Eric Houseknecht

Executive Creative DIrector, Seiden Advertising, USA

Eric got into advertising because a high school friend in Texas told him it was the closest one could get to Hollywood without having any real talent. Which of course turned out to be nonsense, but he likes telling that story anyway. His career as an art director/writer has taken him to the UK, France, and Hong Kong, picking up various awards at each stop along the way. Chiat/Day, Kirshenbaum + Partners, McCann, St. Lukes and Wooley Pau have all graciously tolerated his late morning starts and madman like behavior, for which he is really and truly grateful. Eric is currently ECD at Seiden Advertising (New York’s best kept secret).