Hi. I’m Mira Kaddoura. Thanks for visiting my site.
I’m currently an independent Creative/Art Director working with both clients and agencies. Previously, I worked at Wieden+Kennedy for 10 years on brands such as Nike, Coca-Cola, Belvedere Vodka, Target and Travel Oregon. It’s been an incredible ride, and I’ve been lucky to work with some of the most talented writers, directors, photographers and artists in the business, many of whom I now call my friends.
Part problem solver, part therapist, part lover of all things design/art/film, I sell ideas for a living. Sometimes it means taking new or existing brands and making you care about them. Sometimes it means taking old brands no one gives a sh*t about and making them interesting again.
I was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and was raised between Toronto, Canada, and Beirut, Lebanon, which has always made me feel part of several worlds. After working on three continents (so far), I find it no big deal to hop to the other side of the globe for 48 hours. I speak a few languages, which helps when hopping so far and so much.
I graduated from AUB (American University of Beirut) in design and received a Master’s in mass communications from VCU Brandcenter in Richmond, VA.
My work has won international honors including TED Ads Worth Spreading, D&AD Yellow Pencil, Art Directors Club Awards, I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review, One Show Pencils and Finalists, Communication Arts Advertising Annual, Kelly Award, CLIO Award, Gold Effie, AWNY Best of Show, British Television Advertising Award, three Webbys and a few Gold Lions at Cannes.
I try, as much as I can, to share what I love about this thing I do for a living by giving talks. I keep what I hate about it to myself.
I fall in love with people who can make me laugh hysterically. And can party your socks off at a moment’s notice. Both things that keep you sane when you choose a life in advertising. If you meet me, you’ll find I have crazy hair that can dance almost as crazily as I do.