VCU Brandcenter

Alumni Showcase

Some of the amazing work VCU Brandcenter alumni
have been creating since they graduated from 
the Brandcenter and started their careers. 

  


Alumni Reel 2017


Sheraton Hotel: "Goes Beyond"

Agency:
Venables Bell & Partners

Alum:
Daniel Chen (CW, 2013)


Realtor.com: "The Not-Yous"

Agency:
Pereira & O'Dell NYC

Alum:
Lily Fu (AD, 2016)
Jake Dubs (W, 2009)


MLB: "Bryzzo Souvenir Co."

Agency:
Anomaly

Alum:
Zac Milner (CW, 2013)
Steve Gonzalez (AD, 2014)


REI: "Force of Nature"

Agency:
REI

Alum:
Stacy Milrany (AD, 1998)


Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation: "The Phone Call"

Agency:
Gyro

Alum:
Colin Quinn (CW, 2010)


US Marine Corp: "Anthem: 72"

Agency:
JWT Atlanta

Alum:
Tom Wilson (CW, 1998)


Emerald Nuts: "Yes Good"

Agency:
Barton F Graf.

Alum:
Owen Weeks (XD, 2014)


Lego: "Quest to Legoland"

Agency:
VML NY

Alum:
Justine Cotter (CW, 2011)
Everett Ching (AD, 2010)
Rai Halim (AD, 2011)


Dr. Pepper: "Watch Party"

Agency:
Deutsch LA

Alum:
Andrew Kong (CW, 2013)


Cadillac: "Pioneers"

Agency:
Rokkan

Alum:
Bill Carlson (CW, 2011)
William Veasey (AD, 2011)


Horizon Organic: "Horizon Organic"

Agency:
Fallon

Alum:
Rick Utzinger (CW, 2000)
Jason Bottenus (AD, 2007)
Megan Winterhalter (CW, 2013)


Love Has No Labels: "Fans of Love"

Agency:
R/GA

Alum:
Amy McEwan (ST, 2015)
Aldo Padilla (XD, 2015)


Hallmark: "No Ordinary Love Stories"

Agency:
ROKKAN

Alum:
Rachel Sheeran (AD, 2016)


Sephora: "#NeverStop Doing You"

Agency:
Argonaut

Alum:
Marika Wiggan (ST, 2010)


Delta: "4 AM"

Agency:
W+K NYC

Alum:
Toliver Roebuck (AD, 2014)
Sean Staley (ST, 2008)


Spotify: "Play this at my Funeral"

Agency:
W+K NYC

Alum:
NJ Placentra (AD, 2012)
Alex Ledford (CW, 2012)


Mail chimp: "MailShrimp"

Agency:
Droga5

Alum:
Ryan Snyder (CW, 2015)
Katie Willis (AD, 2015)
Julie Matheny (CW, 2009)


Nike: "Equality"

Agency:
Wieden PDX

Alum:
Nate Nowinowswki (AD, 2011)


Duracell: "New Mom"

Agency:
Wieden NY

Alum:
Howard Finkelstein (CW, 2005)
Kate Placentra (AD, 2012)
Sean Staley (ST, 2008)


Powerbar: "Clean Start"

Agency:
BSSP

Alum:
Lydia Dunay (AD, 2012)


Under Armour: "The Legend of Tom Brady"

Agency:
Droga5

Alum:
Conner Tobiadaughter (AD, 2012)
Craig Gerringer (CW, 2012)
Newman Granger (ST, 2015)


Audi #DriveProgress: “Daughter” (2017 SUPER BOWL)

Agency
Venables Bell & Partners

Alumni
Allison Hayes (AD, 2005)
Mike McGuire (CW, 2015)


Bud Light: “Ghost Spuds” (2017 Super Bowl)

Agency
Wieden + Kennedy New York

Alum
Matt Spicer (CW, 2010)


Bud Light: “Ghost Spuds” Outtakes (2017 SUPER BOWL)

Agency
Wieden + Kennedy New York

Alum
Matt Spicer (CW, 2010)


TurboTax: "Humpty Hospital" (2017 SUPER BOWL)

