Johann Wolf is not afraid to get his hands dirty making something gorgeous.
He has served as executive creative director at agencies like Saatchi, Bates, Leo Burnett, Ogilvy, Acht and more and has lead global campaign initiatives for many of the world’s most prestigious brands. Now focused on futurism that improves the human experience, Wolf ideates transmedia campaigns, image films, VR, AR, experiential and immersive projects globally.
His career began in 1987 in Paris as a photographer for fashion, advertising and celebrity. He enjoyed the golden age of photography; assisting, producing and being mentored by luminaries such as Annie Liebowitz, Peggy Sirota, Anton Corbijn, Christopher Griffith, Michael Childers and many more.
As a commercial filmmaker, Johann founded Radioaktivefilm, Spacemonkey, and The Department of Wow, producing and directing over 400 commercials, PSAs and music videos including multi-spot campaigns for global brands in all categories.
Johann Wolf sees inspiration as the essential energy powering all creative endeavor and a uniquely self-generating fuel source: things born of inspiration always inspire others. A keen observer of human behavior and psychology, he believes the future of brand communication is non-interruptive and invitation based and that people should be rewarded for their time and attention. Fascinated by technology and how it shapes culture, he finds balance with a philosophy that prioritizes the human experience. His approach to ideation uses meditation and lucid dreaming to retrieve information from the idea field. Whatever the medium he strives to elevate brand-to-human dialog via strategic creative problem solving, unique ideation, insightful direction and impeccable production of compelling sensory experiences.
Johann Wolf lives the country life in Ojai California and travels world-wide for assignments. He is the father of a super-genius daughter, who’s creative talent he nurtures, so that she can push the future paradigm even further.