Hi.

I'm Mike Blanch. I'm a multidisciplinary Creative Director living and working in New York.

I want to make work that people talk about - whether it's online, on TV, or on a sandwich board. Below is a rundown of the places of I've worked and a list of the awards I've picked up along the way.


Education

AOCAD. Art Direction.
Ontario College of Art and Design. Toronto, Canada 1997 - 2002

+ 2002 Paul Stevens Memorial Scholarship for excellence in Typography in Advertising.


Experience

Creative Director.
Johannes Leonardo. New York, USA. July 2015 - present

Associate Creative Director.
TBWA\Chiat\Day. Los Angeles, USA. September 2013 - July 2015

Sr. Art Director.
Deutsch LA. Los Angeles, USA. October 2012 - September 2013

Interactive ACD.
Crispin Porter + Bogusky. Boulder, USA. July 2010 - October 2012

Sr. Art Director.
TAXI 2. Toronto, Canada. October 2006 - July 2010

Sr. Art Director.
TBWA\Toronto. Toronto, Canada. July 2003 - October 2006


Awards

+ 2016 Cannes Lion - Media - Silver, “No Borders” Airbnb
+ 2016 Cannes Lion - PR - Silver, “No Borders” Airbnb

+ 2013 AICP Awards - "Sunny Side" Volkswagen

+ 2012 Cannes Lion - Promo & Activation - Grand Prix, Silver, “Small Business Saturday 2011” American Express
+ 2012 Cannes Lion - Direct - Grand Prix, Silver, “Small Business Saturday 2011” American Express
+ 2012 Cannes Lion - Integrated - Silver, “Small Business Saturday 2011” American Express
+ 2012 Cannes Lion - PR - Bronze, “Small Business Saturday 2011” American Express
+ 2012 Cannes Cyber Lion - Gold, Silver, Silver, "Small Business Saturday 2011" American Express
+ 2012 CLIO - Gold, "Small Business Saturday 2011" American Express
+ 2012 CLIO - Silver, "Small Business Saturday 2011" American Express
+ 2012 D&AD - Yellow Pencil "Small Business Saturday 2011" American Express
+ 2012 One Show - Gold "Small Business Saturday 2011" American Express

+ 2011 CLIO - Grand Prix, "Small Business Saturday 2010" American Express
+ 2011 London Int'l Awards - Grand LIA, "Small Business Saturday 2010" American Express
+ 2011 London Int'l Awards - Gold, "Small Business Saturday 2010" American Express
+ 2011 Facebook Studio Awards - Blue Award, "Small Business Saturday 2010" American Express
+ 2011 Communication Arts - "Man Boobs, Moustache" MINI
+ 2011 ADCC - Silver, "Man Boobs Moustache" MINI
+ 2011 Applied Arts - "Man Boobs, Moustache" MINI
+ 2011 The Bessies - Gold "Man Boobs" MINI
+ 2011 ADCC - Merit, "MINI ID" MINI
+ 2011 Applied Arts - "MINI ID" MINI
+ 2011 ADCC - Merit, "Brokeback Motrin" Motrin
+ 2011 Applied Arts - "Brokeback Motrin" Motrin
+ 2011 Mustache Contest - Best Trick 'Stache, CP+B Global

+ 2010 Applied Arts Interactive - “Spin it” Koodo

+ 2009 Cassies Awards - Gold, “Set your wish free” Harlequin
+ 2009 Applied Arts Interactive - “Play Puddles” Fanta

+ 2008 Cannes Cyber Lion - Gold, “MINIMALISM” MINI
+ 2008 One Show - Gold, “MINIMALISM” MINI
+ 2008 D&AD Young Guns - Silver, “MINIMALISM” MINI
+ 2008 London Int’l Awards - Merit, “MINIMALISM” MINI
+ 2008 Cannes Cyber Lion - Finalist, “Winter Worst-Case Scenarios” MINI
+ 2008 Digital Marketing Awards - Certificate, “Winter Worst-Case Scenarios” MINI
+ 2008 Marketing Awards - Gold, “Ramp” MINI
+ 2008 Applied Arts, “Abs, Bicycle” Skittles
+ 2008 Mustache Contest - Best in Show, TAXI 2

+ 2007 London Int’l Awards - Finalist, “Ramp” MINI
+ 2007 Applied Arts - “MINIMALISM” MINI
+ 2007 Canada Cannes Masters - Silver, “Yoga” Roots
+ 2007 ADCC - Gold, “Bicycle” Skittles
+ 2007 ADCC - Merit, “Abs, Bicycle” Skittles

+ 2006 Communication Arts - “Two Cars” Infiniti
+ 2006 ADCC - Silver, “Two Cars” Infiniti
+ 2006 Extra Awards - Silver, “Two Cars” Infiniti
+ 2006 ADCC - Silver, “X-trail Magazines” Nissan
+ 2006 Applied Arts - “X-Trail Magazines” Nissan
+ 2006 Extra Awards - Bronze, “X-Trail Magazines” Nissan
+ Lurzer’s Int’l Archive Vol. 5/06 - “X-Trail Magazines” Nissan
+ 2006 Applied Arts - “Clima Cool” Adidas.
+ Lurzer’s Int’l Archive Vol. 5/06 - “Clima Cool” Adidas
+ 2006 Applied Arts - “Hockey Cards” Etihad Airways
+ 2006 ADCC - Merit, “Terry Fox” Adidas
+ 2006 Applied Arts - “Terry Fox” Adidas
+ 2006 Extra Awards - Bronze, “Terry Fox” Adidas
+ 2006 Mustache Contest - Best in Show, TBWAToronto

+ 2005 D&AD Young Guns - Merit, “Terry Fox” Adidas.
+ ABSOLUT Book II: ABSOLUT Sequel, 2005 - “ABSOLUT HALIFAX” Absolut.

+ Lurzer’s Int’l Archive Vol. 4/04 - “Duality Campaign” Nissan