Joey David Tiempo is the Founder and CEO of Octopus&Whale, a Game and Experience Design Agency based in Manila.
Joey’s body of work has been recognized at LIA, D&AD, Cannes Lions, One Show, Clio, AWARD, and Webby, among others. She is a regular juror in the global awards circuit and has recently been invited as Jury President for Spikes Asia Entertainment, Gaming, and Music, and the ADC 103rd Annual Awards Gaming categories. She was part of inaugural juries for LIA Evolution and Creativity in the Metaverse and Entertainment Lions for Gaming.
Her biggest achievement to date has been successfully launching a start-up during a global pandemic. Octopus&Whale now partners with the Philippines' most iconic names in business, including Nestlé, SM, Meralco, NutriAsia, Unilab, and Philippine Airlines.
She is passionate about nurturing young creative talent and actively contributes to the advertising industry and academia. She created the country’s first course on the Culture of Gaming and serves as a lecturer at the University of Asia and the Pacific.
Joey is an avid gamer, frequent speaker, mentor to young creative entrepreneurs, mother to a prodigy. Her latest adventure: Keri Kita, a podcast with her husband to help parents raise responsible gamers.