Mark  Wildenhaus

Creative Director





“I found Mark a pleasure to work with. He was  very open to a collaborative working relationship and maintained a calm, even keel even when under the intense pressures and revisions that are part  and parcel of retail.  I never saw him lose his cool, even under extreme duress.  Plus, he's a great guy!”

– Myrna Reiss,  Marketing Director,

  Shoe Carnival

"Mark can come up with concepts & ideas on  the spot while juggling many other projects at the same time. He has raw creativity with a good mix  of flexibility. With any turn of concept or deadline, Mark responds with a good attitude and a focus  on delivering a product that will work best for the client."

– Scott Whitaker,  Partner,  90º West   

"Mark has an innate ability to define the project goal in a way that makes me feel like I am a part of a shared vision."

Steve Hicks,  Graphic Designer

“Working with Mark is like being in a jazz combo.”

Peter Barg,  Executive Producer,  Z Animation

Mark Wildenhaus | Creative Director | Brand & Digital Marketing ideas


Delivering digitally integrated branding campaigns for Fortune 500

and local brands, at global marketing and in-house agencies,

managing Creative/Digital teams of 15+

VP Creative Director | BMG | STL                                                     2016 - 2017

Developing strategically-driven, integrated branding campaigns for the automotive industry; managing Creative & Production teams in developing & delivering campaigns across all channels: digital, video, radio, print

Marketing Creative Director | Learfield | Jefferson City              2014 - 2015

Working in-house for the Brownfield Ag News and Learfield State News brands; managing Creative and Digital teams, developing integrated digital branding campaigns and delivering across all channels: digital, video, radio, print

Brand Marketing Creative Director | WiNK! | USA                           2008 - 2016

Working with individual clients, ad agencies, PR firms and production studios under the guise of Wildenhaus Ink. Winning ADDY Best in Show, Judges Choice, Peoples Choice, 8 GOLD Awards

VP Executive Creative Director | Adamson | STL                        2002 - 2007

Transforming a B2B into a B2C agency by winning 5 new business pitches:

Shoe Carnival,  Save-A-Lot,  Logan’s Roadhouse,  St. Luke’s,  MO Lottery

Growing the agency staff from 29 to 50+. Managing a Creative team of 18

VP Creative Director | McCann | Minneapolis                               1997 - 2002

Winning the Burger King pitch by focusing on folks crazy for the Whopper.

Successfully launching new products and a Network:

General Mills Frosted Mini-Chex & Sunrise Organic, ShopNBC Network

Creative Director | Best Buy | Minneapolis                                     1996 -1997

In-House Experience: Creating Best Buy’s first integrated branding campaign by bringing five separate teams together to speak

as one unified brand voice

(broadcast, digital, in-store, print, internal communications)

RESULTS: BBY stock rose 595%, becoming the #1 US stock 2 years in a row

Previously engaged at:  BBDO | Bozell | D’Arcy | Chicago

AWARDS:  International Advertising Festival, TELLY,  Mobius,

International Film Festival,  OBIE,  Adweek Best of Months,

D'Arcy Worldwide Campaign of the Year  

ADDY: National, Best in Show, GOLD, Judges Choice

Mark Wildenhaus  

Creative Director


Marketing and Advertising, Marketing, Advertising, Creative Direction, Social Media, Art Direction, Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Logo Design, Integrated Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Creative Strategy, Digital Marketing, Digital Media, Web Design, Branding, Copywriting, Digital Strategy, Marketing Strategy, Strategy, Corporate Branding, Graphic Design, Corporate Identity, Idea Generation, Brand Development, Interactive Advertising, Interactive Marketing, New Business Development, New Media, Search Engine Ranking, SEM, SEO, Visual Identity, Corporate Branding, Marketing Communications, Branding & Identity, Concept Development, Online Advertising, Social Networking, Interactivity, User Experience, Mobile Marketing, Interaction Design, B2B, Typography, Television, Video Production, Video, Digital Media, Social Media, Video Editing, Final Cut Pro, Broadcast, Post Production, Photography