones, creatively interesting and directorially relevant projects.
Igor’s work, characterized by a strong storytelling with cinematic touch, is regularly featured in key industry pubblications likes Shots, LBB, Adforum and David Reviews.
Audi, Ford, Renault, Doritos, Amstel, Sky and Amazon are just a few of the clients that he has director commercial for in the past few years. His love for a storytelling and a good creative challenge has also brought him to collaborate on Branded work both as a director and a co-author. The web series created for Ford Europe and Renault - starring Italian star Luca Argentero- are the perfect examples of this.
In addition to directing commercials as one of the top storytelling names in Italy and Europe, Igor is developing and writing a TV series and is pretty close to getting his first feature film off the ground.
With over 20 years' experience in Advertising, Television and Film, Kent has been fortunate to work for a variety of highly respected Advertising Agencies and Creative Tech companies around the world in various managerial positions.
Kent's career trajectory spans three continents and has seen him work on a long list of award-winning advertising campaigns and digital projects that engage the audience at a cross-platform level. Kent’s diverse portfolio of work ranges from experiential XR (AR, VR and MR), fully immersive tech experiences, AI chatbots, virtual conferences, game mechanics, product development, live television events, end-to-end content creation/distribution, Hollywood feature films, launched concept cars in both Detroit and Shanghai, interactive installations for MONA and ‘Vivid Sydney Festival’, not to mention covering the entire Sydney Harbour Bridge in grass for the inaugural ‘Breakfast on the Bridge’.
Kent's career highlight to date was having the pleasure to help create the highly acclaimed 'Project Revoice'. 'Project Revoice' gave Pat Quinn, co-founder of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, his voice back and is a breakthrough in speech technology for people living with ALS (Motor Neurone Disease). The technology enables those who lose the ability to talk, to continue speaking in their own authentic and personal voice.
'Project Revoice' was awarded the highly coveted Cannes Lions Grand Prix for Good in 2018 and the elusive D&AD Black Pencil for Creative Use of Technology in 2019.
Kent has also served on several international award juries including Cannes Lions, Spikes Asia and London International Awards, among others.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and a major in photography.
After a year spent as photographer for a few glossy magazines, ten years followed as art director in ad agencies like McCann Erickson, Lowe, Team Y&R and Saatchi & Saatchi Dubai.
This was my opportunity to meet plenty of like-minded people and learn things I would have never been exposed to otherwise.
In 2014 I had left advertising and founded Litematter, a small studio with big clients, focused on photography and post-production.
I’m currently based in Dubai.
With over a decade of experience in multinational agencies like Dentsu and MullenLowe in Brazil, Eduardo has worked on some of the biggest global brands, such as Coca-Cola, Unilever, Toyota and so forth.
His passion for big ideas brought him to Dubai where he continued to make waves working at JWT and MullenLowe Dubai, leading brands like HSBC and First Abu Dhabi Bank. Eduardo’s eye for innovative, quirky ideas has led him to win accolades at major creative festivals such as Cannes Lions, One Show, Clio and many others.
Currently, Eduardo leads the creative department at Digitas, where he’s diving deep into creative tech and AI to make the most forward-thinking work of his career. In his personal life, he owns a range of NFTs, but you will not find him in the Metaverse – just yet.
Hi, I'm Kimbo, Chief Creative Officer at Madison DDB. I had worked for such prominent global brands as Davivienda Bank, Pepsi, Gatorade, Taco Bell, KFC, Honda, Pfizer, Cargill, PF Chang's, Bimbo, Gollo, IGT, Pozuelo and more. I have more than 9 years of industry experience and have earned accolades in top-tier competitions including Cannes Lions, The One Show, Clio, The Immortal Awards, Andy, New York Festival, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Festival el Sol, Fiap, Effie Latam, Effie Costa Rica, Festival Caribe, Festival Volcán and Young Lions, adding more than 41 international awards.
Carlos is a Creative Director at Highdive, an independent shop in Chicago. His talents as a copywriter have opened the doors of agencies big and small in Chicago, Boulder, San Francisco, LA, and NYC as well as his hometown of Lima, Peru.
Though he has more than 15 years of experience helping various Fortune 500 brands find their voice, Carlos feels he’s just getting started. He believes that when passion and kindness are intertwined, this paves the way to inspiring ideas. His work has been recognized at the most prestigious award shows in the world, including, of course, the New York Festivals.
Growing up in Canada, Simon had an innate interest in math, leading him to pursue a degree in Computer Science. After a few years of grinding at startups, Simon decided to pursue advertising instead, landing at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. There he cut his teeth working on clients across multiple industries, including automotive, tech, and fast food. It was during that time that Simon also developed a set of baby supplies to help parents talk, read and sing to their children that was picked up by the Obama administration and given out to new parents at hospitals across the country. Mother LA welcomed Simon in 2018 as Executive Creative Director and he’s been impressing us ever since. He’s worked on all of our clients, most notably helping Postmates become the most popular food delivery service in LA, and he also played a part in helping Sonic grow sales 20% in 2019 to propel its best fiscal year ever. His work has garnered a lot of awards and press attention (and the attention of a past president) but if you ask his dad, Simon’s work being featured on Spike TV’s “funniest ads of the year” is what he should be most proud of.
Struggling writer and human, making a living as an advertising creative. I've spent a bunch of years in marketing and a couple more in agencies, so I've fought on both enemy fronts. I'm in a perpetual state of awe of human nature and creativity, and pretty much that's why I'm here.
I was born in São Paulo (Brazil), I graduated in Graphic Design with a bachelor’s degree in Advertising. I have over 13 years of experience in this field, where I had the opportunity to work abroad in Australia and Lisbon, Portugal.
As an Art Director, I’ve gained experience working for award-winning brands such as Johnson & Johnson, Exxon Mobil, Carlsberg, Audi, WWF, Banco Itaú, and others. Also, for some of the most creative agencies in the world, such as DDB, Publicis, Léo Burnett, and Wunderman Thompson.
I love combining my passion for design with a creative strategic approach to ensure I get great results at every touchpoint. I’m an optimist by nature, curious, experimental, and always willing to take risks. I’m hungry to learn more, and will never stop learning.
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.
At 24, Alejandro quit law school after 5 years to pursue his passion for advertising. He strongly believes that advertising through brands has the potential to have a beneficial impact on societies and why not, all over the world.
This 6ft tall Peruvian has worked at JWT Lima, Young & Rubicam, Grey (Carne) and McCann Worldgroup, picking up metals at Cannes with a Gold Lion in mobile, and a Silver Lion in creative data. His work has also been awarded at The One Show, D&AD, NYF, CLIO, LIA, The Webby, ANDY, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, El Sol de Bilbao, among others.
Alejandro’s wanderlust has taken him from Lima to Singapore, having held Creative Director roles at McCann, Leo Burnett, MR and now as Regional Executive Creative Director at DDB Group - Hong Kong.
His hunger for rule-breaking ideas is rivalled only by his insatiable appetite for dim sum, particularly siew mai. He loves his rum on the rocks and listening to Midnight Train to Georgia when working into the night with his team.
His mantra is to love people more than work.
Senior Art Director with more than 17 years of experience working for the biggest Brazilian advertising agencies, where he developed campaigns for clients such as Heineken, Tiger Beer, McDonald’s, General Motors, Volkswagen, Sony Channel, Procter & Gamble, Nestlé, Johnson & Johnson, Bradesco Bank and Itaú Bank. For some of these clients, Elias had the privilege of winning some of the most important national and international awards at Cannes, D&AD, One Show, New York Festival among others. Elias is currently working at Publicis Brazil.
My name is Hugo Carvalheiro. Currently I'm a freelance creative director/art director from Portugal.
I started my career as a junior art director at Young & Rubicam in 2002. Since then I have worked in Euro RSCG Portugal, Brandia Central and BBDO Portugal where I stayed for 15 years.
Since July last year I became a freelancer and I'm loving it.
Art Director and Graphic Designer with 20 years of experience in three different continents: America, Asia, and Europe. Started his career in 2002 as an Art Director. Graduated in Marketing and Advertising, and specialized in 360º Creative Communications, Art Direction, and Graphic Design at the prestigious Miami Ad School. Álvaro has worked in recognized agencies, like VMLY&R, Tribal Worldwide, TracyLocke, W/McCann, Ogilvy, Ladder, and Tag Worldwide. In 2019 he worked for FIFA's World Cup Qatar 2022™ Supreme Committee in Doha. In 2021 he worked as Design Team Lead at Ladder.io in London, UK.
He has strong experience on both traditional and Digital Marketing campaigns for major brands such as Accenture, Avanade, Arla Foods, Burger King, DEEZER, Electrolux, ENEL, Fiat, Google, Heineken, LEGO, Monzo, Santander Bank, Snickers, TRESemmé, UK Government, Volkswagen, Volvo, and Zurich Insurance.
As an Art Director, Álvaro has over 15 international honors and awards. The most important of these is a shortlist in the Cannes Lions Festival 2017, followed by two silver trophies in the Davey Awards 2016 in New York, a silver in the Communicator Awards 2016 in New York, a gold in The W³ Awards 2016 in New York, a silver in the El Ojo de Iberoamérica 2016 in Argentina, and a publication in the Lürzer's Archive magazine, in the 200 Best Digital Artists/Illustrators worldwide 2021/22 edition.
I was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Lived in New York, San Diego, and began my career as an advertising art director in 1998. I have worked at local brazilian agencies such as Fischer America and Age Isobar before joining F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi in 2006, where I remained for almost 14 years. First as an art director, and later as creative director. In 2020, I joined Saatchi & Saatchi London as Creative Director and Head of Art.
I am Creative Director at From, an agency specialized in creativity and technology, where I work for brands such as Hyundai, Katoen Natie, International Esports Association, AbInBev Future Beverages and Chery, among others.I have been part of the board of the Uruguayan Advertising Circle for four years now.
Cara Mia Cecchini is an award-winning Art Director based out of NYC. Named a regional North America winner for the One Show’s Next Creative Leaders class of 2021, and featured in LBB’s Uprising Talent, her work has appeared at Sundance and SXSW, and internationally recognized by Cannes, D&AD, Adweek, and The Webbys. She has created campaigns for major brands such as Hennessy, Youtube, Red Wing, Bose, and, most recently, the Levi’s 150th anniversary of 501.
Art director, graphic designer and creative director.
Working in advertising for 14 years.
I have worked at local Colombian agencies as Sancho BBDO, Grey, DDB and Publicis. Also I have a work experience in Central America (BBDO Guatemala)
In 2022 I joined draftLine as senior art director for global brands.
I’m crazy about graphic design and branding projects!
Mohenesh is Sri Lanka's highest awarded digital marketer. He is currently serves as the Vice President at Isobar Sri Lanka. He previously served as A/Director – Digital Strategy at GroupM and as "Head of Digital" for Team Unilever and Mindshare. His efforts have earned him a converted "WARC media GOLD" and an "MMA Smarties GOLD," locally the two most significant achievements in marketing for a brand/agency on a global scale. He has also won the only Effie Gold driven digitally and is the only person to have been a part of three Effie GOLD winning teams among the 90+ awards he has won for his past campaigns. Over the course of seven years, his lecturing efforts have assisted over 5,000 students and business owners in embracing digital marketing. He is the most globally published thought leader in digital marketing in Sri Lanka. He is Sri Lanka's most widely published thought leader in digital marketing, with numerous articles published in some of the world's most prestigious publications. He is now one of the industry's most followed thought leaders. With over 400 articles, lectures, conference appearances, and a few quotes that got shared, he is now one of the industry's most followed thought leaders.
Wendy fell in love with advertising from primary 5, still madly in love till now. She has more than 20 years of 4A and digital agency experience. She enjoys using all forms of creative solution to solve business challenge. She has won more than 80 awards, both internationally and China.
2019, with her work on GSK ‘Breath of Life’, she has not only won Grand Prix, a Gold and 2 Finalist in Cannes but significantly contributed in making her company as the 1st Pharma agency of the year in China and and the network agency of the year.
Back to 2001, she already win the 1st ever Cannes Lion for China.
Her industry honors also include ‘Global Top 50 Influencer’ by MM&M in 2019 and being named among Adweek’s ‘Creative 100’ in 2020.
She supports the industry by serving as a Jury at Cannes, Spikes, One Show, Adfest, Long Xi, Effie China, Shanghai Advertising Festival and China Advertising award.She has served McCANN Health, Ogilvy & Mather, Saatchi & Saatchi etc.
One of the 3 creative directors of RocknRolla, Guatemala. Journalist and photographer by profession. She took a step towards the transformation of this studio and assumed the leadership of a group of designers, creatives, photographers and content generators with the goal of creating conversation and making noise with brands that trust our work.
It has been 3 years connecting brands with the day-to-day of people, always seeking as a final goal, to leave something positive in their lives.
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.
With 25 years of experience in cutting-edge digital strategies, including online marketing, e-commerce management, and world-class brand campaigns, I am a digital strategist committed to delivering innovative solutions that ensure sustainable growth for my clients. I have worked in China, Singapore, and Korea, gaining extensive knowledge of the global market and its fast-paced changes. I strongly believe that marketing plays a critical role in effectively communicating these changes to consumers. Throughout my career, I have held key positions at top-tier companies, such as Lycos (Seoul) and MTV Asia (Singapore), and I have also led teams at Cheil Pengtai (Seoul, Beijing, and Guangzhou). Recently, I have been driving success in the dynamic Kpop industry, which has a significant impact on the younger audience worldwide. As the EVP of MyMusicTaste, a leading global K-pop concert, content, commerce, and community platform, I am proud to contribute to the culture of the next generation.
Weicong got caught expressing his artistic talent at the age of three, taking every space as a canvas at home was his favourite pastime. Eighteen years later, you see him pushing the bar and resetting the boundaries for every brand that he is working on. Jumping into the business straight from school, he hasn’t looked back since.He has worked on some of the finest brands, such as Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Tourism Board, Airbnb, Hilton Hotels Group, McDonald’s, Audi, WMF, Carlsberg, Coca-Cola and Mondelēz. Weicong not only sharpen his craft over the years, but also constantly improved his strategic thinking. He had picked up some awards from Clio, London International Awards, New York Festival, New York Festival AME Awards, Los Angeles Film Awards, New York Movie Awards, Spikes Asia, Effie, Cresta Awards, Ad Stars and Webby Awards along the way, and most recently helped McDonald’s Singapore crowned Marketer of the Year and Brand of the Year - Southeast Asia.
Currently leading Leo Burnett as a Creative Director, he believes he is only as good as his next piece of work.
I am a Buenos Aires-born, Caracas-raised, Barcelona ex-resident and New Yorker triple-threat Executive Creative Director with twenty+ years worldwide and multi-industry productions. I partner with brands to create and produce for TV, Branding, Advertising, Digital, Social Media, Marketing, and Experiential.
Throughout my career, I have collaborated with brands such as DIRECTV - AT&T, HBO, Motionographer, Coca-Cola, DELL, JBL, Amazon, Mercedes Benz, Pay Pal, Katy Perry, NBA, NFL, Plumbrose, Khiel’s, Disney, AXN, CBS, Nickelodeon, Nat Geo, Telefonica, Television del Principado de Asturias, Cuatro, and Diageo
Daniel Correa is a creative director at Alma DDB, where he currently crafts culturally-led campaigns for clients including Pepsi, Google, Molson Coors and Change the Ref. A 2022 honoree on Adweek's Creative 100 list, his work has been featured in Forbes, CNN, ABC News, USA Today, Mashable, BuzzFeed and Contagious and earned more than 150 global industry awards across leading programs including New York Festivals, Cannes, D&AD, One Show, ADC Awards, London International Awards, Clio Awards and many more.
