Despite what my bangs might have you believe, I do care about craft.


Apologies if you came here looking for Kim Kardashian’s clothing label SKIMS. As you can see, this is not place where you can buy her underwear. Or any underwear for that matter.

I’m a Creative-Art Director based in Toronto. 

I’ve been called ‘skim’ most of my adult life as it was the email user name I was given at my first agency. And it has followed me ever since.

My life in advertising began when I was awarded the much coveted Maclaren McCann (which you might know now as just McCann) tuition scholarship from the Ontario College of Art (which you might know now as OCADU). As part of the scholarship I also got to work as an intern. Humbly looking up to the great minds that summer I learned a couple of things. First, Pad Thai from a craft truck can still be amazing. And second, the only way to great work is a great work ethic.

Since then my work ethic combined with my love for late night Pad Thai have guided me to generate a string of award-winning work.

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

If you’re interested in seeing more of my award-winning photography, go to skimphoto.com where you’ll find luxury cars, farm animals, and people doing all sorts of lifestyle-y things. 

When not working, I’m usually still working. But when I’m not doing that, I’m out and about with my wife and son far away from the city. 

I’m also lactose intolerant.




Applied Arts
Marketing Awards
Strategy Agency of the Year Awards



Art Directors Club of New York
Cannes Lions
Communication Arts :: Advertising
Communication Arts :: Photography
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
The Extras
Marketing Awards




Steven Kim Creative 2023