Agency
Wieden + Kennedy PDX

Alum
Susan Land (AD, 2010)


Evony: The King's Return: “The Battle of Evony” (2017 SUPER BOWL)

Agency
Butler Shine Stern & Partners

Alum
Lydia White Dunay (AD, 2012)


Hyundai: “A Better Super Bowl” (2017 SUPER BOWL)

Agency
Innocean

Alum
Anna Andreen (AD, 2016)


Sprint: "No Need for Extreme Measures" (2017 SUPER BOWL)

Agency
Droga5

Alum
George Bennett (ST, 2017)


Aflac: “Surgery” (2017 SUPER BOWL)

Agency
Publicis Seattle

Alumni
JP Martin (St, 2011)
Marie Matuszewski (ST, 2014)


Fox Sports: "Happy #DaytonaDay" (2017 SUPER BOWL)

Agency
Pereira & O'Dell

Alum
Lily Fu (AD, 2016)


Toyota Mirai: "Daisy" (Regional - California) (2017 SUPER BOWL)

Agency
Saatchi & Saatchi LA

Alum
Spencer Isaac (ST, 2015)


Reebok: "Be More Human"

Agency:
Venables Bell

Alum:
Jimmy Burton (CW, 2014)
Tom Scharpf (AD, 1998)
Jodi Shelley (ST, 2000)


Apple: "Stroll"

Agency:
MAL

Alum:
Marcus Brown (AD, 2008)
Greg Greenberg (CW, 2006)


Secret Deodorant: "Bear"

Agency:
W+K Portland

Alum:
Claire Wyckoff (CW, 2011)
Danielle Delph (AD, 2013)


Old Spice: "Radio Daze"

Agency:
W+K Portland

Alum:
Ryan Niland (CW, 2015)


Google: "Introducing PhotoScan"

Agency:
Google

Alum:
Tristan Smith (CW, 2009)
Josh Rosen (AD, 2002)


Xfinity: "Hooking Up At Grandma's House"

Agency:
72andSunny

Alum:
Eric Steele (CW, 2006)
Anne Marie Wonder (AD, 2016)


Bank of America: "Magic Parents"

Agency:
Hill Holiday

Alum:
Jin Chung (CBM, 2012)


Apple: "Frankie's Holiday"

Agency:
MAL

Alum:
Abbey Dethlefs (CBM, 2011)
Jeff Hornung (CW, 2011)


Aflac: "Ski Patrol"

Agency:
Publicis Seattle

Alum:
Marie MacWhorter (ST, 2014)
Jennifer Pevec Martin (ST, 2011)


Ketel One: "It Has To Be Perfect"

Agency:
Barton F Graf

Alum:
Nick Kaplan (CW, 2008)
Ross Fletcher (AD, 2012)
Richard Langhorne (CW, 2011)
Zachary Madrigal (AD, 2013)


Hulu: "Find Your Limits"

Test Your Limits

check out the website (and your limits) here: http://findyourlimits.com/

Agency:
POP in Seattle

Alum:
Eric Powlesson (CBM, 2011)


Under Armour: "Make That Old"

Agency:
Droga5

Alum:
Tim Gordon (CW, 2008)
Newman Granger (ST, 2015)
David Spradlin (AD, 2015)


Loctite: "Unibrow Bro"

Agency:
Fallon

Alum:
Jason Bottenus (AD, 2007)


Secret Deodorant: "Ladies' Room"

Agency:
Wieden & Kennedy

Alum:
Danielle Walton Delph (AD, 2013)
Claire Wyckoff (CW, 2011)


Call of Duty: "Screw It, Lets Go to Space."

