Co-Founder, Kin

Head Judge – Charity

Kwame is a creative executive and entrepreneur with a career spanning advertising, fashion and philanthropy. His passion for creativity and innovation fueled his career at some of the world's best agencies on award-winning global assignments. 

Kwame is the Co-Founder of Kin, a company that advances social change through culture for Mailchimp, Delta Air Lines and Ben & Jerry’s. Prior to launching Kin, Kwame was Managing Director of Brand at Chobani where his team was named 2019 In-House Agency of the Year by Advertising Age and, citing the creative work on the brand, Fast Company included Chobani on its Most Innovative Companies list three years in a row. 

Before joining Chobani, Kwame was a partner at Sid Lee, and has also led teams for Anomaly and Saatchi & Saatchi in New York. His work for P&G, Apple, Mailchimp, Uniqlo, Spotify, Nike, Stella Artois, Budweiser, Captain Morgan, General Mills and JCPenney has garnered recognition from the EMMYs, Cannes, D&AD, One Show, ADC, LIA, Andys, Clios, Shots and EFFIE.

Kwame was included in Adweek’s Creative 100 list in 2022, Adage’s 40 Under 40 list in 2020 and was inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Hall of Achievement in 2019. He was also on Crain’s New York list of Notable Black Leaders in 2021.

Kwame serves on the board of trustees for D&AD and the board of directors for SATURDAY MORNING, a non-profit he co-founded in 2016 to shift perception on racial bias and injustice. He is also co-owner at August Market, a design-led company for the socially, culturally and environmentally conscious.


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