Toygar Bazarkaya

Toygar Bazarkaya

Chief Creative Officer, Americas at Havas New York
New York, United States

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Chief Creative Officer, Americas
New York, United States
November 2015 - Present (1 year 11 months)
As Chief Creative Officer of the Americas, Toygar focuses on strengthening Havas’ creative capabilities and building a community among creative teams throughout North and South America.
Toygar was born in Turkey and grew up in Germany, where he began his career. He later gained over 10 years of international experience in New York, São Paulo, and Boston.
Before returning to New York as Executive Creative Director at BBDO, he was the Chief Creative Officer of BBDO Germany, where he brought the agency back into the creative rankings. In 2007, Toygar helped BBDO Germany become the country’s most awarded network at Cannes. In subsequent years he led German and U.S. agencies to multiple Gold and Silver Lions for brands including Mercedes, Gillette, Braun, and smart—one of which was the first-ever Gold Radio Lion for any German agency. In 2015 he was a member of the Cannes jury for the Outdoor category.
As a result of working and living around the world, Toygar developed a passion for international brands, leading a dozen of them to win Cannes Lions in eight different categories. 
Creative Director
Springer & Jacoby Germany
Hamburg, Germany
January 2004 - January 2007 (3 years)
Springer & Jacoby Germany
VP Associate Creative Director
Mullen
March 2001 - January 2004 (2 years 10 months)
Senior Art Director
New York, United States
January 1998 - December 2000 (2 years 11 months)

Art Director
Stuttgart, Germany
January 1996 - January 1998 (2 years)
Junior Art Director
Düsseldorf, Germany
June 1994 - January 1996 (1 year 7 months)

Education

MFA Graphic Design

Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart
1989 - 1994 (5 years)

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