The first half of his career was spent in India, where he worked at two of the most award-winning agencies in that fast developing and emerging market. He was amongst the first art directors from the subcontinent to get work accepted in The One Show for his Mauritius Tourism campaign, which essentially put him (and the country) on the global ad map.
In 2000, Kanad brought his experience and expertise to New York, where he began solving complex marketing problems for big budget clients like BP, DuPont and IBM at Ogilvy, New York. During his time at Ogilvy, Kanad not only held fort on tough projects, he also helped defend and win pitches, including the $150 million dollar Office of the National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) account.
In 2010, Kanad was part of the high profile creative team to win Ogilvy New York’s first ever One Show Gold in the Content category – for DuPont. It was work that was not only creatively ground breaking but also something that had a meaningful social impact on hundreds and thousands of Americans.
Currently, Kanad is a freelance creative consultant available for freelance, and would happily consider long-term opportunities that would take him to the next level. He is also currently dabbling in some personal photography projects, and working on developing apps. He has taken it upon himself to learn the basics of coding and is pretty conversant with HTML and CSS.
When he’s not busy with one of his projects, Kanad loves to spend his spare time at his home in West New York, preparing for the day he'll compete in and complete the NY marathon.
Accounts: Accenture, Intel, Michelin, Nissan.
Accounts: DuPont, American Express, IBM, BP, ONDCP, Citizens Bank, SAB Miller, TD Ameritrade, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, SAP, Delta, Hellmann's, Dove, Glaxo Smithkline, Siemens.
Accounts: Mauritius Tourism, Dunlop, Otis, P&G, GM, Evian. Bausch and Lomb
Accounts: LEGO, Wrangler, Dettol, The Times of India, Woodland Shoes
Accounts: Dunlop, Bayer, J&J, HMV