Hey, I’m Bryan. Thanks for stopping by.
 
I’m currently a Creative at Droga5 in New York. Before this I was a Creative at Johannes Leonardo where I worked on Volkswagen and Kraft-Heinz. Before that, I was at BBDO New York for just over six years where I worked on everything, went everywhere and was awarded many heavy metal objects. Before all that, I drove a moving truck across America from the future swing state of Texas where I had briefly worked at a couple of agencies and is otherwise the place where I was born and raised.

I now spend my time in Brooklyn, where I can be found looking at all the dogs, crafting unusual “ads” and making my plants live forever. I’m involved with organizations like The Ali Forney Center 🌈️ and have co-taught 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:


Droga5

Senior Creative, Art Director
5.2021 – Present


Johannes Leonardo

Creative Director
ACD, Art Director
5.2019 – 5.2021


BBDO New York

ACD, Art Director
Sr. Art Director
3.2013 – 5.2019


DDB/TracyLocke Dallas

Art Director
2012 – 2013


TBWA Dallas

Art Director
2011 – 2012


Brands


Volkswagen, Kraft-Heinz, Adidas, Lululemon, Coors Light, Bombay Sapphire, AT&T, Macys, Red Cross, Dunkin’, Subway, P&G, M&Ms, Subway, CVS, Lay’s, Lowe’s, Samsung, 3M, 7-Eleven, Pedigree, Maltesers, Humana Insurance, Rogaine

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