About

Will Tran is a creative director

living in Los Angeles, California.

He says hi.


Will Tran is a creative director based in LA.
He says hi.
 

William DS Tran

Will is an award-winning creative director who has had the pleasure of working with and learning from the industry's best and brightest. He cringes when he hears the term "award-winning," but it's a bio, and I told him to include it anyway, so he does, reluctantly.

Will has exhibited his video and installation art internationally. A frequent contributor to The Moth, he has won both a GrandSLAM and a StorySLAM. Will created one of the Lower East Side's longest running parties, Mile High at Pianos, and performed there as a DJ and VJ for over five years (even popping up in a Childish Gambino music video). 

Born in New York City and raised in London, Frankfurt, Singapore, and Washington DC, Will disappointingly does not have a mysterious, international accent. He also isn't nearly as outdoorsy as the photos on this site would make it seem (but don't tell him that I told you that).


Awards

 

CLIO AWARDS

Gold

THE WEBBY AWARDS

2 x People's Voice Awards

EFFIE AWARDS

2 x Bronze

NEW YORK FESTIVALS

Grand Winner
2 x Gold

NATIONAL ADDY AWARDS

Gold

D&AD

In Book

EMMY AWARDS

Nominated for Best Commercial

CANNES LIONS

Silver Lion
2 x Shortlists

THE ONE SHOW

Silver Pencil
Bronze Pencil

ONE SHOW DESIGN

Gold Pencil

EFFIE AWARDS

2 x Bronze

THE FWA

Site of the Day

 

Press

 

WASHINGTON POST

USA TODAY

PSFK

LURZER'S ARCHIVE

ADVERTISING AGE

MASHABLE

CREATIVITY

HUFFINGTON POST

SEVENTEEN

NEW YORK TIMES

WIRED

FAST COMPANY

BILLBOARD

TECHCRUNCH

ENGADGET

THE VERGE

PEOPLE

ADWEEK

 

Judging

WORKING NOT WORKING • MEMBERSHIP BOARD

IAB MIXX AWARDS 2016 • JUDGE

DC ADDY AWARDS 2012 • INTERACTIVE JUDGE

YOU • THOSE SHOES. REALLY?


Experience

FREELANCE • CREATIVE DIRECTOR • JULY 2018 - PRESENT 

Agencies: Partners & Spade, BSSP, Spark 44
Clients: Coca-Cola, Target, Land Rover, Jaguar

MOTHER • CREATIVE DIRECTOR • JAN 2017 - JULY 2018

Clients: Facebook, Propel, Headspace, Simple, Netflix, The Honest Co.

72ANDSUNNY • ACD/SENIOR WRITER • MAR 2014 - DEC 2016

Clients: Google, Target, Made with Code, Old El Paso, Activision

FREELANCE • SENIOR COPYWRITER • APR 2013 - MAR 2014

Agencies: 72andSunny, B-Reel, Bossa
Clients: Google, Square, Target, Android, Nike, HBO

STRAWBERRYFROG • COPYWRITER • APR 2010 - APR 2013

Clients: Jim Beam, Smart Car, Sabra, Emirates Airline, BioShock Infinite, Pampers, P&G

DRAFTFCB • COPYWRITER • SEPT 2007 - APR 2010

Clients: US Census, Oreo, Motorola, City Harvest, Starbucks, Planters, SkyTeam, Chips Ahoy!