Daniel SCHUNK

Creative Strategist | PINTEREST

Creative Director focused on building brands in every medium. Always balancing strong ideas andexecution that fit both the brand, platform and need. My work can be found at wewanttheschunk.com

questionnaire

What was your very first job? 

Art Director at Bader Rutter.

 

Please describe, in your own words, what your job is and what work it entails. 

Dan is currently leading creative in Auto and CPG in the midwest as part of the Creative Strategy team at Pinterest. He works with partners to develop award-winning ideas that drive business results on the platform. With a decade of experience in creative direction, strategy and integrated marketing, he brings a unique view to his role at Pinterest. Prior to Pinterest, Dan worked at agencies, including Ogilvy, Wire Stone: Part of Accenture Interactive and Olson. Recently Dan has led creative ideation across CPG and Auto to develop ideas and experiences. Dan is currently saving ideas to Pug Life and Suit Up.

 

How did you discover that the creative world was right for you? Was there a time in your life that you credit to this discovery? What was there train of events that brought you to where you are today? 

Ever since I was young I knew I wanted to do something in creative. Once I started taking my first classes in design, I never looked back. I always pictured myself being a designer, but once I began to see how powerful ideas paired with design could be, I went the art direction route.

 

In your constantly growing and expanding industry, how do you find inspiration to keep your work fresh, innovative and relevant?

I love to look for inspiration in what other brands and platforms are doing, as well as what problems need solving. The best type of creative work is one that solves a simple problem that is relatable. 

 

If you had to pick one piece of work or project that you are most proud of, more for the creative work and innovation it required, rather than its recognition or industry “success,” what would it be? 

I don't think I could pick one project or brand that I have worked on that I am most proud of. I have been lucky enough to work on a variety of brands from agriculture to cpg to alcohol. Every brand has presented a unique challenge that has let me grow as a creative.

 

jury

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