Juries of the International Advertising Awards

2017

Vangelis Tolias

Creative Director
Bold Ogilvy & Mather
GREECE

Has been in the advertising industry for 16 years. He is an Art Director by trade and currently holds the position as a Creative Director. He has a diverse background with stints at Less Rain London, Blue Hive London, Leo Burnett Athens and Ogilvy & Mather Athens; working across channels from more traditional campaigns to experiential and purely digitally-driven work. He has worked for major international clients like IKEA, Ford, Mattel, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnnie Walker, Red Bull, Nike, Gordon's and Fiat. He has won numerous national awards including 5 Grand Prix Awards and a number of international awards including awards at Golden Drum and finalists in Epica Awards as well as a shortlist at the Cannes Lions. His work has been featured in all the major advertising blogs (The Inspiration Room, Bestadsontv, Adforum, Adland, Campaign) and has also made it to the most prestigious and selective publication for international creativity, Luerzer's Archive, with his work for Ford, Matchbox, Aloe Mint and Scrabble. He is a proficient user of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Flash and he is a keen photographer and illustrator. And also proved himself in directing by producing short teaser films for IKEA. He loves beautiful designs, art and would rather spent a night in the office than delivering unbalanced art work. He holds a Master in Advertising and Communications and a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from Middlesex University. He is also a fashion enthusiast (never a fashion victim). He is fluent in English.