Agency:
72andSunny

Alum:
Lauren Albee (AD, 2014)
Matt Meszaros (CW, 2013)


Facebook: "Facebook Live"

Agency:
Facebook Factory

Alum:
Elly Taura (AD, 2015)
Nick Gelbard (CW, 2015)
Jay Kamath (AD, 2007)
Lonnie Elliot (CW, 2012)


XFINITY: "Dress the Parts"

 Dress the Parts
http://www.dresstheparts.com/

Check out the website here: http://www.dresstheparts.com/

Agency:
72andSunny NYC

Alum:
Anne Marie Wonder (AD, 2016)
Emily Hovis (CW, 2016)


YouTube: "Creative Hack Contest"

Agency:
Deutsch LA

Alum:
Andrew Kong (CW, 2013)


Tomcat: "Facebook Not Live"

Agency:
Barton F. Graf

Alum:
Ross Fletcher (AD, 2012)
Nick Kaplan (CW, 2008)
Joey Ianno (AD, 2010)


Fallon: "Recruitment Video"

Agency:
Fallon

Alum:
Boris Opacic (CW, 2016)


Hillary for America: "Average Millennial Will Ferrell"

Alum:
Ross Weythman (CW, 2007) was the Creative Lead for Hillary for America


Land O'Lakes: "Delete to Feed"

Agency:
The Martin Agency

Alum:
Chris Martin (CW, 2013)
John McClaire (XD, 2011)
Cecelia Sompayrac (CBM, 2015)


E! The Royals: Royal Forgiveness

Alum:
Katie Acosta (ST, 2012)
Devin Altman (CW, 2016)


Gap: "Spring Is Weird"

Agency:
Wieden + Kennedy NY

Alum:
Stuart Jennings (AD, 2003)


Old Spice: "Make A Smellmitment"

Agency:
Wieden + Kennedy Portland

Alum:
Jarod Higgins (XD, 2010)


Delta Airlines: “Take Off”

Agency:
Wieden + Kennedy NY

Alum:
Eric Dennis (AD, 2011)
Molly Jamison (AD, 2011)


REI: "#OptOutside"

Agency: 
Venables Bell & Partners, SF

Alumni:
Avery Oldfield (AD, 2011)
Adam Wolinsky (CW, 2011)


Art Institute of Chicago “Van Gogh Bnb”

Agency:
Leo Burnett Chicago

Alum:
Mike Costello (AD, 2004)


Chicago Ideas “Music v. Gun Violence”

Agency:
Leo Burnett Chicago

Alum:
Laura Wood (AD, 2010)


19 Crimes: "The Banished"

Agency: 
Kayser & Co.

Alumni:
Eric Boyd (CW, 2006)


Nike: "Last"

Agency: 
Wieden + Kennedy, Portland

Alumni:
Heather Ryder (CW, 2010)


Google: "Life by you, Phone by Google"

Agency:
Droga5

Alum:
Rebecca McNerney (ST, 2016)
Marybeth Ledesma (AD, 2012)
Phil Hadad (ST, 2012)


Audi: "Duel"

Agency:
Venables Bell

Alum:
Johnny Roelofs (ST, 2013)


Chevrolet: "Fueling Possibilites: The Positivity Pump"

Agency:
The Martin Agency

Alum:
David Byrd JR (AD, 2008)


Old Spice: "Von Miller the Road"

Agency:
Wieden + Kennedy

Alum:
Ryan Niland (CW, 2015)
Drew Phillips (ST, 2011)
Britton Taylor (ST, 2001)


Tic Tacs: "Go Little"

Agency:
The Martin Agency

Alum:
Elizabeth Cleveland (ST, 2007)


Venmo: "Pony Up"

Agency:
Preacher

Alum:
Ally Farrish (CW, 2014)
Josh Stolz (AD, 2015)
Jacob Pankey (CW, 2016)
John Gaglio (CBM, 2015)


E! News: "Be Pop Cultured"

Agency:
BBH LA

Alum:
Katie Acosta (ST, 2012)


Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation's Adaptoys

Agency:
360i

Alum:
Fitz Maro (XD, 2013)


Nike Women: "Better For It: Inner Thoughts"

Agency:
Wieden + Kennedy Portland

Alum:
Heather Ryder (CW, 2012)


Under Armour: "Michael Phelps"

Agency: 
Droga5

Alumni:
Tim Gordon (CW, 2008)


Android: "Rock, Paper, Scissors"

Agency: 
Droga5

Alumni:
Ray DelSavio (CW, 2005)
Jerry Hoak (AD, 2005)


Under Armour: "USA Women's Gymnastics"

Agency: 
Droga5

Alum:
Tim Gordon (CW, 2008)


Samsung Galaxy S7: "Why?"

