2016 One Show - Young Ones Jury - Professionals
Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer
New York, NY
Deacon co-founded Walrus, an independent, creatively-led advertising agency, in 2005 with his wife, Frances. Named Advertising Age’s 2012 Northeast Small Agency of the Year, Walrus has done work for a multitude of national brands including Emergen-C, AMC, Amazon, Bloomberg, Staples, Remy Cointreau, General Mills, Conde Nast, Pret a Manger, XOJET and HBO, among others. Prior to Walrus, Deacon was the Chief Creative Officer of Mad Dogs & Englishmen, the same agency at which he began his career as a junior copywriter in 1995 and moved up the ranks to oversee creative at the San Francisco office, and then New York. His work is known for combining intelligence with humor and always respecting its audience, and has appeared in the One Show, D&AD, Cannes, The Art Directors Club, Communication Arts, the Clios and the Effies. He was an ADC Young Gun and graduated from the Newhouse School at Syracuse.