Hello...I'm Daniel Shapiro

I’m a Los Angeles based freelance art director and creative director with experience developing national and global campaigns for brands in categories from tech, automotive, fast food and everything in between. 

I’ve been fortunate to work alongside some of the most talented people in the business at places like Media Arts Lab, Mother LA, 72andsunny LA and many others.

I pride myself on being a hands on Art Director. My freelance career has been built on the concept that whatever a project calls for, the answer is yes. Because of this mentality I’ve found myself filling the role as an editor, a writer or an illustrator in addition to Art Directing.

My goal for every brand I work on is to help them behave, act and communicate in a way that will allow them to burrow into the brains of the people they're speaking to and become a part of their identity. 

When I’m not thinking about burrowing brands into the brains of unsuspecting humans I run my own brand, a sprouted almond company called “Crack Nuts” (www.crack-nuts.com) alongside my wife Kimi. You can also find me trying to do pottery, running just long enough to say I exercised and getting angry at the news. 

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Email: hello.shapiro@gmail.com
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Linkedin: click here
Phone: 917.652.1903

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Experience

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Freelance Art Director ------- July 2016 - Present
Media Arts Lab, Tool, 72andsunny, TBWA\Chiat\Day LA, Deutsch LA, 
Campfire NYC, CBS Sports, Beyond SF, CP+B LA, CP+B Miami, BBDO NY, 
SapientNitro SF, We Are Licious SF, Saatchi LA, Pitch LA, FCB Irvine, EVB SF, 
Syfy, Mullen, Wong Doody LA, Ignited

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Associate Creative Director ------ January 2015 - July 2016
TBWA\Media Arts Lab - Apple

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Freelance Art Director ------ May 2011 - January 2015
See above for client list.

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Senior Art Director ------ July 2010 - May 2011
Saatchi & Saatchi LA - Toyota

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Art Director ------ November 2007 - June 2010
Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners New York - Panasonic, Starz, Wendy’s, John Frieda

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Education

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B.A., Advertising/Marketing Communications, 2001 - 2005
Webster University - St. Louis, MO

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Comeday Sketch Writing Program
Upright Citizens Brigade - Los Angeles, CA

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