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Creative Director / Writer / Director / Media Artist
Freelance. Prettybird. Founder of Audio
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Hal Kirkland is an internationally awarded Creative Director/Director who’s worked in design, advertising and new media fields for some of the world’s leading agencies and brands including BBH, 180, W+K, Prettybird, Google, Nike, Vice, YouTube and MTV to name a few. He’s best known for integrating cutting-edge … Read More
Hal Kirkland is an internationally awarded Creative Director/Director who’s worked in design, advertising and new media fields for some of the world’s leading agencies and brands including BBH, 180, W+K, Prettybird, Google, Nike, Vice, YouTube and MTV to name a few. He’s best known for integrating cutting-edge technology and storytelling to create one-of-a-kind film, audio and interactive experiences.

Hal’s exploits include: creating a music video that was so loved in Japan it became a wedding meme (Hibi No Neiro), hacking both the Guggenheim and MoMA of New York with interactive audio tours (Artobots Guggenheim and MoMA Unadulterated), creating a full-sized interactive paper guillotine that people actually line up for (Paper Cuts), and most recently directing an interactive music video that invites fans to step inside Led Zeppelin’s legendary Physical Graffiti album cover to explore 17 films that are running simultaneously (Trampled Under Foot – Music Video).

Hal’s work has attracted millions of eyeballs, toured in museums, caught the attention of international press (CNN, NBC, CBS, New York Times, The Guardian) and has been awarded some of the industry’s shiniest accolades. This March, Hal will appear at SXSW to talk about how some of these crazy ideas became equally crazy realities. If you happen to be in Austin around that time, stop by and say hi. Read Less
  • Creative Director / Director / Interactive Artist
    Prettybird US — Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Freelance Creative Director / Art Director / Writer
    Hal Kirkland — New York, NY, USA
  • Creative
    BBH — New York, NY, USA
  • Creative
    180 Amsterdam — Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Art Director / Copywriter
    M&C Saatchi — Sydney, Australia
  • Owner, Design lead
    HK Design — Sydney, Australia
  • Graphic Designer
    tibet — Sydney, Australia
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Best of Show - One Show Design - Broadcast
Gold Pencil - One Show Design
Gold Cube - Art Director's Club - Online Film
Bronze Cube - Art Director's Club - Online Film
Bronze - Berlin Art Director's Club - TV / Online film
Titanium Finalist – Cannes
Gold - Cannes Lion - Digitally Led Integrated Campaign
Silver … Read More
Best of Show - One Show Design - Broadcast
Gold Pencil - One Show Design
Gold Cube - Art Director's Club - Online Film
Bronze Cube - Art Director's Club - Online Film
Bronze - Berlin Art Director's Club - TV / Online film
Titanium Finalist – Cannes
Gold - Cannes Lion - Digitally Led Integrated Campaign
Silver Cyber Lion - Cannes - Rich media banner
Bronze Cyber Lion - Cannes - Interactive film
Bronze Cyber Lion - Cannes - Rich media
Webby’s - People's Choice Award
Webby’s - Official Honoree – Music
Webby’s - Official Honoree – Celebrity
Webby’s - Official Honoree - Campaign
Silver Clio - Clio Awards - Direction
Bronze Clio - Clio Awards - Print
Silver bullet - Young Guns - Print
Silver - Belding Awards - Print
Silver Pencil - AWARD - Print
Yellow Pencil - D&AD – Print
Yellow Pencil - D&AD – Digital design
Silver Cube - Art Director's Club Berlin - TV / Online film
Grand Prix - Annecy Animation Film Festival - Music Video
Grand Prix - Japan Media Arts Festival 'Entertainment'
Grand Prix - YouTube Video Awards Japan 'Music'
Grand Prix / Best of Show - Portable Film Festival
TDC Award - Tokyo Type Directors Club
Best Indie Music Video - UK Music Video Awards
Best Music Video – Annecy Animation Festival
Best Music Video - Print in Motion
Best Music Video - Born Shorts Film Festival
Best music Video - Uner Hort Musikfilm festival Hamburg
Official Selection - L.A. Film fest
Official selection - Milan Film Festival
Official Selection - Ann Arbor Film Festival
Overall winner – Creative Heads, Cannes France
Finalist – D&AD - Print
Silver - ADMA Awards – DM Read Less
Hal Kirkland
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M: + 1 917 558 2875
E: halkirkland@gmail.com
Member since: Aug 3, 2011