BEST KNOWN FOR: LIVESTRONG, Obama For America, Fruitopia, Reebok, jetBlue, Nissan, British Airways, Nikon, etc.
MOST PROUD OF: Helping transform SS+K into a respected creative agency. Inclusion in both editions of The Copy Book, How Some of the World’s Best Advertising Writers Write Their Advertising. Being Helmut Krone’s last creative partner.
JOINED COOKE WAX PARTNERSHIP: May 1, 2012
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: Creative Director at 3 TBWA\Chiat/Day offices (New York, London, Toronto), SS+K, M&C Saatchi, Doyle Dane Bernbach, Scali McCabe Sloves, Merkley Newman Harty & many more.
PERSONAL: Lives in Brooklyn Heights with wife & 2 children.
FAVORITE PASTIME: Driving my 1988 sportscar faster than my wife or the local constabulary deem appropriate.
HEROES: Glenn Gould, William Faulkner, Eddy Merckx, Van Morrison.
UNFULFILLED AMBITION: To sell my wallpaper designs.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "I’m at war with the obvious." – William Eggleston.
BEST KNOWN FOR: Founding Chelsea Pictures and Campfire.
MOST PROUD OF: Being nominated for an Oscar and an Emmy.
JOINED COOKE WAX PARTNERSHIP: Right after the start.
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Verizon, True Blood, NYNEX, Yellow Pages, Issue Project Room, Independent Feature Project, IAB
PERSONAL: 3 children, lives in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.
FAVORITE PASTIME: Tinkering.
HEROES: Henrik Ibsen, Stuart Brand, Thelonious Monk.
UNFULFILLED AMBITION: Mayor of Sausalito, California.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "We look at the present thru a rear view mirror. We march backwards into the future." – Marshall McLuhan
BEST KNOWN FOR: Delta Photon Shower, Southern Comfort’s comfortableweatherguy.com, Mets Weekly, Centerstage with Michael Kay
MOST PROUD OF: My documentary about education Boyz Under The Hood, oh and 2 local Emmy nominations.
JOINED COOKE WAX PARTNERSHIP: November, 2013
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: Worked with MLB Productions, SNY and YES. Worked at Participant Media on Waiting For Superman & The Help. Then worked at W+K NYC on Delta, ESPN, Southern Comfort & Heineken.
PERSONAL: Victoria is married and lives in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn with her exceptional wife and their cat Luna.
FAVORITE PASTIME: Snowboarding, softball, biking & hiking.
HEROES: Billie Jean King, Sheila Nevins & Jose Martí.
UNFULFILLED AMBITION: To do the Ring of Fire Tour around South America.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "You can't shake hands with a clenched fist." – Kasturba Mohandas Gandhi
BEST KNOWN FOR: Keeping things cool, calm, & collaborative.
MOST PROUD OF: His electro music albums.
JOINED COOKE WAX PARTNERSHIP: October, 2014
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: Matthew worked on the development of disruptive brand initiatives for Google Play, Google for Work, Android, YouTube, Timberland and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Before that Matthew worked on the expansion of PUMA's designer collaboration collections, retail stores and marketing programs into the US and Asian Markets.
PERSONAL: Matthew lives in the West Village of NYC with his partner and crazy, "how in the world did he jump that high?" wonder dog Ozone.
FAVORITE PASTIME: Making music, making videos, making art.
HEROES: Keith Haring, Bob Fosse, Superman, Robert Mapplethorpe
UNFULFILLED AMBITION: To host a rad dance party on an international space station.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "There is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist though any other medium and it will be lost." - Martha Graham
CHRISTINA DE LA CRUZ
BEST KNOWN FOR: A student Play-Doh campaign that swept every award show in early 2000. Creating many women's sports brand digital campaigns, leaving advertising for the fashion industry doing content and experiential events, and leaving fashion for music.
MOST PROUD OF: Staying curious.
JOINED COOKE WAX PARTNERSHIP: Early, 2015
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: D'Addario (NY), Refinery29 (NY), TBWA/Digital Arts (NY) Wieden + Kennedy (Portland), 180/Riot (Amsterdam), Ogilvy & Mather (LA), JWT (NY), Publicis West (Seattle), AKQA (SF), and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners (SF), Charlie (LA), Laird+Partners (NY), MAC Cosmetics (NY) and Iconolab (Buenos Aires.)
PERSONAL: Constantly traveling.
FAVORITE PASTIME: Getting lost and talking to strangers. People watching. Spending time with my nieces.
HEROES: My Dad, Jim Henson, Syd Mead, Diana Ross, Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel & Marcel Duchamp.
UNFULFILLED AMBITION: Starting a non-profit arts program giving children resources and tools who face adversity in their daily lives based on ACE study research.
FAVORITE QUOTE:“Drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind except falling in love and not getting arrested.” – Hunter S. Thompson
BEST KNOWN FOR: Back-to-back wins in the school spelling bee (1992-1993), writing an abundance of commercials for video games and soy sauces.
MOST PROUD OF: Writing a six minute video game infomercial starring David Hasselhoff and getting him to break character once.
JOINED COOKE WAX PARTNERSHIP:Early 2015
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:Too many big agencies.
PERSONAL: Married with a stepson and a bun in the oven.
FAVORITE PASTIME: Eating, traveling, watching baseball, and wandering around aimlessly, preferably all in the same day.
HEROES:Manny Pacquiao, Haruki Murakami, Malala Yousafzai
UNFULFILLED AMBITION:To have 40 passport stamps before hitting 40. Sixteen to go!
FAVORITE QUOTE:“Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high.” – theme song from Reading Rainbow
BEST KNOWN FOR: His tropical shirt collection
MOST PROUD OF: Making it through graduate school without killing anybody
JOINED COOKE WAX PARTNERSHIP: October 2014
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: El Museo del Barrio in Harlem, an iconic museum of Latin American art, Museum of Sex, graduate from Pratt Institute with a M.S. in Package Design
PERSONAL: Paul loves building things, cycling to work, and has recently added his 5 month old Shiba Inu, Momo, to the CxW dog family!
FAVORITE PASTIME: Making sloppy hip hop beats, playing with my dog, and sketching.
HEROES: R. Buckminster Fuller, Tibor Kalman, Chip Foose, Big Daddy Roth, Emory Douglas.
UNFULFILLED AMBITION: To go on a sea voyage and see the Kraken!
FAVORITE QUOTE: "How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else." - R. Buckminster Fuller.
BEST KNOWN FOR: Chewing the office chairs.
MOST PROUD OF: Walking well on a leash.
JOINED COOKE WAX PARTNERSHIP: July, 2014
PERSONAL: Sol lives with his moms and feline sister Luna in Brooklyn.
BEST KNOWN FOR: Relieving herself on the rug during a client call.
JOINED COOKE WAX PARTNERSHIP: July, 2014
PERSONAL: Roux lives with her human Steve Wax in Brooklyn.