It's not common to know that illustrations have somehow redefined the modern days of web/product design.
Ali Ali is a highly acclaimed director from Cairo, Egypt. With over six Cannes Lions under his belt, he has directed more than sixty commercials for brands such as Vodafone, Google, Coca-Cola, Budweiser and Amazon, and was recently named by The Gunn Report® as one of the top 10 most awarded directors in the world. Ali approached Robbert Schefman, Rob Smittenaar and Ronald Gijezen earlier this year to create a unique director’s portfolio that reflects the quality of his work, as well as his strong affinity for minimal design and typography.
His directorial debut, Never Say No To Panda won him a Cannes Gold Lion Award and with over 100 million YouTube views was named by The Guardian as “one of the most watched viral campaigns of all time.”
Never underestimate people’s appetite for watching pandas in a reign of terror!
Since then, Ali has directed more than sixty commercials for brands such as Vodafone, Google, Coca-Cola, Budweiser and Amazon. Among numerous other awards, Ali was awarded the coveted D&AD Yellow Pencil for Best Director in 2015, and was most recently awarded another Cannes Gold Lion in 2019 for his spot, Diesel.
Now running for Awwwards: www.awwwards.com/sites/ali-ali
To check out the site visit: www.alitwotimes.com
- Creative Development: Rob Smittenaar
- Art Direction & Design: Robbert Schefman
- Motion: Ronald Gijezen