Diego is a Creative Director with over 10 years of experience making advertising and branded content.
He started his career as a Copywriter at DDB Uruguay. Then, at Ginkgo Mullen Lowe, were he became Creative Director. And, since 2019, he works at Plutón,
an independent agency in Montevideo, Uruguay.
His work has been recognized at multiple local and international festivals, like Desachate, Campana de Oro, Ojo de Iberoamérica, and Cannes Lions.
Graduated as the best student from the popular school of art, Yaba College of Technology. He started out as an Executive with TBWA/Concept and later joined Centerspread/FCB where he rose to become a senior manager, worked on FMCG, telecoms (MTN, Etisalat and Starcomms) and financial services brands before joining BBDO as a Creative Director. He led the Nigerian creative team that created the famous Guinness Made of black campaign (alongside AMV BBDO & Net#work BBDO), Nwakaibeya, Guinness Flavour room and other notable campaigns for Guinness. Brands like Chicken Republic, Stanbic IBTC, Glo, Visa, Kelloggs, Blueband were also part of the businesses won and maintained during his 9 year stay at BBDO before venturing into creative consultation. His quest for knowledge led him to Miami Ad School where he took a course in Integrated Concepting and Copywriting. With over 15 years wealth of experience, Kunle has won several awards at Lagos Advertising and Ideas Festival (LAIF).
Alexander holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communication and a Higher Certificate in Web Design (AAA Advertising School). Shortly after graduating in 2007, he landed his first job at 99c as a junior Art Director. Over the next four years, Alexander proceeded to climb the ranks at 99c, eventually fulfilling the role of Senior Art Director. In 2012, he left the agency to join the Mullen Lowe Group.
Over the next four years, Alexander won an impressive number of accolades - which included notable nods from institutions such as Cannes Lions and D&AD: Global Association for Creative Advertising & Design Awards - before setting his sights on the Big Apple.
There he took on the position of associate creative director at McGaryBowen, a New York- based advertising agency, where he worked on blue chip accounts such as United Airlines, JC Penny and Subway. After almost three years in New York, he returned to South Africa in 2019 to rejoin 99c.
Karen Aliaga is a Creative Director at One 11. She has spent her career as a creative in some of the most prestigious advertising agencies in the world including Havas Miami, Y&R Prague and Perú, Alma DDB Miami, R/GA NYC, AKQA NYC and Socialisssima Texas.
She has been fortunate enough to do incredible work for brands such as Nike, McDonald’s, Sony Epic Records, Coca - Cola, Verizon, Maserati, Toyota and Nintendo and has earned recognition from the world’s most prestigious advertising awards such as Clios and New York Festival.
Her passion lies in creating ideas that amplify purpose and make impacts of no small magnitude for the organization’s she serves in a world of unrelenting change.
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.
Spotted by the Spanish Art Directors Club, Sergio began his career before even finishing his master’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations.His curiosity and determination to seek inspiration outside of his comfort zone have allowed him to work for prestigious agencies in the US, UK, France, Belgium, etc. Some of these companies include Droga5, Wieden+Kennedy, Ogilvy and Saatchi & Saatchi. Throughout his career, his work has helped international and local brands grow and shine. International accolades for Sergio include numerous awards at Cannes, D&AD, One Show and ADC, among others, as well as a Grandy at the ANDYs. Sergio has been honored to judge at the New York Festivals, One Show, ADC Czech Republic, ADC and El Sol. Based in New York, Sergio now works as a freelance Copywriter and Creative Director.
Niels Alzen is Executive Creative Director (Europe) at BCG BrightHouse, a global creative consultancy that helps companies uncover their timeless purpose, to elevate their culture and mobilize their organization.
He is part of the management team in Berlin and responsible for all creative content innovation. He has been with BrightHouse since January 2019.
Prior to BrightHouse, Niels was partner and Chief Creative Officer at Scholz & Friends, one of the leading Germany based creative agency groups. Niels has more than 20 years of experience as a creative leader in some of Germany's most renowned ad agencies, including 15 years of automotive experience (BMW, Mercedes, Opel). He worked as a creative director for Jung von Matt, Springer & Jacoby as well as KemperTrautmann (now “Thjnk”). During that time, he produced big and award-winning brand campaigns for blue-chip companies in the telecommunications, retail, publishing, consumer goods and automotive industries.
Niels is a regular jury member of the Art Directors Club Germany (ADC) and has been judging various other international award shows. In his free time he loves to collect and listen to soul and funk vinyl from the mid 60s to the mid 80s.
Hi! I’m Damien Guiol, I’m 32 and I’m the CCO of Change & Brand Station Paris, an FCB Alliance. I started my career in advertising 10 years ago as an Artistic Director at Leg, then at Havas Paris until 2016. I joined Brand Station on that same year as a Creative Team with Samy Benama, and was named ECD 5 years later. During my 10 years, I had the opportunity of working for some great clients such as SFR, Nike, Eurostar, Poulehouse, Mondelez, Warner Bros, Sony Music, Pepsico etc ... Furthermore, I participated in many international festivals such as the Cannes Lions, Eurobest, D&AD and Epica where I won numerous awards and shortlists. Like Samy, I think that creative work is more meaningful when it becomes useful and generous.
Hi! I’m Samy Benama, I’m 33 and I’m the CCO of Change & Brand Station Paris, an FCB Alliance. I started my career in advertising 8 years ago as a Copywriter at Havas 360. Later, I joined Native, a full digital agency, where I worked for 3 years on accounts such as as Rossignol, Moulinex, Tefal, Banque Populaire, Bledina etc… In 2016, I joined Damien Guiol at Brand Station as a Creative Team where we worked for Unicef, Poulehouse, Mondelez, Warner Bros, Subway etc… In 8 years, I won many awards and shortlists in many international festivals such as Cannes Lions, Eurobest, D&AD and Epica. Like Damien, I think that creative work is more meaningful when it becomes useful and generous.
I'm Marcelo Andrade, a Senior Creative Art Director with 12 years of experience.
I have worked for clients like Vivo (Telefónica), Chevrolet, Volkswagen, Texaco, Ambev, KFC, RecordTV, Unimed, Telecine and Infoglobo.
My past jobs were at Euro RSCG Worldwide, Staff Brasil and currently, I'm working at Binder, an independent advertising agency in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
My work was recognized by the industry with some awards like Cannes Lions, Cannes Act Responsible Tribute, One Show, El Ojo, Wave Festival, Lusófonos Awards, ABP (Brazilian Advertising Association), ABMN (Brazilian Marketing and Business Association), CCRJ (Rio de Janeiro Creative Club) and others. In 2016, I was the second most awarded Art Director in the Rogério Steinberg Award.
I participated as a jury member of some important advertising festivals like Adstars (2019, 2020, and 2021), Lisbon International Advertising Festival (2020 and 2021), Mobius Awards 2020, Ukrainian Design "The Very Best of", Clube de Criação do Rio de Janeiro (2021) and Prêmio Colunistas Rio de Janeiro (2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021).
Abisola Anthonio is a curious Designer and an advocate for minimalism. She’s currently the Design Lead at Loose Media, a fast growing Digital Agency in Nigeria. Graduated from the University of Lagos with a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts. She has 6 years experience in Advertising and won the Cannes Young Lions (Digital Category) competition to represent Nigeria at the Cannes Festival of Creativity in 2017. She has also won local awards for creativity and spends time mentoring like-minded younger creatives. Abisola loves exploring Afrocentricity as a way of self-expression through design. Reading culturally-rich African literature is how she unwinds from the ever-chaotic world of creativity and design.
A multidisciplinary copywriter with 12 years of experience, working with creativity for some of the most important advertising agencies in the world like FCB, TBWA, Leo Burnett, J Walter Thompson, and Crispin Porter.I helped with the achievement of new businesses and on the production of great campaigns, for clients like Ford, Fiat, Nissan, Adidas, Gatorade, Stella Artois, Diageo, Absolut, and much more. I also had my work recognized by the leading creative festivals of the world, like this one that now I have the honor to make part of the jury.
Hi, my name is Viton Araújo. I started 19 years ago in Brazil as a Copywriter and for the past 6 years I have been responsible for the Creative Direction of FCB Lisbon. I was happy to be awarded at Cannes Lions (including 1 trophy in the Copywriting Craft Category), One Show, CLIO, EPICA, New York Festival, London International Award, Eurobest, El Ojo, Cresta, Lisbon Advertising Festival, etc & etc. On the literary side, I’ve already published 2 books and the next one will be out in 2022. But nothing makes me prouder than my 2 kids: Bernardo and Maria.
Multiple award winning creative thinker, Yemi Arawore holds over 10 years of experience in brand building through impactful, memorable campaigns. He was the first to win the Nigerian Young Lions Competition, and first ever to represent the country at the Cannes Lions Festival.
He is the fundamental core behind a number of exponential brand growths and possesses extensive experience across diverse industries.
Yemi is also a music producer and writer, and well versed with the fundamentals of audio production.
A well rounded creative mind, Yemi’s creativity extends beyond the conventional, unafraid to chart new paths others can follow.
Brazilian Art Director by formation. Photographer? Comic book reader. Cartoonist wannabe and movie addict. Worked in the largest agencies in São Paulo (Havas, Sapient_AG2, W/McCann), but also in a small-6-people-full-team shop northeast of the country, and currently VP ACD at AREA 23 in New York. Fell in love with digital advertising and all its capabilities, but also loves savvy print ads and traditional media. “The round pin that might fit in the square hole”.
Luis is a Creative Director based in Argentina.Over the past 10 years, he has created and led campaigns at Ogilvy & Mather, Geometry Global, Circus BA and currently at Media.Monks Buenos Aires.
He has worked closely on both traditional and Digital campaigns for brands like Coca-Cola, Powerade, Volkswagen, TED Talks, DirecTV, Spotify and Netflix among others .
He’s work has been awarded at national and international advertising festivals such as Premio Clarín, DIENTE (Argentinian Creative Circle), FIAP, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, EFFIE, IAB and Cannes Lions.
Tim Arts returned to his old love Wieden+Kennedy in the summer of 2019 after spending a year and four months as a Creative Director at Anomaly Amsterdam. Tim has been working with his creative partner Stefan van den Boogaard for over 12+ years.
In their career Tim and Stefan have won 125+ awards for creativity and effectiveness with integrated campaigns for Nike, IKEA, Volkswagen, Levi’s Jeans and other global brands. Amongst those are multiple Cannes Lions, D&AD Pencils, One Show Awards and a Grand Prix at the Eurobest Awards.
Niat is an internationally award-winning social media creative with an aptitude for high impact digital creativity, visually driven storytelling and Brand reputation projects.
She currently holds the position of General Manager at Serviceplan Bubble. Her day-to-day includes overseeing all client creative inclusive of social media content & influencer content, and all online advertising collateral. Furthermore, she is tasked with overseeing daily business activities, improving overall business functions, training heads of departments, managing budgets, developing strategic plans, creating policies, and communicating business goals.
She is steadily helping lead the agency to record financial growth while bringing in a steady flow of client results, creative awards and international recognition.
(But most important: she is mother of a great and talented one-year old baby boy - Matteo. 😊)
Annie Ashley is a Senior Digital Art Director and UI Designer at Deloitte Digital with over 9 years of experience. Her projects range from branding and digital strategy to experience and product design.
Simply put, she likes to tell stories and see people engage with those stories. But more than that, she wants people to feel seen and understood. Her work focuses on accessibility and inclusion, and designing with compassion, both in the final product as well as the internal build process with her teams. She identifies gaps in experiences for clients and creates digital strategies and principles to ensure all users are able to participate in the brand story.
Annie has designed for the world’s most recognized companies such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Costco, Apple, CVS, and Starbucks.
I’m young and driven and I’m passionate about my work.
But then again, who isn’t, right? [Answer: lots of people… most people, really… but not many people reading this, of course].
So, beyond the usual fluff of how I admired the world of creativity since I started to walk, I'd like to tell you straight up what you might expect if you ever meet me.
One. I have no filter. I genuinely try to have one and god has the absence of it put me through awkward moments in my life, but today, I embrace it.
Tw. I have a questionable fashion sense and will rarely be wearing matching socks.
Three. I’m an opera singer. It wasn’t cool when I was young and every other girl at school was a ballerina… it still isn’t. ¯\_ (ツ)_/¯
Four. I should have been a veterinarian but my fight with the arachnid shamed me out of it... I foster dogs instead.
Nicolau Attallah is a Senior Creative and Art team lead of Trade Republic - biggest fintech in Germany. Before moving to Berlin, the Brazilian creative studied in São Paulo, New York and worked as an Art Director for brands like Nike, P&G, Samsung, Ferrero, Kinder, Nutella, Jeep, Fiat, Disney, DFB, DZ Bank, among others. In his career he has collecting awards in the most respected festivals in the world, such as ADC, Webby, NYFestival, Clio, AD Starts and others.
Alex is a conceptual Senior Art Director from Germany. He has always been heavily influenced by all sorts of pop culture and what comes along with it and after entering the world of advertising rather by accident, he quickly realized that this could be the perfect fit.
Ever since joining Miami Ad School this feeling has manifested even more and let him to agencies, such as BBDO, McCann, VMLY&R, thjnk or Heimat. Now he’s working at Havas.
If he’s not working he’s also still going strong on all things popculture, inhaling hours of TikToks, tons of memes and everything else that crossed his view.
I'm a Creative Director, currently working at Paper, Ecuador. My work has been recognized by New York Festivals, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Fiap, Wina Festival, Effie Awards, Cóndor de Oro, Lürzer's Archive and Guinness World Records. I've been chosen as one of the 15 most promising creative leaders for Cannes Lions "See It Be It" program 2020-21. Some of the brands I've worked with: Pepsi, Gatorade, Amstel, Biela, Rio Store, Librería Española, amongst others. I've contributed to gender equality through different campaigns like Womenless Songs, Girl Speak Louder, Girls in The Front. Last year, I co-founded the initiative “Círculo de Creativas Ecuador”, working towards inspiring and empowering the next generation of female creatives in the country. At last but not least I've been a Cannes Lions Festival's Shortlist Jury. Being the only Jury who represents Ecuador on 2021.
Conceived by mistake in Beirut and due to an unforeseen addiction to art, I decided to sell my soul to advertising.
Upon graduation from ALBA, Art Academy in Beirut, I joined MTV Broadcast where I developed skills in filming, directing and 3D animation.
I have performed in a puppet show in Baalbek international festival in 2007, l’Or Du Rhin by Wagner, and I was on TV in a comedy show for a season.
In 2011, I joined Y&R Jordan, then moved to Qatar, and after to Dubai. I was able to help mold brands such as Orange Telecom and Coca-Cola.
In 2016, I moved to Impact BBDO, working solely on Etisalat, the region’s largest telecom company.
My career eventually led me in 2017 to FP7/McCann, where I now focus on brands like MasterCard, Uber, McDonald's, and Jawwy by STC.
I can proudly say that I have, till date, helped sell cars, planes, cows, insurance, hope, pasta, phones, taxis, football, tissues, buildings, burgers, vacations, tires, supermarkets, banks, love, and pest control.
But after all that, I'm still looking for the brief that will change the world.
Jolomi is an experienced creative leader, highly effective in using creative storytelling to create deep experiences between brands and consumers. His unique ability includes connecting with audiences on a human level and helping brands truly live their purpose. As the Creative Director of Ogilvy Nigeria, Jolomi leads an ensemble of creative maestros, focused on building resilient brands across the african continent and beyond. Jolomi has a proven track record of collaborating with clients, developing simple solutions to complex problems, whilst leveraging design, technology and culture. He has helped create experiences for Heineken, Google, Visa, Pepsi, Cadbury, Airtel, Guinness, Youtube, KIA Motors, PayArena and Mirinda. His works within advertising and beyond have received several Nigerian and international accolades. Jolomi is an eternal optimist who believes in creating work that adds value to people’s lives and how they live.
Cynthia is a Senior Art Director who recently opted for freelancing with some of the best advertising agencies around the region to meet talented creatives, experience new cultures and to sharpen her skills and talent.
Her career kicked off in Lebanon at Young and Rubicam as a Graphic Designer where she worked on a range of local and international clients and brands.
She then found an opportunity to work in a challenging market at J. Walter Thompson Doha where she became part of the team that worked on a wide portfolio of brands including Banking, Real Estate, Governmental and Airlines.
Working in Doha and Beirut on clients of different industries allowed Cynthia to understand the different cultures, mindsets, and market dynamics. Exposure to two diverse markets and working alongside a team of growing creatives fueled Cynthia’s learning process and pushed her career to new heights.
From creating his own comic books to writing jingles for his favorite confectionery, Waleed always loved to express his creativity in different ways from a young age, but he remained unsure how his wild imagination could help him build a career. It wasn’t until he saw Don Draper’s Lucky Strike sales pitch that everything just clicked.
Since then Waleed has forged his reputation as a top creative working on some of the most exciting brands in the world like Nestlé, McDonald’s, Volkswagen, Coca-Cola, and Bose to name a few. He also managed to accomplish some pretty cool sh*t in that time, like filming with Real Madrid, authoring a children’s book, and picking up 90+ awards at festivals like NYF, One Show, Clio, Dubai Lynx, Loeries, Effies, Red Dot and many more.
He has been in the storytelling business from age 7 when he wrote his first story about a dog detective and has been in the advertising business for more than a decade. During this time he has worked on local, regional, and international clients from the fields of telecommunication, automotive, banking, insurance, FMCG, and many others. He loves solving puzzles in the form of briefs but loves it, even more, when his strategies and solutions solve business and social problems at the same time.
He was named the Slovene Creative director of the year 2019 and 2020, was selected among the Top 50 Young Marketing Leaders of Adriatic Region, and won the 2013 Young Creatives Competition at Eurobest. He takes care of creative talent and ambitious clients at SHIFT Agency Ljubljana.
I’m a Brazilian creative copywriter based in Chicago who has been working in advertising for ten years at agencies like Havas, AlmapBBDO and currently at Energy BBDO Chicago. Throughout my career, I helped develop work for clients like Visa, Audi, Volkswagen, M&M’s, Jack Daniel’s, Pedigree, Whiskas, Snickers, Getty Images, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Moen, Donate Life and Michelin.
Diego is a creative producer with more than 12 years of experience. He has produced multi-award-winning global campaigns for several brands such as Burger King, Magnum, Scrabble, Libero.
Diego has been working at David Madrid finding creative solutions to make all the crazy and amazing ideas happen with the best craft. He loves to tell stories no matter the media or the challenge, from audiovisual traditional live action films to print campaigns or even complicated tech solutions. His work has been featured in Lürzer’s Archive, Adweek, Ad Age, among others.
Diego is also a passionate cineaste and has recently produced his own short film.
Kauê Barbosa is an award-winning creative art director and a permanent member of The FWA's jury. He's currently working at Africa DDB.
In the last decade, he has worked in some of the best agencies in the world, such as Grey Brasil, AlmapBBDO, Crispin Porter + Bogusky,Wunderman and also in special projects for agencies like White Rabbit Budapest and Saatchi & Saatchi Middle East as Global Creative Art Director.
He has created campaigns for clients like Heinz Global, Amazon, P&G, WWF, Cadillac, Stella Artois, Jhonny Walker, Audi, Volvo, Volks, and Uber. He has being awarded by the largest creativity festivals in the world such as New York Festivals, Cannes Future Lions, Clio, ADC, One Show, Andy, Ad Stars, LIA, FWA, Awwwards and many others.
Paula Barceló is a young creative woman, from Uruguay.
Paula has a restless mind, she loves looking for other ways to solve everything.
She has a Degree in Communications especialized in Advertising, she loves learning and searching. Because of that she has learnt other disciplines related to this topic.
Nowadays she is still studying, she is doing a Degree in Psychology and Degree in Culture Management. With almost 5 years of experience in advertising field, she has already worked in some featured advertising agency in Uruguay, which give her a lot of knwoledgement. At this time, she is part of the creative team in Ogilvy, which is within Grupo Punto. She is interested in creativity applied in life stuff, confirming that the details not only does it make a difference but they are the difference itself.
Her passions are adevertisment, carnival, art itself, also they are disciplines which are connected to each other.
Gabriel Barrea is a Brazilian Senior Art Director with 10+ years of experience in advertising, currently working at Energy BBDO in Chicago. Before joining Energy BBDO, he worked at Havas Chicago and in some of the largest agencies in Brazil, such as Ogilvy, TBWA and FCB. Throughout his career, he had the opportunity to work with local and global brands, such as Coca-Cola, Jack Daniels, Nivea, ESPN, Gatorade and many others. Gabriel’s work has been recognized in some of the industry's most prestigious awards.
Renato is an Integrated Associate Creative Director with 14+ years of experience in advertising. Today He's working at MullenLowe. Before MullenLowe, Renato worked at DDB Brazil, Ogilvy&Mather, Talent/Marcel, and Dentsu. In 2015, my work helped Ogilvy Brazil become the 3rd most awarded agency in Cannes Lions, scoring some points with a Promo Silver Lion and some shortlists in other categories. Also, Ogilvy Brazil ranked 1st in the Cannes Promo Lions Category according to Cannes Global Creativity Report. I also got recognition at D&AD, One Show, New York Festival, London International Awards, Clio, El Ojo, Wave Festival, Muse Awards, Luerzer’s Archive, and more. Some brands I worked with: UNICEF, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Burger King, JetBlue, Royal, New Balance Itaú Bank (the largest bank in Latin America), Nestlé, Toshiba, and many others.
Ex-agency kid. Spent the better half of my young life working for brands who want to get real work done. And it was awesome. My language revolved around words like disruption and love and conversion - and now I guess I need to learn a bunch of tech-rich lingo... or not. Either way, I am hyped to be part of an adventure at the fastest-growing social platform that actually puts a smile on people’s faces.
A company that is rooted in culture with nuances of its own. A place where content doesn’t have to be polished for it to make an impact.
And most importantly, an environment made of talented individuals that I’m stoked to work with. See you on TikTok.
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 Marcos, a Brazilian creative. Armed with a passion for visual design and ideas, I conceptualize, craft, and execute 360° campaigns that deliver incredible results. This can be evidenced by the features my work and projects have received in more than 20 issues of Lürzer’s Archive.
Moreover, my work has clinched coveted accolades in the industry and has been recognized and shortlisted by prestigious creative festivals such as Cannes, The One Show, Spikes Asia, Ad Stars, Brazilian Association of Advertising, and Creative Club of Rio de Janeiro. Most recently, I have also had the honor of being one of the artists selected to have work permanently displayed at Poster House: America’s first museum dedicated to the art and history of posters.
Tobi Beckley Williams is a creative strategist with years of experience in the advertising industry, she specializes in cross-border communications that builds local brands and successfully launches global brands into the African market.
She is currently the Head of Creative Strategy at Insel Communications Ghana, before joining Insel she had worked at the following agencies; Insight Publicis, Noah's Ark Communications Ltd, 141 Worldwide (now Nitro 121), Prima Garnet Africa and Ladybird Ltd.
She has worked on an array of brands such as Spotify, Heineken, Nestle, Shell, Etisalat, Visa, Dulux, Keystone Bank, Gulder, FCMB, AirtelTigo, Fidelity Bank Ghana...to mention a few.
In addition to holding a law degree she has undergone training at prestigious institutions such as Pan African University(now Pan Atlantic University), Miami Ad School and National Film & Television School, Beaconsfield, London.
Bello is a Nigerian creative currently working at TBWA\Chait\Day in NYC. He started his advertising career in Lagos, before making his way to the US in 2015. He's currently based in Brooklyn, NYC. He has worked on Guinness, Bharti-Airtel, BMW, Xfinity, Louis XIII, Samsung, and YouTube among many other brands.
Bello is passionate about creative solutions and his favorite ideas present obvious solutions from a fresh pov. He spends his free time listening to battlerap while folding pizza dough.
In 2002, Nicolas Berthier began his creative journey at DDB Paris, working for several brands such as Bouygues Telecom, Nike, Voyages-Sncf, Audi, Volkswagen Utilitaires, Neutrogena, Inpes, Greenpeace, Lipton, and Lipton Ice Tea, amongst many others. Nicolas joined FF in 2013 as Senior Creative. During 4 years, he’s worked for French and international clients such as Décathlon, Btwin, Orangina, Audi, 1664, Kronenbourg, Pulco, Club Med, Société Générale, Etam, Nike, 24 Sèvres, and HP. In 2017, Nicolas was appointed as Associate Creative Director of FRED & FARID Paris. Working on global brands and projects including #MaPlaceEstDansLaSalle and #LibéDesRéfugiés, he won numerous awards.
Over the last years, Nicolas has successfully collaborated with renowned artists and directors such as Nicolas Winding Refn for the launch of LVMH’s global online shopping platform 24 Sèvres, Tony Kaye for Elit© Vodka new global social campaign. Mati Diop and Solange Knowles for Louis XIII Cognac. He also developed campaigns and activations for HP PRINTING and HP GRAPHICS, for both EMAE and US markets. In 2019, Nicolas moved to Downtown Los Angeles to actively take part in the development of FRED & FARID Los Angeles, the new branch of the FRED & FARID. Together, with Chelsea Steiger, Nicolas will serve as Creative Director on international and US campaigns for HP, Remy Cointreau Group, Stoli Group, Heineken Group, Oppo, Ponant, Roxy, the NGO Fridays For Future and new incoming businesses.
I’m a Creative Director with over a decade of experience spanning diverse mediums and trends du jour. My work has won several regional as well as international awards. It has also been featured on the cover of the Lürzer's Archive and my mum’s wall. I’ve graduated in psychology, which comes in handy when thinking about how people think. During the weekends, I watch horror flicks with my wife and hold conversations with my westie.
