NEW YORK, USA // Casey Rand is a Group Creative Director at Droga5 in NYC, where she tries to hide her Canadian accent. She spent her early 20s in Ontario getting her business degree from Queen's University, her mid-20s in Virginia getting her Master's in Communications from VCU, and most of her 30s wondering why she didn't go to film school.
Casey started her advertising career as a copywriter at BBDO, working on brands like AT&T, Starbucks, and HBO. After a short stint at Silver & Partners, where she learned to wear many hats, including creative director and janitor, she landed at D5, where she's worked on everything from Under Armour to The Clinton Foundation to The YMCA and more.
Her work has won many of the awards that are habitually listed in biographies, including Cannes Lions, One Show Pencils, D&AD Pencils, Webbys, Effies, Emmys and the infamous Richmond Cannonball. In 2015, her "Equal Payback Project" won the inaugural Gold Glass Lion at Cannes. And in 2018, she was named one of AdWeek's 18 Most Culturally Influential Creative Leaders.
When she's not making ads, Casey writes humor pieces for The New Yorker's Shouts & Murmurs, McSweeney's, and Reductress. In 2009, she co-authored “People Who Deserve It,” a book about punching people in the face. Ancestry.com says she's 49% Polish, 33% Romanian, and 18% Greyhound.