Thomas Schimoler

Creative Director

ThomasSchimoler

New York, NY

I don't play well alone. In fact, I never have. There's simply much more energy and excitement when I'm surrounded by other like-minded (and no so like-minded) talent and personalities. That's where I thrive - right in the middle of that simmering pot with all the ingredients, stirring up engaging, thought provoking ideas - served up as remarkable memories for those sitting hungry at the table. I've lent my hand in many kitchens, honing my skills within many cultures, along with equally diverse partners along the way. My journey started as a senior art director in San Juan Puerto Rico for a JWT, a stint that lasted a year before jumping to McCann San Juan as an associate creative director, working on Exxon regional and LATAM business amongst all the other brands on the agency's roster. Two years later I'm transferred to McCann New York's International Team (a team of creative directors thrown together to work on Global Coca Cola, Gillette and Goodyear business ) filming and leading creative teams in Latin America and Eastern Europe… yea, good move. Being a bit of a grease monkey, my next post brought me to Coyne Communications as executive creative director, managing brands like, BMW, Land Rover, Rolls Royce, Jaguar and Exxon Mobil on international and national campaigns. From here I took a turn to my roots and joined The Vidal Partnership (one of the most recognized multicultural agencies in the US)…bringing my ecd experience to Nissan, Heineken, Sprint, J&J as well as Kraft Foods.

Specialties (GM & LATAM):
Strategic Creative Focus
Integrated Communications
Development of Branded Content
New Business Development

Other core competencies: Film production. Post production. Pre-press. Commercial Director.


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Experience

  • VP, Director of Brand Engagement
    Greater New York City Area
    May 2016 - Present
    Jude Connally Clothing
  • Executive Creative Director
    New York, NY
    Nov 2015 - Mar 2016
    Kipany
    Oversee all strategic creative output. Inspire. Deliver. Repeat.
  • Creative Director
    Boston, MA
    Feb 2014 - Nov 2015
    Cone Communications
    Oversee all strategic creative output. Inspire. Deliver. Repeat. Clients include;
    Barbour, Ben & Jerry’s, J&J, Keurig, Lindt, Purina, Sprint, Target, 
  • Executive Creative Director
    NY/NJ
    Oct 2011 - Feb 2014
    karyon
    Developed total integrated marketing programs and content for City National Bank, Verizon Wireless, Jude Connally, EON, McCann and Willow. New Business development from external and internal clients.
  • VP, Executive Creative Director
    New York, NY
    Sep 2004 - Oct 2011
    The Vidal Partnership
    Developed total integrated marketing programs for US Hispanic Market. Clients;
    Nissan North America, Diageo, NFL, The Home Depot, Sprint, Johnson & Johnson, Mastercard, Heineken
    New Business development from external and internal clients. Manage ATL, Digital, Direct and Promotional creative teams.
    International & National Award recognition.
  • Executive Creative Director
    Morristown, NJ
    Sep 1996 - Sep 2004
    Coyne Communications
    Developed Total Integrated Marketing Programs for National/International markets. Clients include; BMW Group, Land Rover NA, Land Rover UK, Rolls-Royce, Intel, ExxonMobil, AT&T, Chubb Insurance, Omnipoint (T-Mobile), Minolta, Sony, VTech, XM Satellite Radio
    National and International Award recognition
  • VP, Creative Director International Team
    New York, NY
    Mar 1990 - Sep 1996
    McCann WorldGroup
    Developed Global/International/National Print &TV Campaigns. Clients include; Coca-Cola, Gillette, General Motors, Goodyear, CCNR/Nestea, J&J/ Advance Care Products, AT&T, Parker & Waterman writing instruments, Unilever(Worldwide Creative Director on Vaseline Brand).
    National and International Award recognition

Education

Awards


  • Awards/Honors
    2016: Miami Addy Awards | Judge | Film, Print, Digital, OOH |
    2015: Publicity Club of New England | Social Media Campaign/Creative | Gold | Qdoba
    2010: Advertising Age/AHAA Hispanic Awards | Direct Mail Gold | NFL
    2010: Kansas City DM Association | AMBIT Award Silver | Sprint
    2010: Kansas City DM Association | AMBIT Award Silver | Sprint
    2009: Kansas City DM Association | AMBIT Award Gold | Sprint
    2009: Kansas City DM Association | AMBIT Award Gold | Sprint
    2009: Miami Addy Awards | Judge | Film, Print, OOH |
    2008: Kansas City DM Association | AMBIT Award Gold | Sprint
    2008: IAB | MIXX Awards | Silver | The Home Depot
    2008: Ad Age/AHAA Hispanic Creative Awards | DM Gold | Sprint
    2007: Ad Age/AHAA Hispanic Creative Awards | Digital Bronze | Sprint
    2007: IAB | MIXX Awards | Gold | Century 21
    2007: IAB | MIXX Awards | Bronze | Unilever - Caress
    2007: Interactive Media Awards | Outstanding Achievement | Wendy’s
    2007: 3rd Annual Hispanic Marketing Conference | Voz Latina | Speaker
    2007: Unilever | Excellence Awards | Best Integrated Campaign | Caress
    2006: Telly Awards | Commercial | Bronze | “Suburbs” | Nissan
    2006: Davey Awards | Film | Gold | “Suburbs” | Nissan
    2006: Ad Age/AHAA Hispanic Awards | Integrated | Silver | DirecTV
    2006: Ad Age/AHAA Hispanic Awards | Integrated | Bronze | DirecTV
    2006: Ad Age/AHAA Hispanic Awards | Multimedia | Bronze | Wendy’s
    2006: IAB | MIXX Awards | Silver | The Home Depot
    2006: IAB | MIXX Awards | Silver | Wendy’s
    2006: Web Marketing Association | Internet | Best Real Estate Microsite | Century 21
    2006: Web Marketing Association | Internet | Best Real Estate Online Ad | Century 21
    2005: Advertising Age/AHAA Hispanic Awards | Digital Gold | Century 21
    2002: IAAA | Direct Response | Silver | Range Rover | Land Rover
    2002: IAAA | SUV Catalogue | Bronze | Range Rover | Land Rover
    2002: IAAA | Publication | Bronze | Land Rover Journal | Land Rover
    2000: NJ Art Directors Club | Best in Show | Words of Discovery | Land Rover
    2000: NJ Art Directors Club | Gold | Brochure | Words of Discovery | Land Rover
    1999: IAAA | SUV Catalogue | Bronze | Land Rover Journal | Land Rover
    1997: IAAA | SUV Catalogue | Merit | Land Rover Journal | Land Rover
    1996: IAAA | Publications | Merit | Range Rover | Land Rover
    1996: IAAA | POS Print | Merit | Range Rover | Land Rover
    1996: IAAA | Trade Shows | Merit | Land Rover
    1993: London International Awards | Corporate | Silver | McCann WorldGroup
    1999: AAP | Cuspide Awards | TV | Silver | Coca-Cola
    1999: AAP | Cuspide Awards | OOH | Silver | Bacardi
    1998: AAP | Cuspide Awards | TV | Bronze | ExxonMobil
    1983: The New York Society of Illustrators | “Jazz Portraits” | Student Award
    1983: RSVP New York | Directory of Creative Talent Award | “Crash”
    1982: Pratt Portfolio Scholarship | Pratt Institute
    1982: NY Society of Illustrators | “Down and Out” | Lila Acheson Wallace Award