Thomas Yang - Singapore
Deputy Executive Creative Director / Head of Art & Design
Thomas Yang is a Deputy Executive Creative Director / Head of Art & Design of DDB Singapore. He discovered advertising after graduating from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1992. Since his big break in 1998 when he won Best New Art Director at the Singapore Creative Circle Awards, Thomas Yang has gone on to bag over 400 regional and international awards like D&AD, Cannes, The One Show, Spikes Asia, AdFest, Clio, London International Awards and the Creative Circle Awards. In 2011, he was named Creative Director of the Year at the Hall Of Fame Awards, and one of the top 10 creative directors in Cannes.
Besides winning awards, Thomas has helped to judge at global shows over the years like D&AD, The Cannes Lions Festival, Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity, London International Awards. Thomas believes that strategic thinking precedes craft. And that the mark of a great art director is flexibility - having a design sense that is unrestricted by any style. As a hardcore cyclist as well, Thomas has combined his love for the sport and his passion for design into a collection of limited-edition cycling-related prints called “100copies”. As a founder/creative director of 100copies Bicycle Art, 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 both in 2015.
But more than all his other accomplishments, Thomas is proudest of two Grand Prix—his lovely daughters.