Catalin Bindea is an experienced professional with a sweet tooth for news and technology. His technical background nurtures his inquisitor spirit flipping any idea on all sides in order to find the best possible approach. He truly believes that we are all connected, not only digitally but also on a deeper spiritual level, so it's easier to deal with situations is people would just stop and truly listen one another. Although he is always in a hurry he found a fair balance to juggle his almost 20 years career, personal life, volunteering, mentoring and several hobbies.He has a unique ability to blend an extensive mathematical background with curiosity and natural inclination towards arts and culture. His creativity is math in technicolor; his left and right brain hemispheres are constantly quarreling from his prime-time attention, as he brings the best of the two worlds in each project he is part of. For the last two years, Catalin is part of the team that coordinates communication and sustainability strategy for one of the biggest banks in SE Europe. Prior to that he worked as Head of Marketing and Communications for the oldest running newspaper in Romania, spent close to 10 years in advertising industry culminating as Head of Creative Tech, served the society first hand as CCO for the second biggest tech NGO in the world, and last but not least constructed the retail strategy for a Danish high end hi-fi luxury brand on the Romanian market.
Tracy Blackwell is an integral part of the founding leadership team at the Cedar Knolls, New Jersey office of Fingerpaint, where she heads an incredibly talented and growing creative group. Her guidance has helped the agency to double its revenue each year since it was established in 2018—an accomplishment that, believe it or not, is not new to Tracy. Prior to joining Fingerpaint, she spent more than 20 years at McCann, rising through the creative ranks and, ultimately, holding leadership positions not only in creative, but also in strategy and client service. There, she was part of the team that started and built McCann Echo from a start-up to a team of nearly 200.
Tracy is intuitive and candid by nature, which inspires truly connected teams whose work shines in the marketplace and wins awards along the way. Tracy has earned industry recognition herself, including being named both an HBA Rising Star and Luminary. She received her bachelor’s degree from George Washington University.
Aleksandr is an alien and a ninja, who got to the planet Earth by pure accident. He landed straight on the green mountains of Central Asia. Learning a big deal of kindness and hospitality in country named Kyrgyzstan. He continued to explore the world in the search of the great wonders and meaningful connections.
Pavel Bondarenko is a German Creative Director Art at Serviceplan Bubble in Hamburg, Germany.He has been in advertising for over 10 years and has worked for renowned agencies such as Kolle Rebbe, Grabarz & Partner and Jung von Matt. Over the years he developed a love for Mobile and specialized in it. He has created many big campaigns for brands such as Vodafone, Xbox, O2 and Mini – which have been recognized at several national and international award shows.
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.
Borma is a Senior Creative, 12+ years of experience, from São Paulo living in Dubai .
His work has been honored at Cannes Lions, The One Show, D&AD, LIA, Dubai Lynx, New York Festivals, Loeries and AdStars, among others. He also served as a jury member in Ad festivals and had his work published on Adweek, AdAge, Campaign and Lurzer's Archive.
After traveling with indie bands photographing concerts, he started studying design and advertising. He did some graffiti and illustrations for brands such as Nike, which invited him to work on projects for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Rio Olympics.
He has been part of creative agencies in Brazil working as an Art Director, the last of which was DM9DDB. In 2017, accepted an invitation to move to the Middle East to work at Saatchi & Saatchi Dubai, later VMLY&R, the Middle East and Africa's Cannes Lions Agency Of The Decade and now M&C Saatchi working as Associate Creative Director on Pizza Hut.
Debi thinks it's a little weird to speak in the third person, but since everybody else does it, here it goes.
She began her career in advertising in 2017 with an internship in the digital agency Wasabi, while working full time as a UX Writer in Mercado Libre and also finishing her major in advertising.
The internship turned out to be an stay-in-ship, and after seven months she ended up leading the creative department of Wasabi, generating digital ideas for some of the most importan brands of the country.
Evetualy, her love for ideas led her to VMLY&R Uruguay, where she currently works for global brands like Bimbo and Arcor, and some major local brands like the Ministry of Tourism and Antel.
Debi has been recognised in local and international festivals, such as Clio Awards, New York Festivals and El Ojo de Iberoamérica, but still she thinks that the greates recognition is the purr of her cat every morning.
Jason is a screenwriter and serial ad creator responsible for over 50 TV commercials, 5 short screenplays, 3 original TV pilots, about a thousand social media ads, one too many manifestos, more than a hundred awards, and plenty of snarky internet comments. In 2014, he represented the Philippines as a Young Lion at Cannes Lions. His work has also been recognized by numerous awards shows and publications. including Cannes Lions, D&AD, Communication Arts, The Caples, New York Festivals, London International Awards, Dubai Lynx, Contagious Magazine, Campaign Magazine, The Immortal Awards, Cresta Awards, The Loeries, The Effies, and on his mom’s refrigerator. He is known for his work on brands such as Visa, Snickers, Twix, KFC, Pizza Hut, BMW, Amazon and more. But he is most (in)famous for asking Morgan Freeman to make cat noises for a pre-roll ad, coming up with a campaign to sell cardboard boxes, and playing an extra in a Star Trek film. One of those things is a lie.
Ideas and world improvements.
Since 01/05 Freelance Creative
Since 04/04 Member of ADC - Art Directors Club Germany
06/02 - 12/04 Creative Director Springer & Jacoby
01/00 - 06/02 Creative Director / managing director Vasata / Schröder
06/96 - 12/99 Art Director Springer & Jacoby
A globally experienced Creative Director, who has worked for the world's most innovative advertising agencies, most recently at Digitas Singapore, R/GA London, Ogilvy London and Rothco Dublin.
With 15 years-experience, Keith has crafted campaigns, content and experiences for the world’s most iconic brands including Disney, Honda, HSBC, Mercedes-Benz and VISA, winning many international awards along the way.
Keith recently returned home to Australia to help launch Claxon, an award-winning growth agency, relentlessly driven by data and the pursuit of innovation. Deloitte has recently ranked Claxon as one of the fastest growing technology companies in Australia.
Outside of advertising, Keith is married with two young sons.
Silvio is a multicultural Creative Director currently working at The Community Miami. Previously, he worked at Y&R Buenos Aires, David Buenos Aires and Colenso BBDO, New Zealand. His work has been recognized around the globe by the most prestigious festivals including Cannes Lions, Clio Awards, Effie Awards, The One Show, The New York Festivals, EPICA awards, Montreaux Festival, Communication Arts (Award of Excellence), El Ojo de Iberoamérica, El Sol de San Sebastián, Wave Brazil, FIAP, Lápiz de Platino, Lápiz de Oro and Diente.
Alan is one of the most awarded Bolivian Creatives in the history of his country. He has over 13-years of experience working in different Latin American markets - including Bolivia, Argentina, Peru, and Costa Rica- in agencies such as JWT, DDB, MCCANN, Wunderman Thompson. He is currently the General Creative Director of Brandy & Technology in Costa Rica.
Throughout his career, he has received awards at the most important festivals - Cannes Lions, D&AD, ONE SHOW, LIA, El sol, New York Festival, Tambuli Awards, Ads Star, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Effie Latinoamérica, Effie Costa Rica, Effie Perú, Open TV Awards, FIAP, WINA, among others.
Alan has also participated as a judge in different festivals, such as New York Festival, FEPI, TOTEM Awards, WINA, Advertising Locoto,
Ads Star. EFFIE AWARDS, Luum Awards, Among others.
In addition, Alan is an international speaker and currently a professor at the Escuela Superior de Creativos Publicitarios and the Instituto Peruano de Publicidad.
The main accounts he worked for included - Movistar, Red Bull, Reebok, McDonalds, Toyota, Coca-Cola, Sodimac, Nestlé, Scotiabank, DHL and different foundations, government organizations, and NGOs.
His mom told him that when he was a child he watched advertisements in a particular way, so he decided to turn that passion into a job.
After graduating in Communication, Media and Advertising, indeed, Lorenzo started working as a copywriter in an advertising agency when he was 21 years old.
Then he moved to another agency and in 2017 he joined We Are Social Milan, where he still works today as Mid-Weight Creative on different international clients.
In 2020 he placed 2nd at the Young Lions Global 2020.
In the end, over the past six years he thought his mother was right and that advertising was very cool.
At 24, Alejandro quit law school after 5 years to pursue his passion for solvertising. 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 D&AD, NYF, CLIO, CLIO Health, LIA, The Webby, ANDY, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, El Sol de Bilbao, among others. Alejandro’s wanderlust has taken him from Lima to Singapore where he currently resides, having held Creative Director roles at McCann Health, Leo Burnett and now at Moon Rabbit. 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.
I’m Juan Cantero I’m a spanish graphic designer with more than 10 years in art direction and advertising. I live and work in Barcelona, currently a Senior Art Director at Proximity Barcelona.
Passionate about ideas and craft I worked with brands like Audi, Samsung, ŠKODA, Levis, Oreo, Martini to name a few. My work has been recognized in different advertising and design festivals like: El Sol, C de C (Spanish Creative Club) el Ojo de iberoamérica, ECHO awards or CANNES LIONS.
I balanced my work with my passion for music and blues dance, I have performed in cities like Paris, Athens or Madrid.
Creative Director passionate about pop culture, entertainment, education and artsy-tech mashups. Currently leading the creative in-house studio of Brazil's most effervescent edtech, Descomplica. Making digital advertising happen before Tumblr was a thing. Driven by coming up with concepts and ideas that have real impact in people's lives - yes, that means both offline and online. Worked at some of the most vibrant digital agencies in Brazil leading projects and campaigns for huge players such as Netflix, Google, Twitter, Rock in Rio, Itaú and Ambev. A Young Lions Creative Academy Alumni, awarded 1st place for a project that explored “How indie music thrives in social media” way back in 2010.
I worked for five years in production companies as a film editor and photographer. I had the chance to see my work displayed on big screens in the film The Birth Reborn (Renascimento do Parto), on tv screens in the show Boas Vindas (GNT) and on hidden screens in Paparazzo (Ego - Globo). My Canon 5D III got into a sabbatical as I started writing. After working on the digital communication of hotels in Rio, I moved to São Paulo and worked at FCB Brazil for clients such as Nestlé, Mondelez, Nivea and Whirlpool. I am currently in Africa DDB working for Natura.
I’m Jonathan Castillo: Creative Copywriter, film junkie, black coffee lover, a short stories writer, and an advocate for writing the perfect word in the right sentence. I’m the kind of creative that is completely in love with bold ideas, powerful words and clever strategy . I have been working with creativity and marketing for the past 12 years, bringing to life ideas that create a connection between brands and consumers.
Currently, I’m Creative Director at Sancho BBDO Colombia.
I have more than 10 years of experience in communication and advertising. I have been creative director in agencies such as TBWA Guatemala, Don’t Stop Me Now, BBDO Guatemala and I am currently serving as Integral Director at RocknRolla.
I have led the general strategy of regional brands such as AMP365, Magia Blanca, Pollo Granjero, Bayer, Apex and Pollo Campero as well as local brands such as Café Barista, Grapette, Banco G&T Continental, Seguros G&T, Nissan, Tortrix, Yamaha, Meykos , Los Cebollines, Fresh Fruit, Güitig, Adrenaline Rush, Tap Tap, Abra, among others.
Hi! I'm Manolo, an Argentinian creative based in Madrid. I currently work for different creative agencies and brands as an Independent Creative Partner.
Before moving to Spain I worked in Grey, Saatchi & Saatchi, and BBDO Argentina. From 2014 to 2016 I was part of the team that consolidated Grey as the most awarded agency in the country for 2 consecutive times and during 2019, I helped BBDO to become one of the best agencies in Latin America.In Spain, since 2020 I have worked on different projects for Cheil, FCB&FiRe, Ogilvy, Revuelta + Wallapop, MRM, Edelman, MCSaatchi and Tango. Also I collaborated as a creative consultant for Club Atlético Huracán (A great Argentine soccer team). My work has won +75 awards at festivals such as Cannes Lions, Ojo de Iberoamérica, El Sol, Effie Latam, MMA Smarties, Fast Company, AdForum, CCA, El Sol Iberoamericano, CdeC, IAB Spain among others.
Christine Cavallomagno is a Senior Illustration Agent at Snyder, a women-owned agency representing a dynamic, diverse and globally-based group of illustrators, image makers, animators, designers and directors.
She earned a Masters degree in the History of Art, Design and Architecture from Pratt Institute and began her career working a Manhattan art gallery where she discovered her passion for working with artists. She quickly found her niche when she began working at Art Dept. as an illustration agent, partnering with artists across all over the world, and helping to match their talent to commercial endeavors and A-list clients. Later she was tagged to join fashion agency Jed Root to head up their illustration department, and worked to pair illustrators with advertising agencies and luxury and beauty brands, including Louis Vuitton, Dries van Noten, Shiseido, Moncler and Tiffany & Co.
Visual art has always been a driving force in her career. She’s aimed to find a balance between the potential of art to communicate, and the importance of recognizing artists real value in the marketplace of ideas. She has a keen eye for talent and loves seeing creative vision realized.
Carina Caye is a Brazilian senior art director working in Dublin at Rothco Accenture Interactive. With over a decade of experience both in brazil and in Ireland as a creative, Carina has a broad experience with a wide variety of clients such as Netflix, Tesco, AIB Bank, Uber, Nivea, Oreo, Google, and Guinness. Her work has been recognized both in the industry at national (Brazil and Ireland) and global level, including the main industry awards such as Cannes Lions, One Show, Clios and New York Festivals. In 2019 she was chosen as a creative LIAIsson for LIA.
He is a creative awarded by Effie Dominicana, La Vara awards and two times winner of the Cannes Young Lions Awards. Currently General Creative Director at MoM, an agency inspired and dedicated to creating impact on Dominican culture. He has also served as Creative Director in agencies such as Ogilvy Dominicana, 20/20 Advertising, BeAlta and Activa Group.
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.
Pia is an award-winning, multidisciplinary ECD with 17 years’ experience of working in specialist creative, experiential, digital, PR and social agencies. Pia has worked on everything from a mechanical musical instrument, played in real time by the weather for James Boag, to Australia’s first UGC documentary directed by acclaimed film director Gillian Armstrong for Commonwealth Bank, and even an unofficial floaty race at the Commonwealth Games for Optus. During her time at BMF, she has been behind some of the agency’s best work, like a campaign to help victims of domestic violence during the pandemic, as well as the launch of Sharesies Australia, a new democratised investment platform. Pia is very passionate about using creativity for good. She was one of three diverse creative leaders to launch #OnlyOneInTheRoom – an initiative to promote cultural diversity in the Australian advertising industry. And despite being an Art Director by trade, has written a novel and most recently, an award-winning screenplay.
Cristian Chávez studied Advertising at Duoc UC Chile. He began his career at Wunderman Y&R as a Director de Arte Junior and after several years in the market, he became in Creative Director of Inbrax. During his 12-year career, he has conducted team management in the development of concepts and campaigns for local brands and global, such as Metro de Santiago, Citroën, Publimetro, Cencosud, Domino´s Pizza, Coopeuch Easy, Movicenter, Usach, PDI, Monster Energy, Government (Mindep - Mintrab) Sodexo, Natura, Cummins, Komatsu, Valvoline, Enjoy, Nestlé, SAP, among others. It has more than 50 national and international recognitions: LIA, AME Awards, Achap, Effie Latam, Effie Chile, Epica Awards, Cristal Festival, Caples Awards, Creativity, Cresta Awards, AdStar, WINA Awards, Luum Awards Lüerzer Archive, Creativepool, Eikon, A’Design Awards, FIAP, Never Zapping Festival, Smarties Awards, Creativity Awards, Mags Awards, Premios Queveo, Bestadsontv. He has been a judge of Effie Latam, Ad Stars, A’Design Awards, Astrid Awards, Galaxy Awards, Mercury Awards, among others.
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 12 years, Max has earned numerous creative and marketing honours including LIAs, Clios, Spikes, Effies, among others for his work on digital campaigns, platform, .com and mobile designs.
Apart from his job, Max is a proud father to a baby girl and spends his time fishing while thinking of the next big thing
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 resetting the boundaries for every brand that he is working on.
He has worked on some of the world’s biggest brands such as Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Singapore Tourism Board, McDonald's, Disney, Airbnb, Hilton, Audi, and Coca-Cola. Weicong not only sharpen his craft over the years, but also constantly improved his strategic thinking. He had picked up some awards from Clio, LIA, NY Festivals, NYF AME Awards, Los Angeles Film Awards, NY Movie Awards, Cresta Awards, AD STARS, and The Webby Awards along the way.
Currently holding the role of Creative Director with Publicis Groupe Singapore, he believes he is only as good as his next piece of work.
Born on a sunny day in 1982 in a small village in Croatia. Moved as a little kid with my parents to Germany. After a few years in school I learned to be a cutting machine operator and worked there for 5 years. Found out I'm too creative for that. Went to Miami Ad School Europa in Hamburg. Worked over the past years for Scholz & Friends, Serviceplan, Zum goldenen Hirschen, Blumberry and now Slyhealth, as well as a freelancing for many more agencies. And yes, I've won awards!
Born and raised in Brussels, Aisling always had a love for the visual world. After completing a degree in Landscape Architecture, she realised her passion for communication and human-centric ideas so, she detoured into Advertising. After completing her Masters in 2015 in Dublin, Aisling has since been working as an Art Director at Rothco, part of Accenture Interactive. She has created work for Fáilte Ireland, Aer Lingus, AIB, Heineken and Guinness. Most recently, Aisling was part of the team that brought Warner Music's Saylists to the world, scooping awards at OneShow, Eurobest, D&AD and a Grand Prix at Cannes Lions.
Chris applies his 17 years’ experience to every part of a project, creating work with thoughtful touches that enrich both the brand and its medium. Having honed his design skills and maintained design leadership positions at advertising agencies in Australia, United Kingdom and South Africa, including Coffee Cocoa Gunpowder, Host, Iris, Elvis Communications and BD-NTWK. He’s produced work for every aspect of launching and servicing banking, telecomms, alcohol, apparel and electronics brands, including global and local campaigns for Anti Slavery Australia, American Express, Stella Insurance, Bank of Sydney, CMC Markets, Cancer Council, WinWin Finance, Tobacco-Free Portfolios, Peroni, Chang Beer, Sailor Jerry, Stella Artois, Miller Beer, Kanguru Energy Drinks, Cadbury’s, adidas Rugby, Apple, Samsung, Toshiba and Philips. Winning awards for his book and direct mail print work, as well as effectiveness awards for his digital work. He leads from the front and seeks to grow himself and those around him through every interaction.
Kirk Clyne is a co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Art & Science, a full-service digital agency based in Toronto. He has spent over 25 years producing interactive designs for global brands like Starbucks, Panasonic, TIFF, and PepsiCo.Today, Kirk leads his creative team in the development of new brands, integrated campaigns and experiential installations. He also produces and exhibits programmatic, generative artwork on the side, and spends what’s left of his time teaching, speaking, and mentoring the the next generation of industry leaders.
Hilary Coate joined VB+P as Head of Integrated Production in October of 2018. In addition to leading the integrated production discipline at VB&P, she partners closely with the agency’s content divisions, which include Lumberyard, Taproom and VB&P studio, to ensure holistic content delivery across our client roster.
Before VB+P, Hilary spent 17 years with Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, as executive producer on some of the largest accounts in the agency’s history, including HP, Frito-Lay, Cisco and Chevrolet. During her tenure at GSP, Hilary played an integral role in building out the production department and shaping operations. Her impressive career spans 27 years, including time at TBWA\Chiat\Day and DDB, and production of integrated campaigns which have won top honors at Cannes, The One Show, D&AD, AICP and the Effies.
Hilary lives in Orinda, California with her (fellow executive-producer) husband, two kids and Goldendoodle named Ruby. She is an avid cook, yogi and traveler.
Mateus Coelho is an Associate Creative Director / Copy at TBWA\Health Collective. He believes in great stories and in different ways to tell them.During his career, Mateus worked for clients such as Budweiser, Brahma, ESPN, Timberland, and Cartoon Network. His work has been selected in Cannes Festival, D&AD, Clio, Art Director's Club, Brazilian Creative Club, Lürzer's Archive, and others.
My name is Sergio Colmenares, Benja's father and Juana's husband. I've been working in advertising for 8 years and have always been passionate about creativity. I currently work at Draftline as creative director for global and local brands. I love soccer, I practice road cycling and every Monday night I watch football. I like hamburgers and punk, but when I'm up for it I dance to reggaeton
Victoria is a Senior Paid Search Manager born and raised in Venezuela and currently working at VMLY&R, Chicago. Her work has been recognized by Vega Digital Awards, KCDMA Ambits and US Search Agency Awards. In 2021, she was granted a silver award for Rising Agency Star at the US Search Awards. Some of the clients she has worked with include United Rentals, Miami GMCVB and Univ of California Irvine Health, amongst others. She was a judge at the Nonprofit Connect Philly Awards in 2021, recognizing the best creative work from non-profit organizations. She is now a member of the McKinsey Management Accelerator cohort and an active member of Women at VMLY&R, breaking down barriers for females in the industry and working towards inspiring and empowering the next generation.
Hello, my name is Joan Comellas. I’m from Barcelona.I’m a conceptual Graphic Designer and Art Director in love with photography, typography, layout and illustration. I believe design as a source of learning, exploration, understanding and joy. And a bridge between art and communication. In my opinion, good design is relevant, iconic, timeless, and unexpected. I’ve been working as a Graphic Designer and Art Director in advertising for the last thirteen years. Working at Wieden+Kennedy Portland for the last five years as a Design Lead and Art Director, and before, I’ve had the pleasure to work for other companies like AKQA London and several agencies in Barcelona. S.C.P.F. , Shackleton, and Doubleyou. For the last seven years I’ve been working mainly for NIKE, but between and before that, I’ve had the pleasure to work and pitch for brands such, Uber, Fender, Instagram, Coca-Cola, BMW, IKEA, MTV, Levi’s, Visa, Fender, Audi, Powerade, Dewars, Sport Oregon, Tampax, San Miguel, Primavera Sound, amongst others.
Luis Constantino is OLIVER’s Chief Creative Officer for Latin America, responsible for leading and inspiring a creative community of more than 250 people all over the region.Luis started his career working in traditional offline agencies and then moved to the digital industry. In 2002 joined Havas Group in Brazil to build and develop their digital creative area, where he stayed for 12 years, in 2014 he moved to Portugal to Havas Lisbon as Creative Director. Back in Brazil, he’s led the creative and digital areas at TBWA Brazil, later on, he was invited to join WE, the biggest independent agency in Brazil as Creative Director and Head of Innovation. In 2017, he accepted the challenge to kick off OLIVER’s operation in Latin America as Chief Creative Officer for the region. Along the years, Luis has led award-winning campaigns for the most desired global brands, such as Peugeot, Citroen, Danone, Reckitt, Hyundai, Telefonica, L'Oreal, Nikon, Reckitt, Santander, Unilever, Itaú, Microsoft, KLM, Walmart, Whirlpool, among others. Last but not least, Luis has been recognized by different creative festivals around the world, such as New York Festivals, Cannes, D&AD, LIA, Effie Awards, El Ojo de Iberoamerica, FIAP, to name a few.
Hi, I’m Tiago Cordeiro. Over the past 16 years, I have worked for some of the most top-rated agencies in Brazil, such as Mutato (WPP Group), R/GA, Ogilvy, W3 Haus, Publicis Brasil, Talent Marcel (Publicis Groupe) and SunsetDDB, giving me the opportunity to be part of major projects for clients like Bradesco Bank, Claro, TOTVS, Santander Bank, Heineken, Audi, Itaú Bank, Fiat, Nextel, Bayer, Honda, Chevrolet and Blockbuster, to name a few.Being surrounded by inspiring people in a creative environment is what drives me. As a leader, I believe it's important to create a true bond with your team so that we can push each other to achieve great results together.
Alonso is a General Creative Director at 4 am Saatchi & Saatchi Costa Rica and a Software Development Graduate. During 15+ years of his career, Alonso has worked in some of the top agencies of the country like Ogilvy, where he began his career as a junior copywriter and years later came back as a Creative Supervisor, Tribu DDB (today Havas), where he was Regional Creative Director of some of the agency’s biggest accounts. Also, he worked with MullenLowe, Grey, and Orson, where he had the responsibility of being General Creative Director. He has worked for brands such as KFC, McDonald’s, American Express, Heineken, Gatorade, Pepsi, 7Up, Taco Bell, Mondelez, Chevrolet, Davivienda, Claro, and brands of the Central American region like Kimberly-Clark, Walmart, and Coca-Cola. His work has been recognized at festivals such as El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Festival Antigua, Festival Caribe, Festival Volcán and Effie, among others.
Alessia Coschignano is a senior copywriter and concepter at Serviceplan Munich, Germany. Before starting in advertising, she studied communication science and sociology and Munich.
Over the last 6 years she created award winning campaigns and discovered her passion for storytelling and scriptwriting. Lately, her Christmas film for a German food supplier went viral all over the country and sparked a discussion about the lost youth of teenagers during the pandemic.
Here’s a thought: We’ve jumped the fence in a theme park called life. And we’re riding it all until they kick us out.
Wrote this a while ago and it still makes me smile every day. It’s about the courage and undistracted playfulness of an underdog. Everyone has a story to tell. The good, the bad and the ugly. I’ve been telling mine through advertising for the last 6 years and counting. Big brands, small brands, startups. You never know who’s going to reveal the next best story. That’s why I’m here: to hear them and make them heard. And I’d be fooling myself thinking it’s not personal.
Guilherme Cruz is a Creative Director from Brazil currently working at Mutato/WPP and as a teacher at Miami Ad School Brazil.Before that, he worked for three years at VMLY&R and more than five years at Isobar Brazil, some small design studios and, as a freelancer, he accumulated stints at some of the top agencies in the country.
For over 13 years he has done creative work for brands like Fiat, Shell, Netflix, AB Imbev, Kimberly Clark, Nivea, Samsung, Sony, LG, Under Armour, Colgate to name a few.
