ABOUT

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ANDREI KHASHAN IS A SWEDISH ADVERTISING CREATIVE CURRENTLY BASED IN BERLIN, GERMANY.

He's been lucky enough to work with really talented people and global brands on 3 continents. Before working in advertising, Andrei ran a small studio with a friend designing streetwear. Besides work he enjoys photography, techno music and everything about Japan. Andrei is also a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences and annual Webby Awards judge.


WORK EXPERIENCE

VCCP / BERLIN, GERMANY / 2016 – PRESENT / CREATIVE
Working with clients: Captain Morgan, BMW Motorrad, ING-DiBa, eBay, Spotify and pitching new business.

M&C SAATCHI / STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN / 2013 – 2015 / CREATIVE
I helped start up M&C Saatchi Stockholm, an agency that during its first year went from zero to becoming #1 Nordic Agency at the European Lovie Awards, #3 Swedish Agency at the Webby Awards and #4 Swedish Agency at Cannes Lions 2014. Worked with clients: LG Electronics (Nordic), Carlsberg (Sweden), Norwegian Air Shuttle (Global), Modern Times Group / Viasat Broadcasting, Stockholm Pride Festival, Stockholm Art Week, SPP, Porteur Bicycles, Xide®, Zmarta and pitching new business.

DROGA5 / NEW YORK, NY, USA / JUL 2011 – DEC 2011 / CREATIVE
I did two consecutive internships at Droga5 New York, where I mostly worked on national campaigns for Hennessy V.S and was part of launching the successful "Wild Rabbit" campaign. I also worked with clients: Puma, Prudential, Kraft Foods and pitching new business.

OGILVY BRASIL / SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL / APR 2011 – JUN 2011 / CREATIVE
I did an internship at Ogilvy & Mather in São Paulo, where I worked on briefs for: The Coca-Cola Company, Motorola, Dove and Claro among others.

WIEDEN+KENNEDY / AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS / JAN 2011 – MAR 2011 / CREATIVE
I did a 10 week creative workshop at Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam under the creative supervision of Alvaro Sotomayor. I also worked with tutors from BSUR, TribalDDB and OneBigAgency as part of Miami Ad School Greenhouse Programme.

FREELANCE / SWEDEN / PERIODICALLY / FREELANCE ART DIRECTOR, DESIGNER & PHOTOGRAPHER
Worked with clients, brands and publications: Google, Patriksson Communication, HyperOne, EMI Music, L'Oreal Paris, RedKen 5th Avenue, Pernod Ricard, Jameson's Whiskey, Elite Hotels of Sweden, Avenyfamiljen, SOLO Stores, Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren presents Avicii, J.Lindeberg Stores, Valentin & Byhr, Eric Prydz, DonPalm, BatAAr, Alina Devecerski, MUF Göteborg, Nöjesguiden.se, Rodeo.net ... among others.


ORGANIZATIONS

IADAS / THE WEBBY AWARDS / NEW YORK, NY, USA / 2014 – PRESENT / ACADEMY MEMBER
The executive academy and associate membership of IADAS is an intellectually diverse organization that includes 1,000+ members. Academy members are leading industry experts, evangelists, and visionaries working to advance the electronic medium. Judging entries for the annual Webby Awards.


EDUCATION

MIAMI AD SCHOOL EUROPE / HAMBURG, GERMANY / JAN 2010 – DEC 2011 / DIPLOMA: ART DIRECTION
With classes at: Jung von Matt (Hamburg) Wieden+Kennedy, BSUR, OneBigAgency, TribalDDB (Amsterdam) AKQA and LBi (New York)

BERGHS SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION / STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN / 2008 / DIPLOMA: DESIGN INTRO
10 week introductory course to Berghs graphic design programme with teachers from leading design and advertising agencies in Stockholm.


HONORS & AWARDS

Andrei's work has been awarded, shortlisted and published numerous times in: 
CANNES LIONS, CLIO AWARDS, NEW YORK FESTIVALS, THE WEBBY AWARDS, FWA, MASHIES, THE LOVIE AWARDS, TOMORROW AWARDS, GULDÄGGET, GULDNYCKELN, 100-WATTAREN, SPINN, RESUMÉ, GOOGLE CREATIVE SANDBOX, BESTADS, DIRECTORY: INNOVATIONS IN COMMUNICATION and CONTAGIOUS MAGAZINE. For full details visit Linkedin profile.


LANGUAGES

ENGLISH (Fluent), SWEDISH (Native), ROMANIAN (Conversational), GERMAN (Basic).


RECOMMENDATIONS

“ I  have had the joy and satisfaction of working successfully with Andrei Khashan during his internship at Droga5 in new york city, an internship that was extended because of out exceeded expectations. In my capacity as creative director on Hennessy I’ve personally witnessed Andrei's great creative thinking, cooperative spirit, and extreme dedication. Andrei works collaboratively with his colleagues and has developed a close working relationship with his intern partner. Together, they have contributed with several great ideas to the rebranding of Hennessy VS - a massive multimillion dollar campaign including tease, launch and sustain elements across all media.

Additionally, I have found Andrei to be eager to learn, listening to others opinions with interest, offering his own suggestions, and demonstrating a sincere willingness to try beating what's currently on the table. Andrei has a pleasant, easy-going disposition, is fun to be with at both professional and social gatherings. He will fit in comfortably with a team of professional ad people who are serious about their work but also know when it is the right time to joke and relax. His creativity is a well-balanced blend of fresh ideation, digital savvyness, great visual esthetics, and side interests like photography. I give my full endorsement of Andrei Khashan's great potential, talent and devotion with high praise.”  
– JOAKIM SAUL, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, DROGA5 NEW YORK.

“ I have worked with andrei on multiple occasions pre-advertising, during school and at droga5 on the puma account. I had the pleasure of following his progress, from being a little geeky graphic designer, helping me out with posters, to getting accepted at miami ad school and develop into a 365 creative. He's thinks big, bigger than the brief. And I sincerely believe he's better than many people working in this industry after only one year in school. Please do not hire him, since I'm planning to do so in a few years” 
– ERIK HÖGFELDT, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, DROGA5 NEW YORK.

“Andrei's drive and will to go beyond the brief make him a great fit for the new direction advertising must take; ideas that speak to the business problem. This together with his storytelling abilities make him a force to be reckoned with as he gains further experience along the way to his ultimate goal.” 
– JEREMY ABBETT, CREATIVE EVANGELIST, GOOGLE.

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