In 2021, his Better With Pepsi campaign was celebrated by Adweek as one of the brand's best campaigns in years, arguably ever. It went on to become the most awarded campaign in the world in 2022.
When Daniel isn’t working or traveling, he uses his time to mentor young talent at the Miami Ad School. His ultimate career goal is to get fired for releasing an idea that's too far ahead of its time.
Sofía Cursach is a creative director currently working at Wunderman Thompson Argentina.
With more than 15 years of experience in the advertising market, she has worked for global and local clients such as Amnesty International, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, SC Johnson, Bayer, Nike and others.
Her creative work has been recognised at different festivals such as Cannes Lions, Ojo de Iberoamérica, El Sol, Lia, Gerety Awards, Effies Latam y Argentina, among others.
Hi, my name is Alejandro Cussó, Creative director / Art director / Graphic designer. I currently work in Media.Monks Latam.
I used to work in Ogilvy, Leo Burnett, TBWA and DDB in 3 different countries with accounts like Netflix, Coca Cola, Directv, Adidas, Claro, Nestle, and among others.
I have recognition in different advertising awards like Cannes Lions, One Show, Clio awards,
Ojo de Iberoamérica, El Sol, Effie, Lürzer's Archive and El Dorado (Local Festival). I ́m B2 of english and my native spanish.
Jasmine joined McKinney in early 2018 as director of strategy before being promoted to Chief Strategy Officer in late 2020. Her strategic insights led to Little Caesars, Pampers, and Blue Diamond wins. Jasmine has driven successful brand and business growth for a diverse range of clients at Chiat\Day, Deutsch, and C-K, with a specialty in food and retail. Her inspiration for consumer insights comes from numerous sources — observations on the subway to the field of behavioral psychology. Jasmine was recently honored to be invited to the Council of 100, representing the most successful Northwestern University alumnae in their fields. She lives in Princeton, NJ with her husband, two talented daughters, Shreya and Jhanak, and a pandemic-inspired puppy named Fozzie.
Danny’s career is long and storied. But they said keep it short.
As Creative Director, Danny has launched brands big and small. For products both diagnostic and therapeutic. His memorable campaigns mean more to him than the awards. For him, it’s about the work. The strategic approach. And ultimately the creative craft that changes lives. But he acknowledges that being honored for that hard work is also worth it. “At the end of the day it feels really fucking good to grasp some metal!”
For the last five years that Danny has called Moon Rabbit home, he’s watched an independent agency rise, grow, and thrive under his stewardship. And always under the belief that creating unconventional work that makes people think and elicits real emotion is what moves mountains. And metal. Metal moves mountains too.
Tiago is a creative copywriter based in São Paulo and currently working at allu, one of the fastest growing startups in Brazil and the 2º largest in the world in its category.
In the last decade, he has worked in some of the best agencies in the world, such as DDB Sydney, Africa DDB and F/Nazca Saatchi&Saatchi, solving problems for both local and global clients like Heinz, Amazon Prime Video, Carefree, McDonalds, Budweiser, Ambev, and many more.
During this time, he has been awarded over 70 times in some of the finest creative festivals around, such as D&AD, Clio, ADC, Effie, and One Show. That also includes 1 gold and 3 finalists in the NY Festivals.
Paulo Damasceno was born in São Paulo, Brazil. Currently working as an Associate Creative Director at GUT Miami.
With Art Direction background, in his 14+ years of career, he has worked in Miami, Los Angeles and São Paulo developing campaigns for some of the world's most iconic brands including Google, Burger King, Vans, Call Of Duty, Michelob Ultra, Coca-Cola, Faber-Castell, Popeyes and Nestlé.
He has been awarded with Grand Prix at the most important shows of the industry such as Cannes, D&AD, One Show, and ADC among others.
Nicole Hruby Daniel is a Group Account Director from sunny Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Based in NYC for the past decade, she is a true Client Partner that builds her accounts under the umbrella of kindness, transparency and collaboration. She is passionate about driving innovation for her brands and is an experienced team leader. She has experience leading complex clients such as P&G, Verizon, Samsung North America and Global, TJX, PepsiCo, HBO Max Global and Vanguard North America. Most recently, she led the Samsung Global Holiday Campaign that was voted most liked Holiday ad by adage . When not working, you can find her somewhere lost on the dance floor or exploring a new city.
There are few things I love more than a good story and how it has the potential to unlock the world through a unique and fresh perspective. I believe that the most successful outcomes in life come from listening to people. Not shouting at them.
I pride myself in applying this philosophy to all of my work. Whether it’s a website, short video or even a pesky little banner ad — I’m always looking for ways to engage in a conversation as we work to deliver best-in-class experiences.
Many people spend their entire lives looking for that one thing that can define them, be it their passion, or livelihood, or personality but I have been both lucky and blessed to have discovered it very early in my life. I was studying to be an engineer when I realized my interests were more aligned with the events that I was conducting rather than what was going on in the classrooms. And although I graduated as a Communications engineer I knew my heart was in the event & creative planning business.
Thus, I took the biggest leap and started my own business with zero investment or moral support from my family. Everyone my Mom told me to choose a different path- one that was not linked to that of the media industry, but I was sure that my passion was in creating memories and crafting events that people would not only enjoy but remember for the rest of their lives. The trajectory that my life has taken since has turned me into a traveler, explorer, and what has always been my motivation in life- a social worker. In addition to my Event Management, Production and PR Company that pays the bills, I launched a nonprofit two years ago so that I could do my part in helping the country that has given so much to me. Although I have just begun my move in the social work aspect of my life, I aim to be a professional policy maker and become the voice for those that do not have one.
Over the last few years I have climbed the metaphorical ladder to reach a point where I can proudly say that I have represented Pakistan at HPAIR, World Business Dialogue, World Bank Youth Summit and the Future City Summit. My company has also been at the forefront for the most successful events and productions that have taken place in various Cities inside and outside Pakistan. We have been a part of Product Launches, Marketing Campaigns, Public Events, Music Festivals whilst also conducting Corporate Events, PR Campaigns, Design & Animations and Content Creation for our projects or otherwise. But it is our vision for the future specifically that sets us apart from other companies. I truly believe that we are slowly evolving the Events and Entertainment business and soon with our efforts, it will be recognized as a significant part of our industry.
Born and raised in the Philippines.
Started his career in Manila.
Moved to Malaysia, China, and now hustlin’ in the US.
Has worked on brands like Nike, Jordan Brand, NBA, Samsung, 9/11 Day and Hellmann’s to name a few.Privileged enough to win a couple of metals.
Currently a Group Creative Director, North America for Wunderman Thompson.
Doing amazing work with amazing people on different time zones and dozens of video calls.
Paul brings over a decade of experience in advertising and design. Having spent his career at top shops like Publicis, Cossette, Grip and OneMethod has given him a diverse skill set spanning digital, traditional and experiential advertising. He's had the pleasure of working on some of the most recognizable brands such as KITKAT, Acuvue, Tylenol, Acura and RBC. He’s been part of many firsts, from opening the KITKAT Chocolatory flagship store in Canada to launching the world's first medication-releasing contact lens. He's always looking for pushing the creative boundaries, leveraging technologies and applying insightful thinking to building best-in class-brand experiences at Momentum.
Daniel Vicente is a Creative Director with over 17 years of agency experience.
He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He went to college in New Orleans to study Music Business and then returned to Puerto Rico to study a master’s in design.
He started his career designing websites and digital apps. When he joined JWT he was introduced to conceptual creative advertising and immediately fell in love with it. He hasn’t looked back ever since.
His career path has taken him to all kinds of agencies including digital boutique, General Market Promo and activation, and more recently US Hispanic market.
He has had the opportunity to collaborate with brands such as Heineken, Popular Bank, Ford, Puerto Rico’s Tourism Company Lay’s, Cheetos, Nature Valley, AT&T, among others.
His work has been recognized by industry creativity awards such as One Show, LIA, and Cannes ( 3 lions for Heineken, and 1 lion for Popular Bank ) among others.
He is currently based in Dallas, TX.
‘I am more than my hair’No pun intended, but hardly do you see a creative without beards or dreads. Born in Lagos Nigeria, I dreamt of becoming an ambassador, traveling the world with my diplomatic passport. Along the way, I fell in love with storytelling and birthing ideas. It gives so much power to imagine, create and impact. Right now, I’m making a statement with my creativity by telling stories for global brands like Burger King, Nigeria Breweries, Nivea, MasterCard, MTN, GLO, Airtel, Oando, Lighting Africa, etc. So, even if I’m yet to travel the world, at least my stories do. I am more than my hair.
I’m a creative telling stories you’ll love to hear
Jericho began his career just the other day, which just so happened to be a Tuesday in 2007. He emersed himself in advertising fighting tooth and ctrl+alt+del to become an established art director.
Jericho is a talented creative with a background in art. He has a diverse background and was once known as a punk musician who played in chaotic underground shows. He still has a passion for music and is also in pursuit of covering 80% of his body with tattoos. He is currently based in Dubai, but has lived and worked in several countries including Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and the Philippines. In his free time, he enjoys gaming, coding, and has a passion for creating his own games in the future. He also likes to smoke. Although he can be sarcastic, he is also known to be friendly and approachable.
Jericho’s love for ideas, from traditional curiosity and digital savviness, and craft of their execution have earned him recognition in several respective industry award shows.
Jen Dorman is a creative director dedicated to concepting, crafting and curating new ideas. She's fascinated and motivated by how innovative digital experiences can enhance and inspire change IRL. Backed by over a decade of experience guiding work across a wide range of disciplines including experiential, branding, interactive design and campaign creation, Jen is a strong advocate for craft, exploration + strategy (and always pursuing a new path forward).
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.
Denis Eliseev has 19 years of industry experience, starting as a copywriter at McCann Erickson Russia and BBDO Moscow. In 2011, he became a co-founder of the Friends Moscow agency, for several years the agency has won more than 500 awards, including at many of the largest international advertising festivals and has consistently been among the top most awarded agencies in Eastern Europe. He is also the founder of the advertising school MADS courses, whose graduates win prestigious international student awards every year, and the school itself has been recognized as the best in Russia for many years, and in 2020 was recognized as the best international school in the world according to Young Glory
In February 2022, protesting against the Russian attack on Ukraine, he sold all his businesses in Russia and left the country. Now he lives in the USA with his family.
Conceptual copywriter, rock&roll lover and passionate writer. I’ve been working for more than 23 years in agencies like Y&R, DDB, Publicis, Mullen Lowe, JWT and FCB. I am a true believer that storytelling can sell anything and of course, I am insanely in love with advertising.
When not writing entertaining headlines, be sure I am writing poetry.
Creative strategies, pupusa lover and with more than 15 years of experience. His mom thinks he is the best creative in the world, but in real life he is one of the most awarded creatives in Costa Rica. Huelander is the CCO of McCann San José and have more than 200 awards (Effie, Cannes Lions, Clio, One Show, New York Festivals, Festival El Sol, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Webby Awards, Fiap, Festival Antigua, Festival Volcán and a third place medal in a breakdance competition). He has also been a jury of important festivals such as: Cannes Lions, Young Lions Global, New York Festival, Festival El Sol, El Ojo De Iberoamérica, Effie Latam. You should follow him on Instagram @huelander because... I don't know, just follow him.
Jonas Feldmann is currently the Head of Compressed at Tempomedia, a leading film production company based in Germany. Before joining Tempomedia, Jonas worked as a producer at Jung von Matt.
Since joining Tempomedia, Jonas has played a pivotal role in developing the internal production unit known as Compressed. Under his leadership, Compressed has become an essential part of Tempomedia on a broad variety of campaigns and projects.
Jonas has worked with some of the world's most iconic brands, including Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Vodafone, Porsche, and eBay.
Rafael Ferrer is not only a father of two boys and a fan of the Flamengo soccer team, but also a copywriter and Creative Director at Quintal, an independent Brazilian ad agency headquartered in Rio de Janeiro. With over 20 years of experience in advertising, Rafael has developed award-winning campaigns that have been recognized both nationally and internationally.
Etty is an Art Director, Copywriter, and pun extraordinaire working for VMLY&R Commerce in London. Her clients include Carlsberg, Guinness, iRobot, Ford and Wendy's.
Etty graduated from Central Saint Martins back in 2019, and was headhunted at the New Blood Academy after winning a D&AD Graphite Pencil.
Since then, she has written and delivered talks, workshops and exhibitions for the Houses of Parliament, Tate Modern, Central Saint Martins, D&AD and Ladies, Wine and Design - so it might come as a surprise that she's also unequivocally introverted.
In her spare time, she co-runs Fail Better (@failbettertalks), a talk series that invites gutsy creatives to spill the beans on all the silly mistakes they’ve made in their careers and more importantly, what they’ve learned from them.
Tarik Frank is a senior copywriter with more than 10 years of experience. He was lucky enough to work for some major agencies in Brazil and around the world, including McCann Health Sao Paulo, Ogilvy Brazil, TBWA Dubai and now Ogilvy Australia. He has attended big pharma companies such as Roche, Pfizer, GSK, Merck, and Jansen. On top of that, he has won important awards like Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, and LIA.
A brand strategist for the last 20 years, Tara approaches creativity with a sensibility that brings insights and inspiration to both clients and creative alike. Before joining Alto as Head of Strategy, she was Group Strategy Director at Wieden+Kennedy, working on The Atlantic and Southern Comfort. Prior to that, Tara was a brand strategy lead for Y&R, helping to position and market everything from British cars (Land Rover) to American soup (Campbell). Tara began her career in advertising at Grey, where she got her education in research and her start in strategy. Passionate about affecting positive social change, Tara enjoys helping brands find and action their purpose.
A Brazilian Creative Director with copywriting background.
I was born in Goiania, but today I live in São Paulo with my dog, Tadeu.
After graduating from Miami Ad School New York, I worked for agencies like JWT (now WT), F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, CP+B, Grey and currently for Nubank, Latin America's biggest digital bank.
After starting in project and artist management, Daniel switched sides and joined the creative department as a Junior Copywriter. His passion and talent for creating longer storylines and formats and his ability to think visually as well, quickly directed him into the field of branded content creation in which he took a leading creative roll and started directing film. He now works as Senior Concept & Storytelling for Avantgarde´s Culture Studio CAYA in Amsterdam and as a Film Director.
Andre Fukumoto is an Associate Creative Director and Designer with more than 18 years of experience working for some of the most iconic agencies such as F/Nazca Saatchi&Saatchi, Leo Burnett, Ogilvy&Mather, AgeIsobar, DPZ and other. He has worked for global brands like Nike, ABInbev, Honda, Fiat, Mondelez, Nivea, Leica, Mizuno, LeNovo, Motorola, Shell, and many more. Andre has been recognized by the most important awards including Cannes Lions, DA&D, The One Show, Clio Awards, CCSP.
After working in Sao Paulo, NY, Madrid and Amsterdam on global campaigns for Adidas, ING and Heineken, among other clients, Roberto decided that he needed a bit more jungle, so he also landed in Mexico City where he has been working for several clients like Corona, Netflix, Uber, LALA or Mercado Pago.
He currently works as a Creative Director at GUT and you can also find him teaching at the Miami Ad School.
Over the last 16 years Felipe has been a creative leader with a passion for projects that move the world forward. He is a true believer in the power of collaboration, medium agnostic ideas and brands that impact culture.Prior to joining Ogilvy Berlin, Felipe was at AKQA Tokyo where he worked as the head of the creative and design teams. He was responsible for building and driving the studio’s creative vision by combining technology and storytelling, with the goal of bringing international brands closer to Japanese customers - all through engaging, culturally relevant experiences. Felipe has a strong integrated background working in a variety of agencies around the globe such as TBWA Dubai, Wunderman São Paulo, Jung Von Matt Berlin, AKQA Amsterdam and Publicis Sapient Berlin. Additionally, he was teaching Digital Concepts at the multi awarded Miami Ad School. Under his leadership, many projects have been produced and awarded for brands like Google, Nike, Audi, Nivea, MINI, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Phillips, Nissan and GE.
