Former EVP of Diversity & Inclusion and Creative Engineering at BBDO Worldwide.
26 years of advertising work earned Jd Michaels Titanium Lions, Black Pencils, Gold of many shapes (including three ADCOLOR awards) and the AAF MOSAIC award; but his combined positions as EVP Director of Creative Engineering and EVP Co-Director of Diversity for BBDO New York gave him the chance to combine creativity with social dignity. He hosted the April 2018 LCA New York, and hired two LCA participants, Storm Smith as an Art Director, and Alec Frazier as a literary agent while publishing Alec’s book “Veni, Vidi, Autism.” And now, Jd serves as the distinguished-grey half of michaels.adams., a worldwide arts and technology house, where he and Casey Adams head an international collective of creative professionals – combining technology, traditional crafts, fine art, and duct tape to realize innovative art, education, and community service projects. Their StoriesAboutUsTM Initiative is currently publishing works of fiction from the American Disability community as its first season of works, available on Amazon and soon Audible. http://www.storiesaboutus.org