Harsh Kapadia

Harsh Kapadia

Executive Creative Director at VMLY&R
New York, United States

About me

After globe trotting across four continents, Harsh is the Executive Creative Director for VMLY&R New York. While he has been an ad guy for over ten years, he fell in love with it when he was 5 years old. According to his folks, mealtime, playtime or just about any time came to a standstill when the commercial breaks came on. He was transfixed. And has been since. With a career that’s spanned over four continents, the best agencies and the most exciting brands, Harsh continues to be smitten to this day. Maybe that’s what drives him so hard to keep on creating. Harsh has earned several creative awards from major advertising shows across the globe, including Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Spikes Asia and many more. Former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, has also praised his work. He has had the honor to judge shows such as Cannes, ADC, New York Festival and serves on the D&AD Impact Council. Harsh has been lucky enough to build and lead teams of some of the most passionate people to help build global brands. Moving around the world, Harsh goes by the philosophy that the mix of cultures and curiosity to learn more always leads to a great ideas and believes in the application of technology to ideas and ideas to technology, and that a big idea can make far more than a great ad or an experience.


Executive Creative Director
London, United Kingdom
January 2018 - Present (4 years)
Senior Creative
New York, United States
September 2011 - November 2013 (2 years 2 months)
Art director
Mumbai, India
2003 - 2005 (2 years)


Masters in Communication Design

2006 - 2008 (2 years)

Bachelors in Commerce and Economics

Advanced Diploma in Advertising and Marketing

Other professional activities

PHNX Tribute, Paris

Awards Jury Member

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