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/MATTER. If you are interested in becoming a mentee contact me here ︎
AWARDS / HONORS
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
2012, DDP Germany Merit / Social Media
2012, DDP Germany Merit / Consumer Marketing
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