Along the way, he has won some industry awards and contributed to the achievement of important accounts.
Guilherme Cunha, aka Guiga, is a Brazilian ACD with over 15 years of experience, the last 5 in the US market. Prior to 180LA, Guiga has worked for Digitas and DDB Chicago where he had the chance to develop projects to help two of the most iconic American brands, KitchenAid and Miller Lite. In Brazil, he worked at top shops NBS/Dentsu Aegis Network and DM9DDB, among others.
Laura has been working in advertising for 12 years. She started as a copywriter in small agencies and then she began to work at Proximity Barcelona ten years ago. First as a copywriter, and later as a Creative Supervisor. Throughout her career, she's been creating ideas for different types of clients, such as Audi, Škoda, Chips Ahoy!, Oreo, Vileda, Red Bull, etc. And among the achievements she's more proud of, is being a part of the team that created 'The doll that chose to drive' for Audi Spain or being chosen to participate in a Exchange Programme that allowed her to work in Energy BBDO Chicago for some months.
As a Creative Director, I’m continuisly looking to be bold (campaigns, strategies, products, services and platforms). I love ideas with special focus on marketing, advertising, innovation, design, communication and strategy.
I'm a strong believer in new ways to find the best ideas, with traditional lateral thinking and experimenting with Service Design & Design Thinking Processes.
With more than 18 years of experience in digital I have worked with brands and companies like Burger King, Renault, Netflix, BBVA, Bankinter, Sony, Visa, Sodexo, AXA, in agencies as Publicis, BBDO, Saatchi between others. My creative direction always looks for stressing a special combination of technology, PR shocks, and a touch of ‘gadget’ style.
Curious, relentless and smart, GSD&M’s head of experience design and executive creative director Maria D’Amato has made a career out of turning the pursuit of knowledge into ideas that make a difference. With a simple philosophy—to be ahead of what’s happening in technology and design—Maria has made a name for herself as a brilliant creative mind and smart technologist since joining GSD&M in 2011 from R/GA Austin, where she was the head of visual design. Maria played an integral role in establishing experience design within GSD&M and has since been a formative partner to clients like Southwest Airlines, Lennox, the United States Air Force and more. She is lauded for her ability to lead by example, seizing opportunities to do everything she can to help teams plan and execute ideas that make brands come alive across every single touch point.
Andy is a computer science graduate and a Sorbonne dropout. An avid insights hunter, he always aims to deliver highly crafted unexpected solutions on all briefs. In one of his campaigns, he made a shepherd famous nationwide and transformed him into a pop culture icon. In another one, he made people throw paint at a billboard by challenging their beliefs. Passing through and collecting accolades at McCann, Publicis, or Saatchi & Saatchi, his experience spans across Europe, Middle East, APAC and USA markets. Now a partner at Heraldist, he enjoys pushing his guys out of their comfort bubble and writing for stand-up comedy. He also collects sneakers and caps because they look better than books on a shelf.
Adrienne Darnell is an award-winning photographer and creative producer based in Brooklyn, New York.
Inspired by her late grandfather, Adrienne began her career as a film photographer with a distinct approach to visual storytelling utilizing alternative methods. Current day, she spends her free time hand soaking, dying, and shooting 35mm film. Her work has been featured in numerous online and print publications within the US and internationally.
In her professional life, Adrienne quickly fell into advertising after moving to New York at 22, landing her first job as an assistant at Ogilvy & Mather and eventually moving on to hold roles at Saatchi and Deutsch NY. Over the years she evolved in this environment and has done everything from producing to creative directing projects. With this Adrienne has cultivated a network of creatives and colleagues that are ingrained in the art and advertising communities, enabling her to blend the two worlds to create award winning work for her clients.
Currently at 360i New York, Adrienne has found success by being extremely passionate about her work, where she leans into her personal style and aesthetic, ultimately pushing the boundaries of what we see as traditional advertising.
Tescia Deák is an award-winning Creative Director currently at TBWA\Chiat\Day. She is a multi-disciplinary artist and thinker who loves the challenge of solving problems through creativity, entertainment, inclusion, and empathy.
Over her career, she has created a more equitable way to search the internet with Pantene SHE, the first "Coverboy" for Covergirl, and 06-second films for YouTube that debuted at Sundance, repositioning Lil Red Riding Hood as a statement for the "Me Too" movement and her work has been recognized by Cannes Lions, D&AD One Show, and Clios.
In her spare time, she works on projects that support a more equitable world. She works ongoing with Period.org to advocate for menstrual equity and launched #PeriodPiecePSAs — a social awareness campaign that parodies the absurdity of period poverty through period dramas. In 2021 she co-created Mentorship Matchmaking with Laurel Stark an annual remote mentorship event promoted by Cannes Lions that hosted 400 women and non-binary advertising folks globally. Additionally, she has been a mentor and a judge for One Club Next Creative Leaders 2021, One Club Creative Boot Camp 2018/19, 100 Roses from Concrete G.R.O.W.T.H. Initiative, The Side Show Awards 2021, Cannes Lions Future Lions 2021, and was a selected attendee of The One Club’s Right the Ratio Conference in 2020.
Tescia is passionate about redefining what's possible when we push the industry and ideas forward through innovation, creativity, and empathy.
Astrid is originally from Germany where she started her own ad/design shop right out of college handling an array of clients including a little auto company called Porsche. She has now been in the NY area for over 20 years leading efforts for health care agencies CDM, AgencyRx/DDB Health, BGB Group, Havas and currently heading up the creative department at GSW NY. She has developed campaigns and programs across brands, categories and geographies and is a multi-channel pro. Her experience ranges from high science (Hem/Onc) to primary care and wellness.
To highlight some of Astrid’s Hem/Onc experience she launched Novartis breakthrough brands Gleevec and Tasigna and the CML alliance and positioned Celgene as a leader in Multiple Myeloma through the launch of Revlimid and Pomalyst.
Astrid is proud of her most recent launch of Adakveo leading the very powerful pre-launch campaign giving a voice to the stigmatized Sickle Cell Disease patient of African or Mediterranean decent. The campaign was co-created with the community including advocacy groups, patients and influencers world-wide like Jordin Sparks, Dr. Kumar and Twitch. The launch itself reflected the “Warrior” spirit of the patient and is perceived as a true reflection of the patient’s strength and struggles and evoked tremendous empathy from the healthcare community.
She is also a true leader who inspires, mentors and coaches and is as involved with overall agency culture and business success as she is with the creative product. She has an incredible eye and believes deeply in the Craft of creative from ideation through execution.
She is also a true leader who inspires, mentors and coaches and is as involved with overall agency culture and business success as she is with the creative product. She has an incredible eye and believes deeply in the Craft of creative from ideation through execution.
Personally, she is passionate about healthy living as a certified nutritionist, yogi, avid animal lover and vegetarian. She lives in NJ and the Poconos with her two dogs, cat, teenage son, and her husband Richard, with two grown children passing through as the wind!
Sophia Del Plato is a New York-based Senior Designer currently at 360i. Sophia earned her BFA in Graphic Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2015, after which she moved to Silicon Valley and worked as a Visual Designer for Google and Facebook.
Since joining 360i in 2019, Sophia has created visual identities and assets for both campaign and social creative for clients including 7-Eleven, OREO, The Boston Beer Company (Truly), Trident, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, United Airlines, Skinnypop, and more. Her work is distinguished by custom illustrated elements and hand-lettered typography.
Creative Lead at a food tech based in São Paulo, Brazil. With five years focused on visual design and a decade in advertising, as art director and associate creative director. Worked at agencies such as DM9DDB, Mutato/WPP and Publicis with a large range of clients.Today explores the boldness of a startup and all their creative potential.
Originally from Brazil, he left a family-owned advertising agency behind to make his way around the US, working and growing at some of the great agencies in the country including The Community, Leo Burnett, Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Mekanism. He enjoys creating culturally relevant work that makes people want to connect with a brand and share with friends. For him, it’s all about telling simple yet insightful stories. He has put his strategic thinking to work for brands like Airheads, McDonald’s, Molson Coors, Nintendo, Kellogg's, P&G, Allstate and more. His work has been featured on Forbes, Fast Company, Hypebeast, Fortune, CNN, USA Today, Inc, CNBC, Rolling Stone, Complex to name a few. Philipe grew up surfing but now spends his down time photographing, painting and designing.
I'm Mauricio Dias, Associate Creative Director / writer currently working at AKQA São Paulo. Over ten years in the business, I've had the opportunity to create ideas for global brands like Google, Netflix, Nike, Uber, and more. Here you can see a selection of my work: mauriciodias.work
Ifeanyi is a conceptual copywriter with years of experience gathered at agencies in Lagos (TBWA, Insight Publicis, X3M Ideas), Berlin (Elbkind Reply), Hamburg (GGH MullenLowe) and Madrid (DDB).
Believing that you can sell almost anything with a great story, he has helped create exciting work for some of the world’s most famous brands, across almost every major industry.
Ifeanyi is a proud alumnus of Miami Ad School Berlin but when he’s not chasing great ideas, you’ll find him in the kitchen pretending to be a chef.
Martin is a Creative Director with over 15 years of experience working in the U.S. Multicultural & Total Market and LATAM.
With a passion for creating connections that withstand the test of time, he's helped brands such as Toyota, T-Mobile, Aflac and Sony become more relevant and beloved.
His work was recognized by multiple local and international award shows such as New York Festivals, Cannes Lions, One Show, Clio, D&AD, among others.
Kika Douglas believes equally in the power of creativity, dreams, and punk to positively influence the world. She is also a brand specialist who is focused on bringing creative innovation and cultural relevance to brands worldwide. She currently leads the creative floor at DentsuAchtung AMS in her role as Executive Creative Director, where she strives to take the company, the work, and her team, fearlessly forward.
She has spent the last 15 years of her life partnering with brands across the globe to create memorable, meaningful magic for clients such as Nike Women, Adidas Originals, Diesel, MNM, Volkswagen, Porsche, KLM, The Northface, Malaria No More, and Adobe.
Kika is actively engaged in proactive projects to connect the female creative community and using creativity as a powerful tool to change the diversity ratio in advertising.
Ruxandra kick-started her first year of advertising by winning Young European Creative of the year in ADC Awards while working at Publicis Romania.
She went on to be selected as one of the 15 high-potential senior creative women at Cannes Lions' See it Be it programme in 2019 and got recognized as an outstanding creative woman by The Drum’s “50 under 30”. Her jury duty includes Golden Drum, See It Be It, Adweek Experiential Awards and D&AD New Blood.
She joined Publicis Milan working on Heineken where she won a Grand Prix in Cannes Lions, Golden Drum and LIA with her work.
She's currently a Senior Copywriter at Mojo Supermarket in New York and in her spare time she's a streamer.
Based at TBWA South Africa’s Durban office, Marcelle spends his days carefully navigating liquor advertising legislation while leading the creative charge on TOPS at SPAR, South Africa's largest alcohol retailer. Like most creatives, he loves nothing better than when an idea with insight marries a nice bit of craft. His work has seen recognition at most of the industry's major award shows, as well as some minor ones that no one has ever heard of. He's also received some very flattering industry and real-world write-ups about his recent forays into directing. SHOTS magazine called his first commercials for TOPS at SPAR ‘sobering’ and Twitter’s ‘NotANoob’ proclaimed his sophomore effort “Best f#cking ad in existence.” Which is obviously true.
Naomi is happiest when she’s making things. Second to that, she enjoys thinking about things she wants to make in the future. Occasionally, she can be found thinking about things she has already made.
Things she has already made include ads (or whatever they’re called these days) for brands like Wild Turkey, EA Games, Levi’s, and USGA. Many of these things have garnered attention from people who hand out shiny objects and fake internet points, such as the Clios, Ad Age, the Addys, and Graphis. As an Associate Creative Director at M/H, Naomi makes things for clients such as Staples, Audi, and Pokémon GO / Niantic.
In her free time, Naomi enjoys starting knitting projects (and sometimes finishing them), cooking meals her daughter won’t eat, and exploring the Hill Country surrounding Austin, Texas, where she lives.
Miguel was born in the city of Porto in 1982. He spent the first half of his copywriting career in Portugal and the second half between London, Paris and New York. He worked for agencies such as McCann, BBDO, Fullsix, Buzzman Paris, Johannes Leonardo NY and Grey NY and along the way he made campaigns that were awarded in the most renowned advertising festivals in the world. 1 Covid and a half ago he opened his own agency, Stream and Tough Guy, and he's having a lot of fun.
Meet Aritra. You can call him Ari. Ari believes that an idea is a resilient and highly contagious virus that hacks culture. After a stint in 3 cities across India, currently he’s teaming up with the great creative minds at Ogilvy Singapore as an Associate Creative Director and infecting brands with award-winning work. Over 10 years in the industry and winning multiple shiny metals and colourful pencils have only managed to fuel his insatiable appetite for great work.
Along the way he has unsuccessfully pitched French Cinema masterpieces to Hollywood producers, designed a Couture Fashion Collection using AI, turned 16th-century still-life masterpiece paintings into delicious juices and removed milk from chocolate bars to help feed millions of malnourished children. Today, after being fascinated and inspired by the fast evolution in advertising, that includes integrated thinking, branded entertainment and non-conventional use of media, he would love to help brands and people talk to the world in an authentic way.
And if he’s not in the office, you’ll find him travelling to eat at the best restaurants in the world, binge-watching latest comic-book movies and TV series and cheering for Indian cricket team and Arsenal.
A formidable business lead, Batool helms the client services department. She is a true success story, rising through the ranks to become the youngest female in the country to lead the business operations. She has demonstrated success in driving bottom line and top line growth, increasing target audience engagement across categories from FMCG to healthcare and automobiles, telecommunications and fashion.
Batool is a purpose driven leader who always finds time to connect on a personal level and nurture relationships through the Saatchi family in particular and the marcom ecosystem in general.
2021 has been a year of accomplishments, getting invited to the grand juries of platforms such as The Dragons of Asia Awards, Global Content Awards, MENA Agency Awards and MENA Search Awards. She is a champion for growth and a believer in developing young potential around her, developing a team that is future focused, leading the agency’s drive towards adopting a more digitally inclined approach even in traditional marketing and communication plans. Batool inspires her team to deliver solutions that truly move the needle for clients’ businesses. Trust and transparency are the keys to Batool’s success in building brands in her quest to making impossible possible.
Sharon joined M&C Saatchi Sydney in 2015 as Creative Director and is currently steering multiple accounts within the agency including TAB, Optus, Steggles, Lilydale and TikTok.
A unwavering advocate for diversity and equality she is the Co-Chair of M&C’s Employee Led Women’s Network and has worked both within the agency and with the industry at large to move women forward in the industry over many years.
Before coming to M&C Saatchi, Sharon spent 5 years at Leo Burnett Sydney. While there she held the position as Creative Director on the Samsung account and saw her collaborate on the Galaxy brand with the global team. She began her career as a graphic designer and retoucher for a photographer’s collective and her attention to detail in craft is one of her greatest passions.
Sharon’s work across different media has been recognized at almost every international award show and she has played a pivotal role in the progression of numerous world class agencies, her peers and the wider communications industry.
She has helped win agency of the year titles for a spectrum of specialist agencies and over her 26 year career, she has gained a wealth of experience in areas such as CRM, digital, social, experiential and innovation. Those skills have helped build major brands including Lexus, Samsung, Diageo, McDonald’s, Woolworths and Optus.
My most famous linkedin post in 2021 is a status that read: “This year could’ve been an email”. It got 50 likes.
I think a good group to hang out with is 3 to 4 people. Not more, not less.
I posed for this picture and retouched it on my iphone.
I have some awards.
Creative Direction is my passion.
It is a great deal for me to be judging the iconic New York Festival entries, therefore I’ll be promoting this post on all my social channels. I must take this opportunity to say a few things to the key people in my life.
Firstly, hi mom, hi dad, love you!
To my wife:
Thanks for being the best.
To my agency:
Look, we can boost this on Linkedin!
To my Linkedin connections that made it this far:
You’re the real ones, please like my post or comment for better engagement.
To my friends:
This is a real career, see.
To my in-laws:
Ta-daa! Me successful.
To all immigaration officers:
Hope this helps with the background checks :)
To my landlord:
Please note this opportunity is not a paid opporunity.
Finally, I aspire to not have to work some day
I’m a reader, writer, listener, husband, and father. I tend to fraternize and empathize, and it never happens in the same order or way.
Currently, I work at The Walt Disney Company as Senior Manager Creative Partner for Disney + and Star +. I am a story, film, and television scripts lover.
Through my twenty years in this field, I have had the opportunity to work as a copywriter and creative director in the most creative agencies in Mexico and Texas. Also, as a Creative VP at DDB, and Creative Grouper at Ogilvy, and Leo Burnett Mexico.
In addition to being a multi-award-winning copywriter, awarded at LIA, One Show, Clio, Clio Sports, Ojo in San Sebastian and Bilbao, FIAP, Circulos Creativos in Mexico, and the Hispanic Market in the US, I was also a radio host on the program Los Rudos del Cuadrante, in Mexico City.
Once I read that a creator must seduce society and make the audience believe that what we do is essential. I sincerely believe that what we do and create is precisely that.
With over nine years experience in the marketing communications sector where I thrive as a leading Communications expert and an agile Design thinker. My keen eye and mind for proffering human-centered solutions has put me in an unending love affair with solving complex briefs, creating amazing brand stories, and unearthing ahead-of-the-curve, engaging, and iconic brand ideas. Over the years, I have inspired award-winning solutions for brands like MTN, Bet King, Airtel, CBN, Jameson, McVities, Haansbro, Dangote, The clean cooking alliance, Ford Foundation and more. More that creating great brand campaigns, I am passionate about people reaching their potential.
For almost 2 years she's been working as a Design and Creative Director at SOKO agency, in São Paulo, working for Spotify Brazil and Latam. Fabiana studied at the PUC Rio, did short courses at Central Saint Martins in London and SVA NY Residency in Typography in 2019. Brands Experience: Spotify, C&A, Havaianas, Volkswagen, Pedigree, Natura, L'oreal, Coca-Cola, Piauí Magazine, Pinacoteca Museum, Claro, AMBEV, Electrolux, Honda and others.
With over 20 years of experience in advertising, I've worked in agencies and companies in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Paris, and London. I have been lucky to work with some big clients, and have been recognized with the most prestigious world awards, such as Gold Lion at Cannes, Gran Prix at Clio Entertainment, Gran Prix at El Ojo de Iberamerica, among others. I'm a former CD at Havas and I'm currently a Senior copywriter at VMLY&R Brazil.
Mona Fluri is one of Switzerlands finest Creative Directors.
Her work defined campaigns and the identity of some of the biggest and most well known brands on a national and international level.
Mona’s love for brands and distinguished approach to design and art direction makes her stand out in the ad industry.
2020 she founded her own very successful agency where she further spreads her creative influence with her amazing team.
Juan Frías is a Brazilian Head of art and Creative Director working currently in Leo Burnett Spain.
During more than 10 years of career in advertising he had the chance to work for clients like HBO, FIAT, JEEP, RUAVIEJA, HEINEKEN and Spain National Lottery.
His work has been awarded in the most prestigious ad festivals such as Cannes, DandAD, One Show, LIA and El Ojo.
Ellen is an award winning Senior Copywriter from a little town you’ve never heard of in Queensland, Australia. She worked with some of Australia and New Zealand’s biggest brands before moving across the world to lead campaigns for Phillips, TikTok, OPPO and Gucci at AKQA Amsterdam. Over her seven years in the industry, she’s been internationally awarded for both her creativity and effectiveness - including 3 Grand Prix and 18 Gold.
Ellen is passionate about mental health and is working to change the burnout culture within creative industries. For these efforts, she’s been recognised as a Cannes See It Be It delegate (2020) and took part in the Rare with Google Leadership Academy (2021).
She loves creating work that’s unapologetically bold, work that has a social conscience and, when possible, she loves making work that makes consumers laugh.
After 8 years working as copywriter and senior copywriter in agencies in Argentina (Scarpato/, Agulla&Baccetti, Lowe) then Chile (Prolam Y&R) and for the Hispanic market in U.S (Grupo Gallegos), in 2008 I decided to start working as a freelancer (when ¨freelancer¨ was still an unknown word in Buenos Aires).
14 years later, I still enjoy working as independent for agencies around the globe (Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, U.S, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Romania and more) for different kind of brands, projects, pitches and of course, time zones.
Júlia Rebouças is a Brazilian Creative Copywriter currently based in London, UK. Throughout her 10+ years career, Júlia's had the chance to develop projects for clients such as Boots, Danone, Colgate, Huggies, Kleenex, Tuborg, Viagra, Coca-Cola, Citibank, IBM and many others. Her creative work has been recognised by Cannes Lions, Clio, The One Show, and Caples, among many other industry award shows.
Felipe works as a Creative Art Director at Havas Gurisa, based in Uruguay. Throughout his career he has received several awards and distinctions both national and international.
He studied Graphic Arts at ORT University and has completed several courses and workshops in Creativity and Art Direction. He not only keeps up to date in the advertising industry, but is always looking for learning and acquiring new tools that can help him innovate and break new ground in his field. Previously, he worked at Amén, an independent Uruguayan agency, and Wunderman Thompson, where he developed campaigns and projects for some of the most important local and international brands. His goal is to continue learning and growing in the industry and reach the public with quality creativity based on everyday insights.
Hey there! Teresa writing here :)
I’m a senior copywriter currently working at Serviceplan Madrid.
My career started more than 10 years ago at DoubleYou, a pioneer digital agency in Spain where I gained my digital knowledge and my passion for “liquid ideas” – those that take different forms and flow far beyond conventional media to conquer unexpected territories and build stronger connections with people. There, I worked for brands such as Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, Umbro or Spain Tourism.
After that, I joined Leo Burnett, where I developed national and international campaigns for clients such us Heineken or AXA Insurance, and had the privilege to participate in some of the Spanish Christmas Lottery award winning campaigns, widely recognized in Cannes Lions Festival, El Sol, LIA Awards or Art Directors Club.
Since 2018, I’ve been part of the Serviceplan Madrid team, where I generate creative content and data driven campaigns for clients such us Puerto de Indias, a well-known Spanish gin, Auchan and international projects of the group.
Abe Garcia has been part of the Dieste team since 2015; currently leading creative duties for AT&T, Doritos, Cheetos, and Pollo Campero. Prior to his tenure at Dieste, Abe put to work his strategic creative style for several market-leading agencies where he provided multimedia solutions for different brands including Coors Light, Coors Banquet, Miller Lite, NBA, Burger King, Papa John’s, Yoplait, Honey Nut Cheerios, Progresso Soups, Green Giant, Totino’s Pizza, Procter & Gamble, Nestle, General Mills and Continental Airlines, among others.
Abe was born in Mexico where he ran the streets in his early youth before moving and being raised in the United States. It’s this biculturalism that allows him to switch between both cultures, providing the ability to effectively tailor messages for multiple markets as well as the total market. Couple this biculturalism with being an idea junkie has led him down a successful advertising career contributing to the growth and recognition of any brand he touches. His work has been recognized in Cannes, Clio, D&AD, Effie, One Show, London International Awards, ARF David Ogilvy, Ad Age Creativity Awards, El Ojo De Iberoamerica, FIAP Awards, and USH Idea Awards.
Chief Creative Officer & Founder in The Future. Founder and Academic Director Animal Ad School. Copywriter, Creative Director, Digital Director and Photographer. 44 Awards in several Creatives Festivals sucha as: EFFIE Guatemala, EFFIE Costa Rica, Ojo de Iberoamérica, FIAP, FIP, Círculo de Creativos Argentinos and more. Interviewed twice in ¨Latispots¨ Magazine for being a remarkable ad men of the region.
Third generation in the film industry, Jenna caught "the bug" at an early age. Two decades later, she has brought to life numerous integrated ad campaigns for clients including Coca-Cola, Nationwide, IKEA, American Express, L’Oreal, among others. Currently, Jenna is an Executive Producer at Havas NY leading the production-side of both the NewYork-Presbyterian and Wells Fargo accounts. In her free time Jenna can be found exploring new recipes in the kitchen and hitting the slopes with her family.
Luis Paulo Gatti is a graduated in Advertising and post-graduated in Digital Design. He started his career as an Art Director in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And like any other talented professional in Brazil, Luis Paulo Gatti was invited to move to São Paulo. In this new city, he had the opportunity to work in some of the best agencies in the country creating campaigns for local and global brands. He then decided to embrace an old dream of working abroad, and accepted an offer to work in the Middle Easter. There he had his first experience of managing a creative team, as Associate Creative Director. After a couple of years he moved again, this time to work as Creative Director at the European market. Since 2015 he is a Teacher & Coordinator at Miami ad School LATAM where he helps to develop young talents.
Felipe Gaucho is Creative Director at Ogilvy Brazil.
Since 2018, Gaucho has been working for WPP's agencies such as Geometry (nka VMLY&R Commerce) and DAVID. At Geometry Brazil, as a copywriter, he was responsible for creating and developing experiential ideas, eCommerce solutions and branding & design projects to key clients such as Coca-Cola, Unilever, Kimberly-Clark and Diageo among others. Then, in New York City, he worked at Geometry North America with the Team Unilever Shopper and also with the multicultural team for Unilever and Coca-Cola. Back in Brazil, he joined DAVID creative team working for Coca-Cola at its Digital Transformation Division, where he was responsible for creating and developing mobile-first ideas, eCommerce solutions and real time projects. Nowadays, as Creative Director, Gaucho has been setting the creative standards to Ogilvy's key clients mixing creativity, strategy and technology.
Gaucho's work has been recognized by some national and international festivals such as One Show, D&AD, The FWA, Facebook Awards, Wave Festival, El Ojo, FIAP, MMA Smarties, Best Ads on TV and LA Excellence Awards among many others. He’s also a permanent member of the jury in The FWA, one of the most prestigious and popular awards of the digital industry.
