Assoc. Creative Director | HEREZIE

First graduated in Mathematics at the Faculty of Science of Lille, Joseph Dubruque made a radical u-turn by entering the Strategy & Communication Institute of Lille and starting a career in advertising at the age of 22.

After a quick move at Leo Burnett Paris in 2005, he became the first young creative hired by Fred Raillard & Farid Mokart to launch Marcel Paris, the renamed creative shop of Publicis Group. During 2 years, Joseph Dubruque took part in winning several accounts as Orange Europe, Coca-Cola France or Some of his works quickly got several international awards including a first Bronze Lion in film at Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.

In 2007, he participated in the beginnings of FF Creative Community (formerly Fred & Farid Paris) for 2 years. His work on Orangina (Naturally Juicy Campaign), Diesel or Wrangler grabbed few more awards including his first Wood Pencil for Craft at D&AD awards in London.

Then he spent 5 years in agencies such as Havas City (previous name of Rosapark) and La Chose, participating on brand creative and strategic transformations like Monoprix,Thalys and Skoda.

Eventually, in 2015, he arrived at Herezie Group in duo with Axel Didon. One year later, joined by Raphael Stein, they now form a trio of Associate Creative Directors. Their work on Google Cloud (The Biography of Tomorrow), Handicap International (#BodyCantWait) & David Lynch Foundation (Sounds of Trauma) hitted around 50 national and international awards in less than 3 years, including 5 more Cannes Lions (1 Gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze), 2 more D&AD pencils (1 Graphite, 1 Wood), and a bunch of Golds at Clio, Eurobest, One Show, Epica etc.


1.) What was your very first job ?

Wow... long time ago... It was in a big warehouse as a warehouseman to finance my studies in Mathematics. I’m a real Benjamin Button of serious life.

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

Right now, I’m Associate Creative Director at Herezie Group. This job is the perfect mix between being a manager and remaining a creative. I let junior and mid creative teams take benefit of my experience and help them to raise their creative exigency. This allow me question myself everyday and embrace step by step the most creative career as possible.

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

When I was a kid, my parents often took me to Paris to assist some shows. But to me, the most catching moments wasn’t the shows, but the night drive on the beltway to go there. I was in love with those giant shiny billboards and those luminous logos everywhere surrounding. Brands has always fascinated me. Advertising is the best warehouse to look after them.

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

Is there a better job to be constantly challenged everyday ? I suppose yes, but I’m pretty sure that my job guarantees me a daily dose of frustrations. What I still got not leads me to what I’ll get. That’s why I always add or accept advertising and marketing people on my personal facebook account.
I ensure my wall remain fulfilled with plenty of works that will always keep my eyes open and my brain envious.

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 ?

Google Cloud is not my most awarded work, but it definitely was the most demanding one. It took us, with my teammates Axel Didon and Raphael Stein, around 6 months of pure sophistication. We broke the frontier between “organic” and “Artificial” Intelligence by making work together both powerful Google Cloud machines and real Biographers. We piloted this uncommon gathering in aim at creating the first biographies of anticipation relating 10 futures of 10 top french executive. In the end, “The Biography of Tomorrow” made us build a bridge rallying the new world of data driven technologies and the old world of publishing, for a business to business challenge. Tough one !

What social media artist/account are you most influenced by ? 

My top 3 worldwide : Fubiz, Fast Company, Upworthy.
My top 3 in France : Influencia, Packshotmag, Creative Pills. And a bit of Connection Le Book of course haha


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