My name is Sean Dougherty. I'm currently a Creative Director for an agency called Los York in Los Angeles.

I’ve been a creative partner to agency clients by helping them evolve and realize ideas for the brands and products they serve. My role over the years has ranged from designing to art directing to directing commercials. More recently I work directly with brands’ marketing and in-house teams to create and execute content for such brands as NIKEiD, Brand Jordan and SONOS. Having operated as a creative partner to both agency and brand, I approach a problem with the benefit of being able to think of an idea but also knowing how to make it - whether it’s branding, designing, directing commercials or animation, creating large-scale digital and interactive experiences, social media or print. 

No matter what my role is, I still enjoy designing, writing, kerning type, animating, playing around with code, shooting (photos or film) and creating. While telling stories through the moving image is my focus, lately I am interested in ideas that combine the physical with the digital and ones that spark an emotion. 


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2015 - Present  |  Creative Director / Commercial Director at Los York (Agency), New York & Los Angeles

2012 - 2014   |  Creative Director / Commercial Director at Brand New School, New York 

2010 - 2012   |  Associate Creative Director at Superfad, New York

2006 - 2010   |  Freelance Art Director/Designer at Imaginary Forces, Superfad, National TV, NY/LA

2008 - 2010   |  Co-Founder Golden Lucky, New York

2000 - 2006   |  Art Director at Brand New School, Los Angeles & New York


Cannes Lion 2015 for Design, Cyber, Promo and Activation, and Branded Content and Entertainment for
"The Last Shot" (with AKQA & Brand Jordan)

Art Directors Club Young Guns 5 winner

Type Directors Club Certificate of Typographic Excellence for "CMT Top 20 Countdown" show package

365: AIGA Year in Design 2001

Juror for Art Directors Club Young Guns 13

Juror for Motion in the Art Directors Club 94th Annual Awards

Instructor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY from 2014 - 2015

Speaker at RE:DESIGN/UXD 2014

1996 - 2000   |  Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. BFA Graphic Design

1993 - 1995  |  University of California, Irvine, CA. School of Biology

Creative Direction, Art Direction, Design, Live Action Direction, UX, Animation

Typography, Photography, Editing