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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// HELLO //

I'm an art director based in Brooklyn and have recently returned to planet advertising after spending the better part of a year traveling the world with my wife.

Part of my time abroad was spent 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, my wife and I co-wrote an article titled: How Quitting Your Job Can Make You A Better Creative that was published by Working Not Working. Ironically, it has helped us land even more gigs, which makes perfect sense somehow. We also co-author The Listserv, which is an Instagram page made up of all the crazy emails we receive from a neighborhood we used to live in. They're strange and fantastic in equal measure.

In my spare time, I’m usually training for marathons and standing in line at breweries for rare craft beers. I then trade some of those brews 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 sometime.

Thanks for dropping by my digital doorstep — much appreciated.


// CONTACT //

burkelauderdale@gmail.com


// 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
AdAge's Ten Most Effective Holiday Ads
Gold IAB MIXX Award
Grand Effie Finalist
Gold Effies
Silver Effies
MITX Award
Webby Finalist
Gold Hatch Awards
Silver Hatch Awards
Bronze Hatch Awards
The Leica Meet: Photo of the Month
I've even found a Gold Lion in a recycle bin


// CLIENTS //

Google, Disney, Panasonic, Jack Daniel’s,
FootJoy, Johnnie Walker, Hyatt, Tanqueray,
Virgin Mobile, Sour Patch Kids, Chevrolet,
Travelocity, Nationwide, Siemans, Mizuno,
Coca-Cola, Big Boss, Progressive, Huntington,
Verizon, Saucony, Advil, Krispy Kreme, XPrize,
along with many others.

// AGENCIES //

N/A COLLECTIVE
CREATIVE DIRECTOR // JULY '19 - PRESENT

72andSunny, Disney, Wieden+Kennedy, R/GA,
Elephant, Deutsch, N/A Collective, the community,
GREY, The&Partnership, MKG, Baldwin&, KBS

FREELANCE ACD & CD // APR '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, Droga5, BBH
FREELANCE ART DIRECTOR // AUG '10 - FEB '12

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


// EDUCATION //

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

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