Agency: 
Wieden + Kennedy, Portland

Alum:
Jarrod Higgins (XD, 2010) 


Honey Maid: "Love Day"

Agency: 
Droga5

Alumni:
Andrew Chin (AD, 2014)
Sam Bauer (CW, 2014)


Air Jordan: "Make Space"

Agency: 
Wieden+Kennedy NYC

Alum:
Blair Warren (AD, 2014)


Squarespace: "Leon's Journey"

Agency: 
Preacher

Alumni:
Ally Farrish (CW, 2014)
Josh Stolz (AD, 2015)


Audi: "Commander"

2016 Super Bowl Spot

Agency: 
VB+P

Alumni:
Dylan Phillips (ST, 2015)
Johnny Roelofs (ST, 2013)


Bai: "Horse Whisperer"

2016 Super Bowl Spot (Regional)

Agency: 
Barton F. Graf 9000

Alumni:
Richard Langhorne (CW, 2011)
Zachary Madrigal (AD, 2013)
Nick Kaplan (CW, 2008)

 


Bud Light: "Party"

2016 Super Bowl Spot

Agency: 
Wieden + Kennedy NY

Alumni:
Howard Finkelstein (CW, 2005)
Stuart Jennings (AD, 2003)


Coca-Cola: "Coke Mini (Hulk vs. Antman)"

2016 Super Bowl Spot

Agency: 
Wieden + Kennedy Portland

Alum:
Nate Nowinowski (AD, 2011)


Gatorade: "Unwritten: Peyton Manning vs. Cam Newton"

2016 Super Bowl Spot

Agency: 
TBWA/Chiat/Day LA

Alum:
Scott Cleveland (CW, 2011)


Jack in the Box: "Declaration of Delicious"

2016 Super Bowl Spot

Agency: 
David&Goliath

Alum:
Steve Yee (AD, 2000)


Marmot

2016 Super Bowl Spot

Agency: 
Goodby Silverstein & Partners

Alumni:
Kirstie Maryott (ST, 2013)
Marisa Perazzelli (ST, 2015)


Mountain Dew: "Puppy Monkey Baby"

2016 Super Bowl Spot

Agency: 
BBDO NY

Alum:
Don Marshall Wilhelmi (CW, 2004), also the voice of Puppymonkeybaby


Pantene: “Strong is Beautiful | Pantene Dad-Do”

2016 Super Bowl Spot (Regional)

Agency: 
Grey

Alum:
Lindsey Randolph (ST, 2004)


PayPal: “There’s a New Money in Town”

2016 Super Bowl Spot

Agency: 
CP+B

Alum:
Mike Wilson (AD, 2011)


Pokémon: “#Pokemon20”

2016 Super Bowl Spot

Agency: 
Omelet

Alumni:
Morgan Welch Aceino (CBM, 2011)
Jas Gill (CBM, 2012)
Blakeley Jones (CW, 2014)


Priceline: “When family’s on the line: priceline.com”

2016 Super Bowl Spot

Agency: 
BBDO

Alum:
Tom Naughton (ST, 2006)


TurboTax: "Never a Sellout"

2016 Super Bowl Spot

Agency: 
Wieden + Kennedy Portland

Alum:
Matt Skibiak (CW, 2013)


Johnsonville & Uber: "The Sausage Nonnas"

Agency: 
Droga5

Alumni:
Ryan Snyder (CW, 2015)
Katie Willis (AD, 2015)
Kevin Weir (AD, 2012)
Chris Colliton (XD, 2012)
Aaron Wiggan (ST, 2007)


Apple iPhone 6s: "Prince Oseph"

Agency: 
Media Arts Lab

Alumni:

Will Decher (AD, 2010)
Lauren Perlow (AD, 2010)
Charles Hodges (CW, 2009)
Mollie B. Partesotti (ST, 2009)

