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Born in Hong Kong, raised in Toronto, spent some time in Miami, Minneapolis, Singapore, worked his way up to The Empire State - Ron is an Art Director who is based in the “dirty heart of Manhattan” that is Chinatown.
As an idea-first creative, Ron thrives on inventing campaign big ideas that root from insights and transcends through traditional, digital, and social mediums.
If you’d like to understand his thinking a little more, feel free to reach out and debate him about any of the following hypotheses he has in mind:
Why Este Haim is the biggest contributor to the sister band, Haim.
How the Toronto Raptors created the current pop culture we live in.
Who, what, when, where, why, how about Joe’s Pizza: one’s truest tell of character.
Freelance Creative Director / Art Director
Jan 2018 - Present
Agencies: Barbarian Group, Fig, Phear Creative, Night After Night, Annex88, MRY, SS+K, Possible, Havas, Attention, Yard NYC, Waze @ Google.
Clients: JBL, Samsung, CNN, Turner, Jameson, Avion Tequila, Chelsea Music Hall, Martell Cognac, Glenlivet, Jos. A. Bank, Men’s Wearhouse, AirWick, Finish, Intel, Walmart, Poptarts, Flywheel, Waze, Amstel Light, Red Stripe, new business.
Havas, New York
Associate Creative Director / Art Director
Nov 2015 - Dec 2017
Clients: Liberty Mutual Insurance, Mattress Firm: Tulo, Finish, AirWick, Rid-X, The Score, IBM, Adidas Original (in conjunction with Havas’ sister agency Annex88), new business
Grey, New York
Nov 2011 - Nov 2015
Clients: E*Trade, The Whitney Museums of American Art, Gillette, NFL, LongHorn Steakhouse, Papa John’s, Advil, Ketel One, Best Buy, Sensodyne, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Pringles, Hasbro, new business
Extreme Group, Toronto
Nov 2010 - Nov 2011
Clients: Quiznos, Blackberry, Grand & Toy, Palm Bay Vodka Coolers, Caddilac Fairview,
Freelance Art Director, Singapore
April 2010 - Oct 2010
Agencies: BBH, OgilvyOne
Client: Levi’s, new business
Jan 2010 - April 2010
Clients: McDonalds, Fruit By The Foot, Gushers, Bank of Montreal, Coke Zero, IronKore Performance Training, Future Shop