Here’s Antoine’s bio according to Google :
His past and current roles :
- Teamed for 7 years with the talented art director Bruno Bicalho Carvalhaes (Anomaly NY)
- Currently works as a senior creative copywriter with many art directors @BETC
His career :
- Raised by Chris Garbutt and Fred Levron @Ogilvy Paris
- Polished by Benjamin Marchal and Faustin Claverie @TBWA\Paris
- Now having fun under the direction of Nicolas Lautier and Stéphane Xiberras @BETC Paris
His goals and aspirations :
- Antoine likes to push brands towards more creativity. Always in line with their values
- He’s happy when both a nerd and his mum love his work
His 2-3 most impressive and relevant achievements :
- Fulfilled father of Aurèle, his 1 year old son.
- He also helped prestigious brands to shine like Netflix, Lacoste, McDonald’s, P&G, Mondelez, Nestlé, Ford, Citroën, Canal+ and many more
- He also received many recognitions for his work @Cannes Lions, French Art Director’s Club, Eurobest, LIA, Effies…
One quirky fact about him :
- If you know a good hairdresser please call him
Allie is a Chicago-based senior art director, currently calling FCB Chicago her creative home. With 6+ years of experience, she’s worked on a variety of clients, from beauty to beer to healthcare. She’s most passionate about visual storytelling that sparks curiosity, vulnerability, and reminds us what it is to be human.
Be visionary - for Marc, the most visionary thing to do is just being human. And it's that human-centricity that drives all that Marc has done in his 15+ years building brands and boundary-defying creative teams with break-through ideas and award-winning success across the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industry. In his current post as Group Creative Director at Klick Health and in past roles at network agencies like McCann, Marc’s keen understanding of what makes us human has allowed him to lead innovative, creative campaigns for well-known, global marketers, like Nestlé, Coke and and leading healthcare companies in men’s health, mental health and vaccines. Marc has always believed in not just story-telling, but life-telling. Bringing life to brands. And brands to life.
Jhona is a Creative Director from Peru with +8 years of experience working for global, regional, and local brands such as Nestlé, Ford, Toyota, Bayern, Viettel Mobile, Aje and Alicorp, he also had the opportunity to collaborate in humanitarian projects with Unicef, The United World Schools and The League Against Cancer.
His work has been recognized in the best advertising festivals such as The One Show, New York Festivals, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, AdStars, Lisbon International Ad Fest, Effies and more.
Before joining Spark 44 as part of Accenture Interactive Manu worked at agencies such as VCCP Spain, LOLA MullenLowe, Duval Guillaume or DDB Brussels. In his career, Manu has created and developed campaigns for major brands such as Audi, Samsung, Ikea, Kia, Vans or Jaguar, that have obtained international recognition in some of the most important advertising festivals.
After a bachelor’s degree in technology and a master’s in advertising, adrien started his creative career in paris at the small hot shop that was Fred & Farid, joining the agency at the early years of its creation.
He then moved to Shanghai in 2012, following fred raillard among others, to build & develop award-winning works for both international & chinese brands such as Alibaba, The North Face, Porsche, Air France, HP, Eleme, ClubMed, WeChat, Remy Martin, Vivo, Diesel, or Guerlain.
He is now group creative director, responsible for a part of Fred & Farid Shanghai’s creative department.
My career began at Mcgarry Bowen as a Digital Strategist, then I moved to DDB as a Strategic Planner, including working for adam&eve/ddb, then BBDO. I don’t like talking about myself, but I love sharing thoughts: I speak regularly about Strategy & Concept in advertising, like for the German Art Directors Club, and build regular relationships with smart planners from all around the world with the 30m University of Planning. Today, at BBDO, I am always hyped by inspiring, courageous work that moves people.
Born and raised in Brazil, Ian Guimarães is a senior art director with over 13 years of international experience. Ranging from the Americas to the Middle East and Europe, Ian had the chance to learn from a great variety of cultures. In his recent experience, he has worked with blue-chip brands and big local players at Leo Burnett Doha, TBWA Dubai, FCB Lisbon and Serviceplan Munich before joining Saatchi & Saatchi Germany in 2021.
Maria Guimarães is a Brazilian creative director with more than 10 years of experience in advertising. Maria worked for major brands like Samsung, Nike, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Unilever and Spotify and developed bold cases locally and globally.Based in São Paulo, her experience goes beyond ad agencies: she is the co-founder of 65/10, a consultancy company specialized in communication with women. Over there, she created cases that caught the world's attention and also co-created projects like Strong Girls - with Ogilvy São Paulo - that won a Glass Lion at Cannes. In her search for new challenges, she's now a creative director at Nubank, the biggest digital bank in the world.
Annette Felicitas Häcki is a Swiss Executive Creative Director and one of the few top female creatives in Switzerland. After holding positions at various national and international agencies, she is now a member of the management board at the renowned agency Jung von Matt LIMMAT. She is considered one of the most strategically thinking creatives in Switzerland and specializes, among other things, in modernizing the communication of traditional brands. In her career, Annette Felicitas Häcki has worked for brands such as Coca Cola, Audi, Credit Suisse, Red Bull, Microsoft, Sinalco, UPC, Mobiliar, Zweifel Chips and the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health. For the latter she created an iconic campaign for HIV prevention, causing a national scandal. Last year, Annette Felicitas Häcki co-founded the Gisler Protocol initiative, that advocates for a more diverse portrayal of gender in advertising and has caused quite a stir among Swiss creative agencies.
From day one at Big Communications, Creative Director Shannon Harris was in her element. Everything she touches - pitches, clients, projects, campaigns - turns to gold. This is evident in the team she leads and the work she produces, resulting in 40+ Gold ADDYs. Shannon leads advertising and branding projects across many of Big’s industry verticals including retail, F&B, CPG, and tech among others. Working with national and regional clients like Google Fiber, Texas Children’s Hospital, DoorDash, Moore’s Marinades, and Bayer Properties - she’s cracked the code in how to market everything from retail to healthcare, rewiring the way our clients think about their audiences and creating award-winning campaigns. Shannon is a megaphone for women in the industry. She participates in panels/discussions for women in advertising and creativity, and mentors her team members. Previously named Art Director of the Year, Illustrator of the Year, and Web Designer of the Year by AAF Birmingham, outside of Big Shannon is one of the founding members of Design Week Birmingham.
Started his career in creative industry in 1995 and founded SenseTeam in China, in 1999. SenseTeam sets up a creative platform to integrate different types of media such as branding, exhibition planning, contemporary art, advertising, environmental and visual design...He is one of the most active pioneers in cultural communication
Yiyang HEI’s previous projects have also been awarded by CANNES LIONS (France); ONE SHOW (USA); D & AD (UK); ADC (USA); SPIKES ASIA; ADFEST etc. HEI Yiyang has also served as the final judge of many competitions including ONE SHOW; D & AD; HK4A etc. He is one of the representatives in creative industry.
A passionate Senior Creative with a distinct visual point of view based in Helsinki. During 10+ years of work and wide variety of projects, I have gained an extensive skill set in brand management and marketing communication. From the very beginning, I fell in love with branding in all forms.I have been selected as one of the 30 most talented young designers in Finland. I am a creative thinker with a curious mind, enjoying the simple treats of life.
Esteban is a passionate 27-year-old copywriter and 3D printing creative, currently working in SANCHO BBDO while volunteering in several financial inclusion tech solutions for the Hispanic community in the US.During his career, his work has been featured on the BBC, CNN, ABC, Adweek, Adlatina, FWA, Publimetro, and Il Journal, to name a few, while creating award-winning work in festivals such as Clio Awards, London International Awards, One Show, El Ojo de Iberoamerica, Cannes Lions and NY Festivals among others. Esteban has lived and worked around +5 different countries and was recently nominated as one of the 10 outstanding young professionals in his home country, after the creation and release of (11) low-cost 3D printable medical equipment patents to fight COVID-19.
Paulo Martins is a Brazilian creative copywriter, currently working at Suno United Creators.With over 12 years of experience, he has worked for great agencies, such as NeogamaBBH and F.biz WPP. During his journey, he developed integrated campaigns, both globally and regionally for iconic brands like Unilever, Renault, Claro, RayBan and many others. Paulo is also a proud father of a sweet little girl called Amelie, and does his best to make the world a better place for her.
Cesar Herszkowicz is a Brazilian Creative Director with more experience in the industry than consonants in his name. During his career, he's been lucky enough to work for some of the most renowned advertising agencies in the world: AMV BBDO, Almap BBDO, Leo Burnett São Paulo. His work has been recognised in the main advertising festivals, including NY Festivals, Cannes, D&AD, Clio, One Show and Effie. For the past 5 years he's been based in London.
Over the past eleven years Paula Hochberg has worked as a Creative Lead in London, Paris, Madrid and Buenos Aires, for top creative agencies including Sid Lee, VMLY&R, Señora Rushmore and Leo Burnett. Aside from many regional accolades, her work for the International Committee of the Red Cross won numerous awards at international advertising festivals like The One Show, Clio Awards, Shots Awards, ADCE, D&AD and Cannes.
Starting at TBWA’s Melbourne agency, Jexy created campaigns for Nissan, Pedigree, and Pacific Brands, among others. From there, he moved to TBWA’s office in Dubai, where in 2009 Jexy and his art director were named the best Young Creatives in the MENA region. In his search for further creative challenges, Jexy transferred to TBWA\Singapore, and over five years created Singapore Airlines’ global brand campaign, as well as internationally-awarded work for clients such as Airbnb, Corona, Pernod Ricard, and adidas. After Singapore, Jexy joined Crispin Porter + Bogusky’s head office in Boulder, where he both won new business, and launched campaigns for Infiniti and Hotels.com. In 2017, Jexy returned to the TBWA network at their New York headquarters, where he has worked on clients such as Facebook Oculus, Lay’s, Foot Locker, Nissan, Columbia Journalism Review, Hilton, and Tic Tac.
In 2012, Jexy won the prestigious Young Lions competition at the Cannes Advertising Festival, beating representatives from 42 other countries. He has won more than 40 awards at shows such as D&AD, Cannes Lions, The One Show, the New York Festivals, The Andy Awards, The Clio Awards, London International Awards, Spikes Asia, and several others.
Johan Holmström is a Stockholm based creative, with more than twenty years experience in the brand and advertising industry, most recently spending nine years at Forsman & Bodenfors as a Senior Creative Partner. Since 2018 Johan works independently as a freelancer creative and screenwriter.
Johan has also directed a documentary for SVT (Guldörat, 2007) and co written two books (Nya ord till salu, 2008 and Protokoll-Grundkurs i normalt beteende, 2009). In 2019, Johan worked as a writer for TV-series ”Sjölyckan” (FLX and TV4). During 2021, his first short film ”The Last Marriage” premiered. It’s a dark zombie comedy and has already won several awards at film festivals around the world.
Today, Johan has a number of advertising assignments, the blog Mansbarnet at Sweden’s biggest fashion magazine for men and is working on several new drama projects. He likes to cook, read and still sucks big time at Apex Legends.
After a failed attempt at becoming a mechanical engineer, I found myself studying graphic design which launched me head-first into advertising. I began my career at TBWA Hunt Lascaris as a studio assistant. I like to believe that the late nights, spray glue fumes and working with some of the best advertising minds in the country gave me the perfect foundation for my career. Since then, I have worked at Grey Worldwide in Johannesburg, Lowe Bull in Johannesburg and Network BBDO until I decided to try the freelance life. Freelancing has kept me pretty busy at a variety of Joburg agencies, most of the time back at TBWA. I love beautifully crafted ideas that are rooted in a human truth.
Jihye Hong is the Creative Director of LR seoul.
She has started her career in a Creative agency in 2007.
With experiences at the Grey Group, Geometry Global, Havas Korea, she joined LR seoul in 2021.
She strengthened her expertise as a Creative Director by deriving many successful communication campaigns with global brands such as BMW, Heineken, Emirates and British American Tobacco.
She is interested in using her talent to make a better world. Her passionate devotion to positive social impact has been rewarded by international design awards such as iF Design Award and IDEA(International Design Excellence Award).
I like to make things that people like. Over the years, some of those things were made for brands like Miller Lite, Skittles, TurboTax, Boeing, Starburst, Michelob Ultra and BMO, to name a few. I also like to dedicate my thinking to smaller clients and causes I like. My work has been recognized in advertising award shows/publications and featured in the news many times, which I liked. Though grandma has yet to tell me she saw something I made that she liked. That’s the goal. Make grandma proud.
Juan Ignacio Galardi started his marathon in Leo Burnett Argentina in 2006. He says marathon and not career because the road is long: He passed through La Negra, which was the first agency founded by Martín Mercado. Then he worked at the emblematic Young & Rubicam Argentina where he was appointed Creative Director. Years later he is called to be part of the founding team of Mercado Mccann. He makes a brief visit to Santo Buenos Aires until he is called to join another historical agency in Argentina: Ponce Buenos Aires.He currently chooses to work independent on communication projects, surrounded by excellent professionals from different disciplines from Italy to the world. Throughout his career he developed and led campaigns that were commented on and shared by people, with excellent results for clients and also awarded at different national and international festivals such as Cannes Lions, Clio Awards, One Show, D&AD, New York Festivals, LIA awards. , and Círculo de Creativos Argentinos for clients such as Tyc Sports, Fox Sports, Diario Olé, Directv, Cerveza Quilmes, Axe, Arcor, Coca Cola, YPF, Personal, Nestlé Waters, Navarro Correas. My wish for my future career is that my creativity will be helpful for society and sustainable for the environment.
I am the creative director of th DDB Lagos. In my four years I've led the agency in creating several award winning campaigns. I've worked on brands like Cocacola, DSTV, MTN, Unilever, Interswitch etc. Cureently, I'm obsessed with animation. I hope to execute an animated feature film in the near future
João is an internationally awarded creative with a fascination for human behaviour. At the age of 7 he came across a 486 intel computer from his uncle at grandma’s place. That started a journey of discovery into indie games, technology and diving deep into the early days of the internet.
He majored in journalism and film studies and almost by accident stumbled upon the advertising scene. Since then, he’s been using the power of creativity to change the fate of global brands like Uber, Samsung, Philips and Adidas at several creative agencies in Lisbon, Hamburg, Prague and (now) Amsterdam.
Considered by the Dutch press as one of the top 10 ad creatives to watch out in the Netherlands, João is passionate about creating ideas that go beyond selling a product and leave a lasting impression. His work has been recognised by different creativity festivals, from D&AD to the Webbys. He is now steering strategy and creativity at one of Europe’s fastest growing digital agencies: Dept.
In his spare time, he devours documentaries on a daily basis, spins records at a very amateur level and learns something new every day with his baby boy Viggo.
Over the past decade Alex has created impactful creative work for clients such as Audi, Anheuser-Busch InBev, AIB, Dunkin’ Donuts, GSK, Mondelez and Volkswagen. Alex cut her teeth as a copywriter making locally award-winning work with BBDO, Ogilvy & Mather and FCB in South Africa. More recently, she was selected as one of Ireland’s high potential women for the IAPI Female Futures Fund Bursary. She’s currently based in Dublin working as an Associate Creative Director at Rothco, part of Accenture Interactive.
Passionate about the synergy between strategic planning, the digital world and creativity, my daily challenge is to achieve memorable and above all effective campaigns... campaigns that connect with people, that stand out, that inspire. My way of thinking: #BeWaterMyFriend.During my journey I have had the opportunity to work in Colombia, Argentina and Ecuador with major brands such as Huawei, Nestle, Pilsener, Banco Pichincha, Diners Club and many more. My day to day and what I am passionate about: innovation, content and creative strategy, branding, digital strategy, consumer insights, trends and media.
I’m an extremely dynamic and passionate individual, obsessed with creativity in problem-solving.
Asides from winning several Advertising awards and being published in several creative archives, I’m humbled to be the first Nigerian photographer published in 200 Best Commercial Photographers worldwide, the only shortlisted African to exhibit at KAPA(Korean Advertising Photographer’s Association) 2020.
With over 10 years of experience, I’ve problem-solved for both local and international brands.
Joji Jacob is the Creative Partner at BLKJ Havas Singapore. He co-founded the highly awarded independent agency BLKJ which was acquired by the Havas Group in early 2021. Within four years of its establishment, the agency counts amongst its clients some of the biggest brands in the country: Scoot, Great Eastern, the Economic Development Board of Singapore, and the Ministry of Communications. The 80-strong agency was declared Creative Agency of the Year at both the Singapore Creative Circle Awards and the Hall of Fame Awards in 2018.
Before founding BLKJ, Joji was the Group Executive Creative Director of DDB and oversaw an integrated creative department of 140 creative directors, copywriters, art directors, digital designers, and technologists. Under his watch, DDB Group Singapore became the most awarded Singaporean agency at almost every award show including Cannes. DDB Group was also Agency of the Year at the Marketing Awards, the Singapore Hall of Fame Awards and by Campaign Magazine.
Joji himself has been named Singapore’s Most Influential Creative Director by the Institute of Advertising Singapore and South East Asia’s Creative Person of the Year by Campaign two years in a row. He was the Chairman of Award School in 2012 and chaired the Singapore Creative Circle Awards in 2013. He was also the Cannes Jury President for Print and Publishing in 2016.
"There is no great advertising without art"
Jardini is a multidisciplinary award-winning creative, and audiovisual artist.
Believes in the power of storytelling. Incorporate art elements in daily jobs.
Worked for Ogilvy, Leo Burnett, DDB, creating for clients such as adidas, Coca-cola, Jeep, Aperol, and others.
Giuliana is a Social Media/Content Creative Director at McCann Worldgroup Germany. Coming from an Art Direction background she decided her passion lays less in the traditional and more in the online space, so she chose to specialise in social media and make content her main focus.
She started her career at Jung von Matt in Hamburg before joining McCann Worldgroup in 2021 and worked on clients like vodafone, Edeka, Douglas, Opel and eBay. In her free time the self-proclaimed social media enthusiast is a semi-professional “The Bachelor” commentator on Instagram. Usually she judges people on their Instagram profile but this time she will judge them on their work.
Eric Jones is a multidisciplinary creator and designer. His process involves trusting the powers of synergy and camaraderie and learning to work across many mediums through research.
With over 24 years of experience, Eric excels in a variety of production capacities, including video editor, graphic designer, motion designer, photographer, and director.
Before joining Snow Companies, Eric put his creative and team building talents to use in news, features, interactives, and TV programming. In his current position on the Video Team, Eric excels at adapting to new projects and expanding his capabilities. His passion for the work he does allows him to create engaging, inspiring storytelling.
Justin Joshua has been working for almost 2 decades across 3 continents as a creative director with a art and copy background. His work has been awarded multiple times at Cannes, D&AD, New York Festivals, LIA, One Show, ADC, Eurobest as well as at Loeries in South Africa, where he was also awarded the creative circle ad of the year 2 years consecutively. Currently creative lead at the LEGO agency in Denmark where he creates global campaigns for brand and products. Proud to have been part of the team that brought The LEGO Group their best year for sales and brand love in 2021. He has judged art, design and advertising festivals globally and given lectures to the next generation of young talent from Germany, South Africa and Norway.
Pierre Jouffray is a French art director working at Wieden + Kennedy Portland.
He got a master's in English literature and a B.A. degree in art direction from the ESAG Penninghen School of Fine Arts in Paris He started working as a designer in 2007 before getting into advertising in 2011 at Fred & Farid Paris as an art director. In 2014 he moved to Wieden + Kennedy in London and then crossed the Atlantic in 2016 to join Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Los Angeles. In 2018 he went back to Wieden + Kennedy, but in Portland this time.
His work has been internationally acclaimed by award shows and advertising publications, In the past few months he worked on the 2022 P&G Olympics campaign and the Turbotax spot for Superbowl LVI
For 11 years, in London, New York and across Europe CJ has tried to make advertising that people don’t immediately hate. Tough, but so far so good.
He currently works as Associate Creative Director at VMLY&R, encouraging teams to create work that matters, both to them and their audience. He continues to create engaging work that sells stuff, but cares more to go beyond traditional advertising, influencing cultural change for brands instead.
He dedicates as much time as possible to mentoring outside of the agency for D&AD New Blood, CREAM and Creative Equals. Universities and Ad Schools to boot.
His work has been recognized and awarded on an international level at D&AD, Campaign BIG, EPICA, PHNX, The Drum and IPM, among others. He has also been featured in many creative, advertising, design and industry publications.
CJ’s diverse portfolio of clients have included DfT - The Department for Transport, THINK!, Diageo, Zespri, Lombard Odier, Danone, Compare the Market, Dominos, TFL - Transport for London, Canon, Macmillan Cancer Support, Saga, Nokia, Nationwide, Wembley, Sky, Sainsbury’s, United Nations, Bing, Kia, GTR, Panasonic, LG, Hotpoint, Continental, Nisa, Yakult, Bupa, Merrel, Unilever, Co-op, Young’s.
Jaime joined the B&T team in January of 2020, after having spent 8 years on the in-house side of the media industry.
She began her career at Comedy Central, where she worked closely with show producers and directors to conceptualize and execute robust show opens and graphics packages for daily, weekly, and exclusive series. After a long run, she joined the First Look Media team as an art director for Topic, working on a variety of marketing material, key art and show packages.
As a project lead at B&T, she focuses on understanding the goals and needs of the client, guiding her teammates on their creative journey while keeping a positive and collaborative work environment top of mind.
Saurabh is a multidisciplinary creative, born and raised in India. Graduated as an Art Director from Miami Ad School Europe, he has gained professional experience in Paris, Prague, Berlin, Munich and Hamburg. Giving him the global outlook towards creativity. Now based in Germany, Saurabh has worked at two of the top creative agencies, Serviceplan and Jung von Matt.Fascinated with technology and how it can be best used in projects for good, he has helped build the first braille translator based on Al, a climate data initiative that visualises glacier retreat, a LiDAR-based object recognition app for the visually impaired, a crowdsourced privacy alert system to tackle cryptic privacy policies, the first 3D-printed braille puzzle and more. His recent shift from advertising to a future-facing digital innovation studio has taken him to lead the creative department into company growth. Over the past 7 years he has won over 160 awards at numerous international festivals, including 9 Cannes Lions and a Grand Prix at New York Festivals 2020. Being a people person, he pledges to support young and diverse creatives with the experience and knowledge he has to offer.
Jonas Keller is currently an Executive Creative Director at Philipp und Keuntje GmbH in Hamburg, Germany. After his studies in Communication Design in Freiburg, he started his first job in Advertising in 1998 at Scholz & Friends Hamburg. In 2001 he moved to Leagas Delaney Hamburg for 4 years, working on various clients including Adidas, Stern Magazine, and Skoda. From 2005 till August 2016 Jonas worked at Jung von Matt in Hamburg, where he created campaigns for brands such as Bosch, Saturn, Ferrero, Electronic Arts, Edeka, BMW, Konzerthaus Dortmund and Mercedes-Benz, to name a few. During those 11 years his main client was Mercedes-Benz, first as a Senior Art Director and then as a Creative Director. Through the course of his career, Jonas has won many national and international awards. His work for Mercedes-Benz „The invisible drive“ was one of the most awarded ideas in 2012: including two Grand Prix, one at Cannes and one at the Eurobest Awards, as well as several Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards. On September 2016 he returned to Scholz and Friends Hamburg where he works on Opel International, airberlin and Montblanc. For Opel he created the Insignia campaign and the new brand campaign with a new look and feel, and a new CI including the new Opel 2d Logo. In 2017 Jonas was promoted to Executive Creative Director at Scholz and Friends Hamburg. Another Station was Grabarz and Partner where was Group Creative Director for Porsche and VW. At Staud Studios he worked for Mercedes-AMG International where he created campaigns for the AMG SUV`s, the Next Generation Compact Cars and also on a new look and feel for the AMG-Brand. In 2020 he started at Philipp und Keuntje GmbH as Executive Creative Director / Unit Lead for Clients just as Deutsche Bank and Audi to name just a few. Since 2012 he judges the national work at the Art Directurs Club Germany and international Awards Shows.
Art director by profession and publicist of the UDLA by profession, he has a trajectory of more than 20 years in the first level of the advertising industry.
During his career he has had the privilege of working in agencies such as: Tropa Gray (now Grey), Porta and Puerto. He is currently Chief Creative Officer of the independent agency Pedro Juan y Diego. He also studied Art Direction in Advertising Film at the Santiago Film School.
In his career he has worked with clients such as TVN, Bilz y Pap, Kem, Gobierno de Chile, Rotter & Krauss. Lipigas, ABCDin, Duoc, Viña San Pedro, Calaf, La Preferida, Cerveza Escudo, Lonco Leche, Lemon Stone, Americanino, Unicef, Paris, P&G, Cic, Toyota, Renault, Apumanque, Mall Vivo, La Segunda, DiDi, Domino, Papa Johns and Banco Falabella among others. He is currently in charge of brands such as Salcobrand, Cencosud Scotiabank, Cpech, San José, Miller among others.
He has more than 60 awards at the Achap Festival, including 5 Grand Prix. He was also awarded at the largest festivals in the world such as Cannes, One Show, Fiap, Wave and El Ojo de Iberoamérica, where he also won a Grand Prix with Pedro Juan and Diego. He has had the honor of being a member of the jury 4 times at the national festival Achap and internationally he has been a jury member at the festivals: Fiap, Wave and El Ojo de Iberoamérica. He also has a dozen EFFIE awards, including a GREAT EFFIE (Shield 2006) and golds with TVN, Bilz and Pap, among others.
I’m from Pakistan and live in Karachi. I have won some prizes and like working with design. I've been working in the advertising and design industry since 2005 and have over 15 years of experience with advertising, visual communication and design. I’m ambitious and passionate about everything creative – especially typography, digital solutions and branding for both new and existing brands.
