The Cavalry Productions
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 Dallas, and a decade later moved to Innocean Worldwide in California, to work on Hyundai, and his directorial reel.
Kiran’s work for Organic Doggie Treats and Atomic Candy, all directed in-house whilst a creative director at Innocean, won him a Bronze Clio, a pair of LIA statues, multiple Epicas, a Gold National Addy, and got him featured in SHOOT’s New Directors Showcase. He made the Best New Director shortlists at the Kinsale Shark Awards, the LIAs, and was featured in Shots, Adweek, and the New Talent section of Little Black Book, all while an unsigned agency creative.
He joined The Cavalry Productions in Los Angeles, as a director earlier this year, making the leap from agency creative to full-time director.
Kiran has worked on a diverse range of clients such as Amstel Light, Bridgestone, Corona, Chick-Fil-A, Fiat Chrysler, Firestone, Hyundai, MetroPCS, Michaels Stores, Summers Eve, and Vanity Fair lingerie.
Kiran has taught the incredibly successful art direction program at his alma mater, A&M–Commerce, for over 8 years. His students have won major accolades, most notably from The One Club, and they’ve gone on to work at agencies like Goodby, W+K, Leo Burnett, David, BBDO, and The Richards Group.