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Erik Spooner

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Erik Spooner is the creative lead for marketing focused on brand at RoundGlass. As an entrepreneurial creative leader with more than 15 years of experience in the media, entertainment and technology industries, he directs creative strategy and high-performance brand and design teams to make award-winning products, experiences, content and images that grow businesses, support strategic pivots, engage audiences and earn critical acclaim.

Previously, Erik was creative director for Ad Age, where he oversaw the trade media brand’s 2017 redesign and rebranding effort. He is a board member with ArtW, City Limits and The CBYX Alumni Association, where he chairs the alumni stories project.

Formerly a member of the board committee for students with the Society of Publication Designers; previously consulted or contributed to a number of consumer magazines including: Rolling Stone, The New York Observer, Us Weekly, InTouch, Life&Style, and many others; has also been art or design director for Discover (overseeing the 30th anniversary redesign) and Elmore magazine; was Creative Director for Nomad, a digital content agency that created digital products for brands in the lifestyle and pharmaceutical markets, as well as an array of mobile content campaigns; other clients have included Teachers College at Columbia University, Time Warner Book Group (now Hachette), and Hammock Inc.

BFA, Pratt Institute; MBA, Berlin School for Creative Leadership, Steinbeis University Berlin (in progress, expected graduation 2022).