İlkay Gürpınar joined TBWA\Istanbul as Creative Director in 2006.
Under her direction, the agency grew to be recognized as the Agency of the Year - Turkey and has retained the title for the past 7 years.
Ilkay and her team won the most number of international awards for Turkey, one of them being the first Yellow Pencil at D&AD.
She was listed third on Business Insider’s "The 30 Most Creative Women in Advertising” and was named one of “The Most Influential Female Creative Directors” by ADWOMEN.
She is also the founding member and the creative director of the globally distributed arts and culture magazine, 212.
She is now feeling very happy and relieved to have finished this flattering biography of herself.