Dylan Schwartz is a multifaceted creative talent, deftly navigating roles as a Creative Director, Photographer, Director, and Technologist. Gifted with a unique skill set and marked by exceptional creative and brand leadership, he persistently pushes the limits of creativity. Dylan excels in merging the realms of art and technology, delivering consistently exceptional results.
As founder of kissd, Dylan leverages his vast experience gained from his prior roles as VP, Director of Creative & Content at MullenLowe LA. There, he catalyzed transformative change for Acura and Patron, serving as both Creative Director and Content Director. Dylan's adept leadership has propelled kissd beyond the automotive industry, carving out a significant presence in the aerospace sector with groundbreaking work for clients like SpaceX and Stratolaunch.
During his time as an Art Director at Chiat/Day/LA, he broke new ground in collaboration with Apple and Nissan, by creating the world's first iAd, presented by Steve Jobs himself at WWDC 2010. The inventive "Gas-Powered Everything" campaign earned many accolades including a Cannes Lion, a Clio, and a place among AdWeek's top 10 commercials of the year.
As Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi, Dylan created the world's first social car configurator. The "Collaborator," a joint effort with Google and Toyota, drew significant media attention from the New York Times and Fast Company, and was presented at Google I/O in 2012. Dylan also spearheaded a colossal, multi-year project for the complete redesign of Toyota.com.
Dylan's rich and varied commercial and advertising portfolio boasts work for industry leaders including Acura, Toyota, Sony, Google, YouTube, HBO, Nissan, Coldplay, Patron, Interscope Records, Capitol Records, Tim Burton, Infiniti, Scion, Activision, FOX, Warner Bros., Harley-Davidson, SpaceX, Stratolaunch, Honda, Adidas, Nike, Jaguar, Land Rover, and Apple.
Dylan also commands recognition as an artist and photographer. His work, featured in prestigious platforms such as TIME Magazine, The New York Times, Vulture, Hypebeast, Highsnobiety, and Colossal, has also been displayed in esteemed galleries and museums including LACMA, The Guggenheim Gallery, and MCA Denver. His role as a Sony Cameras brand ambassador and his personal photography has garnered him a robust social media following of over 83k.
Dylan's career has been punctuated with a host of awards and recognition, with accolades from Cannes Lion, One Show, Clio, D&AD, Addys, ComArts, Webbys, New York Times, Fast Company, and AdAge, among others.