Next Creative Leaders

About Next Creative Leaders

Developed collaboratively by The One Club for Creativity and The 3% Movement, Next Creative Leaders is a portfolio competition that identifies, celebrates, and gives a global platform to talented women and non-binary creatives who are making their mark on the world with both their work and a unique point of view on creative leadership.

Deadlines & Dates

Deadline: August 26, 2022

Extended Deadline: September 9, 2022

Who Can Enter

Talented women and non-binary creatives who are stepping into leadership roles: Copywriters, Art Directors, Designers, ACDs, newly-promoted Creative Directors and Design Directors (read: less than a year with that title) and creative teams who are doing game-changing work and helping change our industry for the better.

Equitable Access

We’re working hard to break down any and all barriers to talented women and non-binary creatives seeing the spotlight. We believe so fiercely in the importance of gender diversity that we’re waiving the application fee for this competition.

2022 Jury

Next Creative Leaders Jury

Kevin Adams

lettering artist/typeface designer

Adebola Adegbulugbe

Deputy Creative Director
Insight Publicis

Shadi Al Hroub

Founder & CEO
MENAMONSTERS

Raegan Allsbrook

Copywriter
Meta

Matt Alpass

Head of Design
Saatchi & Saatchi Australia

Carla Anderson

Creative Director
Tinuiti

Laura Aondio

Senior Creative
Publicis Conseil

Preethi Balakrishnan

Senior Art Director
Saatchi & Saatchi NY

Jean Batthany

Chief Creative Officer

LaTanya Beauregard

Group Creative Director
Yellow Shoes Creative Group - Walt Disney Company

Kelsey Boylan

Senior Copywriter
Saatchi & Saatchi

Simon Brock

Executive Creative Director
Digitas ANZ

Kasia Canning

Executive Creative Director
BBH USA

Kristie Cannon

Executive Creative Director
Chemistry

Lisa Carrana

Head of Design
McCann London

Cara Mia Cecchini

Senior Art Director
Droga5

Bernice Chao

Head of Integrated Creative
Zambezi

Amelia Cheung

Design Director
Elmwood

Pam Danowski

Creative Director
GUT

Mithila De Silva

Creative Director and Co-Founder
PEPPER - SRI LANKA

Melissa Deschênes

Partner & Creative Director
Design de Plume

Dorothy Di Stefano

Founder/Director
Molten Immersive Art

Ellie Dunn

Senior Copywriter
Clemenger BBDO Melbourne

Nopparath Eksuwancharoen

Creative Director & Head of Art
Sour Bangkok

Stacy-Ann Ellis

Senior Copywriter
The Martin Agency

Marina Erthal

Creative Director
R/GA

Paula Essig

Associate Creative Director
Droga5 SP

Claus Fischer

Founder
Voss+Fischer

Fri Forjindam

Chief Development Officer
Mycotoo, Inc.

Emiliano Gonzalez De Pietri

CCO
McCann Spain

Mónica Gramunt

ACD
Officer&Gentleman, Madrid

Hilary Greenbaum

Director of Graphic Design and Brand Creative
Whitney Museum of American Art

Thomas Hongtack Kim

CCO
RE-BE, SEOUL

Grant Hunter

Global ECD
Iris

Lauren Indovina

Director, Concept Artist
House of Indovina

Jackie Jinse Moran

Art Director/Creative Strategist
TikTok

Rana Khoury

Executive Creative Director
Leo Burnett Beirut

Laura Kim

Independent Creative

Teneka King

Associate Creative Director
Self

Sarah Ko

Executive Creative Director
Publicis Singapore

RENATA LEAO

Executive Creative Director
DAVID

Sarah Lefkowith

Creative Director
Creature

Lui Lima

Creative Strategist
Meta

Ellie Lloyd

Executive Creative Director
Glow

Leo Macias

Global VP Marketing & Activation Prime Video and Amazon Studios
Amazon

Katarina Matic

Senior Art Director
Bullfrog

Michaela McCrink

Creative
Meta

Bairbre McGlade

Creative Director
BBDO Dublin

Heather "McT" McTavish Perez

Group Creative Director
VIRTUE - The Agency Powered by VICE

Vasudha Misra

Regional Creative Officer
Mullen Lowe Lintas

Julia Mota

Creative Director
GUT SP

Yuri Mussoly

Head of Creative Lab LATAM
TikTok

Eduarda Nieto

Designer
AKQA Sweden

Lucy Novita

Creative Advisor
Independent

Teresa Nyamorambo Makori

Associate Creative Director
Isobar - Dentsu Kenya

Zeynep Orbay

Creative Director
Wieden & Kennedy Amsterdam

Mia Rafowitz

Senior Copywriter
Droga5

cristina reina

Global ECD and Head of Art
McCann NY

Erika Reyes Angel

Senior Creative
AKQA

Heloisa Ribeiro

ACD
FCB Brazil

Leticia Rodrigues

Associate Creative Director
FCB Brazil

Gesina Roters

creative director/owner
Day Creative

Ane Santiago Quintas

Copywriter
Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam

Julian Schuchard

Creative Director
Cheil Australia

Karim Sherif

Regional Creative Director
Havas Middle East

Grant Sithole

Chief Product Officer
Publicis Groupe Africa

Aarti Srinivasan

Executive Creative Director
BBH India

Jason Stefanik

Executive Creative Director
dentsu creative

Guan Hin Tay

CCO
BBDO, Singapore

Deborah Vasques

Creative Director
AKQA

Francesca Vitello

Senior Creative
Publicis Conseil

Fadi Yaish

Founder and CCO
‿ and Us, Dubai

Hyun Seo Yoo

Creative Strategist
TikTok, ByteDance

Emma Zakes Green

ACD Copywriter
Wolfgang LA

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2021 Winners

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