Out of Office

Out of office
Design courtesy of Raul Alejandro

“Art is the highest expression of human communication.”
Oliviero Toscani

Most everyone in the world of creative communications was drawn to their career path by a passion for creating things and bringing brilliant ideas to life through hard work and craftsmanship. Unfortunately, many are forced to put their personal artistic endeavors aside while they concentrate on the creative work they make for clients and brands.

So we established Out of Office, an engaging exhibit of personal artwork created by advertising and design creative directors from across the globe, to bring the art that creatives are doing on the side to center stage. These are the projects they pour their artistry into when away from their work desks: when there are no client fears to assuage, no ROI to achieve and nothing but their own creative hunger to satiate.

The Out of Office exhibit is an exclusive addition to the ADC Festival, on display at The James Royal Palm Hotel.


FREDERIC BONN, Executive Creative Director, JWT New York
JEAN-FRANÇOIS BOUCHARD, Chief Executive Officer, Sid Lee
SEAN DAVISON, SVP, Creaive Director, MacLaren McCann
MARIANO FAVETTO, Creative Director & Co-Founder, Via Buenos Aires
GRAHAM FINK, Chief Creative Officer, Ogilvy China
FLO HEISS, Founder, Studio Heiss
VINCENZO GASBARRO, Partner, Creative Director, M&C Saatchi Milan
JEFF GOODBY, Co-Chairman, Partner, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
NICK KLINKERT, Creative Director, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
LORENZO MARINI, Chief Executive Officer, Lorenzo Marini & Associates
BENJAMIN PALMER, Co-Founder, The Barbarian Group
CHACHO PUEBLA, Partner, Executive Creative Director, Lola Madrid
JIM RISWOLD, Executive Director, W+K 12
DAVE SWARTZ, Director of Art & Design, CPB Group
MIKE WENTE, Executive Creative Director, VML New York
HIDETO YAGI, Creative Director, Dentsu