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

My focus and passion is in creating live experiences that combine the physical with the digital and ones that spark an emotional reaction. I currently lead creative direction for Los York's experiential and brand-direct projects. Before this, I’ve been a creative partner to agency clients by helping them evolve and realize ideas for the brands, products and consumers they serve. These collaborations have included animated commercials (motion graphics), live action productions, digital and interactive experiences. These days I work on the agency side, working directly with brands’ marketing and in-house design teams to create and execute content for such brands as NIKEiD, Brand Jordan, SONOS and others. 

Having operated as both production company and agency creative partner, 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. 

Most of all, I love working with other people who share the same curiosity to invent things that inspire people to have a reaction.


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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


One Show 2016 Gold Pencil - Design: Environmental / Immersive Design; Responsive Environments; Consumer: Ambient Environmental for "The Last Shot" (with AKQA & Brand Jordan)

One Show 2016 Silver Pencil - Responsive Environments: Innovation - Use of Technology; Innovation: Environmental / Immersive Design for "The Last Shot" (with AKQA & Brand Jordan)

D&AD 2016 Wood Pencil for "The Last Shot" (with AKQA & Brand Jordan)

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, Treatment Writing, Typography, Photography, Editing