Shaun Bruce

Associate Creative Director / Art Director | New York, NY



My name is Shaun Taylor Bruce, but people just call me “Shaun.” Unless I’m not in the room, in which case they might call me “Shaun Bruce.”

I’m an advertising creative with over ten years experience in new product launches and brand positioning for packaged goods, beverages, retail, hospitality, and finance.

Before discovering advertising, I earned my bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of Colorado, with an emphasis on newspaper and creative writing. Through a series of decisions I can’t fully explain, I dedicated myself to art direction and design in the creative program at the University of Texas, where I earned my master’s in advertising.

Eventually, I became a full-fledged professional in the world of New York advertising. I have loved every moment since. Even the ones I spent curled up on the floor, crying softly.


Publicis North America Associate Creative Director
July 2014 – Present | New York, NY

mcgarrybowen Associate Creative Director
Aug 2011–Jul 2014 | New York, NY

Digitas Senior Art Director
Aug 2010–Apr 2011 | New York, NY

Amalgamated Art Director
Jun 2006–Jul 2010 | New York, NY

Door Number 3 Art Director
Apr 2004–Sep 2005 | Austin, TX

GSD&M Art Director Intern
Sep 2005–May 2006 | Austin, TX

TDA Advertising & Design Intern
May 2001–Sep 2001 | Boulder, CO


University Of Colorado | BA, Journalism
Sep1997–May 2001 | Boulder, CO

Awards & Recognition

2016 Gold Effie: Similac
2015 PR Week Campaign of the Year: Similac
2015 Clio Finalist – Film: Similac
2015 Clio Healthcare Silver – Film: Similac
2015 Clio Healthcare Bronze – Direction: Similac
2010 Obie Award Finalist: Ben & Jerry’s Flipped Out Bus
2007 First Boards Awards: Ben & Jerry’s Pints Personified
2006 One Show Young Ones Finalist


Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Premier / Film Editing
Writing TV Spots and Videos
Writing Manifestos
Writing Radio
Cinema 4D
If you really insist, Powerpoint