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: strategically driven, digitally integrated, creative branding ideas

for Fortune 500 and regional brands, with global marketing and in-house agencies, managing Creative/Digital teams of 17+


Freelance Creative Director

WiNK! | St. Louis | May 2017 – Present

Brands: Best Buy, Burger King, Rawlings, Kimberly Clark, General Mills, Sara Lee, Hardee’s

VP Creative Director

BMG | St. Louis | Mar 2016 – Apr 2017

Brands: Automotive Industry

Marketing Creative Director|In-House

Learfield Communications | Jefferson City, MO | Mar 2014 – Mar 2015

Brands: Brownfield Ag News, Learfield State News

VP Executive Creative Director

Adamson | St. Louis, MO | Aug 2002 – Nov 2007

Brands: Hardee’s, Shoe Carnival, Save-A-Lot, MO Lottery, Logan’s Roadhouse, Sara Lee

VP Creative Director

McCann | Minneapolis | Aug 1997 – Mar 2002

Brands: Burger King, General Mills, Kmart, ShopNBC, Kimberly Clark

Previously engaged at: BBDO | D’Arcy | Bozell | Best Buy

Brands: Pork. The Other White Meat, Valvoline, Amoco/BP, Budget Rent a Car, Weber Grills

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

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