Holly Hessler

Chair & Professor, Copywriting

Holly Hessler is an Executive Creative Director with over a decade of experience in the advertising industry. After graduating from the Brandcenter (Copywriting, 2009), she moved to LA where she worked at 72andSunny on brands such as Nike and Bugaboo; Chiat LA on Crate&Barrel and Diet Pepsi; Deutsch on Target; and finally, Media Arts Lab on Apple. In 2018, she moved to NYC to take a job at McCann on Verizon.

Holly’s work has received recognition at Cannes, the One Show, D&AD, the Clios, the Webbys, and more, but what she finds most satisfying is knowing something she helped create had a positive impact on the world.

Throughout her career she has worked with nonprofits including Conservation International, The One Love Foundation, and the AdCouncil.

Holly has a son named George who will always be infinitely cooler than she is.