Grand Jury

Grand Jury President
Yuya FURUKAWA
Chief Creative Officer,
Dentsu Inc., Tokyo


"The problems of scam ads and the quality of judging panels are getting serious in the awards business. Discussion in the closed judging rooms can sometimes lead to results that make people question them. The Cresta Awards has a purely mathematical judging system, and it is actually the fairest award we have."

— Yuya FURUKAWA

BIO

Yuya started out years ago Dentsu as a TV writer, when advertising life was much simpler. Under his leadership today, Dentsu’s creative teams work on projects ranging from product development, branded content creation, pure content creation, including TV programs...



Tobias Lykke AGGERGAARD
Executive Creative Director, TBWA\, Copenhagen

Tobias’ first encounter with advertising was while writing his thesis at the University of Copenhagen, quoting Plato and Aristotle to argue that the more adverts there are, the better the world would be. He got a C. Since then, Tobias has been a copywriter, an agency owner, a creative director...


Olivier ALTMANN
Founder & Creative Director, Altmann+Pacreau, Paris

Olivier Altmann started his career in 1987 as a copywriter at Young & Rubicam. In 1992 he moved to FCB, Australie and BDDP (now TBWA Paris). In 1998, Olivier co-founded BDDP & Fils (Omnicom group). BDDP & Fils became the most awarded French agency (2000, 2001, 2002)...


Gideon AMICHAY
Founder & Chief Creative Officer, No, No, No, No, No, Yes, New York

Gideon is the founder & Chief Creative Officer at No, No, No, No, No, Yes, a creative boutique based in New York. He is also a TEDx speaker and an instructor for innovation at School of Visual Arts, New York. He graduated from Bezalel Art Academy, Jerusalem, with a B.A (HONORS)...


Thierry ASTIER
Executive Creative Director, GREY, Paris

Thierry Astier started his career as a copywriter and has worked for several agencies such as TBWA, Saatchi & Saatchi and FCB. In 2004, he created his own advertising agency named “Les Anges Gardiens” (The Guardian Angels), 100 % independent and with no shareholders, hiring 17 collaborators...


Sicco BEERDA
Creative Director/Partner, 180 Kingsday Amsterdam

In July of 2011 Sicco started a new agency, KINGSDAY with 3 of his partners from Euro RSCG 4D. At Euro RSCG, he was the intern that never left the company and eventually became the Executive Creative Director at Euro RSCG 4D. In that role he was responsible for the creative profile and output of both...


Mitch BENNETT
Group Creative Director, Fitzgerald & Co., Atlanta

You notice bios are always written in third person, and decide you’ll give second person a shot. Your name is Mitch Bennett, and you’re Group Creative Director at Fitzgerald & Co. in Atlanta, GA. You spend your days with fun people, creating work for Coca-Cola, Sony and Synovus Bank. “And oh yeah,”...


Francesco BESTAGNO
CD/Head of Innovation & Development, DM&B, Vienna

Francesco Bestagno was born 1966 in Sanremo, Italy. In 1987 he graduated from the St. Ulrich School of Art in South Tyrol, where he developed skills in both sculpture and painting. In 1987, Bestagno moved to Vienna where he went on to become one of Prof. Walter Lürzer’s first students at the University...


Mat BISHER
Exec. V.P./Executive Creative Director, McCann, New York

Mat is an Ohioan that doesn't quite understand how any of this has happened. He's worked on Microsoft, Jose Cuervo, Verizon Wireless, MasterCard, Chevy, DirecTV, Staples, Snickers, Nature Valley, Dentyne and many others. In 2013 his Have a Story campaign won the Jose Cuervo...


Adrian BOTAN
President/Creative Council Europe, Global ECD, McCann, London/Bucharest

Adrian is Regional Creative Director for Central East Europe at McCann since 2006, Deputy Managing Director and Executive Creative Director of McCann Bucharest, founding member and President of Romanian Art Directors Club, Vice-president of Romanian Advertising Agencies Association...


Davor BRUKETA
Creative Director, Bruketa&Žinic&Grey, Zagreb

Davor works as a Creative Director at Bruketa&Žinic&Grey, an advertising agency in Zagreb which he co-founded with Nikola Žinic. The agency is one of the most awarded in SE Europe with over 300 international awards such as Cresta, Epica, New York Festivals, London International...


