I am Snorri Sturluson. An Icelander with residence in New York since 2001. I am a multi disciplinary creative with 15 years of broad advertising experience ranging from branding mom & pop shops to artist marketing to big campaign work with blue chip clients.

I could call myself a Director, a Creative Director, a Photographer, a Writer, an Art Director, or a Squigwibble, but the reality is a lot simpler, I’m a creative with a passion for storytelling and a knack for inventive solutions to creative problems.

My original love for creativity came through photography and music. When, as a young lad, I was approached to take band pictures. It clicked right away and I was soon immersed in the music scene as a photographer, and later, musician, a producer and a music industry executive all through the 90s.

A shift happened in 2001 when I moved to New York to focus on creative in advertising. My background turned out to be perfect and I was instantly working as a creative in various capacities for a range of clients in fashion, beverage, technology, social media, finance and romance.

In 2006 I got an opportunity to direct TV spots (I had previously tried my hand at music videos and promos). From then on to this day I have directed 100s of commercials music videos, web content and promos. Lately I have been moving closer to narrative work and am currently directing my first feature.

As a a creative I have avoided getting stuck in one thing. I want to do it all and keep learning. I write, shoot, edit, pitch, produce, design, art direct, do VFX, music and sound design. I can even code (in a pinch).

My favorite thing is to get side by side with a client to cut to the heart of, and solve, creative problems, by any means necessary, but ideally from “the inside out”. I believe in the truth, that good ideas come from truth. I believe that honesty, courage and willingness to take risks will produce beautiful and powerful work no matter what the budget. Collaboration, research, trust and strategic thinking are the essentials for inspiration and that’s the space I live in. I am just as comfortable working on big campaigns as I am with intimate or experimental projects.

Some of the agencies I have worked with are:
Anomaly, Arnold, BBDO, BBH Singapore, Doner, Global Hue, Goodby, Grey, Kirshenbaum, The Martin Agency, Modernista!, M&C Saatchi, McGarryBowen, Merkley and Partners, Mother, Mullen, Publicis, Saatchi & Saatchi and many more.

For clients such as:
Apple, BMW, Cadillac, Chrysler, Clorox, Comcast, Credit Report, Crest, Dell, Dodge, Famous Footwear, Ford, Hummer, Indian Larry, Jeep, Mercedes Benz, Miller, Motorola, Nissan, Nokia, Palm, Panasonic, Sprint, Starz Network, Subway, TJ Maxx, Toyota, UGG, United Healthcare, Unum, V8, Verizon Wireless, X-Box and many more.

I would love to work with you and am available for freelance creative assignments by clicking here:
or calling this number: +1.347.408.0163


Snorri Sturluson