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Traci Carroll

VP & Creative Director, Worldwide Creative Advertising

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, USA // Traci Carroll began her creative career in Atlanta, Georgia working for the Atlanta Regional Commission, a community-focused government agency, where she created number of award-winning corporate communications pieces and annual reports. While in Atlanta she also served on the Board of Directors for IMAGE Film and Video Center (now called Atlanta 360), producer of the Atlanta Film Festival and the largest independent media arts organization in the Southeast.

A life-long fan of movies from low-budget indie and cult to studio blockbusters, her work with IMAGE inspired a move to Los Angeles in the summer 2000. She quit her job, sold her house and packed up a 10-foot U-Haul with the goal of landing a job at a movie studio. In November of 2000 she began her 17-year career with Warner Bros. starting as a Creative Manager in Theatrical Catalog and Family Animation and working her way up to her current position as Vice President, Creative Advertising at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

In her various positions at Warner Bros, Carroll has led the creative direction on the key art, packaging and advertising for Theatrical New Release, Theatrical Catalog and Animated movies including The LEGO Batman Movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Blade Runner (2012 Gold Clio), The Stanley Kubrick Masterpiece Collection (2015 Gold Clio) as well as The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film franchises. She has worked on the script-to-shelf development for a number of original animated movies, with major characters and brands such as Scooby-Doo, Tom & Jerry and DC Comics as well as original live-action movies based on key Warner Bros. franchises such as The Lost Boys, A Cinderella Story and Watchmen.

Carroll Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a BFA in Graphic Design.

In her personal life she enjoys trips to Italy with her husband Jim, Grand Prix races, gardening and playing with her inexhaustible kittens Milo and Penelope.