Let’s address the elephant in the room shall we? Dov’s name. It’s Hebrew and means bear. Which makes perfect sense when you consider that Dov also loves salmon and long naps. But that’s neither here nor there. Dov creates ads, and they’re the best ads ever created! Of course, this is according to his mom, and that's all the praise he needs really. After all, shiny awards don't give long, comforting hugs. Although, if he may be so bold, Dov has been recognized by some very nice organizations: Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Clio, Andy, Sundance, Webby, LIA and Effie to name a few. He was even named one of the top creative directors of the year by Cannes.
Dov was raised in Melbourne, Australia and graduated among the top of his year from Business School at Monash University. Turns out, he wouldn't be pursuing a career in business after all. Instead, he would go on to study creative advertising at London's D&AD Advertising School. He was then recruited by Saatchi & Saatchi where he contributed to campaigns for Visa, Club 18-30, and the NSPCC.
He returned to Australia in 2001 joining J. Walter Thompson where he produced ads for Ford, The Red Cross, Disney and Blockbuster.
In 2002 Dov moved to New York and helped launch the Nextel brand nationally at the now defunct TBWA\Chiat Day\Tequila (you make the connection). He then enjoyed stints at FCB and R\GA working on a variety of technology accounts including HP and Nokia. In 2007 Dov joined Ogilvy & Mather where he would spend five years creating successful campaigns for Cisco, IBM and American Express.
He's currently at McCann New York where he works on brands like Nestlé, The United States Army, State Street Global Advisors and Choice Hotels (sometimes all in the same day. No, really.)
Should you like any of the work presented here, you should know that it exists as a result of Dov’s collaboration with extremely talented creative directors, art directors, designers and film directors. Should you not like any of the work presented here, you should know that it exists as a result of his collaboration with yes-men, hacks and saboteurs.
On a personal note, Dov lives on a cloud with his wife Jessica and their kids: Ella, Judah and Ezra.
Dov is determined to qualify for one of these.