Ayse Altinok is a Turkish-born filmmaker whose unique work is characterized by emotional narratives and rich visuals. With an art education (Majored in Graphic Design at the University of Mimar Sinan / Istanbul) and ten years of experience as an art director at Wieden + Kennedy in both Portland and Amsterdam, she brings depth and beauty to projects from short films to music videos to commercials.
After living in the Netherlands for a decade, she is currently based in Los Angeles where she creates film and commercial content. Over the last 15 years of her Creative career Ayse has been recognized internationally including winning a “A La Flip” Award, a Van Gogh Award, a One Show Award, Gold Clio, an Epica, an Art Director’s Club Award, an AICP and an Andy Award. Her work has been featured in Luerzer’s Archive, Adcritic, Coloribus, Boards Magazine, Motionographer, Portus Imaging, Shots Magazine and Lookbooks.
In 2009, Ayse’s first short film, “Hortum” was officially selected by Film Festivals such as Melbourne International Film Festival, Raindance FF, Miami International FF, San Francisco International Festival of Short Films, Arizona Underground FF, Branchage Festival, Rome International FF, Amsterdam Film Festival (Special Jury Prize for Best Drama)
The following year, Ayse’s second film “The Particulars” won The Best Drama and The Best Actor at the Oregon Independent Film Festival. As a senior creative at Wieden + Kennedy for 10 years, her diverse roster of clients features Nike, Coca-Cola, Levi’s, Escada, Electronic Arts, P&G, Anne Frank Museum and many more.
In 2014 Ayse has directed a short film called “A Day At The Mall Reminds Me Of America” this piece was exhibitied at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and Figge Art Museum in Davenport.