Petr BUCHA
Creative Director, Happy End, Prague

Petr started his journey in the advertising business in 1994 as a Copywriter at Ogilvy & Mather. During his time at the agency, he rose to the position Senior Copywriter and then to Creative Director. In 2002, he joined Bates/Red Cell as its Creative Director. In 2005 he moved to Fabrika...


Ivan CHIMBUROV
Creative Director, Moscow

Ivan was born in Moscow in 1961. He graduated from the Moscow Management University with a degree in economics and started his career in advertising in 1990 as a copywriter. He is a member of Russian Academy of Advertising. He has won numerous international creative awards...


Ross CHOWLES
Advertising Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing

Ross went to the Johannesburg high school for art, ballet and music. His artistic skills landed him a job as a junior Art Director in advertising way back in 1980. During the next 34 years, he spent his time creating advertising (and helping others create) that had an impact on consumers. In 1994...


Roberto COIMBRA
President & Creative Director, Soho Square Coimbra, Caracas

Born in Sao Paulo, Brasil, Publicist, Journalist and Lawyer. President & Creative Director of Soho Square Coimbra; LATAM Director Soho Square and Country Manager WPP Andina. Previously, WPP Group Manager for the Andean Region. President and Executive Creative Director for Ogilvy...


Paul COLLINS
Nordic Executive Creative Director, DigitasLBi, Stockholm

Paul is the Executive Creative Director at DigitasLBi where he is responsible for the creative output of the Nordics offices. The native Brit relocated to Sweden in the early 90's and has been behind some of the most recognized and awarded work for over a decade. In 2009 Paul relocated to the US...


Nicolas COURANT
Integrated Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather, Singapore

Having graduated in French Literature and Philosophy, Nicolas Courant began his career as a copywriter at Lowe Paris where he created campaigns for Air France, France Telecom, Nestlé, La Société Générale and Unilever. In 2002, he was ranked amongst the best French copywriters...


Marco CREMONA
Creative Lead Russia & SSA, Google, London

Marco has worked in the advertising business for 20 years. He has literally worked all over the world for big network agencies. He started off at McCann Milan, then moved to Leo Burnett and Lowe. In 2000, he moved to Brazil, where he worked at Lowe for 3 years in the São Paulo office...


Adriana CURY
Creative Director, São Paulo

Adriana started as a copywriter working in some of the major agencies of Brasil: MPM, Leo Burnett, Almap/BBDO, Lowe, Colucci, Ogilvy and McCann. She was national creative VP of Ogilvy improving the agency's position in the national and international scenery. She was a part of the...


Andreas DAHLQVIST
Chief Creative Officer, NORD DDB, Stockholm

Andreas Dahlqvist has returned to DDB as chief creative officer of newly formed NORD DDB, which brings the Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo and Helsinki shops together under one roof. Prior to this new move (9/2017) Andreas was the Chief Creative Director of Grey New York...


Wade DEVERS
Exec. Creative Director, Creative Lead, Arnold Worldwide, Boston

Wade Devers joined Arnold Worldwide in 1999 to work on Converse and has since led the creative efforts for multiple Fortune 500 brands in his tenure. Currently, he is the global account director on the Jack Daniel's family of brands and leads creative for accounts including CVS and Fidelity...


Till DIESTEL
Creative Director, adam&eveDDB, London

Till Diestel moved to adam&eveDDB, London in 2014 where he holds the title of Creative Director. Prior to that he worked for 8 years at Serviceplan Hamburg, a office which he helped to start. While there, he was responsible for many clients including the international BMW account...


Esben EHRENREICH
Creative Director, Nørgård Mikkelsen, Copenhagen

Esben Ehrenreich is a Danish creative who has returned home. Prior to his new post as the Head of the Creative Department at Nørgård Mikkelsen, he was the Executive Creative Director at Y&R Germany's headquarters in Frankfurt. Before that he was Creative Director at the Y&R Berlin office...


Mehdi EL ALJ
Founder/Creative Director, La Force, Paris

Mehdi El Alj is the Founder/Creative Director at La Force, Paris. Prior to moving back to Paris, he founded the agency Famous in Casablanca, Morocco. Famous created products, services and spaces, and marketed them through advertising, experiential marketing, branded content and interactive communications...