I work as a Creative/Design Director at one of Pakistan's top digital agencies, Team Reactivate for about six years but also with clients such as Unilever, Nestle, Red Bull, Shell, Personna, Schick, Burj Khalifa, Lux, Dove, Sunsilk, Surf Excel, Pond's, Proton, Kia Motors and Iberia Foods to mention a few.
Emad is the executive creative director of VMLY&R Jordan, with over 19 years of experience in advertising. Throughout his career, he has worked with some of the most influential global brands.He won Jordan's first recognition at Cannes Lions in 2016. And recently a Design lion. Emad received numerous accolades from Cannes Lions, London International Awards, New York Festivals, Ad Stars Asia, Dubai Lynx, and Lürzer's Archive. Emad was a jury member in international advertising festivals, such as ADC, the New York Festivals, The Global Awards, Lisbon Ad Festival, Ad Stars Asia, and PHNX Tribute.
He has worked as a Digital marketing expert for major domestic companies and digital integrated agency for 22 years.
He reads what companies and consumers want quickly and accurately. This is based on his experience of both side as a advertising client and agent.
He currently serves as Chief Campaign Officer at the digital marketing agency Pentacle, a affiliates of Megazone.
Megazone is a leading company in South Korea's cloud service market that recorded 1,000 employees and 900 billion won in sales last year.
I am a writer. After getting my master's degree in literature 15 years ago, I decided to explore the world of things and things that can be said about things. And the journey goes on and on. I also like music and unicorns, and still believe that computers can do great things.
Diana Kuhlmann is the Associate Creative Director behind some of Costa Rica’s biggest brands, such as KFC, Kölbi and Cargill. During the past 4 years in McCann San José, she has won more than 14 awards, including: Young Lions, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Festival Volcán and more. She has also been a finalist in El Dorado Festival's “See it Be it”, this shortlist made her realise that she didn't need to wait to win in a leadership role to start being a leader. That's why in 2020 she started "LEADERS" a program that redefines leadership for women and gives them tools to study, learn and grow in the advertising industry. Today, incredible leaders such as Shelley Lui have been part of the program. Diana is also the Diversity and Inclusion leader in McCann, making McCann San José the first and only agency in her country compromise to the 7 principles of ONU Women. She is certified in Sensory Marketing, Global Marketing and Digital Marketing by the ESCE University of Paris. She has a degree in Social Communication and speaks 2.5 languages (Spanish, English, German).
Jakub started his journey in advertising 10 years ago but since then he became one of respected creatives in Slovakia.
His campaigns have received dozens of awards for creativity or effectivity at home or abroad. He also won national Young Lions competition. Jakub believes that you should do things with passion, or not at all. In love with advertising & gaming since 1988.
Rebecca Labiner is a senior art director with a passion for design and an obsession with detail. After studying communication design in Munich, she joined Serviceplan Munich, Germany. During the last 6 years at the agency she has been creating award-winning campaigns for renowned german and international brands such as PENNY, Capri-Sun and Ravensburger.
I spent most of my childhood painting and drawing figures of all kinds. Despite my fantastic grades in math and science in high school, meeting big inspiring artists made me become a graphic designer to mix my artistic nature with business solutions. Not long after getting my BA in Graphic Design and working in a medium size advertising agency, I realized there was a big gap in communications between marketing agencies and their clients. It felt like they had difficulties understanding each other and needed a common language. That led me into my next education phase which was my MA in Marketing Communications. Understanding what I really wanted along with some great work experiences made me perfectly ready to start my professional career with some great brands such as LG Electronics, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Lamborghini ... and more importantly I’ve had the honour of meeting exceptionally talented professionals along the way. At the end of the day marketing is all about PEOPLE!
Having started in advertising about twenty years ago without any kind of blueprint, Björns career path took various twists and turns through numerous disciplines like print, direct marketing, B2B etc. – until he finally found his personal pot of gold: unstable media a.k.a. digital platforms and campaigning. Now his blueprint is to create meaningful interactive communication formats that resonate with senders and recipients alike.
Gert is a South African born Creative Director with a background in copywriting.
He is a self-professed efficiency geek, loves technology and will always have soft spot for scripts starring non-fictional characters, like vampires. His work has won local and international advertising awards including Cannes Lions and One Show. Currently, he’s working in Prague and freezing his toes off.
Michelle Lawrence is an Associate Creative Director (Art Director) at Laundry Service in Brooklyn, NY. She has eight years of advertising agency experience, and has created campaigns for brands like Hennessy, Jordan Brand, Nike, Jack in the Box, Facebook, Honda, Acura, Adidas, JetBlue, Ulta Beauty and others. She has also independently spun up branding strategy and identity design for a number of small businesses throughout the country. Michelle is a former public school art teacher with a Masters in Advertising from Boston University. She is the creator and host of Black Tea, a video podcast interview series on Muse By Clio that features and spotlights Black women in advertising.
I’m a Creative art director & visual planner with 11 years of experience in advertising and marketing. I have worked for numerous brands within the BBDO network and AB-inBev passionate about color and strong ideas, technology. I'm a Creative recently awarded with the GRAND PRIX at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for the eCommerce Category.
Gabriel Lepesteur is a senior copywriter with more than 14 years of experience in the advertising industry. During this time, he worked at Ogilvy, Leo Burnett, Africa DDB, Serviceplan and Saatchi & Saatchi, creating campaigns for different clients, such as Samsung, Oreo, Coca-Cola, Kraft Heinz, International Olympic Committee, LEGO and Bang & Olufsen. His work has been recognized by The Webby Awards, Brazilian Creative Club, Wave Festival, Lusos Awards, among others.
Tatiana returned from the UK in 2017 with a BA in Film and TV Production and a slightly obscured American accent. Her passion for short form content led her to joining Chelsea Pictures in 2018 where she currently sits as Creative Manager. Day to day, she oversees the roster of the Emmy Award winning-production company while engaging in her own projects in her downtime. Tatiana resides in Brooklyn and maintains her relationship with England by making tea in response to literally anything.
Amari is a plant-loving homebody with a deep passion for copywriting. Her portfolio spans her lifetime; what started as a young girl writing greeting cards for her family, evolved into an award-winning creative working on some of your favorite brands. Her experience as a human allows her to relate and create across genres from Happy Meals to pharmaceutical brochures. She believes it all clicks somehow (ask her about it). She finds her happiness through all art forms, including laughter and napping.
Hi there! I'm Nayara Lima, creative copywriter, ACD at R/GA Sao Paulo and teacher at Miami Ad School. I've been working in the industry for over 15 years now, participating in well-known ad festivals and creating for cool brands such as Ford, C&A, Avon, Natura and J&J. Since I left my tiny hometown, advertising has given me the opportunity of being in places I could not even imagine: Argentina, USA, France, Japan and now - remotely at least - in the NYC Festival as a jury.
After graduating in advertising at the Miami Ad School Europe, Federico has worked and lived in 5 different countries and was lucky enough to work with some of the best agencies in the world like 72andSunny Amsterdam, Ogilvy Paris, Ogilvy Spain, M&C Saatchi Berlin, and McCann Milan, on local, regional and global clients.
Currently, Federico works at Publicis Sapient in Milan on the Stellantis EMEA hub.
Besides work, Federico is a pretty hard-core gamer, streaming regularly on Twitch.
Luiza Lopes is a 26 year-old Brazilian creative art director, currently working at Wieden+Kennedy Brazil. She started her career in Porto Alegre, a city in the south of the country, where she was born and raised. After Luiza majored in advertising, she moved to Sao Paulo in 2018.
Over the course of 7 years, Luiza had the opportunity to develop integrated campaigns, both globally and regionally for a range of iconic brands including Heinz, Sprite, Uber, Budweiser, Nike, Mondelez and many others. She has also worked for top agencies such as Wunderman Thompson, Afrida DDB and Crispin+Porter. Now, at W+K, she usually works with Budweiser, Old Spice and special projects for the agency.
Luiza is also passionate about side projects. That's why she created Feminipsum, a text generator that addresses sexism in ad agencies, and led, created and produced for the independent fashion brand PHSD. Besides that, she's a bit of a music maniac that loves soundtracks and studies piano.
As a wordsmith who has been in love with advertisement for more than a decade, Lulu is an ad copywriter, executive creative director, 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, the first Cannes in Taiwan officially agreed to "See It Be It" speaker, and a judge for Young Lion and Young Spike Taiwan for 3 consecutive years. Not only is the Judge of major domestic awards in Taiwan, but also the AD STARS and Young stars Judge.
Lulu has been the AD Taiwan Award: Outstanding Creative Talent Award, awarded the Best Slogan Award, 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, ONE Show Greater China Awards, LIA China, New York Festivals Advertising , TIMES AWARDS BEST COPYWRITING and YouTube Works.
She deeply believes that “The greatest creativities are hidden in the tiny bits of everyday life”, because all the perspectives of her strategies come from the eyes of looking into people’s hearts. In her definition, effectiveness is what completes the journey of a great piece of work. The Kleenex VIVA “battle of the Queens” campaign ran by her immediately became the No.1 trending video on YouTube and generated great sales for the brand. The fact that she has won the Effie Greater China Awards almost every year certifies her effort of creating works that generated great sales for the brand.
Eduardo Lubiazi is a Brazilian director part of a trio called YOUTH who 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. They’ve shot in many places around the world for clients such as Nike, Puma, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Getty Images and Budweiser. Until 2021, their films were awarded in festivals such as Cannes Lions, London International Awards, One Show, Clios, New York Festivals, Young Director Award and Ciclope Latino.
Cédric is a french creator based in the beautiful and rainy Norwegian town of Bergen. After a very long break, he decided in 2019 to make a come-back in the advertising industry that he missed so much. He's a self-taught copywriter who unfortunately gets older too fast: too little time, too many projects. Cédric is a creative soul who devots the little free time left by his two small norwegian trolls to writing scripts, comics and books. 2021 has been a great creative year for him where he got awarded with both international and Norwegian awards.
Joaquin started his career in Argentina 14 years ago, where he worked at Young & Rubicam, DDB and Ponce until one crazy email from Leo Burnett Shanghai invited him to be Creative Director and lead Coca-Cola China.After that incredible experience in Asia he moved to New York where he worked at Havas, Johannes Leonardo and Fred&Farid before jumping to the West Coast to join 72andSunny LA and finally Anomaly LA. During his journey he created award winning work for brands like Adidas, Google, Coca-Cola, Adobe, MasterClass, Virgin Voyages, Sonnet Insurance, Stella-Artois, Trident, Amazon, and Axe among others.
Pia is a creative at POL Oslo, where she has been working since 2016. Before POL she has worked at agencies such as McCann and Kitchen by Publicis Groupe, and she has won several prices in domestic and international award shows. She has worked with clients such as DNB, Save the Children, PLAN and The Salvation Army, and was recently a part of The Norwegian Post office Christmas campaign “When Harry Met Santa”.
A female creative lead, tender yet tough. China’s youngest Chief Creative Officer in advertising & communication industry, always bringing in bring a fresh perspective. And won the 2021 campaign Asia 40 under 40 awards. After winning the first International Advertising Awards in 2004, Nicole started to her journey in the advertising industry. With her 16 years advertising experience and passion in creative work, she has been driving award-winning campaigns with wins in major award shows, including Cannes, Ad fest, AME, Effie, Chang Cheng grand prix awards etc. As a copy based creative person, Nicole loves to start with what touches consumers’ heart. Helping brands to build up distinctive characters and getting consumers to be part of the brand belief is her everyday job. She has passion in bringing out the beauty and confidence inside women – from the work for Estee Lauder, Watsons etc. Through her work, you can always feel her enthusiasm, empathy and caring – Feel her power through her works – “To the greatness of small” for Alibaba Olympics.
Bridget Mabey is an award-winning creative director at Fingerpaint who brings over 15 years of healthcare experience to her position. Prior to her current role, she spent years rising through the ranks at Ogilvy Health.
The world of healthcare inspires Bridget. From the incredible scientific and medical advancements happening daily to the resilience of the human body and spirit to prevail over adversity, she finds purpose in her work and strives to make a meaningful difference in the world.
She partners with her clients to help bring their brand ambitions to life with personalized, creative, and intelligent solutions. She supports and challenges her creative teams to bring innovation and passion into all they do.
Bridget has worked in a wide range of disease categories—both big and small—from allergies to oncology and everything in between. Her work has been recognized throughout the years, most recently at The New York Festivals, The Creative Floor Awards, & Rx Club Awards. She was also named HBA Rising Star in 2019.
Marcelo Maciel is an Associate Creative Director / Art at MullenLowe US. With 13 years of experience, he has previously worked at Impact BBDO Dubai, Leo Burnett Brazil, Dm9DDB, Africa DDB, Cheil Brazil and some other agencies. Marcelo has developed projects for major accounts such as Snickers, P&G, Fiat, JetBlue, Royal Caribbean, McDonald's, Burger King, Heineken, KFC, 7up, and Itaú Bank - in three different countries.
In 2018, he was ranked 5th art director in Brazil by Lürzer’s Archive and top 10 ACDs in the Middle East / North Africa by BW Report.
Throughout his career, he got awarded at the main advertising festivals, including Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, Clio, New York Festival, London Festival, El Ojo, Wave Festival, Dubai Lynx, AdStar and others.
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.
Last year he was one of the jurors of Tehran biennial in advertising category.
He has the experience of working in one the best creative agencies of Iran called Daarvag and also with agency networks such as FCB, DDB and WPP as a creative director. Recently, in 2020 he decided to run his own business in Tehran, which is a decentralized creative-consulting agency.
Throughout his 22 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.
After a year working at Ogilvy UK and Y&R London I discovered that the rain is not for me. I headed back to sunny Madrid and spent seven years between huge and really small creative shops working for a ton of international and national clients. Currently I’m still in Madrid as the Executive Creative Director at Burns, an independent digital creative agency.
Angelo is a Creative Director and he currently works at Ogilvy New York. Previously, he’s worked at R/GA, TBWA/Chiat Day, and BBDO.
He was named one of Business Insider’s “Rising Stars of Madison Avenue” in 2020 and recognized as one of AdAge’s “Creatives You Should Know” in 2019.
In 2019, he was ranked 5th most awarded Creative Director in the world on the Cannes Creativity Report, and 6th Art Director in the world on the World Creative Rankings. He was also the 2nd most awarded Art Director in the world on the One Club’s ranking.
Over the course of his career, Angelo created and managed global campaigns and projects for brands such as Adidas, Absolut, Samsung, McDonald’s, Smart, Harley-Davidson, and Columbia Journalism Review.
André started his career as an Art Director in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he worked more than 10 years in big agencies
such as Leo Burnett Brazil, and Havas Worldwide Brazil for global brands like Fiat, Citroën, Kirin, Reckitt Benckiser, P&G, before deciding to cross the seas for new challenges.
After 5 years working in Ireland at Rothco, an agency part of Accenture Interactive, and being part of the company's most successful years so far, he moved to Italy, to join the AKQA Milan creative team in 2021.
Shirin is Executive Creative Director, Europe, at VIRTUE, the creative agency of Vice Media Group, where she leads a team of award-winning creatives to build culture-first work for brands such as Johnnie Walker, H&M, Harman Kardon, Epidemic Sound, and VW. She joins from VCCP London, where she was Deputy Executive Creative Director, leading UK and pan-European integrated work across the partnership's specialist agencies for clients such as Unilever, British Red Cross, O2, easyJet, RB, and TikTok.For 25 years, she's helped transform and build brands at creative agencies, social platforms, start-ups, and publishers in New York, London, Sydney, and Washington DC. In the past decade, she's created Smirnoff's first-ever global campaign that ran in 50 countries, led the US launch of Spotify as creative lead of its first partner agency, helped launch LADbible's in-house creative agency Joyride as its first creative director, and was named to Campaign and Creative Equals Future Leaders list.
For the last 20 years I have been building brands and solving big business problems with creativity. During this time, I’ve seen the landscape of advertising shift immensely and have honed my skills accordingly. From developing and crafting traditional through-the-line advertising campaigns to executing highly targeted social media and digital campaigns, I create work that matters, work that changes behaviour, affects culture and transforms the fortunes of businesses.
Merging creativity with a focus on utility has been key to my success. My experience spans the likes of Coca-Cola, Huggies, KFC, Hahn SuperDry, Vodafone, Hyundai and Kia Motors, Honda, Pantene, Transport for NSW and more.
I believe that leadership isn’t just about leading, but that it’s also about making positive change. Always seeking ways to influence and support equality in my agency, the industry and beyond, I’m an active industry mentor, and have had the pleasure of being the principal creative instructor at the Miami Ad School Strategic Bootcamp for the last three years.
My constant goal is to keep learning. The solutions we offer are limited to our own capabilities, so it’s more important than ever to be and to surround yourself with multi-disciplinary thinkers.
Throughout my career, I have been awarded at major local, regional and global shows including Cannes, The Effies, the IPA Effectiveness Awards, The One Show, Spikes Asia, New York Festivals, the Global Awards, AWARD Australia, The Mumbrella Awards and ADMA.
Great work stems from an idea that’s original, insightful and clever, and it never fails to spark a sense of excitement when I see it. There is still so much creative potential to explore in healthcare and is why I love being a part of this industry.
With over 20 years of experience in writing at healthcare agencies in London and Sydney, Helene comfortably combines science with a creative twist and has a broad range of writing styles - from clinical communications through to creative consumer campaigns. Her aim is always to cut through complexity and deliver messaging that is clear and compelling. Clients have included most of the major pharmaceutical companies in Australia, with products ranging from prescription brands through to pharmacy, animal health and complementary medicines.
Kunanun has spent over 10 years working on advertising field, started from Creative juice G1, and J.Walter Thompson Bangkok and now she is currently working as the Creative Director at TBWA\Thailand handling the agency’s top clients such as AIS (Thailand largest Telcos), Nescafe, McDonald’s .
Kunanun has bagged many international accolades such as Cannes Lions, Spike Asia, London International Awards, Clio, New York Festivals, Adfest, Ad stars, The One Show, D&AD.
As the Creative Director of a team, she believes in the quote “working as one team”. In order to get the best solution for brands and to make a good move in Social and people through each project, everyone in the team has a right to propose the ideas in every brief. Moreover, she believes that when people value equality, it will make us earn a plenty of solutions that can create a Campaign that could change the World.
Michael Maria Morgenbesser is a writer and creative director. Previously working for Jung von Matt in Germany and HEIMAT in Berlin he is now serving his creative duties as creative director at Jung von Matt DONAU. He worked for clients such as HORNBACH, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai/Genesis, Vodafone, Heineken, Opel and many more. Along the way he picked up awards and honors from Cannes Lions, London International Advertising Awards, The One Show, Effie and many more.
I started working with advertising 12 years ago in Sao Paulo, Brazil. But I'm in this area forever. Have a UX art / training director. I worked in several agencies, such as: F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, Tatil Design, Eugenio Propaganda and Mestça, among others. I'm currently Senior Art Director in Bullet Group. Where there is opportunity to work with Coca-Cola, Itaú, Bauducco among other brands.
I’m a creative director (writer) currently working at BBH London. I’ve worked in London and Sydney for global agencies DDB, VCCP and JWT, and also right at the beginning of a start-up with MARCEL.
I love making work that gets talked about. My campaigns have been featured and discussed in many places including CNN, Tedx Talks, The Design Museum, The National Football Museum and sections on the BBC News
Born in captivity; reared in the wild. Academic background: Film, Media, Audio Engineering, and Comparative Literature.
But those degrees weren't going to pay for cat food and gas, so I became an advertising copywriter. Have won a few awards. Hope to change the world for the better, one Tweet at a time.
Thiago Matsunaga is a multidisciplinary designer and art director. He was born and grew up in Curitiba — south of Brazil and currently works as Associate Digital Design Director at TBWA\Chiat\Day\LA. A former product design specialist at Pipefy — a startup from the batch 14th of the Five Hundred Startups, making the processes for managers and their companies around the world organized and controlled. A former founding partner and creative director in a hot shop called Candy Shop — where he worked really hard to make brands strong with more significant results. He has been fortunate enough to have work awarded and featured on Effie Awards, LIA, Awwwards, Lürzer’s Archive, El Ojo, Lusos Awards, and many more. Besides those awards he'd his work featured in important advertising and design press like AdWeek, Creativity, Lürzer's Archive, Communication Arts, Update or Die!, Brainstorm 9, and Abduzeedo. Thiago has been working since 2006 for agencies and studios as a graphic designer and art director for the advertising, design, and branding fields. His experiences include art direction, graphic design, illustration, type design, digital design, product design, and branding.
Nic is so busy in his role as Creative Director of Showpony Melbourne, that he kindly asked his mum to write his bio for him:
Nic was a contented baby who grew into a smiley, happy, curious little boy who started talking early and never stopped! Enthralled by stories, his creative bent became apparent even as a small child.
Possessed of a gregarious and quirky nature, with a penchant for amazing impersonations, he was entertaining and would readily engage in conversations with random, complete strangers, all under the watchful eye of his mother!
Nothing much has changed in that regard in the years that have followed. Nic is a popular, caring, loyal friend and a brilliant communicator, something that has been a great asset in his award-winning career. He has a work ethic second to none, tells a fabulous joke, is a really snappy dresser and an all-round special human who continues to make us so proud.
Ernest Mayes is an Associate Creative Director at Social Deviant, Chicago. A Copywriter by trade, he considers himself a visual thinker and loves to create advertising that tells great stories. He’s a graduate of Morehouse College, Penn State University (M.A. Advertising & Media) and Miami Ad School at Portfolio Center.
With 10 plus years of experience in advertising, he’s worked on the East Coast and in the Midwest, with agencies such as Arnold Worldwide, BBDO, Leo Burnett, Burrell Communications and Havas. During his career, he has created campaigns for brands like McDonald’s, Toyota, Wrigley’s, Comcast NBC Universal, Samsung, Verizon, Jim Beam and Procter & Gamble, to name a few.
His work has been recognized by the Hatch Awards, London International Advertising Awards, among others. He’s an avid film buff and a collector of rare vinyl and comic books.
Ryan has been at the forefront of influence marketing and marketing innovation for over 18 years. Having started his career within various marketing departments in global companies, Ryan was frustrated with the traditional advertising approach and so in 2008 founded haveyouheard, an agency immersed in culture and with the ability to influence it.
Since then, haveyouheard has been recognised as one of the 100 most innovative companies in the world and Ryan, himself has been recognised as one of the 30 most innovative business leaders in Africa.
Henry is the first and only certified #WrongThinker in the country, an innovation methodology used from Google to NASA.
He is the most awarded creative in the country and the only one recognized in the most important, prestigious and difficult creativity and innovation festivals in the world.
Henry is a global speaker invited to deliver talks on creativity and innovation in Mexico, the US, Honduras, Peru, China, among other countries.
Current Founder & CEO of Blink, a multi-award-winning-fintech-startup in Argentina, UK, France, USA and Switzerland in categories of Innovation, Business Transformation, Industry Transformation, User Experience, Prosperity and Infrastructure.
Makan is a Creative Director & Commercial Filmmaker, lecturer and also founder of Iranads platform which is working to develop the advertising industry in Iran.
He began his work with his own production house and then has worked for many ad agencies in Iran & a few nearby countries. He has made commercials & corporate videos since 2003 for domestic & international brands like Daewoo, LG & Samsung.
Harshada Menon is a Group Creative Director at DDB India. She started her career at FCB India before moving to Ogilvy.
In 2018, she was one of the 20 women across the world who were chosen for the Cannes Lions See It Be It program.
Apart from being a creative leader, Harshada is a mother of a seven year old girl. She believes that the industry needs more mothers in leadership positions to make ideas more relevant and to give younger women role models to look up to.
Hey there – nice you stopped here! I’m Jan-Philipp, copywriter at McCANN Worldgroup Germany and based in Düsseldorf. In the last years I gained my creative experience by working on national and interna-tional brands like Telekom, Henkel, Mars and Dr. Oetker @ DDB and BBDO.
Long before starting my career in advertising, I studied law. Not only but especially for this reason, I am happy to finally be part of a “jury”. But un-like before, now I'm always into breaking rules and having ideas that overcome boundaries. And even got awarded for doing so.
What good advertising means to me is making people laugh, cry, curi-ous, excited, thrilled – but never bored. Let’s get it started!
Dr. Mir Damoon Mir is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of the Iran-based, multi-award-winning advertising agency, Zigma8. For almost a decade, he and his team at Zigma8 agency have been providing world-class communications solutions to national and international clients.
Dr. Mir Damoon Mir is widely known across the Middle East for his impressive results achieved during his 20-years of experience as a brand strategist and consultant for many international enterprises and brands. Major players such as Samsung, Panasonic, Master Card, and more have benefitted from his creative foresight and strategic expertise. This expertise is just one of the reasons why he is often requested to give interviews and commentary in publications and conferences.
To help keep him integrated with the industry, Dr. Damoon enjoys long-standing membership with the Art Directors Club (New York), D&AD (London), AIGA (New York), SEGD (Washington), AMA (Chicago), EMAC (Brussels), PRCA (London), & IGDA (Iran).
To date, he has been the juror at the New York Festival Advertising Awards (2019, 2020, and 2021), WARC Prize for MENA Strategy (2021), Effie Awards Advertising Festival (2019), SeeHer Lens Award (2021), PAS Awards Advertising Festival (2018), Asian Leaders Awards (2020 and 2021), ACEF Global Customer Engagement Forum and Awards (2020 and 2021), and the Content Marketing and Creators Awards (2021).
Before turning to art direction, Savina was solving math problems, torturing the neighbours with endless piano sessions and consulting corporations in the high-tech industry. Advertising kept her sanity level to a minimum. The choice was clear.
