I was born and raised in Detroit. I spent a while in Chicago, then made my way down to Kansas City.


Kyle Gracey

Hey there. I'm a Creative Director at VML on the Gatorade team. I'm considered the creative lead on social, which just means I get to manage most of the day-to-day creative on G's twitter, instagram and facebook, when I'm not jumping in on bigger campaign work. It also means I've gotten good at spraying athletes in the face with bottles of "sweat".

Outside of work, I'm a bit of an adrenaline junkie. I like to race motorcyclesfly airplanes upside down, and take helicopters to the top of mountains, then snowboard down them in stupid costumes.

When I'm feeling ambitious, I tap into my inner-geek to design & help build education software that helps mentors track the progress of their students.





VML (Current) 
Creative Director — August 2018 to Present
Associate Creative Director — May 2016 to August 2018
Kansas City, MO

Ogilvy & Mather 
Associate Creative Director — May 2014 to May 2016
Art Director — September 2011 to May 2014
Chicago, IL

Jr. Creative — January 2011 to September 2011
Bloomfield, MI

Creative Intern — 2010
Southfield, MI

The Barbarian Group 
Creative Intern — 2010
New York, New York


The College for Creative Studies 
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Advertising Design


2018 Cannes Lions
Silver Lion
Bronze Lion (x3)
Shortlist (x9)

2018 Clio Awards
Gold Clio (x2)
Silver Clio (x2)
Bronze Clio

2018 AAF ADDY Awards
AAF-KC Gold Addy
AAF-KC Silver Addy

2017 Cannes Lions

2017 Clio Awards
Silver Clio
Bronze Clio

2017 AAF ADDY Awards
National Gold Addy
AAF-KC Gold Addy
AAF-KC Silver Addy (x2)

2015 Emmy Awards
Emmy Nomination — Single Outstanding Commercial (x2)

School (2007-2011)
Art Directors Club National Merit
AAF Addy Student Gold (x2)
"D" Show Award (x2)
Bronze Telly Award
Scholastics National Gold
Scholastics American Vision Award (Best of Show)