Matt Kuttan

Creative Director Chicago

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“He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad” has always been one of my favorite quotes.
I'm always teaching or learning. So much so that I've got 3 separate degrees in each of the major areas in the creative industry - art direction, writing, film. I've also been fortunate to have worked in over 10 countries, where my fluency in 5 languages have come in handy. I bring global omnichannel expertise to problem-solve for brands ranging from the local corner shop to Fortune 500 leaders. I've been asked to guest-lecture at various universities, have judged award shows around the globe and wrote a monthly column on art/culture for the Chicago Tribune for 5 years. 9 out of 10 people would most likely use the word 'energetic' when describing me. Which comes in handy as I have 3 teenage sons who love sports and expect me to keep up with them.

Experience

Freelance

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Walt Disney Company / Los Angeles
O’Keefe Reinhard Paul / Chicago
Momentum / Sydney
Uniworld / Detroit
TracyLocke / Chicago
J. Walter Thompson / Dubai
School / Boulder

Group Creative Director

Arc Worldwide / Leo Burnett

Mcdonald’s, Allstate, MillerCoors, Samsung, Kelloggs, Brooks Running, Visa

Creative Director

Saatchi & Saatchi X

Walmart, PepsiCo, P&G, Wendy’s, Mead Johnson

Writer

Burrell / Publicis

Coke, Mcdonald’s, Adidas, P&G, Toyota, Lexus, Verizon

Education

Tiffin University of Ohio

Master’s Degree in Film + Content

Columbia College

Bachelor’s Degree in Writing

School of Visual Arts

Advertising & Film

Ray College of Design

Bachelor’s Degree in Art Direction

Awards

2016

Best In Show, ANA Multicultural Awards

2014

Bronze Lion for Retail Media, Cannes

2014

Silver Pencil, One Show

2014

Silver – Engagement, Clios

2012

Silver – Healthcare, Effies

2010

Shortlist, Cannes

2010

Best In Show, Addys