Aubrey Walker


Aubrey Walker III was trained at the Portfolio Center, School for Creative Communication Arts in
Atlanta, GA. In his first year of the two-year program, Aubrey was recruited as a Copywriter with MATLOCK, working on Publix, BellSouth and BMW.

In 2000, Aubrey joined CHWA in Oakland, California as a Copywriter, working directly under Carol H. Williams, the only African American woman in the Advertising Hall of Fame. While under her tutelage Aubrey quickly became the lead writer on Coors Light.

Not long after, Aubrey moved to Chicago as an ACD at Burrell. His duties there were McDonalds, P&G, Heineken, Bacardi and Verizon. For the TIDE brand Aubrey created the award winning global spot, “Nostalgia Dad.” Today, it’s still one of the highest ranked spot in the history of P&G.

In 2006 Aubrey accepted a position with The TRUE Agency a subsidiary of TBWA in Los Angeles, California. His client duties were primarily on Nissan North America.

In 2010 Aubrey accepted an Associate Creative Director role on the Jeep brand at Globalhue. There he led the team on the Call of Duty and Jeep partnership.

In 2012 Aubrey became a Creative Director at commonground in Chicago, IL. There he led the Nike High School basketball account, Nike Marathon, Nissan North America and Bacardi USA Brands.

In 2015 Aubrey became the Creative Director of Ideation and Content at GMR in New Berlin, WI. His accounts included, the NFL, Chobani, Miller Lite, Amazon, Pepsi, Johnsonville Brats, TuneIn and Lincoln Financial.

And in 2016 Aubrey joined MKTG Chicago as VP Creative Director over Nike, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Maven, Gatorade, Propel Water and Beats By Dre.

Aubrey then opened his own company, TEACHERS NEVER LIKED US where their main client was Four Loko.
In 2019, Aubrey received an offer to become the first Executive Creative Director of OKRP in Chicago where his role would be to manage the creative department on accounts such as Illinois Lottery, Ace Hardware,, Nerds, P&G, Illinois Dept of Tourism, Home Chef & Black Shop Friday.

Currently, Aubrey is the ECD of OKRP and Founder and CCO of a minority owned start-up production and creative agency, PUTNEY. Along with his partner, Elena Robinson.

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