Native New Yorker Brendan Gannon (Creative Director at FCB Health NY) is known for his conceptual expertise and has been lending creative energy to healthcare communications for almost 20 years. With experience that has traveled through everything from high science communications for healthcare professionals, to consumer health, OTC, and broadcast, he’s excited to participate in what promises to be an exciting inaugural edition of the New York Festivals Awards for Healthcare.
Rizza is the Creative Director of Elesi Studios. From branding for an entire country to side streets in augmented reality, Rizza has created work that's hard to miss. Inspired by the things she loves— pop culture, toys, even zombies—her work for brands like Pepsi, FedEx, It's More Fun in the Philippines, Jollibee and Meta has been recognized locally and internationally and, more importantly, has become part of the everyday lives of so many people. Starting out her career as a designer, Rizza joined BBDO Guerrero as an art director, rising through the ranks to become Head of Design. After moving to Publicis JimenezBasic, she dipped her toes into edtech for Edukasyon.ph. All this has fed into her work at Elesi, where she and her team work to create content that shapes cultures. Outside the office, Rizza can usually be seen collecting sneakers, Lego sets, and DeLorean time machines. She has a cat named Jude, named for one of her favorite Beatles songs.
After studying communication design, I worked at Scholz & Friends (Berlin), Kolle Rebbe (now Accenture Song) and Philipp und Keuntje and was able to work for many large and small clients. These include global brands like Audi, Lufthansa, Rimowa, Telekom and NEFF - but also German cult brands like Astra, Jägermeister and Leibniz. The resulting campaigns have been visible nationally and internationally and have won several awards. For me, the power of an idea lies not only in itself, but in the entirety that it takes to unfold its full effect - from the white sheet of paper to the tireless passion in the implementation and the attention to detail to the finished, effective visible campaign.
I am currently the EVP, Director of Content Production and Group Executive Producer at BBDO NY. I oversee BBDO New York's content department and BBDO Studios.
I began my career as an intern at MTV in the late 90’s and then moved on to work at USA Studios - Prime Time Post NY, eventually I ventured over to advertising in 1999, my first agency was Y&R, over the years I’ve worked and freelanced at multiple AD Agencies (NY and London), Production Studios and Production Companies.
I am a creative production leader with 25 plus years of experience. I have managed, produced and overseen both large and small scale productions including: TV commercials, Scripted Short and Long form content, Social Media Campaigns, Platform content, Influencer lead content, Experiential Installations, Interactive units, OOH Displays, AI and AR/VR experiences and still shoots for a variety of clients.
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.
Dmitriy Glazyrin is an experienced and passionate Creative Artist, and the Chief Executive Officer of Mondlicht Studios - an international team of highly skilled professionals with a passion for creating compelling and inspiring CGI projects. Dmitriy is an innovator, with a passion for creating unique and captivating experiences through CGI. With a keen eye for detail and an unending desire to push boundaries, he is the driving force behind many of Mondlicht Studios's remarkable projects.Throughout his 14-year career in the art and advertisement industry, Dmitriy has built strong working relationships with creative agencies such as Rhubarb (the USA), Platinum FMD (Brasil), Lightfarm (New Zealand), Cream (Australia), RecomFarmHouse (UK) among others. His professional expertise combined with his passion for exquisite visual works has gained him recognition throughout the industry.
I am an awarded Creative Director with 17 years expertise in advertising, earned in two of the biggest network agencies in Romania: Mullen Lowe & Golin (Interpublic Group).
Currently, I am ECD of Line Agency Romania - a sparkling and ambitious independent practice, putting most of my efforts into innovating and morphing creative services in order to strengthen relevance while embracing the fast forward rhythm of the surroundings and the new generations of creatives that choose this spectacular industry.
I am a rather “mathematic” creative starting every creative process with a deep understanding of the WHYs.
I believe, most of the times, the right creative work is the result of a process rather than a random spark.
Started in PR, continued in ATL as Creative Director and then, Creative Integration Director, mixing my interdisciplinary strategic vision & planning skills in order to develop and implement complex cross channel campaigns.
I bred my creative skills and refined my multidisciplinary vision in masterclasses at Cannes Lions, Berlin, Belgrade and London and worked on briefs in almost any business field, for brands like: Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, GSK, Habitat for Humanity, Johnson&Johnson, KFC, LIDL, L’Oreal, Mastercard, Mercedes-Benz, Orange, The European Parliament, Stella Artois, Unilever or Unicef.
My work has been rewarded with over 40 awards in both local and international festivals
Kara Gonchar is a born and raised New Yorker first and a copywriter second. She’s currently putting her speed-typing skills to the test on Google Shopping and Mattel at BBH USA. Prior to BBH, she was at McCann slinging words for Microsoft, USPS, Urban Decay, and Great Wolf Lodge. Prior (prior) to that she was at Big Spaceship working on Google Fi and Sony. Her work has been recognized by The Drum, LBB, The One Show, and most recently E! News. Kara has yet to calm down about that last one.
In addition to the everyday copywriting mumbo jumbo, Kara mentors entry-level ad folks across the US. She’s reviewed 200+ portfolios over the past three years and has no plans to stop.
When she’s not thinking up ways to spend a client’s money, she can be found yelling at taxi cabs throughout the city.
Aldo Gonzalez has been working in advertising for twelve years. Or maybe thirteen. He can’t remember exactly. The point is that he’s been working in advertising for more years than the Gen Alphas have been living in this world. He started his career as a copywriter in Mexico City, working in agencies like ValeEuro, Olabuenaga Chemistri, and Leo Burnett for various clients such as Corona, Walmart, Tecate, General Motors, and more. In 2018, he decided to move from Mexico City and joined The Community in Miami, where he currently works as a Creative Director. His work has been recognized at different creative festivals such as Cannes, NY festival, One Show, FIAP, EFFIE, El Sol, IAB, El Ojo, and el Circulo. Besides all that, Aldo is a great person. I know that because I spend 24/7 with him. He’s cool.
Coenie is a locally and internationally awarded creative with 16 years of Industry experience.
He currently serves as Creative Partner at Ogilvy South Africa by day – and sometimes night – leading the charge on big accounts like Cadbury and Coronation Fund Managers.
With a background in Information Design, his talents culminate at the intersection of Design Thinking, Advertising & Culture—finding breakthrough, elegant solutions that solve business problems in beautiful, surprising and sometimes perfectly silly ways.
His job is to help others fall in love with their own. And, as someone born from 4 consecutive generations of teachers, he thrives in encouraging, nurturing, and celebrating young voices within the industry. Why? Because he believes that his success lies in the success of those he leads.
Giovanni Greco is Creative Director at Leo Burnett, overseeing the creative output of Jeep EMEA together with his partner. He was previously ACD at VMLY&R London, working on international pitches and local accounts. Before that he spent some time in Publicis Milan working on Diesel Global, Heineken Global and Renault Italy, learning from some of the best creatives you can find around and getting some awards in the journey.
Born in the 90's and a passionate ACD, a good old brazilian style.
Multi-awarded nationally and internationally, with an international creative education too: the Creative Academy, offered by Cannes Lions School.
Worked with some big clients such as Heineken, P&G, Telefonica, Santander and others along the way.
Born in the 90's and a passionate ACD, a good old brazilian style.
Multi-awarded nationally and internationally, with an international creative education too: the Creative Academy, offered by Cannes Lions School.
Worked with some big clients such as Heineken, P&G, Telefonica, Santander and others along the way.
Fernando Guerra is a Creative Art Director from Peru, currently working at VMLY&R. He has 10 years of experience, throughout his career he worked for national and international brands and currently manages the Alicorp regional account. His work has been recognized at Cannes Lions, New York Festivals, One Show, Ojo de Iberoamérica and more international awards. This year he won the first Gold Effie Latam for VMLY&R Peru. In his free time, Fernando likes to ride his fixie bike and play soccer.
Hi there! I’m Luiz Guimaraes, a Brazilian Associate Creative Director at AKQA NY. Before that, I had a good time at Havas, Dentsu Aegis Network, BBDO, FCB Health and Grey - in Rio de Janeiro, Dubai, and New York - creating and leading projects for brands such as Pepsi, Visa, KFC, M&M’s, Pfizer, Lululemon, and Maserati. From print and film to digital and branded content, I'm grateful for having my work recognized by some of the most prestigious advertising shows and publications across the globe. When I'm not busy at work, you'll find me sipping on a caipirinha, exploring the latest art exhibitions, or wandering the streets with my camera.
Taidje is a Creative and Content Director, obsessed with culture as social expression, from digital trends to youth behaviour. Currently working as a Creative Director at Google, and in advertising since 2011, Taidje uses her gaze and sensibility to create things that make a difference in people's lives. Previously, she worked for loved brands such as Nubank, C&A and O Boticário.
Victoria Gutiérrez is an independent Uruguayan graphic designer graduated from ORT University Uruguay.
She participated in several international exhibitions, with posters for “To death with a smile” in Mexico, Emirates Int'l Poster Festival under the theme "Connecting Minds, Creating The Future" in World Expo 2020 Dubai, and for "Posters Against Plastic Pollution" organized by United Nations World Oceans Day, which was exposed in different cities around the world.
In her beginnings she worked for the Uruguayan Beauty Agency Fórmula, developing campaigns and events for renowned brands in the cosmetics industry, such as L’Oréal Group, Unilever and other high end beauty brands. Then she had a brief stint in the UX/UI field at a software development company. Nowadays, she works in freelance projects, one of her newest roles was being Art Director for the Hey!NewYorkFashionWeek contest and event, by Tresemmé, which is dedicated to bringing Latin American makeup artist talents to work in New York Fashion Week.
Nick is an award-winning Creative Director in Los Angeles. His 15+ years of agency experience on digital and traditional campaigns has covered everything from retail to automotive to fashion, entertainment and wireless for major brands like Target, Volkswagen, Disney, Sprint, and American Express.
Executive Creative Director of DENTSU EAST JAPAN and the architect of the agency’s creativity through every level of communication.
Before becoming ECD, he was a digital and activation practitioner with over 15 years experience. His work has received numerous awards including a Cannes Lions Grand Prix in 2017. Since he started his early career with PR, his works are developed from a buzz creation point of view.
Like the German stereotype (basically being interested in football and appreciating a Feierabendbier with friends), Maurice didn't stand in line, got straight to it and earned his place in University to begin his career in the design world. After passing with flying colours he then began his career at Fork Unstable Media, and found his ‘Liebe’ in user centred design. Before UX design even became a common term, Maurice was already very interested in challenging technology with a gamepad. Alongside working at Fork, he also went on to add a master’s degree in human-computer interaction. He is appreciated by his colleagues for his calmness and his very dry humor for more than 9 years now. Why change a winning team.
Niko is a creative, always driven by curiosity with passion for strong concepts and idea creation. He is focussing on scenography, spatial design and craft — working on remarkable experiences across all media. After his studies in Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Stuttgart he graduated at Ravensburg Cooperative State University as media designer with First Class Honours. Shortly after his graduation he startet working as lecturer — and still teaches today. He worked as Senior Art Director in advertisement and retail design, serving top global brands in fashion-, lifestyle and luxury watches industry. Finding new challenges in the automotive industry as in-house Project Lead Corporate Communications / Exhibitions, he married creativity with strategy and transferred those insights to the next personal level: Opening a new chapter as Creative Director / Consultant. Nowadays he is working as an independent Creative Director, scenographer and media designer. Crafting culture-focused work for those who are in search of innovative, research-oriented and cross-disciplinary experiences responsive to their needs.
Manuel Huertas is a Peruvian creative director, filmmaker, teacher, and graphic designer currently working at The Social Chain Germany, one of the most important digital agencies in Berlin, USA, and London. With 12+ years of experience and several awards, he worked in some of the most interesting agencies and tech corporations around Peru, Latvia, Russia, Georgia, and finally, Germany.In addition to his work, Manuel acts as a teacher/curator in diverse institutes and universities and nowadays is writing a guide on how to avoid toxic environments in advertising. Because yes, the way to creative director wasn't easy. But you know, life is not about the easy things.
bio Angel Iskrev is creative director at proof. (an independent creative agency based in Sofia Bulgaria, part of By The Network). He has more than 12 years of experience in advertising. His work for brands such as Telenor Hungary&Bulgaria, Carlsberg Bulgaria, Lidl Bulgaria, fritz-kola, TELUS International Europe, four paws, and many more, has received more than 250 awards at national and international festivals. He co-created proof. at the end of 2018. The agency went to won digital agency of the year at IAB MiXX Awards 2018, 2020 & 2021 & 2022 proof. won creative agency of the year in 2022 at FARA (Bulgaria’s most prestigious creative festival). . Angel’s work has been recognised at festivals such as The One Show, Epica Awards, Cresta, MAdStars, AdBlackSea, The Drum, Lisbon Ad Fest, White Square, IAB MiXX Awards with over 40 awards. Angel has been part of the jury at The One Show, ADC'E, Lisbon Advertising Festival, MAdStars, Kyiv Advertising Festival, WINA, IAB MiXX Europe, AdBlackSea, Effie Bulgaria and many more, chairman of the creative jury at IAB MiXX Bulgaria for 2017, 2018 and 2020 and many national festivals. Angel is IAB Bulgaria board member and visiting lecturer at New Bulgarian University & Softuni. Also being part of Ad Academy in Busan 2021, Webit and Digitalk and many more. In his spare time he is а sports commentator at Eurosport — having 7 Olympic Games behind his commentating back.
Alberto Jaen is a Creative Director from Madrid who has lived in the US for over 12 years and has won 20+ international advertising awards. In the last 21 years, he has worked for big brands around the world inspiring them to tell their story in an impactful way. He worked as an Executive Creative Director and Creative Director for Absolut, Johnson & Johnson, Olympus, P&G, Pepsi, Toyota, IKEA, or Orange Telecom among others at three of the biggest advertising agencies: BBDO, Leo Burnett, and JWT NY. Before building his own purpose-led company, the independent Social Impact Agency plus305. Now, he is the Chief Creative Officer at plus305.
He holds a B.A. in Advertising & PR. He is passionate about storytelling and humanizing brands through value-based communication and serves on the Board of Voices for Children Foundation. He is a Co-Founder of the Zero Waste App Hula which won the Circular Economy Challenge of the UN in New York in 2020 and was donated to those most in need, especially during Covid.
Is a Colombian born, American nationalized, Associate Creative Director currently living in Miami, working at GUT. His work is quite diverse ranging from conventional Advertising to conceptual ideation. Over the past few years he’s dedicated his life to think about the intersection of design + communication. Above all, on how to make a meaningful impact on society by building brands to be simple and human. No matter if it’s a Super Bowl ad or a print ad. He’s amassed accolades from the biggest international awards shows including a Cannes Lions Grand Prix, a D&AD Black Pencil, and several other honors at the One Show, Art Directors Club, Clios, One Show, and New York Festivals amongst others—for clients like Google, Kraft, Country Time, Feeding America and Popeyes.
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.
Ty Johnson is an Australian-born, New York-based creative director, designer, and documentarian. For over 20 years, he’s been passionate about telling stories and creating experiences through design, film, and technology.
As Group Design Director at Critical Mass, he leads the development of creative campaigns and design systems for world-renowned clients such as Mars Wrigley, BMW, and Apple.
Ty’s career has spanned digital advertising campaigns, interactive product design, documentary films, music videos, album artwork, and photography. He’s worked with numerous artists and brands including Google, Nike, Mercedes-Benz, Samsung, Holden, National Geographic, Island Records, Communion Records, and Mumford & Sons.
