Brand Builder • OmniChannel Creative • Digital Precision Marketer • E-commerce Specialist • Content Creator •Digital/Tech Savvy • Product Designer • Globetrotter • Photographer
JP is the person everyone turns to when they need to know about the latest tech. An early adopter by nature, he seeks to experience and understand new ideas. This love for innovation has led him to evolve an early career of crafting TV spots and print ads into creating apps, brand experiences, and social media campaigns. He has also acquired precision marketing skills while working extensively for digital marketing. Still, he prides himself on being an old-school who values impeccable art direction and basic design principles. 
Fast, proactive, and collaborative, he enjoys designing solutions and leading teams in integrated campaigns. For fun, he enjoys traveling, street photography, and playing with fire.
 
EXPERIENCE
Creative Director
PR Agency Singapore
October 2021 - March 2022                                                                                        
Helped build the creative team and complement the Public Relations offerings Integrating Social Media, Digital, Content Strategy, and Creation. Created internal agency structure with processes that will help the company and management to compete with the big players in the industry and attract more clients outside of PR.

Lead Creator, U-Studio Unilever
Singapore
December 2018 - October 2021                                                                                            
Led the in-house digital creative studio of Unilever in educating and enabling new and current portfolio of Unilever in delivering innovative digital solutions. With the use of Precision Marketing to funnel target audiences and enable conversion to E-commerce using strategic short-form contents that are relevant and insightful. Collaborating with the different marketers across Asia to address their clients based on scale and scope using best practices in the different platforms, markets, messaging, programming and touchpoints and KOLs.
At the same time making sure the contents produced are consistent, on-brand,  locally relevant, world-class and unskippable enough that converts demand to sales.
Dove, Ponds, Olly, CloseUp, Seventh Generation, Lifebuoy, Comfort Detergent, Lux, Knorr, Love Beauty and Planet, Clear, Rexona, etc

Associate Group Head, Tribal DDB Singapore
Singapore
November 2017 – November 2018

Worked on building brands via campaigns for both local and regional clients such as Volkswagen, Scoot, Workforce Singapore, TAFEP, Prime Minister’s Office as well as new client business.
Workforce Singapore
Developed a mix of traditional and digital launch campaigns for MyCareersFuture.gov.sg to encourage the mature target segment to use the online careers portal by showing them the ease of use and the bespoke customization it offers. The campaign increased the target site visits and conversion rate. Making the site the official one-stop career site for Singaporeans.
IShopChangi
Led the pitch for the relaunching of IShopChangi’s digital Christmas campaign. The objective was to drive people to the site and familiarize them with the variety of products we have. Using gamification via rewards and coupons to keep the customers engaged and convert them to purchase. SEO and retargeting were also used to help tailor fit the offerings with the different target audiences. The campaign increased sales compared to the previous year and drive heavy traffic to the site.
BabyReady SG X IKEA
Created a digital campaign to encourage young Singaporeans to consider having babies. Using research and social listening, we developed a campaign focusing on the different pain points young couples are facing. The campaign aims to bring a positive light and encouragement a baby brings to a family as well as offer solutions that address financial concerns. We partnered with IKEA to curate #BabyReady bundle deals that make it affordable to start a family. The campaign created a lot of PR both digital and offline. We also partnered with KOL’s to share their personal experiences and helped make the conversation going.

Senior Art Director, Isobar Singapore
Singapore
Apr 2014 – June 2017
Helped led the digital team on integrated campaigns, experiential platforms and social media for both local and regional clients such as OCBC, FRANK byOCBC, Chevrolet, Uniqlo, Samsung, Magnum,Intel, Shiseido, F&N Seasons, Magnolia Milk, Mercedes-Benz, Republic of Singapore Navy, and Coca-Cola.
OCBC
Build and maintain the brand.com with new product and offerings. Designed and amplified new web pages and online campaigns for the different products of the bank from savings, and investments to insurance across the different social media channels and display banners.
FRANKbyOCBC
Led the team to shape the brand's online identity by strategically building a platform that delivers a fluid ecosystem across the different contents from long-form, short-form, CRM, brand site, organic and paid social media, and offline activations.
As well as helping build the brand voice in the online platform with relevant content on anything and everything about financial, career and lifestyle relevant to the millennials and gen-z.
Chevrolet
Created a platform to help the Salespeople in Chevrolet when they meet clients outside the showrooms. Using AR technology, we developed an app that helps visualize the car and its features, especially the safety feature and brings them to life. The app, empowered the salespeople to engage with customers better by giving them a first-hand experience and well as personal customization as they consider purchasing the car even outside the showroom.
The launch was a success that it was adopted to the other global markets and expanded with more car models.