Gerry FARRELL
Founder & Creative Director, Gerry Farrell Ink, Edinburgh

After 27 years at The Leith Agency, in 2014 Gerry decided to fly solo and start his own agency - 'Gerry Farrell Ink'! While at Leith, he helped to win the Tennents Lager account and established the multi-award-winning `Red T` campaign which ran for 13 years. He went on to be creative director and helped win...


João Cardoso FERNANDES
Creative Director, Lisbon

Trained in computer science and mathematics João soon became interested in developing the interfaces that would allow humans and machines to interact in a simpler and more productive way. After deciding to pursue a career in advertising and design he joined EuroRSCG in Lisbon...


Raphael FRANZINI
Creative Director, The Community, Miami

Raphael Franzini is a Brazilian programmer whose work seeks to subvert technology to turn it into communication. Now working in Miami as the CD of the Community, he was the creative director at ad agency LDC (now Salve Tribal) to oversee projects that help bring brands and people...


Xavier GARCIA
Co-Founder & Strategic CD, Clackson, Barcelona

Xavi has been a Creative Director at MMLB and Bassat Ogilvy & Mather. And the Executive Creative Director at Casadevall, Pedreño and Publicis BCN. During his career he has won many Cannes Golden Lions, Clios, NY Festival trophy's, FIAP, Eurobest and Andy Awards. Xavi is a member of the...


Mike GEIGER
Founding Partner & CEO, Wolfgang, Los Angeles

For more than 19 years Mike Geiger has led multidisciplinary teams in strategy, branding, production and development of cutting-edge new media and advertising content for clients including HP, Adobe, Comcast, Sprint, Got Milk?, Gucci and the NBA. After spending 18 months at David&Goliath...


Pancho GONZÁLEZ
Chief Creative Officer & Co-Founder, Inbrax Chile, Santiago

Pancho González studied advertising in the “Universidad de Santiago” with additional Business Administration studies, currently coursing an EMBA, Berlin School at Steinbeis University. He has worked in the best Chilean advertising agencies (Ogilvy&Mather...


Laura GREGORY
CEO/Founder, Great Guns, London

Laura is founder and CEO of Great Guns, the global production company that has offices in London, LA, Singapore, Hamburg, Shanghai, Prague, Mumbai and Tokyo. Laura has worked in production for her whole career. Ads she has produced include the classic ‘Cheat’ for Guess...


Matt GRIFFIN
Founder & CEO, Deepend, Sydney

Matt Griffin is the founder and Chief Executive of Deepend in Australia, the highly awarded, digital brand communications agency with offices in Sydney and Melbourne. With over 15 years experience in the design and interactive media, Matt was an active participant in the formative years...


Jonbi GUDMUNDSSON
Executive Producer, True North, Reykjavik

Jonbi was born in Reykjavík, Iceland. He started his career in 1995 as a Free lance Producer for various TVC’s projects. In 1999 he became Executive Producer at Sagafilms and worked there in various positions (Marketing Manager; Head of TV Prod.) until 2008. In 2009 he headed off...


Cédric GUÉRET
Executive Creative Director, MullenLowe, Paris

Born in 1976, Cédric Guéret started his career at Young & Rubicam as a copywriter. He rapidly chose to turn to Digital and Marketing Services and joined JWT, where he worked on Mazda. He then moved to DDB Rapp Collins where he worked for 5 years on Audi and Playstation...


David GUERRERO
Creative Chairman, BBDO Guerrero, Manila

David put his name on the door of BBDO Guerrero, Manila when it opened in 1998. And since then the office has been one of the most consistently awarded agencies in the region. In 2013 the authoritative Gunn Report ranked it as one of the top 50 creative agencies in the world. And in 2014...


Ami HASAN
Chairman, Perfect Fools / hasan & partners, Helsinki, Stockholm, Amsterdam

Ami is the Chairman of digital agency Perfect Fools, located in Stockholm and Amsterdam, and of ad agency hasan & partners, which is based in Helsinki and Stockholm. A true entrepreneur, Ami has started and built several agencies and later sold them to international holding companies...


