Jd Michaels serves a dual role at BBDO New York:
As EVP Director of Creative Engineering, he augments creative ideas with new technologies, bespoke craft, and unique partnerships with innovators in science, art, and theatre.
As EVP, Director of Diversity, Jd works in partnership with Karla Mayers to help ensure BBDO NY delivers on its goal of creating an environment that allows room for the dignity and validity of every individual, and the discovery of new harmony as employees learn more about each other. In so doing, this enables one’s unique combination of passions, experiences and choices to flourish. Jd also engages in community outreach and serves as a conduit for all client priorities regarding inclusion and cultural relevance. Beyond this, Jd is responsible for BBDO New York’s Creative Residency program, hiring diverse talent from far beyond traditional pipelines.
Jd is a Kansas City native, a graduate of Yale, and a resident of Brooklyn, New York, who (after hours) is learning to play the banjo and mandolin, to the delight (and the sometimes-not-so-much delight) of his family.