AKQA has announced the appointment of Jade Tomlin as group creative director in London. Jade has over 12 years' experience in lead creative roles and will report into Johnny Budden, AKQA executive creative director who transferred from AKQA’s Los Angeles studio in early 2020.
Jade was named Creative Equals & Campaign’s ‘30 Future Female Leaders’ in 2017, selected for Cannes Lion ‘See It Be It’ programme in 2016, and featured in Campaign’s Faces to Watch. She was also chosen as one of Campaign’s ‘Trailblazers of the Future’ in 2018, and has since been an industry judge for Campaign BIG Awards, and D&AD New Blood, as well as a speaker at a wide range of industry events.
Her passion and curiosity led to her side venture Creative Adventur
where she runs a journal and workshop series for modern founders and young entrepreneurs.
Jade commented: “I’m delighted to be joining the self-motivated and talented team at AKQA’s London studio. AKQA has won and maintained an incredible world-class business, and I look forward to helping them continue to flourish creatively. The current collaboration with partners like Universal Design Studio and MAP Project Office are creating a path towards a future legacy that I look forward to being part of.”
“It’s with great pride we welcome Jade to AKQA." added Johnny. "We couldn’t be more excited about creating genre-defying work with her and increase the speed towards where we are heading. We look forward to starting work that’s effective in the forever changing technology landscape and exceeds business objectives. Jade has a brilliant reputation for exceptional leadership with clients and inspires teams to have fun and create great work together.”