Steve ‘Von’ Clarke is an Executive Creative Director at Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Boulder, Colorado. Originally from London, he’s worked at agencies including Ogilvy & Mather, DDB, JWT, TBWA, Publicis, 4-Creative and Blue Hive (along with stints in Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Detroit). He works with clients from junior to CEO level delivering creative across all media (Content, TV, Digital, Social Media, Print) across global markets. Previously, he was European creative lead on the Ford account, occasionally finding himself presenting work to Elena Ford (great-granddaughter of Henry).
He has won multiple awards including a Gold at the Campaign Poster Awards, a Wooden Pencil at the prestigious D&AD awards along with gongs and nominations from Cannes Lions, Clios, The One Show, Creative Circle, The Drum Awards, The Drum Social Buzz Awards, Epica, London International and the Effies.
His work for 'Nik Naks' was named Ad of the Year (Al Young, CCO FCB/Inferno, Marketing magazine) and culture guru Peter York described it as 'a masterpiece of copywriting and a glorious combination of chemicals, gash horror movies... and inspired disco retro’.
As well as his day job he writes screenplays (of which two are in development), takes photos and makes the odd short film.