ABOUT

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

David Bradley has worked in advertising for 32 years as a distinguished writer and Creative Director at agencies such as: Martin/Williams in Minneapolis, Chiat/Day in Los Angeles and New York, Stein Robaire Helm in Los Angeles, Lambesis in San Diego, Kirshenbaum & Bond, Ammirati & Puris, Ogilvy and McGarry Bowen in New York. For the past 10 years, he has worked in-house at DIRECTV/AT&T in New York.

In advertising, David has won many of the industry’s most prestigious awards. His work has been featured in The One Show, Communication Arts, Archive, the Magazine Publishers Association, The Kellys, the Clios and the New York Art Directors Club. Clients he has worked for run the gamut of popular culture: from Disney to Charles David shoes and GUESS? to Nissan, MasterCard, Dom Perignon, IBM, Charles Schwab, DIRECTV and AT&T.

His commercials for IBM and Lotus have been featured at the Museum of Modern Art in New York as well as the Museum of Radio & Television.

David is recognized as an accomplished poet. His books include: Sprig (1990), Bud (1991), A Maggid (1995), and Jesus in Hell (1997). After reading Bud, Pulitzer-prize-winning Annie Dillard wrote, “It’s a wonderful book, poetry and art both. I’m honored to have a part, a small part, in your fine poem.”

Several of his drawings and paintings may be found in private collections in the United States and Europe. He has received both secular and religious commissions.

 

EDUCATION

1985
Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota
Bachelor of Arts. Business Administration. English Literature, Philosophy, Linguistics, and Theology.

1991  
U.C.L.A. Painting and drawing under Black Mountain College alumni Arnold Schifrin.

2003
The Art Students League, under Mary Beth McKenzie

 

RESUME

2009Present
Creative Director.  DIRECTV/AT&T Creative Services.

2008
Freelance: Helped Deutsch win USAA financial services. To date, the New York office’s biggest win. $100 million.

2006—July, 2007
Creative Director, mcgarrybowen, NY: Disney and Verizon

2005 Freelance:
At Euro, inspired the look & tone of the Charles Schwab television campaign; also wrote print which is running nationally now.

Aug. ’04 Freelance:
Helped SS&K win Anthem. The largest health insurer in the U.S.

2003
Art Students League, New York

May ‘98—Jan. ‘03
Senior Partner/ACD,
OGILVY, NY:  IBM, ONDCP,
Kodak, Ameritrade,
Goldman Sachs

June ‘95—Apr. ’98 SVP/ACD,
AMMIRATI & PURIS, NY:
Compaq, MasterCard, Aetna

1995
Art History at NYU

Oct. ‘94—May ’95
KIRSHENBAUM & BOND, NY: Dom Perignon, Isotoner,
Keds, K&B Web Site

Oct. ‘93—Sept. ’94
DDB, NY: New York Lottery, Seiko, Mobil, Amtrak, Cigna, Seagrams

Jan.—Sept. ’93
Freelance: Charles David footwear, Suzuki motorcycles, HYPE clothing, GUESS?, Perkins restaurants, Lexus

1992
Art and English Lit. at UCLA

‘89—’92
STEIN ROBAIRE HELM, LA: Roland musical products, IKEA, DayRunner, Clarion car audio, Giro bike helmets, Redken hair products

‘88—’89
CHIAT/DAY, LA: Nissan

‘87—’88
PHILLIPS-RAMSEY, San Diego: San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, Louisiana Downs and Del Mar horse racing tracks, Lynx golf

‘85—’87
MARTIN/WILLIAMS, Minneapolis: All the collateral everyone else didn’t want. 3M, Mariner, NWNL insurance, Baker’s Square restaurants

1985   
B.A. in Business Administration, English Lit., Philosophy, Linguistics and Theology from Bethel College,  St. Paul, MN

 

ABOUT

I also make art & write poetry.
Click Here

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

David Bradley has worked in advertising for 32 years as a distinguished writer and Creative Director at agencies such as: Martin/Williams in Minneapolis, Chiat/Day in Los Angeles and New York, Stein Robaire Helm in Los Angeles, Lambesis in San Diego, Kirshenbaum & Bond, Ammirati & Puris, Ogilvy and McGarry Bowen in New York. For the past 10 years, he has worked in-house at DIRECTV/AT&T in New York.

In advertising, David has won many of the industry’s most prestigious awards. His work has been featured in The One Show, Communication Arts, Archive, the Magazine Publishers Association, The Kellys, the Clios and the New York Art Directors Club. Clients he has worked for run the gamut of popular culture: from Disney to Charles David shoes and GUESS? to Nissan, MasterCard, Dom Perignon, IBM, Charles Schwab, DIRECTV and AT&T.

His commercials for IBM and Lotus have been featured at the Museum of Modern Art in New York as well as the Museum of Radio & Television.

David is recognized as an accomplished poet. His books include: Sprig (1990), Bud (1991), A Maggid (1995), and Jesus in Hell (1997). After reading Bud, Pulitzer-prize-winning Annie Dillard wrote, “It’s a wonderful book, poetry and art both. I’m honored to have a part, a small part, in your fine poem.”

Several of his drawings and paintings may be found in private collections in the United States and Europe. He has received both secular and religious commissions.

 

EDUCATION

1985
Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota
Bachelor of Arts. Business Administration. English Literature, Philosophy, Linguistics, and Theology.

1991  
U.C.L.A. Painting and drawing under Black Mountain College alumni Arnold Schifrin.

2003
The Art Students League, under Mary Beth McKenzie

 

RESUME

2009Present
Creative Director.  DIRECTV/AT&T Creative Services.

2008
Freelance: Helped Deutsch win USAA financial services. To date, the New York office’s biggest win. $100 million.

2006—July, 2007
Creative Director, mcgarrybowen, NY: Disney and Verizon

2005 Freelance:
At Euro, inspired the look & tone of the Charles Schwab television campaign; also wrote print which is running nationally now.

Aug. ’04 Freelance:
Helped SS&K win Anthem. The largest health insurer in the U.S.

2003
Art Students League, New York

May ‘98—Jan. ‘03
Senior Partner/ACD,
OGILVY, NY:  IBM, ONDCP,
Kodak, Ameritrade,
Goldman Sachs

June ‘95—Apr. ’98 SVP/ACD,
AMMIRATI & PURIS, NY:
Compaq, MasterCard, Aetna

1995
Art History at NYU

Oct. ‘94—May ’95
KIRSHENBAUM & BOND, NY: Dom Perignon, Isotoner,
Keds, K&B Web Site

Oct. ‘93—Sept. ’94
DDB, NY: New York Lottery, Seiko, Mobil, Amtrak, Cigna, Seagrams

Jan.—Sept. ’93
Freelance: Charles David footwear, Suzuki motorcycles, HYPE clothing, GUESS?, Perkins restaurants, Lexus

1992
Art and English Lit. at UCLA

‘89—’92
STEIN ROBAIRE HELM, LA: Roland musical products, IKEA, DayRunner, Clarion car audio, Giro bike helmets, Redken hair products

‘88—’89
CHIAT/DAY, LA: Nissan

‘87—’88
PHILLIPS-RAMSEY, San Diego: San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, Louisiana Downs and Del Mar horse racing tracks, Lynx golf

‘85—’87
MARTIN/WILLIAMS, Minneapolis: All the collateral everyone else didn’t want. 3M, Mariner, NWNL insurance, Baker’s Square restaurants

1985   
B.A. in Business Administration, English Lit., Philosophy, Linguistics and Theology from Bethel College,  St. Paul, MN