Ryan Kutscher, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer
As Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Circus Maximus, Ryan Kutscher spearheads strategic and innovative campaigns for established and emerging brands including Amazon Prime Video, Angry Orchard and more. Under his leadership, Circus Maximus was awarded AdAge’s Small Agency of the Year in 2017. In building the small agency’s roster to a team of 40 in five offices across three continents, Ryan is constantly redefining the boundaries of the traditional agency model.
Ryan previously served as Chief Creative Officer of J. Walter Thompson’s (JWT) New York office, receiving critical acclaim for his work on Band-Aid, Macy’s, Smirnoff and Kraft. His ‘Magic Vision App’ campaign for Band-Aid won the Gold Lion at Cannes.
He has been named twice on Creativity's World's Most Awarded Creative Directors while he was at Crispin, Porter + Bogusky for his work on Burger King, Volkswagen, Alliance for Climate Protection, and many others.
Ryan is a three-time Grand Prix winner at the Cannes Advertising Festival—for Method, VW, and Burger King. He also masterminded the Burger King “Whopper Freakout” campaign, praised by the Wall Street Journal for raising the company’s stock price. It also won the Grand Effie.
Aside from his experience creating advertising campaigns, Ryan advocates for a creative approach to life, encouraging entrepreneurship outside of employees’ daily duties at Circus Maximus, all while raising an Australian Shepherd on the mean streets of New York City.