Associate Creative Director, Phibious Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Sep 2013 – Dec 2013

Handled new business clients and local client portfolios such as Vespa, Coke, Sprite, Dasani Water, OMO, VP Bank. Helped lead and guide the art department as well.

Associate Creative Director, BBDO Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Apr 2013 – Aug 2013

Led the creative team on integrated campaigns for Pepsi carbonated products like the Pepsi TET 2014 campaign, Mirinda, Mt Dew and 7Up. Handled the creative presentations for new client business as well.
 

Senior Art Director, BBDO Guerrero
Manila, Philippines
Nov 2003 – Jan 2013
Started my career straight from school and worked myself up with the best creative foundation. Trained to think, work and execute big ideas for integrated campaigns across the different touchpoints.
Produced effective integrated campaigns that were globally recognized for clients like Saridon, FedEx, Johnsons & Johnsons, JP Morgan Chase, Sky Broadband, The BaR Vodka, Philippines Department of Tourism, Pizza hut, Bayan Telecommunications, AnchorMilk, Anlene, WWF, VISA, Splash Corporation, Pepsi Foods, Smart Telecommunications, Philam Life Insurance, Robinsons Land, SM Supermarket.
EDUCATION
UX/UI User Experience Certificate
General Assembly
Singapore 2021
Emeritus Institute of Management with MIT Sloan School of Management
Certificate in Innovation of Products and Services: MIT's Approach to Design Thinking
University of Santo Tomas, Philippines
Bachelor in Fine Arts major in Advertising
Cum Laude
 

AWARDS
2019
The MARKies AWARDS 2019                                                                                                    Most Creative - Digital Silver
Most Effective Use - Digital Bronze
Santa's Great Getaway by iShopChangi (Changi Airport Group)
2017
Mumbrella Asia Awards                                                                                                  Mumbrella Award for Innovation
Chevrolet V-Showroom- Isobar Singapore/ Carat Asia Pacific for General Motors            Most Engaging 360 Video/ Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality Work
Chevrolet V-Showroom- Isobar Singapore/ Carat Asia Pacific for General Motors 
2013
 
One Show
Bronze Pencil in TV Campaign: Saridon "Persistent Headaches"
 
Clio Awards
Silver in Film Campaign: Saridon "Persistent Headaches"
 
D&AD
In Book for Film & Cinema: Saridon TVC
 
ADOBO Magazine Creative Ranking of the 2013
Top 7 Art Directors in the Philippines
 
KIDLAT Advertising Awards 2013, Philippines
Gold in Film Single: Saridon "Wash"
Silver in Film Campaign: Saridon"Pound/Wash/Stamp"
Silver in Print Single: Saridon "Repair"
Silver in Print Single: Saridon "Hex"
Silver in Print Campaign: Saridon"Hex/Repair/Strike"
Bronze in Film Singles: Saridon "Stamp"
Bronze in Film Singles: Saridon "Pound"
Bronze in Outdoor Campaign: Saridon"Hex/Strike/Repair"
Bronze in Outdoor Singles: Saridon "Hex"
 
AWARD Awards, Korea
Bronze in Film Campaign: Saridon "Stamp/Pound/Wash"
Bronze in Film: Saridon "Stamp"
Bronze in Film: Saridon "Pound"
 
Asia Advertising Festival (ADFEST)
Gold in Film Campaign: Saridon "Pound/Stamp/Wash"
Bronze in Outdoor Campaign: Saridon "Repair/Strike/Hex"
 
Tinta Awards, Philippines
Grand Prix: Saridon "Persistent Headache"
Gold in Print Campaign: Saridon "Persistent Headache"
Gold in Print: Saridon " Stamp"
Silver in Print: Saridon "Hex"
Bronze in Print: Saridon "Repair"
 

2012
 
London International Awards
Silver in Film Campaign: Saridon "Pound, Wash,Stamp"
Bronze in Film: Saridon "Stamp"
Bronze in film: Saridon "Wash"
Finalist in Film: Saridon "Pound"
 
