justin_portrait2

Who is Justin?

With nearly two decades of experience in the advertising jungle, Justin is a highly awarded Creative Director working at the intersection of commerce and creativity.

He has led many Creative Director duties where he received every major advertising award including Cannes Lions, One Show Pencils, Art Directors Club Pencils and one of those Radio Mercury Awards amongst many others. In 2015 his #TBT Twix Bites campaign was recognized by the Gunn Report as the Third Most Awarded Film Campaign in the World and the Most Awarded in the USA. His work helped contribute to BBDO’s Adweek Agency of the Year and 2015 One Show Network of the Year decorations. Justin believes there is an art to storytelling and each brand has something unique to say, it just needs to be said to the right people at the right time. It’s what gets him out of the bed in the morning.

Concurrently, Justin is a retired touring musician and a highly decorated political cartoonist whose work has been published in hundreds of major newspapers, magazines, books and textbooks across the world. His cartoons are permanently archived in The Library of Congress while his CDs can be found in hundreds of record store dollar bins across the country.

While trying to bring humor and positivity in moments of misfortune, Justin also spent time at Walter Reed National Military Center as a USO entertainer drawing for soldiers critically wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. Near home, Justin also frequents The Ronald McDonald House, Gilda's Club and Bellevue Children's Hospital to bring smiles to the faces of sick children.

Currently Justin lives in Westchester with his incredibly supportive wife, two sons, two pugs, a dusty drum set, a car that needs washing and a lawn that needs mowing.

Past & Present

Freelance
Creative Powerhouse
2020 - Present Day

MullenLowe
VP, Creative Director
2019 - 2020

Anomaly
Creative Director
2018 - 2019

GREY
Creative Director
2016 - 2018

BBDO
Creative Director
2010 - 2016

Razorfish
Senior Art Director
2007- 2010

ATMOSPHERE BBDO
Art Director
2006-2007

Cliff Freeman & Partners
Design Director / Creative
2003-2006

COLDWELL BANKER, Chicago
Marketing Director
2002-2003

Behind the Scenes