I would like to thank to all people who are helping me in this journey.
I will also honor them in the book of this adventure at the end of the road.
ConnextÂ is a local but known advertising and marketing agency in Tirana. It will be my last stop for the journey. 3 weeks of Tirana adventures here.
VIA MEDIA VIA BOSNIA
Via Media is an advertising agency located in Bosnia Herzogevina. It’s one one of the most known one in the region. I will be working with them 3 weeks in Sarajevo.
I think digital in Romania. It’s a local advertising studio located in Bucharest.
I’ve been in Indi head office in India. One of my first companies I visited on the road. Now in the last route I am visiting another office of Indi located in Berlin. When I was there with them there was no other office than Pune. Today Indi has many offices around the world and it’s making me a new stop in Germany.
Brlog is the digital section ofÂ Bruketa&Ĺ˝inic OMÂ which is the most award winning and famous advertising and design company of Croatia. It probably the biggest one in Balkans and I am working with them in Zagreb.
Arctic Circle will be my second agency in Cape Town. I will stay 1 month in South Africa. First I will be in Now Boarding, which is a digital advertising agency. Then I will jump to Arctic Circle which is one of the most known agencies of Cape Town.
Furia is aÂ boutiqueÂ advertising agency in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It maybe the most known boutique agency in the world Everybody in the advertising business located in Latin America knows this place very well.
HAVAS SAO PAULO.
Havas, with the old name Euro RSCG. Company’s Sao Paulo office invited me to work on their Citroen team.
HAVAS MEDELLIN IS IN!
My second Havas on the road is from Colombia – Medellin. This is gonna be amazing.
OH BRAZIL I’M COMING!
I have two agencies to work in Sao Paulo – Brazil, I have only 1 month time there so I split my two as 2 weeks per agency. 2 weeks in Havas and another 2 weeks in JWT.
LEO BURNETT ADDED TO THE ROUTE!
Leo Burnett Guatemala is one of my supporters now!
I will be working in Lowe Honduras office. My Second Lowe experience after Vietnam Lowe.
LOWE FOR THE THIRD TIME!
Lowe and partners supporting my project also in El Salvador. It’s actually known with it’s local name in El Salvador. Publicidad Comercial is the biggest and oldest agency of Central America. Thanks to Juan Salaverria the CEO of the company. He really helped me really fast to have a deal and make my way there.
DESIGNER ON THE ROAD IS NOW BOARDING
Designer on the road is now boarding with “NOW BOARDING”. A digital advertising agency located in Cape Town. It’s a boutique, talented and warm agency with remarkable portfolio and a great client list.
ADVENTURES IN AN ADVENTURE GAME!
I will be with “Flying Cafe for Semianimals”. It’s anÂ independentÂ game studio and they are working on for a first person adventure game. I will be helping them with graphics and textures following days. Thanks to Ilya Tolmachev for inviting me to Kiev for this nice task.
DO YOU BELIEVE IN KARMA? GOOD KARMA?
Good Karma is a place for visionaries. An open-minded, creative yet strongly reliable company that focuses on new business development, consulting, communication, design and web software. I will be helping them on their several interactive web projects. They have a pool to make business meetings. Perfect place for my trip!
MAWS WORKSHOP FROM KL IS MY NEW PLACE TO WORK!
MAWS was founded in 2005 and since then they have been working for a variety of clients and being invited to New York, Beijing, Berlin, Singapore and Thailand.Â They genuinely like to think of ourselves as a unique brand workshop. First of all, they stick to what we do best â€“ Branding & Design! But most importantly, they understand how to translate their knowledge of the brand direction into a successful strategy for their clients.
MC CANN ERICKSON COLOMBO IS MY NEW ADDRESS.
Mc Cann Colombo is in the business of marketing communication for past 53 years. I will be rocking there for next 3 weeks. Thanks to Creative director Alyna for accepting me there.
BACK TO KOREA AGAIN
My trip to Asia will continue with Continuum. Continuum innovation is a design agency which is specialized in product design, brand design and brand strategy. Continuum has offices in Boston, Los Angeles, Milan, Shanghai and Seoul. Special thanks to Mr. Youngmihn Kim who invited me to Seoul office of Continuum. He is the founding partner and director of Seoul office. I firstly met with him in Istanbul and helped him a little bit in one of his projects in city. When he heard about designer on the road project. He wanted to be a part of it. If you want to learn more about Continuum or Youngmihn Kim. Here is the link: www.continuuminnovation.com
LOVE FOR LOWE VIETNAM
I’m invited to Lowe Vietnam office and I will help them on their projects during my trip to Asia. Thanks to Executive Creative Director Bikramjeet Ghosh andÂ Dai Le for their classy invite and support to me.Â Lowe is the fastest growing and largest advertising agency in Vietnam. The agency is a borderless congregation of talent with expertise from 14 countries, the largest team of strategic and engagement planners and a creative team of over 50 people in Vietnam. In total, Lowe Vietnam has more than 90 people.
