Ben BELSKY

Global Creative Director | DECKERS BRANDS

Benjamin Belsky is a broadly experienced Design & Creative Director with over 15 years of experience in both fashion and marketing with proven ability to design product, create visual stories and build brands both large and small. 

He is currently Global Creative Director of Ugg in Santa Barbara, California.

 

Previous Clients & Partners Include-UGG, Vince Camuto, MCM, CFDA, Star Branding, Nike Sportswear, Gap, Levis, Furia World, Upper Playground, Goorin Brothers, Scion, Coca-Cola, Sprite, Remy Martin and Juxtapoz Magazine

 

questionnaire

1.)       What was your very first job? 

Clean up boy at a meat market. I was 13 years old.

 

2.)       Please describe, in your own words, what your job is and what work it entails. 

My job is to maintain order, balance, harmony and beauty while being strategic and thoughtful. Create beautiful things, direct the creative process and inspire others.

 

3.)       How did you discover that the creative world was right for you? Was there a time in your life that you credit to this discovery? What was there train of events that brought you to where you are today? 

My parents always collected art and took me to art exhibitions, studios and museums growing up. I had the pleasure of interning at Creative Growth after high school. It’s a an amazing facility/program in Oakland for developmentally disabled adults to create art. My father was on the board of directors.

 

4.)       In your constantly growing and expanding industry, how do you find inspiration to keep your work fresh, innovative and relevant? 

I think it’s important to travel the world and network with other creatives as much as possible. New places inspire new ideas. New people inspire new conversations.

 

 

5.)       If you had to pick one piece of work or project that you are most proud of, more for the creative work and innovation it required, rather than its recognition or industry “success,” what would it be? 

My son, Elijah.

 

6.)       Which creative disciplines do you commission most, and are most interested in seeing more of and why? Which of these disciplines are you most be interested in seeing at CONNECTIONS? (ie photo, film, social, experiential, vr, etc)

Film, social and experimental activations/installations. VR is next level

 

 

