Currently SVP Creative Directors at BBDO New York

We’ve been in the biz for over fifteen years now, having been lucky enough to create award-winning work for some of the world’s most influential brands, building campaigns at both global and local scales. 

We make awesome digital stuff, film, metaverse experiences, and social and physical activations; we win pitches, lead accounts, help plan strategies, art direct, write scripts, design, nurture young talent, and the all-important client shmoozing. 

We’ve worked all over the world, traveling from London to Japan to Los Angeles to WFH, but we’re currently in New York.


Some hardware we’ve collected along the way

Cannes Lions: Titanium, Silver, Bronze  //  Webby Award: Winner, Shortlist //  Clio: Bronze //  Campaign BIG: Arden Award  //  Eurobest: Silver  //  LIA: Bronze  //  FAB: Winner  //  Revolution Award: Winner  //  Kinsale Shark: Silver, Bronze  //  Lovies: Silver, People’s Choice, Viral Advertising Bronze  //  RAD: Winner  //  BIMA: Engagement Winner, Innovation Shortlist  //  Internet Advertising Bureau:  Creative Showcase Winner  //  One Show Interactive:  Merit Award  //  FWA Site of the Day //  Awwwards Site of the Day


Where it all began

Joe started his career as a Flight Simulator Engineer. Before taking the next logical career step into advertising. He’s spent just over a decade between JWT London, AKQA London and AKQA New York – before landing at BBDO NYC. Over the years he’s been able to learn all sorts of invaluable lessons from some pretty inspirational people. In his spare time, he can often be found kicking a ball about or trying his hand at some DIY at home. But never at the same time, because you know – don’t play ball in the house.

Ricky delved into the creative world as a freelance illustrator before becoming a one-stop-shop for Gumball 3000. For just over three years he art-directed, strategized, designed, illustrated,, and everything else that needed to be done – all from the front seat of a Maserati. However, in 2012, he switched lanes from in-house to agency, arriving at AKQA. With eight years under his belt, split across the London, Tokyo, and New York studios, he started his next chapter at BBDO New York. When he’s not up to his eyeballs in briefs, he can be found building websites, begrudgingly designing friends’ wedding invitations, and flying his drone…in places he probably shouldn’t.


Some folks we’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with

We’ve been fortunate to touch pretty much every industry, from automotive to tech, fashion to CPG.