Originally an art director, Matt began his career in his hometown of Seattle. He first jumped into the spotlight at Hammerquist & Saffel, where he created award-winning work for K2 Skis and Sims Snowboards. The latter captured the One Show Gold Pencil for print. This sent him on to Wieden+Kennedy in Portland, Oregon, where Nike and Henry Weinhard’s were his muses. Prior to starting Creature, Matt worked with current Creature co-owner Jim Haven as a creative director at StrawberryFrog in Amsterdam.
Since Creature’s inception in 2002, Matt has brought a transformative approach to communication for brands including Starbucks, Google, HBO, Pacifico Beer, Dickies, and Pepsi. In September 2012, Matt assumed the post of CEO overseeing both the Seattle and London offices of Creature. Ten years of steady company growth and wide ranging client experiences have prepared him to guide Creature's evolution. Matt likes to be on his classic boat outside of work, along with teaching his 9 year-old daughter how to tie knots.
Jim Haven co-founded Creature in 2002 and serves as chief creative officer and managing partner. Jim’s role is not just to keep the Creature perspective on the work, but to energize and enable the agency to think in new ways to serve our clients.
His career has taken him from Portland, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Seattle and London. Jim has a diverse array of brand experiences with virtually every brand category imaginable and contributed to an extensive client list. Over the years, he’s lent his expertise and creativity to Truvia, Dickie’s, Google, Nike, Starbucks, HBO, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Expedia, HP, The Wall Street Journal, Porsche, and more. His leadership in developing innovative campaigns has also garnered industry recognition, with publications like Adweek, Ad Age, Communication Arts, One, Archive and The New York Times seeking his input. Jim is also a fellow of Creative Social, a global group of thought leaders based in London.
Steve arrived at Creature with the task of making us look good, literally. What makes him unique is his understanding of strategy and how to apply business thinking to great design – no easy task. His career has taken him from small boutique design shops in Nebraska (Bailey Lauerman) to the big agencies of the world (Y&R, Saatchi & Saatchi).. Along the way, he’s covered all the bases, designing retail environments, advertising, brand identities, and beyond. Recent work at Creature has him heading up comprehensive rebranding for Seattle’s Best Coffee, Nuun sports beverages, medical institutes and wine makers. Highlights of his career include international campaigns for Callaway Golf and Pony. Other client experience includes Timberland, Sugarloaf Ski Resort, Burton, Kangol and Lids.
Pam Fujimoto is a Creative Director at Creature. She is the creative lead on clients like Dickies and Truvia, taking ideas from branding down to the retail level.
Previously she was at TBWA Chiat/Day in New York and WONGDOODY in Seattle, where she worked on Absolut Vodka, Alaska Airlines, Seattle Supersonics, and The Seattle International Film Festival. Her awards include Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, Communications Arts Design Annual and Ad Annual. She is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design.
Pam also spends time wrangling her 4-year old identical twin boys, who she attempts to teach choreographed dance moves and direct in zombie movies.
Adam was born and raised in the Canadian prairies. He studied Anthropology at the University of Western Ontario before ditching the dusty bones in favor of a career in creative advertising. Prior to joining Creature, Adam honed his skills on international clients at top creative agencies, including BBDO and DDB.
Adam’s diverse body of work has garnered international acclaim from The Cannes Lions, The Clios, The One Show, Communication Arts, Fast Company, and The New York Times.
In his spare time Adam can be found cycling, road-tripping, and struggling to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius.
The person pictured above is an Associate Creative Director at Creature. And sorry ladies, he’s married. He met said wife at Creature when he got here four years ago. Since his arrival he’s worked on brands such as HP, Microsoft, JanSport and The Champagne Bureau. He also has a pretty sweet American-themed tattoo on his upper right arm. So yeah, he’s pretty cool.
Pat/P-Hiddy/Funky P/P Maximus/Sweet P arrived at Creature in 2008 after spending time at Crispin, Porter + Bogusky and The Richards Group. Before that, he graduated from The Portfolio Center in Atlanta and the prestigious Florida State University, commonly listed as one of the top three schools in Tallahassee, Florida.
