My name is Marcus, an art director born in Singapore & raised on long-plays, sitcoms and old Pokémon games. Now I’m in New York, into framed art prints, into youtube documentaries, into childhood hobbies I can’t seem to drop, in a food insider video I don’t remember signing a waiver for, and in too deep making Mischief.

Here’s a list of other stuff I’m into.
Reach out at
marcuslimso@gmail.com︎, or ︎


︎︎︎Art director; June 2022 – Present
︎︎︎Junior Art Director; Aug 2021 – Jun 2022

︎︎︎Intern, Art Direction; Singapore; 2019

︎︎︎Intern, Creative; 2018, 2014

Grey Digital
︎︎︎ Intern, Copy; Singapore; 2015


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

School of Visual Arts
︎︎︎BFA Advertising; 2018 – 2021
Silas H. Rhodes Scholarship
Henry Wolf Scholarship
School of Visual Arts Rhodes Family Award
Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Singapore Polytechnic
︎︎︎Associate Degree Diploma in Visual Communication & Media Design; 2012 – 2015
Big Ups


︎︎︎ Silver, Small Budget Brand Activation Marketing

Effie Awards
︎︎︎ Bronze, Simply Spiked Juicy Calls, New Product or Service Line Extension


London International Awards
︎︎︎ 2023 Creative LIAisons Mentee


Young Shits
︎︎︎ The Shit that won, WeWork Where You Work, June-July

The One Show
︎︎︎ Shortlist, Netflix Lucifer Cash in On Sin, Direct: Physical Items

The Webby Awards︎︎︎ Webby Winner, Netflix Lucifer Cash in On Sin, Social - Television & Film
︎︎︎ Honoree; Netflix Lucifer Cash in On Sin, Advertising, Media & PR - Best Launch


ADC Young Ones
︎︎︎ Bronze Cube, Roomba Works On This Too; Advertising, Out of Home

Graphis New Talent Annual
︎︎︎ Silver, Nike Hoopboxes; Advertising
︎︎︎ Silver, Napkin Novels; Advertising
︎︎︎ Honorable Mention, Roomba Works On This Too; Advertising
︎︎︎ Honorable Mention, Doritos Flamin’ Hot; Advertising
︎︎︎ Honorable Mention, Seventh Generation Recycled Posters; Advertising
︎︎︎ Honorable Mention, Biased To The Truth; Design


D&AD New Blood
︎︎︎ Wood Pencil, Napkin Novels; Penguin

One Show Young Ones
︎︎︎ Gold, DeTours; Experiential

ADC Young Ones
︎︎︎ Silver Cube, Napkin Novels; Design for Good - Advertising

New York Festivals
︎︎︎ Bronze, Napkin Novels; Positive World Impact
︎︎︎ Bronze, Biased To The Truth; Avant-Garde/Innovative
︎︎︎ Bronze, Biased To The Truth; Public Relations
︎︎︎ Finalist, Napkin Novels; Direct & Collateral
︎︎︎ Shortlist, Biased To The Truth; Direct & Collateral
︎︎︎ Shortlist, Biased To The Truth; Positive World Impact


One Show Young Ones
︎︎︎ Gold, Biased To The Truth; Integrated
︎︎︎ Silver, Biased To The Truth; Experiential
︎︎︎ Bronze, Biased To The Truth; Print
︎︎︎ Merit, Cruise Tunes; Experiential

ADC Young Ones
︎︎︎ Bronze Cube, Headlines Fired; Design for Good - Integrated

New York Festivals
︎︎︎ Bronze, Headlines Fired; Positive World Impact
︎︎︎ Finalist, Headlines Fired; Avant Garde/Innovative
︎︎︎ Finalist, Headlines Fired; Direct & Collateral
︎︎︎ Shortlist, Headlines Fired; Digital/Mobile

Graphis New Talent
︎︎︎ Platinum, Small Problem; Advertising
︎︎︎ Gold, The Grave Label; Advertising
︎︎︎ Gold, Terminal 5; Design
︎︎︎ Silver, Foot Dryer; Advertising
︎︎︎ Honorable Mention, Good Food; Advertising


Crowbar Awards
︎︎︎ Silver, Conversations; Print
︎︎︎ Bronze, Conversations; Art Direction
︎︎︎ Bronze, Foot Dryer; Print
︎︎︎ Bronze, Foot Dryer; Art Direction
︎︎︎ Bronze, Small Problem; Print
︎︎︎ Finalist, The Grave Label; Direct

Graphis New Talent
︎︎︎ Silver, Conversations; Advertising

Young Shits
︎︎︎ The Shortlisted Shit, Unscrollable; July/Netflix


Crowbar Awards
︎︎︎ Gold, We’re Sorry We’re Real; 24 Hour Advertising Challenge

Spikes Asia
︎︎︎ Young Creative Academy

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