Tim Gordon came to Droga5 New York in 2008 as one of the very first creatives. Having helped grow the agency during its formative years, Tim ascended in the creative department and was promoted to executive creative director in 2017. As one of Droga5’s first employees, Tim has been pivotal in acclaimed creative work for its clients including Puma, The New York Times, Under Armour and Chase. In his new role as Co-Chief Creative Officer alongside Felix Richter, he will oversee the entire creative department in New York and be tasked with turning it up to eleven.
Tim was one of the first 40 Droga5 New York employees and has now been with the agency for more than a decade. Starting as a copywriter back in 2008, Tim helped grow the agency during its formative years; his work for Puma’s “After Hours Athlete” and Vesta garnered a Grand Prix at Cannes and One Show’s inaugural Green Pencil respectively. Shortly thereafter, Campaign magazine/Yahoo named Tim Creative of the Year.
Since then, Tim has worked on almost everything that has come through Droga5’s doors: Coke Zero, American Express Travel, Clearasil, Air Wick, Motorola, Harry’s, Under Armour, Chase and The New York Times. Over the years, Tim’s work has been recognized by every major industry organization; notably, Under Armour’s Michael Phelps film earned a second Grand Prix at Cannes and was named Ad of the Year by Adweek.
Tim was the driving force behind The New York Times’s buzz-worthy campaign, “The Truth Is Hard” and “Truth Is Worth It” campaigns, which placed the Times at the center of the conversation about the importance of a free press and a goal to reaffirm its role in today’s political climate. These achievements earned Tim a nomination for Ad Age's Creative Director of the Year, in addition to several prestigious industry awards: Cannes Lions, Effies and Webbys.
When not at work, Tim enjoys running marathons and spending time with his wife, daughter and two dogs.