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I remember my first day in advertising, sitting wide-eyed in the lobby of Lowe Cape Town, the ECD walked up to me and said "I don't care who the you are, just make me remember you... Dance in the fountain naked or do great work. Whatever it is, just make me remember you". I've done a lot of dancing over the years, but I hope to be remembered for the latter.

I love big, dumb simple ideas that reach across media channels. I been doing this as an Art Director, Creative Director and eventually a Group Creative Director for past 20 years, so I've seen a few things in my time. I believe great creative is great for business. Duh. This is evident having won at all the major creative award shows as well as having garnered numerous effectiveness awards. Currently I'm having fun working at VML and working on the Wendy's account. 

AWARDS

CANNES
4 SILVER
3 BRONZE
14 SHORTLISTS
D&AD
1 GRAPHITE
1 WOOD
1 SHORTLIST
 
ONE SHOW
1 PENTA PENCIL
3 SILVER
8 MERIT
2023 CREATIVE RANKINGS:
4TH, NORTH AMERICA / GROUP CREATIVE DIRECTOR
5TH, GLOBAL / GROUP CREATIVE DIRECTOR

 
CLIOS
1 SILVER
5 BRONZE
1 FINALIST
 
YOUNG GUNS
1 SILVER
LONDON INTERNATIONAL
2 GOLD
4 SILVER
ANDY'S
1 GOLD
 
LOERIES
1 GRAND PRIX
5 GOLD
12 SILVER
14 BRONZE
2 CRAFT
2011 RANKED 2ND BEST ART DIRECTOR
 
CREATIVE CIRCLE AD OF THE YEAR
4 1ST PLACE
3 2ND PLACE
 
CREATIVE CIRCLE AD OF THE MONTH
19 1ST PLACE
9 2ND PLACE
4 3RD PLACE
 
EAGLE AWARDS
1 SILVER
EFFIE AWARDS
2 SILVER
1 BRONZE
 
APEX EFFECTIVENESS AWARDS
1 GOLD
1 SILVER
2 BRONZE
1 SPECIAL AWARD FOR LIMITED BUDGET
 
PENDORING AWARDS
1 SILVER
 
BOOKMARKS
1 SILVER
1 PIXEL FOR PURPOSE
 
DIAGIO AWARDS
2 BEST RESPONSIBLE DRINKING CAMPAIGN
ASSEGAI AWARDS
3 GOLD
1 SILVER
1 LEADER
BEST OF OGILVY
3 IN BRAND ACTIVATION, RADIO, FILM
 
INTERNATIONAL DAIRY FEDERATION AWARDS
1 BEST IN SHOW
 
LÜRZERS ARCHIVE
3RD MOST PUBLISHED ART DIRECTOR FOR 2011 - WORLDWIDE
MOST PUBLISHED SOUTH AFRICAN ART DIRECTOR - OVERALL
BEST ADS ON TV
RANKED 2ND ART DIRECTOR FOR 2016
SHOTS 
2 FEATURES

CURRENT POSITION:

Group Creative Director VMLYR - Wendy's

CONTACT ME:

ryan.barkhuizen@gmail.com

+1 2484048665

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