Casey Rand is an award-winning creative director and writer in New York City. As a Canadian, it is very hard for her to boast about herself in the third person, but she's working through it. As such, she'd like you to know that recently she was named one of AdWeek's 18 Most Culturally Influential Creative Leaders. She spent her early 20s in Ontario getting her business degree from Queen's University, her mid-20s in Virginia getting her Master's in Communications from VCU, and most of her 30s wondering why she didn't go to film school.

Casey started her advertising career as a copywriter at BBDO, working on brands like AT&T, Starbucks, and HBO. After doing time as a creative director at Silver & Partners, working on Ben & Jerry's, Carmax and Verizon, she landed at Droga5, where she's currently a group creative director. At Droga5, she's created award-winning work for Diet Coke, The Clinton Foundation, the National Women's Law Center, The YMCA, Under Armour, Chase and more. Her resume includes Cannes Lions, One Show Pencils, D&AD Pencils, Webbys, Effies, Emmys and even an infamous Richmond Cannonball. In 2015, her "Equal Payback Project" won the inaugural Gold Glass Lion at Cannes.

When she's not making ads, Casey writes for various humor outlets, including McSweeney's, Reductress, The Belladonna Comedy and Funny or Die. In 2009, she wrote a book about punching people in the face. Ancestry.com says she's 49% Polish, 33% Romanian, and 18% Greyhound.

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