Native New Yorker Elizabeth Valleau is a director, ECD, visual artist and entrepreneur with over 10 year experience in advertising, TV and fashion. Beginning her career in the HK/Tokyo fashion industry, as well as becoming an internationally known conceptual and installation artist, she parlayed her passion for a… Read More
Native New Yorker Elizabeth Valleau is a director, ECD, visual artist and entrepreneur with over 10 year experience in advertising, TV and fashion. Beginning her career in the HK/Tokyo fashion industry, as well as becoming an internationally known conceptual and installation artist, she parlayed her passion for art v. commerce into a dynamic marketing career at shops ranging from Bad Boy to R/GA.
Elizabeth consistently brings rebellious ideas and a unique voice to proven disciplines, and she’s bucked the trend of traditional career tracking, having won awards and accolades in diverse industries - digital, experiential, product design and television.
Elizabeth currently leads the experiential, activations and PR discipline at Grey New York (Ad Age's Global Agency of the year, 2015). This practice has been declared the focus of the global agency, as experiential work continues to sweep the awards system and is increasingly a big part of brand media spend... all due to Millennial interest in brands DOING not SAYING.
Previously, Elizabeth served as Executive Creative Director at the peerless design shop Trollback + Co., leading mammoth brand creation for the UN Global Goals and the BBC, as well as contributing to rebrands for the Weather Channel and Aljazeera. Previously, she led R/GA’s experiential group, and launching award-winning product and campaigns for Google Wallet, Nike, Mastercard and Microsoft.
As co-founder and CEO of the press darling Empire Mayonnaise company, she's led the company from a tough little startup to national recognition. She keeps her avant-garde attitude sharp with the performance art-driven electronic music group WOLVVES and style writing for Esquire and Flaunt magazines.
Elizabeth excels at strategic thinking, visual presentation and team leadership. She seeks to promote the spirit of innovation in her teams, as well as the balance of craftsmanship, collaboration and spunk.
Specialties: Skills: Leadership, Vision. Brand creation and entrepreneurial thinking. Experience, digital and social campaigns, Tech, Traditional (Print/TV) Backgrounds in Fashion and Film/TV production. Fluent in 4 languages. Not a Jerk.
Secondary Skills: Motion Graphics direction, Video Editing, Web Design, Production Design, Events.