Kevin Samuels / Writer / Director / Creative Director

Kevin Samuels / Writer / Director / Creative Director

Manhattan Beach, CA


I love to create funny, compelling and insightful ideas for people, places and things. I write commercials, webisodes, virals, short films, feature films, episodic and reality based tv. I’ve created blogs, brands and books. I also direct commercials, music videos and take photos in my spare time.

My work has been featured in Creativity, Shoot, Adweek, Advertising Age, Communication Arts, Print, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Filter, Open Culture and Salon. It has also been awarded in the Beldings, the One Show, Seattle Show, and the Minneapolis Show. My latest feature length script – Artimus Pyle, was selected as a finalist for the 2015 Sundance Writers Lab and the 2015 Blacklist/Cassian Elwes Writers Foundation.

Experience

Creative Director – Saatchi LA
2016 – Current
Toyota, LA Chargers

Freelance Writer / Director / Creative Director
2002 – 2016

Clients include: 180LA, 72andSunny, Blue Hive – Shanghai, Crispin Porter Bogusky, Deutsch, TBWA / Chiat / Day, MAL, FCB, RPA, Zambezi, JWT – Melbourne, Team Detroit, Innocean USA, Ogilvy & Mather, B-Reel, Pitch, BPG and Ignited.

Brand projects include: Apple, Google, Facebook, Ford, GM, Hyundai, Infiniti, Mitsubishi, Toyota, VW, LA Chargers, ESPN, Bravo, CBS, Animal Planet, MTV, Netflix, Peta, Levi’s, Asics, Sanuk, Wilson, Taco Bell, Burger King, Pizza Hut, HP, Drug Free America, Blue Cross, Ace Hardware, Universal Orlando, Qwest, Home Depot, American Heart Association, Walmart, AT&T, Sprint, Cablevision, Network Solutions, Colombian Coffee and APS.

Hill Holliday – Boston, MA
SVP Group Creative Director
2000 – 2001
Fleet Bank, Boston Herald, Expedition8, WEEI Sports Radio

Saatchi & Saatchi – San Francisco, CA
Senior Art Director
1998 – 2000
Hewlett Packard, Old Spice, Snap, Alibris

Publicis / Hal Riney & Partners – San Francisco, CA
Art Director
1995 – 1998
Saturn, Playstation, Stroh’s, First Interstate Bank

DDB Needham – Chicago, IL
Art Director
1994 – 1995
Audi, Bud Light, Wilson Tennis

*References available upon request