Spikes Asia Advertising Festival
Gold in Film Campaign: Saridon "STAMP, POUND,LAUNDRY"
Silver in Outdoor Campaign: Saridon (HEX, REPAIR,STRIKE)
Silver in Print Campaign: Saridon (HEX, REPAIR,STRIKE)
 
CANNES Lions
Bronze in Film Campaign: Saridon "STAMP, POUND,LAUNDRY"
2nd Best Print in ACT CANNES Exhibition 2012: WWF FANCORALS
 
ADSTARS, Korea
Silver in Outdoor: Saridon “REPAIR”
Silver in Outdoor: Saridon “STRIKE”
Bronze in Outdoor: WWF “ Fan Corals”
Crystal in Print: Saridon “REPAIR”
Crystal in Print: Saridon “STRIKE”
 
ADOBO Magazine Creative Ranking of the 2012
Top 12 Art Directors in the Philippines
 
KIDLAT Advertising Awards, Philippines
Sky Broadband "Life in 5mbps" Campaign-BRONZE in FILM CAMPAIGN
Sky Broadband's "Baby"- BRONZE in Film
Sky Broadband's "Fastfood"- BRONZE in FILM
WWF "Fan coral" FINALIST ART DIRECTION OUTDOOR
Asia Pacific Advertising Festival (AdFest)
WWF "Fan Coral" FINALIST SINGLES PRINT CRAFT
WWF "Plastic corals" FINALIST PRINT CAMPAIGN
 

2011
 
BBDO, THE WORK 2011 Annual
WWF “Anemone, Fan Corals, Brain Corals”
 
Bestadsontv.com Top6
WWF “Anemone, Fan Corals, Brain Corals”
 
Philippine Advertising Congress , Philippines
Silver in Film Singles: SKY Broadband’s “Life at 5 Mbps -Fastfood"
Bronze in Film Campaign: “Life at 5Mbps Campaign”
 

2010
 
KIDLAT Advertising Awards 2010, Philippines
Bronze in Best in Craft: Department of Tourism “LiveYour Dreams- Beach”
Bronze in Design: The BaR “Ice Shots”
 

2009
 
Philippine Advertising Congress , Philippines
Bronze in Design: The BaR “Ice Shots”
Bronze in Digital: Department of Tourism “Live YourDreams” website
 
BBDO Asia Pacific Creative Council for Q4 2009
Finalist: The BaR “Ice Shots”
Finalist: Pizza Hut HateLate “Freight” TVC
Finalist: The BaR “Stereo tee”
 
Philippine Advertising Congress , Philippines
Finalist in Clothing Design: The BaR “Stereo tee”
Finalist in Integrated Campaign: Department of Tourism“Live Your Dreams”
 
Spikes Asia Advertising Festival
Silver Integrated Campaign: Pizza hut “HateLate”Campaign
 

2008
 
KIDLAT Advertising Awards, Philippines
Bronze in Integrated Campaign: Pizzahut “HateLate”Campaign
Finalist Outdoor: Bayan “Problem Downloading” billboard
 
BBDO Asia Pacific Lion hunt 2008 for Outdoor
Bayan “Problem Downloading” billboard
 

2007
 
Asia Outdoor Advertising 2007
Bronze in Billboard: Bayan “Problem Downloading” billboard
 
Philippine Advertising Congress 2007
Bronze in Outdoor: Bayan “Problem Downloading” billboard
 

2006
 
BestAdsOnTv
Featured: Biolink VCO Sandpaper
 

2005
 
Pizza Hut YUM Award 2005
Pizzahut “Mist” TVC
 

SKILLS
Photoshop, Illustrator, Photography, Motion graphics, Design Thinking, UX / UI, Product Design
 

ABOUT ME
Born under the libra sign, loves to travel and see the world, takes and collect photos, plays with fire spinning, appreciates fashion and a gadget geek.


A creative at heart who pride myself in being an organized taskmaster too. I can ideate, plan, strategize bespoke content and collaborate with client or stakeholder management to ensure that ideas we create deliver. Being detailed oriented, I ensure consistency from end to end, I am aware of digital and social media formats, and I make sure to track and optimize content across the different platforms. I am passionate about designing solutions for brands and helping them shape their personas in the digital space.
While the majority of my experience was built in advertising. As a millennial, I make it a point not to be FOMO.  I continuously keep up with the trends and learn other disciplines like design thinking, UI/UX, data analytics, SEO, etc to compliment my core skills. Being a creative in the present, means having to wear a lot of hats.
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