Hans leads Select World’s creative division for North America as its first ever Chief Creative Officer, building on its 25-year foundation as a global beauty, fragrance and fashion agency. Through a complete creative refresh, Hans is reenergizing and positioning Select World as an all-encompassing agency that can make any brand relevant and meaningful in today’s diverse culture. Previously, he was at Laird + Partners, where he served as executive VP and senior group creative director. Hans has been instrumental in creating bold and transformative work for numerous luxury and mass consumer brands in fashion and beauty, such as Donna Karan/DKNY, Bottega Veneta, Ermenegildo Zegna, Estee Lauder, Coty, Tommy Hilfiger and Lane Bryant. His message of body-positivity for Lane Bryant ignited a movement to not only accept plus-size women, but to celebrate them. This led to him being named one of Adweek’s Creative 100 and one of a handful of Top Creative Leaders Whose Ads Are Breaking Through Into Culture. Hans launched his career in 1993 as a Junior Designer at Donna Karan’s in-house creative agency, subsequently becoming Vice President of Advertising.