About

I was born and raised in Detroit. I spent some time in Chicago, and I've recently made my way down to Kansas City.

 
 
 

Kyle Gracey

Hey there. I'm an ACD at VML on the Gatorade team. I'm 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.

 

 
 

Resume

Experience

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

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

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

Doner 
Creative Intern — 2010
Southfield, MI

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

Education

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

Accolades

2017
AAF National Gold Addy
AAF-KC Gold Addy
2x AAF-KC Silver Addy
Silver Clio - Sports
Bronze Clio - Sports

2015
2x Emmy Nomination (Single Outstanding Commercial)

2011
Bronze Telly Award
Art Directors Club National Merit
AAF Addy Student Gold
"D" Show Award

2010
AAF Addy Student Gold
"D" Show Award

2007
Scholastics National Gold
Scholastics American Vision Award (Best of Show)