Creative Director / Art

About

Direct yet conceptual. Provocative and engaging. Concept, Design & Experiences for brands, publications, and people.

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Pablo's Bio

Pablo Velez was born and raised in Colombia. Once equipped with coffee, fresh vegetables and a goat, he was shipped overseas for a better life. His boat crashed in a strange land called Westchester where he made his way working as a computer instructor at a local YMCA WITHOUT KNOWING ENGLISH. This proved he was talented so he decided to move onto something bigger.

He enrolled at SVA to pursue Advertising where he followed his passion for art, technology and heavy drinking. After four years of little sleep and a few awards he packed up his gold One Show Pencil and finally found New York City. Turns out, it’s right below Westchester! He’s worked at Cossette, Gotham, Translation, TBWA/Chiat NY, and space150 where he managed the creative department and serviced clients such as American Express, Transferwise and FoST Festival.

He was also responsible for space150’s v38 rebranding. And most notably he was the experiential creative/visual artist for JAY-Z and Budweiser's Made in America Festival and Made for Music Global campaign.

CONTACT

hello@pablovelez.com
914 484 4103


EXPERIENCE

MMC
VP. Associate Creative Director
January 2017 - Present

space150
Associate Creative Director
November 2014 - September 2016

Chiat/TBWA NY
Global Art Director
November 2013 - October 2014

Translation
Art Director
September 2011 – September 2013

Cult 360
Freelance Art Director
2011 – 2011

Gotham Inc.
Art Director
June 2010 – March 2011

Cossette NYC
Art Director
2009 – 2010


EDUCATION

School of Visual Arts
BFA Advertising/Graphic Design
2010

Berkley College
AAS Marketing & Business Administration
2005


AWARDS

ADC Cube 2011
Graphis New Talent Gold 2010
Graphis New Talent Gold 2010
The One Show Gold Pencil 2010
The One Show Integrated Campaign 2010
The One Show Product Design 2010
Young Guns Advertising 2010
D&AD Finalist 2010
The One Show Innovative Campaign 2009