Award-winning designer
and brand strategist

I help businesses, big and small, increase sales and revenue by helping gain deeper insights into their audiences through strategy, planning, and delivering impactful design solutions.

WHEN YOU ASK “WHY?”, IT MEANS THERE’S SOMETHING UNKNOWN AND MYSTERY BREEDS FASCINATION.
- JD Gargano

JD Gargano is an award-winning creative director and brand strategist, instructor and speaker who has worked on several projects for clients like Google, Skype, KidzBop, MIT, short film and commercial work for legendary filmmaker and director, Bob Giraldi as well as on-air and off-air broadcast work for stations across the country like WGN America, MTV, PIX11, WSFL, and DC50. He has been in the broadcast industry for the last 10 years and has helped successfully relaunch and rebrand several network stations and helped launch original programming. Currently, he is the Creative Director for Captivate Network where he oversees the network creative and leads the Captivate | Studio team to help deliver high quality content for Captivate's clients.

JD Gargano awards

Awards

2019

Hermes Creative Award - Platinum
Awarded for Electronic Media: Marketing (Service) - The Power of Captivate (Elevator Experiment)
Hermes Creative Award - Platinum
Awarded for Electronic Media: Marketing (Product) - The Power of Captivate (Elevator Experiment)
Hermes Creative Award - Gold
Print Media - Captivate Brand Book

2018

Hermes Creative Award - Gold
Awarded for Marketing (Service) - 2017 Captivate Ad Sales Sizzle reel
Hermes Creative Award - Gold
Awarded for Marketing (Product) - 2017 Captivate Ad Sales Sizzle reel

2017

MarCom Award - Gold
Awarded in the Strategic Communications | Marketing/Promotion Campaign | Self Promotion category - Captivate Bring Life to Work – Digital Video Ads
MarCom Award - Gold
Awarded in the Strategic Communications | Media Kit | Marketing/Promotion category - Captivate Video Media Kit

2013

Emmy Award Winner
Promotion Image Spot - Sounds of New York
Emmy Award Winner
Promotion Single Spot/Campaign - New York Mets Image Campaign

2012

Emmy Award Winner
Graphics - WDCW Serious Fun Re-brand Graphics package
Emmy Award Winner
Graphics Animation - WDCW Serious Fun Re-brand Graphics package
PromaxBDA - Bronze
General Branding/Image - WDCW Serious Fun Re-brand Graphics package

JD Gargano speaking at How Design Live 2019

Speaking Engagements

2020

American Marketing Association
Experience Design for Digital Out-of-Home

2019

How Design Live - Chigago
Marketing Design for New Media