Matt Kuttan

“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 and multicultural omnichannel expertise to problem-solve for brands ranging from the local corner store to Fortune 500. 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.


8 out of 10 people would most likely use the word ‘energetic’ when describing me.

Full-time

Creative Director / Partner

ICF Next

Chicago

2021– present


Creative Director

Uniworld / WPP

Detroit

2017 – 2018


SVP / Creative Director

Leo Burnett / Arc Worldwide

2012 – 2017

Chicago


Creative Director

Saatchi & Saatchi X

2006 – 2012

Chicago


Assoc. Creative Director

Burrell / Publicis

2000 – 2005

Chicago


Freelance

Walt Disney Company Los Angeles


O’Keefe Reinhard Paul Chicago


Momentum

Sydney


Uniworld

Detroit


TracyLocke

Chicago


J. Walter Thompson Dubai


DDB

Chicago


  • Fluent360
  • Chicago


Awards

  • Cannes
  • One Show
  • Effies
  • Addys
  • Clios

Contact

mattkuttan@gmail.com

312-371-7693