Ron Ceballos
Ron Ceballos
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About

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I began my career in 2000, designing video game characters for Heavy Hammer Studios. I leveraged my design and animation skills and added interactive programming to become lead developer and senior designer for a small firm in New York. I handled clients like Harter and Steelcase. 

By 2005 I was freelancing to hone abilities mixing ideas with expert craftmanship. I lead projects from immersive film websites for Lincoln Mercury to music videos for Bono and Alicia Keys.

For my next full time stint at Grey NY in 2008, I reinvented myself as a hybrid art director and writer to run E*Trade digitally and Pantene globally, as VP ACD. During the election of that year, we created a passion piece titled "ObaMccain".  CNN invited me to discuss race in politics and this powerful image was seen by over 56 million people. During my tenure, I'd help win several years worth of new business such as Ketel One and Don Julio. I also won Grey's first FWA award for video games I created. My work for DirecTV and Canon became some of the agency's most famous work, garnering multiple Cannes Lions, Clios and industry chatter. 

Ron is pleasure to work with not only for his tireless enthusiasm, but also for his passion and out-of-the-box thinking. Over the years I have seen Ron create a number of ideas that push the envelope for not only his clients, but for the industry itself. I can sincerely say that on both a personal and professional level I enjoy working with Ron whenever I can.
— Ari Halper, Chief Creative Officer FCB New York

Riding this wave of success, I moved to 360i, where I led the Oreo account and created a new industry term deemed "real-time marketing" with my campaign, "The Daily Twist". The work won every major advertising award in the world, and set the stage for the infamous Super Bowl Lights Out tweet after I left.

Having proven myself a formidable creative personally, I set myself a new challenge and moved to LA to serve as Executive Creative Director for several agencies and instill all I learned into new generations of hungry talent.

Ron Ceballos is the best boss I have ever had in the creative field. To elaborate on that, he is the kind of person who expects nothing less than your best work. In return, Ron set up the kind of environment that allowed for ownership and autonomy. But most importantly, he never assigned a task he knew you couldn’t handle.
— Tim O'Connell, Creative Marketing Manager at Facebook
 
 

Awards /


Andy Awards
Cannes Lions
Clio Awards
Effie Awards
Facebook Studio Award
Grey Global Creative Council
The FWA
Jackson Hole Film Festival
The One Show
Online Focus - Creativity-Online
Seattle Film Festival
Webby Awards

 

Select brands /


Botox
Canon
Charles Schwab
DirecTV
Don Julio
E*Trade
Honda
Hot Wheels
Ketel One
Lincoln Mercury
NFL
Oreo
Paige Denim
Pantene