For the past 13 years she has been working for several German and international agencies - Jung von Matt (Hamburg), Serviceplan (Hamburg), Leo Burnett (Madrid), China (Madrid), Scholz & Friends (Hamburg), currently working as a CD Art at Kolle Rebbe | Part of Accenture Interactive (Hamburg).
For her, the most tempting projects were always “out of the box” solutions that use unconventional methods to deliver the message. The aim for good storytelling throughout the user journey, is Savina's main approach to clients such as Facebook, Netflix, Vodafone, BMW, German Red Cross, Zalando, Nivea, Sixt, etc.
Savina has made a mark in the award scene, winning numerous awards at Cannes, NYF, One Show, LIA, ADC, D&AD, Clio, RedDot, etc. Aside from work she picks fresh new talents while mentoring at the renowned Miami Ad School in Hamburg, Berlin and Tbilisi.
Chiara started her career as copy junior in DLVBBDO back in 2008 and her stubborn attitude led her way till today, that she has become a Creative Director in Havas Milano. During this journey she has worked also in 1861 United and Grey Milan; she has taught in the communication master in Naba; she has been a juror at the Italian Festival of creativity and she has won national and international awards such as Cannes Lions, Adce awards, ADCI and so on.
Daniel Montiel is founder and owner of Gitanos in Costa Rica, one of the strongest brand building agencies in the region. He provides professional advice to several and commercial clients in several countries in Latin America and the United States.
He has used his creative talents working for numerous clients, including Coca Cola Company, Jeep, Mercedes Benz, Renault, Costa Rica Brewery (Imperial Beer), Essential Costa Rica (country brand), among others. He has participated in the graphic conceptualization of various political campaigns for the main political parties in Costa Rica and Central America.
Daniel shares his creative ideas as a jury at international advertising festivals such as the New York Festivals, Epica Awards, Arca Awards, Granada Creativa, FICE (Mexico) and FEPI (Independent Advertising Festival) -Argentina and WINA Festival. He has worked in important agency networks in Costa Rica, such as Lowe & Partners Worldwide, BBDO, McCann Erickson, Ogilvy & Mather and Y&R. Throughout his career, Daniel has won more than 70 international awards at some of the major advertising festivals. It also has many publications in blogs and advertising magazines, being a benchmark for branding and design worldwide, for example it is ranked as #1 in Costa Rica and top 50 in the world in Lürzer's Archive magazine, it has also been selected several times within the " 200 Best Digital Artists worldwide.
David is an advertising and PR nerd with numerous national and international awards. He was born in Mexico and managed to become a top international creative in the german market. He worked and works in the biggest and most creative agencies in Germany. Besides PR and Advertising his biggest passions are Bayern Munich, Tacos and Tacos.
Prajakta is driven by a desire to elevate creativity in the healthcare and pharma space, in her agency and beyond.
Her work has received global recognition and numerous awards including accolades from D&AD, Cannes Lions, Dubai Lynx, AME AWARDS - New York Festivals, ONE SHOW, AD STARS and The Loeries. Her campaign “Reimagine Zahra’s World” for UNHCR was awarded three D&AD Pencils, and she has been ranked amongst the Top 10 Copywriters in the MENA region. She also won Communicate Online's 40 Under 40 List. Most recently, she was selected for Cannes Lions’ See It Be It 2018 program, recognizing her as one of the top 15 female creatives globally. At the heart of her work is the belief that advertising and activism can co-exist.
Valeria Moreiro is Co-Founder, Creative and Art director at Not Real, a design-driven creative studio focused on art direction, CGI & animation, located in Buenos Aires and Madrid. The studio has developed projects for Google, Microsoft, eBay and Nike, among others. Valeria’s mindset at the studio is keeping a balance between creativity and organization, helping brands interact in the current world, understanding and transforming the contemporary visual trends.
Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, she graduated from La Plata University (UNLP) with a degree on graphic design and visual communication. Her outstanding skills also led her at a very young age to a Fulbright scholarship for studying at Rhode Island School of Design for a short period of time.
Recently moved to Spain, she currently lives in sunny Madrid with her husband Milton Gonzalez, who is also co-founder and CD at the studio.
With a strong background on branding and design for motion graphics, her work includes design projects across multiple variety of media, from photo shoots to complex design systems in CGI. She also runs a personal art project under the name of Color Poetry
A career that has spanned three continents, every conceivable category and almost every platform. Jennie started her creative career in the none-too-glamourous world of direct marketing. She dreamed of the day she would finally get to write a tv commercial. But until then, she learned the fine craft of copywriting, the importance of storytelling - and a thing or two about strategy and discipline. She eventually helped create some of Australia’s most loved campaigns – from Tim Tam to Toyota. In 2006 Jennie moved to BBDO Dubai to take on the global creative lead role on the Emirates Airlines business. She later became the first female ECD in the UAE and was a co-founder of the Dubai Creative Club to foster the region’s burgeoning creativity. Jennie has called Singapore home for the past nine years - seven of which she has spent within the Publicis Groupe working with Saatchi & Saatchi, Sapient, MSL, Leo Burnett and Publicis Communications on local, regional and global accounts. She considers herself to be a true hybrid creative and a frustrated planner. On the award front, Jennie’s work has been recognised at Cannes, D&AD, One Show, NY Festivals, Clio, Dubai Lynx, Spikes Asia and Effies.
Alex Mota is a Senior English Copywriter working at Digitas Dubai. With 15 years of experience in the advertising industry, he has worked for Ogilvy, M&C Saatchi, Publicis, Havas and other agencies in Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Qatar, the UAE, and China, developing campaigns for telco, banking, automotive, real estate, F&B and other businesses. His works were awarded in festivals such as Effies, AdStars, Dubai Lynx, among others. He has also worked as Head of Social and Brand Manager at one of the biggest football clubs in Brazil, as a copywriter for Rio de Janeiro City Branding and political campaigns. He has a Bachelor's degree in Advertising (Brazil) and a Master's degree in Creative Advertising (Spain). He speaks fluent English, Portuguese, Spanish, and Catalan.
Abby is a Senior Creative at Showpony Advertising, Adelaide, where she began as a copywriter and has since grown as a conceptual thinker and creative leader. Over the years she has been writing and ideating for brands such as RAA, Coopers, Adelaide Crows FC, Pascall and Sirena Tuna. Most recently, Abby has worked on Flinders University’s new brand platform and campaign, SA Health’s COVID-19 response campaigns and the launch of Drug and Alcohol Services SA’s “Quit Your Way in May”, a new initiative encouraging smokers to put the durries away for the month of May.
Nina is an award-winning creative director with a longstanding devotion to culture. She’s worked on everything from celebrating female masturbation in highly-talked about OOH in NYC for K-Y and debunking toxic masculinity in a global campaign for Lululemon, to teleporting a unknown cruelty-free outerwear brand into a world where multi-platinum rapper A$AP Ferg rocks their puffer in his “Jet Lag” video -- all thanks to her distinctive voice. As creative director at Elephant, Nina has been leading on top projects for K-Y, and is also focused on new business efforts.
Along the way, Nina has created culture-focused campaigns for adidas, ALDO, Google, Vichy, Maybelline, and more. Nina’s worked at top global agencies such as Publicis, FCB, and Sid Lee, and has also penned editorial feature stories for fashion magazines like ZINK! and Flare.
So, I'm a Creative Director at M&C Saatchi & Abel in Cape Town, South Africa who takes his fun very seriously. I’ve worked across a range of blue-chip brands at some of South Africa’s top advertising agencies. I'm passionate about finding cut-through conceptual solutions that resonate on a real human level.
Alessandra Muccillo works as Executive Creative Director at Mutato -a brazilian WPP Group's company -, with brands such as Amazon Prime Video, Ambev/AB inBev, Facebook and others.
She has been working as a creative for more than 19 years in some of the most important agencies in Brazil, such as JWT, Ogilvy, McCann, FCB and Havas Worldwide... In her large experience, she has created big campaigns for brands like Coca-Cola, Mondelez, Ford, GM, MasterCard, Xbox and others.Besides being highly experienced in digital advertising, to create using innovation, technology and people's culture - regardless of format - is her main skill. As a result, she has been recognized with the main advertising awards around the World. Even though she has been a judge at other festivals, this is her first time at the Grand Jury of the New York Festival.
Born in Pakistan, raised in the Philippines, studied in Florida and then back to my roots working in Advertising!From strategizing digital first content, to managing PR and tackling any crisis situation, good or bad, you’ll often hear me saying: I got this. Fostering client relationships and brand partnerships, growing new business and pitching to prospective clients is all part of my M.O. From the gram to the tube, I’m strictly social in everything I do. Let's tok!
Hi. I’m Jon. These days I’m at BBDO Los Angeles working on AT&T. During my career I’ve been lucky to work for some of the most inspiring brains in the world at agencies like BBDO Toronto, AKQA SF, Pereira O’Dell SF, and RPA Santa Monica. In the last couple of years, I made the Adweek Creative 100, won awards in categories ranging from virtual reality to pre-roll to data visualization, and had many, many good times.
Fernando is a Brazilian-Italian creative currently working as Creative Director at Critical Mass, doing all digital things for AT&T. Before moving to Canada, he lived in Brazil, USA, Sweden and Russia (still trying to find the coldest place on Earth). As an art director and creative director, Fernando worked on local and international projects for brands like VISA, P&G, Nissan, Amazon, 3M, Kelloggs and TD Bank. Some of them received recognition from creativity festivals on Cannes Lions, Clio, One Show, Webbys, ADCE and The Webby Awards.
Lina Nader is an art-based Creative Director at Wunderman Thompson Dubai. She’s been in the industry for 15 years, has worked on a wide range of brands from tourism to femcare, digital to ATL. Nothing makes her happier than to discover ideas that make her think ‘I wish I’d thought of that’ – except coming up with those kinds of ideas herself.
Before joining Medulla, Zaid Warsi had close to 12 years of experience in mainstream and digital advertising, having worked with agencies like MullenLowe Lintas, Pinstorm Technologies, Grey Group, DDB Mudra Group and McCann World Group.
He was part of the team that worked on the highly acclaimed Use Any Soap global campaign by Lifebuoy during the pandemic. He has the experience of working for several markets like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Saudia Arabia, U.A.E., Malaysia, Singapore, Brazil, Argentina and others.
He holds an International MBA in Advertising and Mass Media and has worked on prestigious accounts like Lifebuoy, Real Bites, Surf, DHL, Bajaj Allianz, Parle Melody, Indian Oil, Reliance Communications, Femina Believe Academy, TimesPro Learning Academy, Aquaguard and Fortune Group. Although adept at every medium, he has a special love for radio advertising.
Elected the Best Digital Advertising Professional in Brazil in 2017, according to the Brazilian Advertising Association, Moa worked at some of the most creative shops in the country, such as Almap BBDO, AgenciaClick (Isobar), OGILVY São Paulo and DM9DDB, having developed award-winning and effective work for brands like Volkswagen, Coke, Intel, IBM, Audi, Philips, Spectrum, SAP, Eli Lilly and Allianz, among many others. His background is digital and direct advertising, but he spent 8 years leading integrated projects as well, always focusing on innovation. He is currently the North America CCO at RAPP Worldwide (based in NY), where he helped set and codify the creative vision for the US, and he is also a proud Executive Sponsor of JUNTOS, the LatinX ERG at Omnicom Precision Marketing Group. Prior to RAPP, Moa led W3haus into becoming the most awarded Brazilian independent agency at Cannes Lions 2016. He has won over 160 advertising awards, including 21 Cannes Lions, Cannes Lions Agency of the Year Winner, London International Advertising Awards, One Show, Webby Awards, DMA Echo Awards, Clio Awards, NY Festivals, among many others. However, much more than these awards, he is proud of helping teams and clients to innovate and build successful business cases for their companies, while having a great time with his teams. Moa was also a jury member for some important festivals like Cannes Lions (2017 and 2013), London Awards, New York Festivals, El Ojo, Fiap, Brazilian Creative Club, among others. He was a Keynote Speaker at IAB Now Buenos Aires, Istambul The Cup, Gramado International Advertising Festival. He proudly concluded the Creative Leadership Programme from Berlin School and was selected among Omnicom leaders around the world to attend the Omnicom Senior Management Program at Babson College in Boston.
Alexander is driven to create ideas that establish emotional connections that differentiate clients’ brands from their competitors. As a Nominee for D&AD Young Directors Award he embarked on a 20 years career journey in advertising, design and brand communications across Europe & APAC.
His awards-worthy body of work includes integrated B2B & B2C campaigns for a variety of global brands, ranging from banking & finance, automotive, technology, retail and public sector.
A few of clients involved: Microsoft, Cisco, DBS POSB Bank, Barclays Bank, BNP Paribas, Schroders, Jewel Changi Airport, Exxon Mobil, TATA, BMW, Škoda Auto, Mitsubishi Motors, Toshiba Europe, Akzo Nobel, Lufthansa, Starbucks and Nestlé.
Nate started his career in 2012 at The Agency Inside Harte-Hanks on the social strategy team, managing the Hyundai Veloster’s launch campaign – or, as he describes it – ‘selling cars on Twitter.’
Today, Nate, Creative Director, Founder, and the Palette Group specialize in branded content, commercial production, and experiential/event production for brands domestically and internationally. The agency and roster have worked with Fortune 500 and 100 brands including Netflix, Puma, TED, Foot Locker, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Hyundai, GM: Chevrolet, Google, and more. The team also works with start-ups such as SAXX Underwear, Cora Women, and Ten Percent Happier.
In 2020, he co-founded Allyship & Action, a virtual summit series rooted in reversing systemic racism and discrimination in advertising. He was also named one of Adweek’s “Young & Influential” in 2020.
Kayla is an Associate Creative Director and copywriter born and based in New York. Kayla has worked at agencies across the country like MRY, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, GSD&M, and is currently at Decoded Advertising in NYC. Thus far in her career she’s crafted brand voices and campaigns across categories like airlines, amusement parks, automotive, banking and finance, diet & health, grooming, fashion, hospitality, insurance, labor market, pantry staples, period products, and quick service restaurants—and can’t wait to check off whatever boxes are left. Kayla was named grand prize winner of the CP+B Cookie Competition in 2015, and won’t let it go.
Rico has spend the main part of his career at the independent agency Jung von Matt in Germany where he latest held the position of Executive Creative Director. He developed the international business being responsible for the clients Hyundai, Genesis and Mercedes-Benz among others. With a passion for craft and remarkable visuals his work developed and shaped major brands. He is a member of the ADC Germany and his projects got recognized by over 100 international awards.
Talia is a creative living and working in Cape Town, South Africa. With a background in multimedia design, she has honed her strategic and conceptual ability into the position of Creative Lead: Digital at Have You Heard Marketing, applying her skills to producing digital work founded on smart strategic and creative thinking, delivered through innovative content across channels, mediums and formats
Nico is an Argentinian ECD living in Spain, currently working as an Independent Global Creative Director for agencies and brands in the USA, Europe and Latin America.Throughout his career he has worked in agencies such as Mercado McCann, VMLY&R, among others, for brands like Global Coca-Cola, Ab-Inbev, Netflix, Uber, P&G and Unilever. Nico's work has received multiple awards including New York Festivals, Cannes Lions, Clio, D&AD, The One Show, Círculo de Creativos Argentinos, Ojo de Iberoamérica, FIAP, Effie, etc. In many of these received Gold and Grand Prix. In 2016, Nico and his creative partner (Nico Massimino) were awarded as best copywriter and art director of the year at Círculo de Creativos Argentinos. Outside of advertising, he spends time learning new technologies, investing in crypto and making music.
Rafa is a Creative Art Director born in Rio de Janeiro and passionate about ideas that evoke emotions. The pursuit of ideias that have this power is what drives him through his career. No matter the format, they must cause something.
Throughout his 17 years experience he has worked for clients as Budweiser, Visa, Pinterest, Santander, Samsung, Fiat, Billboard Magazine and was lucky enough to win all the major international awards, including The New York Festivals, Cannes Lions, The One Show, D&AD, Clio, Effie, London Awards, to name a few. Oliveira was part of the creative team that helped Ogilvy Brazil to become the 3rd most awarded agency in Cannes Lions 2015.
Apart from the daily work, Rafa is a weekend-tennis-player-Federer-enthusiast, a scuba diver, an admirer of Yuval Harari's work and a big fan of the 7th art. Recently has written and directed a short film which was part of 15 international film festivals, screened in 9 countries, including a festival in NY sponsored by the Oscars' Academy and another one in Hollywood.
Rafa Oliveira thanks you for your patience in reading this far.
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) and lead FWK to be distinguished in the Ojo de Iberoamérica festival as the best independent agency in Argentina in 2013 and 2015, as he did in the 2014 and 2015 FePi awards.
In the 2014 Clarin awards and the 2015 FICE awards, also being the most awarded agency.
Meanwhile, Rapp was awarded as the most successful agency of the 2017 Echo Latam Awards, agency of the year in the Echo Latam 2018 and nominated as best digital agency of the year in the Jerry Goldenberg 2018. Di Paola, on the other side, was awarded as the best argentine agency of the Echo Latam 2020 and Echo International 2021.
He has been a jury in many festivals, such as the 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.
Jonathan Ong is an award-winning Group Creative Director who leads the creative department at Barbarian.
His diverse career has earned him previous positions in agencies like Havas and 360i, where he’s created campaigns for the famed Dos Equis “The Most Interesting Man In The World”, launched a legendary camera for Canon at the Whitney Museum, created technologically advanced whiskey tastings for Johnnie Walker, helped almost half of Americans consider teen adoption, and cry while at it, and launched an innovative fashion collection for Mucinex, a cold and flu medicine brand, that redefined the category. He’s won numerous accolades from a Gold Effie, Gold at the London International Advertising awards, to shortlists at the Clio Awards and the One Show, The Shorty Awards, Drum Awards and many more.
Most recently, he launched an innovative first-of-its-kind fashion collection for Mucinex that redefined the category, and created a disruptive fragrance launch for Fenty that rethought Google maps to create virtual stores around the world.
He’s also been a judge at The One Club Young Ones competition in 2019 and 2020 and is a judge at the 2022 Webby Awards
Creative Director / Art Director at GUT São Paulo with experience in agencies like Africa, Grey, TBWA and more. Creating for national, regional and global clients, his work has been recognised by major advertising festivals: Cannes Lions, D&AD, The One Show, CLIO, ADC, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Wave Festival. With more than 60 awards from a different range of clients like Mercado Livre, Budweiser, Brahma (AB InBev), ESPN, Kraft Heinz, Telefónica Vivo, Nestlé, MTV & Natura. He believes in ideas that provoke and entertain. Making stuff that can promote some kind of change, be part of pop culture or at least make people smile.
As a founding Partner at The Hook Creative agency, Bayo is largely responsible for the creative output of the agency. He started his career as a talented Art director with an incessant thirst for ideas that win, always.
Prior to The Hook, He spent years honing his skills at DDB Lagos, X3M Ideas Lagos, and Lowe Lintas. He provided leadership in Visual artistry on various accounts: Johnnie Walker, Ciroc, Unilever, DSTV, Nigerian Breweries: Star Lager, Maltina, Supersports, MTN, Etisalat, Interswitch, Hello Tractor, Verve, Diamond Bank, First Bank amongst others.
He believes there is a creative solution to every challenge irrespective of medium, format, or execution.
He led the still ongoing ‘Fear Us’ Campaign to highlight and fill the media spaces with true, authentic, and untold positive impacts stories created by Nigerians globally instead of the negative rhetoric of the outside world. This was Exhibited in Newyork during His Adweek Mentorship stint with Andy Berndt, Founder Google Creative Lab.
If he isn’t caught with his sleeves rolled up in the creative studio or Hanging out with a client, you will catch him making documentary images or with his bike exploring new cities.
Yuhsun Park is an Associated Creative Director of TBWA Media Art Lab Korea, the bespoke agency dedicated to Apple. Park is an expert in customer communication at all touchpoints. Her experience covers all sectors from automotive to telecom, and from finance to beauty.
In a world where most people want to skip advertising, she is motivated by the challenge of working in an industry that forces her to make the work more interesting to engage people.
For over 20 years Gunny has creating advertising campaigns in Korea, Singapore and China. His longest tenure has been at Innocean Worldwide, where he has helped launch and brand numerous automobiles for Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis. “The Message to Space” campaign created the largest tire track image that has been certified by the Guinness Book of World Records.
I’m an Art Director and Graphic Designer from Quito-Ecuador with 20 years of proven experience in concept, art direction and design for 360 strategic marketing initiatives. I've worked with a wide range of delightful, amazing and creative people along the way for some of the best brands: Chevrolet, Domino’s Pizza, Coca-Cola, Red Cross, Nestlé, Pizza Hut, Miller-Coors, Dunkin’, Goya and AT&T. Coffee and music lover currently based in Dallas, as a Senior Art Director.
Abhinay Patil is an artist at heart and an adman by profession.
A graduate of one of India's leading art schools, Sir JJ Institute of Applied Art, Abhinay began his career with Leo Burnett before pursuing his Masters in Advertising from Savannah College of Art and Design in the United States.
He was a guest speaker at Cannes Lions in 2019. With over 10 years of experience before Medulla, Abhinay has worked for agencies like Evolution Bureau, San Francisco, and Grey and Ogilvy in Mumbai.
Abhinay brings with him a wealth of expertise in leadership, bringing insightful simple ideas to life, strategizing, and client engagement. And his diverse portfolio includes his acclaimed work on McDonald's, New Balance, Mumbai Indians, Tata Motors, to name a few.
His work has regularly won him accolades at national and international advertising awards. Advertising is his passion and papercraft is something he holds very dear.
Hello, I'm Martina from Croatia. I started as a Copywriter and 22 years and 5 agencies later, I'm a Creative Director in BBDO Zagreb. Beautiful city, by the way, you should definitely visit - before heading off to our magnificent coast with more than thousand islands. My background is in Marketing & Communications which I find useful for lively discussions with Accounts, Planners and sometimes even Clients. Never gets boring. I can hardly remember all the projects I've worked on, as there were so many. Some of them were awarded at local and regional festivals: a moment of pleasure after chasing deadlines. But I think my colleagues would agree that nothing beats the excitement of finally finding that idea you've been searching for days or even weeks.
I'm looking forward to be the part of NYF Jury this year and I'm excited to see fresh ideas from all over the world.
Juan is an Argentinian-Italian Senior Creative Art Director currently working at McCANN London for global brands such as Microsoft and Xbox.
During his career, he has worked at different agencies such as JWT, Ogilvy & Mather, BBDO and Grey.
His work has been recognised by major festivals around the world including Cannes Lions, Clio, D&AD, The One Show, Eurobest and LIA.
Having 20 years experience in the healthcare market, I have always worked with creativity. Being responsible for the creative team at McCann Health Brasil, I also worked in independent agencies in large communication groups, such as WPP, IPG – Ogilvy Health and 141 Preview. Working with more than 80 brands, I have always sought to raise the standards of communication in both the Brazilian and Latin American markets. Throughout my career, I have built great teams, have expanded businesses, and have created award-winning work. I was elected one of the 4 best creative directors according to Best Ads of the last 12 months, I also had an international recognition in awards such as Epica, The One Show, Communication Arts, Creative Club, NY Festival, LIA and Cannes.
I am challenge-driven, especially having to reconcile motherhood and this vast responsibility, as it makes me feel alive and working with Health Market fills me with an intense sense of purpose.
I like blank sheets.
In 2013 I started my career as copywriter after promising Julián (my son) that I would never write about myself in third-person and that I would work very hard for him.
Since then, I have been awarded and recognized in Young Lions (gold, silver and bronze), Clio Awards, Clio Entertainment, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Luum Awards, Best Ads, Festival Volcán, FIAP, Effie, Cóndor, Archive, Forbes and of course in New York Festivals.
At this moment, I am a Creative Director at McCANN Ecuador and I keep working on each brief as if it were the first, in order to Lianne (my daughter) be proud of me too.
Cora is a Creative Director currently working at The Community Miami.Proudly originally from the North of Spain, her career kicked off in 2011 at Madre, Buenos Aires. After that, she continued evolving as a creative working at agencies in different countries, such as Ogilvy Buenos Aires, Del Campo Saatchi & Saatchi Madrid and The Community Miami. Cora worked on local and international projects for brands like Toyota, Mama Luchetti, HBO, Endesa, Corona, Fios, VW and PETA, among many others. And even if some of them received recognition from the most important advertising festivals, it’s worth to mention that, when she was young enough, she got elected twice to represent a country at Cannes Young Lions. While not working, she likes to ride her bike to the beach, surf and pet her cat. She also has friends.
My name is Haydn Pietrucci, I’m the General Creative Director of Ogilvy Venezuela. With 20 years of experience, I have dedicated myself to creative conceptualization, art direction, graphic design, illustration and photo retouching.
I studied at Central Saint Martins at the University of The Arts London: cartoon, 100 design proyects, high ending creative retoucher and computer game artist & animator. I worked as a retoucher with the photographer Ross Halfin and I have worked as a creative in different advertising agencies in Venezuela: FCB, Publicis, Soho Square Coimbra, RG2 Fire and Ogilvy.
As a freelancer, I have worked as a retoucher, illustrator and graphic designer throughout my professional career and have generated creative works for brands such as Nestlé, Coca-Cola, Polar, Banplus, Revlon, Kraft, Movistar, Ron Santa Teresa, Bridgestone / Firestone, DIRECTV , among other.
My passions are my daugther and draw. My free time I want to spend it playin League of Leyend, listening music and doing MMA.
Caitlyn is an Art Director currently working with Pharma brands to cultivate their stories through new and innovative digital omnichannel ideas. She believes that ideas that challenge the status quo should never be overlooked.
Propelled by her own experiences of navigating the ad industry as a young Black woman, she creates work with purpose that enforces connections beyond the screen.
