John Kistner / Remote Freelance Advertising Copywriter & Creative Director

John Kistner / Remote Freelance Advertising Copywriter & Creative Director

Holiday Gift Card

We were asked to promote the first holiday gift card for Starbucks. What I love most about this series is the simplicity and my hand with the art direction. The art director wanted to try something with coffee rings and as I watched him sketch these random rings, I noticed one kind of looked like a crescent moon and so I drew in Santa and his reindeer over the top of the coffee rings. Then I sketched out a snow globe, then a snowman. We were done in a matter of 15 minutes. A thrilling burst of collaboration that never gets old. While I’m not an art director, I love being visual inspired.


  • Role Creative Director & Copywriter

  • For Starbucks

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