Karl Wolfgang Epple, born 86 the son of a Samoan mother and a German father, is Executive Creative Director for the thjnk group, specialized in new business and creative excellence. In the last 5 years, he pitched 50+ brands. His favorite clients include Audi, IKEA, McDonald’s, Mercedes-Benz, Paulaner and Rewe.
Karl solely believes in ideas that impact culture. His work has been recognized with numerous industry awards including Cannes Lions, New York Festivals, LIA, Clio, ADC, Eurobest and The One Show. When he joined the German ADC, he became their youngest member ever. He now shows great interest in supporting the next generation of creativity, teaching at several universities and judging in international award shows. Karl also wrote a novel, and several articles, e.g. for the Huffington Post. His favorite dinosaur is Triceratops, his favorite TV show character is Rick Grimes.
Commerzbank Der Spiegel Deutsche Bahn Eurowings Haribo IKEA McDonald’s Mercedes-Benz Paulaner
Playmobil Porsche Design Rewe Sixt Škoda thyssenkrupp Veltins
Miami Ad School Europe Institute of Design Hamburg JvM-Academy Hamburg School of Ideas Texterschmiede Hamburg
New York Festivals
Clio ADC Germany
One Show Young Ones
AD Stars Korea
Cannes Young Lions
Cannes Lions New York Festivals
Clio One Show
Eurobest LIA Red Dot Award ADC New York ADC Germany
ADC Europe CommAward Die Klappe PR Klappe AD Stars Korea
GWA Effie GWA Healthcare Ad of the Year Mobius Award Epica