He is also co-founder of Sideshow Alley, an independent, music-focused film production collective. His first feature documentary, Austin to Boston, screened at BFI London Film Festival & IDFA before streaming on Netflix.
Ty’s work has been recognized at major creative and design shows including Cannes Lions, Clio, AICP, Webby, One Show, Andy, FWA, and D&AD.
A voracious consumer of all types of media from a young age, Caroline found her niche in copywriting when she discovered her extensive vocabulary, encyclopedic memory for pop culture and inability to shut up was deeply monetizable. Since then, she’s developed her craft creating campaigns for grandma-approved airlines, gravity-defying wine brands, infidelity-inducing deodorants and more. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her family and her kombucha addiction and loans out her brain to VCCP in San Francisco.
As a Connections lead at VMLY&R, Nathan oversees social media strategy and community engagement teams for both North American and global clients. Currently, Nathan focuses on one of WPP’s largest clients, Coca-Cola, managing global social media strategy for the company’s hydration and nutrition categories at VMLY&R.
Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Nathan led social media teams across many categories and global clients, including Kraft Heinz, General Mills, BP, Tyson Foods, Walgreens, Kellogg, Nestlé, Dunkin' Donuts, Xerox, and more. Since joining the agency in 2011, Nathan has driven results-focused, multichannel marketing programs with an emphasis on positive return on ad spend, new customer acquisition, and building brand love and equity.Nathan holds a Master’s in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University, along with having graduated from the Disruptive Strategy program at Harvard Business School. In his free time, he’s extremely passionate about animal welfare, and serves on several development boards to drive awareness and fundraise for future pets in need.
Denis is a multidisciplinary global creative director, a father and a husband. Throughout his career he’s helped build love and equity for global and regional brands. He's passionate about using creativity to solve business problems, as well as for the arts. He’s been doing so by spending time at Meta, Ogilvy (UK and Brazil), MullenLowe London, DM9DDB.
His work has been recognised through awards shows including but not limited to the Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, NY Festivals, Clio, LIA.
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.
A storyteller at heart, Preet has been help brands tell their stories and connect with their audiences for 10 years. She has written for Lexus, Harley-Davidson, Mastercard, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, Cisco, and the Singapore Government, including the Ministry of Communication and Information (MCI), Central Providence Fund (CPF), National Council of Social Service (NCSS). Her campaigns have won local and regional awards at Webby, Effies, Markies, and Gong Show.
Kazuo is an accomplished Brazilian art director with a diverse portfolio of work for some of the world's most recognizable brands, including Smirnoff, Stella Artois, Budweiser, Coca-Cola, BMW, Nissan, Peugeot, Citroën, Gatorade, Puma, and ESPN. Throughout his career, Kazuo has worked in several major cities, including Sao Paulo, Boston, and New York City, bringing his creative vision and expertise to a wide range of projects. He has received recognition from some of the world's most prestigious advertising festivals, including the NYFA, Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, ADC, Clio, among others, establishing himself as a leader in his field.
Keiti is a brazilian designer and art director with over 15 years of experience in the advertising and graphic design industry. He currently serves as the Creative Lead at Mirum Agency Brazil and has worked with clients such as Nike, Mars, Unilever, Bayer, Coca-Cola, Volvo, Sky, Directv, among others. His work has been recognized and awarded in international advertising festivals such as Cannes Lions, Clio, LIA, Epica Award and El Ojo de Iberoamérica.
In addition to his awards and recognition, Keiti's work has been published in specialized websites and magazines, and has even been exhibited in the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. He is renowned for his passion for creativity, his commitment to delivering high-quality work, and his collaborative and solution-focused approach.
A Grand Prix winner at Spikes Asia22 and a recipient of several international and national awards, Siddhesh Khatavkar is a Group Creative Director with DDB Mudra West Mumbai.
Graduated from one of the finest art colleges in India (Sir J.J. School of Arts), he started his career in gaming before moving into advertising. With 17 years of experience, Siddhesh has worked with leading creative agencies including Rediffusion Y&R, and Publicis before moving to DDB.
Here he has been producing remarkable work on brands like McDonald’s, Signature Whisky, Walls (India & Global), Sunsilk (India & global) Sony ESPN, Kolkata Knight Riders (IPL team), Sony Max IPL, Premier Futsal, Johnsons & Johnsons (Clean & Clear), Maharashtra Tourism and many more.
His work on the "EatQual" campaign for McDonald’s has won several accolades like: Spikes Asia - 1 Grand Prix | 1 Gold | 3 Silver | 1 Bronze Asia Pacific Adfest - 1 Gold | 1 Silver | 3 Bronze One Show - 1 Bronze Warc: 1 silver Cannes - 3 shortlists London International Awards - 1 Silver | 1 Bronze Effies (India) - 1 Gold | 1 Silver | 2 Bronze Kyoorius (India) – 4 Blue Elephants
During his career, his work has also won accolades at Spikes, Adfest, Clio, D&AD, One Show design, Kyoorius
In his free time, he’s also an enthusiastic self-proclaimed Terrarium designer.
I am working for HSAd as a Executive Creative Director. I started my career in advertising as a copywriter in 1994 and have worked with clients such as LG Electronics, LG Mobile, Korean Air and Pearl Abyss.
Interestingly I majored in engineering in university but I had passion for creative work, so I got into advertising. In retrospect, it turned out to be a great decision, because nowadays advertisement is no longer an imaginary mass of beautiful words and images. Fast growing of technology developments has driven the advertising industry into new era of opportunity. I am confident that my background on technology and creative experiences will definitely make contribution in modern advertising and its trend.
He started advertising as a PD in 2007 at INNOCEAN, a global advertising agency based in Seoul, Korea. He was in charge of Sonata campaign, a main sales model of INNOCEAN's parent company, Hyundai Motor Company. He organized and planned the main process of video production to participate in the launch advertisement of K5, Kia Motors' best-selling model. In 2017, he was in charge of planning the composition of Antarctic location shooting for Shackleton's Return, a special project of Hyundai Motor Company. He was in charge of video production for advertising projects in various industries, including Korea's leading telecom companies KT and SK Telecom, as well as Domino's Pizza, Google Play, Kakao Talk, Sony, and Hanwha.
For nearly 20 years, Nari has been crafting stories and building brands at agencies including Mother, TBWA\Chiat\Day, and FCB. She has worked across campaigns both global and niche for brands like Adidas, McDonald’s, Belvedere Vodka, Queen V and more.
She believes in creating solutions that are simple, beautiful and honest, and her work has been featured far and wide, from digital billboard take-overs in Times Square to out-of-home placements all around the Olympic Games in Rio, and 3D holograms in the streets of Beijing.
She's also a passionate advocate for lifting up BIPOC talent in the ad industry and is involved with programs like the 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Internship Program (MAIP), where she has been a mentor for several years and started off as a MAIP intern herself.
Nicolas Klein is currently Creative Director and Teamlead at Philipp und Keuntje GmbH in Hamburg. After graduating magna cum laude in graphic and communication design in Munich, he joined Wunderhaus agency in Munich in 2011.
From 2013 to 2019 he was with Serviceplan in Munich where he worked on high profile clients such as BMW and SKY, scoring national and international awards for the agency. In 2019 he moved to Hamburg to start at Philipp und Keuntje, to take care of german-cult brands Jägermeister and Astra. His creative-data campaign HetzJaeger for Laut gegen Nazis, secured not only multiple national and international trophies, but also the title "independent agency of the year" for Philipp und Keuntje at Eurobest.Nicolas is a member of the ADC Germany.
Zac Koretz is a Connections Supervisor at VMLY&R, Chicago. Recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Finalist, Zac has been building inclusive strategies and driving authentic brands for over half a decade. Some of the clients he has worked on include: Coca-Cola, Kraft Heinz, and Johnson & Johnson. A passionate philanthropist, Zac is the founder of C2, providing pro-bono marketing and fundraising strategies to black and brown-led non-profits to fight philanthropic racism, he serves on UNICEF’s board for Next Generation leaders, and has fundraised over 20K for the Boys and Girls Club and AIDS Foundation of Chicago.
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.
Matus Kvas is Creative Director at Mannschaft, Slovak ad agency aiming to generate creative ideas and campaigns that work for people and business as well. Matus won more than 20 local and international creative awards. He represented Slovakia as a Young Lion at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
Joon Kwon is the COO / Co-Founder of LR Seoul since 2021.
He started his career at WPP, Korea in 2008. He joined GREY GROUP, followed by Geometry Global. Then, he continued his career as an Executive Creative Director at Havas Group. During 15 years of his Creative career, he has created numerous successful advertising campaigns for renowned global brands such as BMW, Budweiser, Pepsi and Heineken. He has been rewarded with various advertising awards.
Furthermore, he contributes as a jury member at various awards.
He is also a creator committed to working for a better society.
His works have been recognized with prominent design awards such as the iF Design Award and IDEA (International Design Excellence Award) in the Social Impact category.
Marcél Bátac Lácap is a Kapampangan creative, storyteller, and indigenous-cultures advocate. He’s currently an associate creative director at Elesi Studios.Since joining the ad industry in 2015, his body of work has garnered local and international nods inside and outside of advertising. Fresh from representing the Philippines in the 2022 Cannes Young Lions Film Competition, he continuously moonlights as a cultural worker; helping create & mount multi-platform projects that promote indigenous cultures of the Philippines; from teaching katutubo youths how to vlog to helping stage the biggest IP festival in the archipelago. Marcél is also the founder of TípaManik Studios, a creative collective that produces films, songs, educational materials, and literary works that champion intangible cultural heritage.
Silvia started her career as Digital Strategist in Darwin Social Noise, an independent ad agency in Madrid. Two years later, she moved to sunny Barcelona to become part of the BBDO&Proximity group for almost five years. Those years, she mixed her digital expertise with new creative skills. So, 2022 was the year to take challenges. She began a new professional stage as Senior Brand Strategist at Fuego Camina Conmigo, an independent agency with a new vision. Some ad campaigns, some branded content projects and some digital activations for brands like Durex, Skoda, Jägermeister or Samsung. She never stopped learning, and 8 years later, she keeps trying to bring new creative ways to advertise.
Billy Liao had 7 years experience overseas in the advertising field. As a passionate Gen Z, he is always eager to try and explore the latest innovative tech the world has to offer. Coming back to China and joining Fred&Farid as an art director in 2020, Billy, with his cultural background connecting the orient and the west, had brought diverse creative inputs for the clients. He had served both Chinese and international brands such as Alibaba, Chanel, GUCCI, HP, Mizone, Remy Martin, Corona, and The North Face.
Andres is an Art-based creative. With over 14 years of experience, his career has allowed him to work for regional and global brands in Colombia, New York, Australia and Singapore.
Andres has worked for DDB, Ogilvy, Leo Burnett, McCann, Geometry and VMLYR; where he has developed projects awarded in festivals such as Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, New York Festival, LIA, and Clio Awards among others.
The following are some of the brands Andres has helped to develop during his career:
Asia Pacific: Chevron: Caltex/Havoline, Twitter, Google, Kraft/Heinz, Sony, Colgate, Unilever, Boon Rawd Brewery Thailand, JCB Japan, Coca-Cola Vietnam, Scoot Airlines and NLB National Library Board Singapore.
Mass-consuming goods: Nestlé, Kellogg's, Mondeléz, Coca-Cola, AB InBev (World's largest brewer), Alpina (largest dairy producer in Colombia), Bimbo (largest bread and biscuits company in Latin America).
Financial Services: Aval Group (largest financial group in Colombia), Bancolombia Group (largest bank in Colombia), Bogota Bank (the second largest bank in Colombia), Popular Bank, American Express and Bolivar Insurance
Telecommunications: Claro Mobile (largest telco in Latin America
Others brands: The government of Colombia, League Against Cancer and Mattel.
A keen learner who is deeply interested in the areas of art, design, photography and fil
Pedro Lourenço is Creative Director at Innocean Berlin since 2020. Prior to that, his work for Volkswagen e-SUV range "Lives More Interesting Than Yours" was regarded as the most awarded automotive campaign in 2017. As a Creative Director, Pedro has accumulated high accolades in all top industry festivals such as D&AD, New York Festival, Cannes Lions and One Show for his work for Kia and Hyundai. A copywriter at heart, he has a big passion for craft in all shapes and colors.
As a wordsmith who has been in love with advertisement for more than a decade, Lulu is an ad copywriter, Chief Creative Office Taipei, author, and a college lecturer. She has always been pursuing new approaches to help client’s growth and influence Taiwan’s advertising industry. Her goal is to be active and committed in the creative development of Taiwan. She is a guest lecturer at Cannes Creative Week in Taiwan for several years and the first Cannes in Taiwan officially agreed to "See It Be It" speaker, and a judge for Young Lion, Young Spike Taiwan every year. Not only is the Judge of major domestic awards in Taiwan, but also the AD STARS / Young stars, NEW YORK FESTIVALS and ADFEST Judge.
In her definition, effectiveness is what completes the journey of a great piece of work. She has won the Effie Greater China Awards almost every year certifies her effort of creating works that generated great sales for the brand.
Lulu has been awarded the Best Slogan Award, AD Taiwan the best creative,
SHIAF AWARD-WINNING WORKS，TIMES AWARDS, Long Xi Awards, CLICK AWARDS, The WORK, ECI Awards, AD Stars, MCEI, 4A Creative Awards, Effie Greater China Awards, YouTube Works, DIGITALING Awards, ONE Show Greater China Awards, LIA China, New York Festivals Advertising, TIMES AWARDS BEST COPYWRITING, PR Awards Asia and L’OREAL BEST INNOVATION AWAEDS
Mbuso Mabena, better known as Maps, is a self-taught digital creative hailing from Witbank who’s natural talent and passion for technology has propelled him to the forefront of the digital landscape.
He is a fun-loving individual, a true digital nerd with the ability to combine technical skills with a creative vision to produce cutting-edge digital content.
From designing a website, developing an app, or creating captivating digital graphics, Maps brings a level of excitement and innovation to every project. As a result of infectious personality and pursuit for creative excellence, Maps has quickly become a sought-after creative in the advertising industry.
João Machado is a Brazilian director and visual artist, floating between film and animation.For the past 11 years, he has led The Youth Co, an independent production company based in Curitiba, Brasil, witch’s work has been recognized in festivals like Clube de Criação, Cannes Lions, Ciclope, One Show, New York Festivals, D&AD, Clio and most recently LIA’s 2022 South America: Regional Production Company of the Year.
João is 1/3 of the film directors collective YOUTH, represented by Stink Films. The trio has been at the forefront of the new generation of Latin filmmaking, creating works with an undeniable visual appeal that’s marked by street culture and transgression in the arts, music and cinematography.
His director and production company work carries the hands on spirit on their foundations. Their versatility (creating, producing and shooting) has allowed them to develop crafted works in different production sizes. From two hundred to just three people on the crew, they always imprint their unique personality and style.
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.
Ivan is a Peruvian Associate Creative Director with over 10 years of experience currently working at Zulu Alpha Kilo in Toronto, Canada. He has worked at J Walter Thompson, McCann and an independent agency called Potro in Lima, Peru. He has had different national and international recognitions such as Young Lions Global - France, El Sol de Bilbao - Spain, El Ojo de Iberoamerica and FIAP - Argentina, Effie Awards and APAP - Peru, and one published in Lüzer's Archive - Austria, Ivan was selected as one of the 25 best young creatives in 2018 – Codigo Ad, Peru.
