Ali Bati has been the most internationally-awardedart director in Turkey, winning over 100 nationaland international awards, including Cannes Lions,the New York Festivals, the Epica Awards,Eurobest, Golden Drum and the Crystal Apple Awards(Turkey's most prestigious award for advertisingcreativity). His work has also been recognized foreffectiveness, with several Effie Awards. Ali'ssuccess started early on in his career whereduring his first year in advertising, he broughtTurkey's first success at Cannes Lions, which alsomade him the youngest creative in Turkey to beawarded at Cannes. He went on in 2007, to beawarded Art Director of the Year in Turkey by GMK(Turkish Society of Graphic Design). In 2009 hewon two Lions contributing to his agency rankingthird as Agency of the Year at the Cannes LionsInternational Festival of Creativity. In 2010 hecontinued his success, by being awarded two Lions,assisting the agency to rank fourth in the Agencyof the Year listing. Turkishtime magazine listedhim as one of the most 50 creative people inTurkey. At the 17th Golden Drum AdvertisingFestival, he brought three awards back home,including Turkey's first Grand Prix. In 2011, hebecame the first Turkish creative to have his workpublished on the cover of Luerzer's Archive andwas named by Luerzer's Archive as the number oneart director in the world. Throughout his careerAli has worked for leading global and local brandslike Coca Cola, Omo, Magnum, Cornetto, Knorr, IsBankası, Finansbank, Dove, Fanta, Sprite, Ülker,Ford, Audi, Isuzu, Lassa, Istikbal, Sok, Tansas,Boyner, Turkmall, CNN, Doluca. He respectivelyworked at Rafineri, Fabrica, Italy - known for itscampaigns for Benetton, DDB&Co and Apple andMullenLowe. Ali was awarded his PhD in GraphicDesign at The University of Marmara, where hepreviously completed his BA, ranking top of hisclass. Currently he is living in Istanbul and NewYork. He is working as a freelance creativedirector and continuing his study at Parsons MFADesign and Technology. He is still undecided aboutwhether to keep this bio in third person orrewrite it in first person.