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Gavin McLeod

Executive Creative Director

Gavin McLeod


Gavin McLeod is the Executive Creative Director of AKQA’s San Francisco studio. He leads an interdisciplinary team dedicated to delivering breakthrough creative and technology innovation that delivers results. Gavin cultivates inspiring and collaborative cultures within the creative team and the broader studio.


His work has been recognized with over 120 creative awards; including D&AD, One Show and Cannes honors. He’s also won Grand Prix at Spikes, AdFest, AWARD and Effies Asia. Prior to joining AKQA, Gavin served as Executive Creative Director at R/GA Sydney, where he helped open the office in 2013. Before that, he held creative leadership positions at Whybin TBWA and M&C Saatchi.


Additionally, Gavin manages the AKQA San Francisco Future Academy program that champions the next generation of talent and provides them with opportunities to work across all aspects of the business. He is also part of AKQA’s Global Creative Council.