Hi. I'm Mike. I make stuff. 

Sometimes, that means "advertising." And I've made a ton of it: over a hundred commercials, dozens of apps and sites, a handful of pizza boxes...

Sometimes, that means "farcical hip hop Tumblr." I've made one of those. One's enough.

But it almost always means surrounding myself with and working alongside some amazingly smart, capable people.

I've found lots of those people here:

FREELANCE

CREATIVE DIRECTOR / ART DIRECTOR, AUGUST 2017 - PRESENT
Let's make some famous shit.

DDB

GROUP CREATIVE DIRECTOR, JULY 2015 - AUGUST 2017
Leading creative for Capital One, The Chicago Field Museum, and various new biz pitches.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR, OCT 2013 - JULY 2015
Helping shape Capital One into an award-winning creative account through heaps of broadcast, digital, and print (while churning out creative for other clients along the way).

ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR, FEB 2012 - OCT 2013
Pushing digital boundaries and making tons of broadcast and designy things.

CRISPIN PORTER + BOGUSKY 

INTERACTIVE ART DIRECTOR, MAY 2009 - FEB 2012
Making award-winning digital, social, broadcast, and design work across the client roster.
 

AWARDS

One Show, Gold Pencil, Entertainment
One Show, Silver Pencil, Interactive
Cannes, Bronze, Cyber
Cannes, Bronze, Promo
CLIO, Gold, Integrated/Sports (2017)
CLIO, Silver, Integrated/Sports (2016)
CLIO, Silver, Interactive
CLIO, Bronze, Interactive
CLIO, Bronze, Film/Sports (2017)
CLIO, Bronze, Sponsorships/Sports (2016)
CLIO, Bronze, Integrated/Sports (2015)
CLIO, Bronze, Sponsorships/Sports (2015)
CLIO, Bronze, Radio/Sports
CLIO, Shortlist, Digital/Sports
ADC, Bronze, Interactive
Business Insider's 30-Under-30
TheFWA, Mobile of the Day (Movie Mode)
TheFWA, Mobile of the Day (Buyback App)
Festival Of Media Global, Best use of Media
Communication Arts, Interactive Annual
D&AD, Wood Pencil, Digital Advertising
Andy Awards, Shortlist
Webby Awards, Nominee
FITC Awards, Nominee
Radio Mercury Awards Finalist
Young Guns International, Design Finalist
The Die Line, #1 Package Design
 

EDUCATION

SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

BFA, Advertising Design, Cum Laude
Outstanding Achievement Award

Photos of my wife, dog, and travels above.

Email below:
 michael.f.ackerman@gmail.com