Writer & Creative Director, DDB Dubai.

Zahir Mirza is a prolific writer, thinker and big idea developer, whose mastery of the written word is plainly evident in his diverse and ever-evolving body of work.

Zahir is always pushing the boundaries with his bold ideas and innovative communication devices. And while at it, he harnesses the power and reach of social media to make them that much more accessible and engaging. 

In his 12 year career, he has worked across a roster of big global brands. And has deservedly won the highest honours at every major creative and effective International Advertising Awards Show. D&AD, One Show, Cannes Lions, Clio, ADC, Andy Awards, Effies, LIA, New York Festival, Dubai Lynx, to name just a few.

Zahir brings bold thinking and strategic heft to every project he undertakes. And he is a passionate advocate of the power of collaboration in making better, better. A true team leader, who leads by example, he inspires those around him, getting them fired up for projects that matter. Needless to say, he is a standout presenter of the work he creates. To quote him “sell it like a muzzle to a pit bull”

Over the last five years, he has consistently been recognised by the Gunn Report, The Big Won Report, and the B/W Report, as one of the top 10 most awarded and recognised Creative Directors in the region. And he is held in high regard by his peers and colleagues.

When not snowed under by his day job, Zahir spends a fair amount of time penning short film screenplays, collaborating with installation artists, beta-testing start-up ideas and yes even mulling the moment when he will just walk away from it all.