BIOGRAPHY...So far

Frank Anselmo began his career at BBDO New York where his unconventional thinking garnered every prestigious, global award during a ten year stint working on numerous hi-profile brands. Working alongside creative legends: Gerry Graf, Eric Silver & David Lubars, Anselmo rose to Creative Director and is credited for winning BBDO's 1st One Show Gold Pencil in history for a non-TV idea. Frank has since been hired by over 75 top companies in the world including Apple and is responsible for ideas that have won high-profile new business pitches like the $180 million Liberty Mutual account. 

More impressive than winning Best of Show, Pencils, Lions and Clios for his own ideas, Anselmo is a rare breed of creative leader who cemented his place in history–leading more young creatives to globally awarded work the past twelve years–than anyone in history. On the side Frank founded his own “Unconventional Advertising” college program at SVA that’s globally recognized as “The Most Awarded Ad Class In History” after his class single-handedly won more One Show Pencils, Clio Statues & ADC Cubes than any entire ad school in the world for 12 years-strong. Anselmo was honored by Graphis with the very first Platinum Instructor Award and in 2018 The One Show ranked him #1 most awarded CD/Professor in the world.

Frank’s natural leadership skills and passionate ability to mentor, motivate, and inspire creatives to innovative work has landed his young creatives at Weiden+Kennedy/Portland, Google, Droga5, Disney, Apple, etc. Other career highlights include working on the last official John Lennon music video and having his work featured on Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People In Business” issue.

AWARDS: 

  • THE ONE SHOW Multiple Gold, Silver & Bronze Pencils

    CLIOS Multiple Gold, Silver & Bronze Statues

    CANNES Gold & Silver Lions

    ART DIRECTORS CLUB Multiple Gold, Silver & Bronze Cubes 

    ANDYS  Multiple Gold, Silver & Bronze Andys

    D&AD Multiple Silvers

    GRAPHIS Multiple Platinum, Gold & Silver Winners

    CANNES YOUNG LIONS Competition Winner

    ADC YOUNG GUNS Inducted

    GRAPHIS Winner of the first Platinum Instructor Award

  • NEW YORK FESTIVALS: BEST OF SHOW

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS/WORKSHOPS:

  • THE  APPLE STORE, SOHO NYC: Speaker/Director of Unconventional Advertising presentation

  • THE ONE CLUB'S EDUCATION SUMMIT: Speaker/Presentation Director

  • WILLEM DE KOONING ACADEMIE, NETHERLANDS: Director of the Unconventional Advertising week-long workshop

  • ART DIRECTORS CLUB, NYC: Instructor/Director of pre-college advertising workshop

  • PROMAX BDA CONFERENCE: Speaker/Director of Unconventional Advertising presentation

AWARD SHOW JUDGE: 

  • ART DIRECTORS CLUB

  • THE AICP

  • ADC YOUNG GUNS

  • THE ADDYS

  • YOUNG GUNS AWARDS (AUSTRALIA)