Name

Graham McDonnell

Position

International Creative Director

Company

The New York Times

Location

Brooklyn, NY

About

As an award-winning creative with over fifteen years in the industry, I specialise in creating immersive visual stories for a wide variety of brands.

I started my career writing music for film, before moving into video/motion and finally settling in design and UX. I use the experience from all of these fields to craft emotionally-driven stories, before bringing them to life in the most captivating forms.

After over a decade of leading creative teams agency-side, I joined The New York Times in London to help build and expand their branded content studio to an international audience. After only three short years, the international arm now boasts 25+ staff across studios in London, Paris and Hong Kong. I recently moved to headquarters in New York, where I procure and execute branded content stories, ensuring the experiences delivered are of the highest creative standard.



I try to maintain a hands-on approach, which allows me to obsess over the smallest details of the aesthetic, whilst keeping sight of the bigger picture. The results are award-winning, innovative projects that are not only visually compelling, but also deliver significant measurable results.

Awards

STUDIO OF THE YEAR 2016 + 17

HOTTEST IN NATIVE ADVERTISING 2016 + 17

CONTENT MARKETING AWARD WINNER 2016

WINNER WROLD MEDIA AWARDS 2017

MULTIPLE REGONITIONS

MULTIPLE REGONITIONS

MULTIPLE REGONITIONS

MULTIPLE REGONITIONS

WINNER EUROPEAN SEARCH AWARD 2015

Speaking

Over the past few years I have had the privilege of speaking alongside presidents, world-leaders and CEOs at events across the world, including Webit, Digiday Summit, WebExpo and FITC.

I have also lectured for design schools across London, Paris and New York, as well as serving on the judging panel for The World Media Awards and the FWA.

Career

International Creative Director

The New York Times

2015 - Present

Head of Design & Development

Stickyeyes

2012 - 2015

Lead Digital Creative

DS.Emotion

2010 - 2012

Lead Digital Creative

Ripe Design

2008 - 2010

Head of New Media

The Mill Group

2006 - 2008

Freelance

Various

2002 - 2006

Clients