I've been working in the advertising industry for the past 15 years, and during this time, I've worked with a lot of talented people in some cool agencies, where I had my work recognized by significant international publications and awarding bodies like Cannes Lions, D&AD, Effie and CCSP (Brazilian Creative Club).In the middle of 2019, seeking new models of working (and life), I decided to become independent. For two years, I focused on some personal stuff (like finishing a novel about a guy who becomes immortal) and freelanced not just for agencies but also directly with companies, mainly startups. At the beginning of 2022, I moved to Germany to work as a senior creative for Saatchi & Saatchi.
Brazilian-Italian Creative Director and Art Director, Fernando grew up in São Paulo, Brazil, where he was mentored by design and art direction legends like Hugo Kovadloff and Tomas Lorente. Then, he moved to New York and was mentored by another legendary art director and artist, Cesar Finamori. He was also lucky to work alongside lots of talented people and cool brands. As a result, some good work was produced. They have been recognized by nice global award shows and publications such as Cannes, London International Awards, Epica Awards, FWA, Lürzer’s Archive, Communication Arts, Addy Awards, Clube de Criação (Brazil), and others. Some of the brands he worked for are NBA, BMW, Snickers, The Art of Shaving, Reebok Classic, Apple Music, Google, GE, Mini Cooper, LG, and Heineken.
Collin is extremely ambitious, goal oriented with a clear concise vision of future objectives. Having worked for big brands such as Audi, Chevrolet, Isuzu, Opel, PEP South Africa amongst others, Collin is a creative leader & Retail Specialist with 15 + years of experience and extensive expertise on both client and creative side – with a talent for developing unique custom artwork. Collin has led various projects successfully with ground-breaking results. He possesses excellent organizational and planning skills through managing various projects with substantial budgets and small budgets likewise and his stewardship in the corporate media environment has not only made him a sharp strategist, but a dynamic creative thinker and a force to be reckoned with.
Kevin Meagher is an award-winning Creative Director currently at BBH USA. A multidisciplinary idea-guy with over 10 years of experience, Kevin has made a name for himself by stealing artwork, making bucket lists, and creating ridiculously memorable holiday campaigns. He’s been awarded by all the major award shows — Titanium, Gold, and more. And when he’s not problem-solving, you can find him lifting something heavy.
Filipe is a bass player, DJ, and F1 fan who, on weekdays, works as ACD at VaynerMedia NY.
In 2004 he graduated in advertising and moved to London for a music production Master's course. After that, he worked at Saatchi&Saatchi London. Back in Sao Paulo, he worked at all the best Brazilian agencies, including AlmapBBDO, DM9DDB, Leo Burnett, Grey and F.Biz.
In 2011, he helped AlmapBBDO to get the Agency of the year trophies at Cannes Lions, Clio Awards, and Big Won Report. Then he got married, traveled to a paradise island in the middle of the Indian Ocean and his team (Corinthians) won the National championship. OMG! What a year.
Even after 18 years inside ad agencies and over 70 international awards, he still believes that the best ideas are yet to come.
Catharina is a 27-years-old Creative Copywriter based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Currently working at AlmapBBDO.For the past 10 years, Catharina has been working in advertising. She started her career in her hometown, Aracaju, the capital of Sergipe, the tiniest state in Brazil. Then, she moved to Sao Paulo where she had the chance to work at some great agencies such as SOKO, Africa DDB, GUT, Wunderman Thompson and Wieden+Kennedy. She also proudly worked for amazing brands like Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Nike, Netflix, Cheetos, Domino's Pizza, Beefeater Gin, Nubank and Mercado Livre. With the last one, she won a Grand Prix at Cannes Lions, among some other recognitions.
Art enthusiast. Design and craft passionate. I also build Legos on weekends, secretly. That’s a lie. I do that proudly too.
My 10 years of experience took me from Cairo, where I spent some time at The Hub before joining the Impact BBDO family, to Abu Dhabi then Dubai because apparently past some time you don’t choose family. Telco, finance, tech, FMCG… I’ve given thought to regional campaigns for big names such as Etisalat, Pepsi Co and so much more. I’ve seen my work on billboard, TV and even underwater. Next up? The moon?
André Mezzomo is a Brazilian creative who currently works as Senior Art Director at Wieden+Kennedy London. Over the past 11 years, he has created campaigns at W+K London, DAVID São Paulo, DPZ, FCB Brazil, Wunderman Thompson São Paulo, Lew'Lara TBWA and Ogilvy Brazil for clients such as Amstel, Burger King, Dove, McDonald’s, Nestlé, Nivea and Leffe. His work has been recognised in the most respected advertising festivals around the world, accumulating more than 50 recognitions from Cannes Lions, The One Show, LIA Awards, Effie Awards, El Ojo, Wave Festival, São Paulo Creative Club, amongst others.
Trent Michael is an anti-disciplinary, multi-medium designer creating clever, provocative and conceptual communications for brands. As Associate Design Director at Howatson+Company, Trent is devoted to creating effective, influential work that pushes boundaries while nurturing talent and culture.
Trent has worked with adidas, Samsung, NRMA, The Guardian, Petbarn, Allianz, eBay, IKEA, Fiji Airways, Chang Beer, Netball Australia, Four Seasons Condoms, Genea Fertility, Aussie Home Loans, Virgin Australia and Qantas. While also creating and developing brands for smaller businesses. His work has been recognised at D&AD, Cannes, One Show, Clio, AWARD and the Effies.
When not shackled to his Mac, Trent will be found tending to his indoor jungle or devouring political documentaries.
Appointed as Brazilian Young Lion in 2012, Erick had his work recognized more than 30 times among the biggest international award shows and publications, including Cannes Lions, The One Show, New York Festivals, London International Awards, Effie MENA, El Ojo de Iberoamerica, The Webby Awards, Festival do Clube de Criação, Lurzer's Archive, and many others.
Erick has had the honor to serve as a jury member at important global advertising festivals, such as the Clio Awards, The ADC Awards (The One Club for Creativity), The PHNX Awards (AdForum) and, also, to help inspire the next generation of creatives as an official Creative Coach for the London International Awards (LIAisons program 2022).He has also attended to several TV shows due to his amazing ability to speak backwards in different languages, been awarded as one of the most extraordinary minds on National Geographic´s TV show “Os Incríveis” (the Brazilian version of Stan Lee´s Superhumans). Besides all that, Erick is a really easy-going guy, always ready to contribute with his teammates from any area to make ass-kicking ideas see the light of day, no matter how hard he has to fight for them. No wonder his life mantra was inspired by the greatest Belgian philosopher, Jean-Claude: “No Retreat, No Surrender."
Dominique Monet is an award-winning creative director at GSD&M. She has spent her career working on the world’s most iconic entertainment, QSR, and fashion brands. From multicultural to global marketing, Dominique has always used her voice to tell authentic brand stories that help shift culture.
Not only has her work been awarded, but so has she. Dominique was 1 of 20 creative women recognized by Cannes Lions See It Be It in 2018, and she was one of the first creatives to be named a rising star by the ANDY Awards in 2022. While it’s an honor to be acknowledged by her peers, Dominique is most proud of her projects that have gained viral success. It’s the only time she cares what the Internet thinks.
When she’s not busy creating brand stories, Dominique uses her voice to empower others through mentorship, published articles and speaking engagements like South by Southwest. A proud graduate of Howard University and Miami Ad School, Dominique’s biggest mission in advertising is to make a difference, or at the very least, make you smile.
Andrés is a Creative Director at Grey Ecuador, one of the most creative and important agencies of the region. He comes from the line of creative copywriting, but he considers he has the soul of an Art Director.
With +15 years on this occupation, he has worked for the most important brands of Ecuador of different industries of which he has won diverse awards. Some of the brands he has worked with and has achieved a significant growth are: Banco del Pacífico, Pacificard, Gatorade, Claro, Stella Artois, Tropical, Manicho, DUO condoms and De Prati, leader on the retail category.
At the moment he runs the creativity of Holcim Ecuador, Holcim LATAM and Toni.
He considers that in this occupation you must have fun and enjoy every idea. Creating connections with the users needs, they ought to be genuine to touch those emotional fibers. This is not a one-person job. It is also fundamental to make a team proud of its job and to believe in what they do, and clients to be allies to build those proposals.
He sees that this is the best way to reach the goals and prizes that the brands of this industry wish for.
He thinks that creativity and brands must be in sync with the moment that the users live; which are their fears, what puts a smile on their faces, and what are they expecting for tomorrow?
I´m Italian and I´m a Creative- Senior Art Director at Scholz & Friends Berlin.I´ve started my career as an Art Director in New York and Barcelona, then I moved back to Italy where I worked at BBDO. After 8 years working in Milano I´ve decided to move to Germany where I've been working since 4 years. I worked first at Jung Von Matt and now at Scholz & Friends. In my career, I have had the opportunity to develop international integrated campaigns, for a range of iconic brands such as Hyundai, Prada, German Federal Ministry of Transportation, Nivea, Tempo, Vogue Eyewear and many others. I won several awards such as Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, Eurobest, Epica, New York Festival, LIA and others.
I love to realise meaningful campaigns that raise people's awareness and make an impact on society and the environment.
Beside advertising I love travelling around the world to open my horizons and explore nature, cultures and humans soul.
Taryn comes from a diverse background of web3 entrepreneurship and digital creative advertising.
She's spent the last 10 years as Head of Strategy at digital creative agencies Bonsey Jaden and GrowthOps Asia leading integrated communication strategy for a portfolio clients that included Microsoft, Meta, Moose Toys, Heineken, Pernod Ricard, Suntory, Shiseido and Unilever brands.
In addition to her Regional Creative Strategy Lead role at H+K Strategies Asia, she’s presently also co-founder of a web3 community platform, Loominate.app, aimed at bringing a culture of openness, inclusion, creativity and innovation to workplaces. Taryn wants to bring joy back into the strategy and creative process, and to inspire everyone involved in the work to experience the world deeply and courageously because compelling creative work must come from a place of humanity, authenticity and adventure.
She’s swiped a few regional awards during her time in the agency circuit including Mumbrella Asia Awards, Mob-Ex, PR Awards, Campaign Asia, Spikes Asia, Ad Stars, Gong CCA and Shorty Awards (Global) for Social Good. She was also named one of 40 Campaign Asia Women to Watch 2019 for having made agency wide impact. You can also catch her at jury duty at Rise Adfest 2023 in Pattaya, Thailand, this year.
Mario Morais is a senior copywriter at AKQA São Paulo. With over 10 years experience in advertising, he has contributed with projects for brands like Netflix, Uber, Cutwater, Nestlé and SKY Directv. His work has been recognized in D&AD, Cannes, Clio, New York Festivals, LIA and others.
Arne is Director of Creative Strategy and leads the Innovation+Creativity transformation across Hill+Knowlton Europe.
Arne leads on the Creative Strategy for important new business proposals and is responsible for strategic guidance on major clients. Arne is part of the Innovation+Creativity hub in Amsterdam, a member of the global Creative Strategy team and produces the global H+K virtual festival series CRAFT. Before his European role, Arne was Director of Creative Strategy in the METIA region, based in Dubai and Riyadh.
Prior to joining H+K, Arne founded the Amsterdam based creative sports agency Helden Media. He was head of the content team of The Netherlands during the Olympics in Rio 2016 and PyeongChang 2018 and developed a new model for sport sponsorship activations for clients such as Toyota, Dutch Lottery and ABN AMRO bank. He helped sports organizations like AFC Ajax, cycling team QuickStep and the Dutch Olympic Team create impactful content and activate their sponsorships.
Earlier in his career he was head of PR & Social Strategy at \TBWA Netherlands. Combining insights from PR, social and advertisement he helped brands such as Nespresso, adidas and Gillette shift their reputation.
Arne is the co-founder of Moyee Coffee, the world’s first exporting coffee roastery in Ethiopia. He still serves as president of the supervisory board of the Fairchaing Foundation.
Originally from The Netherlands, Arne studied Sociology at the University of Amsterdam.
Hey there, I’m Marcelo, and it’s great to meet you. I'm a creative from São Paulo, Brazil, living in Toronto, Canada. After starting in the industry as an illustrator and designer, I switched to Art Direction - and I’m happy I did it! For over ten years, I’ve gotten the privilege of creating some award-winning work for iconic brands like JEEP, Mercedes Benz, Fiat, Budweiser, GOT MILK USA, Puma, Levi's, Starbucks, ESPN, Swatch, Playboy, Continental Tire, Healthcare, and many, many more. I’ve done some of my favourite work at big agencies, but I’ve also enjoyed my time in a handful of other great shops. With experience in all channels, a knack for production, and a love for the creative process, I’m always ready and hungry for my next great brief.
Graduated in Visual Arts, I worked for almost 20 years as a graphic designer, art director and creative planning to integrate communication strategies, in agencies such as W/Brasil, DM9, Ogilvy, Publicis and Edelman. Experience in design projects, advertising, corporate communication and brand attitude, online and offline. I was an entrepreneur for 8 years, creating, producing and managing my children's brand Santa Paciência, recognized by the WGSN as an exponent of the vanguard in SP. I’ve been working as Creative Director at Ideal since April, 2021
Over the last 18 years, Felipe has developed campaigns for the most important clients in the world and collected several awards (including 14 Cannes Lions and 30 Clio Awards).With an under-graduation on Advertising and graduation in Strategic Design, he joined CDM at the end of 2020 to lead the creative team. Since then, he’s been responsible for raising the bar of the agency’s creative work, developing campaigns that combine a unique strategic approach with a stunning art direction. Prior experience includes leading one of the creative teams in Mood/TBWA Brazil, where one of his works for Kimberly-Clark made it to the top-10 most emotional social media campaigns of the decade and millions views on YouTube. Prior to CDM, he spent 5 years at Area 23. Throughout his career, he led campaigns for clients such as Pfizer, Lilly, Merck, Abbvie, Coca-Cola, Nike, and Havaianas.
Hyeah believes Humankind Ideas can change the world.
That’s why she has been in the advertising industry for 27 years. She started her career at Seoul D’Arcy, as a copywriter, and worked on marketing first clients, such as P&G and Philips. Equipped with global standard creatives and the No.1 marketing company’s way of working, she then moved on to one of the biggest local agencies, Diamond Ad., the inhouse agency of Hyundai. She worked with all the Hyundai clients, starting from Hyundai motors to Hyundai department stores, and won various advertising awards, including the gold prize for Korea Advertising Awards in 2005.
She joined Publicis group in 2006, as Creative Director of Welcomm Publicis, and she was selected as a representative advertiser who contributed to the development of the Korean advertising industry and received Commendation from the Korean Minister of Culture in 2011.
In 2014, she joined Leo Burnett and she worked on a range of great brands such as McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, IKEA, Samsung, P&G, Unilever, Nivea, Nescafe, ABI, Volkswagen, Renault Motors, Cadilac, and Cenovis.She has been responsible for leading creative teams as Executive Creative Director, and her specialty is in making humankind ideas based on human truth. She’s now leading McDonald’s creative team and won many awards with McDonald’s recently, including the gold prize for Korean Advertising Society Awards 2021 and the gold prize for Korean Advertising Awards 2022.
Also, She has served as a judge for many ad. festivals, including the Korea Advertising Awards, Effie Awards Korea, and the Korea Student Advertising Competition etc.
I'm an adventurous ACD/art director originally from Brazil and currently based in NY, working at BBH USA.I started in advertising 14 years ago, working for the most prestigious Ad agency in Brazil (Y&R). After a few years of working with many talented people from different agencies, I decided to take a step further in my career and moved to the Middle East (Dubai), where I resided for five years. Unfortunately, it was not enough time to learn Arabic. However, I had the privilege to experience a multicultural country thinking with a diverse creative environment that gave me a different professional perspective and helped shape my creative skills. In 2021 packed up again and flew over to Uncle Sam's land, and since arriving, it's been a lot of fun. Here are a few brands that I had the honor to create for outstanding brands such as LEGO, Adidas, National Geographic, Toyota, Pizza Hut, Renault, Etisalat, Mentos, Dulux, INFINITI, Heineken, and JIf, to name a few. My work has been recognized by the most prestigious Advertising Award Shows across the globe: Cannes Lions, D&AD, Clio, The One Show, LIA, Lisbon, , Loeries, and New York Adversting Festival. I am also a traveler addict and photography lover.
