Thomas Yang

Thomas Yang

Deputy Executive Creative Director; Head of Art & Design; DDB Worldwide, Singapore


Thomas Yang graduated from NAFA’s Diploma in Graphic Design in 1993. To-date, Thomas has bagged over 300 regional and international awards. He also served as a judge in regional and international shows.

For the last 17 years, Thomas has been earning his stripes with stints at Lowe, BBDO, Ogilvy & Mather, M&C Saatchi, 10am Communications, JWT, before his current position as Deputy Executive Creative Director / Head of Art & Design at DDB Worldwide, Singapore, the fourth largest communications network in the world with more than 200 offices across 90 countries. He has helped create works that have made DDB the most awarded Singapore agency at Cannes, D&AD, the One Show, Spikes Asia, AdFest and the Creative Circle Awards 3 years in a row.

In 2012, Thomas was hailed as one of the 14 most influential Creative Directors in Singapore. But above all the accomplishments in his life and everything that can be said about him in his biography, Thomas who just turned 40 this year, firmly believes he will never be prouder to say that he is a father of two lovely daughters - the Grand Prix of his life.

Awards & Achievements

  • Creative Director of the Year Award 2011, Singapore Advertising Hall of Fame 2011
  • 2nd Highest Ranked Creative in the Asia Pacific Region 2012 by Campaign Magazine Asia-Pacific
  • 4th Highest Ranked Art Director in the world 2012 by The Big Won Rankings Report
  • 19 Lions inclusive of 3 Gold, 7 Silvers and 9 Bronzes, Cannes Lions
  • Top 10 Highest Ranked Creative Director 2011, Cannes Lions
  • 18 In Book, British Design & Art Direction - D&AD
  • 1 Gold and 1 Silver Pencil and 13 Finalists, The One Show
  • Silver for Creative Agency of the Year 2011, 2 Gold, 14 Silvers, 20 Bronzes and 18 Finalists in SPIKES Asia
  • 2 Best, 8 Gold, 24 Silvers, 12 Bronzes and 18 Finalists, Adfest (Asia Pcific Advertising Festivals)
  • Agency Of The Year 2012 / 2010, 2 Best of Show 2005 / 2012 (Print), Best New Art Director 1998, 26 Gold, 40 Silvers, 65 Bronzes and 53 Finalists, Creative Circle Awards

Select Judging
  • Deputy Chairman and Head of Jury for Outdoor & Poster, Gong 2013 Creative Circle Awards
  • Creative Director of the Year Committee, Singapore Advertising Hall of Fame 2012
  • Co-Chairman, Crowbar Awards 2012
  • Jury, Cannes 2012 Direct Lions
  • Head of Jury, ADOBO Design Awards 2013 (Philippines)
  • Jury, Citra Pariwara Advertising Awards 2012 (Indonesia)
  • Jury, Kidlat Advertising Awards 2012 (Philippines)