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 crafting immersive visual stories for brands with audience-focused methodology. Regardless of the medium, user-experience takes priority to ensure the content is as engaging and emotionally captivating as possible.

A little over three years ago, I joined The New York Times to expand their branded content studio to an international audience. We began as a small team of four and now boast 25+ staff across offices in London, Paris and Hong Kong. I then moved stateside, where I apply the learnings from my international role to procure and execute branded content and ensure the experiences delivered by my team are of the highest creative standard.

I believe in practicing what you preach and try to maintain a hands-on approach when creating experiences. This allows me to focus on the smallest details of the aesthetic, whilst never losing 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

I am lucky enough to be considered a thought-leader among my peers and 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 acting as judge for The World Media Awards.

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