Naz is a British born, Turkish-blooded who lives in San Francisco.
With a focus on social and community driven creative, he works on Facebook and WhatsApp—Creative Director on accounts that include Marketplace, Latinx and in-app content.
With over 20 years of experience, he began his career in London before moving to the US in 2019. From a branded podcast to social campaigns, TV to print and poster, his work has been awarded across the globe.
As a passionate and curious professional in the advertising, social, and digital field, Anyce has always believed that our industry is filled with smart, creative and driven individuals and leverage from this belief in his Leadership roles.
With almost 20 years’ experience as an Advertising Director, in agencies such as Socialize | We Are Social, BETC (HAVAS creative flagship), BBDO, Young & Rubicam (now VLMY&R), he has a proven track record of credible business achievement and proudly holds several creative awards for campaigns such as Air France « Cinema to Go » or Citroen « pocket dealership » and « Seetroen ».
Pirko is a young copywriter from Hamburg. Her huge amount of passion already earned her first students awards at ADC Germany. Since 2 years she is working at the renowned agency thjnk with a large portfolio of clients, including one of Germany's biggest beer brands Veltins, which was awarded with an effie last year.
How it started? Pirko studied at a copywriter school in Hamburg where she recently started teaching by herself to inspire the next generation of copywriters, like she once was. She is always looking for compelling ideas and now excited to see all the work at NYF.
Santiago Oddis is an award-winning illustrator and designer currently working as a creative director and partner at Le Cube. Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, his vast expertise in animation, illustration, and design has been employed by the most exciting brands from around the world and has also been featured and won awards in many festivals, as well as in art exhibitions — spread across authorial and commercial works
João cut his teeth as a designer in small and independent creative shops in Brazil. Things changed quickly when he moved out to Buenos Aires and pivoted to copywriting at some of the most renowned global networks such as MediaMonks, Ogilvy, FCB, David, and TBWA. More than a decade and several awards later, he's still looking for those simple, provocative ideas that make people scratch their heads.
Emmanuel is a digital native fascinated by the power of technology on how it fosters the relationship between brands and consumers and more importantly how it elevates human experiences. He’s worked with global brands like adidas, Visa and Pepsi to design and deliver cross-platform experiences. When he’s not musing on trends, he’s providing immigrants in Canada access to relevant information and employment via afrojournal and Talent54.
Before landing in di Paola Latina, Quino worked as a General Creative Director in Rapp Argentina, J. Walter Thompson Chile, FWK Argentina and as a copywriter in Agulla&Baccetti, Lowe, Ogilvy and FCB.
He won over 300 awards in almost every national and international festival, including several grand prix. He was elected for two years in a row as Creative of the
Year in the FePi awards (2014 – 2015).
Meanwhile, di Paola, has been awarded Best Agency in Argentina at the Echo Latam 2020/2022, Best Agency in Chile at the Echo Latam 2021 and Best Marketing Agency at the Top Fice 2022. They’ve been also nominated as Best Digital Agency of the Year in the Jerry Goldenberg 2022.
Quino has been a jury in many festivals, such as the New York Festivals, Ojo de Iberomérica, Effie Chile – Argentina - Latam, FePi, Clarín, Ad Stars, Lisbon Festival, Lápiz de Oro, Caribe Festival, Young Cannes, Echo International & Latam, FIP, Wina, FICE, Copywriter, ACHAP, Wave Festival, Art Director, +Digital, Young Cyber Lions, Tatakuá, among others.
George Organ is an Associate Creative Director with over 15 years of experience in the Australian market. He's worked across a number of international and domestic brands, including Toyota, Westpac, IAG, Woolworths, Optus and American Express, and his work had been recognised at Spikes Asia, AWARD Awards, and the AC&E Awards. Currently working at full-service customer experience agency CX Lavender, his focus is on creating work that delivers true value (and a few LoLs) to the people it speaks to.
I have done creative work for brands like Netflix, iFood, Renault, Fiat, Heineken Group and many others. Besides advertising, Illustration, animation, music, painting, art, architecture, decoration, DIY, memes, pop culture and craft in general are some of my main interests that I try to incorporate into my day-to-day work.
Ever since Hyung Joon Park began his career as an assistant director, he has never stopped voraciously jumping in to every fields and genres of films he has had chance to for decades. As well as TVC, his passion also broadened his career to, but not limited to be a part of renowned documentary films (Clean Up the Mekong), music videos (BTS, Anymotion) and TV series. Since he became the leader of the global team of Planit Production from 2017, handling all the international projects, international awards including NYF, LIA, CLIO, AD FEST, RED DOT recognized him with all the awards he got over the years. His versatility and audacity allowed him to be one of the most reliable international producers who covers all different notable jobs from all over the fields, from all over the world.
Jessica Philipp is a Creative Director at Philipp und Keuntje in Berlin, Germany. She used to work for leading creative agencies like heimat, VCCP and DDB. Throughout her career, she was happy to be awarded at Cannes Lions, New York Festival, ADC Global, ADC Germany, EPICA, Effie, Eurobest and Webby Awards. In 2021 she was proud to be part of ADC future females program. She worked for clients such as Volkswagen, Nike, Greenpeace, Terre des Femmes and many more. Besides her love for typography and design, you can find her in the natural history museum, where the dinosaurs are.
Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Alex Pineda holds a master’s degree in 'Creativity and Strategic Management of Advertising' from the European Institute of Design in Barcelona, a diploma in Advertising Management and Graphic Design from the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University of Bogotá. His work has been recognized at major global advertising awards competitions, including the New York Festivals, Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, Clio, Dubai Lynx, London International Awards, and many others.
Alex landed in the Emirates in 2014, and has climbed the career ladder with great determination and passion. He was elected 'Associate Creative Director of the Year' for the Middle East and North Africa by the 'Black & White Report' in 2018; and as the number one creative copywriter in the United Arab Emirates by ‘Lürzer's Archive’ Magazine for 5 years in a row since 2017.
Comic book artist and football aficionado in love with creativity, Alex is 100% sure that when things are done with your soul, they have no reason to go wrong.
I’m a creative director with over two decades of experience in the advertising industry. My background is in copywriting and I’m currently at Saatchi&Saatchi Budapest.I’ve already worked in São Paulo, Prague, Berlin and Düsseldorf for global agencies TBWA, DDB, Leagas Delaney and J. Walter Thompson—and also for local creative shops such as Avalanche. My work has been recognized with numerous local and international awards. I fell in love with advertising at a very early age. My father also was a copywriter and ran his own ad agency for many years—so I would go along with him and spend my school holidays playing tag in between illustrations, photos and typewriters. Inspired by the creative atmosphere, I approved my first headline when I was only 12 years old.
Vitor Prado is a Brazilian Senior Art Director with over 15 years of experience in the advertising industry. Currently working at Leo Burnett TM Brazil.
During this time, working for big brands such as Heineken Group, Nivea, FIAT, J&J, Peugeot, Itaú, Bradesco, Panasonic, among others, and working across the most recognized agencies in Brazil
Vitor’s work has been recognized in the most respected advertising festivals around the world, including Cannes Lions, D&AD, NY Festivals, Clio Festivals etc.
Hi, my name is Nina Puri, I’m a Hamburg-based freelance copywriter, creative director, best-selling author, lecturer, graphic design graduate, member of the Art Directors' Club Germany and mother of two sons. Over the course of many years, I have been lucky enough to work with delightful people in agencies, publishing houses and all sorts and sizes of companies as well as for some of the most engaging brands, such as BMW, Volkswagen, Mercedes, IKEA, Schleich, Audible, Apollinaris, Oatly and many others. On the way I won numerous awards, including Cannes Lions, D&AD, The New York Festivals, The London International Advertising Award and ADC Germany. When not working on an ad campaign, I might be found writing my next book – a novel. If doing neither, right now there's a pretty good chance I'm feverishly trying to conquer the challenges and puzzles of Midjourney.
Moe Qubia is a Sri Lankan-born Palestinian who attended primary school in North Korea (No Joke!). After some more country hopping, he completed his university education in Cape Town and South Africa, before his FOMO led him to the Miami Ad school in Hamburg, Germany. Fast forward ten years later, he is currently at Media.Monks Berlin, as a core member of the BMW Creative Team. With more than 12 years of creative expertise, he has launched many global campaigns and created award-winning work spanning across digital media, activations, storytelling, and with more experiential work to come.
I have been creating things since 2005 when I graduated in Digital Design, in Sao Paulo Brazil.
I worked for big agencies in Sao Paulo, and after 15 years I decided to build my career outside. I went to Boston and had the pleasure to work for big brands Like Toyota, after 2 years I had an NYC calling, and here I Am. In NY I have been working for brands like Skinny Pop, Kroger, Oreo, Gillette, and Always. From small to global ad agencies, from big to small budgets: I’ve made it work. In all the challenges I took on, I managed to find opportunities to develop new skills. As a result, my work is multidisciplinary and includes social, content, traditional, and fully integrated campaigns. I find myself getting inspiration from everywhere. I keep myself up-to-date about the art scene (and new restaurants too, because...yum), and everything can become a source for my creativity to spark.
A Multicultural Creative Director and Strategic Thinker with more than 20 years of experience in Communication and Advertising… Commitment is at the core of what she does, Samira believes in work that inspires and drives a positive change for people, for the planet, and for the industry. She has rich and broad multi-sector experience and has supported numerous institutions, private and public, global and local brands. She also worked as creative crowdsourcing for a wide range of international brands and her work has been recognized with awards from several platforms. Samira was selected as RARE Leadership Academy Delegate By Google, and served as a jury member of several international festivals like Cannes Lions Festivals, D&AD Award, New York Festivals, Phnx / AdForum, Cristal Summit, ADStars, ANA-Multicultural Excellence Awards, Golden Trailer Awards, Shorty Awards, Summit Creative Award, Luum Awards, Wina Dubai… Away from the office, she is a Mentor at The 30 Minute - University of Planning and member of Time for the Planet, an international non-lucrative association.
Mia Rafowitz is an award-winning copywriter based in NYC. Creating campaigns for brands including Hennessy, Bose, YouTube, Google, Red Wing, and (most recently) Levi’s, her work has been recognized by Cannes Lions, D&AD, The One Show, Adweek, The Webbys, and featured at both SXSW and Sundance. In 2021, Mia was named regional winner of Next Creative Leaders by the One Show.
I have partnered with brands and creators helping them navigate a complex, ever-evolving content landscape with passion and nuance. I spent 8 years at Google and YouTube and today lead Content Strategy at Portal A, an award-winning originals content company. I am also the founder of Brewing Awesome, a consulting firm and have worked with teams at Sesame Workshop and Dotdash Meredith, among other clients.
I am Jonathan Ramirez Ceballos a Colombian art director based in Los Angeles.
During my 14 years of experience working in different advertising agencies like DDB, Grey, JWT, Publicis and VMLY&R have taken me to be currently ACD at Dieste Inc. in Los Angeles, California’s office for our big AT&T client. I've also collaborated for another major brands around the world like Coca Cola, PlayDoh!, Renault, Huawei, LG, International Amnesty and Donate Life California.
As a result of working with amazing teams full of energy and passion, I have earned awarded in some festivals like Cannes Lions, El Dorado, El Ojo de Iberoamérica and Effie, besides, I've been published by Lürzer's Archive on its special issue "200 best digital arts" among others. On another hand and as art director I am a believer than the craft in the ideas is so important to convey the real essence of the concept.
Born in Santiago, Chile, Hernán started his career as a Copywriter in Lowe Porta. Worked since 2005 at some of the most important ad agencies in Chile, like Tbwa, Y&R, Wolf BCPP among others, including a brief season at Leo Burnett Madrid in Spain.Participant and winner in different international advertising festivals like Cannes Lions, Ojo de Iberoamérica, FIAP and holds over 50 local creativity awards (Achap), as well as many Effies, and Grand Effie. Along his career he has worked with clients such as Cerveza Cristal, Cerveza Escudo, TVN, VTR, Fox Sports, Nat Geo, Coors, JetSMART. Now, at Pedro, Juan y Diego, he leads different brands like Salcobrand, San José, Sky, Hites, Miller among others. Part of the jury of diverse advertising festivals, like Achap (3 times), El ojo de iberoamerica and Ad Stars. Currently a professor in Diego Portales University. Chief Creative Officer since 2019 at one of the most succesfull independent Agencies in Chile.
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.
Lucas Ribeiro is a Brazilian copywriter working as Associate Creative Director at McCann, New York.
In the past 15 years of career, he has worked for many international brands, such as Budweiser, Stella Artois, Puma, BMW Motorrad, Nissan, Peugeot, Citroen, Smirnoff, Tanqueray, and Bimbo, among others.
He has been recognized at the most important Festivals in the world, like Cannes Lions, D&AD, New York Festivals, One Show, ADC, and Clio, among others.
Lucas is also a teacher at Miami Ad School, Creative LIAisons Coach, and wrote the book “Princípio: 128 princípios para se tornar um criativo em agência de publicidade” to help Brazilian creative students at the beginning of their careers.
Lucas Ribeiro is a Brazilian copywriter working as Associate Creative Director at McCann, New York.
In the past 15 years of career, he has worked for many international brands, such as Budweiser, Stella Artois, Puma, BMW Motorrad, Nissan, Peugeot, Citroen, Smirnoff, Tanqueray, and Bimbo, among others.
He has been recognized at the most important Festivals in the world, like Cannes Lions, D&AD, New York Festivals, One Show, ADC, and Clio, among others.
Lucas is also a teacher at Miami Ad School, Creative LIAisons Coach, and wrote the book “Princípio: 128 princípios para se tornar um criativo em agência de publicidade” to help Brazilian creative students at the beginning of their careers.
Jen is a creative director working at Ogilvy NY. Prior to her current role, Jen has worked at award winning agencies such as Mother and Yard NYC. Her 10 years of experience lead her to touch a wide range of brands from cars to finance to fashion. She constantly strives to represent fairness in her work from every angle, both in front of and behind the camera. Jen’s most notable accomplishment was turning Venus Gillette into a brand that embraces all bodies and redefines beauty standards around body hair.
Throughout her career she has led creative efforts on iconic brands like BMW, TJMaxx, Target, American Express, Gillette, Verizon and Diageo brands. Jen currently leads the creative work on Nationwide
Bernadette Rivero is President and Executive Producer at The Cortez Brothers, Inc., a Los Angeles-based creative production company specializing in bringing branded content to life. Trained in writing programs at Nickelodeon, ABC, Disney and FOX, she frequently works across advertising, film and TV, and has counted numerous Fortune 500 brands, ad agencies and entertainment networks, including MGM Studios, NBCUniversal and Warner Brothers, amongst her clients. She is a proud voting member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and has previously served on juries for Promax/BDA and the Alliance For Women In Media’s Gracie Awards.
I’m Art Director based in Paris. I started my career at CLM BBDO in 2015 with my copywriter Joseph Rozier. Then, we’ve joined Marcel Worldwide in 2020. In 2019, we were lucky enough to represent France at the Cannes Young Lions competition. In 2020, 2022 and 2023, honored to be juries at the French Art Directors’ Club. And in 2021, mentored by some of the best creatives in the world through the LIA Creative LIAisons program.
