inspiration architect | creative director

Executive Creative Director Futurist | Ideator Inspiration Architect

“My mission is to help kickstart Utopia. I’m going to start by creating magnificent human experiences that inspire people.”

Johann Wolf is very curious.

A global creative director who is focused on human storytelling through video and experience design. Wolf activates a wide variety of media projects globally including transmedia campaigns, commercial film production, and immersive VR / AR  projects. He has served as executive creative director at Saatchi, Bates, Leo Burnett, Ogilvy and other ad agencies, working with top brands.

Wolf builds creative media relationships between people, cultures and organizations by investigating the source and architecture of inspiration. He views inspiration as the common source of all creative endeavor and is fascinated by how it functions as a self-generating fuel source. Inspiring things created from inspiration inspire others.  An astute observer of human behavior and  psychology, he designs and creates unique and magnificent human experiences. A futuristic ideator, he inspires brand communications that evolve the conversation always keeping the human being a priority.  He elevates brand-to-human dialog through unique concepts, strategic creative problem solving, innovative presentation, insightful direction and impeccable production of compelling sensory experiences and meaningful media communications.

His career began in 1987 as a photographer in Paris, for advertising, celebrity and fashion. He enjoyed the golden age of photography by assisting, producing and being mentored by luminaries such as Annie Liebowitz, Peggy Sirota, Michael Childers, Anton Corbijn and many more. As a filmmaker, Wolf has produced and directed over 400 commercials, PSAs and music videos including multi-spot campaigns for global brands in all categories. As an agency CD he has mounted global campaign initiatives for many of the world’s most prestigious brands.

Johann Wolf lives in Ojai California and travels for assignments. He is the father of a super-genius daughter, who’s talent he nurtures, so that she can push the future paradigm even further.