Zoe Kessler


Creative Director Barton F Graf, USA

Adweek said it best when they honored Zoe Kessler with a spot on the “14 Young Agency Creatives Whose Work Is Far Ahead of Its Time” list. Since arriving to Barton F. Graf in 2016, Zoe has had a hand in shaping every piece of the business, from Supercell to Snyder’s-Lance to Sour Patch Kids resulting in some of the agencies most iconic work to date. Already recognized as a young talent, Zoe was named as a 2017 finalist on Ad Age's A-list for Creative Director of the Year and was recently featured on The Drums 50 under 30 list for 2018. She worked on the Emerald Nuts, "Yes Good" campaign, has made several short films for the mobile gaming giant, Supercell, and helped lead the Coverage Coalition, a rebellion of creativesorganizing an industry wide effort to make up the 90% advertising budget cut for Affordable Healthcare sign-up. She was also the creative director on Barton's most recent campaign for Welch's Grape Juice, Tough as Grapes, targeting men for the first time and shaking up category norms. Zoe is a passionate force and spends a lot of her time outside of work dedicated to causes important to her. She’s a member of Nevertheless, a group of women in advertising working to market the resistance, and Head of Design on Tickled Hot Pink, a committee that throws events to raise money for female reproductive rights each year, raising upwards of 120k for Planned Parenthood at this past years event.