Alexander Rea by Rankin
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I am an emerging technology and experiential focused creative with over 20 years of sleeves rolled up and hands-on experience creating award-winning first-to-market technology driven experiences and activations, with an emphasis on design and craft.

Most recently working with Wendy Clark and Ari Weiss at DDB in New York as well as in Chicago at We Are Unlimited (for McDonald’s) as Creative Technology Officer. I am now looking a new opportunity to join a leadership team to create, mentor, expand and build brands at the intersection of design and technology that meet the demands of today’s market.

Before finishing art school to be CGI artist, I was swept away into the dot-com boom. Forgoing a formal education and instead starting my career in the newly minted role of web developer. Learning along with the industry over the past decades how technology could one day be used to impact consumer behavior.

I’ve been a CTO, an Executive Creative Director, an Experience Lead, a producer and a developer. (During my 20s I was also a working musician, bouncer, and even had a toy company.) Worked for advertising agencies, VFX production companies and groups of wickedly smart people that don’t fit a mold at all. For companies owned by global conglomerates and ones that are fiercely and forever independent. For winners of Cannes Lions and Academy Awards. I’ve often been too technical to be cast only for a creative role and too creative to be cast only for a technology one. Always thankful and appreciative of my peers who have recognized my efforts with over 130 awards and bestowed me with the honor of having my work for McCann and Lockheed Martin, Field Trip to Mars, inducted into the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

An ensemble player, I have the most success when on a team with senior creatives and strategists supporting the teams responsible for growth. Working on new business and sustaining current business. Creating work that supports the art of the pitch and the theater of the sell. Providing thought leadership and guidance to find the signal in the noise from the buzzwords and pundits. I’ve not been shaped to fit historically typical roles within a media, creative or technology organization, but as today’s marketplace demands roles that are anything but typical, I believe that I’m a perfect fit.

Active in the creative community, I’m a mentor with R/GA Ventures and the New Museums NEW INC cultural and creative incubators. I’ve taught or guest spoke at advertising programs including Miami Ad School along with other industry events and have served as a juror at award shows. I live in Brooklyn with his wife, creative director Nicole Miller, son Elliott and Badass Brooklyn rescue dog Charlie.

Creative

Experiential
Immersive
Product
Design
Innovation

Technology

Production
Hardware
Popular Stacks
Web Servers
Global Scalability
Technical Writing

Leadership

Operations
New Business
Thought Leadership
Client Facing

Awards

Top 10 Creatives One Show
19 Cannes Lions
20 One Show Pencils
20 LIAs
13 ADC Cubes
11 Andys
6 D&AD Pencils
7 Clios

Me

Dad
Husband
Musician
Cook
Mechanic