Julia Neumann is the Chief Creative Officer at Johannes Leonardo. In her role, Neumann is responsible for leading the agency’s creative and design department, while partnering with agency co-founders and creative chairmen, Jan Jacobs and Leo Premutico, to cultivate a brave creative culture across the agency’s growing roster.
With over a decade of experience as an award-winning creative leader, Neumann has received top creative honors in steering some of the industry’s most notable work, including “Billie Jean King Your Shoes” for adidas, JetBlue “FlyBabies”, and MTN Dew’s “Major Melon” marking the first ad that truly gamified the Super Bowl viewing experience for Super Bowl LV. Other accolades include being named to Business Insider's annual list of Most Creative Women in Advertising in 2013, 2014 and 2016, and was named by AdAge on the Creatives You Should Know list in 2016.
Prior to joining JL in 2021, Neumann served as Executive Creative Director at TBWA/Chiat Day where she spent three years leading creative output for brands such as MTN Dew and adidas. Before joining TBWA in 2018, Neumann started her career as a Copywriter and served in roles at BBH New York and MullenLowe U.S. Neumann also spent time as a freelance Creative Director and Copywriter at Wild Things Roar working across various agencies such as Wieden + Kennedy NY, Anomaly NY, BBDO NY, Deutsch, RGA LA, McCann and JWT NY.
Outside of agency life, Neumann directed a documentary short called “Deporting Myself.” The film premiered at the Berkshire International Film Festival and was part of the official selection at the Marfa Film Festival 2021. It won best short documentary at the Coney Island Film Festival and was most recently featured at the NBC News “Meet the Press” Film Festival