Executive Creative Director
Ogilvy Denmark

Dropped out of school aged 9, ditched education at 15, fired by McDonalds a year later.


If failure is the route to success, Will got off to a good start.


Swapping burgers and delinquency for typography and art direction (on his Dad’s advice), from the age of 17 he spent many years hopping from agency to agency until Ogilvy seemed like a good place to be.


Since his first ECD position, every agency he has led has topped their national rankings, winning Agency of the Year titles across the board. He also helped make Ogilvy Ukraine the “Most effective agency in Europe” according to the 2012 Effie global index.


He has won awards for every discipline at pretty much every show including Cannes, D&AD, Clio, Red Dot & OneShow.


He believes strongly that creative people have to think like children in order to succeed.


And if you don’t agree then you’re a big smelly elephant.

Judging panel

Remco Graham

Creative Partner

Will Rust

Executive Creative Director
Ogilvy Denmark

Fura Johannesdottir


Daniel Evans

Creative Director
Leo Burnett

Becky McOwen-Banks

Creative Director
FCB Inferno

James Thorley

Creative Director
MRM Meteorite

John Jessup

Freelance Creative
Creative Johnny