Creative / Director



LARRY ZIEGELMAN was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He grew up on a steady diet of television, movies and comic books. Ever since childhood he couldn’t decide whether he wanted to be an artist or a doctor. So, he settled on advertising. 

He started in advertising in 1992 and spent the largest chunk of that time at DDB Chicago where he did some of his finest work. His awards for his Super Bowl work include a Cannes Bronze Lion, two Cannes Finalist Certificates, the Yahoo! Big Idea Award, the London International Festival, and Adweek’s Best Commercials of February.

Larry's love for creating narratives (albeit only 30 seconds) was what inspired him to try his hand at filmmaking. He started directing award-winning short films that have played throughout the United States and the world. His work has been featured at festivals such as Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, and Dances With Films to name a few. 

Larry resides in Chicago and is hoping to continue both of his passions: creating incredible ad campaigns and hopefully directing them as well!


DDB Chicago
Associate Creative Director
September 1997- February 2010
Created commercials, print, out-of-home, internet, viral and 360 executions for McDonald’s, 
Dell, Anheuser-Busch, State Farm, Wrigley Gum, Morton Salt and LensCrafters.

Arian, Lowe and Travis, Chicago
Art Director
December 1994-August 1997
Created print, TV, out-of-home and collateral for Spring Air, Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants, 
Platinum Technologies and American Hawaiian Cruises.

Arian, Lowe and Travis, Chicago
Freelance Art Director
September 1994-December 1994

Washington University, St. Louis Missouri
BFA in Graphic Communication, Emphasis in Art Direction

Cannes Lion
Cannes Shortlist
London International
Ad Age Best of February
Yahoo Big Idea Award
Communication Arts Advertising Annual
Print Design Annual
New York Art Director’s Annual
Chicago Show
Chicago Hugo Awards for Directing
Clio Finalist