ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR, INNOCEAN USA
Kiran is from India. He drifted into advertising, as a self-taught art director, after a BA in Economics and an MA in Public Administration. His family is still upset with his abandoning the noble career path of a tenured bureaucrat. After working for Ogilvy, Lowe, and Saatchi, in India, he decided it was time for an MS in Art direction at Texas A&M-Commerce (formerly East Texas State). He joined The Richards Group in June 2004, and a decade later decided to head further West to Innocean Worldwide in Huntington Beach, CA.
Kiran has worked on clients such as Amstel Light, Bridgestone, Corona, Chick-Fil-A, Firestone, MetroPCS, Michaels Stores, and Vanity Fair lingerie. His work has been recognized by Adage, Adweek, Graphis, PDN, The New York Festivals, The One Club, The Addys, and Print magazine.
Kiran taught the incredibly successful art direction program at his alma mater, A&M–Commerce, for over 7 years. His students have won awards and recognition notably from The One Club, The Addys, Luerzer’s Archive, and CMYK.