Josh
Paialii

Group Creative Director

My Comfort Zone:
As a Group Creative Director, I work to not only capture the voice of a brand, but to also unlock all of the brave, provocative, and unexpected ways of expressing that voice to the world.

How I’m Challenging It:
I work to evolve the creative process as furiously as our industry and our culture evolves. Ideating with strategy, PR, media, and production from the jump allows each of our creative teams to tap into all-new audience behaviors, digital and experiential playgrounds, and breakthrough opportunities for content. Creativity can no longer be briefed in isolation and worked on independently. Those days are over.

Adam
Flanagan

Creative Director

My Comfort Zone:
Collaborating and leading a wide range of creative teams—from copywriters and art directors to musicians and rube goldberg contraptionists—to come together and make awe-inspiring work. My passion is using my experience to coach these great creative minds and help them focus their skills into breakthrough, cohesive campaigns.

How I’m Challenging It:
I’m challenging the idea of collaboration to go beyond agency and production walls by bringing clients into the creative process. By breaking down the typical structure of agency and client relationships when it comes to collaboration, we can create meaningful and insightful work that elevates brands universally.

Ashley
Milhollin

Creative Director

My Comfort Zone:
As a Creative Director, my job is to transition away from “making” the work into “shaping” the work, which means being a real support system for the teams I work with is critical for our success on all levels. Connection to (and caring for) each other is how we can all push for breakthrough work that’s not only creatively excellent, but conceptually on-point and successful for our clients. And also makes work, this thing that takes up a huge swath of our lives, enjoyable and meaningful.

How I’m Challenging It:
Being mostly remote means all the crucial ways that we connect as human beings have to be reimagined. I want to make sure that those little sparks of fun thoughts that become mega ideas–the ones that used to happen in the halls or over happy hours–don’t get lost in the Zoom ether. Making time for “not work” talk, checking in individually, prioritizing important in-person meetings and being fully transparent are how I continue to challenge this new “comfortable” we’re all settling into.

Mars
Millisic

Creative Director

My Comfort Zone:
Collaboration at its finest. When we are all en route towards a common goalI am in my (comfort) zone. It’s not just about the work standing out, it’s about the entire team, across departments and with our clients, standing out as a unit while adapting to the energy in the room, and influencing it. I am the best version of my creative self when we’re all in it to win it. That’s the energy I’m here to bring as a leader because when the entire team is proud— the work will shine.

How I’m Challenging It:
Always asking why? And challenging each other to do the same. Why this? Why now?he more digging I find myself doing in other arenas besides creative, the more my brain can solve problems in new ways.This also inspires team members to be vulnerable and ask questions they might feel are “dumb”, when in fact, there are no dumb questions. The more we know, the more ways we can create thought-provoking and innovative work.

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