Principal/Executive Account Director
John brings more than 40 years of senior-level brand strategy, media and advertising business experience to DCF. Since he began in 2003, he has worked closely with clients to develop and supervise high-impact projects and multiple city-wide campaigns that have greatly benefited the City of New York. Prior to agency life, John earned a BBA and an MBA from Eastern Michigan University. His previous experience at various advertising agencies, working on multinational brands, allows him to be the leader he is today.
Principal/Executive Creative Director
Jim brings over 25 years of experience which led him to become the leader and founder of DCF Advertising, in 2000. Along with his creative talents in both copywriting and art direction, as well as his BS in Psychology and Sociology from Cornell University, Jim possesses a unique insight into human behavior. Under Jim’s direction, DCF has created massively popular, award-winning campaigns for NYC and beyond that create awareness, change behavior, and ultimately improve the human condition.
Associate Creative Director
Lizzy has been part of the DCF team since 2013, first starting out as an Art Director and eventually evolving into Senior Copywriter and Strategist. Lizzy has worn many hats over the years, but her knack for witty tagline generation has been an integral part of DCF’s successful campaigns. With a BA in Psychology and Studio Art from the University of Miami, as well as a Master’s degree in Mass Communication from the VCU Brandcenter, Lizzy is a creative problem-solving force.
Creative Manager, Digital
Jenya has been DCF’s primary video editor, specializing in motion graphics and visual effects for over 15 years. Jenya has vast experience working with our team, clients, illustrators, film crews, you name it. Aside from working with DCF, Jenya has been a freelance consultant, producer and creative technologist for various companies and has even had his work presented at the Tribeca Film Festival and shortlisted at Cannes.
Jennifer is one of the newest additions to the DCF team starting in March 2020. She wears many hats including project manager and talent recruiter. Her previous experience includes working as a National Accounts Coordinator for Katz Media Group. Jennifer has a BS in Visual Arts and a minor in Theatre, from SUNY New Paltz. With her extensive background in the arts and media production, Jennifer brings both creative and administrative talents to DCF.
Another new addition to the DCF team, Santiago started in March 2020. He is a talented Art Director with knowledge in web design and email/web development. Originally from Colombia, Santiago studied Computer Engineering there as well as Email Marketing in Argentina. Most recently, Santiago studied Graphic Design at Shillington. He enjoys photography and drawing, and has a keen eye for a clean layout and playful illustrations.
Agatha has been working with DCF since 2018. She is a skilled Art Director with a BFA in Graphic Design from Purchase College. Agatha has a background in non-profit brand design focusing on public arts, sustainable agriculture and food justice. In her spare time, she works with her first loves of ink and paper as a printmaker in her home studio.
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