Azsa West is a director, artist and award winning executive creative director currently based in Berlin where she heads up all things creative at Anomaly. She originally hails from Southern California, but has lived and worked all over the world.
She studied photography and illustration at California College of the Arts, the internet at Hyper Island, was inducted into W+K 12– a cult disguised as an experimental school- with an emphasis on film, ideation, art direction and writing. Azsa has exhibited works at the Pompidou in Paris, Art & Science gallery in Tokyo, Los Angeles, Portland, New York, Brazil as well as a neighborhood gay bar in Sydney. A book of her drawings, “Nature Study on Lonesome Island,” was published in 2011.
Over the course of a decade, Azsa has led creative out of four W+K offices globally, plus a brief detour to Hollywood as an entertainment marketing agent at CAA. From her advertising work to her art to her filmmaking projects, her style has been described as “spellbinding, insanity inducing, mind-blowing, and gooey.” Azsa points to her global travels as a significant influence on her eclectic body of work. Yet no matter where she calls home- as a queer identified, indigenous person of color- Azsa strives to create a culture of authenticity, experimentation and inclusion.
Her work has been featured in publications such as New York Times, Vice, Hype Beast, Ad Busters, Nowness, Huffington Post, Forbes, Creativity, AdAge, Girls Like Us, Its Nice That, Put A Egg On It, CMYK, Good Magazine, Wall Street Journal and Fast Company.
Clients include Instagram, Rimowa, Nike, Air Jordan, Heineken, Trolli, Magic Leap, Coke, Google, Disney, Canada Goose, Burbery, Shiseido, Zalando, Sony, l’Occitane, Secret, Old Spice, Target, P&G, Ace Hotel, Laika Studios, Beautiful People, Air BnB, Happy Dance, Lord Jones, GoPuff, Tik Tok and MTV.