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Presented by CE Design and CE Advertising

In Conversation with Advertising and Design Experts in the COVID Era

Sep 16, 2020; 6:30 - 8:00pm
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During this interview, you will meet two accomplished individuals in the worlds of advertising and design: one from the ad agency perspective and the other from the creative division of a recognizable brand. John Rea is the Executive Creative Director of Digital Marketing at Havas Tonic, responsible for cultivating and creating ideas that trigger numerous multi-channel executions for domestic and international clients. Adam Greiss is the Vice President, Global Head of Morgan Stanley Creative Services and provides global brand direction, print design, web/digital design, animation, advertising and marketing for the investment banking institution. In addition to their executive positions, both are passionate educators and are instructors at SVA.


Media personality Valerie Smaldone will lead a conversation with these two experts, delving into their respective careers and personal paths and discussing the opportunities and challenges facing creatives today. This event is designed for advertising and design professionals and for those interested in learning about the industry.


Zoom meeting access details will be emailed to all registered attendees 24 hours prior to the start of this event. RSVP here.


Presented by SVA's Division of Continuing Education.


About John Rea

As Executive Creative Director of Digital Marketing, Rea has combined his talents in design and multiple channel thinking to help build the digital and integration division at Havas Tonic, one of the largest fully integrated consumer health and wellness agencies in North America.


Study with Rea this fall by taking his course, Digital Practices for an Integrated Advertising World. Courses begin Monday, September 28.


About Adam Greiss

Greiss is Vice President, Global Head of Morgan Stanley Creative Services. He is also the creative director, providing global brand direction, print design, web/digital design, animation, advertising and marketing for the investment bank Morgan Stanley.


Study with Greiss by taking one of his courses—Graphic Design: Learn It, Live It, Do It or Typography and Design: It’s All Here. Courses begin Monday, September 28.



Free and open to the public