Jade Tomlin

Group Creative Director , AKQA

Jade is a Creative Adventurer who since graduating from St. Martins in 2008 worked for advertising giant Bartle Bogle Hegarty to digital boutique Hugo & Cat. With 15 years of diverse creative industry experience across a range of lifestyle brands from Volkswagen, Sony, Starbucks, Levi's to Burberry. She joined imagination + innovation studios AKQA, where she builds hybrid ideas, storytelling and creative innovation with the leadership team as Group Creative Director.  She has maintained her belief in the value of creativity through the Information & Connected Age. In 2015 her passion and curiosity led to her side hustle CreativeAdventur.es where she runs a Journal & Workshop series for modern founders and entrepreneurs.  Jade was Campaign's Faces to Watch in 2009, selected for Cannes Lion 'See It Be It' programme 2016 and named Creative Equals & Campaign's '30 Future Female Leaders' in 2017 and one of Campaign's 'Trailblazers of the Future' at the end of 2018. She is also a proud Judge and mentor in the industry from D&AD New Blood, Academy & Shift Programme to Creative Mentor Network, The Dots Network to SheSays Who'sYourMomma Mentor.