Ilkay Gürpınar started as a copywriter.
She joined TBWA\Istanbul as Creative Director in 2006.
Under her direction the agency grew to become the biggest and the most awarded agency in Turkey for the last 7 years.
On top of many award winning international work, she and her team has won the most number of Cannes Lions in total for Turkey.
She was named one of the World’s Most Influential Female Creative Directors by ADWOMEN and she is voted the “Advertising Person of the Year/Turkey” by Advertising Age/Mediacat.
She is also the founding member and creative director of an international bi-annual arts and culture magazine, 212.
She is now feeling very happy and relieved to have finished this flattering biography of herself.