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Work History

March 2016Present

Creative Director

Publicitas Canada
2007Present

Creative Director

LEBOW (Freelance)
1993Present

Freelance Art Director/Copywriter

OTHER ADVERTISING AGENCIES

(in alphabetical order, large accounts (I have worked on) are listed in brackets)

  • Beakbane Marketing
  • Blade Creative Branding Inc.
  • Bozell Worldwide
  • Capital C (Samsung)
  • Dreamvision
  • Echo Advertising
  • Fingerprint Communications
  • Groundzero (Bridgestone)
  • Head & Varvas (Tridel)
  • Incitement Marketing (Gay Lea, Smuckers)
  • JAMZ Marketing (Nestlé)
  • Jeffrey Simbrow & Associates Inc.
  • Marovino Design
  • Mosaic Experiential Marketing (PROMO Awards)
  • Napkin Marketing
  • Optic Nerve (Bell Mobility)
  • Padulo Integrated Inc.
  • Pente Corporation
  • Purpose Global
  • Quiller and Blake
  • The Marketing Channel (Corona)
  • The Marketing Department
  • Wolf Group
  • Wunderman
  • Yew + Bamboo Inc. (PC Financial)
  • Zeppelin Communications & Design   etc.
20022007

Creative Director

Panasonic Canada

Responsible for conceptualizing and creating all national advertising, design, and corporate communications for every division and product category. Thousands of creative projects were produced in every medium.
Since 2007, I've continued to produce work annually for Panasonic on a freelance basis.

20002001

Art Director

LA Ads

Creative work (and pitches) including Brooks, Moosehead Beer, Grand Touring Automobiles, Mary Browns Fried Chicken, Kolter, Monarch.

19981999

Art Director, Copywriter

The Communique Group

Creative work (across all mediums) for A&W, Microsoft Hotmail, Bridgestone.

19961998

Art Director, Copywriter

Creative work for CAA, Oldies 1310, Travelsource Network, Mexicali Rosas Restaurants.

19951996

Art Director

SMW Advertising Inc.

Creative work for Harveys, CTV, Bell Mobility, Astra, Organon, Ferring,

Manulife Financial.

2007Present

Creative Director

LEBOW (Freelance)

Working successfully as a freelance creative for ad agencies (in both traditional and digital) and directly with clients (from small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies), to help build brands through all creative channels available in today's fast-growing, technological world. Ronnie has been hired by hundreds of companies over the years, and a small glimpse into some of this work can be viewed on his website. In the last few years, a large portion of his work has been in UX design, programmatic advertising, and front-end web development, and he has also been producing concepts and storyboards for corporate videos.

19931995

Art Director

Firstcom Cato Johnson

Creative work for Burger King, Ford, Xerox, Budget Rent-a-car.

Awards & Recognition

  • Judge - Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs) - 2016
  • Judge/Presenter - Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs) - 2015
  • Judge/Presenter - Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPAs) - 2014
  • First Place - "Cottage Life" Photography Competition - 2013
  • 10 Projects included in book "Logo 3" - Zeixs Publishing - 2012
  • Gold - Summit International Awards - Logo/Identity Design - 2012
  • Silver - Summit International Awards - Logo/Identity Design - 2012
  • Silver - Summit International Awards -Advertising Campaign - 2012
  • 7 projects included in book "Logos 2 - Bright ideas from around the world" - Bright Books - 2012
  • Honourable Mention - Seguin Photography Competition - 2012
  • 2 projects included in book "Logolicious - Best logos from around the globe" - HarperCollins - 2010
  • Work included in "The Big Book of Self Promotion" - HarperCollins - 2009
  • Best Blog award  - "IHaveAnIdea" - 2008'
  • Gold - 38th Annual Creativity Awards -Logo/Identity Design - 2008
  • Merit - 38th Annual Creativity Awards -Logo/Identity Design - 2008
  • Gold - Summit International Awards - Logo/Identity Design - 2008
  • Silver - Summit International Awards -Self Promo Advertisement - 2008
  • Bronze - Summit International Awards -Self Promo Brochure - 2007
  • 5 projects included in "The Big Book of Logos 5" - HarperCollins - 2007
  • Merit - 36th Annual Creativity Awards -Advertising Campaign - 2006
  • First Place - Abcon Media National “Boom-Ad” Advertising Competition - 2006
  • Gold - Summit International Awards - Advertising Single - 2005
  • Silver - Summit International Awards -Logo Design - 2005
  • Bronze - Summit International Awards -Advertising Single - 2005
  • Silver - Summit International Awards -Advertising Campaign - 2004
  • Bronze - Summit International Awards -Advertising Campaign - 2004
  • Bronze - Summit International Awards -Newspaper Advertisment - 2004
  • Bronze - Summit International Awards -Logo Design - 2004
  • First Place - Abcon Media National “Boom-Ad” Advertising Competition - 2004
  • Second Place - “ISTOCKPHOTO.com” International Photography Competition - 2002
  • Honourable Mention - “Here’s How” Magazine National Photography Competition - 2003

Summary

Ronnie Lebow spent the majority of his young life in the principal's office for daydreaming, sharing out-of-the-box random thoughts, and drawing all over his desk.
These skills gained him admission to OCAD University and helped launch his career as an Art Director and Copywriter at several Toronto advertising agencies, where he created everything from logos to television commercials for some of the world's most prestigious brands (please see Resumé).

In 2001, he was offered the first in-house position as Creative Director at Panasonic Canada, and Ronnie still continues to work on freelance projects for them to this day. In 2016, Ronnie accepted the Creative Director's position at the Canadian office of Publicitas, the world's leading media representation company, and continues to freelance on the side for other clients in between projects.

Ronnie has won a slew of international awards in both advertising and design, his work is featured in books, and he has also received recognition for his photography and illustration work.

Ronnie was interviewed on the leading global industry website “ihaveanidea” and appeared as the featured subject in the advertising and design episode of “Career Moves”, a nationwide television series.

An accomplished writer, he contributes often to his well-received industry blog, his articles have graced magazines and numerous websites, and his work has been included in more than one University’s curriculum.

When he's not working, Ronnie likes to paint and is an avid fisherman, experienced outdoorsman and wilderness canoe tripper. He plays poker annually at the WSOP, and also dedicates his time and effort on a few different non-profit committees.

Education

Sep 1989Jun 1992

A.O.C.A.

Ontario College of Art