Tim Galles

Tim Galles

Chief Idea Officer at Barkley
New York, United States


Tim leads strategy and creative throughout the agency, working with the strategy, business, digital, contact, social and innovation teams to build a bridge between strategic insights and creative actions. He has a passion for inventing unique ideas that go beyond traditional and nontraditional definitions. Prior to Barkley, Tim worked at Leo Burnett and J. Walter Thompson where he launched the “Let’s Fix Dinner” initiative for Nestlé’s Stouffer’s brand and several rebranding efforts for Kimberly-Clark’s Huggies, Kleenex and Pull-Ups. He has experience working with brands such as HSBC, Microsoft, Reebok, GM, Energizer, GMC, Christian Dior and AT&T.

Sector Experience


Chief Idea Officer
Kansas City, United States
September 2010 - Present (7 years 2 months)
Connecting creative, strategy, innovation and engagement as we imagine and create the biggest possible future for brands.
Creative Director
New York, United States
2008 - 2010 (2 years)
Fast and furious. Launching brand ideas and campaigns for Kimberly-Clark and Nestlé. Pitching, winning and producing multiple global Microsoft campaigns.
Creative Director
Dearborn, United States
2007 - 2008 (1 year)
Creative Director of Integration. Connecting ideas and people between multiple agencies (JWT, Y&R, Ogilvy and Wunderman) and disciplines on Ford.
Creative Director
Chicago, United States
2006 - 2007 (1 year)
Cadillac, Pontiac, Goodwrench and the first social economy, Friends With Benefits.


Advertising + Design Program

School of Visual Arts, New York

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