Gib Marquardt

Gib Marquardt

Co-Chief Creative Officer at at Avrett Free Ginsberg
New York, United States


Gib, as in “BIG” spelled backwards. Big thinker. Big brand-builder. Big heart. Also, a big-time believer in the power of words and ideas to shape and transform brands. Gib started his career at JWT Chicago, creating award-winning work for clients ranging from Kellogg’s Cereals to Miller Beer to Motorola Flip Phones. At McCann New York he helped usher in a new era of creative focus for Mastercard, Lucent Technologies, United Way, and AT&T. At AFG&, his wit and warmth can be felt across the agency portfolio.


executive creative director
Avrett Free Ginsberg
United States
2014 - Present (3 years 10 months)
SVP, group creative director
New York, United States
1995 - 2013 (18 years)
Intel, Lucent Technologies, AT&T, Salomon Smith Barney, MasterCard, Rolling Rock, Johnson & Johnson, Bacardi, Burger King, United Way, Applebee's, Dentyne, Verizon, HP, Nestle, United States Postal Service.
writer/creative director
Chicago, United States
1988 - 1995 (7 years)
Motorola, Kellogg's, Oscar Mayer, 7-Eleven, Miller Brewing Co., Sherwin-Williams, National Dairy Board, Quaker Oats, Gerber Baby Products.


Bachelor of Arts (BA), English Composition/Creative Writing - Mass Communication/Media Studies

Denison University
1981 - 1985 (4 years)

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