If you must know him: born & bred in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, completed his foundation locally before moving Down Under to further his studies - Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) at Melbourne Swinburne University of Technology. 

Having been through different sides of the ad world ever since, he self-proclaimed that all those years helped mould him into what he is today - a hybrid of a creative who doesn't only dream of kickass TV spots but how the same idea can be translated into packaging, social content, in one sit. He also believes that great ideas are derived from unexpected, sometimes strange insight or observation. Generic insights will only yield generic ideas, which unsurprisingly produces generic results.

Over the years he has worked and led amazing teams cracking ‘big idea’ campaigns to effective ‘small idea’ activations for brands such as Apple, Coca-Cola, Minute Maid, Oreo, Sloggi, Dulux, Sephora and many more (which apparently not worth mentioning). He is also the f***er who should've gotten fired (according to @yannikwenk) to coin the term #slofie, yes, that Slo-mo selfie thing. 

Outside of striving for creative happiness, Ewan takes overly art-directed (read: vsco filters) street photography and recently thanks to COVID, started picking up drawing too. 

Currently resided in Shanghai preaching Naval’s wisdom. Along with his AJs collection.


Recent International Awards

Tribeca X / Best Short Film
D&AD / Wood Pencil / Direction 
One Show / Bronze / Branded Entertainment: Art Direction
Cannes Lion / Bronze / Film Craft / Direction

Spikes Asia / Silver / Direction / Apple
Spikes Asia / Silver / Cinematography / Apple
Cannes Lion / Bronze / Film / Direction


Recent History

Creative Director
/TBWA/Media Arts Lab
June 2018 – NOW
BTC $7658

Creative Director
/FCB (Greater China)
November 2017 – June 2018
BTC  $6879

Creative Director
/Mullen Lowe Group (China)
January 2017 – November 2017
BTC  $1028

Freelance Associate Creative Director
/BBH Shanghai
September 2016 – December 2016
BTC  $572.52

Creative + Design Director (Co-Founder)
/Teeth Pte Ltd Singapore
October 2015 – October 2016
BTC  $237.64

Creative Lead 
/Newton TAC Kuala Lumpur
March 2015 – September 2015
BTC  $251

/BBH Shanghai
August 2014 – January 2015
BTC  $585

Creative Group Head
/Geometry Global (formerly known as OgilvyAction)
June 2013 – June 2014 (1 year 1 month)
BTC  $70


Ewan Yap
inbox/ ewanyap@gmail.com
skype/ ewanyapwl