James Hilton is one of the world's most recognised and widely respected creative directors. Since co-founding AKQA in 1995, James has been at the forefront of an industry which has seen the company grow to become the world's largest independent agency. AKQA has offices in London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, and Shanghai. As a world leader in design and creativity, James has collected a multitude of global awards including Grand Prix and Gold Cannes Lions, and has also served as a judge for Cannes Lions, Webby Awards, D&AD, and as Jury Chairman for the Clio Awards and EuroBest. He was recently appointed into the Creativity 50, a list of the world's 50 most influential and inspiring creative personalities alongside Apple's Jonathan Ive. Often speaking on the international circuit, James is also a visiting lecturer at the world's most recognized and respected creative schools. Campaign magazine has named James as the UK's number one Digital Creative Director for the last two years.