Cat Hyland

Cat Hyland (Scully)

Executive Creative Director at Swift Agency
Portland, United States

About me

As Executive Creative Director at Swift, I’m responsible for creative excellence across all accounts, leading a magical team who craft diverse, global campaigns for some of the world’s most innovative brands, including Starbucks, Google, adidas, YouTube, and Nest. I like it.

Sector Experience


Directeur de création groupe
Portland, United States
April 2018 - Present (9 months)
Swift is a creative agency for a social world. Creating smart work since 2006, we deliver campaigns that get results. Our current clients include Starbucks, Google, adidas, and YouTube.
Group Creative Director
Portland, United States
May 2015 - April 2018 (2 years 11 months)
Developed creative strategy and managed Creative Directors across YouTube, Starbucks, Google Made with Code, PayPal, and Nest client groups.

Creative Director
Portland, United States
March 2014 - May 2015 (1 year 2 months)
Created integrated campaigns for the Starbucks and Frappuccino business. Developed big ideas and translated them across the digital/social ecosystem, from site to social media to display to mobile.
Associate Creative Director
Portland, United States
January 2013 - March 2014 (1 year 2 months)
Led creative efforts for Starbucks, Teavana, Evolution Fresh, and Frappuccino.
Sr. Writer
Chicago, United States
June 2007 - July 2012 (5 years 1 month)
Lead writer on integrated campaigns for United Airlines, Burger King, Motorola, HP, Craftsman, Sears, and Blue Cross & Blue Shield.
Writer Intern
Art Institute of Chicago
United States
April 2005 - January 2006 (9 months)
Crafted communication pieces for major institution openings and events, including the acclaimed Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre exhibition.


BA in Communication & Media

2001 - 2006 (5 years)

Other professional activities

Awards Jury Member

June 2018 - Present (7 months)


April 2018 - Present (9 months)
A new initiative from female-founded Swift agency and 17 local organizations that promote and practice gender equality. The 6-month goal-getting program pairs small teams of women on the rise with dedicated female mentors.

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