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Deputy Executive Creative Director / Head of Art & Design
DDB SIngapore
www.100copies.net
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When Thomas Yang was at the tender age of three, his mother walked in one day to find him on the living room floor happily doodling away. Since then, she’s found Thomas to be happiest when he has a pencil in his hand and paper in front of him.

So it came as no surprise to her, or to anyone else, that Thomas wou… Read More
When Thomas Yang was at the tender age of three, his mother walked in one day to find him on the living room floor happily doodling away. Since then, she’s found Thomas to be happiest when he has a pencil in his hand and paper in front of him.

So it came as no surprise to her, or to anyone else, that Thomas would eventually complete his education from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1992.

Obsessively passionate about drawing, design, and ideas, he discovered advertising after he graduated. And there, found his true calling.

Thomas’s big break came in 1998 when he won Best New Art Director at the Singapore Creative Circle Awards. After which he went on to bag over 300 regional and international awards at major shows such as D&AD, The One Show, Cannes, Clio, AdFest and The Spikes. In 2011, besides winning The Creative Director of the Year in the Hall Of Fame award, he was also one of the top 10 highest ranked creative directors in Cannes.

Thomas believes that strategic thinking precedes craft. And that the mark of any great art director is flexibility – having a design sense that is unrestricted by a particular style.

For the last 17 years, he has been earning his stripes with stints at Lowe, BBDO, O&M, M&C Saatchi, 10am Communications, JWT, before landing his current position at DDB Singapore.

As a Creative Director at DDB, he has forged relationships with both clients and within the creative department with one goal in mind: To create work that does wonders and delivers results in the market place. During his time at the agency, Thomas has helped create work that has made DDB the most awarded Singapore agency at Cannes, D&AD, the One Show, Spikes Asia, AdFest and the Creative Circle Awards, three years in a row.

Besides winning awards, Thomas is a fan of giving them out to worthy winners too. He has helped to judge at shows both regionally and globally. In 2012 alone, Thomas has judged at The Cannes Lions Festival (France), The Kidlat Awards (Philippines), ADOBO Design Awards (Philippines) and The Citra Pariwara (Indonesia). He has also recently judged at one of the biggest stages in advertising and design show – D&AD 2014.

Yet, this through and through local boy has never forgotten about the hand that fed him. A fierce supporter of the Singapore advertising scene, Thomas has been consistently judging and supporting local talent for the past 10 years at the Singapore Creative Circle Awards and the Crowbar Awards.

In his life outside the advertising world, Thomas is a hardcore cyclist. In an attempt to blur the lines between the two, he has combined his love for the sport and his passion for design into a collection of limited edition cycling-related prints and tees. “100copies” (www.100copies.net) is already a runaway hit winning The Grand Prix in Asian Creative Awards held in Japan and Award of Excellence in Communication Arts for illustration in 2015.

But above all the accomplishments in his life and everything that can be said about him in his biography, Thomas firmly believes he will never be prouder to say that he is a father of two lovely daughters – the Grand Prix of his life. Read Less
Achievements 1996 - 2014

• Asian Creative Awards http://ubies.net/award/index.php
GRAND PRIX

• British Design & Art Direction - D&AD www.dandad.org
18 In Book

• Cannes Lions www.canneslions.com
Top 10 Highest Ranked Creative Director 2011
4 Gold
7 Silvers
9 Bronzes
44 Finalists

• The One Show www.onecl… Read More
Achievements 1996 - 2014

• Asian Creative Awards http://ubies.net/award/index.php
GRAND PRIX

• British Design & Art Direction - D&AD www.dandad.org
18 In Book

• Cannes Lions www.canneslions.com
Top 10 Highest Ranked Creative Director 2011
4 Gold
7 Silvers
9 Bronzes
44 Finalists

• The One Show www.oneclub.org
1 Gold Pencil
1 Silver Pencil
13 Merits

• SPIKES Asia www.spikes.asia
Silver for Creative Agency of The Year 2011
2 Gold
14 Silvers
20 Bronzes
18 Finalists

Distinguished Alumni Medal - Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

4th Highest Ranked Art Director in the world
by The Big Won Rankings Report www.bigwonrankings.com

2nd Highest Ranked Creative in the Asia Pacific Region
by Campaign Magazine Asia-Pacific

• Communication Arts www.commarts.com
3 Award of Excellence for Advertising
2 Award of Excellence for Illustration

• AdFest www.adfest.com
1 Best in Print
1 Best In Typography
4 Nomination Craft
8 Golds
24 Silvers
12 Bronzes
18 Finalists

• Creative Circle Awards www.creativecircle.com.sg
Agency Of The Year 2010, 2012
2 Best of Show 2005, 2012 (Print)
26 Golds
40 Silvers
65 Bronzes
53 Finalists
Best New Art Director 1998

• Hall Of Fame Awards www.advertisinghalloffameawards.com
Creative Director of the Year 2011
Print Campaign of the Year 2011
Advertising Agency of theYear 2011
Nominated 15 Most Influential Creative Director 2007, 2011 & 2012

• Digital Media Awards www.digitalmediaawardsasia.com
2 Golds
3 Bronzes

• CLIO Awards www.clioawards.com
8 Bronzes
3 Merits

• AdStars www.busanadstars.org
1 Silver
2 Bronzes

• London International Awards - LIA www.liaawards.com
1 Winner
3 Bronze
4 Finalists

• Gunn Report www.gunnreport.com
Top 30 Print Worldwide

• The Cup www.thecupawards.com
1 Nomination

• WPPED CREAM 2006 & 2007
www.wpp.com/wppedcream/2007
www.wpp.com/wppedcream/2009
2 Highly Commended

• The WORK www.campaignbrief.com
44 Entries

• EFFIES Award www.effie.org/asia_pacific
3 Golds
1 Silver
4 Bronzes
2 Finalists

• Singapore Media Award www.sma.com.sg
Best Use of TV
Best Experiential Marketing Campaign
Best Integrated Media Campaign

• Mediacorp The Laurels Viewers’ Choice
1 Best of Show
3 Finalists

• Singapore Outdoor Advertising Awards www.adasiasoaa.com
2 Golds
3 Silvers
1 Bronze

• Singapore INK Awards www.sphinkawards.com.sg
Creative Agency of the Year
1 Best
4 Golds
1 Bronze
6 Finalists

• AWARD www.awardonline.com
2 Golds
10 Bronzes
4 Finalists

• Long Xi Awards www.longxiawards.org
4 Silvers
6 Bronzes
3 Merits

• Times International Advertising Awards www.timesawards.com
2 Silvers
5 Bronzes
3 Finalists

• BBDO Worldwide Annual
1 Bronze

• New York Festivals www.newyorkfestivals.com
1 Silver
2 Finalist

The Art Directors Club www.adcglobal.org
1 Silver

• Apollo Awards
2 Winner

• HSBC Fame Awards
2 Silvers
1 Bronze

• Comfort Ads
Best Taxi top Advertisement Read Less
Member since: Oct 18, 2008