if you love what you do you’ll never work
With over 19 years of experience working in award-winning global agencies, Ahmed Nazzal is one of the most accomplished creative directors in Saudi Arabia. Ahmed’s experience includes board level agency management, shaping and developing creative departments and processes to accommodate pitch wins, and setting the benchmark for creative excellence.
Currently the Regional Creative Director at CODE Communications, Ahmed has built his career on diverse foundations, with beginnings as Art Director for various companies, rising to Creative Director at Ogilvy & Mather in 2012. In 2016, Ahmed established and served as Creative Director for Nxxting, using his creative skills in concept development and creative strategy to build a concept from the ground up. Ahmed has delivered several keynote talks at major industry events and conducted advertising and creativity workshops in the modern world with clients such as the King Khalid Foundation (KKF) and Volkswagen. Ahmed has also won multiple advertising awards for his contributions to the KKF’s “No More Abuse” campaign.
Ahmed takes pride in inspiring others and weaving creative heartbeats throughout the agencies with which he works. He has managed and led large creative departments, and successfully executed the brand strategy for many blue chips; firmly standing by the belief that every brand has a creative flow that is the key to success and sustainability. Through his marketable and trusted work, Ahmed has built valuable relationships with many renowned companies, including Virgin Mobile, American Express, Volkswagen, Huawei, Saudi Telecommunication Company, Saudi Aramco, Alrajhi Bank, Rotana Media Group, and King Khalid Foundation.
Jordanian by birth, Ahmed received his bachelor’s degree from the Applied Science University in Jordan. He enjoys photography, cinematography, drifting, and kickboxing; and takes pride in his vinyl record collections which house many limited edition rare and old releases. Ahmed is also inspired by travel, with 68 countries already marked off of his list, and more to come!
Founder/Regional Creative Director
2016 – 2018 • Saudi Arabia
Ogilvy & Mather
2012 – 2016 • Saudi Arabia
Associate Creative Director
Ogilvy & Mather
2008 – 2012 • Saudi Arabia
Sr. Art Director
Ogilvy & Mather
2005 – 2007 • Saudi Arabia
2001 – 2003 • Turkey
Applied Science University – ASU
KING KHALID FOUNDATION WOMEN’S DOMESTIC ABUSE IN KSA, D&AD
KING KHALID FOUNDATION WOMEN’S DOMESTIC ABUSE IN KSA, Cannes Tribute
KING KHALID FOUNDATION WOMEN’S DOMESTIC ABUSE IN KSA, Dubai Lynx
KING KHALID FOUNDATION WOMEN’S DOMESTIC ABUSE IN KSA, Effie
Saudi Telecommunication companyVirgin MobileAlrajhi BankANB BankAmerican ExpressVolkswagenSeatAudiAlmarai FMCGNadek FMCGHuaweiKing Khalid FoundationCITCAlinma BankSaudi AramcoVolvoLGRotana Media Group
Creative StrategyConcept DevelopmentInteractive AdvertisingBranding & IdentityPackagingInteraction DesignBrand ArchitectureArt DirectionIntegrated MarketingUser Interface DesignUser ExperienceCreative Direction