A Creative Alchemist possessing the overactive imagination of a toddler on acid and the technical prowess of a benevolent mad scientist, Nick Agderian is a decorated Creative Director that is compelled to seek out then break dance upon the edge of what’s possible.

Possessing a bottomless toolbox and rare combination of award winning Art Director slash recognized Writer has proven vital in conceiving and executing award-winning campaigns that have helped define integrated marketing for clients like Burger King, Dr Pepper, Microsoft, Xerox and ESPN.

That boundless creativity coupled with extensive knowledge of the production process topped off with the ability to sell a client their own house have been the foundation of Nick’s leadership skills. Whether leading an army of one or one hundred, he feeds that creative vision that touches every step of the process from conception to completion and every point in between.

He buys into the theory that creative is the currency that allows a shop to grow. And proof lies within the now well established offices of VML NY and Clickfire Media which he helped grow from small teams into large globally recognized agencies.

He can write, direct, produce, edit, animate, then write the music. It seems the only thing Nick Agderian can’t do is write in the first person. At which, I am getting better.

Tale of the Tape:

Hometown: Kansas City, KS

Current Town: New York City

Cougar Town: Not as funny as it could be.

Schooling: Kansas State University, Upright Citizens Brigade, and the muhfuckin’ streets.

Shirt Size: Hipster Large (Big Ass Medium)

Height: Basketball Playing Hobbit

Weight: In space… We all weigh the same.

Reach: Don’t worry, I’ll connect.

Allergies: None


What is Agdaar?

It’s a nickname I received from a teacher in high school that was trying to illustrate a point about tribes and making a play on my last name, Agderian.  He pointed at me and said, “The Agdaar tribe.” That name has followed me through high school, college and in some places throughout my professional life.  There are some people out there that think that is my real name.  I’ve actually received checks that are made out to AGDAAR.  If only I had the ego of Prince, Sting or Madonna (says the guy that made a site called agdaar.com that does nothing but talk about him).




Verizon // Google Pixel Unboxing

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Starwood Tribute // Why You’re Here

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WNYC // Brand Refresh Campaign

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The Streets Are Talking…   Brilliant! #nycmetro #nsa #wnyc A photo posted …

Heineken // MLS Partnership Announce Intro

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CFM Holiday Card Trailer

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Animation Reel

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Take the Crown

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Garden of Ghosts

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Something Beautiful

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Click 3X Holiday Teaser

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Our good people at Digitas asked us to help them concept and …

2013 Reel

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Roxy – Dare Yourself

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When you have a fan base that is willing to swim with …


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For 2012’s holiday card, we wanted to create a bigger experience and …


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In 2008, I was asked to create a compelling motion graphics piece …

Social Adoption

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One main problems dog shelters face is funding.  The funding problem creates …

Gecko Ventriloquist

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This project made me realize that Techsploitation was kinda of a real …

AT&T Flick Kick

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To celebrate the NCAA national championship for AT&T, BBDO came to us …

Shred Sled 2K12

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Let’s be real, sledding is dangerous. My buddy Beckley busted his lip …

Sailor Jerry Ink View App

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Sailor Jerry was, first and foremost, a man.  A man that created …

Daffy’s Birthday Candle

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Daffy’s turned 50 before they eventually died a very public death.  Luckily, …

Hostess Snackisodes

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Sure, Twinkies are not exactly health food. And since the company has …

Go Turtle Go

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If you have a child or were one at some point, you …

Geico Brostache

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Let me first say that by press time of this post, the …

Make the Switch

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Jenny-O makes Turkey Burgers, okay?  Jenny-O wants New Yorkers to stop eating …

The Scrolls of Spartacus

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Funny story.  I had never seen the show before the pitch started. …

Gene Marcus: Studio Whisperer

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Headroom Digital Audio came to us and said simply, “We want to …

Rover Evology

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There was a hot minute where mobile hotspot where the day’s special …

Mariah Carey’s Lollipop Bling

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Our brief for this project was literally a poster of Mariah Carey …

Man Vs Food Challenge

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The Scripps Network which owns the Travel Channel had some promo money …

ESPN College Gameday

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What started as a simple site design turned into a ground breaking …

Give It a Ponder

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We know that Aristotle had a thick one.  Sigmund Freud frequently stroked his …

2008 Reel

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The first thing you should know is that I have become hopelessly …

Office Depot Racing

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2009 was an exciting year for Tony Stewart.  Not only did he …

Survival of the Smartest dot com

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With the economy on everyone’s minds, Office Depot decided to create a …

Xerox presents Frugal Color

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It started as a healthy creative shootout at Y&R for Xerox’s new …

Seek the Silver Surfer

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To celebrate the release of Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, …

Smirnoff Raw Tea Partay

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Smirnoff was doing a roll out of their new Raw Iced Tea …

The Apprentice Season 3

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The third season of NBC’s The Apprentice kicked off with a season …

There’s More To It.

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Then Y&R ECD Matt Eastwood stopped me in the hallway and asked …

MSN presents Reality Fame

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In 2005, MSN was ready to release it’s ninth version of MSN …

Have It Your Way Nation

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Remember when forums were for CERN lab workers and dungeons and dragons? …

2002 College Reel

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