BURKE LAUDERDALE
BURKE LAUDERDALE

ABOUT ME

I once got a very shady haircut

behind a shower curtain in Nepal.

 

I thought we should start there first.

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// BIO //

Currently I'm a freelance ACD // AD living in Brooklyn who has recently returned to planet advertising after spending the better part of a year traveling the world with my wife.

As you can see, I spent part of my time receiving a shady haircut behind a shower curtain in Nepal, being photobombed by an elephant in Tanzania, swimming with the great whites of South Africa, stumbling into amethyst mines along the Skeleton Coast of Namibia and meeting the beautiful girl we've been sponsoring in Uganda.

Upon returning from our travels, we co-wrote an article titled: How Quitting Your Job Can Make You A Better Creative and ironically it has helped us land even more jobs, which makes perfect sense somehow. We also co-author a Tumblr of listserv emails from a neighborhood we used to live in. They're strange and fantastic in equal measure.

Beyond the computer, I'm currently training for the Dopey Challenge, which is a race held at Disney World every January. To complete the Dopey, you have to finish a 5k, 10k, half marathon, and then a full marathon in four days. It should be a grand time and I may even take a picture with Mickey afterward if I have enough energy.

I also enjoy standing in line for rare craft beers and trading them with people I've never met all over the United States. I also enjoy dabbling as a photographer and have a very unhealthy addiction to gear and gadgets.

Lastly, our labradoodle Winston is a certified therapy dog that would love to tell you all about his time with the See Spot Read program if you wanted to meet him at the library.

If the above sounds like someone you’d like share a coffee with personally or cross paths with professionally, I’d love to start the conversation.

Thanks for the read and the visit. I appreciate it.


// CONTACT //

burkelauderdale@gmail.com
 

// AGENCIES //

72andSunny • DISNEY • WIEDEN&KENNEDY • R/GA
GREY • THE&PARTNERSHIP • BALDWIN& • MKG
FREELANCE ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR // JUNE '16 - PRESENT

TRAVELED AROUND THE WORLD
NOMAD  //  JULY '15 - MAR '16

My wife and I left everything we knew behind to travel
Uganda, Tanzania, Namibia, South Africa, Nepal, Vietnam,
Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. 
We even made a travel blog so our parents wouldn't
freak out while we were gone.

McKINNEY
ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR  //  FEB '12 - JULY '15


MOTHER NEW YORK • DROGA5 • BBH
FREELANCE ART DIRECTOR // AUG '10 - FEB '12

ARNOLD WORLDWIDE BOSTON
ART DIRECTOR  //  DEC ’07 - JULY ’10

Panasonic, Huntington, FootJoy, Southern Comfort,
Citizens, Progressive, Volvo, Carnival, and new business.

 

 


// RECOGNITION //

WNW Featured Article: How Quitting Your Job Can Make You A Better Creative
Working Not Working Featured Profile: Profiles of the Week, Jan. 2017
Don't Get Me Started Podcast: Episode 199
Communication Arts Interactive Annual 18
AdAge's Ten Most Effective Holiday Ads of 2014
Gold IAB MIXX Award
Grand Effie Finalist
Gold Effie
Silver Effie
Webby Finalist
MITX Award
Gold, silver and bronze Hatch Awards
The Leica Meet: Photo of the Month
and even found a Gold Lion in a recycle bin.


// EDUCATION //

THE CREATIVE CIRCUS
ART DIRECTION  //  ’05 - ’07

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
ADVERTISING & SOCIOLOGY  //  ’02 - ’05