Biography:

BEFORE I GOT INTO ADVERTISING...

I was serving with the Detroit Police Department when its funding and administration was taken over by the private corporation Omni Consumer Products. I was a mild-mannered family man, living with my wife Ellen and my son Jimmy. My psychological profile states that I was top of my class at the police academy and possessed a fierce sense of duty. I was partnered with Officer Anne Lewis, a veteran herself of Old Detroit.

We were on patrol when a gang hit a pharmaceutical company. They gave chase and after a rolling shootout, we chased the truck to an abandoned steel mill. As we split up to search for the them, I was captured by three gang members. They took turns firing their shotguns, shearing off my right arm and blasting holes in every part of my body. Amazingly, I was still alive and rushed to the emergency room, where the doctors tried in vain to keep me alive because of my stellar record and near-perfect psychological profile. Portions of my body were subsequently used to create the prototype RoboCop. 

And that's pretty much how I found myself in advertising.

Experience

FREELANCE ACD / AD

I'm available for freelance. Reach out if you're interested in connecting.

email: justindhargraves@gmail.com

cell: 402.680.7163

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ARGONAUT

HEAT

CAMP+KING

MONO

FCB SAN FRANCISCO

Will not swim with sharks.

Awards

2016 GOLD CLIO 2014 AICE BEST OF SAN FRANCISCO / 2013 ONE SHOW SILVER PENCIL, BRANDED CONTENT / NAPA FILM FESTIVAL FAVORITE DOCUMENTARY SHORT / 2013 CLIO SHORT LIST, BRANDED CONTENT / 2011 CANNES LIONS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CREATIVITY BRONZE LION, VIRAL MARKETING / 2011 CANNES LIONS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CREATIVITY BRONZE LION, INTERNET FILM SHORT LIST / 2011 CANNES LIONS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CREATIVITY TITANIUM-INTEGRATED SHORT LIST / 2011 CANNES LIONS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CREATIVITY DIGITALLY-LED CYBER SHORT LIST / 2011 CANNES LIONS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CREATIVITY ENTERTAINMENT AND LEISURE / 2012 ONE SHOW GOLD PENCIL, INTERACTIVE / 2012 CLIO AWARDS GOLD CLIO, FILM / 2012 EFFIE AWARDS GOLD EFFIE, LEISURE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES / 2012 EFFIE AWARDS GOLD EFFIE, INFLUENCERS / 2012 EFFIE AWARDS SILVER EFFIE, SOFTWARE / 2012 EFFIE AWARDS SILVER EFFIE, ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTING EVENTS / D&AD AWARDS IN BOOK / 2011 MI6 AWARDS OUTSTANDING OVERALL MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR, YOUR MOM HATES DEAD SPACE 2 2006 MINNEAPOLIS SHOW BRONZE PRINT, BANDAID 

Recognized By

LURZERS ARCHIVE CREATIVITY MAGAZINE / COMMUNICATION ARTS CREATIVITY ONLINE / HUFFINGTON POST / PRINT MAGAZINE / ADWEEK /ADAGE / ADRANTS / MSNBC / NY TIMES / NEW YORK MAGAZINE / APPROVAL MATRIX (BRILLIANT, LOW BROW QUADRANT) / LA TIMES / LA WEEKLY / CNN MASHABLE / ADSOFTHEWORLD.COM / AGENCYSPY / KOTAKU

Best Award Ever

An unpaid and unsolicited shout out from Adult Swim.

Will not work with sharks.

Clients

Education

HULU / PANDORA XBOX ONE / XBOX PLATFORM / LEVIS  / GOOGLE / YOUTUBE / EA / CREDITKARMA.COM / SCHARFFEN BERGER / HERSHEY / KIKKOMAN / PG&E / DEL MONTE / CAPITAL ONE / BACARDI / DEL TACO / KING888 ENERGY DRINKS / QUALCOM / HOMEWOOD SUITES / TACO BELL / YONEX TENNIS / BPM FINANCIAL SERVICES / SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE / CALIFORNIA DENTAL ARTS / MYTHIC PAINT / MILLER LIGHT

STREETS OF OAKLAND California / 2007-current / Gang Member

BRAINCO SCHOOL OF ADVERTISING Minneapolis, MN / 2005-2007 / Art Director

WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY Winona, MN / 1999-2004 / BA Mass Comm & Advertising