National Creative Director
Priya Shivakumar joined J. Walter Thompson in 2011 as creative head of the Chennai office, later moving up to ECD in 2013. She’s now National Creative Director for Wunderman Thompson India’s three leading offices in Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad.
Priya won her first Silver Lion in 2007, followed by several heavy metals at all the prestigious national and international shows – ranking her among Asia’s hottest creatives. At JWT, Priya led from the front with work that has won numerous creative awards at the coveted Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show and Spikes Asia, among others. Besides winning over consumers and international juries, her passion to build brands for the long haul has won over many clients and led to numerous success stories in the marketplace.
Her work cuts across categories like fashion, beauty, luxury, travel, education, jewellery and technology on brands like Johnnie Walker, Britannia, Red Cross, Pepsi, Black & White, Black Dog, Lifestyle, Louis Philippe, Reynolds, TI Cycles, GRT Jewellery, Smirnoff, Kingfisher, The Hindu and The Times of India, among others.
Priya is passionate about telling untold and memorable stories, with life as her muse. What she stands for at work and beyond is what makes her stand out as proudly feminine and purposefully feminist.