Klitos Teklos is the VP, Head of Global Creative for Designer Fragrances and Lab Series at ESTEE LAUDER COMPANIES. Responsible for all global creative, strategic, conceptual and execution work across Visual Communications, Packaging, Creative Operations, Store Design and Visual Merchandising. Brands: Michael Kors, Zegna, Tommy Hilfiger, Kiton, Donna Karan, Tory Burch, DKNY, Lab Series and Aramis.
Prior to ELC, Teklos was Partner, Global Creative Director at reputable advertising agency Air Paris since 2007. He launched the New York office and successfully led creative until 2018 through his strong and precise vision for the agency’s clients across all communication platforms.
His advertising experience includes leading the creative for brands that span from premium and prestige to mainstream and masstige categories – across print, film, digital, social, branding, design, packaging and strategy. Clients include Valentino, Brioni, Calvin Klein, Jil Sander, Longchamp, Juicy Couture, Elizabeth Arden, Guess, Coty, LVMH and many others.
His editorial experience includes serving in 2005 as the creative director of cutting-edge Surface Magazine and starting the Surface Agency to create crossover brand collabs, concept homes, curated exhibits and a branded hotel. His work earned him a National Design Award Nomination by the Cooper Hewitt Museum. Since 2014, Teklos has also been a contributing Creative Director to Vogue Magazine for select international editions. His critically acclaimed book Polaroids for photographer Diego Uchitel, was published by Damiani Press in 2012.
Born in Cyprus and living in New York City for over 20 years, he credits his multicultural sensibility and bicontinental living for his aesthetic and influences.