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art direction // creative direction

Chris Saunders

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The short of it

I went to school back east earning a degree in Marketing. After graduation I traveled up the turnpike and began my career in NYC around some the best people in the business. I learned, I grew, I had a good time. I love that city. I then built brands in probably the most beautiful place on earth - Denver, Colorado. I worked on some national accounts, finally finding a home at JWT. For six years I lead the regional creative for Ford Motor Company, leaving as a Vice President.

Now it’s the PNW and I’ve been busy. I gave a new voice to a healthcare provider while giving voice to a new human, a little girl specifically. I went back to school and can now solve any double integral you give me but I’ve missed the creative. For the last 3 years I’ve been pursuing an Engineering degree (honor roll GPA) but it just doesn’t excite me the way being creative does. I don’t heart it.

They say when you love what you do it’s not work, that’s how I feel about advertising. I may have taken some time away from agency life, but I never stopped watching, I never stopped thinking about how it could be better. Sometimes it takes stepping back to gain a better perspective. That’s what I’ve done.

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I designed the sales presentation material for Rally Software. A software solutions company based in Denver, CO.

I designed the sales presentation material for Rally Software. A software solutions company based in Denver, CO.

 
I designed many elements for the new JWT Denver office. Working with a team of interior designers and builders we created a truly modern space.

I designed many elements for the new JWT Denver office. Working with a team of interior designers and builders we created a truly modern space.

 
there’s too much smart-ass advertising today and not enough that emotionally moves consumers to go out and buy something
— mary wells lawrence
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