jury

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Associate Creative Director | SEPHORA
Senior Director, Creative | BIOSSANCE
Director, Creative | IMAX
Independent Creative Consultant, ECD, CD
Senior Director, Media | ACTIVISION
Sr Art Director | JOHN PAUL MITCHELL SYSTEMS
Executive Creative Director | THE COMMUNITY SF
Chief Production Officer | SWIFT
Global Creative Director | DECKERS BRANDS
Creative Director | CURALEAF
Creative Director | SAATCHI & SAATCHI LA
Chief Creative Officer, Marketing Executive | EBAY
VP, Creative Marketing | LIONSGATE FILMS
Head of Creative Production | AMAZON STUDIOS
Creative Director | NBC UNIVERSAL
Group Creative Director, Writer | DAVID&GOLIATH
Head of Design | POSTMATES
Director of Experiential Mktg | KIVA CONFECTIONS
Dir of Creative Content | INTERSCOPE RECORDS
VP, Global Brand Marketing | UNILEVER
Executive CD | SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT
Chief Brand Architect | CAVU VENTURE PARTNERS
SVP, Director of Assets and Content | DEUTSCH LA
Creative Director | FACEBOOK
VP, Photo Publicity | FOX ENTERTAINMENT
Dir. of Creative Services | RIOT GAMES
VP Creative Services | OGILVY Mexico
Group Creative Director | SAATCHI & SAATCHI
EVP, Head of Production | DEUTSCH LA
Dir of Brand & Visual Design | FUSEPROJECT
Creative Director | UBER
Founder & Editorial/Creative Director | ISSUE
Sr Director Creative Prod Gbl Brand Imaging | NIKE
Executive Creative Director | PHENOMENON
Executive Creative Director | SID LEE
Group Creative Director | 72ANDSUNNY
Design Director | PHENOMENON
VP, Global Creative | LIONSGATE FILMS
Creative Director | SEPHORA
Executive Creative Director | LINKEDIN
Sr. Creative Director | LINKEDIN
Creative Director | VVEEKENDS CREATIVE BUREAU
Global Sr. Creative DIrector | PRINCESS CRUISES
Global Creative Director | MURAD
Executive Director Integrated Production | BSSP
Digital Marketing Manager | 7 FOR ALL MANKIND
VP Creative | GAMETIME
Creative Director | THE CLOROX COMPANY
VP Marketing | RAKUTEN
VP Licensing, Merchandising & Design | UNIQLO
Director of Content | URBAN DECAY
Head of Strategy | BBH LA
Director Of Production & Business Affairs | MEKANISM
Producer / Enterprise Brand Creative | CAPITAL ONE
VP, Creative | RAKUTEN
Director of Production | RESTORATION HARDWARE
Director of Photography | WILLIAMS-SONOMA
Founder, Creative Director | FERNWEH LAND LLC
Sr. Manager, Brand Marketing | SWEETGREEN
VP, Creative Content | HUDSON JEANS
VP Global Creative Director, Brand Design | NIKE
VP of Creative Content | INTERSCOPE RECORDS
Creative Director | FACEBOOK
Creative Director | RPA
Vice President | CALLISONRTKL
President | 215MCCANN
Director Marketing | OAKLEY
Creative Dir. | SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT
Chief Marketing Officer | MOZILLA
Co-Founder & CCO | BATTERY AGENCY
Sr. Producer | THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY
VP, Diversity & Inclusion | SONY PICTURES ENT.
Photography Lead, Homes | AIRBnB
Senior Art Director | SALES FORCE
Art Director | SEGA
VP Creative Director | STILA COSMETICS
Sr. Creative Director | FOX SPORTS
Head of Creative Operations, Central Creative | UBER
Creative Director | NORDSTROM
Director, Head Of Production | LINKEDIN
Senior Digital Marketing Manager | ASICS
Director, Global Social Media | ORACLE
Senior Director, Creative Services | ARITZIA
Sr. Designer | DOORDASH
Art Director | FACEBOOK
Executive Creative Director | FCB West
Managing Art Producer | STARBUCKS
Senior Director / Group Creative Director | APPLE
Creative Director | RPA
Creative Director | ANOMALY LA
Dir. Branded Content Production | FX NETWORKS
Creative Director | SAATCHI & SAATCHI
Creative Director | KASTNER LA
Executive Dir, Production | ABC ENTERTAINMENT
Sr. Creative Director | DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB
Senior Art Director | SEPHORA
Group Creative Director | PUBLICIS SAPIENT
Executive Creative Director | DDW
Chief Creative Officer | HEADSPACE
Creative Director | GS&P
Executive Creative Dir, Branded Content | DISNEY
Sr CD, Marketing Creative | ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
VP of Photo Production | SONY PICTURES ENT.
Dir of Creative Content | INTERSCOPE RECORDS
Creative Director, Group Design Manager | INTUIT
VP Global Creative Director | SMASHBOX LA
Senior Art Director | NYX COSMETICS
ECD, Chief Creative Officer | THE CLOROX COMPANY
Co-Founder | CHAPTER SF
Pres, Mktg+National Acct | HEALTH-ADE KOMBUCHA
VP, Creative Services | WARNER RECORDS
Sr Design Dir | JOHN PAUL MITCHELL SYSTEMS
Design Director | CREDO BEAUTY
ECD, Head Art & Design | DAVID&GOLIATH
Senior Art Director | VANS
Art Director | VANS
Dir of Digital Marketing + E-Commerce | FOODSTIRS
Creative Director/Partner | THEORY SF
Dir of Music Video & Creative Content | INTERSCOPE
Creative Director | DERMSTORE
Creative Director
Design Director | INSTAGRAM
Chief Marketing Officer | PIXI BEAUTY
Global Head of Creative, ECD | YOUTUBE
Creative Lead, Special Initiatives | GOOGLE
Global Creative Lead, Media Lab | GOOGLE
Head of Creative | DOORDASH
Sr. Art Director | SEPHORA
Director of Creative | MATTEL, INC.
Content Program Manager | BASIC @ GOOGLE
Sr Director Brand Marketing | PANDORA
Chief Creative Officer | OMELET
CEO / Founder | WALTON ISAACSON
Director of Creative | ASICS AMERICA
Photo and Video Producer | THIRDLOVE
ACD | M/H VCCP
Chief Creative Officer | POP
Executive Creative Advisor | PELOTON INTERACTIVE
Creative Director | TWITTER
VP Creative I Creative Director | BLUESTEM
Senior Photography Producer
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