About






Seoul, Korea
Hi, I’m a Creative-Art Director based in Toronto.

My career in advertising began when I was awarded the much coveted Maclaren McCann tuition scholarship from the Ontario College of Art, which you might know now as OCADU. As part of the scholarship I was also granted a summer internship at Maclaren McCann. Humbly looking up to the great minds at the agency, I quickly learned that the only way to great work is a great work ethic.

Since then my work ethic combined with a love for the business of creativity have guided me to generate a string of award-winning work.

My agency experience includes Ambrose Carr Linton Carroll where I spent the first eight years of my career, multi-national agencies like BBDO and Dentsu, as well as independent gems like Giants & Gentlemen and 123w, where I am currently.

What I love the most about being creative is the chase for purity and simplicity from concept to execution. My ability to quickly zoom in and out to different perspectives drives my critical thinking, always striving for work that is well-considered and effortless in craft.

I’m also an award-winning photographer. To view my complete photography portfolio, go to skimphoto.com ︎︎︎

When not working, I’m usually out and about with my wife and son anywhere far from the city.

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Award Highlights

Cannes Lions
Clios
Communication Arts :: Advertising
Communication Arts :: Photography
D&AD
EPICA
Graphis :: Advertising
London International Advertising Awards
Lürzer’s Archive
New York Festivals
The One Show
Advertising & Design Club of Canada
Applied Arts :: Advertising
Applied Arts :: Design
Applied Arts :: Photography
Cassies
Effies
The Extras
Marketing Awards

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Clients

Acura
Canada’s Wonderland
Canon
Casino Rama
camh :: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Circle K
Constellation Brands
Days Inn
Dr Oetker
Dole
Enercare
FedEx
Fisherman’s Friend
Government of Ontario
Harvey’s
Hershey Brands
Honda
Justice Institute of British Columbia
Lexus
Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits
Mercedes-Benz
Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries
Mount Sinai Hospital
Parmalat Brands
RBC
The Salvation Army
Scion
Sleeman Brewery
Sun Media
Swiss Chalet
Toshiba
Toyota
Steven Kim Creative 2022