Over the past 8 years, we’ve worked for many brands such as Spotify, Mercedes, Pedigree, Heetch, M&M’s and more. We won more than 40 awards in different international festivals, including Cannes Lions, D&AD and One Show.
Beyond advertising, I’m passionate by handcrafting and old furniture (we created our own brand named OVIDE PARIS with my wife). And I’m a happy dad of two princesses.
Jim is an Emmy-nominated creative director from Detroit with 15 years experience working across three continents on brands like Google, KFC, PlayStation, Snickers and Volkswagen. His accolades include 25 Cannes Lions and three Webbys, while Mashable named his Google Chrome ad the “Top Tear-Jerker Commercial of All Time” and Huffington Post named his BooneOakley website redesign the No. 1 “Most Innovative Web Site Designs of All Time.” Over the years, he has been lucky enough to work at award-winning agencies like Crispin Porter + Bogusky, BBH New York, Clemenger BBDO Melbourne, as ECD at TBWA\Raad in Dubai and at Johannes Leonardo. He thinks in that order.
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
Carolyn is a Group Connections Director at VMLY&R, leading multiple social teams across the Chicago office. Over the last decade, Carolyn has worked with clients including Kellogg’s, Kimberly-Clark, Kraft-Heinz, Pedialyte, ALDI, Whirlpool and more. Carolyn’s work lives at the intersection of social and culture, where she focuses on building brands to have a lasting and memorable impact in consumers’ lives - when they’re scrolling their social feeds and beyond.
Carolyn originally hails from Cleveland, OH, and now calls the suburbs of Chicago home. Outside of the office, Carolyn’s greatest passions are her two adorable and riotous kids, the ongoing pursuit of creating the most perfect chocolate chip cookie, and barricading herself in the basement to do Cody Rigsby Peloton rides.
Pedro is a creative leader with vast experience in the Sao Paulo and London markets working for clients like Pringles, Vodafone, Jeep, Volkswagen, Apple, Coca-Cola, Ikea and Stella Artois. From working at AlmapBBDO from 2010 to 2014, when the agency was named the Agency of the Year in Cannes for two consecutive years and ultimately the Agency of the Decade in Cannes in 2020, to launching the Jeep brand in Brazil at Leo Burnett Tailor Made in 2015, to creating one of Ikea's most popular campaigns in the UK in the last 30 years at Mother, and leading a Pringles platform at Grey London that scooped the Grand Effie in 2022 and a Pencil at the D&Ad Gaming category inaugural year, Pedro's work has won over 100 accolades but, most importantly, has helped him make even more friends.
Joseph started his career at CLM BBDO in 2015 after studying at École Estienne and La Sorbonne in Paris. He has been elected Young Creative of the Year by Stratégies magazine in 2018 alongside his beloved art director, Théophile Robaglia.
Since his debut, he has won nearly 130 awards and honors in major international award shows (Cannes Lions, One Show, D&AD, LIA, NY Festival, Effies...) including the Cannes Lions Gold, the Eurobest Grand Prix and the Andy's Brave Brands Award for the Uber Heetch campaign.
In 2020, he joined Marcel Paris, the creative hotshop of Publicis group. Besides advertising, he has a passion for teaching, and for cherry tomatoes. For more info: theoetjo.com
Better known as ̈Ruano ̈, Camilo is a born and raised Colombian Art Creative Director working in the US General market since 2019 and currently at DDB Chicago.
His years of working in creative advertising has earned him incredible experiences, such as winning multiple awards at Cannes Lions - including a Grand Prix - Clio Festival - including a Grand Clio - LIA Awards, D&AD, One Show were he won the first from Colombia pencil and were he was ranked as #1 ECD in Latin America in 2020, plus numerous medals on Colombian and Latin American awards.
But what fills him with the most pride is creating Big ideas and seeing them implemented around the world. These achievements have taught him that no matter the brief, his goal is always to do Advertising for the good of people and brands.
In his free time, Camilo loves to illustrate, listen to music, learn new skills and lately, his biggest passion is to make unique art toys with modeling clay and 3d printing.
Gerardo Saavedra, also known as “Grillo”, is co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at Felipa: Creative Studio. He previously worked at companies such as Terán/TBWA, Publicis, and Jung Von Matt, in addition to being Creative Director of Miami Ad School Mexico City. He has been recognized by festivals such as Cannes Lions, Art Directors Club, New York Festivals, FIAP, Ojo de Iberoamérica, Effie Awards, Circulo de Oro, Caracol de Plata, IAB Mixx, among others. He has worked with brands such as Riot Games, Valorant, Procter & Gamble, Old Spice, Gillette, Bayer, Uber, and Google. For 7 years he was a professor at the Miami Ad School. He advised his students to acquire around 50 awards at national and international festivals, forging a new generation of creatives in the country.
Areg successfully completed programs from both the Higher School of Advertising and the Cannes Lions Academy. His career as a creative director includes working for some of the best worldwide networks, including BBDO, Y&R, McCann-Erickson, and ISOBAR, on projects for clients such as Skittles, Carlsberg, Google, Beiersdorf, and Coca-Cola. Prior to founding ICEBERG INTERACTIVE LLC, he held the role of digital development lead at BBDO, where he worked with a range of high-profile clients including PepsiCo, Mercedes-Benz, and Tuborg.
His works have been recognized at various international festivals, including the Art Directors Club, Epica Awards, Effie, Busan International Advertising Festival, and others. He has been a member of the Cresta and Anthem Awards, and he is an active jury member of the CSS Design Awards, Webby and The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences New York.
I started my career at Leo Burnett as a copywriter with the certainty that creativity could really change human's behavior. More than 15 years later I still believe faithfully in this.
I have worked in the largest advertising agencies in Costa Rica such as: Leo Burnett, Jotabequ / GREY, Publimark MullenLowe where I have shared with multidisciplinary and very talented teams where I have learned a lot from each of them.
As creative director I have been in charge of brands such as: PMI (Philip Morris International), BAT (British American Tobacco), Coca Cola, kölbi, Hyundai, LifeMiles, Banco Popular, Musi Convenience Stores, Isuzu, INEC, TSE, Pozuelo, Universidad lnternacional de las Américas, Dos Pinos, Chevrolet
It is an honor for me to be part of this jury and to share my point of view about advertising… Advertising that has a meaning beyond communication.
Marloes Scheffers is a creative powerhouse with a portfolio spanning 15+ years and multiple continents. As a member of H+K's I+C European Hub, she brings her international experience honed at top local and global agencies to the table.
With a passion for making a difference, Marloes has brought to life award-winning campaigns for brands like Nike, P&G, and IKEA. At H+K, she blends data and insights to craft impactful campaigns with a strong earned-first approach.
Marloes is a respected leader in the industry, being recognized in international publications like AdAge and AdWeek and serving as a judge with a keen eye. She has racked up awards and nominations from the likes of Eurobest, D&AD, and Epica, amongst others.
When she's not crafting killer campaigns, Marloes lives life to the fullest, embracing new experiences and stepping outside of her comfort zone. She's a world traveler, having lived and worked in Belgium, France, Kenya, Indonesia, the UAE, and the UK.
Nadja-Timea Scherrer is a Sustainability & JEDI Strategist from Switzerland. She has lived and worked in many different countries, among them Switzerland, Turkey, Italy, France, the UK, and the US. Her pronouns are she/her, and she speaks 6 languages – some more, some less fluently.
She holds an Exec. M.A. in Intercultural Communication and an M.A. in Bilingual Translation, and is VP/Cultural Impact Strategist at plus305.
Having worked for Apple in Silicon Valley and brands like PwC, IBM, Migros, Panalpina, and Greenpeace has widened her horizon on company culture. Over the years, she has specialized in value-based PR messaging, Sustainability Communication, Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, and Culture Transformation. She has come to understand that you can make a Profit while caring for People and the Planet - if you have authentic intentions and communicate it the right way.
That is why she is very proud to be a Member of the B Lab European Advisory Board for B Corp Certification Standards. She also founded the Global Impact Women’s Network Sisterhood Tribes that aims to close the Dream Gap and is a Board Member of the Casimiro Global Foundation for the project E.L.L.A - Entrepreneurial Ladies Leading with Action and the Greenpeace spin-off Solafrica that promotes solar entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa. In the last 20 years, she has worked for big brands around the world inspiring them to become more inclusive and purpose-driven.
Anita is the Director of Strategy at McKinney Los Angeles with almost two decades of experience in finding marketing solutions to business problems, building a compelling brand story, and bringing it to life in the right channels. She has worked with clients such as Blue Diamond, Samsung, and Neighborly, and is a member of McKinney's diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative. AdColor has recognized her in their 2022 Leadership program. Her approach has won numerous awards for campaigns and websites for brands such as QuickBooks, IMAX, Keurig, Pantene, and Uniqlo. She has a Master's in Communications and is pursuing her Executive MBA at UCLA Anderson. Prior to advertising, she worked in documentary film and nonprofit, and has taught digital marketing at General Assembly, and advised small businesses at UCLA's Venture Accelerator. She writes on marketing and culture at Frame Strategy.
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).
Marlena is a creative director at BUTTER., a creative agency based in Düsseldorf, Germany. After finishing a Master’s degree in Media Studies she started her creative career as a copywriting intern, working on many national and international clients throughout the years. After only 4 years she became creative director and is now in the creative lead of several accounts from FMCG to politics. Whenever she’s not working on new campaigns or ideas, she’s looking for new ways to smash the patriarchy. Getting closer by the day.
Elliott’s experience as a designer has led him to work in London, Dublin, Sydney, and New York; across a wide-range of industries, brands, and products. He’s a passionate designer–both thinker and doer—and revels in projects that require both.
Recent projects include campaign and identity for Shops at the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center, crafting an ultra-high-legibility typeface for the Braille Institute of America, and detailed mapping work for MTA Long Island Railroad. Clients include NYU Langone Health, Hudson Square BID, Port Authority of NY & NJ, Downtown Alliance, Cleanlogic, and Pfizer to name just a few.
Prior to joining Applied Design, Elliott has worked at Landor Associates, Saatch&Saatchi Design, Interbrand, Moon Communications, and Zinc. Past clients include Bose, Alcoa/Times Square Alliance, Citi, New York Life, A1 Mobilkom, City of Brisbane, British Handball Association, Mercy Ships, the World Health Organization.
Elliott has been fortunate to lead and be part of award-winning teams, recognized by D&AD, AGDA, AIGA, and Fast Company Innovation By Design. He’s also been published in Creative Review, the New Times, and Computer Arts; and spoken at Type Directors Club and Letterform Archive.
My name is Seguti, I was born and lived for many years in Jardim São Luiz - São Paulo.
I work at Saatchi & Saatchi Germany as an art director. In 2021 I moved to Germany to work at Scholz & Friends, before that I worked at Scholz & Friends: Publicis, CP+B, Africa, Dojo, McCann. I am very passionate about craft design, in general: Illustration, games, painting, art, creativity, sneakers, fashion, photography, lettering...
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.
Negar is a top marketing leader in Tehran, Iran; with more than 15 years of experience in marketing of wide range of FMCG categories. Having graduated from Sharif University, she started her journey with a passion about marketing communications; she was curious to discover how consumers react to marketing signals, what they think and how they interpret the messages she’s sending them. She believes advertising messages only touch consumers hearts when they have an impressive story to tell. Her professional path have eventually led her to play top marketing roles in corporations such as Procter & Gamble and Loreal. She currently works as Director of Marketing of Zarrin Roya, a giant hygiene corporation with many powerful market leading brands in Iran.
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.
Aaron is a creative leader, mentor, entrepreneur, and Group Creative Director at Deloitte Digital. He works with brands to explore the intersection of storytelling and creative technology to solve new problems. His work has been recognized by the industry’s top creative festivals including, Cannes Lions, NY Festivals, LIAs, Clios, and the One Show. In 2022, he served on the craft jury for Clio Health, the design jury for Lisbon Advertising Festival, and the grand jury for the NY Festivals AME awards. Aaron was a 2019 Cannes Lions speaker.
I'm an Associate Creative Director at Havas Chicago - copywriter with more than 12 years of experience. Throughout this time, I've already worked with essential brands like Burger King, Coca-Cola, Heineken Group, Volvo, BMW, Motorola, Allianz, Dove, Citi Bank, Nestlé, Siemens, Unilever, and P&G. I've also worked in some of the world’s top ad agencies like DAVID Brazil, Africa DDB, Ogilvy & Mather, Grey Brasil, FCB, and Mood TBWA.I've already had the opportunity to participate in great jobs, but the one I'm most proud of is the "Blank Whopper" - The most sharable campaign in Brazil, with most of 2.80 billion impressions. I've also helped Havas Chicago agency win its first lion ever, after 20 years of the agency. We’ve won 2 silver lions and 3 shortlists. I've already won the biggest awards in the world like Cannes Lions, D&AD, Clio, El Ojo, Wave Festival, Lürzer's Archive, and more. Besides that, I've also been working as a teacher at Miami Ad School.
Dennis Silveira is an experienced Associate Creative Director at Impact BBDO, with a diverse design background and an impressive portfolio of award-winning campaigns from around the globe. He has been in the industry for over 12 years, and his passion for creative thinking and design has been the driving force behind the success of many of his works.
Renato Simões has accomplished a remarkable creative career that spans more than 25 years, having served some of the top ad agencies in his homeland, Brazil. From 2015 to 2021, Renato co-led Wieden+Kennedy São Paulo; prior to that, he had worked for shops such as AlmapBBDO, F/Nazca S&S, and Leo Burnett. In March 2022, he opened the Brazilian office of The Juju.Renato has created iconic campaigns for brands like Nike, Volkswagen, Fiat, Havaianas, Audi, Heineken, and Old Spice, which granted him the most prestigious accolades in the advertising industry.
Walter Soares is a cross-platform art director and graphic designer passionate about making things happen.
With over 15 years of experience in the fields of healthcare, entertainment, and consumer goods. Walter is currently a VP, Associate Creative Director at Area 23 (an IPG Health company). Formerly at Ogilvy New York, Walter has worked on projects for IKEA, Coca-Cola, Motorola, Siemens, Nestlé Waters, Vaseline, and more.He also worked for TV Globo, the largest entertainment and news network in Brazil, focusing on reality shows, events, and telenovelas. Walter resides in New York City.
Hora is an ACD copywriter from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He joined the community in the summer of 2022 and currently works on Verizon, Volkswagen, Oreo and several other clients.
Hora has more than 11 years of experience working at prestigious creative agencies in Buenos Aires, New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. Hora started his career at FCB Buenos Aires, where he took his first steps in advertising and won the 2012 local Young Lions to represent Argentina at Cannes. He then moved to Ogilvy Buenos Aires, where he won awards at major international festivals with campaigns for Huggies and Salta Beer, including a Titanium Lion at Cannes 2015. From there, Hora joined BBH New York, where he created campaigns for PlayStation, Fanduel, and Shots Awards, followed by Mullen Lowe LA where he co-created the campaign for Corona US, starring Andy Samberg and Snoop Dogg. In 2022, he moved to Miami to join the community.
Laurel Stark Akman's work has been called "industry bettering" by Adweek and "world changing" by Fast Company. She's been honored by the Brand Innovators 40 under 40 and named a Pitch 100 Superperson for her DEI and mental health advocacy. She excels at transforming brands and teams, championing brave, inclusive workplaces, and telling compelling stories that pierce culture and push humanity forward.
Laurel has led award-winning, global creative work at TikTok, Intel's Agency Inside, Media.Monks, the Google Brand Studio and SapientNitro. Inspired by her work with the 3% Movement, Laurel co-created several projects dedicated to building a more equitable creative industry: the One Club's gender equality boosting Next Creative Leaders, the Cannes Lions backed Mentorship Matchmaking program, and Our Silent Partner, a reflection on mental health and creativity.