He’s worked on brands like Volkswagen, Nike, Burger King and Domino’s Pizza. And because of the latter two, he’s put on a little bit of weight and feels self-conscious about it. So don’t mention it when you meet him. Instead, just tell him he looks great. And that he “looks like he’s been working out”.
Besides advertising things, he’s a softball enthusiast, he can play in upwards of 6 songs on the guitar and he’s got a dog named Roy and a cat named Farley who hate each other.
Amy Vroom brings 13 years of account leadership experience on clients such as T-Mobile, Burger King, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Citibank and Johnsonville Sausage at award-winning agencies like Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Publicis. She has most recently been driving the Seattle’s Best Coffee business at Creature. Career highlights include launching the T-Mobile concept store experience – from in-store signage and kiosk design to user flow and furniture selection, and major brand re-launches for Burger King and Seattle’s Best Coffee. She has championed award-winning content for the truth campaign (ONDCP) and Seattle’s Best Coffee’s 24-hour live Facebook event.
Tyson recently returned to Creature after an 8 year hiatus. His time away was spent launching some of the biggest successes in video game history, first at Nintendo with the Nintendo Wii, and recently at Microsoft, working on the Xbox 360, and Kinect for Xbox 360.
Tyson has spent time on the public relations and advertising side of the marketing universe in senior agency and client side roles. His range of experience provides a unique point-of-view that allows him to view his work through the lens of a seasoned agency vet, while always wearing his client hat. Tyson’s work over the years has received numerous industry awards for creativity and effectiveness including multiple MI6 Awards and Effies (Global, European and North American).
Stu considers his advertising past to be ‘beautifully blinkered’ given it revolves solely around Mother London. He was there for 9 years working on nigh-on every client on the building (including Sky Bet), but would pick out PG Tips, Pot Noodle, Orange, Observer and Boots as his highlights.
Stu has worked on PG TIPS, BOOTS, EGG, OBSERVER, POT NOODLE, COI, POST OFFICE, TIME OUT, ORANGE, AND COCA-COLA.
Before starting Creature of London, Ben worked with Stu for nine years at Mother, leaving as a Creative Director. He worked on all the same stuff as Stu, some of which included PG Tips, Pot Noodle and Sky Bet, but also the Four Feet From A Rat graphic novel series for Time Out, the online bank Egg and a shopping trolley’s worth of ads for Boots.
Ben has worked on PG TIPS, BOOTS, EGG, OBSERVER, POT NOODLE, COI, POST OFFICE, TIME OUT, ORANGE, AND COCA-COLA.
Ed began as an account man at Lowe before turning his hand to planning on brands such as HSBC, Reebok, Diet Coke and Nestle. At DLKW he ran strategy on General Motors and eBay, then at Mother he became a creative, working on brands such as PG Tips, Pot Noodle, Amnesty International, Frank & Northern Foods. He ended his stint there as Creative Director on Beck’s, Match and Unilever.
Ed has worked on MATCH, BECK’S, FRANK, PG TIPS, POT NOODLE, EBAY, ITV GM, NESTLE, BFI, COCA-COLA, AND MOTOROLA
Dan’s pre-Creature career started at Ogilvy & Mather, and included lengthy stints at DLKW and glue Isobar, where he ran entertaining campaigns for a variety of clients, including Halifax, General Motors, the COI, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Marston’s, the Daily Mirror, Nokia and the RAF._
DAN has worked on BP, GM, HBOS, COI, RAF, NOKIA, MARSTON’S, MCCC, AND THE MIRROR GROUP.
Our Founder, with over 200 years of rich experience in various fields such as book holding, robe wearing and looking thoughtful, originally hails from an antique store in Amsterdam. His affect on the company has been momentus, as both a silent partner and a silent advisor. Previous work includes; watching people from antique store windows, watching people from walls, and a short stint with Scooby-Doo eyes watching people from Creature’s original website. He now resides in the entryway at Creature, welcoming everyone who enters with a hearty expression of contemplation.