Hi, there. My name is Erik Spooner. I'm a creative leader skilled in designing strategies, stories, products and experiences, and inspiring the teams that create them. 


Currently I collaborate with a team of great journalists, marketers and designers at Ad Age, where we chronicle the advertising and marketing industry. Our products include a daily grind of news at AdAge.com, our bi-weekly print magazine, video products, an industry research datacenter and live events. You should check them out. Recently, we did a little facelift with our friends at OCD, the Original Champions of Design. I hope you like it.


Before Ad Age, I designed for digital start-ups and consumer media brands such as Discover, UsWeekly, RollingStone, Life&Style, InTouch, and many more. My digital work also included development, design and content strategy for consumer brands in the pharmaceutical, food and dining, health and travel categories.

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Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, I moved to Brooklyn in 2002 to pursue my undergraduate degree at Pratt Institute. With some work and a lot of luck, I landed a job in magazines at a time when the industry was still basking in its golden era. Things have changed a lot since then, but it remains just as engaging and fun as it ever was.   

In addition to my work, I obsess over the media and creative industries, design, photography and all things Berlin—a place I spent a year of my life after undergrad, and that I like to return to whenever I can.

If you have a project you'd like to discuss together, I hope you'll say hello.