Josh Leutz

Executive Creative Director / Writer


I’m an independent Creative Director & Writer available for consulting, select projects and casual conversation.

I was Executive Creative Director at Carmichael Lynch in Minneapolis. During this time, I recast and rebuilt the department, ultimately managing 30-plus human beings – an eclectic mix of talented people adept at ideas of all shapes and sizes. We could talk accounts (Heineken, H&R Block, etc.), new business wins, results, The Work, awards, process, presentation and whatnot but, that was my favorite part, working with them.

I was also VP / Creative Director at the Martin Agency in Richmond, VA, where I oversaw global work on the Microsoft Cloud as well as iconic Mondelez brands, Chips Ahoy! and Ritz Crackers.

While in the Bay Area at Butler Shine Stern & Partners, I was Creative Director on Priceline, Google, Roku, Mission Foods and Sunrun Solar. I also wrote a new global brand platform for BMW MINI and did a lot of pitching. A lot of pitching.

And at McKinney in Durham, NC, we created a big, sprawling 30-episode content series, the Unstoppable Tour, for EAS Sports Nutrition.

I've worked at other places too -- with lots of good people. I’ve won some shiny things. It’s been a good ride. 

I love soccer (Dutch soccer), film, art, trail running and modern bohemian architecture (it’s a thing). I live in Minneapolis with Molly, Mae, Ruud and two small dogs.

Thank you and good day. / 734 255 5260