Karl Wolfgang Epple: Portfolio


Vita





Karl Wolfgang Epple, half German, half Samoan, works as Executive Creative Director, most recently for WPP’s thjnk group. He specializes in new business and creative excellence. His favorite clients include Audi, IKEA, McDonald’s, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche Design.

Being a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), Karl’s main focus is to impel companies to transform digitally – without becoming culturally ignorant. That’s why he 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.


As well as creating and collaborating, Karl is highly active as a curator. He judges at international award shows and teaches at universities to support the next generation of creatives. When he joined the German ADC, he became their youngest member ever. He’s a member of ADC*E and D&AD, too. 

Karl also writes columns and essays, e.g. for Huffington Post, Page and Muse by Clio. 
His favorite dinosaur is Triceratops, his favorite TV show character is Rick Grimes.












Clients:

Audi
Commerzbank
Der Spiegel
Deutsche Bahn
Eurowings
Haribo
IKEA
McDonald’s
Mercedes-Benz
Paulaner
Playmobil
Porsche Design
Rewe
Sixt
Škoda
thyssenkrupp
Veltins
Volkswagen
Wempe



Juries:

Clio Awards
New York Festivals
ADC Germany
Cannes Young Lions
One Show Young Ones
AD Stars Korea
New Stars Korea
Mobius Award
The Webby Awards
Ciclope Festival 

CommAwards


Lectureships:

Miami Ad School
Institute of Design
JvM-Academy
Hamburg School of Ideas
Texterschmiede



Awards:

Cannes Lions
New York Festivals
Clio Awards
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
Shark Awards
Ad of the Year
Mobius Award
Epica













Award List:


AD Stars Korea (Silver)
ADC Europe (Merit)
ADC Germany (1x Gold, 3x Silver, 9x Bronze, 14x Shortlist)
ADC New York (2x Bronze, 1x Merit)
Best of Content Marketing (2x Gold, 2x Silver)
Cannes Lions (3x Silver, 2x Bronze, 6x Shortlist)
Clio (1x Gold, 4x Silver)
CommAward (3x Gold, 5x Silver, 4x Bronze, 2x Shortlist)
Die Klappe (4x Bronze)
Digital Communication Awards (Winner)
Econ Megaphon Awards (Gold)
Epica (1x Gold, 1x Silver)
Eurobest (1x Gold, 2x Silver, 4x Bronze, 12x Shortlist)
GWA Effie Awards (1x Grand Prix, 1x Gold, 2x Shortlist)
GWA Healthcare Award (Winner)
German Award for Online Communication (2x Winner)
IF Design Award (Gold)
JDW Year of Advertising (Gold)
LIA (2x Gold, 1x Silver, 4x Bronze, 3x Finalist)
Mobius Award (2x Gold)
New York Festivals (1x Bronze, 13x Finalist)
One Show (2x Bronze, 3x Merit)
PR Klappe (1x Gold, 2x Silver, 1x Shortlist)
PR Report Award (Winner)
Red Dot Award (1x Best of the Best, 15x Winner)
Shark Awards (Silver)
ZMG Print Ad of the Year (1x Silver, 1x Bronze)