chad o'connell

chad o'connell

That's my favorite theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. I'm fascinated by science, technology, and the near distant future. After many years of writing Michio into ideas it finally worked.
I'm a Portland based Art Director and Founder/Creator of Whisper Bidets. While freelancing for creative agencies and brands dreaming up products, experiences, and content, I'm hustle on the side to transform America from a toilet paper nightmare into a bidet utopia (Whisper).
I started my career designing web pages, banners, and digital content for BMW. Switched to making TV commercials: AdCouncil, BMW, DayQuil, NyQuil, and ZzzQuil. Now I just try to find unusual solutions to creative problems: Oscar Mayer, IBM, and NASCAR.
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Nods
Clio Sports - Silver - Film Series // 2017
4A's Partner Awards - Winner - Brand Partnerships, Large Agency // 2017
Cannes Lions - Silver - Mobile - Apps as Part of a Campaign // 2016
Cannes Lions - Bronze - Mobile - Integrated Campaign // 2016
Cannes Lions - Bronze - Cyber - Food & Drinks // 2016
Cannes Lions - Shortlist - Mobile - Targeted Communications // 2016
Cannes Lions - Shortlist - Promo & Activation // 2016
Cannes Lions - Shortlist - Promo & Activation // 2016
OneShow - Bronze - Mobile // 2016
OneShow - Bronze - Public Relations // 2016
OneShow - Merit - Applications & Sites // 2016
OneShow - Bronze - Public Service Television // 2012
Press
Mashable, Time, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, NPR, Late Night with Seth Myers, MSNBC, Fox News, USA Today, CNBC, Bloomberg, Yahoo, TechCrunch, Fortune, AOL, Glamour, Delish, Redbook, Bustle, Elite Daily, Business Insider, CNET, MSN, Thrillist, PSFK, Creativity, AdAge, Adweek, Jalopnik, Sports Illustrated, NBC Sports, Fox Sports, Digiday, Gothamist, Village Voice, DNAinfo, Food & Wine, Design Taxi, DNA Info, Timeout, Billboard, FastCo, Fader, Forbes, Engaget, Irish Times, GQ
Freelance
Swift - Google Pixel and Adidas Ultraboost
R/GA - Mercedes-Benz content and social
SapientRazorfish - Nestle Water global (sparkling water) product launch
JWT - Diageo (alcohol) Pitch
Elephant - Marcus by Goldman Sachs content and social
Booking.com - TV script writing
Story Worldwide - Pepsico flavored water pitch 
360i - Oscar Mayer and Weight Watchers content and social
Vodka startup - branding and web design consulting / launch and content ideation
Full-time
Ogilvy NY - Senior AD - Nov 2015 - Jan 2017 // IBM, NASCAR, Hellman's
360i NY - Art Director -
Aug 2014 - Sept 2015 // Oscar Mayer, Oreo
Publicis NY - Art Director -
Aug 2013 - Aug 2014 // DayQuil, NyQuil, ZzzQuil
kbs+ NY - Art Director -
Oct 2010 - Aug 2013 // BMW, AdoptUSKids, Steak & Shake
Founder
Whisper Bidets - Jan 2017 - Present

Education
Whisper Bidet Founder - Created and launched 2017
Upright Citizens Brigade - Improv 101 2016
Savannah College of Art and Design - BFA, Advertising Design 2010