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 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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