One of us is Toan Mai and the other one is Quynh Tran. It doesn’t really matter who is who, really. We speak the same mother tongue, grew up in the same city, went to the same high school and ad school, uprooted our lives to move to the same country, and now sit in the same cubicle. We even started our careers the same way as two copywriters. One of us is now an art director. It took some rock-paper-scissors.

Toan pre-Quynh
Jr. Copywriter |Ogilvy Singapore | 2021-2022
Freelancer | And-Us Dubai, Ogilvy Dubai, Impact BBDO Dubai | 2020-2021
Creative Intern | DAVID Madrid, GREY New York, LOLA MullenLowe, Ogilvy Japan | 2018-2020

Quynh pre-Toan
Jr. Copywriter | INNOCEAN Berlin | 2021-2022
Creative Intern | INNOCEAN Berlin, Publicis Italy, BETC Paris | 2020-2021

“To qualify for the O-1B visa, you must demonstrate extraordinary ability and achievements in your respective field (see USCIS Policy Manual Volume 2, Part M, Chapter E and Appendix: Satisfying the O-1B Evidentiary Requirements). You’ll be required to present the combination of supporting documents, including Recognitions and Awards:

“Recognitions”

2024 Cannes See It Be It – Finalist
1 of 70 women to make it to the final shortlist, out of 1287 total applicants

2024 ANDYs Awards Global Jury – Rising Star
1 of 3 young creatives chosen to judge the show alongside 21 main jurors

2023 Adweek Creative 100
Top 100 creatives in Advertising

2022 Adweek Young Influentials
Top 27 individuals under 40 making an impact in Media, Marketing, Tech and the Creator Economy

2022 Young Lions Germany – Finalist
2021 ADC Europe – High Potentials
2021 The One Club Portfolio Night All-Stars
2021 The One Club Portfolio Night – Best Portfolio in Dubai

“Awards”

↳ Cannes Lions
2022 Silver – Brand Experience & Activation – Gamer Asylum
2022 Bronze – PR – Love The Work More
2022 Shortlist – Direct – Gamer Asylum
2022 Shortlist – Design – Wall of Haikus
2020-21 Shortlist – Outdoor – The Best Neighbor

↳ D&AD
2023 Wood Pencil – Direct – Gamer Asylum
2022 Wood Pencil – Branding – IKEA for Aliens

↳ One Show
2023 Merit – Direct – Gamer Asylum
2023 Merit – Experiential – Gamer Asylum

↳ One Show Asia
2023 Silver – Events / Stunts / Competitions – Gamer Asylum
2023 Shortlist – Experiential – Gamer Asylum

↳ CLIO
2023 Silver – Creative Commerce – Gamer Asylum
2023 Silver – Public Relations – Gamer Asylum
2022 Bronze – Direct – Gamer Asylum

↳ London International Awards
2023 Bronze – Branded Entertainment: Gaming – Gamer Asylum
2023 Bronze – Transformative Business Impact: Customer Experience – Gamer Asylum
2022 Finalist – Ambient & Activation: Direct Marketing: Consumer – Gamer Asylum
2022 Finalist – Non-Traditional: Gaming – Gamer Asylum

↳ The Side Show
2022 Best in Category – WTF/Others – Love The Work More
2022 Silver – Social Good – Love The Work More

+ some frivolous student awards from a lifetime ago.

Press

Global News Morning / Global News Morning Toronto / Toronto Star / National Post / Virgin Radio Edmonton / Eater / Good Morning America / CNN / TODAY / Fast Company / Bloomberg / ABC News / Forbes / Business Insider / People / Hypebeast / Contagious / Mashable / Fortune / Line Today / Tribun News / Marketing Interactive / Design Boom / Reddit / Bored Panda / Paris Match / Print Mag / The Brew / Design Taxi / EveryLittled / Adweek / Campaign / Campaign US / Contagious / The Drum / Little Black Book / AdAge / Muse by Clio / etc.