With a diverse portfolio of over 50 brands, Lowe Vietnam today is a complete multi-discipline agency that offers one stop integrated marketing communication solutions for the entire life-cycle of a brand, inc non mass media solutions.Â Lowe Vietnam is a highly awarded agency office in Asia for marketing effectiveness. So far they have won 10 medals in the past 4 years at the Asian Marketing Effectiveness awards across categories. You can have more info from: www.lowevietnam.com
GOA FOR IGOA
iGOA (www.igoa.in)Â is a digital marketing agency, which thinks that interactive marketing professionals are so precious to be sucked-up by the agency life and the big city. We should see the world, know cultures, work with people with different point of views in an environment where there is no stress, no traffic and no â€śwhat the hell am I doing with my life?â€ť feeling.
So iGOA has two offices. in Goa and Istanbul. They have theÂ right to choose where to work. The agency gives a house to live on the beach or jungle, a scooter to drive and more… I’m looking forward to seeing them in Goa.
I AM AN ANIMAL IN A DIGITAL ZOO
Digital Zoo (www.dgzoo.com)Â is an award winning full-service multimedia design agency, based in Chiang Mai Thailand. It will be an awesome experience to work with them. A specially thanks to David Williams for his invitation and I am sure we will have good times with good design works in the zoo.
A FLY TO DESIGN FLYOVER
Design fly overÂ (www.designflyover.com)Â is a small but promising graphic design office located in Mumbai. They also invited me to Mumbai to work with them during my road trip. They have interesting clients and a lovely team. I will do my best for them and thanks to DFO team Nachiket, Sachin, Chetan and Shreya… Wait for me
Mr. Bibi Ho from Amuse group (www.amusegroup.com) invited me to China to work with them for designer on the road project. It’s an agency known with their fresh and cool works located in Beijing. It will be an awesome experience for me and the project. Special thanks to Mr. Bibi Ho for his kind replies to me.
DESIGNER IN THE POOL
Pool magazine became one of my media partner. I will be in the every new issue with my adventures and design works from different cultures and places. Pool magazine is the first design magazine of India.Â The aim of Pool is to inspire via innovative approaches in never-seen-before Design/Innovation/Creativity features.
SUDHIR SHARMA SAYS YES!
I firstly met with Sudhir in Istanbul design week. He is a very kind, warm and open minded man. So he was the first person I asked his idea about this project. He was extremely positive and I decided to start my dreams. He is the top designer of India and very successful around the world who is theÂ founder and Chief executive ofÂ INDI Design. (www.indidesign.in)
Sudhir has twenty one years experience, working in India, traveling extensively in Asia region and lecturing and speaking in various universities. He sits on the various design, innovation and management Council Boards and Institutions.Â Prior to founding INDI, Sudhir foundedÂ Elephant Design. As its CEO he lead Elephant to grow into Indiaâ€™s largest and finest Strategic Design Company.Â He is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of theÂ POOL Magazine.(www.poolmagazine.in) POOL is Indiaâ€™s first magazine focused on Design, Innovation and Creative sectors.Â He is a regular press commentator on branding and Design issues for Print and TV channels.Â Sudhir is a founder and President of the â€śDesignindiaâ€ť; an online community of professional designers in India.
Well there are a lot of things to write about Sudhir Sharma but I want to share them later on the blog side when I work with him. You can also visit his personal blog (www.sudhirsharma.wordpress.com)
OFSET YAPIMEVI BECAME MY PRINT PARTNER!
Ofset yapÄ±mevi is probably the best print house in Turkey. They are working for the top agencies in Turkey and outside Turkey such as Young&Rubicam, Alametifarika, Wunderman,Team Red, Rafineri, Unilever, Tnt Turner, BBDO, Bek TasarÄ±m, Ultrarpm, Works, Markom, Leoburnett, Tork Ä°letiĹźim, Ntv YayÄ±nlari and many more….Â They are 106 people working in 4000 m2 huge office. Ofset yapÄ±mevi printed my sticker card designs and they will also help me to create the book at the end of the road. You can have more info about them from www.ofset.com
I also took some of my very special friends support for this project. Let’s see who are they…
Thanks to Caner RÄ±fat AnÄ±ltĂĽrk for his technical support on this blog. He is a kind and skilled web designer living in Istanbul.
Thanks to Neslin Cavusoglu for her ideas to make this project bigger in social media. Web based art director.
Thanks to Serkan Tunc, for his professional support on the shooting progress of Designer on the road video.
An awesome friend, director & photographer.
Thanks to Ă–mer Faruk KocaaÄźa for post production progress in the Designer on the road video.
Thanks to Ă–mer Durmaz for his outstanding ideas and contact support. Omer is a well known barbeque lover and lecturer in Dokuz Eylul University graphic design faculty. He is the leader of top graphic design projects in Turkey such as Grafik TasarÄ±m magazine, Digital Arts magazine, Radikal TasarÄ±m newspaper and many more… I have learned many things from him, and still keep learning.
Thanks to Victoria Saridou, for her opinions and her great tactics. Sales director living in Greece.
Thanks to Ece Arar for taking care of my public relations and helping to me with the press connections.