Chad Verly is a Creative Director at Cramer-Krasselt, in charge of Ariens, Gravely and MotorGuide. At home he’s in charge of laundry, yard work and repairing the next thing to break in his 100-year-old house. He’s worked for all types of agencies, from tiny creative boutiques to massive global operations, all the while creating unexpected work for unassuming brands. A native Coloradan, he loves anything that takes him outdoors – cycling, fishing, snowboarding, or just laying around and watching the sky. Chad also goes by Dad to three photogenic and silly kids that have been teaching him more about life than he knows how to teach them.

You can reach him at chadverly@gmail.com

2018 – Present
VP Creative Director // Cramer-Krasselt Milwaukee

2013 – 2018
VP Creative Director // Energy BBDO
Windex, Drano, Raid, Ziploc, OFF, Alka-Seltzer Plus

2012 – 2013
Senior Art Director // Leo Burnett
Samsung, Coca-Cola, Greater Chicago Food Depository

2011 – 2012
Art Director // Wongdoody
Alaska Airlines, Western Governers University, VIZIO, Seattle International Film Festival

2009 – 2011
Art Director // Cramer-Krasselt
Corona, Porsche, Edward Jones, AirTran, Heinz, Crocs, Ad Council

2005 – 2009
Art Director // zig (formerly Hadrian's Wall)
Harvard Business Review, Extensis Suitcase, MagneCote, Tsingtao Beer, 
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Molson Canadian, National Geographic Channel, Playboy, 
Brookfield Zoo, Illinois Department of Public Health, Lithia

Internship // Villar-Rosàs, Barcelona
Nike, Dewar's, City of Barcelona

2003 – 2005
VCU Adcenter
M.S. Communications, Art Direction

1998 – 2002
University of Oregon
B.A. Journalism
Japanese Minor

Accolades: One Show Pencils, London International Awards, Addy Awards, Webbys, Epica Awards, Effie shortlists, Clio’s shortlist, Communication Arts Design Annual, Graphis Poster Annual Gold, Graphis Design Annual Gold, YouTube Ad of the Year, AdWeek Ad of the Day, Communication Arts Webpick of the Week, Creativity Magazine, AdCritic, Chicago American Advertising Awards, The Chicago Creative Club, The Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards, Two-time Fantasy Football Champion

Chicago Portfolio School Instructor
Photography, Illustration, Bookbinding
Bicycling, Snowboarding, Fishing, Dad-ing