Next Creative Leaders 2021

Top 10 Winners

Zeynep Orbay

Creative Director
Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Zeynep is a Turkish creative working at Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam. She started there as a Designer (2015) and was recently promoted to Creative Director.

After getting a degree in graphic design, she went to New York to do a masters at SVA as a Fulbright Scholar. She then interned with Milton Glaser (Milton Glaser Inc.) and Paula Scher (Pentagram), worked as a Designer for the New York City Ballet and as an Art Director at McCann NY. Before moving to W+K Amsterdam, she worked at TBWA Istanbul for four years.

She loves creating personal projects around subjects she’s passionate about. Recent examples include a project about media censorship in Turkey, a pro-bono initiative around LGBTQIA+ rights, a film on the freedom of Turkish women and a Nike campaign aiming to inspire women across the Middle East.

In 2021 she talked about the importance of brands having a POV at creativity festivals, became a thesis advisor, and was on the jury at Dubai Lynx and ADCC. Her work has also been awarded at Cannes Lions, One Show and D&AD.

And last but by no means least, she is the mom to a five year old human and two dogs.

You Can't Stop Us: Victory Swim Agency: Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam Client: Nike Category: Region - Europe Year: 2021
Happy Birthday Mr. Vice President Agency: Personal Project Client: N/A Category: Region - Europe Year: 2021
What Moves You, Makes You Agency: Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam Client: Montblanc Category: Region - Europe Year: 2021
This Is Us Agency: Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam Client: Nike Category: Region - Europe Year: 2021

 

 

 

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Latin America Regional Winners

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Middle East/Africa Regional Winner

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Asia Pacific Regional Winners

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