Hi. I'm Tim Hancock.
CREATIVE LEADER / ART DIRECTOR / CREATOR / IMPERFECT HUMAN
MENTOR / STUDENT / THINKER / MAKER / CONSULTANT / STRATEGIST / WRITER / JOKER / HE / HIM / PHOTOGRAPHER / DESIGNER / ARTIST /
SOUS CHEF / DOG & CAT DAD / HUSBAND / FRIEND
Jun - Sep 2023
Some work I'm proud of
And here's a few more things
Here's a bit more about me
As a 360° Creative Director/AD with 17+ years of experience, the journey and stories have been incredible, from giving people billions of reasons to BELIEVE in the holiday spirit to leveraging the power of an audience in the discovery of 22+ million identities lost to slavery. I've helped inspire a new generation of creators with a platform created by a rap god 25 years after his death and cryo-froze a sci-fi fan for 400 years.
I've been fortunate to create award-winning work with some of the world's biggest & smallest brands. The accolades are incredible to receive but fleeting. What matters is creating work people like. Stories that touch more than just wallets but hearts; that make people squirm, stop and think, or at least laugh and smile. Creativity that is complementary to lives, not just more clutter in a sea of sameness.
I'm a creative director, business leader, mentor, and perpetual student. Every brief is an opportunity to make something that matters, and the best way is to surround yourself with curious talented people who challenge and inspire you.
I'm driven, versatile, and have a tireless work ethic; I always try to be chill and remind everyone, "It's only advertising." I'm a nerd for new tech, pop culture, provocative & envy-inspiring creativity, building diverse crazy creative teams, and a love for a design where tiny details come together to tell big memorable stories.
I can't wait to see what's next, so let's connect and make something great.
FREELANCE 360 CREATIVE DIRECTOR
FREELANCE - PRESENT
L.A. Lakers / Spotify - Podcasts / Streaming
Co.Lab CREATIVE CO.
CO-FOUNDER & ECD / 2019 - PRESENT
Swisher Sweets / Optimo / American Highway / Tommy Ashbourne / NuLife Sciences
GLOBAL CREATIVE DIRECTOR / 2018 - 19
Fashion / Auto / Beauty / Entertainment / Cannabis / Health / ... everything.
FREELANCE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
CREATIVE DIRECTOR / 2017 - 18
YES Design Group - ABC Network Emmy Awards & L.A. Lakers / UEG Worldwide - Bombay & Jameson / Open Influence - All verticals
360i / DENTSU
CREATIVE DIRECTOR NY & LA / 2014 - 17
Nestlé / A&E / History Channel / FOX / Playstation / SoFi / Amazon
ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR 2012 - 14
History Channel / Nestlé / Smirnoff / Guinness / Coca-Cola / Enterprise / Harlem Children's Zone
SR. ART DIRECTOR 2011 - 12
Smirnoff / Guinness / HBO / Oreo / Philadelphia Cream Cheese
SR. ART DIRECTOR 2008 - 11
Degree Deodorant / DirectTV / PNC Bank / MILK / Bronx Zoo / Kodak
ART DIRECTOR 2006 - 08
Macy's / Rolex / Smirnoff / Trident / HSBC / Stride Gum / Jose Cuervo / T. Rowe Price
4x Cannes Lions
2x One Show
1x Facebook Studio
1x Emmy Nomination
Creativity Top 5 - #1 for six weeks
Creativity Top 5 - 6x
Youtube #1 shared ad 2013
Savannah College of Art & Design Distinguished Alumnus
Creator of Robot Intern
Creativity / Adweek / AdAge / Communication Arts / Fortune / NYT / TIME / OKMag / XXLMag / Complex / AMNY / Defy / Hype Beast / HipHop / WWE / Pop Sugar / Variety / CNN / FOX / Esquire / CNBC / Agency Spy / Mashable / People / Vulture / The Guardian / The Egotist / Instyle / Gawker / Digiday / The Today Show / Good Morning America / Wired / Contagious / Business Insider / Design Taxi / Sports Illustrated / A.V. News / Deadline / Eater / Delish / Askmen / N.Y. Daily News... oh, The Amish Times (??) and more
Let's make something great