Dean is a proud Irish-Jewish, quarter-ginger (it's in his beard), South African who has spent the past 11 years trying to make meaningful and cool ideas that help build brands. And having come from a 3rd world country, he’s seen and experienced first-hand the power we have as advertisers to effect real change.
Luckily, his career has enabled me to create some cool stuff on big brands, that’s also managed to do some good in the world. From filming over 150 hours of POV content, to learning how to code, using a trash bag as checked-in luggage, creating robots with the people that made Transformers, turning a test drive into to an act of kindness, making a Teddy Bear an ironic symbol, and using a book to stop a bullet. Each project has shaped him into the creative and creative director he is today.
But his proudest achievement in life thus far is not winning over 15 Cannes Lions, or at D&AD, One Show or Clios, it’s first convincing his wife to marry him, and then making a beautiful Chicago cub named Jude.
Dean is also fond of using well known bio tropes, like talking in the 3rd person.