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Gary Holme grew up in Detroit but built his advertising career in Toronto. Holme has been an art director, creative director, and executive creative director for some of the world's best agencies, including Chiat/Day, Sapient Nitro, FCB, Publicis, Y&R and J. Walter Thompson.

As an accomplished artist and published illustrator, he has spent his career weaving creativity with commercial success on numerous award-winning brands and projects.

Holme is currently Director of Art & Content at Mass Minority Toronto. He oversees art & creative direction, writing, producing, brand design, video production, animation and digital content for clients across all platforms, channels, and media.

Gary Holme has been called many things ~ artist, cartoonist, illustrator and provocateur.

But never dull.




March 2017-Current
Director of Art & Content, Mass Minority, Toronto

May 2015-October 2016
SVP, Creative Director, McCannDetroit, Detroit

September 2014-May 2015 Freelance Creative Director, Various Agencies including Sensis, Los Angeles, California

May 2014-September 2014 Creative Director, Art Director, Artist, Storyteller, Narrator, Executive Producer, and RV Driver on “Going Holme”, a documentary film

October 2012-March 2014 Partner, Executive Creative Director and Chief Creative Officer, Dorsey | Holme Experience, Toronto 

July 2012-September 2012 Freelance Art Director, Creative Director, Various Agencies, Toronto

September 2010-July 2011
Co-Executive Creative Director, SapientNitro, Toronto

September 2005-July 2010 
Group Creative Director, Publicis Canada, Toronto

May 2002-August 2005 Creative Director, Young & Rubicam, Toronto

January 2000-April 2002 Executive Creative Director, Wolf Group, Toronto

March 1998-January 2000 Creative Director, Harrod&Mirlin/FCB Canada

March 1994-February 1998 Associate Creative Director, TBWA Chiat/Day, Toronto

September 1990-February 1994 Art Director, JWT Canada, Toronto

September 1983- June 1990 Art Director then Creative Director, JWT Recruitment, Los Angeles



And before all of that, I did tons of jobs, was even a member of The Seafarer’s International Union for two years.

But what has sustained me and inspired me my whole life, no matter where I worked, is art.