ABOUT
As a freelance creative director, I’m working on brands you know. And might even like.

I’m fortunate to collaborate with some of the most admired creative agencies in NY, LA and occassionally in Berlin to create global, national and integated brand campaigns with a focus on creative strategy, concept development and design aesthetics.

From new business pitches and platform idea assignments to digital products, social, activations and everything in between—like directing video shoots or participating in workshops with CMO’s—I work on pretty much everything. I’ve lead agency and client teams creatively, but am also happy to roll up my sleeves and get hands-on when the project needs it.

My work has garnered attention from publications like Adweek, Creativity, PSFK, TechCrunch and UK’s Mirror among others while amassing earned-media coverage from television networks worldwide. 

And despite having an indecipherable sense of humor, I’m very much appreciative to have been called back by a majority of the places listed below.  

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FREELANCE EXPERIENCE
2006 - Present
Freelance creative director/ art director

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SELECT AGENCIES
BBDO 
B-Reel LA
Commonwealth//McCann
Droga5 
Enso
Giant Spoon 
Havas 
KBS+ 
Laundry Service 
Mother LA 
North Kingdom 
Ogilvy
Publicis  
TBWA Berlin
Troika 
360i 
72andSunny

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SELECT IN-HOUSE EXPERIENCE
Al-Jazeera America 
Ebay 
Equinox Fitness

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SELECT BRAND EXPERIENCE
Absolut Vodka
Adidas
American Express
Asics
AT&T
BMW
Canon
Charles Schwab
Chevrolet
Diet Coke
ESPN
Footlocker
GE
Godiva
Google
iShares/BlackRock
Johnnie Walker
JBL/Harmon Kardon
LG
MINI
NFL Network
Papa John’s
PGA Tour
Starbucks
Target
Toyota
Triscuit
Wells Fargo  

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STAFF EXPERIENCE
2001 - 2006
Art director
Ogilvy

American Express
Delta Air Lines
IBM
Miller Lite
NY Mets
SAP
& New Business

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RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2018: Contributed to AOR win of the PGA Tour for Troika.
2017: Contributed to NFL Networks’ most successful holiday social campaign to date.         
2014: Contributed to global launch of Chevrolet/ Manchester United,
          resulting in most viewed post ever, most shared post ever,
          and most viewed-in-full video ever for GM and Man Utd. 

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AWARDS 
Yes. Some people do find joy in them.

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EDUCATION 
School of Visual Arts, NY
BFA Advertising

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PERSONAL 
Trilingual german, russian, and english. I can also count to one hundred in japanese.
Et mon français est comme ci, comme ça.


Say hello to learn more.


Say hello to learn more.

+1 310 - 920 - 1680      helloemil - at - gmail.com


Say hello to learn more.

+1 310 - 920 - 1680      helloemil - at - gmail.com


+1 310 - 920 - 1680      helloemil - at - gmail.com


+1 310 - 920 - 1680      helloemil - at - gmail.com