I love problems.
Ever since I was a kid I have enjoyed problem solving. I am a creative thinker and my brain is my crutch. I welcome a challenge, and if its difficult I won't stop until I get it.
Ads solve problems.
There are different kinds of problems. For instance the ones people have, and then there are ones that companies and brands have. I strive to create advertising that can solve both and think that is when it's most effective.
Bio - Birth.Present.
eyes open. adopted. s. korea to upstate ny one way. learn to ski. turn 4. move to PA. first day of school. karate lessons. 2nd grade. chicago. being the new kid. ice rinks. middle school. switch to snowboarding. move back east. welcome to new jersey. adhd. another new school. once again the new kid. broken wrist. living the high life. 8th grade graduation. high school parties. learn to drive. junior year. house burns down. life goes on. graduation day. beach house. off to college. outta college. chicago city college. leave that college. lets try art school. philadelphia. snowboarding season. don't go to class. college is not for me. move to boston. be a grill cook. make money. buy a truck. move to tahoe. turn 21. find out what debt is. back to jersey. late nights and bloodshot eyes. had enough. tahoe bound. become a farmer. feeling wanting. discover miami ad school. move to sf. nyc and the chocolate factory. summer in moscow. back to sf. become an ad grad. turn it up to 11. back to the east coast. c.h.i. not chai. &toronto. back to the apple. the bands back together. 360i. time to pack. 15 days in an rv. last stop, LA. moved. studio. freelance. proof. and can't wait for what's next.
Alejandro & Chris
Chris Dumas // Senior Art Director
Proof Collective // 6/18 - Present
Creative Director of Branding and Content
Freelancing LA // 7/15 - Present
360i LA, Phenomenon, Beats By Dre, Proof Collective
360i NYC // 2/15 - Present
AMC The Walking Dead, Butterfinger, Perrier, Oreo, HBO, Stella Artois, Toyota, Corona, New Business
Miami Ad School NYC // 6/15 – Present
Oversee and teach copywriting and art direction students as an instructor/creative director. Provide them feedback and help them build their ideas. I teach Portfolio Review which is the last class a student takes to make sure their portfolio is as good as it can be, and a class called Head-To-Head, which is a concepting class geared at award show briefs.
The&Partnership [Toronto, ON] // 10/14 - 2/15
CHI & Partners NY // 07/12 - 2/15
Maxi Nutrition, Every Mother Counts, Food Bank of NYC, Hotel Indigo, Direct Energy, WNET Thirteen, Samsung, HP, New Business
Eleven Inc. SF // 04/12 - 06/12
Sun Valley, NetApp, SF Tourism, Union Bank
Saatchi & Saatchi Moscow, Russia. // 07/11 - 010/11
Milka Chocolate, Burn Energy Drink, Picnic Candy Bar, Ariel Laundry Detergent
Ogilvy & Mather NYC // 04/11 - 07/11
UPS, IBM, DoveMen, New Business
J.Founds Home Improvement // 5 years
Carpenter - I can build pretty much anything.
Day In The Lyfe Graffiti Magazine // 2 years
Design + Silk Screen Clothing Line
Miami Ad School // San Francisco / New York
Art Direction - 01/10-12/11
Awards / Acclamations
Work featured on:
Good Morning America, USA Today, Creativity Oniline, BestAds on TV, Fast Company, AdWeek, AdAge, AgencySpy, Gizmodo, CNet, LEBOOK, Advertolog, EnGadget, Reddit Front Page, Huffington Post, The New York Egotist, and more...
2017 D&AD New Blood - Pencil (x6)
2017 New York Festivals - Silver
2014 FWA Photo of the Day
2013 Webby (Nominee)
2013 Effie (Finalist)
2012 Cannes Future Lions (Finalist)
2011 Global Best Digital Advertising Awards Festival (Finalist x2)
Featured interview on CompKarma
Check it out here.
Featured on Creative and Hungry
Building Real Things
Living off of Doritos and Coke