Executive Creative Director
Sam Shepherd is an award-winning art director and creative lead who has built his reputation delivering impactful, eye-catching creative for some of the world’s most celebrated agencies. He current serves as Executive Creative Director at 360i, where he oversees work on leading consumer brands like HBO, Absolut Vodka, Nespresso, New Orleans Tourism, Bravo, Kellogg’s, FOX, Kashi, and Skinny Pop.
Before joining 360i, Sam was a Creative Director at Deutsch, where his work for Krylon spray paint won Titanium & Integrated Lions at Cannes, and his Drinkable Book project was named among the top 25 inventions of the year by Time Magazine. Prior to that, Sam was an Associate Creative Director at DDB, where his Hashtag Killer project not only became the agency’s most-awarded social campaign of the year, but also helped DDB earn its first Cannes Lion trophies in over 30 years.
Time and again, Sam’s work has earned top honors from the industry’s most prestigious awards organizations, including the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, The One Show, The CLIO Awards, The Andy’s, and ADC. His creative appears in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art, and has also been featured in the Smithsonian and Boston's Museum of Science.
Sam is a diehard Cubs fan who grew up in the Chicago suburbs. He eventually left to attend the University of Pennsylvania, where he was an All-Ivy League track & field sprinter before making the natural transition into advertising.