Chief Creative Officer, Johannes Leonardo

Head Judge – Concept/Copywriting

With over a decade of experience as an award-winning creative leader, Julia Neumann has a proven track record for creating work that disrupts. As Chief Creative Officer at independent creative agency Johannes Leonardo, Neumann is responsible for leading transformative ideas that spark cultural conversations for clients including Kraft Heinz, Instagram, Uber and Volkswagen.

Prior to joining JL in 2021, Neumann served as Executive Creative Director at TBWA/Chiat Day where she spent three years creating award-winning work, including “Billie Jean King Your Shoes” for adidas, JetBlue “FlyBabies”, and MTN Dew’s “Major Melon” marking the first ad that truly gamified the Super Bowl viewing experience for Super Bowl LV.

Julia is frequently sought out by industry publications as a thought leader and recognized for her creative contributions to the industry by Cannes, The One Show, AICP, and Ciclope. Other accolades include being named to Business Insider's annual list of Most Creative Women in Advertising in 2013, 2014 and 2016, and was named by AdAge on the Creatives You Should Know list in 2016.

Outside of agency life, Neumann started her own company Wild Things Roar where she takes on passion projects in which creativity can empower causes and people close to her heart.

Johannes Leonardo

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