Portrait by Amanda Demme

Portrait by Amanda Demme

I am a creative director with a focus on creating new and unusual advertising. My work is inspired and informed by human behavior, pop culture, art, theater, and emerging technology. It is my personal opinion that the best ad never feels like one. 

I like catered meetings and making internet-powered things; I do not like writing “about me” sections. 


EMPLOYMENT

Creative Director
VIRTUE Worldwide - The Creative Agency by VICE
 
New York, November 2017 - Present

Associate Creative Director
Johannes Leonardo, June 2017 - October 2017

Associate Creative Director
Ogilvy
 New York, August 2016 - June 2017
Content & Social Group, working on nontraditional, interactive, and entertainment-based briefs across all Ogilvy accounts

Senior Art Director/ACD
Freelance
 March 2015 - July 2016
R/GA, Droga5, 360i, Y&R, Huge, Carrot, etc. 

Art Director
Razorfish
 New York, June 2012 - March 2015
Axe, Mercedes-Benz, Smart, Spotify, Uniqlo, and new business

Art Director
BBDO
 New York, May 2010 - June 2012
AT&T, Bank of America, Gillette, J&J, Mars, and new business

Designer
Potrero
 San Francisco, September 2006 - April 2010
Branding, banners, print ads, websites, direct mail, etc. 

Intern
Frank Creative
 Los Angeles, June 2005 – April 2006
Probably the worst intern because I was 17.
Resized a million print ads. 

EDUCATION

Art Institute of California, San Francisco
Bachelor's of Science, Advertising

Otis College of Art & Design, Los Angeles
Foundational fine art studies in drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, bookmaking, and letterpress. 
 

ETC

Miami Ad School New York, July 2014 - February 2015
Instructor


AWARDS

Spotify Year in Music
The One Show - Data & Human Experience - Gold
The One Show - Interactive Merit Award
The Clio Awards - Music, Digital/Social - Silver
The Clio Awards - Music, Innovative - Bronze
Mashies - Best Global Campaign - Winner
London International Awards - Digital, Sites - Silver
The Webby Awards - Media & Entertainment - Winner
The Webby Awards - Best Visual Design Aesthetic - Nominee
Creative Review Annual 2015 - Featured Project
Cannes Lions - Use of Social Data & Insight - Shortlist
Cannes Lions Innovation - Creative Data, Storytelling - Shortlist
The Shorty Awards - Best in Music - Honorable Mention
OMMA Awards - Online Advertising Creativity: Viral Campaign
OMMA Awards - Web Site Excellence: Entertainment
New York Festivals - Digital Design - Finalist Award
The FWA - Site of the Day 3/1/15
aWWWards - Site of the Day 2/12/15
CSS Awards - Site of the Day 2/6/15


Spotify Found Them First
Cannes Lions - Use of Social Data & Insight - Silver
The One Show - Interactive Publications & Media Merit Award
The Webby Awards - People’s Voice: Brand Strategy
The Webby Awards - People’s Voice: Media & Entertainment
The Shorty Awards - Entertainment - Silver
The Shorty Awards - Entertainment - Bronze
The Shorty Awards - Data Visualization - Bronze
Lürzer’s Archive - January 2016
The FWA - Site of the Day 10/13/15
The FWA - Mobile Site of the Day 10/13/15
aWWWards - Site of the Day 10/14/15
 

Spotify Time for Turkey
The Webby Awards - Music - Honoree
New York Festivals - Interactive Applications - Finalist Award


Uniqlo GIF Box
The Clio Awards - Graphic Design - Gold
The Clio Awards - Social Media - Bronze
The Webby Awards - Branded Content - Winner
Mashies - Best Use of GIFs



Spotify Taste Rewind
Cannes Lions - Use of Social Data & Insight - Silver
The One Show - Interactive Publications & Media Merit Award
The Webby Awards - People’s Voice: Brand Strategy
The Webby Awards - People’s Voice: Media & Entertainment
The Shorty Awards - Entertainment - Silver
The Shorty Awards - Entertainment - Bronze
The Shorty Awards - Data Visualization - Bronze
Lürzer’s Archive - January 2016
The FWA - Site of the Day 10/13/15
The FWA - Mobile Site of the Day 10/13/15
aWWWards - Site of the Day 10/14/15


Spotify Discover Weekly
The One Show - Intellectual Property - Silver
Cannes Lions - Entertainment, Innovation - Shortlist
Cannes Lions - Creative Data, Models/Tools/Platforms - Shortlist
Cannes Lions - Mobile, Data/Insight - Shortlist
The Webby Awards - People’s Voice: Mobile Sites & Apps (Best Streaming Audio)


Mercedes-Benz Take the Wheel
Effie Award - Automotive - Silver
Cannes Lions - Branded Content & Entertainment - Shortlist
IAB Mixx Award - Product Launch - Silver
IAB Mixx Award - Branded Content - Bronze
WOMMA Award - Engagement - Silver
MMA Smarties Award - Direct Response/Conversion - Gold
MMA Smarties Award - Brand Awareness - Silver
MMA Smarties Award - Product/Services Launch - Silver
Digiday Video Award - Best In-Stream Video Ad
WARC 100 Best Campaigns of 2015 - #47
Epica Award - Online Campaigns, Automotive - Silver


My mom once described me as "funnier than Tina Fey" (she's wrong)