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, then evolving to Senior Copywriter/Strategist and now ACD. 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.
Senior Art Director/Strategist
Joy has been bringing great skill and talent to DCF since 2013. Aside from being a fluent Mandarin speaker and office translator, Joy has worked extensively on multiple branding, web and advertising campaigns as an art director, designer and creative strategist. With a BFA in Graphic Design from The School of Visual Arts, Joy always knows the cool new design techniques and tools to make any project stand out from the rest.
Account Coordinator / Language Specialist
Naomi is a New York native and the newest addition to the DCF team. As a recent Journalism and Business Administration graduate from the University of Albany, she brings a fresh and vibrant energy to the office. With an extensive background in health and beauty advertising, Naomi brings both administrative and creative talents to DCF. She is a fierce talent who wears many hats including project manager, talent recruiter and Spanish language specialist.
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.
Associate Creative Director
Amy brings over 15 years of advanced skills to DCF, including print/broadcast design, art direction and branding. For over the past 10 years she has been an integral part in concept and design developments for many campaigns. Amy earned her BFA in Communication Design from Pratt Institute, and since then has used her superior art direction and design skills to create various branding and collateral pieces. She is quick to concept and develop innovative visual identities, reports and infographics.
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