Guido HEFFELS
Creative Director & Co-Founder, HEIMAT, Berlin

Guido Heffels is Creative Director and one of the co-founders of HEIMAT, Berlin. In the second year of its existence, the advertising agency established at the end of 1999 was named Newcomer Agency of the Year. HEIMAT, Berlin, took fifth place in the national and twenty-first in the worldwide...


Simon HIGBY
Creative/Partner, NORD DDB, Stockholm

Simon Higby works for NORD DDB Stockholm where he has won numerous awards including the DDB networks first ever Titanium lion, a Cannes Cyber Grand Prix, two Eurobest Grand Prix’s, 15 Cannes lions, 2 Gold and 5 silver eggs at Guldägget (Swedish awards) and the Bill Bernbach award...


Tony HÖGQVIST
Creative Director, Airbnb, San Francisco

Tony Högqvist has made a big change in his life... In June 2016 he moved from his native Sweden to San Francisco to become Creative Director for Airbnb. Tony co-founded Perfect Fools in 2002, and as its Creative Director produced work for Adidas, Converse, KFC, Swarovski and many more...


Markus HÜBNER
CEO, Brandflow, Innsbruck

Markus Hübner is CEO of Brandflow, an integrated branding and marketing agency. He guides brands into the new communications age. With over 15 years of experience in the Internet and interactive media environment he is one of the pioneers of interactive marketing and branding....


Peter JAWOROWSKI
Exec. Creative Director & CEO, Ars Thanea, Warsaw

Born in 1986 in Bialystok, Poland. One of the founders of Ars Thanea. Executive Creative Director since the very beginning of the company, became CEO in 2016. Created works for Fortune 500 companies including Nike, Channel, Hyundai, Discovery, HBO, Ubisoft, Nvidia, Disney...


Bridget JUNG
Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy Public Relations, Sydney

As of October 2017, Bridget is the new Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy PR where she will work across the agency's corporate, health, brand, business and technology capabilities, and work with Ogilvy PR’s strategy team and account lead. Bridget joins from Marcel Sydney where she was...


Peter KAČENKA
Executive Creative Director, Wiktor Leo Burnett, Bratislava

Peter started his career in 1991 as a student Graphic Designer in the design studio with the longest name in Slovakia, “Wiktor has asked us to be his friends, Ltd.” In 1992, Wiktor became a part of the Leo Burnett Agencies Network. After finishing his degree at the Slovak Technical University...


Dave KING
Freelance Creative Director, Sydney

After a year as the Executive Creative Director of Innocean Sydney, Dave is perfectly happy freelancing in Oz. Prior to Innocean, Dave held the creative reins at Whybin\TBWA Auckland and was the ECD at M&C Saatchi New Zealand, and along the way has held other senior CD roles at M&C...


Carl LE BLOND
Creative Director, London

Carl started in advertising as a junior creative at Ogilvy and Mather London. He quickly moved up to Creative Director. After ten years he moved on to Bates (C.D.), D'Arcy (C.D.) and McCann's (Exec. C.D.), winning a host of awards along the way including Cannes Gold, New York Festivals...


Gigi LEE
Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\Group Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

In her early days as junior designer, Gigi did flyers, brochures, invitations, product launches - the usual BTLs. She moved on to art direction, and applied her craft to local and regional accounts, winning and handling brands like Tiger Beer, Guinness, Carlsberg, Kraft, Toyota, Lexus, Colgate...


Kevin LEE
Founder/Creative Director, logicillogic, Shanghai

Kevin enrolled in art school at the age of six and had his first art exhibition at 12. For two years, he worked as an illustrator. When he moved to Beijing he picked up film directing skills and he later was shortlisted as a young director at Cannes and Adfest. 

Over the past 26 years, he’s worked on brands...


Jean-Paul LEFEBVRE
Founder & Creative Director, abracadabra, Nil St Vincent

Jean-Paul stated his career in the advertising industry 25 years ago. He has worked for several networks and local agencies. He was creative director at Leo Burnett Brussels from 2005 through 2010 where he won numerous international awards, including Cannes Lions, Pencils and Clios...


