ADC Awards

The ADC Annual Awards is the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world. Now in its 99th year, these Awards celebrate the very best in advertising, design, illustration, photography, packaging, motion and digital media, all with a focus on craftsmanship and innovation.


Wayne Deakin




Wayne has over 20 years of industry experience and held creative leadership positions in Australia, Europe and the US.

Originally from Australia, Wayne is a failed Pro Surfer who stumbled into advertising after winning a place at A.W.A.R.D School. After working at famous agencies in Australia, he then worked his way around the world and also found time to earn a Masters in Cognitive Sciences along the way. Previous to coming to London he was a Creative Director at Jung Von Matt.

He then went on to help build Jam before moving to a wider joint-ECD role across the Engine Group’s agencies.

More recently he was the ECD of AKQA London and helped the agency win seven industry titles and be named as the UK’s most internationally awarded digital agency.

Wayne has created numerous innovation and marketing firsts, and his work has been highlighted as best in class by technology, design and advertising publications around the world. He is co-chair for UK’s BIMA Creative Council and an active mentor helping young creatives from minority groups get into the industry.




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