John Carstens is a seasoned creative director and writer who’s worked across traditional and digital channels at the likes of Leo Burnett, DDB and TBWA/Chiat/Day. His brand experience spans just about every category, and includes Mercedes, Reebok, Heinz, CareerBuilder, BlackBerry, BellSouth, John Deere, Hyatt, Kinko’s, Taco Bell, Nissan and Apple.
John’s work has been recognized by Cannes, One Show, Communications Arts, Athena (Best of Show), Mobius (Best of Show), WebAwards, AdWeek, Creativity, The New York Times, David Letterman and TBS’s “America’s Funniest Commercials.”
He once walked the halls of the University of Virginia, Northwestern University and Portfolio Center, and is originally from Oshkosh, Wisconsin. His interests include midcentury modernism, fiction writing, Project Runway and the Green Bay Packers. John particularly enjoys the company of his two mildly eccentric children and tolerant wife.