About

b. 1986, HK.

 

I started my career in San Francisco working at AKQA as a creative developer, building and animating sites for Nike, Red Bull, Microsoft and Coca-cola. I was really fortunate to get my start at a world-class shop, working alongside and learning from some super talented people.

In 2008 I moved to Amsterdam to help open the AKQA office that was being established to service Nike Europe. Eventually I moved up the canal to work at 180 leading the digital creative on Adidas basketball. After 3 years of the expat life I ended up back in California to work for TBWA Chiat Day and B-reel LA.

Over the years I've worked as a developer, designer, art director and creative lead. At digital shops, traditional agencies and integrated production companies. I've come to believe small teams make big work, creating stuff people want is the best idea and what matters most is what you remember. 

I'm currently freelancing and always looking for new projects and opportunities. 

 

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CONTACT

ian.bauer@gmail.com

 

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EXPERIENCE

Freelance
ACD / Art Director
2015 - present

B-Reel LA
Art Director
2012 - 2015

TBWA Chiat Day LA
Art Director
2011 - 2012

180 Amsterdam
Art Director
2009 - 2011

AKQA Amsterdam
Creative Developer
2008 - 2009

AKQA San Francisco
Creative Developer
2004 - 2008

Americorps Volunteer
Project Manager
2003

 

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BRANDS

Adidas
Airbnb
Climate Reality Project
Energizer
Google
Intel
Kraft
Microsoft
Nike
Nissan,
Philips
Qatar Foundation
Red Bull
Toshiba
Truth
Visa