Principal/Executive Account Director
John brings more than 30 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 founded DCF in 2000 and brings over 25 years experience. He possesses a unique blend of multiple creative talents including strategy, concept, copywriting and design. While earning his BS in Psychology and Sociology from Cornell University in 1991, he assisted in several research initiatives in the human development and mental health realm. Under Jim’s direction, DCF has created widely popular, award-winning campaigns for NYC and beyond that create awareness, change behavior, and ultimately help to 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.
Associate Creative Director
Jenya joined DCF in 2004 and has vast experience in conceptualizing, creating and supervising much of DCF’s broadcast and animation-focused campaigns. Jenya has been a creative force with our team and has worked with many award winning illustrators, animators and film crews. Aside from working with DCF, Jenya has been a consultant, producer and creative technologist for various organizations and has even had his work presented at the Tribeca Film Festival and shortlisted at Cannes.
Lead Project Manager
Amanda is the newest addition to the DCF team, starting in 2021 as an Account and Project Manager. She graduated from Stockton University with a BS in Business Marketing and has over 8 years experience in the Advertising and Project Management space. She worked at IGN Entertainment as an Account Coordinator on various accounts such as Truth and FDA. As a natural born leader and planner with a strategy-driven mind and creative insight, Amanda has proven to be a valuable asset to our team.
Senior Art Director
Agatha has been working with DCF since 2010. 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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