HELLO. LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF.
My name is Brad Burke. I'm a Creative Director and Product Designer in Los Angeles.
I recently co-founded Idol, a strategic, brand and product development agency. We elevate established brands and emerging startups through creative strategy, brand systems design, UI/UX, and content creation. To put it simply, we solve complex problems for our clients.
We've created digital experiences for Toyota, produced content for Chevy, and have helped elevate startups in industries ranging from tech to consumer packaged goods. For each and every client we constantly refine the overall aesthetic and increase the brand fidelity — producing real results.
Throughout my career I've had the privilege of working agency-side as well as client-side. Before starting Idol, I was the first-ever in-house Creative Director at Citadel, a multi-strategy global hedge. While there, I was tasked with developing brand systems and elevated visual aesthetics which included redesigning sites for Citadel and Citadel Securities — the hedge fund and the market maker, respectively.
Prior to that, I led the award-winning redesign of Acura.com as a Creative Director at Razorfish. I developed the entire UI & UX for a fan-centric music app as Head of Product Design at Music Impacts. I've even created interactive experiences, social campaigns, and Super Bowl TV spots for Toyota, as an ACD at Saatchi LA. But it was working on Nike, first at R/GA in New York and then at AKQA in San Francisco, where I really began my creative journey.
All of this wouldn't have been possible, had I not been introduced to Photoshop and Flash in the Commercial Art class I took back in high school.
Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn, view my work on Dribbble, follow me on Twitter, or reach me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Idol – Co-Founder / Director of Design
Citadel – Creative Director, Brand
Thesis Couture – Advisor
Razorfish – Interactive Creative Director
Music Impacts – Head of Product Design
David&Goliath – Interactive Creative Director
Saatchi & Saatchi – Associate Creative Director
AQKA – Senior Designer
R/GA – Visual Designer
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Cannes Lion, Webby Award, FWA Site of the Day, Clio, One Show, Awwwards Site of the Day, FWA Mobile Site of the Day, Bees Award, Pixel Award, IAC Best in Show, IAC Best Automotive Website, IAC Outstanding Integrated Campaign, Applied Arts, IAB MIXX Awards.