Ali Bati has been the most internationally-awarded art director in Turkey, winning over 100 national and international awards, including Cannes Lions, the New York Festivals, the Epica Awards, Eurobest, Golden Drum and the Crystal Apple Awards (Turkey's most prestigious award for advertising creativity). His work has also been recognized for effectiveness, with several Effie Awards.
Ali's success started early on in his career where during his first year in advertising, he brought Turkey's first success at Cannes Lions, which also made him the youngest creative in Turkey to be awarded at Cannes.
He went on in 2007, to be awarded Art Director of the Year in Turkey by GMK (Turkish Society of Graphic Design). In 2009 he won two Lions contributing to his agency ranking third as Agency of the Year at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. In 2010 he continued his success, by being awarded two Lions, assisting the agency to rank fourth in the Agency of the Year listing. Turkishtime magazine listed him as one of the most 50 creative people in Turkey.
At the 17th Golden Drum Advertising Festival, he brought three awards back home, including Turkey's first Grand Prix. In 2011, he became the first Turkish creative to have his work published on the cover of Luerzer's Archive and was named by Luerzer's Archive as the number one art director in the world.
Throughout his career Ali has worked for leading global and local brands like Coca Cola, Omo, Magnum, Cornetto, Knorr, Is Bankası, Finansbank, Dove, Fanta, Sprite, Ülker, Ford, Audi, Isuzu, Lassa, Istikbal, Sok, Tansas, Boyner, Turkmall, CNN, Doluca. He respectively worked at Rafineri, Fabrica, Italy - known for its campaigns for Benetton, DDB&Co and Apple and MullenLowe.
Ali was awarded his PhD in Graphic Design at The University of Marmara, where he previously completed his BA, ranking top of his class.
Currently he is living in Istanbul and New York. He is working as a freelance creative director and continuing his study at Parsons MFA Design and Technology. He is still undecided about whether to keep this bio in third person or rewrite it in first person.