Kalle Hellzen
180 Kingsday
Executive Creative Director
Direct Jury

At the close of 2017, Kalle Hellzen joined 180 Kingsday to lead the agency’s creative work and its creative department, after the much talked about merger between 180 Amsterdam and Kingsday.

A Swedish native, Kalle has over two decades of international experience having worked on four continents. He’s a multi-disciplined ECD with a genuine love for craft and deep roots in design, digital and film - always looking for just the right amount of wrong at the intersection of stories, design, and innovation.

Before joining 180 Kingsday, Hellzen served as executive creative director at R/GA LA and helped build the LA office from scratch to over 75 employees in just two years. Previously he established the creative arm of ACNE in the US as partner, creative director and director.

He also held executive creative and innovation positions at award-winning game development studio Toca Boca and Goodby Silverstein & Partners.

He has previously judged and been awarded at both international and local award shows including Cannes Lions, the Art Director's Club, SXSW, the One Show, Clio Awards, Epica, New York Festivals and much more.