Anand is a Creative Director and creative problem solver based in Toronto. He constantly challenges himself to a high standard to come up with the most creative solutions and is passionate about creating meaningful and insightful work that resonates with people.
aka ego boost
aka pat on the back
aka no one outside of advertising cares.
2020 STRATEGY REPORT CARD
#2 RANKED ART DIRECTOR IN CANADA
2020 STRATEGY REPORT CARD
#1 BRAND OF THE YEAR - RIGHT TO PLAY
(Very proud to have played a key role and been part of a great team that helped 'Right to Play' become the #1 Brand of the Year for 2020.)
(Wood Pencil / Shortlist x2)
THE ONE SHOW
(Gold Pencil x2 / Silver Pencil / Bronze Pencil x3 / Merit x7 / Shortlist x4)
(Silver Lion / Shortlist x7)
THE CLIO AWARDS
(Silver x3 / Bronze x4 / Shortlist x4)
THE WEBBY AWARDS
(finalist x2 / Nominee x2)
(In book / shortlist x2)
(Gold x5 / Silver x2 / Bronze x4 / Shortlist)
(Gold x2 / Silver x4 / Bronze x2)
(Silver x2 / Bronze)
(In Book x28)
MIDAS AWARDS (NEW YORK FESTIVALS)
(Gold / Silver x3)
CANADIAN MARKETING AWARDS
MEDIA INNOVATION AWARDS
NATIONAL ADVERTISING CHALLENGE
(Gold / Silver x2 / Bronze / Shortlist)
THE SABRE AWARDS
aka my college tuition didn't go to waste
aka look mom, i didn't end up living at home like you dreaded.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR (JAN 2023 - PRESENT)
Joined Diamond to try and help CCO Peter Ignazi achieve his creative vision for the future of the agency.
MINI CAREER BREAK
(SEPT 2022 - JAN 2023)
Decided to leave my position at No Fixed Address to take some time off to travel and spend time with family.
NO FIXED ADDRESS
ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR (SEPT 2020 - SEPT 2022)
Played an important part in NFA getting:
BRONZE at the 2022 Strategy PR Agency of the year.
GOLD at the 2021 Strategy PR Agency of the year.
BRONZE at the 2021 Strategy Digital agency of the year.
Worked under Greg Hahn for MISCHIEF @ NFA on multiple US brands including:
Oura Ring, Netflix, Burger King, Alpha Foods, Shutterfly, EOS, Monogram, OkCupid, Coors Light, Michelob Seltzer.
At NFA TORONTO, oversaw and ran Little Caesars pizza.
Worked on other brands such as: The ROM, Sunnybrook Hospital, Beyond Meat, Child Protective Services, Canopy, Questrade, CMHC
SENIOR ART DIRECTOR (OCT 2016 - SEPT 2020)
ART DIRECTOR (OCT 2014 - OCT 2016)
Played an integral part in BBDO Toronto getting SILVER at the 2019 Strategy Agency of the year.
Played a big part in Right To Play becoming Strategy Magazine's #1 Brand of The Year in 2020.
Worked on many brands such as:
Fedex, Right To play, Quaker, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Claritin, Doritos, Ford, RBC, Starbucks, Smartcar, Mercedes, Rogers Ignite TV, Visa, NHL, Mars, M&M's, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, The Bay, Mobil, Black Diamond, Pedigree, Go transit, Up Express, Harlequin, Quaker Chewy, Quaker Crispy Mini, etc.
RED LION CANADA (PUBLICIS GROUPE)
ART DIRECTOR (JAN 2012 - OCT 2014)
Worked on brands such as:
Kraft Singles, Maytag, Whirlpool, Kitchenaid, Jennair, Kids Help Phone, Responsible Gambling Council
JUNIOR ART DIRECTOR (FEB 2010 - DEC 2011)
Worked on some brands such as:
Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Rogers, Alexander Keiths