Alex is a passionate Directors Representative with more than nine years of professional experience. She started out as Directors Representative Assistant at the Hamburg office of Twin Film in 2012 and was later on managing the Directors Department by herself. She joined BLMFILM 6 years later and after three years of scouting, sales and building their directors roster from scratch, she eventually joined Tempomedia in June of 2021. Today Alex is also helping to develop an exclusive photographer roster, while working with award-winning directors and prestigious clients. Her expertise ranges from successfully selling directors on national and international pitch requests, while keeping a cool head in the fastpaced day-to-day business, to developing the directors roster, always adapting to the agency and client needs. Her solid intuition to recognize new trends in the market and to use them advantageously has gained her a broad and diverse network of directors and agencies.
Yusuf Pingar is a multi-award winning global marketer who has led marketing departments and creative agencies at executive leadership level.
In his career spanning over 15 years, Yusuf has worked on many iconic brands including Audi, Harley-Davison, CNBC and Singapore Airlines driving the marketing and communication strategy.
In his current role, Yusuf heads marketing and base management for one of Australia’s largest telecom company TPG Telecom. Having previously led marketing for Global Payments in Australia, Yusuf has also held leadership roles in various WPP agencies.
Yusuf has also been a judge for Australian Marketing Institute Awards for marketing excellence for the last 3 consecutive years.
A tennis and design lover, Yusuf lives in Sydney with his wife and two kids.
Carolina is a senior creative based in São Paulo Brazil, currently working at AKQA.
She started her career in advertising at AlmapBBDO and has been through amazing agencies around the world, such as DDB Sydney and ClemengerBBDO in Australia and Lola Barcelona, in Spain – working on both global and local projects for brands like Volkswagen, McDonalds, Netflix, Mars, Pepsico, P&G and many more.
Christina Pitsinos is a writer and creative director on the American Express account, most recently responsible for creating the Business Chronicles series. Prior to Amex, she’s worked across brands such as Nestle, Starbucks, Listerine (on which she was the global creative lead), Save the Children, Dannon, and more.
Before joining the advertising world, she had a diverse career, doing everything from editorial writing about art and interior design to overseeing branding and messaging for the launch of Starry Internet. She has directed a short documentary about a sperm donor, creative directed a music video for Sofi Tukker, and launched a platform to help at-risk animals escape euthanization.
Christina is most interested in longer-form content, music and docu-style content, and unusual ways to bring insightful messages to life. In her spare time, she likes to read, write, and experiment with making synth music — poorly, and with abandon.
Andrey has been working in advertising since 2013. His career started at Friends Moscow, an independent Russian agency, where he worked his way from a trainee to creative director.
Working with such clients as Google, YOTA, PepsiCo, S7 Airlines, Kaspersky, Yandex, Ferrero Rocher, Airbnb, Baku City Circuit, he managed to win a number of awards at the Cannes Lions, Epica, Eurobest, ADCE, Golden Drum and many other festivals.
In addition to his full-time job at Friends Moscow, he sometimes acts as a Grand / Executive curator at MADS (advertising courses in Russia).
Laura is a Senior Art Director from Germany, currently working at the experience agency Avantgarde.
First things first: Laura started her creative path with a degree in communication design & fashion and a Master of Arts with distinction in London. After her first years working in the creative industry, she left her job in a spatial design agency in the UK and returned to her home-base Munich and classic advertising. After getting her first taste of the agency life, serving clients in the fashion-, lifestyle- and automotive sector, Laura found a new challenge as in-house Design Director for Munich Fabric Start - one of the biggest international fabric trade fairs. Being not only in charge of graphic design, but also designing each and every visitors’ holistic journeys, her passion for creating inspirational experiences grew bigger and bigger.
Opening a new chapter, Laura left the world of fashion and fabrics and moved to creating unique experiences. As a Senior Art Director at Avantgarde, she quickly positioned herself as a multi-faceted creative with the purpose of turning customers into fans and brands into enablers of unforgettable experiences.
I’m a lawyer turned journalist turned strategist turned creative writer. That sounds like an odd journey but trust me, I had to remove my tattoo artist career just to look more legit and less eclectic.
But, from a not-so-odd stand point, I’ve always pursued passions that put people at the heart of what I do.
From wanting to uphold the law, to documenting the truth, to exploring solutions that benefit end users, to finding effective words that bring value into people’s lives.
Today, and almost a decade after I left my last advertising course in Paris, and years spent with Leo Burnett in Beirut racking Lynx and Cannes awards, I’m part of the biggest agency group in the world, leading the creative copy of the UAE’s largest telecom provider.
The joy of it is having a client that sees merit in ideas, imagination, and storytelling - making it a pleasure to go to the office every day.
All that being said, I do spend a crushing majority of my time wondering how life would have looked had I been bit by a radioactive spider, that Tony Stark was my mentor and that I had to fight purple aliens in space.
Hi, I’m Bryant Prince, Associate Creative Director at FCB Chicago. I started out as an art director working at smaller agencies in the DC area before making the move to FCB in 2020 to do my best work for some of the biggest brands.
Throughout my career so far I’ve been able to have a hand in crafting impactful work for a wide range of clients including March of Dimes, Nestle, The Washington Post, and most recently, Groupon.
Creative Director from Propel Manila and a black belt in nerd. With over 14 years in the Ad industry and 40 years of happy eating!
He’s been cooking up digital platforms for Philippine fast food giant: Jollibee as well as it’s subsidiaries: Chowking and Mang Inasal. He’s also handled other giant brands such as Samsung, Starbucks and Uniqlo.
His work focuses on ideas that matter to his brands or food that matters to his belly.
Loves cats and dogs equally.
Omar Qureshi, aka OQ, is a Creative Director at SadaPay, Pakistan, and a MarCom Professional who believes & practices constant innovation, design thinking, and explosive thinking.
Omar unlocked his way to becoming a CD at SadaPay in 2020. Since then, he’s been spearheading a team of Creative Ninjas to take SadaPay’s branding, visual & content design game to the pinnacle in the FinTech industry. With a keen eye for aesthetics & detail, his work is known for its thoughtfulness, precision, and consistency.
With agency & client experiences across a range of industries including chemicals, transport, luxury & publishing, OQ has had the opportunity to work with/on brands such as SWVL, IAL Saatchi & Saatchi, JS Bank, National Foods, and Engro Polymer & Chemicals Limited in various creative domains.
Post 6 in the evening, OQ can be found reading Marty Neumeier, playing squash, or helping 2,300+ creatives & marketers in Pakistan find the best jobs in the market through Pakistan Creatives – A Job Search & Apply Community platform built exclusively for all-creatives.
Marcelo Ramirez is a Creative Director at Johannes Leonardo. In his 15 plus years in the industry, Marcelo has worked on pretty much everything, ranging from automotive to CPG to fashion to booze. He’s been acknowledged by the industry’s top award shows—Cannes Grand Prix (twice), One Show, D&AD, Clios, They Andys, Effies, and others. As a Paraguayan, he’s confident in two things. 1. Flour empanadas always beat corn empanadas. 2. He’s likely the only Paraguayan you’ll ever know or meet. When Marcelo’s not making “ads,” he enjoys spending time with his wife and newborn, their two dogs—Pat Riley and Manolo—and talking about all the podcasts he listens to…to whomever will listen.
Originally from Wales, Phill Rees is a Design Director for Landor & Fitch in its NYC office where he leads the design team to create bold, innovative, and strategic creative, aimed at disrupting the category. Phill’s multi-disciplinary approach to design sees him work across many aspects of design, including traditional graphic design, illustration, environmental design, experiential design, and digital media to create thoughtful work that answers each challenge in a unique way. Always looking to expand his design skills, his award-winning work has most recently been recognized in GDUSA’s 2020 people to watch as well being awarded a place in the 2021 Retail Touchpoints 40 under 40 awards.
Having spent the last 10 years in NYC, Phill’s prior experience has seen him work in Mumbai and London in many internationally recognized design agencies, gaining many cultural inspiration and experiences along the way. Across his 15 years of experience his work has helped transform many iconic brands including, Hilton, Jaguar, Vodafone, Coca-Cola, S&P, Macerich and many more. His projects have won many awards including multiple gold and silver awards at the Transform Awards.
Outside of design Phill spends his time searching for inspiration in art galleries, finding the latest live music, experiencing the latest restaurants and bars NYC has to offer and getting to travel the world as much as possible where his passion for photography comes to life.
Hi. I'm Felipe Revite, a senior creative that works in advertsing for 10 years. In this period of time, we were able to create a long list of campaigns for great agencies, such as Wieden+Kennedy, DDB Brasil and David The Agency, where I'm currently are right now. Speaking of that, I'm really think you can have nice ideas everywhere, ad agency, a global company or even at a small bakery.
Luis Felipe Rios is a bilingual creative from Perú, currently working at VMLY&R Lima while studying a Masters in the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona. Luis started his career at JWT Lima where he worked for national and international brands like Ford, Laive and Nestlé. His work has been recognized at Cannes, New York Festivals, FIAP, Ad Star, and other national and international awards. In his free time, Luis practices Recurve Archery and Basketball. He also loves taking pictures in the streets and every new place he visits.
Adrián was born in Buenos Aires and, when he finished high school, he had to face a tough future decision: football or advertising. Luckily for the football scene, he leaned towards the second option.
During all these years, Adrián has worked for brands such as Vodafone, Iberia Airlines, Opel, BeIn Sports, Endesa, Jeep, Movistar, P&G, Danone and Lay’s. He has also been a judge in some of the most important advertising festivals, such as El Ojo de Iberoamérica, JC Decaux or Club de Creativos de España. In the little free time he has left, he’s a teacher at Brother Madrid Creative School, selected as the best school in the world at Cannes Lions 2021.
A lot of the work Adrián has done throughout his career has been awarded in world-famous festivals such as Cannes Lions, London International Awards, Eurobest, Clio Awards, FIAP, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, El Sol, the EFI Awards or Club de Creativos de España. But, without any doubt, the two main awards in his life are called Irene and Ramiro, his daughter and son.
Ivan Rivera is a renowned Colombian Creative Copywriter who works as ACD in DDB Chicago for Skittles, Starburst, Twix, Miller Lite, and Coors Light.He gained notoriety performing as ECD For Coca-Cola Latin Center Business and Andean Region on Ogilvy Colombia and creating iconic work for the brand as the "Coca-Cola Ice Bottle" and "The Magic Bow Bottle." Years later, he moved to San Francisco (US) and worked in Pereira O'Dell - New York and San Francisco - for Corona, Stella Artois, Adobe, Mini. Ivan's work has been constantly recognized during his career in the major Creativity Festivals worldwide as D&AD, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, Clio, El Sol, One Show, London Festival, and Cannes Lions: - Including an Innovation Grand Prix-
Gina Roberts hails from Buffalo, New York, attended college at Miami University in Ohio, learned about advertising at the Creative Circus in Atlanta, burned the midnight oil interning at Crispin Porter & Bogusky, married her favorite art director while working at The Richards Group in Dallas, and is now a proud mother and Creative Director at VMLY&R.
Nicolás Romanó was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and currently lives in São Paulo, Brazil.
He has worked in Buenos Aires, Lima, New York and Rio de Janeiro, developing iconic campaigns for brands such Amstel, Coca-Cola, Cusqueña beer, Entel, Google, Inca Kola, Johnson & Johnson, KitKat, LG, Listerine, Movistar, Nescafé, Netflix, Pilsen beer, Powerade, Sodimac, Sprite, Tylenol, Warner and YouTube among others.
His work has been awarded at major world festivals such as Cannes Lions (Grand Prix), NYF, D&AD, One Show, Clio, LIA, Effie (Grand Effie), El Sol (GP), El Ojo (GP), FIAP, Epica, Facebook, YouTube, IAB, Webby and at local festivals of Argentina, Brazil and Peru.
Generating award winning campaigns for FCB Health, New York, Deepika has 15 years of experience in the healthcare advertising industry. Coming from the fast-paced world of editorial design at companies like Condé Nast, Deepika has illustrated for the New Yorker, designed for Women's Wear Daily, W Magazine, and the Guggenheim Museum, and has a master’s degree in Communication Design from Pratt Institute. Originally from India, Deepika began her career in consumer advertising at Leo Burnett, Delhi. Her artwork is exhibited at the NY State Capitol and with collectors in Europe, the United States, and India.
Michael’s empathetic nature drive him to be an exceptional team leader—one who leads from the heart. Doing so has found him great success driving expansion of brands, teams, and award-winning campaigns.
Currently a Creative Director at Fingerpaint, Michael has spent most of his career in healthcare. Where others see a space full of restrictions and constraints, he sees a field ripe with potential. Michael continually pushes creative boundaries and finds new ways to connect with consumers and healthcare practitioners, prioritizing craft and disruptive work along the way.
He brings almost 2 decades of experience in both global and US markets partnering with companies that produce billion-dollar blockbusters to the small startups creating medicine for ultra-rare diseases. No matter the client or the budget, Michael strives to instill authenticity and storytelling into every project. The healthcare space has also provided a tremendous amount of philanthropic opportunities to produce work that drives change and truly makes a positive difference.
Mike Russo graduated from Full Sail University with a B.S. in Digital Media and Design. Throughout his 8 years in the industry Mike has had the opportunity to shape his craft in a variety of different industries including product, media, film, and commercial. Before B&T, Mike was at Forbes Media where he spent two years leading design and animation for all of the brand’s video content, ultimately earning a New York Emmy Award for the Forbes “30 Under 30” documentary series. Prior to Forbes, Mike worked for Thrillist Media Group, Grovo Inc, and Eyeview Digital.
In 2022, Mike’s role at B&T began to shift, opening new doors. He now serves as a project lead where he is able to work directly with clients, lead teams, and foster growth in younger creatives while staying true to his craft and maintaining a high standard of design and animation.
Mike’s personal work has been featured in Stash Media, Motionographer, and Wine after Coffee.
Oscar is a Mexican copywriter, creative, and tech fan living in Brazil. As a young man passionate about innovation, his ideas have the characteristic of having new technologies for the benefit of society. Some awards obtained in Latin American festivals such as the Ojo de Iberoamerica and shortlist in Cannes Future Lions have opened the doors to work in Germany, Mexico, and Brazil, and also being part of creative teams in charge of advertising of travel and technology brands in the entire American continent.
Graduating with a Degree in Communications Design, Leigh-Anne Salonika is the Founder of the creative hub called OnlyKind™️. She has worked across the creative, strategic, new business and relationship management disciplines within the creative industry gaining an eclectic mix of skills. Her drive to push the boundaries of creativity for clients has resulted in recognition at local and international award shows including Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Loeries etc..Driven by a need to deliver impactful work, she vowed to redesign the standard of creativity in order to create value for partners, teams, the people it's intended to move; and the planet. Her experience includes working across a multitude of industries including, Infrastructure & Mining, Financial Services, Travel & Tourism, NGO’s, Retail, Telecommunications, Health Care amongst others. While it is this experience that has enabled her to partner with blue chip and international clients in OnlyKind™️ it is her sense of humor, ability to inspire people and partners to do more; that make her a force for positive change.
Known by his peers as a “planning head with a creative heart”, Shehan Samarasinha holds the position of Chief Strategy Officer at Triad. Shehan has contributed to several industry milestones being the first to be awarded “South Asia Strategic/Brand Planner of the Year” in 2020, “South Asia Young Achiever of the Year - Finalist” in 2019 and the only Sri Lankan to be selected for the APAC Chapter of the ANA/Cannes Lions Global CMO Growth Council. In the past 2 years Shehan has achieved 22 international awards including 1 Best of Show, 8 Gold, 7 Silver and 6 Bronzes. Shehan is also a holder of an MSc. in Strategic Marketing from Cardiff Metropolitan University, a BSc. in Business from the London School of Economics and an avid proponent of Decision Science and Behavioural Economics.
Axel Schilling currently works as Executive Creative Director for the digital creative agency La Red.
Previously, he worked at various agencies, creating a number of internationally award-winning campaigns for clients in a wide range of industries.
His professional background includes Grabarz & Partner, Serviceplan, Scholz & Friends and Jung von Matt in Germany. He has worked and in some cases still works for clients such as Volkswagen, Zalando, Mercedes Benz, Siemens or Jägermeister.
Art director, graduated in the College of Fine Arts the Guayaquil, and higher studies in Graphic Design and Advertising in Argentina. With 15 years of experience in advertising agencies such as: JWT, GREY, DDB, IKONOZÚ COLOMBIA, MULLEN LOWE DELTA handling national and international accounts. My creative portfolio includes awards and finalists at national and international festivals such as Condor de Oro, Effie awards, Caribe Festival, El Sol de Bilbao, WINA, Lux awards, having publications in one of the most prestigious magazine advertising luerzers archive and Adobe Awards.
Today, I'm an Art Director at in Scholz & Friends Berlin. I'm Brazilian but today I'm living in Germany. In Brazil, I’ve also worked at Africa, Dojo, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Grey and Publicis. I’m passionate about awards, idea, design, letterings, 3D and motion. Also, I love helping young creatives to get their big shot, as so many once did for me. I was also a jury member in creative competitions and I already won some awards.
Kyung-jong Seo is a creative director and a co-founder of the creative agency On-Board Group based in Seoul. He started his career as an account executive and has more than 20 years professional experience as an advertiser, working with various clients across a range of industries from aviation, automobile, telecommunication, and home appliances.
He is an expert in convergence creative that combines the emerging technologies and art with the essential values of the brand, such as world first offline-based AR art gallery using 5G technology, human language learning model using artificial intelligence deep learning technology, and virtual gallery using Unity engine.
He was a lead director of Korea Tourism Organization's 'Feel the Rhythm of Korea' campaign that promotes Korean tourism with Korean modern traditional dance and music. The series of showcase video clips recorded over 600 million views online and the dance team who featured in the campaign also participated in 'Higher Power', the music video by the band Coldplay.
Starting his advertising career at Cheil World Wide as a Director in film production, he is currently the head of MartiniShot, an agency offering creative solutions. He is also now an active member of the Korea Commercial Film Union. Throughout his 30+ years of career, he has directed more than 600 works and has won multiple awards, including Korean Prime Minister Award, KAA, IBA, Clio, NY Festival, Cannes Lions, SCF. He was also one of the top directors who has been involved in the Daegu IAAF World Championships, Yeosu World Expo, Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and more.
He believes that as extraordinary evolutions happen, creatives should be on top of their games by being ahead of the trends. As much as the pandemic has caused chaos around the world, he believes that it could be reinterpreted as a signal for creatives to start a new chapter.
A product of many different perspectives, Kinal Shah found her passion for storytelling and brand building by letting curiosity lead the way.
After spending several years in advertising across various industry verticals from tech, CPG, retail to media, Kinal is now the Global Head of Brand Marketing and Creative at Bloomberg Media. In her current role, Kinal is responsible for brand strategy, integrated marketing and creative development across Bloomberg's consumer products. She has led the launch and growth strategy for Bloomberg Quicktake, a global news network, as well as brand transformation for the Bloomberg News subscription business. Kinal brings a customer-first approach to marketing and is very passionate about driving commerce through meaningful brand interactions.
When she isn't thinking about creative and impactful marketing campaigns she's obsessing over her fur babies, Monty and Barley, her unhealthy love for all things Bollywood, experimenting with new recipes or exploring Brooklyn with her partner.
Mitra works at her eponymous brand design boutique in Tehran. She usually starts her brand design projects with writing a story for each brand and the whole design and copy concept derives from the heart of this story.
She graduated from Tehran University ‘The College of Fine Arts’ in Graphic Design and moved to London to study ‘Typographic Design & Graphic Communication’ at London College of Communication. Later, she obtained a postgraduate degree in ‘Mass Communication/Media Studies’ from University of Leicester. In recent years she has lectured at the University of Tehran ‘The College of Fine Arts’ and Vije School of Visual Communications.
She Started professional branding experience in 1998 in London and since then has worked on various design projects for international brands. In 2011, she moved back to Iran, and handled large-scaled branding design projects for local clients.
Mitra has Participated in jury panels and lectured as the guest speaker in events such as TEDx Tehran, Iranian Designers Conference and Ads Talk. Her work has been awarded in festivals such as New York Ferstivals and Gerety.
Ujjwal Shakya is the Managing Director of Lemon, the largest brand activation and experiential marketing agency in Nepal. He is one of the top activation leaders in the country who has done some of the largest experiential marketing campaign in the region.
He was awarded with the “Leadership Award 2017” from the Rural Marketing Association of India (RMAI) recognizing his work for brands across the width & depth of the country which includes many of the first of its kind rural marketing initiatives. His agency Lemon has won the maximum International awards for Nepal in the region.
He has worked extensively on building brands in Nepal, which vary from Telecom to FMCG to Automotive or Social Behavior Change Communication. His strong footprints in Rural Nepal have always proved success for the brands he handled. His agency is currently working with some of the largest brands in the world which includes Axiata Ncell, Unilever, Samsung & others.
Born in Madrid Spain, started ilustration and graphic design in Different studios in Madrid, but quickly jumped to art direction in an Ad agency called Remo. from there he jumped to the most inspiring creative independent agency in Spain back in 2009, Shackleton, where he learned from what he still nowadays consider the most talented group of creatives ever. He moves to Milan in 2014 to work in the Coca-Cola central easter Europe hub in McCann Italy. As a CD worked for global clients like Unilever, Loreal or MSC cruises. And Jumped to Publicis Italy in 2020 as Global CD to make global work for Heineken and Dies
A commercial artist by qualification, I have constantly tried my hand at every single nuance of the advertising trade right from design to copy. Starting with communication design for pharma clients and then diversifying to ‘fashion’ and social media before coming back to pharma, I believe my career graph has come a full circle. Working as a Creative Director at a healthcare specialist agency I need to get involved right from the client briefing, the strategy and also need to understand medical aspects and accordingly, suggest communication solutions that find a role for the brand in the consumer’s life and not just hard sell it.
I follow a simple approach for developing effective communication – ask the right questions, decide on the core message, and then think of the best possible solution to address the communication challenge to drive a behavioural change. The key factor after this process, the one that is equally exciting for me, is choosing a media (can be an existing media or needs to be innovated) that will do complete justice to bring alive the message.
After more than twenty years of work experience in this industry I can probably say that it has turned me more into a quasi-doctor who is exploring new avenues of communication. At Medulla, I try to look at each brief from different perspectives till I get an appropriate creative leap and that’s the approach I try inculcate in my team too.
Louise Signard is a French Brazilian Art Director currently based in London, UK.
Across different markets, Louise has worked with local, national and international clients such as Boots, Diageo, Nissan, Mastercard, Danone, Colgate, Huggies, Tuborg, Unilever, Coca-Cola amongst many others.
Along with her partner Júlia, her creative work has been recognised by Cannes Lions, Clio, The One Show, and Caples, among many other industry award shows.
Tracy is an Associate Creative Director with 6 years of advertising experience, currently writing
at FCB Chicago. She kicked off her career at Miami Ad School before honing her skills at Pereira O’Dell in San Francisco and EnergyBBDO in Chicago. Her work has been awarded by The Clios, The One Show, New York Festivals, and Cannes Lions.
Tracy specializes in broadcast but has a soft spot for long copy print. When she’s not pitching, concepting, or selling, she’s writing comedy pieces for PointsinCase, The Belladonna Comedy, and Slackjaw.
Mara is a senior copywriter in Chicago. After finishing a degree in journalism, she turned to advertising and never looked back. Today, you can find her at FCB. With 4 years of experience under her belt, she likes to believe she’s just getting started. She’s passionate about stories that surprise us, solutions that feel simple, and pool games that she wins.
Kristina Snyder is the Founder and CEO of SNYDER, a dynamic and diverse artist representation and creative production agency with offices in the US and the UK.
SNYDER represents illustrators, animators and visual artists from around the world and is women-owned.
Working as an artist agent since 2002, Kristina’s career has meandered through the creative communities in New York since her move from her hometown Stockholm, Sweden. She has founded three successful companies in the past, and a strong belief in the power of creativity is at the core of her personal life as well as the foundation for her entrepreneurial pursuits.
Gui Souza was born in beautiful Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and grew up in the far away coastal town of Recife where he went to college for advertising and became a copywriter. After school, he moved to Argentina, where he worked at Del Campo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi and Madre Buenos Aires. He then moved back to Brazil to join Wieden + Kennedy Sao Paulo for two years before finding his way to Wieden + Kennedy Portland, where has been a copywriter for Nike since 2016.
Wow, you’re actually reading this – even though it’s long copy? Great.
I’m Andreas, a Berlin-based concept© creative. Throughout my seven years in advertising I’ve worked at agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett, and Heimat Berlin – for brands like McDonald’s, Samsung, Toyota, and Jeep, just to name a few. Currently I'm working at la red mainly for Jägermeister. Over the years I’ve received some awards but the experience gained on how to do things right is far more important to me. I still believe that advertising has the power to change society for the better by not reproducing but challenging stereotypes and pushing boundaries #hugetopic. Thanks, if you are still with me. That’s it for now.
A creative thinker, photographer and entrepreneur with over a dozen years of experience in the advertising industry. I've collaborated with well-known household names worldwide such as OneWG DDB, M&C Saatchi, BBDO Proximity and Havas, covering a variety of sectors, segments and niches. From winning global pitches to assisting startups, I've created campaigns that keep companies like Bacardi, Jaguar, Mondelez, RBS Bank, Scholl and The Economist at the top of their game. Since 2020, I've been developing Brand Strategy and B2B campaigns at Possible Worldwide—a marketing company I co-founded in London.
With over 20 years of advertising experience, Ryan has worked on international award winning brand campaigns for McDonald’s, Michelin and Diageo as well as DM and digital campaigns for Westpac, ANZ, General Motors & Cadbury Schweppes.
Ryan has been with CX Lavender for over 9 years, leading the creative team to deliver creative solutions across multiple global markets. Ryan’s experience as a creative leader has also extended to brands such as Bupa, nbn, Ikea and EB Games, delivering creative CX, loyalty and DM solutions that run seamlessly across all channels.