Yoram LEVI
Partner & Chief Creative Director, Bruckner Yaar Levi Advtg., Tel Aviv

Yoram Levi is a Partner and Creative Director at Bruckner Yaar Levi Advertising. He graduated from the School of Advertising in Tel Aviv in 1993 and has worked in the advertising industry for over twenty years. Yoram worked as a copywriter and then as Creative Director at Y & R Tel Aviv for 13 years...


Sandra LOIBL
Creative Director, Serviceplan Campaign 1, Munich

Sandra started as a designer in a tiny agency in a tiny town in Bavaria. Next she studied Communication Design in Nürnberg at the Georg-Simon-Ohm Universty in Nürnberg. After receiving her diploma she moved to munich and started as Art Assistant at Serviceplan Munich. And there she stayed...


Kitty LUN
Head of Creative/Greater China, Facebook, Hong Kong

Born and educated in Hong Kong, Kitty majored in Communication at the Baptist University and later obtained a Master’s Degree in Advertising from Syracuse University, New York. Kitty started at Leo Burnett Hong Kong as copywriter and moved up to Creative Directorship before moving...


Klas LUSTH
Executive Creative Director, Perfect Fools, Stockholm

Klas Lusth is the Executive Creative Director of the communications agency Perfect Fools in Stockholm. He started his career as a designer and programmer during the dotcom era, seeing the rise and fall from within Razorfish. Moving on as a creative he has worked in Stockholm...


Fabian MANNHEIMER
Founder & CEO, KEFT, Stockholm

As most young men, Fabian Mannheimer considered himself predestined to change the world. As an initial move to achieve this modest goal, he chose Hong Kong, drafted for the launch of MTV Asia in 1991. As a young associate producer he seized the opportunity to launch shows...


Phil MARCO
Creative Director, Phil Marco Productions, New York

Phil Marco has created many memorable images in print, television, and cinema for clients throughout the world. His signature is graphic simplicity. He studied fine art at Pratt Institute and the Art Students League, and is the recipient of virtually every major award of excellence in print and...


Diego MEDVEDOCKY
Chief Creative Officer, GREY Latinoamérica, Buenos Aires

Diego Medvedocky has been recently designated CCO of Grey Latin America, previously held the position of Vice President and Creative Director of Grey Argentina. Diego has been named Chairman of Latam’s Regional Council, has formed part of the global council...


Olaf MEULEMAN
Creative Director, Antwerp

Olaf Meuleman started his career in advertising, but quickly switched to television. As a television creative he created game and comedy shows. After a few years of learning the rules of entertainment, he switched back to advertising in 2007. He landed at Antwerp based agency 10 advertising...


Moe MINKARA
Executive Creative Director, Leo Burnett MENA, Beirut

Moe Minkara is the Executive Creative Director of Leo Burnett MENA. Prior to this post he was the Regional Executive Creative Director at Memac Ogilvy responsible for the Levant & North Africa region. Currently based in Beirut, Moe has gained over 19 years of experience in advertising from the Middle East...


Normand MIRON
Digital Strategy & Creative Planner, Miron & Cies, Montreal

Established as a heavy-hitting interactive creative in Canada and a fierce defender of brillant interactive advertising worldwide (he's been on many international juries such as London International Awards, New York Festival, Mobius, Applied Arts, Digital Marketing Awards, and of course Cresta!)...


Darren MORAN
Chief Creative Officer, Wonderful Agency, Los Angeles

Starting May 1, 2017 Darren steps into the role of Chief Creative Officer at the Wonderful Agency where he will be tasked with directing the agency's creative team across its brand roster, which includes Wonderful Pistachios, POM Wonderful, Wonderful Halos, Fiji Water and Teleflora...


Judite MOTA
Executive Creative Director, Y&R, Lisbon

Born in Santarém a small town near Lisbon Judite has a degree in Journalism by Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. She started as a copywriter at DDB but could as easily have been a journalist had a placement at a newspaper appear before that opportunity at DDB. Maybe it was meant to be...


Yukio NAKAYAMA
Creative Adviser/Manager, Dentsu/Cat's Paw, Tokyo

Yukio Nakayama graduated from Kyoto University with a major in biophysics. After 7 years at Dentsu, his team received their first Grand Prix in the radio category at an award show. Since then, his team has won 12 Grand Prix at both international and domestic awards. Yukio has also been an experienced...


