Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Prepare to be wowed

For the art directors amongst you, take a look at the work I’m displaying here and remember why you do what you do. Give it up for Susan Alinsangan – last I heard, she’ll be visiting us so prepare your best T-shirt!

Susan’s credentials read like one of Rob Gax’s much awarded long copy ads.

She won a Cannes Gold Lion for her work on Apple’s ‘Think Different’ brand campaign. Her commercial introducing the iMac was named Adweek’s ‘Spot of The Decade’ and she was touted by Adweek as a ‘Creative All-Star–The Hottest Talents in Advertising’. She has been recognised by The One Show, Kelly Awards, Art Director’s Club, Beldings, D&AD, Clios, Obies, Andy’s, Effies and Communication Arts. She has also won some of advertising’s most coveted awards such as the Sweepstakes Belding, Grand Effie (twice) and the Grand Kelly. Most recently, she was the architect behind the visually stunning – and deceptively simple – iPod silhouette TV, outdoor and print campaign. The iPod work is considered by many to be one of TWBA\Chiat\Day’s most successful global campaigns to date and is the newest, in a long history of creating cultural icons.

Oh and this is just the lead paragraph. Hehe.

Some fast facts about Susan other than the one about her coming to judge the CCAs.

She started as an art director at TBWA\Chiat\Day, Los Angeles
She spent 11 years there
She’s now freelancing
She’s an accomplished black-and-white photographer
Her mentor is Lee Clow.
She’s only 4-foot-11!

Thanks to Rob Gax, aka Boss, for this information.

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