Sven Stuckenschmidt is a multiple award-winning designer in the fields of brand strategy & positioning, corporate identity & corporate design, spatial branding as well as editorial and packaging design. Since graduating, he has worked first as a freelancer and later in senior positions for well-known agencies.
In his work, he thinks holistically and pays attention to detail, likes to break new ground and dive deep - to create real added value for clients. All with trust and respect and a lot of fun.
For SLYHEALTH, Sven works with clients who are implementing some of the most significant and innovative projects in healthcare today.
Valentina Sulbarán is a Venezuelan-born Creative Director living in the US. Inclusive and diverse work has been a passion of hers, so much that about a decade ago, she pivoted her career to a global approach. Going from strictly multicultural advertising, into working for different markets, in multiple languages and embracing universal insights. Valentina continuously pushes against minorities misconceptions and race-bias work, starting with data-informed strategies followed by effective creativity.
She's delivered on hardworking campaigns for Nike Empower, Amazon Music Global, AT&T, P&G incubator brands and big box retailers such as Target. The effectiveness of her work, and her holistic approach to representation, are a true testament of our collective responsibility to turn advertisers into critical agents of change.
Laura is an internationally awarded copywriter and creative. She works at the Helsinki agency of the NORD DDB network, drawing on nearly 15 years of marketing experience to create concepts and campaigns that marry strategy with creativity. In addition to her merits in marketing and advertising, Laura is a former start-up board member as well as a published author.
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.
Vlad is an Art Director who thinks a short bio sounds more fancy when it’s written in third person.
He entered the advertising road via Miami Ad School. He stayed on that road at Jung von Matt SAGA, BBDO Berlin and currently at Jung von Matt Havel.
Vlad picked some national and international awards on this road. He keeps some at home on a bookshelf in between a defective apple shaped timer and a humidifier he got from his mom.
He can catch a fly with his hands without killing it.
Vlad likes lots of things. But if he would have to name one it would be snacks. Or small lakes.
But he likes snacks better. If he ever leaves the advertising road, he would like to make a career as a snack reviewer.
A creative with over 15 years of experience, working in agencies in Brazil and Portugal creating award-winning campaigns mostly for Burger King, but also for brands like LG, São Paulo FC, Patagonia Beer, and many NGOs.
During the Pandemic, Bernardo created ‘My Link is Your’ (with two creatives and one developer). It was 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 - his side-project for side projects - developing projects for Brazilian brands like Cerveza Patagonia, ZX Ventures (an Ab InBev start up), and some non-alcoholic & premium beverages. Bernardo Tavares has been a juror on some of the most prestigious international festivals in the world, including now The NY Festivals.
Jess to her friends, Jessica when she’s in trouble and That Angry Girl Rapping In The Kia to Sydney’s commuters, JT has climbed to the role of Creative Director and onto the Leadership Team at The Hallway in a dizzyingly short amount of time because of her uniquely creative perspective, her commitment to client relationships and her deep understanding of the bonds between creative and strategy. She’s worked on major campaigns for Google, ANZ, Foxtel, Streamotion, Dexus, Disney, Medibank, Tourism Fiji, PepsiCo and Cathay Pacific, and has a mosaic of eclectic creative experiences to reference: degrees in Fine Arts, Event Management and a Masters of Advertising, a copywriting business, a catalogue of curated art exhibitions, side hustles in poetry and fashion design… and a coffee table book about t-shirts.
Brit’s focus is to bring innovative storytelling to the intersection of health and creativity. He has led teams of creative trailblazers at Klick Health, The Bloc, and Marina Maher Communications across the disciplines of art, copy, motion, UX and creative technology, driving upstream collaboration and excellence in craft and content. His core passions are to develop the next generation of storytellers and deliver award- and market-winning creative ideas to his clients. Whether he’s amplifying patient stories in an ultra-rare disease, or getting physicians to think differently about cardiovascular risk, he puts creativity to work to improve healthy behavior. Brit’s work has been awarded by Clio Health, The Creative Floor, Modern Healthcare, DTC Nationals, MM&M, and The Mannys, and he has been named a DTC Nationals Vanguard award recipient and a PM360 Elite Creative Director. He has also served on juries for New York Festivals International Advertising Awards, Art Directors Club, the MANNYs, The Creative Floor, and The Global Awards.
I am a publicist, art director and photographer. I have more than 14 years of experience in the advertising field, I have worked in important agencies in the city of Bogotá-Colombia being one of the last Sancho BBDO, in the course of my career I have had the opportunity to receive some recognitions at festivals such as Cannes Lions, FIAP, Ojo de Iberoamérica. In the same way, I have had the opportunity to work with brands such as Absolut Vodka, Chevrolet, Huawei, Visa Latinoamérica, 7UP, Pepsi, H2O, Avianca Airline, , El Tiempo Newspaper, Caracol Radio, Banco AV Villas among many more.
My name is Hernando Torres. I am an illustrator and art director at Wunderman Thompson. I am 32 years old, I started working in advertising since I was 24 years old and that has led me to pass By different agencies such as Sancho bddo, publicis, the juju. I am very passionate about creativity in all its splendor from illustration, architecture or plastic arts, for me being on the jury is a very big challenge and an event that will enrich my career much more.
Dorottya was one of 8 people who were granted admission to Hungary’s first novel copywriter course. In her first year as an agency creative, she won the national Cannes Young Lions preselection and went on to represent her country at the festival. Three years later she returned to Cannes Lions in the main competition with prints for McDonald’s, which earned global exposure thanks to prominent coverage from Adweek. She joined DDB Budapest in 2017, and has been producing internationally awarded ideas ever since. Her work has been recognised at Cannes Lions, London International Awards, New York Festivals, Golden Drum, and Epica. In 2021, she has been selected as a mentee in LIA’s prestigious Creative LIAisons programme.
Bruno Trad is a Brazilian Creative Director with over 14 years of experience in the advertising industry. Currently working at Alma DDB Miami.
During this time, he has worked for big brands such as Pepsi, McDonald’s, Coors Light, Miller Lite, Johnson’s, Santander among others. Bruno’s work has been recognized in the most respected advertising festivals around the world, including Cannes Lions, One Show, D&AD, Clio Festivals, NY Festivals, London Awards, etc.
12 years professional experience in marketing, media and journalism. Magister degree in international economic relations.
A long-time employee in a construction company, Zhanna found her passion in cgi and advertising, where she can apply all the skillset she gathered for the years of practice. Alongside her main work, Zhanna is responsible for the development of digital art and cgi educational courses. Speaks English, Spanish, Russian and German. Jury member of Motion Design Awards.
Born in Quito, Ecuador, David Trujillo is the Design Director at Wieden+Kennedy, Portland, with 12 years of experience in design and art direction for clients like VISA, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Fisher-price and Old Spice, and more.
David specializes in visual communications and cross-culture design thinking. He’s responsible for developing campaigns delivered with a distinct point of view and at the service of specific client goals. David’s goal is to create new ventures utilizing non-traditional mediums that can unlock competitive opportunities for brands. His work has been recognized by design and culture publications like Communication Arts, GQ, and SNL and his work has been awarded by The Cannes Lions Awards, The Webbys, and D&AD Pencils.
In his free time, David uses the power of design to help solve current community needs. In 2020, David teamed up with a Portland trauma Doctor and they launched an isolation gown alternative to benefit and protect health care workers fighting in the frontlines of the COVID pandemic and amidst critical PPE shortages. The project was fully funded and helped Oregon healthcare workers stay alive. And in 2021, David flipped a dormant performance venue in Reno, NV, and relaunched it as The Theatre as a new creative platform to benefit local performers who were impacted by the global pandemic. David lives in Portland, OR, and spends his days exploring his photographic diary on Instagram, sharing a meal with friends, and pushing his strength training with his coach.
With more than 13 years of experience at top agencies in Thailand like TBWA, McCann Worldgroup and Ogilvy & Mather, Kanon has been on Thai advertising industry spotlight since he was a art director as he was a representative contestant to compete for 2 major young creative competitions –Adfest 2011’s Young Lotus and Cannes Lions 2014’s Young Lion.
Now that he is currently a Creative Director at Rabbit’s Tale, a local independent agency who believes in effective creativity, Kanon is restlessly pursuing his own approach of creativity to deliver high effectiveness for clients through brand and marketing communication, the same approach that led most of his projects to win medals from renowned award shows such as Cannes Lions, D&AD, New York Festival Advertising Awards and many more.
I am a Creative Director at Wunderman Thompson Argentina. Although I come from Spain where I graduated in Advertising and Public Relations, in 2013 I arrived in Argentina to do a one-year course on a Creative School Then, my career started here in Buenos Aires as an art director. In 2018, I was a finalist on Young Lions Argentina and in 2019 I became the winner. In these 8 years in Argentina I have worked in agencies like HOY Buenos Aires (Havas Worldwide), BBDO Argentina and, nowadays, Wunderman Thompson for well-known brands such as Netflix, Starbucks, Peugeot, Citroën, LG, Cabify or Avon.
Ignacio Varela (a.k.a VARE) is an independent Uruguayan graphic designer who divides his worklife between freelance projects and creative campaigns with advertisement agencies.
Nowadays, VARE is part of Plutón, an independent agency that works with well known Uruguayan and International companies, such as Dr. Selby, Danone and Unilever. Plutón has recently become one of the top three agencies in Uruguay. It has been recognized for its creative campaigns and has also won several awards.
VARE has a Degree in Graphic Design from ORT University (Uruguay). He also studied Media, Arts and Design at TAMK University (Finland) and has participate of Graphic Design seminars at University of Salamanca (Spain).
Also has been part of some exhibitions during the 2020 with his international project: “What is a tree other than freedom?” tackling the problem of immoderate clearcutting in Finnish forests.
I started as a junior copywriter at Sino Porto and then moved to Lisbon and worked for TBWA Lisbon, BBDO Portugal and MSTF Partners. Finally, I joined Havas, where I am currently Creative Director. In my career I worked with the major Portuguese brands and was awarded at the main creativity festivals such as Cannes, New York Festival, Epica, Eurobest, London Advertising Festival, CCP (Portuguese Creative Club).
Independent Creative Director from Moscow.
During 12 years of his career in advertising, he was honored to work with great minds and brands (Nike, Mitsubishi, Zewa, MARS, Mail.ru Group, and Yandex).
For the last six years, he has led the creative departments at local creative studios (REDKEDS and RODNYA Creative PR Studio). His projects were recognized at different local and global advertising festivals such as Effies, ADCE, Webby Awards, FWA, White Square.
Also, he is a lecturer at Moscow-based advertising school MADS.
Beginning in 1988, Akae’s creative potential burgeoned in performing arts. After 5 years dedication, he made the economic decision to switch his career path to advertising and became an art designer and then copywriter. In 2002 he was promoted to ECD for David Advertising (The second agency of Ogilvy & Mather Taiwan), leading David in next 10 years to become one of the top 3 creative advertising firms in Taiwan, and consistent winner of prestigious advertising awards in league with Ogilvy and ADK.
In 2010 his work at Publicis China allowed his talents to shine in the greater China market leading to the win of Tencent as a client plus 2-year service contract. Later, his talents were sought out by Tencent with an offer to become Chief ECD for Branding and PR Division. His dedication to his career brought Tencent more than 80 global advertising awards in 5 years. His future creativity direction will focus on AI applications in the healthcare industry, IP cultural and creative industries as well as social responsibility for Tencent as a brand.
Writing is his favorite pastime with 4 books and 5 plays published. One of his books, A Cachalot on a Train, was awarded the silver medal of the Best Book Design from all over the World: International Competition 2013 held In Leipzig.
20 years in the ad game and Aviv's still smiling. Yup, even with a mask on. Ever the optimist, technophile and creative, with a penchant for baseball hats and digital, Aviv's a firm believer there's no problem creativity can't solve. From his humble beginnings at some of the finest ad agencies in Miami, Chicago, San Francisco, New York, London and his beloved hometown of Joburg, South Africa to forming his own creative consultancy in 2014, then catching the eye of Facebook where, for the past 6 years he’s been leading their creative division for Africa as Head of Creative Shop at Meta, Aviv lives to turn on the lights and help people believe in the beauty and power of digital creativity.
Brent is an award-winning Creative Director who leads a team of writers, art directors and designers. He’s overseen multi-year campaigns for Samsung and Ad Council in his time at Barbarian. He’s also worked on many one-hit wonders — like helping put Joe Biden in the White House in the 2020 election via the lovable Votey McVoterson.
Before joining Barbarian, Brent criss-crossed the advertising world — working at agencies like CP+B, Deutsch and MRY. Along the way, he helped repackage Chocolate Milk as a post-sports beverage, launched mobile games for Google Play and created campaigns for Visa, Burger King, Vail Resorts, Outback Steakhouse and more.
ZHOU Wen Jun is global awards judge and well known designer. he has more than 20 years professional experience at the creative and design industry. He insisted design philosophy on: "Everything is Design, Design for Everything! Better Design equals Better Life, Better Quality & Better Business ".
ZHOU Wen Jun is Cubes Awarded Member of New York the Art Directors Club (ADC). Pencils Awarded Member of New York The One Club. Member of The Architectural League New York. Gold awarded Member of the China Artists Association. Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS, New York)...
Zhou graduated from the School of Architecture and School of Design, with Master’s degree, at China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). China’s most prestigious and Top 1 renowned art & design academy.
Zhou's work has earned a plethora of well known international awards & honors, (Dozens of times) mainly including:
New York Art Directors Club Cube (USA), One Show Design Pencil (USA), Red Dot (DE), Cannes Lions (FR), Tokyo Type Directors Club Awards (JP), HKDA global design awards (HK), IPA International Photography Awards (USA), IDA International Design Awards (USA), DFA Design For Asia Awards (HK), A' Design Awards (IT), JTA Japan Typography Association Awards (JP), GRAPHIS Awards (CH+USA), China National Art Exhibition highest prize (CN), Chinese Fine Art Awards (CN) and others. Zhou's work has been published and exhibited globally. such as: United States, Japan, Germany, British, Italy, Netherland, Brazil, China, South Africa, India, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Singapore, Austria, Chile, South Korea, Slovenia, Thailand, Argentina, France and Switzerland.
ZHOU has been invited to Europe, Asia and America as Final Judge (60+ times)
for many International renowned ( Design / Creative / Architecture / Advertising / Hospitality / Interior / Property / Digital / Package / Website / Internet / Product ...) Awards, such as: Judge at
Architizer A+ Awards (Architecture/Product) (USA), CRESTA Awards (UK), New York Festivals Advertising Awards (USA), AMP Architecture Master Prize (USA), DNA Paris Design Awards (FR), Webby Awards (Internet's highest) (USA), Anthem Awards(USA), CSS Design Awards (Best Websites) (USA), DDA Digital Design Award (IT), VEGA Digital Award (USA+MY), K-Design Award (KR), SIT Furniture Design Awards (USA+CH), BLT Built Design Awards (USA), LOOP Design Awards (ES), TITAN Property Awards (USA), Outdoor Design Award (KR), MUSE Design Awards (USA), MUSE Creative Awards (CA+MY), MUSE Photography Awards (USA), C2A Award (USA), VERTEX Awards (USA), A' Design Awards (Integrated) (IT), CIA Creativity International Awards (USA), Dieline Awards (Best package) (USA), International Property Awards (UK), SPARK Architecture & Design Awards (USA) ...
Stefanie Wende is a German based conceptual art director with more than five years' experience working across European and global clients including Unilever, Porsche brand and Porsche Motorsports. Her campaign highlights include launching Porsche's Formula E team into the sport in 2019 - with its defining Start from Zero positioning - and helping set the course for its brand presence as it's evolved over the past three years.
Her conceptual mind and photographic eye ensures her work is executed at the highest level and is designed for whatever channel it lives on, whether that's a billboard, social, film or the side of a car strapped to a battery going 280km/h.
Her experience at Proximity, with more than 34 different nationalities and a wide variety of capabilities, has given her a deep understanding of what's needed to make great modern advertising campaigns: a deep commitment to craft, an understanding of the specialisms that are needed to execute, and a dedication to openness collaboration and positivity.
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. Apart from that, I also like Japanese cartoons (Animes), beer, playing video games, online games, running, working out, Jiujitsu, watching YouTube channels (games, vlogs, people with craft skills, street food, inventors, comic books) and a lot of different activities.
Gavin Whitfield is a copywriter and creative director with nearly 20years of local and international experience working in some of the industry's best agencies on some of the world's most iconic brands.
Over the course of his career, he has created successful campaigns for clients including Guinness, Reebok, Volkswagen, and Scouts, earning accolades from industry award shows like Cannes Lions, Clios, and New York Festivals.
Currently, he is the Executive Creative Director at Leagas Delaney in South Africa.
Brian is an EVP, Group Creative Director at 21GRAMS New York.
He has over 20 years of experience working with the brightest in the advertising world at agencies including McCann, BBDO, 360i, R/GA, BBH, and many others on the freelance circuit - leading notable consumer and health brands in practically every industry and category, across global and domestic markets.
His work has been recognized with major industry awards, such as Cannes Lions, Clio Awards, One Show, Andys, Webbys, New York Festivals, Art Directors Club, AICP, Amp, and IAB Mixx Awards. Currently, he is ranked by the One Show in the top 10 Group Creative Directors in the world.
Angela Williams is an award-winning Associate Creative Director at Arnold Worldwide. After a successful career in banking, she worked for BBDO on brands like AT&T, Champion, Miller Coors, Ziploc, and the National Safety Council. Then she traded in selling beers and gear to serve as Copy Supervisor for Area 23, a Health & Wellness agency. While there, she worked on numerous wellness brands to bring treatments to market that she hoped would help flatten the rare disease curve. At Arnold, Angela works on brands like Cox Communications, Progressive Insurance, American Red Cross, and the CDC with some of the best creative minds in the business. She has received multiple prestigious honors throughout her career, including numerous One Show Pencils and Cannes Lions. Also, in 2018, she was ranked #19 Copywriter by the One Club and #2 Copywriter by the ADC. Angela co-runs a multicultural children's book publishing company and hosts a Spotify podcast and a weekly IGTV show when not making ads. She lives with her daughter in New York City and has successfully figured out how to eat, work, and parent while appearing to be lucid. She is currently awaiting the patent for this revolutionary feat.
With 100+ industry accolades, including a First Place Mobius Award, Karl is a seasoned Creative Director with a passion for creating unforgettable brand expressions for the World’s most iconic brands.
In his 19 years with Taxi Studio, Karl has rejuvenated classic British brands like Polo and Clarks, redefined international luxury for LVMH and Glengoyne, and created innovative solutions for global icons such as Kit Kat.
Hi, I'm Jan and I've been working in the advertising and design industry for almost 20 years. It all started with a degree in graphic design at the U5 in Munich. This was followed by many years in large agencies such as Heye (now DDB Munich), Grabarz & Partner (Hamburg), Sinnerschrader (Hamburg) and Leagas Delaney (Hamburg).
During this time I worked for a wide range of brands: from small start-ups to large national and international clients such as IKEA, EDEKA, McDonald's, ŠKODA Automobiles and many more.
I have won several awards at major advertising festivals like Cannes Lions, Clio, The One Show, Eurobest, The New York Festivals and many more, since 2015 I am a member of the Art Directors Club.
For the last 2 years I have been working as a freelance creative director and designer. On the side I am a lecturer at the Hamburg School of Ideas. I am married and a proud dad of three children.
Let the games begin!
Akil is a Toronto-based Digital Art Director/Designer with a portfolio showcasing experience and work for a list of international clients such as Unicef, General Motors, Häagen-Dazs and Humane Society International, just to name a few.Hailing from the island of Barbados, Akil always had a yearning for a challenge from a young age which led him to the city of Toronto to further develop his creative skills and try his hand at design and advertising. However, his island home will always be the place he seeks out to recharge and refocus. His priority is to ensure that his work has the most positive impact not only for his clients but on the lives of their patrons.
Diego Wortmann is a Brazilian creative currently working as an Associate Creative Director at Publicis Middle East.
Throughout his career, he has also worked at Ogilvy Brazil, JWT Brazil and DM9 South (DDB) creating and leading campaigns to local and global clients like Nestlé, Coca-Cola, Heineken, Toyota, Allianz, Olympikus, Reebok, Tramontina, Listerine, Schin, Kimberly-Clark, Vivo, Pfizer, among others. Highly focused on craft and creativity.
His work has been recognized by some of the industry’s most important award shows and publications, such as Cannes Lions, NY Festivals, One Show, Clio, El Ojo, Fiap, Wired Festival, CCSP, Lürzer's Archive and many more. He also represented Brazil as a Young Lion in 2008.
I am a creative strategist and brand communication consultant. I began my professional activity as an advertising manager and expert in 2001, and entered the field of consultation and training a few years later. Over the past 19 years, I have worked with nearly 100 organizations, companies, and brands in different industries including clothing, banking, insurance, food industry, charity, construction industry, IT firms and startups, auto parts industry, porcelain and tableware manufacturers, and cosmetic, hygiene, and detergent brands, as a consultant and project executor (in brand communication, institutional advertising, public relations projects), or as a manager (in advertising, public relations, and international affairs departments). I am also currently working with a few advertising and creative boutique agencies on a project-by-project basis and as a consultant in the area of brand strategy and communications.
I worked as the strategy documentation consultant and international communications manager for standardizing and helping Iranian brands in their competition at international festivals in projects such as corporate video, TV advertisement, and branding. All of these efforts yielded successful results, including silver and bronze medals and qualifying for the finalist level in several reputable festivals in the US, UK and France.
I was the first Iranian to manage to sit on the grand jury of international advertising, marketing, and business festivals and for the first time in Iran, I have been working as the executive judge of grand prizes with several international festivals.
Suzie Yeranosyan is an Associate Creative Director at RPA, artistically leading the Honda account and creating ground-breaking campaigns. Before making her way to LA back in 2012, she previously worked as a Jr. AD for Goodby Silverstein and Partners in San Francisco, well known for Sprint, Doritos, and HP. After her graduation from Arts Center College of Design, with a degree in advertising, Suzie was quick to be an impactful, unmistakable presence in the advertising world and earned a Young Lion title in 2012.
I’ve worked mostly as a copywriter but have a strong eye for craft, and like to be involved across all aspects of execution. I’ve worked in every ad medium conceivable from TV, PR, events, print, digital outdoor, radio, online content, emails and even, dare I say it, web banners.
With experience above and below the line, at agencies such as WCRS, VCCP and BBDO and currently FP7/McCann, I’ve continued to sharpen my cerebral pencil working with clients both big and small. From F1, Golfing and Olympic champions, to winnning business with elite luxury brands like Corinthia and Rolls Royce, to the no nonsense ones like William Lawson and flyadeal. I’ve even dabbled in music video direction with platinum artist Charlie XCX, and over the years, learned a truck load about how to make a good idea great.
Formerly Creative Operations Manager at R/GA and Executive Producer from Serial Studio, Julieta has led teams and multiple award-winning projects for clients such as Nike, Samsung, Netflix, Unilever, MTV, Quilmes, Patagonia, GCBA, Siemens, TELEFE, Nextel, Personal and Coca-Cola.
Creative Executive Producer and Manager. Julieta has worked on Animation & Digital Content, Interactive Experiences, Live Action Shootings, and Post Production projects for advertising campaigns, television, digital radio, events, and short films for more than 10 years.
She was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Cinema, Art and Music Lover. Julieta has studied Image and Sound Design at the University of Buenos Aires and Art History at the Museum of Fine Arts (BA).
Thomas is Group Executive Creative Director of Ogilvy Shanghai. In this role, he is responsible for Ogilvy Shanghai’s creative work, which includes leading creative teams to provide innovative and efficient solutions to different clients, and using creativity to help clients meet business needs and get brands and Ogilvy itself strong impact on both local and global markets.
Thomas is one of the few local creative leaders who has grown within 4A agencies. He joined Ogilvy Shanghai in 2011. Prior to his work at Ogilvy, he was Creative Director of JWT and Group Creative Director of LOWE. Throughout his over 25-year creative career in 4A agencies, he has served a wide range of brands from different industries, including FMCG, automobile, fashion, sports, home appliances, internet, technology etc. He is skilled at finding unique and creative breakthrough point from social culture and perception of human nature. In his spare time, he was a columnist for fashion magazine for one year.
Thomas has landed many international awards including D&AD, THE ONE SHOW, CANNES, CLIO, ADFEST etc. He is also widely awarded in regional award shows including Hongkong 4A, Longxi, Times Awards, China Advertising Festival etc. He serves as judge for China 4A, ONE SHOW CHINA, EFFIE AWARDS etc.
Creative Director turned Managing director of Tribal DDB Bucharest. A big picture kind of creative, coordinating a team of 37. I'm not a pioneer in advertising, I'm the pioneer of the new wave in advertising. Advertising that works and exists solves business problems and builds brands while not leaving the people working on it dead on the battlefield. In 2018 I got selected to be part of the See It Be It initiative.
Kamran Zulfiqar; a storyteller, communicator, and marketer at heart with over a decade of experience in all formats of Marketing Communications and Advertising. He's currently working as a Brand & Advertising Manager at Cnergyico Pk Limited (Byco Petroleum Pakistan Limited). Kamran loves being in the business of brands and translates business goals into innovative and well-structured marketing campaigns that delight the target audience and achieve business objectives. He has been crafting initiatives that build cutting-edge brand imagery and consumer recognition.
His mantra in life is simple - be consistent because success is never owned, it's rented and the rent is due every day. That is the reason, he is consistently noted for superior job performance, excellent leadership, and motivational skills. Kamran is also a Jury member for The Drum Awards, MENA Search Awards, Global Content Awards, and The Dragons of Asia Awards 2021.