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​Carl van Wijk

Global Creative Director based in Tokyo. Here's a bit about me.

Specialized Creative Content Director | Global Creative Director Tokyo Japan

Carl van Wijk - Award winning Freelance Creative Director based in Tokyo, 広告アワード受賞した外国人クリエイティブディレクター東京

Foreign Creative Director Tokyo Winner of Advertising Award | English-speaking foreign creative director living in Japan


Born in Auckland New Zealand my passion for creativity started at a very early age. I graduated from AUT with a degree in Graphic Design with honours which led to a career in advertising.


I have been working in the advertising industry since 1983. I have worked for many multinational advertising agencies in New Zealand, Australia and Japan.


During my career I worked on many global and blue chip brands such as Lexus, Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Mini, NTT, Louis Vuitton, shu uemura, Bridgestone, Qantas, Nikon, Toshiba, Volkswagen, Tokyo Metro, Exxon Mobil, Philips & HSBC.


My work has received many of the advertising industry’s highest awards for creative achievement, including; Cannes Lion, British Design and Art Direction Awards, Art Director’s Club of New York, New York Festivals Advertising Awards, Clio, One Show Awards amongst others. I have been awarded for Tourism Ideas Foreign Creative Director also.

In my spare time, I love to draw, paint and take photos.

カールの故郷であるニュージーランド、オークランドでクリエイティブディレクターとしてキャリアを始める。 その後オーストラリアでMITSUBISHI MOTORSのテレビコマーシャルの責任者を務める。 2003年に来日。その後アサツーディ・ケイ グローバルクリエイティブ部でクリエイティブディレクターを務める。 2017年には日本政府観光局(JNTO)によるグローバルキャンペーンのクリエイティブディレクターを務めるなど、東京を拠点に広告業界で活躍し成功を収めている。その他レクサス、シュウウエムラ、ルイビトン、NIKON のキャンペーンを手掛ける 。外国人ならではの目線で、日本の素晴らしさを美しくかつ効果的な広告を世界に発信している。 広告業界で25年以上の経歴を持つカールは、若くしてカンヌ国際広告祭(現カンヌ・ライオンズ )のグランド・アクシス賞をはじめ、 Design & Art Direction(英)、One Show(米)、 New York Art Directors Club(米)、 Australian Writers & Art Directors (豪)などで数々受賞。


Cannes Advertising Award 1

Cannes Advertising Award Finalists 3

Cannes Media Award 1

Clio Awards USA Gold 2
Clio Awards USA Silver 2
Clio Awards USA Finalist 2
D&AD British design and Art Direction Awards 1
One Show Awards USA Bronze 1
Art Directors Club Of New York USA Merits 9
New York Festivals Advertising Awards Silver 2
New York Festivals Advertising Awards Bronze 2
New York Festivals Advertising Awards Finalists 13
Mobius USA Gold 7
Mobius USA Finalists 18
London International Advertising Awards Finalists 21
Vienna Poster Awards 2
New Zealand Advertising Awards (Axis Grande) 1
New Zealand Advertising Awards (Axis Silver 2)
New Zealand Advertising Awards (Axis Bronze 11)
Australian Television Awards Best Of Catergory 2
Australian Writers And Art Directors Bronze 2
Australian Writers And Art Directors Finalists 6
Australian Folio Awards (Magazine) Gold 1
Australian Folio Awards (Magazine) Finalists 6
Adelaide Australia Art Directors Silver Club 4
Adelaide Australia Art Directors Club Bronze 4
Adelaide Art Directors Club Finalists 9
Golden Australia Stylist Radio Awards 2
Brisbane Australia Art Directors Awards Gold 2
Australian Newspaper Awards (Caxton) Winners 2
Gold Chair Best Creative AADC Australia 1

Contact Me


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