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Bangkok Art Directors Association Appoints Surachai Puthikulangkura President

The Bangkok Art Directors Association (ADB) has announced Surachai Puthikulangkura – Founder and CEO, Illusion, Bangkok, and 35th President of the Bangkok Art Directors Association.

BAD aims to create opportunities for industry professionals to hone their skills and broaden their visions, while promoting the creativity of the next generation. It strives to build network support and industry relationships to raise the Thai advertising standard to be more internationally competitive.

Puthikulangkura has won 32 Grand Prix in major creative competitions such as Cannes Lions Grand Prix, Grand Clio, Best of Show OneShow, Grand LIA, 4 Spikes Asia Grand Prix, 5 ADFEST Grand Prix, 2 Ad Stars Grand Prix, 2 Dubai Lynx Grand Prix , and many more. International and regional awards.

Under his leadership, Illusion, Bangkok was named Regional Production Company of the Year for Asia at LIA 2018, Production Company of the Year at the Clio Awards 2015 and 3 times Production Company of the Year at the ADFEST 2013, 2014 and 2016. From 2013 to current, Illusion, Bangkok has been ranked 1st illustrator by Lürzer’s Archive.

Puthikulangkurai has served on several juries showing his support for the advertising industry. He was Outdoor Jury at Cannes Lions 2019, Health and Medical Craft jury at LIA 2018, jury at Gongs Craft Creative Circle 2018 (Singapore), head of Judge for Adman 2018 (Thailand) in the Print and Outdoor, Print Craft and Design category jury at AdFest 2012, 2014 and jury at Spikes Asia 2009, 2013.

He now devotes his free time as a speaker at major creative events and universities in Thailand, sharing his 25 years of experience in the creative industry and inspiring newcomers and experienced creatives alike.