Erik NORIN
Creative Director, Mother, New York

Erik is the Creative Director at Mother, New York. Prior to joining the agency, he worked at 72and Sunny. Before that he was the Interactive Creative Director at Wieden+Kennedy and Creative Director at R/GA - named ‘The Digital Agency of the Decade’ where he worked with clients such as MasterCard...


Patou NUYTEMANS
CEO MENA & Chief Digital Officer EMEA, Memac Ogilvy, Dubai

Patou is the proud partner of a digital gadget man, not too horrible step-mum of an 'all-ways-on' teen and an in-love mummy of a 6-year old digital native whose favourite pet is a virtual one. She is also the living proof of Ogilvy's reputation as a true, active network. In her 22 Ogilvy-years...


Masako OKAMURA
Executive Creative Director, Aspac Creative Communications, Manila

"Advertising can do things that politics or other systems can't." More than ten years ago, these were the words of a reckless girl, Masako Okamura. Masako is the first Female Creative Director at Dentsu and the pioneer among women. Once a week, Masako lectures at a university...


Helen PAK
Chief Creative Officer, Grey Group Canada, Toronto

Helen is the Chief Creative Officer for the Grey group in Canada with offices in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. A 20 year industry veteran, Helen has worked at agencies including Saatchi, Taxi, JWT, Ogilvy, Havas and as Creative Director at Strawberryfrog in Amsterdam...


Piyush PANDEY
Exec. Chairman & Creative Director/South Asia, Ogilvy, Mumbai

'Piyush Pandey doesn’t have a job'... He has been named the most influential man in Indian advertising seven years in a row by The Economic Times, India’s premier business paper. Under his leadership, O&M India has won twenty five Lions. In 2004, Piyush became the first Asian...


Kum-Jun PARK
Founder, President & Creative Director, 601bisang, Seoul

Park Kum-jun, born in Korea in 1962. He founded 601bisang in 1998 and is the President and Creative Director. He was an Art Director at Cheil Communications and is a former adjunct Professor of Visual Communication Design at Hong-ik University, Seoul. His awards include...


Asawin PHANICHWATANA
Executive Creative Director, GREYnJ United, Bangkok

Graduated with Second Honor from Silpakorn University, the country’s best art school, Asawin started his advertising journey in some of the world’s leading agencies in Thailand. After garnering a handful of local and international awards, he was recruited by some of the top agencies in Hong Kong...


Subhash PINNAPOLA
Chief Creative Officer, TBWA\Sri Lanka

Few creative people in the Sri Lankan advertising industry have such an intimate knowledge of the local landscape as Subhash Pinnapola does. Yet, he’s taken this knowledge to create timeless campaigns fit for the world’s stage. As one of the most awarded local admen...


Milka POGLIANI
Creative Director, Milan

Milka started her career by joining a group of directors with RAI (Italian State Television) as a screen-writer. After a few years she accepted a job offer as a copywriter in advertising. She reaped her experience by working for international networks, such as JWT and Benton & Bowles...


Karpat POLAT
Creative Chairman, K A R P A T, Istanbul

Karpat Polat has started another chapter in his career by forming his own agency - K A R P A T! The first chapter came in 1998 at JWT. After several years there, he moved to Medina Turgul/DDB for another couple of years. He then continued his career in a local agency where he won the first of his many...


Jose María PUJOL
Co-Founder/Creative Strategy Dir., The Box Innovation, Madrid

Jose María has worked in the most creative Spanish agencies for more than 25 years. He is one of the five most awarded Spanish creatives in the world and highly valued by the clients (top 10 list). Among his achievements, are to nominations for "Agency of the Year" and many creative awards...


Brad RIDDOCH
Owner & Operator, riddochcommunications, Toronto

Brad is a multi-national agency refugee having spent most of his career at the Canadian versions of JWT, McCann and Ammirati, first as a copywriter later as a creative director. His last big agency job was at Cossette then Canada's largest advertising agency. He has won awards...


Randy RINALDI
Executive Creative Director, Fortune Indonesia, Jakarta

In 2010, Randy Rinaldi's hunger lead him to embark on new journey as ECD of Grey Worldwide, Jakarta. Fast forward five years and another journey began, this time as BBDO. Fast forward to January 2017 and Randy is the new Executive Creative Director at Fortune Indonesia...


