Hey, I’m Bryan. Thanks for stopping by.

I’m currently a Creative at Johannes Leonardo where I work on Volkswagen, Kraft-Heinz and other super secret projects. Before this, I was at BBDO New York for just over six years where I worked on everything, went everywhere and won many internationally recognized paperweights. Before that, I drove a moving truck across America. And before that, I worked at a couple different agencies in the great future swing state of Texas.

I now spend my time in Brooklyn, where I can be found looking at all the dogs, crafting unusual ads and creating pocket-sized oil paintings

I also sometimes volunteer with organizations like the Ali Forney Center 🌈️ and co-teach an ad portfolio class at the School of Visual Arts, where students have made things like this, this and this.

Say hi– 





Johannes Leonardo

Associate Creative Director, Art Director
Volkswagen, Kraft-Heinz, Adidas
5.2019 – Present

BBDO New York

Associate Creative Director, Art Director
P&G, Dunkin’, Snickers, Bombay Sapphire, Red Cross, Sandy Hook Promise, Humana Insurance
3.2015 – 5.2019

BBDO New York

Senior Art Director
Lowe’s, M&M’s, AT&T, Dove Chocolate, Subway, CVS, 3M, Rogaine, Macy’s Pedigree
2.2014 – 3.2015

BBDO New York

Art Director
Gillette, Emirates Airlines, Tamiflu
3.2013 – 2.2014

DDB/TracyLocke Dallas

Art Director
Samsung, HP, 7-Eleven, Dallas Tourism
2012 – 2013

TBWA Dallas

Art Director
Slurpee, AT&T, 7-Eleven, Arnold Breads
2009 – 2012


School of Visual Arts
Academic Instructor
8.2016 – Present
Co-teaching an Undergraduate Advanced Advertising Portfolio class.
Students have won awards @ D&AD, One Show, Clio's, ADC and Future Lions.


University of North Texas
College of Visual Arts & Design
BFA in Communication Design - Art Direction
Honors Graduate, Top Portfolio
2019: Awarded UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn
Distinguished Professional Achievement Award


Variety, People, New York Times, HuffPo, FastCo, Creativity, The New Yorker, Forbes, Mashable, Hypebeast, NBC, Hypebeast, Lürzer's Archive, Washington Post, Communication Arts, Adweek


Emmy Awards x Outstanding Commercial
Cannes Lion x Film Grand Prix
Cannes Lions x 9
Cannes Lions Shortlist x 5
D&AD Pencils x 7
D&AD Impact Pencils x 3
Clios x 9
London International x Grand
London International x 8
One Show x Cultural Driver
One Show Gold Pencils x 6
One Show Shortlists x 11
ADC Cubes x 5
AICP x 7
AdColor x Ad of The Year
Andys x 3
New York Festivals x 7
Webbys x 4
Effies x 4
Addys x 12
Addys x Best of Show
Epica x 2
One Show x Top 10 Art Directors 2018
Cannes Lions x Top 50 Art Directors Globally 2018