180 Kingsday
Kalle Hellzen
Executive Creative Director

Bio: Kalle Hellzen

Kalle is a multi-disciplined ECD with a passion for craft and roots in design, digital and film. He is always looking for just the right amount of wrong at the intersection of stories, design, and innovation. 

A Swedish native, Kalle has over two decades of international experience having worked on four continents. Before joining 180 Kingsday, he served as executive creative director at R/GA LA and helped build the LA office from scratch to over 75 employees in just two years. Previously Kalle established the creative arm of ACNE in the US as a partner, creative director and director. 

Kalle also held executive creative and innovation positions at award-winning game development studio Toca Boca and Goodby Silverstein & Partners. Throughout his career, Kalle has judged creative work at Cannes Lions 2018, Le BOOK Connections L.A. 2017, Andy Awards 2017, The A-List Awards 2013, NXT Stage 2012 and Månadens Kampanj. He has also written for Campaign and Adweek.