2018 Young Ones Portfolio Jury
SVP, Executive Creative Director
Jesse Suchmann is SVP, Executive Creative Director at Edelman Digital. He has spent over a decade building transmedia platforms for Fortune 500 companies like Google, American Express, Converse, REI, UNIQLO, Miller, and Samsung. Along the way, Jesse has collaborated creatively with both Princess Monster Truck and Maru, his two favorite celebrity cats. Between cat projects he's also launched a nationally recognized holiday for small businesses, designed an alternative currency in Brooklyn, released a YouTube video that was honored by the Guggenheim, created a public access show on BRIC, and successfully produced a zombie movie that has received national media attention in Time Magazine, CBS Sunday Morning, PBS Newshour, The Washington Post, and Conan. His unconventional work has received top honors from the creative industry including Cannes Grand Prix and Titanium Lions, Webbys, Grand Clios, Pencils, Effies, and one very supportive tweet from President Obama. Jesse lives in Brooklyn, and moderates the /r/brooklyn subreddit.