Rhea who? 

(rhea:RAH-AH)

Hi there, I am Rhea Hanges[@FriendsCallMeRay] currently a Creative Director at DDB New York. 

I care a lot about what I do and the people around me. My passion is finding the truth, and telling it through creativity.

I started my career in 2003 as an Art Director. In years to follow, working with incredible agencies like McCann Worldgroup, mcgarrybowen, JWT Germany, Havas Worldwide, BBDO, Periscope, Saatchi & Saatchi, VaynerMedia, Droga5.

Some of my proudest accomplishments came from working on the briefs no one else wanted to touch. Making something great under the radar.

My work has been published some fancy places like, Cannes, D&AD, and Luezer’s Archive. In my after work hours I was a long-standing teacher at the Miami Ad School in Europe and North America where I grew and developed talent.

I live in Queens with my sweet dog Beau, who has acquired quite a big following despite his small size @BeauBaeBebe. In my free time, you can find me training for a marathon or mentoring some peeps through my organization CREATIVE/MATTERIf you are interested in becoming a mentee contact me here ︎

AWARDS / HONORS
2007, D&AD

2007, International Young Guns

2007, International Applied Arts

2007, Gold Addy, Silver Addy

2007, Graphis New Talent

2008, Gold Addy, Silver Addy

2011, Luerzer's Archive

2011, D&AD

2012, DDP Germany Merit / Social Media

2012, DDP Germany Merit / Consumer Marketing
2012, D&AD

2012, Cannes Shortlist

2012, Deutsche Post, Silver

2012, Lurzer’s Archive

2016, Gold, Bronze, Silver, Best in Show Addy
2017, Lurzer’s Archive

2019, Bronze,The Show MN