Brendan's exceptional talent as an art director and designer is matched in equal measure by the astounding speed with which he works his creative magic. He is able to cut to the heart of manner strategically in way that is rare. He is also a joy to work with. There's is no one I'd rather be in the trenches with.
Karen Howe / Founder, Creative Director / The Township
Brendan is an extremely talented Art Director, but what sets him apart is his thinking, his ability to drill down to the root of a problem and develop creative solutions. He has been a great addition to the department, being able to both work independently on a challenge, but also a reliable contributor in group efforts like pitches and RFPs. Combine all this with a great attitude and you have a wonderful colleague you want to work with. In an industry where chemistry is so critical to creativity, collaboration and the final product, Brendan fits.
Rob Rathke / VP, Integrated Operations / Match Marketing
Conceptually, Brendan is a big-picture thinker who's comfortable tackling any creative challenge. But he's also skilled at crafting the details, right down to the last pixel, with the eye of a seasoned art director. He's funny, he's collaborative, he's easygoing, and he's a wicked cook. What more can you ask for?
David Houghton / Creative Director / Y&R
Brendan has been one of the strongest people I have worked with in the past decade. Not only is he one of the nicest people in the planet, he's also extremely good at learning, adapting and upgrading his skill set. Brendan was able to conceive and run several major programs on his own, but was also an incredible team player when the need arose.
Ignacio Oreamuno / Executive Director / Art Directors Club (New York)
Brendan's passion for advertising, and his dedication to the young people learning is remarkable. He’s thoughtful, encouraging, and collaborative.
Brendan earns top marks in my book.
Joe Musicco / Creative Director / Bensimon Byrne
If I had to list the reasons why I think the Humber Creative Advertising BA program is successful, I would put Brendan Watson near the top of that list. A whole lot of our students owe him big time. Brendan is smart, talented, funny, widely curious, incredibly generous with his time, and most of all he really cares about helping people succeed, and it shows. And gets results.
Richard Bingham / Professor / Humber College