Zoe Kessler

Barton F. Graf

Named by Adweek as one of the  “14 Young Agency Creatives Whose Work Is Far Ahead of Its Time” list and a finalist on Ad Age's A-list for Creative Director of the Year, Zoe Kessler has made her mark as a talented young creative in the industry.

Since arriving to Barton F. Graf from McCann in 2016, she has had a hand in shaping every piece of the business, from Supercell to Snyder’s-Lance to Sour Patch Kids resulting in some of the agencies most iconic work to date. She bolsters the agency’s unmistakable mission to make the most entertaining, unexpected, and effective work in the world.

She built an entire brand platform for Emerald Nuts using a two-word Amazon review (“Yes Good”), turned a video request into a live Broadway Musical for Supercell mobile game Boom Beach and brought a series of real-life dating stories to life in an epic data-driven OOH campaign for Hinge. 

Last year, Zoe formed the Coverage Coalition, a rebellion of creatives, agencies and production companies to take on President Donald Trump and make up for the 90% advertising budget cut for Affordable Healthcare sign-up.

Zoe passionately spends her time outside of work dedicated to causes important to her. She’s a member of Nevertheless, a group of women in advertising working to market the resistance, and an active member of Tickled Hot Pink, a committee raising money for Planned Parenthood each year through events -- reaching $120k in 2017.

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