Email: chris@tophermacneil.com
Phone/Text: 310.422.2043


I am a Creative Director with an Art Direction and Design background. I love creating ideas that connect brands with culture. I am a passionate storyteller, an innovator, and always push to make work that authentically resonates with people.

Most recently I was an SVP Creative Director at Deutsch LA where I spent the past 5 years leading multi-disciplined creative campaigns for Target touching most every category of their business: Style, Back to College, Exclusive Artists, Licensing, Holiday and Health & Wellness. While there I pushed the boundaries of branded content and live advertising with campaigns like: Target + Gwen Stefani Live Music Video, Bullseye University: a living experiential Back to College catalogue, and Target Hijacks the Grammys with Imagine Dragons. My work in this space was recognized by both AdAge and Adweek for innovating creative trends in branded content and entertainment marketing.

Prior to that I worked at Chiat/Day LA where I worked on global campaigns for brands like Gatorade, Pepsi and Visa. Notably, while there I was part of the team behind the Pepsi Refresh Project, a first of its kind campaign for social good. Other brands I worked on while there include: Infiniti, The Grammy Awards, Activision, Lucky Jeans, Hillshire Farms, and Absolut. 

Before that I have been at shops big and small across the country from LA, Miami and Boston, where I began as a young sailor at Arnold Worldwide working on Royal Caribbean.

I feel very fortunate to be able to do what I do. And I'm pretty sure if you've read this far I'd be lucky to meet you too. 


Brand Experience:

Absolut, Activision, Adele, Adidas, Carrie Underwood, Diet Pepsi, Disney, Energizer, Garth Brooks, Gatorade, Grammys, Gwen Stefani, IBM, Imagine Dragons, Infiniti, Interscope Records, MTV, Miami Heat, NBA, NBC, Netflix, NFL, Nick Jonas, Nissan, Old Navy, One Direction, Pepsi, Pioneer, Pier 1, Playstation, Royal Caribbean, Stacy's Pita Chips, Star Wars, Target, Taylor Swift, Timberland, The Grammy Awards, United Airlines, Visa, Warner Music, Walmart, Warner Nashville.


Work Experience

Freelance Creative Director / Art Director
June 2018 — Current

Chandelier Creative
Creative Director
Sep 2018 - June 2019

SVP Creative Director
Jan 2013 — Jun 2018 • Los Angeles

Senior Art Director
Feb 2009 — Jan 2013 • Los Angeles

Digital Art Director
Feb 2007 — Feb 2009 • Los Angeles

Arnold Worldwide
Mar 2006 — Feb 2007 • Boston

Freelance Art Director & Designer
Oct 2004 — Jan 2006 • Miami

Awards and Recognition:

2017, One Show, Bronze, Innovation in TV/Film

2017, One Show, Bronze, Music Video

2017, One Show, Bronze, Broadcast Short Form

2017, AICP, Best Production

2017, AICP, Best Agency Art Direction

2016, Cannes Lion, Silver, Entertainment

2016, Cannes Lion, Bronze, Entertainment Music

2016, Cannes Lion, Bronze, Film Craft

2016, Cannes Lion, Bronze, Media

2016, Cannes Lion, Shortlist, Entertainment Activation

2016, AdAge Best Music Marketing 2016

2016, Adweek Top 20 Trends 2016's Best Marketing

2016 Effie, Bronze, Branded Content

2016, Effie, Silver, Media Innovation

2016 Effie, Bronze, Media Idea

2016, EX Awards, Gold, Best Entertainment Activation

2014, EX Awards, Grand EX

2014, EX Awards, Best in Show

2011, Andy, Bronze

2011, Clio, Silver

2010, Cannes Lion, Bronze, Cyber

2010, Grand Prix Disruption Award

2010, Effie, Silver