craigknelson

HELLO,
HOW ARE YOU?

My name is Craig Kuznik Nelson. I was born and raised in Minnesota, but have lived all over the world. I love traveling, recording music, and am sadly a die-hard Minnesota sports fan.

I'm an Art Director, but I wear a lot of hats—literally, my hat collection is huge. I've worked on big clients and small ones, with responsibilites that include concepting, art direction, design, photography, illustration, animation, directing, f‌ilming, editing, visual effects/motion graphics, retouching, coding and copywriting. And if you ask really nicely, I’ll even throw in some modeling/acting (please don’t).

OCCUPATION
  • Senior Art Director | BBDO SF | 2017→
  • Art Director | RPA Advertising | 2013-2017
  • Graphic Designer | It All Adds Up | 2011-2013
EDUCATION
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • Major | Professional Strategic Communications
  • Minor | Design | Spanish Studies | Management
  • Creative Lead | NSAC
  • Creative Director | Verge Student Agency
  • Study Abroad | Toledo, Spain
LOCATION
  • San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Toledo, Spain, Penang, Malaysia, Minneapolis, MN
  • Honda Distracted Driving National Addy Silver, LA Addy Gold, Shorty Silver, LA Addy Bronze (2x), Webby Honoree
  • Honda HR-V Selfie Edition WOMMY Bronze, LA Addy Silver, LA Addy Bronze (2x), Shorty Finalist, ThinkLA IDEA Finalist
  • Honda Fit Kit WOMMA Gold, Shorty Silver, LA Addy Gold
  • Honda Music From Every Angle Brand Film Festival, AICP Next Shortlist, #5 Google Top 10 Cannes 360º, Webby Honoree, Shorty Finalist, Proto Finalist (3x)
  • Honda Meow is the Moment Shorty Finalist (2x)
  • Honda Serial One LA Addy Silver (2x), Shorty Finalist
  • Honda Civic Instahacks Shorty Finalist
  • Honda Love Today LA Addy Bronze (2x)
  • Honda Summer #Cheerance Simply Social Summer Award Winner
  • NSAC - Glidden Paint 10th Place Nationals, 1st Place Regionals, Olson Brand Champion
  • It All Adds Up UMCF Gold, UMCF Maroon (2x)