Sean Burns

Executive Creative Director, VML

Sean is an award-winning, multidisciplinary creative director with 20 plus-years in the business.

He was part of the creative resurgence of Grey Advertising, working on and managing such blue chip accounts as Canon, Diageo (Crown Royal, Tanqueray, Captain Morgan), Masterfoods (Starburst, Skittles and Twix), Ally Bank, and numerous P&G businesses.  He also ran the Aquafresh global business, Olive Garden and the UPMC health system accounts.
Before joining VML, he ran the Kmart account at FCB Chicago penning the now famous “Ship Your Pants” as well as the viral “Jingle Joes” spots.

Sean has received numerous creative awards including Cannes Lions, Effies, Addy and Andy Awards and New York Festival awards. He also taught and was a cohort at the Chicago Portfolio School.

Sean loves travel and is an avid hiker and climber, having summited Aconcagua, Mt. Kilimanjaro and several peaks in the Cascades.

Student Advertising Career Conference 2017, Speaker

Last Updated: September 2017