Mentor Session: Stephen Land
Sunday, March 13
12:30PM - 1:30PM
110 E 2nd St
Mentor Sessions enable less-established new media professionals to gain seven minutes of direct one-on-one career-related counsel from a more established / more experienced new media professional.
This Mentor Session will require advance online sign up.
That being said, we are sometimes able to accommodate walk ups on-site if time is available.
I began preparing for a career in advertising at the age of four by watching copious amounts of television. And not just PBS, but the really good stuff like Little Rascals, Green Acres and Petticoa...Show the rest
I began preparing for a career in advertising at the age of four by watching copious amounts of television. And not just PBS, but the really good stuff like Little Rascals, Green Acres and Petticoat Junction. At the same time, I watched movies—lots and lots of movies ranging from Bambi to Patton. Then came the lifelong passion for gaming and technology via my Atari, a Commodore 64, a Mac IIsi, the PCs I’ve built from scratch and of course my iPhone.
Today, I take advantage of my pop culture and gaming background to tell stories via social-first campaigns, websites, TV and experiential. My client list includes: the United States Air Force, Charles Schwab, Chili's, Pizza Hut, Pepsi Co., John Deere, NAMCO BANDAI, American Express, Chase, Oracle, Aquafina and numerous others. My awards and recognition include the One Show, the Clios, Communication Arts Advertising and Interactive Annuals, the FWA, Webbys, Ad Tech and a number of ADDYS.
In the future, I plan to retire from advertising and spend my days coaching youth soccer. To prep I've been coaching for the Lonestar Soccer Junior Academy, Austin's premier youth soccer program. Surprisingly, coaching and creative directing has a lot of crossover. Who knew?Hide the rest