About me

As Chief Creative Officer of GREY Midwest, Adam oversees all aspects of the creative output. His diverse background in film, tv and game development has helped him navigate the ad industry with dimensionality and award winning innovative work in Cannes, OneShow, Creativepool, Effies, Digiday, Webbys and more.

Prior to GREY Midwest, Adam has had an interesting career starting in the mail room at The William Morris Agency in NY before heading west as a production assistant in the art department on films like Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Thank You for Smoking. And then shadowed an interior decorator for a year before starting his career in Advertising in 2006 at Grey NY where he worked on campaigns for Tanqueray, Captain Morgan, Pringles and Hugo Boss to name a few.

He had a short stent a Rapp for a year to work on Mercedes-Benz before returning back to GREY NY in 2009. 

In 2010 Adam took on the role as Creative Director for a small agency called Crossborders. After a year into the job with a series of new business wins as well as making a successful iPhone game in 2011 the agency joined forces with a small agency in Utah called RAIN. 

In 2013 Adam joined McgarryBowen to run Verizon's Branded Entertainment business where he got the opportunity to work with Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and Christian Siriano and co-run the Maserati account after winning the business. Before heading to the then POSSIBLE now GREY Midwest, Adam and his creative partner aligned Verizon and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develop the first game that allows anyone with a mobile phone to defend the Earth from real asteroids which debuted on the Cannes Lions Innovation Stage in 2015.

At his core, Adam is an artist, skater and snowboarder who just so happens to work in advertising.

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Annual 2021 BronzeOld Dude Skate CrewIllustration Annual 2022 ShortlistCareless Bears NFT CollectiblesIllustration Annual 2021 ShortlistWorld's First Interactive Super Bowl CommercialWave Annual 2019 JudgeAdvertising: Digital Annual 2023 JudgeWave
Top 25 Executive Creative Director Project featured:The Most Undisruptive Radio Ads - Febreze
on 24th July 2020
Project featured:Old Dude Skate Crew
on 18th January 2021
Project featured:World's First Interactive Super Bowl Commercial
on 16th March 2021
Project featured:Careless Bears NFT Collectibles
on 5th November 2021
Project featured:AuGHOSTus Challenge
on 5th November 2022
Project featured:House of Flavor by McCormick
on 5th September 2023
Project featured:Reprogrammed
on 18th January 2024
Project featured:Hoffman, Hoffman, Hoffman & Hoffman
on 27th June 2024

Adam Kahn / Kahncept has been a Contributor since 25th November 2015.

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