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Pierre Lipton

Chief Creative Officer / M&C Saatchi



Pierre, a native New Yorker and copywriter by trade, has developed notable multimedia work throughout his career. He has been recognized by The One Show, The Cannes Advertising Festival, The Clios ,The Art Directors Club and The Webby Awards, among others, for work in a wide range of categories, including digital, mobile, social, product innovation, television, integrated campaigns, print, radio, outdoor and installations.

Pierre’s start came when he was hired out of a Continuing Ed class at The School of Visual Arts by his professor, the venerable Sal DeVito of DeVito/Verdi. While there, the first print and radio ads he ever created were honoured at The One Show.

After a position at Kirshenbaum Bond and Partners, Pierre moved on to Fallon New York, where he produced integrated campaigns for Virgin Mobile, Time magazine, The Magazine Publishers of America and Starbucks. The small shop had less than 6 full-time creatives, yet was the second-most awarded U.S. agency at The One Show in one year.

As an Associate Creative Director at TBWA, he helped launch the famous "In an Absolut World" campaign for Absolut Vodka, and worked on such other clients as Snickers (which received a silver pencil), Skittles and Starburst. 

While a Senior Vice-President/Creative Director at BBDO, he produced work for HBO’s Big Love, HBO’s True Blood, Daimler Smart Car, The Economist, AT&T and the Special Olympics, receiving a Gold Cannes Lion, three One Show Pencils, four Art Directors’ cubes, a Gold Obie, a Clio, and Webby nominations, amongst other awards.

He then moved to AKQA San Francisco as a Group Creative Director. While there, he was promoted to Executive Creative Director and was responsible for running a creative department of over 125 people, and overseeing work on behalf of clients including Xbox, YouTube, Audi, Gap, Autodesk, Target, Visa, and Pencils of Promise. His work received several notable awards, including three One Show pencils in two years, and he helped AKQA secure Digital Agency of the Year honors on both sides of the Atlantic.

Pierre joined M&C Saatchi, the largest independent agency network in the world, as Partner and Chief Creative Officer of the New York office. His #virtualpride work for the Heritage of Pride campaign was honored in the One Show and won a People’s Voice award in the Webby Awards.

His work-life is counterbalanced by his life in Brooklyn with his wife Julie and their two beautiful children Lucian and Juniper.

NOTE FROM PIERRE: I think it’s impossible and unfair to rank works of such different types against each other. With that in mind, I’m giving you these without numbers and in no particular order.

Chipotle - "Back to the Start"

Baby Carrots - "Eat 'Em Like Junk Food"

Early Skittles work

Saul Bass’s Pitch video for the new AT&T logo

Johnnie Walker - "Fish"

Mini Cooper 2002 US Launch Campaign<br />

Mini Cooper 2002 US Launch Campaign

Diesel - "Be Stupid"<br />

Diesel - "Be Stupid"

Miller Lite - "Evil Beaver"

Nike Livestrong - "Chalkbot"

Apple - "Think Different" Campaign

Don Quixote<br />photo credit:

Don Quixote

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

The Postman Always Rings Twice<br />photo credit: Wikipedia

The Postman Always Rings Twice

James M. Cain

A Game of Thrones<br />photo credit:

A Game of Thrones

George R. R. Martin

The Lover<br />photo credit: Wikipedia

The Lover

Marguerite Duras

A Prayer for Owen Meany<br />photo credit: Wikipedia

A Prayer for Owen Meany

John Irving

The Dark Knight Returns<br />

The Dark Knight Returns

Frank Miller

Angle of Repose<br />photo credit: Wikipedia

Angle of Repose

Wallace Stegner

No Country for Old Men<br />photo credit: Wikipedia

No Country for Old Men

Cormac McCarthy

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court<br />photo credit:

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Mark Twain

Moby-Dick<br />photo credit: Wikipedia


Herman Melville

Miller's Crossing

Let's Get Lost

The Godfather I & II

Raging Bull


12 Angry Men

The Big Lebowski

Samurai I, II and III

It's a Wonderful Life

Cinema Paradiso

Anywhere with my kids<br />photo credit: Pierre Lipton
Anywhere with my kids

Anywhere with my kids

New York City<br />photo credit:
New York City

New York City

Wherever the air smells like saltwater<br />photo credit:
Wherever the air smells like saltwater

Wherever the air smells like saltwater

Lower Narrows Pond, Maine<br />photo credit:
Lower Narrows Pond, Maine

Lower Narrows Pond, Maine

Paris, France<br />photo credit:
Paris, France

Paris, France

Rooftops<br />photo credit:


Pacific Coast Highway<br />photo credit:
Pacific Coast Highway

Pacific Coast Highway

Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum<br />photo credit:
Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

The forest<br />photo credit: Wikipedia
The forest

The forest

Anywhere I haven’t been before<br />photo credit:
Anywhere I haven’t been before

Anywhere I haven’t been before

Mark Ryden<br />photo credit: Mark Ryden
Robert Rauschenberg<br />photo credit: Robert Rauschenberg
Tibor Kalman<br />photo credit: Tibor Kalman
Frank Miller<br />photo credit: Wikipedia Frank Miller
Kanye West<br />photo credit: Wikipedia Kanye West
Jean Giraud aka Mœbius<br />photo credit: Jean Giraud aka Mœbius
Frank Gehry<br />photo credit: Frank Gehry
Thom Yorke<br />photo credit: Wikipedia Thom Yorke
Rockstar Games<br />photo credit: Rockstar Games
David Simon<br />photo credit: David Simon
Wrangler Blue Bell Site<br />photo credit:

Wrangler Blue Bell Site

National Geographic Channel - "Killing Kennedy" website<br />photo credit:

National Geographic Channel - "Killing Kennedy" website

Sour - "Mirror"<br />

Sour - "Mirror"

UNIQLO - "Uniqlock"

Burger King - "Subservient Chicken"<br />

Burger King - "Subservient Chicken"

Fiat - "EcoDrive"

Metro Trains Melbourne - "Dumb Ways to Die"

Nike+<br />


Arcade Fire - "The Wilderness Downtown"<br />

Arcade Fire - "The Wilderness Downtown"

Axion - "Banner Concerts"