BBDO  April 2006 - October 2012

Accounts included Bank of America, Gillette, Campbell’s Soups, GE, Aleve and Nasonex.

Over the course of six and a half years at BBDO, created more than 100 TV spots, as well as work in every media. Worked with sister Omnicom agencies to ensure cohesive campaigns across all media.  This body of work includes several campaigns for Bank of America, four campaigns for Campbell’s, a 45 spot campaign for Aleve and a relaunch of Nasonex.


Freelance Art Director   November 2004 to April 2006

Saatchi & Saatchi, August 2005 - March 2006.

Euro RSCG, December 2004 to July 2005

Arnold Worldwide,  November to December 2004.


McCann-Erickson  January 2000 to November 2004

Accounts included ExxonMobil, Lucent, Gillette, Bertolli,  Sirius Radio, U.S. State Dept.

Developed and executed three global campaigns for ExxonMobil simultaneously.

These campaigns led to the awarding of new assignments and additional billings from the client.

Created and implemented several campaigns for Lucent.

Developed and produced TV for Gillette’s Latin America, Russia and China markets.


J. Walter Thompson  October 1997 - December 1999

Accounts included Warner Lambert (Listerine, Lubriderm, Trident), Unilever, Lipton, Helene Curtis, Kimberly Clark and DeBeer’s. Created a launch TV campaign for a new Lubriderm product, a  launch print campaign for a new Trident product, and TV for Hall’s Cough Drops.  Also developed TV campaigns for Unilever, Kimberly Clark, and DeBeer’s.


Weiss, Whitten, Stagliano February - October 1997

Accounts included Guinness Importing Co., Barnes & Noble and Domecq.

Responsible for creating, managing and reviewing work to be submitted to agency principles and clients. Acted as lead creative on two new business wins: Barnes and Noble and Domecq’s Courvoisier. Created launch TV campaign for a new Guiness brand, Kilkenny Irish Ale.


Chiat/Day  June 1995 - February 1997

Accounts included Nissan Motor Corp., America Online, Nivea and Seagrams. Responsible for the creation of national and regional print and TV for Nissan and Infiniti.

Managed two junior creatives, a Mac artist,  and a print production manager.


Dentsu America May 1989 -- May 1995

Accounts included Canon Office Equipment, Japan Airlines, Lorus Watches, Noritake China, Sanyo Fashion, Shiseido Cosmetics and Nikko Hotels. Created print and TV advertising as well as collateral materials for all of Canon’s various Office Equipment divisions. Worked directly with several client marketing teams at Canon.


Education B.F.A., School of Visual Arts New York


Contact: 646-221-8634    salvatore_destefano@me.com