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Biography of Jim Hallowes

A native of California, graduated from Escondido High School and with honors from the Art Center College of Design and was immediately hired by Doyle Dane Bernbach Advertising in New York as an art director.

While at DDB/NY, worked on major campaigns for Polaroid, Chivas Regal, Sony, Celanese, Continental Insurance, American Airlines, Volkswagen and Bulova Watches, and transferred to Doyle Dane Bernbach in Los Angeles where he was promoted to Vice President, Creative Supervisor.

As his career evolved, in addition to art directing, successfully began directing many of his own TV commercials for such clients as: Volkswagen, CareUnit and Paul Masson, among others. During his more than eight years at DDB/LA was responsible for the creative work on other accounts including the Southern California Gas Company, Tropicana Hotel/Casino, Western Airlines, Shinsei Toys, Celestial Seasonings Herb Teas, Teledyne Water Pik, General Telephone, 20th Century Fox, and Porsche/Audi.

Jim has been a member of the Directors Guild of America since 1984.

Left Doyle Dane Bernbach after 13 years and has in the past few years worked on campaigns for The Autry Museum, Subaru, Stone Mountain Park, CareUnit, Mitsubishi Motors, Zacky Farms, Cypress Gardens, Dolly Parton's “Dollywood” and “Dolly's Splash Country.” The Selective Service, Trimark Interactive, L.A.P.D., Lady Luck Hotel/Casino, Physician Finders, East Jefferson General Hospital, Calif. Dept. of Health Services, the Rabkin Eye Institute, Raging Waters, Wild Rivers, the Pete Wilson Campaigns, Rank Video Services of America, Mattel, HeadStart Computers, PDA Engineering, and many more.

Creative Director at KleinMickaelianPartners Advertising in Los Angeles, California since 1998.

Has also been an instructor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, teaching advertising and the making of television commercials.

Under contract from the Image Bank in New York, has traveled to Europe to film in Barcelona, Spain including the Olympic venues and other requested European locations. The footage has been used in national and international TV campaigns.

In recent years selected to judge the CableACE Awards (Awards for Cable Excellence). Also has been called upon to judge the New York Art Director's Show, ADDYs, Int'l. Broadcast and other advertising and broadcast award shows.

Over the years, Jim has been honored for his creative skills with many advertising awards including: Gold and Silver Pencils from the New York Art Directors Club, International Broadcast Awards, Best in the West Awards, Gold and Silver EFFIE Awards (N.Y. Ad Club's Award for Effectiveness), Clio Awards, six Belding Bowls, and recently a Gold ADDY for an East Jefferson General Hospital TV commercial he art directed, as well as directed, and a MOBIUS award for outstanding concept and execution for a series of commercials he created and directed for Pacific Bell for the Asian-American markets.

Jim has also been honored for work he's done for the Hispanic market including projects for IKEA, the California Department of Health Services, See's Candies, the Century Council and Caltrans.

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