The 2010 Creativity 50!

My Comment:

Have you noticed? Most of the ad related creatives represent next generation advertising! Most of the rest somewhat related to technology…

Should we say “creativity” goes hand-in-hand with innovative mindset?

– Köksal.


Creativity’s annual list of the most influential and inspiring creative personalities of 2009.

This is the fifth annual Creativity 50. Each year, Creativity cites those people and companies that made the biggest impact across all areas of creative culture. There are advertising and marketing people on the list. There are also tech pioneers, designers, directors, entrepreneurs, and others who challenged the established way of doing things and inspired with their action.

  1. Sachin Agarwal and Garry Tan, Founders, Posterous

  2. Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Architect, Microsoft Live Labs

  3. Craig Allen, Art Director, and Eric Kallman, Copywriter, Wieden and Kennedy Portland

  4. Karin Dreijer Andersson, aka Fever Ray, Musical Artist

  5. Marco Arment, Lead Developer, Tumblr; Creator, Instapaper

  6. Kathryn Bigelow, Director

  7. Neill Blomkamp, Director, RSA

  8. Alex Bogusky, Chief Creative Insurgent, MDC

  9. James Cameron, Director

  10. Roy Choi, Mark Manguera, Founders, Kogi

  11. Damon Collins ECD, RKCR/Y&R

  12. Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvedurai, Co-founders, Foursquare

  13. Andreas Dahlqvist, ECD, DDB Stockholm

  14. Bart Decrem CEO, Tapulous

  15. David Droga, Founder, Creative Chairman, Droga5

  16. Dave Eggers, Author, Founder, McSweeney’s

  17. Daniel Ek, Co-founder/CEO, Spotify

  18. James Farley, Group VP Global Marketing, Ford

  19. Cindy Gallop, Entrepreneur, Founder

  20. Lady Gaga, Musical Artist

  21. Christian Haas, Creative Director/Associate Partner, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners

  22. James Hilton, CCO Europe and Rei Inamoto Worldwide CCO, AKQA

  23. Damon Horowitz, Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer, Aardvark

  24. Mike Hughes President, Martin Agency

  25. Jonathan Ive, Senior VP< Industrial Design, Apple

  26. Jan Jacobs and Leo Premutico, Co-founders, Creative Directors, Johannes Leonardo

  27. Matt Jones, Director of Design, Berg

  28. Spike Jonze, Director, MJZ

  29. Linus Karlsson and Paul Malmstrom, co-founders/CCOs, Mother New York

  30. Ashton Kutcher, Founder, Katalyst Media

  31. Tom Kuntz, Director, MJZ

  32. Michael Lebowitz, Founder/CEO, Big Spaceship

  33. Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, Co-Founders, Opening Ceremony

  34. Pranav Mistry, PhD Candidate, MIT Media Lab

  35. Ty Montague, Co-president, CCO North America, JWT

  36. Tor Myhren, CCO, Grey New York

  37. Filip Nilsson creative director/chairman, Forsman & Bodenfors

  38. David Nobby Nobay, Creative Chairman, Droga5 Sydney

  39. Rob Reilly, Andrew Keller, Jeff Benjamin, ECDs, Crispin Porter Bogusky

  40. Eric Rodenbeck, Founder/Creative Director, Stamen Design

  41. Vivian Rosenthal, Jesse Seppi, Co-founders/Designers/Directors, Tronic

  42. Matt Ross, Creative Director; Matt Oxley, Head of Tech, Tribal DDB London

  43. Keith Schofield, Director, Caviar/El Nino

  44. KR Sridhar, CEO, Bloom Energy

  45. Roger Stighall, Robert Lindstrom, David Eriksson, Co-founders, North Kingdom

  46. Matthew Szymczyk, Hans Forsman, Creative Directors, Zugara

  47. Iain Tait, Global interactive ECD, Wieden and Kennedy

  48. Andrey Ternovskiy, Founder of Chatroulette

  49. Ray Tintori, Director, Partizan

  50. Ge Wang co-founder, CTO, CCO, Smule


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