Global Creative Network Iris has appointed Kevin Larken as Executive Creative Director (ECD) of the Bangkok office to bolster its creative firepower and overall creative output. He will report to Graham van der Westhuizen, Managing Director of Iris Bangkok.
In this role, Kevin will be overseeing the full creative portfolio of Iris’ clientele including Chang Beer, Shell, Philips, NHealth as well as growing the creative team.
Hailing from a broad creative background, Kevin joins Iris Bangkok with more than 10 years of experience gained across the region. Originally from Canada, Kevin’s career has spanned the fields of web design, game development, and advertising. Prior to his appointment, Kevin served as ECD for Iris Jakarta where he was responsible for building and leading the team on several blue-chip accounts. Some of his notable clients included Samsung, Tokopedia, Heineken, IKEA, Maxis, Hong Leong Bank, Indosat, to name a few.
As an award-winning creative, Kevin has been recognised in multiple awards shows around the region including golds in Adfest and Effies, Spikes, Kancils, M&A, Citra Pariwaras, to name a few. During his tenure at Iris Jakarta, the agency grew to become runner-up digital agency of the year and won their first ever Daun Muda award.
As ECD and board member, Kevin will be working closely with Graham and Atiwat Manassarikan, Planning Lead, to leverage the agency’s continued success as creative AOR for Chang Beer by delivering compelling local insights, strategies and digital-first brand ideas that entice others in the market.
“The ambition for Iris Bangkok is to continue building value for the most progressive brands and businesses in Thailand. Kevin’s appointment is our commitment to ensuring our creative product is central to that,” said Graham van der Westhuizen, Managing Director of Iris Bangkok.
Kevin said: “I’m more than excited to rejoin Iris and embark on this journey. Thailand is an exciting market with a strong history of memorable communications and I look forward to creating a lasting impact with `our team and clients. For the forward!”