She currently leads global creative marketing efforts for The Sims franchise at EA (Electronic Arts).
David Stevanov is a creative director of Saatchi & Saatchi New York. Despite his last name, he's not Russian. Or Bulgarian. He is Indonesian, born and bred. His parents decided to have fun by making up a name based on the fact he was born in November.His advertising journey started in Singapore. Within just one year in the industry, his work attained international acclaim, including the coveted D&AD Yellow Pencil. In the second year, he was invited to judge at the 2013 D&AD Awards, making him the first Indonesian and one of the youngest to receive the honor, at the age of 27. Since then, his works have picked up golds at every major awards show.
Mike Stillwell is a multi award winning Art Director. After a decade of successful campaigns in London at both Empire Design and Wonderland (now Territory Studio) he was invited to join Empire Design’s New York team as a Senior Art Director. He has worked on some of the film industry’s most influential campaigns of the past 10 years, and now splits his time between New York and London.
A year ago I became part of LLYC Mexico, as Design Manager in Estudio Creativo Región Norte, leading Mexico, Panama and Dominican Republic.I always took my career to advertising, but being in this new challenge, changes my perspective to not direct my thinking only to advertising, but to a more strategic thinking of communication and solution to challenges of our clients every day. I have a degree in Graphic Design with 14 years of experience in advertising, holding the positions as Art Director and Head of Art at Olabuenaga Chemistri for 7 years and Senior Art Director at Leo Burnett Mexico for another 7 years, then as Head of Design and Approvals at emoji Company. I led creative teams for advertising campaigns for national and international accounts, such as: Lala, Gamesa, Cervecería Moctezuma, Saba, GMC, Sanofi, Sanfer, P&G, Buick, retail accounts like Walmart and Bodega Aurrera, among others.
In addition to political campaigns and governorships for different states of the Republic.I was in charge of CPTM (Consejo de Promoción Turística) and Mexico brand for 4 years, both nationally and internationally, which generated the largest amount of tourism in more than 10 years, equivalent to the second largest inflow of money for Mexico. I won awards such as Effies for Bodega Aurrera and Lala. And I worked on some of the campaigns for P&G that was rated as the best in efficiency and engagement in 10 years. And today, more than ever, I feel that this is just the beginning.
Congratulations. You found this copy and won a Golden Ticket for a trip to Germany. OK, not quite. But this is the place where I live and work. This is where I started as a freelance art director and switched to copywriting after four years. Since then, I've worked in agencies in Düsseldorf, Berlin, and New York – mainly on automotive clients like Smart, Ford and in the past 5 years for Porsche.
I’m a creative Brazilian currently working as a Creative Director at Leo Burnett Germany. I came to Germany 6 years ago to explore new cultures and create new life and work experiences. I collected a lot of knowledge though over 12 years of my career, but I believe that is always something new and fun to create and learn. More than the places that I worked, or big client names, I would love to see myself as someone who can inspire people to be themselves and also inspire women to take more leadership roles.
Diana is a former high school English teacher turned copywriter while living abroad in Germany. Based in her home country of Sweden once more, she continues to work at Jung von Matt for brands such as Hyundai, Genesis, Mercedes and Goldwell among others - even though nobody outside of the industry still understands what she does.
Her love for idea creation, as well as believing that all good ideas stem from real life experiences and issues that are close to one's heart, has awarded her prizes and nominations at ADC Germany, D&AD and SXSW Innovation Awards. And now it’s time to give that love and appreciation back.
During the Pandemic, Bernardo created ‘My Link is Your Link’, an html code that allowed creatives to donate their portfolio views to unemployed creatives. The project donated more than 50,000 views, resulting in many new hires. It was elected by Ad Week as 1 of 10 projects that made the industry better in 2020.
Since the middle of 2020, he’s been working as a senior copywriter at Havas Lisbon, and in 2021 he founded his own company “Beta Collective” - his side-project for side projects - developing projects for brands in Brazil like Cerveza Patagonia, Goose Island, iFood, AMA Water, Corona and Fusion Energy Drink. Last year Beta Collective won 3 trophies at The NY Festivals, including the only gold from Brazil.
Scott Terry is currently Director of Business Affairs (and Talent) for Forsman & Bodenfors NYC. He has been at small independent agencies and large, holding company agencies, like DDB, Energy BBDO and TBWA\Chiat\Day NY. He’s worked on clients in every category, from consumer-packaged goods to cars to non-profits and everything in between.
Scott has helped create all types of content for social media, TV, radio, a Skittles Broadway musical and even a “Cantroller” for Miller Lite. During his career, he has won over 120 awards for his agencies (D&AD, Cannes, LIA, One Show, Webby Awards and more).
Scott’s main social media channels are @ScottTerry and @ScottTerryCo on Instagram and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottterry/
Pablo Tesio is a Senior Creative Copywriter working in Serviceplan Spain that writes in third person to dazzle readers. In this case, you.
Born and raised in Argentina, Pablo has been fortunate enough to spend the last +8 years developing international campaigns for some of the world's top brands, including Mercedes-Benz, Heineken Group, Panasonic, Siemens, Lufthansa, Valencia Region Tourism, and Volkswagen.
Pablo's hard work and dedication to his craft have earned him recognition in the industry, including a win at the Cannes Young Lions competition in Spain in 2022 and several awards.
Since he was a kid, he has been a voracious consumer of the arts and loves to create in any form or medium. This led to international features and publications on illustration, short stories, and art.
He’s also impressed that you read the whole thing and encourages you dig further by visintg his portfolio at pablotesio.com
After starting his career with BBDO in Düsseldorf, Lennart then joined thjnk and recently moved to Hamburg.
Having first successes in student award shows he managed to transfer his expertise to work on international brands, including Škoda and winning an Effie last year.
Lennart is passionate about art direction, digital thinking as well as creative conception.He is always searching for great ideas and therefore excited to see all the work at NYF.
Daniel Tolentino is a Brazilian Art Director based in Germany with over a decade of experience in advertising agencies across South America, Asia, and Europe such as Accenture, DDB, VMLY&R, Publicis, and BBDO working on multi-market integrated campaigns for global brands like Heineken Group, J&J, AB InBev, McDonald's, Walmart, Chevron, Intel, Zespri, HSBC and Allianz.
With over 15 years of experience in advertising, alma Miami’s Creative Director Bruno Trad has crafted culture-focused work for top global brands across the U.S. and Latin America.
Driven by passion and curiosity, he believes there's always room for great ideas.
In his current role at alma, Bruno creates work for brand partners including Pepsi, Coors Light, McDonald’s and Wells Fargo Bank, and has garnered over 130 awards from advertising’s most prestigious festivals, including Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, ADC Awards, Clio Awards, WARC and London International Awards.
Doffen is the Creative Director for Apriil Reklame Oslo and Bergen (an independent Norwegian agency). He is 36 years young, married, father of 2 boys, a passionate skier, world traveler and the proud owner of Kjommi,- the advertising dog™. Doffen has served as a jury member in several international jury’s, and his works has received numerous awards -ranging from “best agency tweet” to New York Festival, Epica and Cannes Lion´s.
Rachel Tse is a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, all-round editorially-driven designer with experience in fashion, lifestyle, and media brands. She is skilled in navigating the challenges that exist within briefs, and enthusiastic about balancing aesthetically refined concepts with functionality. Her award-winning work stretches from print to digital media, and has been showcased in numerous magazines and exhibitions.
Elizabeth Ughoro is the Creative Director of Zedi Africa. With over 12 years in the advertising and marketing industry, she has built numerous leading brands and startups in Nigeria.
Elizabeth has a mania for creative excellence and innovation. More importantly, she believes Howard Gossage would have made a great rockstar.
Francisco is a Chilean Creative Director currently working at BBH New York for clients such as Samsung, Mattel, Google and Heineken. Previously he was at McCann New York where 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. He also launched the Mastercard-Touch Card a product innovation that resulted in numerous recognitions in the most prestigious international award shows. Before his move to the US, Francisco was at Circus Grey Peru. He was named by Grey Worldwide as one of the network's global creative stars. 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. 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, The One Show, Clio Awards, D&AD, Art Directors Club (ADC), London International Awards (LIA), New York Festivals (NYF) and El Ojo de Iberoamérica among others.
Stefan van den Boogaard is working at Wieden+Kennedy in Portland, Oregon creating integrated campaigns for Nike together with Tim Arts. Together they’re known as “The Dutchies”.He’s been working in advertising for 12+ years. In his career he has won 125+ awards for creativity and effectiveness including New York Festivals, Cannes Lions, One Show, D&AD and many more with campaigns for Nike, IKEA, Volkswagen, Levi’s Jeans and other global brands. He has created numerous tv commercials, radio commercials, OOH campaigns, social content, print ads, mobile apps, music videos, visual centers, creative territories, a reality tv show, a documentary series, direct-to-consumer campaigns, a book and two kids named Guusje en Pepijn.
Cooking is part of my life.
Now you’re probably asking yourself what I’m trying to say with this, right?
I’m always learning about this art by myself and also with other people.My greatest learning in culinary was a thing that I've heard from a Chef few years ago - "Culinary isn't about memorize recipes or replicate them, but how to hold the attention of people to the point that they'll forget everything around and focus only on the flavors. At the end, It'll bring some little positive moment for them that will be always in their memories. ”
So, for me, advertising isn’t so different. There isn’t a recipe, it’s about push yourself studding,listening to other people and using this knowledge to create new stories in many ways.
Both of them have the same intention: to turn that in a single moment that will stay in their memories.
In just eight years, his works have been recognized in and out of the country including Spikes Asia, Cannes Lions, Campaign Brief's The Work, Mad Stars, New York Fest, Young Glory, Boomerang, Kidlat, Tambuli, and Caples Awards. He believes that advertising can utilize creativity and help change the world one ad at a time. That’s why on the side, he even runs his own digital group called UNPUB ADS, where he does collaborations for free and creates social media content to help different non-profit organizations and schools. MADVERTISING is another one of his passion projects, where he produces an output per month; an effort that captivated and inspired a growing number of art students who aspire to enter the advertising industry. Not too shabby for a boy who grew up in the projects of Marikina City, Philippines
Américo Vizer is working for LLYC - the largest communication consultancy in Latin America and Spain - as Creative Director for Brazil, Argentina and Chile. He has more than 17 years of experience in the advertising market and in all platforms: digital, innovation, traditional, brand experience, or content.Internationally awarded at New York Festivals, Cannes Lions, D&Ad, One Show, Clio, YouTube Ad Leaderboard, Effie Awards, and others. He had a jury member at CCSP (Brazilian Creative Award) and Centro America Award. Américo have worked for the most important Ad agencies in Brazil such as PUBLICIS, BETC, TALENT MARCEL, AFRICA DDB, HAVAS+, CP+B, FCB and FBIZ. And created campaigns for clients such as P&G, RECKITT BENCKISER, HERSHEY’S, HEINEKEN, PTC THERAPEUTICS, BIOGEN, BRADESCO BANK, MAPFRE INSURANCE, CHEVROLET, MITSUBISHI, PEUGEOT, CLARO, BRAHMA BEER, and other brands.
Pavlina is a Greek, law school drop out turned make up artist, turned bartender turned Art Director based in Berlin.
She has worked for clients across various industries, from VICE to Mercedes-Benz.
She seeks to bring ideas to life by leveraging pop culture, in a way that captures attention.
Based in Düsseldorf/Germany, Executive Creative Director Tobias von Aesch has gathered broad national and international experience at major agencies and networks such as Ogilvy, McCann, BDDO, Havas and now denkwerk; having worked for famous brands like Coca Cola, Nespresso, Lidl or Citroën. His work has been awarded at relevant creative festivals like Cannes Lions, D&AD, Eurobest, New York Festivals, The One Show, London International Awards, Art Directors Club Germany and many more.Apart from classic and digital disciplines, he never ceases to explore the boundaries of channels; creating smart cross solutions and meaningful experiences for brands. In his leisure time as well, Tobias loves to express himself creatively with Streetart and Illustrations that are exhibited in and around Düsseldorf.
Timanni was born a strategist. As a middle child, she quickly learned the importance of strategy in navigating conflict, changing perspectives, and building community. Her approach to the strategic process is rooted in solving for the greatest need - with clients, teams, and within communities.
At BBH, Timanni has led numerous clients like Google and Samsing to create award-winning and effective work, she helped to dispel myths around how to connect meaningfully with communities and how to leverage culture, and is building management and mentorship systems within the agency. In her community, Timanni is a mentor for Big Sister, women's suit designer, and does pro-bono work for Black-owned businesses.
I'm from Rio de Janeiro and I live in São Paulo.I started my career in 2008 as an Art Director. Since then, I worked for some advertising agencies in Rio de Janeiro and in 2016 I moved to São Paulo, where I'd the honor of working with incredible people, working for important clients such as Jeep, Burger King, Olympikus , Mizuno, Pontofrio , Banco Itaú, Risqué, Nestlé and others.
The best thing that ever happened to Lyle’s advertising career was not getting hired as an account person at BBDO. He would have sucked at that. Instead, he became a writer. After getting his master’s at the VCU Brandcenter, Lyle left his Boston roots, moved out west, and started his career at BSSP where he worked on MINI, Chipotle, and El Pollo Loco, created the Priceline Negotiator, and made award-winning spots for Google, among others. His work has been recognized by the One Show, Cannes Lions, Clios, Art Directors Club, Communication Arts, and the Effies. At McKinney, he is the executive creative director overseeing all the work from the Durham and New York offices, including Little Caesars, Puma, Popeyes and ESPN where he continues to do award-winning work. He’s got a deep and abiding love of telling stories and finding the untapped potential in every brand. After 19 years in the business, he could probably hack it as an account person now. No he couldn’t. That’s a lie.
HyunSeo Yoo was born in Korea, has honed her skills in New York and is now based in Dubai. She is a Creative Strategist and dog lover at TikTok. She has spent most of her career working in advertising agencies including JWT New York, Memac Ogilvy, and Impact BBDO Dubai before landing in ad tech. She was selected as one of the Next Creative Leaders by The One Show and has picked up numerous awards including Cannes Lions, One Show, Dubai Lynx, Loeries, and many more
First, a little something general about the guy. After graduating in economics, which was just a buffer time for what to do in life, Peter started to think in shapes of billboards, print ads and TV screens, but loved to go beyond that. He started working in advertising, which took him under its wing. They have been flying together for 10+ years at Pristop agency, one of the biggest independent communication groups in SEE Europe, successfully manouevring in telecommunication, retail, insurance and charity airspace.
Now the more personal part with a mandatory metaphor. His belief is that creativity is a well from which one can quench one's thirst. His muse is boredom and the main interest is capturing ideas, these fleeting gifts, that he then strives to give a proper home. He likes to draw ideas first and think about them later. And no, this description was not written by ChatGPT, even though Nick Cave once answered Peter's question about whether AI would ever write a good song.
Juri Zaech is an Associate Creative Director of Design at Apple. Originally from Switzerland, Juri has worked at agencies in Europe and the US, including Ogilvy, BETC, and 72andSunny. Throughout his career, he's created campaigns for a diverse range of global brands such as Dove, Coke, McDonald’s, Air France, Louis Vuitton, and Amnesty International, and he's helped launch video game titles such as Call of Duty, Destiny, and World of Warcraft.
Dennis Zoller is an award-winning Art Director and avid outdoors man. Born and raised in the rural rhine valley, he soon found his passion in creating things.
From an early stage on, he developed a healthy curiosity for life in all it’s facets. He ventured out to study art, become a stone sculpture, painter, stone mason and farmer, just to settle down at the renowned ROD Agency in Zurich, Switzerland.
This is how the country boy grew up to become an avid designer with multiple awards under his belt.