Neil Bruce, Writer


neil bruce
creative director
film / digital / experiential / social


I like to wear a lot of hats. Metaphoric hats, that is, as I am no longer b-boying.


I believe that ambidexterity is the most important of skills, that good creative is the

most important of best practices, and that even if we play in the same sandbox we

should never build the same castle twice. I also believe that the three Rs (Reading,

Writing, Arithmetic) are less important than the three Ds (Drama, Debate, Dance).


I've trekked the Himalayas with Sir Edmund Hillary, was a cheerleader in college,

and sung for Pope John Paul II in the Vatican.


Currently living in the Bay Area.

recent work

work history

twofifteenmccann sf 2011-2019
freelance sf / la area 2007-2011
tbwa chiat day ny 2006-2007
wieden+kennedy ny 2004-2006


Bachelor of Fine Arts
Advertising Design
Art Center College of Design

Bachelor of Arts and Science
English Literature and Economics
Queen’s University

some previous clients

machine zone

recent awards won in collaboration with very talented people

Minecraft Coral Crafters

Clio Entertainment Grand, Social Good

Clio Entertainment Gold, Innovation

D&AD Shortlist, Social

Effie Silver, Entertainment & Sports

Effie Silver, Small Budget


State of Decay Apocalypse Diaries

Effie Silver, Engaged Community

Clio Bronze, Branded Entertainment Film, Scripted

Clio Entertainment Bronze, Games Press/Influencer Kits & Collateral


Minecraft Super Duper Musical

Clio Gold, Audio/Visual


Halo Wars 2 War of Wits

D&AD Wood Pencil, Writing

Clio Entertainment Bronze, Digital/Mobile

Clio Entertainment Silver, Integrated Campaign


Minecraft IRL

Clio Entertainment Silver, Events/Experiential

Clio Entertainment Bronze, Social Media


Gears of War 4

Clio Entertainment Bronze, Games Audio/Visual


Mobile Strike

Super Bowl Media Placement

#1 Most Viewed Commercial across YouTube for 2016, “Arnold’s Fight”


Halo 5 Hunt The Truth Integrated Campaign (different beats over 2 years)

Cannes Lion Silver, Cross-Channel Brand Experience

2016 D&AD Wood Pencil, Film Craft

Clio Bronze, Graphic Design Digital/Mobile Technique (2016)

Clio Entertainment Gold, Audio/Visual (2016)

Clio Entertainment Silver, Innovation (2016)

Clio Entertainment Silver, Digital/Mobile (2016)

Clio Entertainment Gold, Audio/Visual (2015)

Clio Entertainment Silver, Innovation (2015)

Clio Entertainment Silver, Integrated Campaign (2015)

Effie Bronze, Entertainment & Sports

Jay Chiat Bronze, Global Strategy


Gears of War Remastered

Clio Entertainment Bronze, Engagement/Experiential


Sunset Overdrive Campaign

D&AD Graphite Pencil, Branded Film Content & Entertainment

Clio Key Art Gold, Social Media

Clio Key Art Silver, Audio/Visual Live-Action Trailer

Clio Key Art Silver, Engagement/Experiential

Clio Key Art Silver, Integrated Campaign


Kinect Effect

Ted Talks Top 10 Ads Worth Spreading

Super Bowl Media Placement

Clio Bronze, Film


Halo 4

Effie Gold, Entertainment & Sports

One Show Bronze, Gaming

Ogilvy Silver, Consumer Electronics