Adobe and Achtung! mcgarrybowen make a laughing stock of art directors
Designers are being offered the chance to win a limited edition Hovering Art Director action figure – which comes complete with motion-activated feedback.
The ‘HAD’ features all the clichés of a proper art director, including geometric tattoos, limited-edition sneakers, skinny jeans, and a notebook full of award-winning ideas.
Shaped and designed in collaboration with design studio YumYum London, the Hovering Art Director features a speaker with 19 lines of wisdom, produced with Studio Sophisti. The lines were thought up by the creatives at Achtung! mcgarrybowen.
According to the Amsterdam firm’s creative director Daniël Sytsma, “the HAD is basically a collection of all the art directors we’ve ever worked with before.”
“We wanted to make a campaign that is relatable to the creative community, showing that Adobe understands the daily struggle of designers. In this project, both creatives and designers were involved from the very beginning.”
The competition, to promote Adobe Stock, gives designers a chance to win their very own desktop critic by submitting their favourite ‘hover’ lines.
Adobe will be awarding action figures to the most original entries on its website – judged, of course, by a team of art directors.
Designers and creatives have the chance to enter their favourite sayings at www.hoveringartdirector.com and share them on social media for the next two weeks The best submissions will be shown throughout the competition.
Visit Achtung! mcgarrybowen, www.achtung.nl
Agency – mcgarrybowen Amsterdam
Creative Director – Daniël Sytsma
Senior Creative – Jasper Janssen
Senior Creative – Niklas Kristensen
Creative – Michael James Phillips
Creative – Bert Marissen
Creative – Alexis Jabbour
Design Director – Christian Mezöfi
Account Director – Sven Vening
Strategist – Gerben van der Zwaard
Producer – Esther Kroes
Producer – John Gerard
Producer Trainee – Suzanne Whittaker
Alexander Meyers – Marketing Manager Benelux
Patty Nozato – Director Campaign Marketing
Christa Heupel – Campaign Marketing Adobe Stock
Paul van Keeken – Enterprise Marketing Manager EMEA
Nienke Schipper Pauw – Communications Manager Adobe Stock EMEA
Henrik Owenmark – Campaign Marketing Group Manager
AJ Joseph – Executive Creative Director
Joel Giullian – Director Advertising and Production
Elizabeth Dessuge – Senior Studio Manager
Amy Goldstein – Social Media Manager
Marissa Lee – Senior PR Manager, DVA and Adobe Stock
Daniela Province – Senior Copywriter
Celeste Lam – Art Director
Sebastian Hedin (Hobby Film) – Director
Jelmar Hoekstra – Editor
Ambassadors – Grading & sound design
Character design & animation – Yum Yum London
Roy Bemelmans – Music & sound design
Egotribe – Website