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 and would 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 at BBDO, working on brands like AT&T, Starbucks, and HBO. After a short stint at Silver & Partners, working on Ben & Jerry's, Carmax and Verizon, she landed at Droga5, where she's put in time on Diet Coke, The Clinton Foundation, the National Women's Law Center, The YMCA, Under Armour, Chase, Virgin Mobile, Sperry and more. Her work has won many of the awards that are usually listed in biographies, including Cannes Lions, One Show Pencils, D&AD Pencils, Webbys, Effies, Emmys and the 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 Reductress, The Belladonna Comedy, Funny or Die and the now-defunct Bygone Bureau. 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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