Eric SCHOEFFLER
European Executive Creative Director, Havas Worldwide, Düsseldorf

Eric is the European Executive Creative Director of Havas Worldwide where he will be overseeing creative delivery for clients and working closely with creative leaders around the globe to help further enhance the agency’s creative culture. He started his career at the Cologne-based advertising agency Westag in 1994...


Scott SOROKIN
Global Head of Ditigal, Infosys, New York

Scott Sorokin, a digital communications expert who has worked with a wide range of global marketers, joined Infosys in 2016 as Global Head of Digital. Prior to this move he held the position of Chief Strategy Officer at Razorfish Global and Rosetta where he worked across all agency Business Units...


Martin SPILLMANN
Creative Director/Advisor, Spillmann/Creative/Direction, Zürich

Martin started his career in advertising at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) where he received his degree as graphic designer. After that he went on to work for various creative advertising agencies as Art Director/Creative Director in Switzerland and New York...


Péter TORDAI
Founding Partner/CCO, BOLD, Budapest

In October 2015 Peter took a leap and started his own boutique creative agency: BOLD Budapest. Peter started his advertising carrier in 1991 at McCann-Erickson Budapest as a copywriter, where he was promoted soon to creative Group Head on Coca-Cola, L’Oreal and R.J. Reynolds...


Koshi UCHIYAMA
Creative Director, GT INC., Tokyo

During his years at Dentsu, Koshi was widely recognized for his outstanding achievements in the cutting edge media business in the fields of business development and research. In 1995, he led the launch of Japan's first large scale corporate website, "toyota.co.jp"...


Andreas ULLENIUS
Co-Founder/Exec. Creative Director, Round & Round, Stockholm

Andreas grew up in the forests of Jämtland, up north in Sweden—close to a river, far from everything else. Without any toys to speak of, except for sticks and rocks he found buried in the moss or by the side of the river, he grew not only very impatient but also somewhat creative. It was either that or wither away...


Oliver VIETS
Unit Director, Scholz & Volkmer, Berlin

After 16 years at Elephant Seven, Oliver moved both city and company and joined Scholz & Volkmer, Berlin. Oliver started off his career doing Graphic/Editorial Design for “Snowboarder" and “Surfers“ Magazine. In 1998 he joined Elephant Seven, Hamburg as an Art Director and grew amongst...


Michael VOLKMER
Owner & CEO, Scholz & Volkmer, Wiesbaden

Michael Volkmer was born in Augsburg, Germany, in 1965. Following his training as a photographer and subsequent work as a camera assistant, he studied Communication Design at Wiesbaden University of Applied Sciences. He received his first national accolade for his final year project "Hotel Panico"...


Seth WERNER
big shot, big, Matthews, N.C

Probably best known for creating the California Raisin “Dancing Raisins” campaign, and “Alex the Dog” for Stroh’s Beer, Seth Werner has been an Adweek All Star on three coasts: East, West, and Southwest.  In July of 2011, Seth started a new agency, big (big idea group) where he holds the title of big shot...


Tore WOLL
Chief Creative Officer/Partner, LLOWBANK, Oslo

New adventures have come into existence for Tore in 2012. He started his own agency, LLOWBANK! Previously he was the Executive Creative Director of McCann Oslo and is one of Norway’s most awarded creatives having won numerous national awards and winning regularly...


Stefan WÜBBE
Chief Creative Officer, Kolle Rebbe, Hamburg

Stefan worked as a landscape planner for ten years before changing his career direction. In 2000 he qualified for the Texterschmiede Hamburg, a renowned school for copywriters. In 2001, Stefan joined Kolle Rebbe, one of the most creative agencies in Germany. In 2003, he won a Gold Film Lion...


The 2018 Cresta Grand Jury is comprised of 85 members from 45 countries. The shortlist, prepared by pre-selection juries around the world, is sent to each member who judge the entries in their own time. There are no discussions, no politics and this results an emphasis being put solely on creativity.  

Incorporated in 2015, Cresta now has a Virtual Jury Room on Facebook where judging rules will still be followed, but where the jury can express general viewpoints and get to know each other better.