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My name is Marcus 👋🏻, and I'm an art director (I can write too– kind of) from Singapore, about to graduate from the School Of Visual Arts’ Advertising Program in New York, New York 🍎.

My earliest memories of ‘advertising’ were those old Cadbury commercials, when nine-year old me realized someone could have a little fun for a living. Fast forward nineteen odd years and I’m living in the Big Apple, still hungry for a bite.

Oh, I’m also a shiba uncle 🐕, a long-play aficionado and a fan of trippy visuals.




Let’s Get Physical 🕺🏻

+1 (718) 316 8968 (United States)
marcuslimso@gmail.com

︎,︎
Field Experience 🗄

Freelance Art Director
︎︎︎ —; 2020

Creative Intern (Art Direction)
︎︎︎ BBDO Singapore; 2019
︎︎︎ Goodfellas; 2018, 2014

Singapore Armed Forces
︎︎︎HQ 9DIV/INF; 2016 – 2018

Creative Intern (Copy)
︎︎︎ Grey Digital; 2015




My Dojos 🎓

BFA Advertising (Honors)
︎︎︎School of Visual Arts; 2018 – 2021
︎SVA Junior Portfolio 5.0/5.0
︎Silas H. Rhodes Scholarship (2018 – 2021)
︎Henry Wolf Scholarship (2019, 2020)
︎2018/FA - Term Honors
︎2019/SP - High Term Honors
︎2019/FA - Term Honors
︎2020/SP - High Term Honors
︎2021/FA - High Term Honors
︎GPA: 3.97

Diploma in Visual Communication & Media Design
︎︎︎Singapore Polytechnic; 2012 – 2015




My Stash 🏆

The One Show
︎︎︎ 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze, 1 Merit; 2020

ADC
︎︎︎ 1 Bronze Cube; 2020

New York Festivals
︎︎︎ 1 Bronze, 2 Finalists, 1 Shortlist; 2020

Graphis New Talent
︎︎︎ 1 Platinum, 2 Golds, 1 Silver, 1 Honorable Mention; 2020
︎︎︎ 1 Silver; 2019

Young Shits
︎︎︎ 1 Shortlisted Shit; 2019

Crowbar Awards
︎︎︎ 1 Silver, 4 Bronzes, 1 Finalist; 2019
︎︎︎ 1 Gold; 2014

Spikes Asia
︎︎︎ Young Creative Academy; 2014




Extra, Extra! 🗞

GDUSA Students to Watch 2021
Singapore Polytechnic Wins the 24 Hour Advertising Challenge
© MarcusLimSO 2021