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Neil Raphan
neil raphan

freelance art director

Neil Raphan
neil raphan
neil raphan

Creative Director, Art Director, Brand Consultant, Educator.


Teaching: School of Visual Arts Continuing Education

Adjunct Professor,

Online Advertising Portfolio Course>

School of Visual Arts, NYC

BFA Curriculum and Summer pre-college Advertising Workshops. Adjunct Professor.


Saatchi & Saatchi 
Senior Vice President, Creative Director.
Clients: Cheerios, Tide, Iams, Progresso, Yoplait, Go-Gurt, Pillsbury, Chase Bank, Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, Novartis, Old Spice. 



Vice President, Art Director

Clients: Bank of New York, BMW Dealers, Dunkin Donuts


Art Director/Art Supervisor
Clients: Volkswagen, Porsche+Audi, IBM, Bermuda Dept. of Tourism, Seagrams.

School of Visual Arts, NYC
BFA with Honors, Advertising & Design


One Show, Art Director's Club, Clios, Effies, Ad Club of NY, Mobius, Adweek Media Plan of the Year.

Featured work
Archive, Adweek, Ad Age, Creativity.




A track record of creatively solving difficult advertising and marketing problems.

Using diverse creative marketing skills and disciplines, Neil has helped launch new brands to $140 million in sales,

revitalized old brands, and won new business pitches and creative awards. 

All while making time to teach creative advertising evening classes at the School of Visual Arts.


The key on the business side is creative collaboration, understanding the client's business, focusing on the

brand and consumer insights, and finding the best creative way to motivate the target

and make a sale--this applies to all consumer touch points.

The key on the education side is to continue to adapt, evolve, explore and match new learnings

to student's needs to help them enter or progress in a creative advertising job.

The work ranges from Fortune 500 companies to companies with just 5 people.

Awards: One Show, Art Director's Club, Clios, Effies, Ad Club of NY, Mobius, Adweek Media Plan of the Year.
Published: Archive, Adweek, Ad Age, Creativity.

Clients/Brands: General Mills:  Cheerios, Progresso Soup, Yoplait, Go-Gurt, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks. 

Procter & Gamble: Tide, Iams Pet Food, Old Spice, Folgers. Chase Bank, Volkswagen.


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