Katie Brinkworth

  • Creative Director, BBDO, USA
  • Executive Jury

Katie is a creative director at BBDO Los Angeles and has worked in advertising since 2008. Prior to BBDO, Katie worked at Pereira O’Dell in San Francisco, McGarrah Jessee in Austin, and TBWA Chiat/Day in Los Angeles, with a year of freelancing in New York somewhere in between. Over the course of her career, Katie has worked on a wide variety of brands including AT&T, DirecTV, Skype, 1-800 Contacts, Gatorade, Pepsi, Coke, Shiner Beer, Frost Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Whataburger, Pedigree, Purex, Takis, Hillshire Farm, Rover, and Bear Naked granola. Highlights of her work include a spot featuring exploding pigeons for Takis, fitting a polo shirt to a real live bull for Purex laundry detergent, and bringing two beautiful best friends together for the first time with Skype. Katie has won several awards at the One Show, Cannes, and Clios, and has been featured in the One Show’s Next Creative Leaders list and Business Insider’s “Most Creative Women in Advertising” list. When not working on advertising, Katie channels her weirder writing instincts into satirical essays for McSweeney’s and The New Yorker, and has been published in the McSweeney’s anthologies “The Best of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency” and “Keep Scrolling Till You Feel Something.”

Katie Brinkworth