2019 Young Ones ADC Category Jury

Nicole Michels McDonagh

Group Creative Director



Nicole’s agency and freelance career has stretched from Seattle to Seoul and back again with stops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York along the way. Before joining POSSIBLE Seattle, she was a senior creative at Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners; Kirshenbaum, Bond & Partners; and Cole & Weber. She started her journey at FCB Seattle where she was a horrible executive assistant, but (luckily) a decent copywriter. Fast forward to her work being recognized by Cannes, The One Show, D&AD, Effies, Communication Arts, Clios, ADDYs, Archive, and Fast Co’s World Changing Ideas. In 2018, Nicole was named to Adweek’s Creative 100 list recognizing the top creative talent in the ad industry and beyond. Most recently, she was honored to be selected as a member of the 2019 One Show jury. Throughout a 20-year career her most mind-blowing creations remain her two sons, collectively known as Beast Mode.




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