Aaron Padin

Head of Art & Design, J. Walter Thompson New York, USA

Design can either unite or disrupt. Regardless of which, Aaron believes in good design. Everything we touch is created with a purpose—and purpose is what drives us to feel something. It is with a purposeful mind that Aaron led the design thinking, art direction, and vision on all brands at the agency, including the agency itself.

In 2016 Aaron’s work contributed to J. Walter Thompson Worldwide’s most successful year at Cannes Lions in over three decades with the Tribeca Film Festival’s ReActor and the North American launch of J. Walter Thompson Brazil’s Donate the Bars campaign, bringing in a collective 8 Lions and 8 shortlists.

Aaron was acknowledged in Adweek’s 2015 Creative 100 list as a top 30 Copywriter, Art Director or Creative Director whose Smart, Funny and Innovative Work Keeps Advertising Interesting.

His portfolio includes work on PUMA, Starbucks, Energizer, Smirnoff, General Mills, Visine, Virgin Mobile and more. His work and thought leadership have also been showcased in numerous industry publications, including Adweek, Fast Company, The Economist, Campaign, Business Insider and Creative Interviews.

One of his crowning achievements is the costume he created along with his son that won “best of show” at his Babylon Elementary School Halloween party.


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