Senior Art Director
McCann New York- United States
Kulika “Nickie” Thongton was born in Thailand but raised in Canada, San Francisco and North Carolina. A lifelong admirer of good design, she moved to New York City in 2014 to work with – and be inspired by – the best creative idea-makers in the world.
Her career started in filmmaking at a production house, where she produced and edited commercials and video content. Later, she honed her focus in order to work exclusively on advertising. Her obsession with detail and passion for great design served her well as an art director working at such acclaimed agencies as GSP (Goodby, Silverstein & Partners), Mullen Lowe and McCann.
Nickie has devised and executed work for an extensive top-tier client list that includes Chevy, HP, Sprint, Xfinity, Yahoo, eBay, Häagen-Dazs, Logitech, Pep Boys, HondaJet, Ulta, Verizon, Chick-fil-A, Microsoft and the U.S. Army. Across the span of an 8-year career, she’s been professionally recognized by The One Show, New York Festival, Cresta International Advertising Awards and Effie Awards. Her work has been featured in CNN, Forbes, ABC News, Time, The New York Post, Huffington Post, Wired magazine and many other publications.
Today, she continues her work at McCann New York for Microsoft and a stable of other clients. Off the clock, you’ll find her in Manhattan exploring culinary art, attending French class and trying to perfect her backhand swing on the tennis court.