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– 

bryanburtonbarnes@gmail.com


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Experience:


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

Instructing:


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.


Education:


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


Press:

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

Awards:


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