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Ivan Pols


Creative Business Partner
Truth&Spectacle

Creative Director
what3words

Hi, I'm an internationally awarded Creative Director for some of the world’s biggest brands. My career in communication and design has taken me around the globe, working in South Africa, Canada and the UK.

I was Worldwide Creative Director for Dove, Dove Men, Unilever and Philips, building and leading multi-disciplined and multi-agency creative teams. At adam&eveDDB I was Global Creative Director for their Unilever accounts, including Lipton and Wall’s.

I've collected major awards from all the international shows, including Grand Prizes, Grand Prix and Golds for Integrated Campaign, Effectiveness, Cyber, Print, Social, Film, Product and Strategy. My work has also been included as case studies in TED Talks, marketing textbooks, business books, and parody videos.

I've given speeches and talks around the world on the value and technique of communication and design. I also mentor creatives to be smarter thinkers and business people, teaching everything from computer skills to industry awareness.

As founder of Truth&Spectacle, I work with all kinds of people and firms, from rapidly growing start-ups to multinationals who are looking for ways of using their creativity.

I'm also proud to be the Creative Director for what3words, a company helping everyone talk about everywhere. I practice what I preach.