Elvin John Villar (b. 1984) is an art director and designer by trade. During his stint as an advertising creative in Manila, his poster design won gold at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the first Outdoor Gold Lion win for the Philippines. In 2017, he moved to Singapore to work as head of design at BBDO, where he continues to conceptualise and push creative work forward to this day. When it comes to his paintings, Elvin takes pleasure in breaking the rules by combining his discipline in graphic design with the freedom of abstract expressionism. With jazz as his go-to music, Elvin paints with the same energy, intensity and soul of his favorite free-form jazz artists.