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Erik Heisholt

Executive Creative Director & Founder


Heisholt Inc. - Oslo, Norway

Erik Heisholt is a highly awarded creative director in Scandinavia, having received recognition from numerous industry awards, including two Grand Prix and multiple golds, silvers, and bronzes at Cannes Lions, as well as  One Show, Clio, D&AD, Eurobest, Epica, Cresta, and LIAA awards, among others. At the age of 30, he was appointed Executive Creative Director at Leo Burnett Oslo, leading the agency to win numerous international creative awards including being named one of the top 10 creative agencies in the world by Ad Age for two consecutive years. At 33, he was also the youngest recipient of Norway's lifetime achievement award, the Golden Pencil.

Erik has served on the jury for several industry awards including Cannes Lions Film, D&AD, Clio Awards, One Show, and Eurobest. He has spent the past three decades working to create a harmonious blend of marketing, strategy, cultural experiences, big ideas, and beautifully crafted words, stories, and images, while also experimenting with media and technology. He values honesty, respect, and collaboration in his work with clients and colleagues, and is committed to creating iconic work. Furthermore, he is an avid Leeds United supporter.