David Ponce de Leon

David Ponce de Leon

Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy Australia
Melbourne, Australia

About me

David Ponce de Leon is Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy Melbourne. He has worked with some of the biggest and most creative agencies in Australia, including George Patterson, Leo Burnett, McCann and BD Network. His work has been recognised at every major awards show, internationally and locally. 


Executive Creative Director
Melbourne, Australia
2015 - Present (3 years 9 months)
Head of Creative School
2014 - Present (4 years 9 months)
The key to a successful career in advertising is understanding the core principles of selling and creative effectiveness. ADMA’s Creative School has been created specifically for developing great, immediately employable, creative talent.
Group Creative Director
Melbourne, Australia
2014 - 2015 (1 year)
Head of AWARD School
2010 - 2015 (5 years)
AWARD School is Australasia's leading school for creative thinking. It’s a course about ideas, creative thinking and the processes involved in coming up with great ideas and ultimately good ads. AWARD School is ranked 6th in the top advertising schools worldwide, as recognised by the International YoungGuns Top 10 School Ranking, producing some of the most awarded creative students in the past 10 years.

Creative Director
BD Network Australia
2010 - 2014 (4 years)
BD Network Australia is an integrated communications agency and part of an independent group headquartered in London. During my time with the agency, BD was crowned AdNews Emerging Agency of the Year and AdNews Small Agency of the Year for three consecutive years (2011, 2012, 2013). BD was also recognized with a raft of international and domestic awards for creativity and marketing effectiveness and picked by AdNews as Australia's 'Most Awarded Small Agency' of 2013.

Our clients included Mars Petcare, Arla Foods, Heinz, Peugeot, Rebel, Schweppes and Nintendo.
Senior Art Director (Freelance)
Melbourne, Australia
2009 - 2010 (1 year)
Associate Creative Director
Lifelounge Group Pty Ltd
2007 - 2009 (2 years)
Senior Art Director
Melbourne, Australia
2005 - 2007 (2 years)
Art Director
Leap Agency
2003 - 2005 (2 years)
Designer/Art Director
Melbourne, Australia
1998 - 2003 (5 years)


Graduate with distinction

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