American Girl: "Regarding Girls"

Agency: 
Publicis, Seattle

Alumni:
Amit Gurnani (ST, 2011)
Jennifer Pevec Martin (ST, 2011)


Tommy John: "The Big Adjustment"

Agency: 
Preacher

Alumni:
Joe Hartley (CW, 2015)


Tomcat: "Tailpipe"

Agency: 
Barton F. Graf 9000

Alumni:
Ross Fletcher (AD, 2012)
Nick Kaplan (CW, 2008)


Bai: "El Guapo"

Agency: 
Barton F. Graf 9000

Alumni:
Richard Langhorne (CW, 2011)
Zachary Madrigal (AD, 2013)
Nick Kaplan (CW, 2008)


Powerade: "Churn"

Agency: 
Wieden + Kennedy, Portland

Alumni:
Brandon Viney (AD, 2012)
Matthew Skibiak (CW, 2013)


Apple iPhone 6s: "The Only Thing That's Changed Is..."

Agency: 
Media Arts Lab

Alumni:
Charles Hodges (CW, 2009)
Matt Spicer (CW, 2010)
Jessica Sartoretto (CBM, 2013)
Kasey Foster (CW, 2008)
Greg Greenberg (CW, 2006)
Jacob Preston Abernathy (XD, 2010)


Miller Lite: "Troy Aikman"

Agency: 
TBWA/Chiat/Day, LA

Alumni:
Jeff Dryer (AD, 2010)
Tommy Cottam (CBM, 2010)


Lenovo: "Users Happen"

Agency: 
Traction, SF

Alumni:
Lauren Bagden-McGehee (ST, 2006)


Pananda Bread

A new adult-oriented cartoon about meth-heads who work at a fictional Pananda Bread.

Alumni:
Jeff Vitkun (CW, 2012)


Facebook: "New Jammies"

Agency: 
The Factory at Facebook

Alumni:
Chris Trumbull (CW, 2010)
Elly Taura (AD, 2015)
Nick Gelbard (CW, 2015)



Booking.com: "あなたは冒険者"

Agency: 
Wieden + Kennedy, Tokyo

Alumni:
Charlie Gschwend (CW, 2003)


Google: #NatAndLo

Nat and Lo is a show that provides a behind-the-scenes look at some of the projects coming out of Google.

Agency: 
Google Creative Labs

Alumni:
Natalie Hammel (CW, 2010)


Microsoft OneNote: "The Collective Project: Robert Downey Jr. Delivers a Real Bionic Arm"

*"The Collective Project" won a 2015 Cannes Gold Health Lion in the Pharma Devices/Diagnostics category and a Bronze Lion in the Film category.

Agency: 
Possible

Alumni:
Kelsie Clegg (AD, 2013)


Apple: "Shot on iPhone6" World Gallery Campaign

*The "Shot on iPhone 6" World Gallery campaign is the 2015 Cannes Grand Prix winner in the Outdoor category.

Agency:
Media Arts Lab

Alumni:
Greg Greenberg (CW, 2006) 
Charles Hodges (CW, 2009)
Mollie Partesotti (CS, 2009)
Jessica Sartoretto (CBM, 2013)
Matt Spicer (CW, 2010)


Google My Business: "City Gym"

Agency: 
Venables Bell & Partners

Alumni:
Avery Oldfield (AD, 2011)
Adam Wolinsky (CW, 2011


Apple: "Backstage"

Agency: 
Media Arts Lab

Alumni:
Will Decher (CW, 2010)
Jacob Abernathy (XD, 2010


Dustin's Words: A device to help people with autism speak


Matt Reamer invented the prototype for Dustin's Words, a device that allows autistic people to communicate with caregivers, while he was a creative technology student at the VCU Brandcenter. Matt's inspiration for the project came from growing up with his autistic brother, Dustin, and his need to communicate with family members and caregivers. 

Since Matt graduated, he and a team that includes three other Brandcenter alumni, have been working with engineers to develop the product. They launched a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo May 21st, 2015, in hopes of raising enough money to build 100 Dustin's Words devices and donate them to families who need them. 

