Joshua Rowe

Creative Director, Bitcoin enthusiast, and Hacker in Los Angeles, California, United States

Joshua Rowe

Creative Director, Bitcoin enthusiast, and Hacker in Los Angeles, California, United States

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I'm a Creative Director from Australia living in Los Angeles. I've been coming up with ideas for interactive things since the first dotcom era.I've written code and copy. Designed web sites, games and mobile apps. Even the odd short film and a few TV spots.I grew up on the Gold Coast surfing, skating and writing the occasional BASIC program on my VIC–20. At University I started studying engineering and graduated in design. Most importantly my de facto home, the computer graphics lab exposed me to the web.Whilst working in architecture in the 90s I designed and coded my way to a role with Deepend, founded by Simon Waterfall. I led the creative team as a Design technologist and helped Deepend Sydney win their first One Show Interactive award. As Head of Digital for Emery Frost Design my work was published in the 10th Communicaton Arts Interactive Annual. I joined NetX as a Creative Director in 2006, Australia’s largest independent interactive agency, providing a transition to an advertising focused environment.I worked with M&C; Saatchi for 5 years. The highlight was creating the award winning Build with Chrome for Google, the 4th most awarded digital work worldwide in 2013. I joined R/GA in Sydney to help establish the office. I transferred to R/GA San Francisco and most recently worked as a Creative Director on the Nike Innovation team.My work has been recognised by D&AD;, Cannes Lions, The One Show, The Webby Awards, CLIO, Caples, Adfest, AWARD, ADMA and The FWA.
  • Work
    • R/GA
  • Education
    • Queensland University of Technology
    • Griffith University