Laura Wimer, Creative Director
For the past 13 years, I have only worked for independent ad shops. Nothing against bigger agencies, but I just love the entrepreneurial spirit of independently run businesses.
I've been an art director in my own head since I was a kid: I watched my dad start and run a magazine and loved the way work gets put together. As an adult I've led creative teams to create and elevate a wide array of brands and branding: fashion, video games, men's shaving, beauty, airlines, wine, and more.
I am currently a Creative Director at Mekanism, and the creative lead of the Mek Seattle office. I oversee the business for Alaska Airlines and method home. For Alaska, we’ve ushered the evolution of the brand through its merger with Virgin America; our recent work for method—“There’s good inside”—was celebrated as an editor’s pick for both Adweek and Ad Age. As a leader I love elevating design and design systems, working with brands that stand for good, and elevating diverse creative voices.
There are 11 disco balls in my living room. When the sun comes into my house in the morning it lights up the entire space in a crazy way: bouncing light, coffee, and Blossom Dearie is as close to a morning meditation as I get, but it fuels me.
Past & Present Clients Include:
method home, Cupcake Wine, Charles Schwab, Nordstrom, Alaska Airlines, Virgin America, Stila Cosmetics, CVS/Pharmacy, Old Navy, Starbucks, Dollar Shave Club, Activision, THQ, Too Faced Cosmetics
2019 Webby Award, Honoree - method home
2019 Effie Finalist, Transportation - Alaska Airlines
2019 OBIE OOH, Finalist - method home
2019 Editor’s pick on AdWeek - Alaska Airlines
2018 Effie Bronze, Finance - Charles Schwab
2018 Tribeca Film Festival Short Film Premiere - Chloe
2018 Editor’s pick on Creativity - method home
2014 Communication Arts Fresh - Standard Time
2014 Ad Age Small Agency of the Year West, Silver
2013 Ad Age Small Agency of the Year, Gold (1-10)