Alumni: 
Matt Reamer (CT, 2014)
Donnie Plumly (CT 2014)
Mary Toves (CT 2011)
Chad Woods (CT 2014)


Clash of Clans: "Revenge"

2015 Super Bowl Spot

Agency: 
Barton F. Graf 9000

Alumni:
Ross Fletcher (AD, 2012)


Coca-Cola: "Make it Happy"

2015 Super Bowl Spot

Agency: 
Weiden+Kennedy Portland

Alumni:
Jeff Gillette (CW, 2006)


Game of War: "Who Am I"

2015 Super Bowl Spot

Agency: 
Untitled Worldwide

Alumni:
David Kennedy (CW, 2006) and Eric Cosper


Loctite: "Positive Feelings"

2015 Super Bowl Spot

Agency: 
Fallon

Alumni:
Jason Bottenus (AD, 2007)


Nationwide: "Invisible Mindy Kaling"

2015 Super Bowl Spot

Agency: 
McKinney

Alumni:
Jordan Eakin (AD, 2006)
David Sloane (CW, 2011)


Kia: "The Perfect Getaway"

2015 Super Bowl Spot

Agency: 
davidandgoliath

Alumni:
Steve Yee (AD, 2000)


Carvana: "Lazy"

2015 Super Bowl Spot

Agency: 
goodness Mfg.

Alumni:
Claire Gipson (AD, 2014)


Newcastle: "Band of Brands"

2015 Super Bowl Spot

Agency: 
Droga5

Alumni:
Nick Maschmeyer (CS, 2012)


Reebok: "Be More Human"

2015 Super Bowl Spot

Agency: 
Venables Bell & Partners

Alumni:
Eric Boyd (CW, 2006)
Johnny Roeloffs (CS, 2013)


Squarespace: "Om-Dreaming with Jeff"

2015 Super Bowl Spot

Agency: 
Wieden+Kennedy NY

Alumni:
Jeff Dryer (AD, 2010)


Comcast Xfinity: "Emily's Oz"

Agency: 
Goodby Silverstein & Partners

Alumni:
Sam Dolphin (CW, 2011)
Michael Hagos (AD, 2011)

Check out the story of the little girl who inspired the commercial featured on The Today Show.


Dustin's Words: An SMS device for people with autism

Alumni:
Matt Reamer (CT, 2014)

Featured in Smashing Magazine.


National Women's Law Center: "Equal Pay Project"

Agency: 
Droga5, New York

Alumni:
Karen Land Short (Art Direction, 2008)
Casey Rand (Copywriting, 2008)


The Mentor Act

Agency: 
Barton F. Graf 9000, New York

Alumni:
Chase Kimball (Copywriting, 2014)


Facebook: "Say Love You Better"

Agency: 
Wieden+Kennedy, Portland

Alumni:
Matt Skibiak (Copywriting, 2013)
David Povill (Copywriting, 2003)
Zack Madrigall (Art Direction, 2013)
Britton Taylor (Communications Strategy, 2001)
Lizzie Hanner (Strategy, 2007)


Beats by Dre: "LeBron James in ‬RE-ESTABLISHED 2014"

Agency: 
R/GA Los Angeles

Alumni:
Nomi Malik (Art Direction, 2014)
Rod Kashani (Strategy, 2014)


Gap: "Dress Normal"

Agency: 
Wieden+Kennedy, New York and Portland

Alumni:
Jeff Dryer (Art Direction, 2010)
Heather Ryder (Copywriting, 2010)
Stuart Jennings (Art Direction, 2003)


Ebola App

Ebola App

Featured in Fast Company

Alumni:
Frank Guzzone (Art Direction, 2014)
(Frank's Day Job: Art Director at Mother New York City)

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If I'd Known My Mother Back Then

Danielle Delph and Mom on Couch Work Page

Featured on The Today Show, Huffington Post, CBS This Morning, etc.

Alumni:
Danielle Delph (Art Direction, 2013)
(Danielle's day job is an art director at Wieden+Kennedy Portland) 

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