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2022 Next Creative Leaders - NCL Profile

Ashley Veltre

Agency Ashley Veltre

Client NCL 2022


North America

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Next Creative Leaders 2022 - Winner Profile

Ashley Veltre

Wieden+Kennedy Portland
Brooklyn, United States

Region: North America

I'm an art director at Wieden+Kennedy Portland, where I create things that tap into culture by unapologetically being myself. I've done category-breaking work by refusing to be put into a category.

I started my career at Ogilvy NY where I got millions of people to watch a relaxing 25 minute ad for IKEA. At TBWA\Chiat\Day I got another million(s) people to rewatch a Super Bowl ad instead of the game, paint a MTN DEW bottle with Bob Ross, and used the power of film to teach people how to be human again after COVID lockdown. However, my proudest work was a film called "Love, Lawyers, and the Government". A story that helped educate and bring awareness of the discriminatory system that LGBTQIA+ people trying to become parents face.

I've worked with creatives and clients in an effort to help elevate diversity and inclusion. At TBWA I mentored young creatives from diverse backgrounds with the reigniting of the Young Bloods program. I also partnered with Outvertising, working with a mentee to help brands be more inclusive and supportive of the LGBTQIA+ community.

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