About Me

Me, way back, somewhere in 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 (OCA), which you might know now as OCADU. As part of the scholarship I was also granted a summer internship at the agency. Humbly looking up to the great minds I learned a lot that summer. But the best lesson was 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 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. If you would like to see 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.


Awards & Recognition Highlights

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