Tom LYONS

EVP Creative Director | MEKANISM

Tom grew up in Salt Lake City, went to college for illustration, did some time in publishing, and in the end was drawn to advertising. Moving to the Bay Area in 1998 he worked for a handful of great agencies and worked with some other most incredibly talents people on some of the best brands. In 2011 Tom joined Mekanism full-time and has never looked back.

questionnaire

    1.)     What was your very first job? 

Dishwasher at the premier all-you-can-eat buffet of Salt Lake City in the eighties… Duffs Smorgasbord.

 

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

Tom manages the creative department at Mekanism across all four offices. He also design directs for a handful of accounts including Muscle Milk, Alaska Airlines, Miller/Coors.

 

    3.)     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? 

Tom grew up with a pencil and paper in each hand. Always drawing. Eventually traded in the pencil for a mouse and the rest is history.

 

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

Surround yourself with inspired people who push and challenge each other constantly.

 

    5.)     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? 

Working with the White House on the “It’s on Us” campaign. Being able to focus what your good at to do good is a very powerful thing.

jury

Art Producer | VANS
Creative Consultant
Art Director | JOHN PAUL MITCHELL
Sr Producer | THE NORTH FACE
Director, Brand Strategy | TWITTER
Sr. Art Director | LULULEMON
VP Creative Director | RPA
Design Director | SELECT WORLD
Creative Director | DECKERS - UGG
Communications Manager | INSTAGRAM
Photo Director | ORACLE
Photo Director | GOOGLE
Global Creative Director | STARBUCKS
Creative Director | DISNEY
Sr Content Mktg Manager | LINKEDIN
Creative Director | DOLBY LABORATORIES
Creative Director | SAATCHI & SAATCHI
Sr. Art Director | AMOUR VERT
Sr Global Brand Manager | MICROSOFT
SVP Integrated Production | DEUTSCH
Sr. Art Director | AKQA
Managing Director | ISSUE
Co-Founder | NIXON
Sr Direction Creative Production | NIKE
SVP, Creative Marketing | ESQUIRE NETWORK
Creative Director | PITCH
Assoc. Design Director | PHENOMENON
Global Creative Director | BENEFIT COSMETICS
Global Photography Lead | PAYPAL
SVP Creative Director | DEUTSCH
Head of Strategy | BBH
Chief Marketing Officer | BELKIN INTERNATIONAL
Photography Lead | AIRBNB
CMO | STANCE SOCKS
VP, Creative Director | NBCUniversal, Inc.
Director of Photography | WILLIAMS-SONOMA
Producer | FACEBOOK
Head of Content | TWENTYFIRSTCENTURYBRAND
Dir. of Creative Services | SONY
VP, Executive Creative Director | STITCH FIX
Creative Director | ANOMALY
Group CD | M/H VCCP
Director of Mktg Ops | DOSIST
Creative Director | AMAZON
VP Creative | SONY
Creative Director | ALL THAT YAY
Freelance Producer | ANOMALY
CD | FACEBOOK
Art Director | SEGA
Associate Creative Director | FACEBOOK
EVP Creative Director | MEKANISM
Creative Director | NORDSTROM
Sr Director, Photo & Creative | BANANA REPUBLIC
Design Lead | DOORDASH
VP Creative Director | LYFT
Design Lead | NETFLIX
Art Buying Manager | STARBUCKS
Creative Director | ANOMALY
Creative Lead | NETFLIX
Sr. Creative Director | DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB
SVP Creative Director | THE REFINERY
Group Creative Director | SAPIENTRAZORFISH
Executive Creative Director | DDW
VP Creative Director | BANANA REPUBLIC
VP Creative | DAVID'S BRIDAL
CMO | THE HONEST COMPANY
VP Creative | JUSTFAB
Sr. Art Director | NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP
Art Director | BANANA REPUBLIC
VP Creative Services | WARNER BROS.
Global Creative Director | AMAZON STUDIOS
Art Director | VANS
Senior Director, Creative | OLD NAVY
Creative Director | INTERSCOPE
Sr. Integrated Producer | LINKEDIN
Head of Creative | GOOGLE
Creative Lead | PAYPAL
Creative Director | WARNER BROS.
Sr CD Global Brand Imaging | NIKE
Chief Creative Officer | OMELET
Partner | WALTON ISAACSON
VP of Advertising and Creative Design | GUESS?
Chief Creative Officer | POP
VP Creative Director | BLAIR
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