Kristina Samsonova / Art Director

Kristina Samsonova / Art Director


Hello, I’m Kristina. I was born and raised in Russia. As a kid I was taught to love classic Russian literature but the only thing I loved about books was to draw doodles in it. I still love drawing but now I love books too. I get inspired by stories of other people and I want to tell my own stories one day. Other thing that I find inspiring is to live through new experiences and constantly learn something new. Sometimes I find myself learning the most random things, like soap making or the science of scent. My goal is to never stop learning, even when I'm 70, and even if it would just mean learning how to use future cellphone.

Places I’ve worked

McCann, New York — May 2018 - present
Saatchi & Saatchi, New York (internship) — Apr - June 2017
Grey, New York (internship) — Jan - Mar 2017
McCann, Stockholm (internship) — Oct - Dec 2016
360i, New York (internship) — June - Sep 2016


D&AD New Blood Academy, London — July 2017
Miami Ad School, San Francisco — Art Direction — 2015 - 2017


1 x D&AD New Blood — Yellow Pencil
1x Shorty Award - Silver
1 x Clio — Bronze (student)
2 x Cannes Future Lions — Shortlist
1 x ADC — Silver (student)
1 x New York Festivals — Bronze (student)
1 x Communication Arts — Shortlist (student)
1 x ADDY — Best of Show (student)
4 x ADDY — Gold (student)
1 x Creative Conscience — Bronze (student)
1 x Creative Conscience — Shortlist (student)
1 x Graphis Awards — Shortlist (student)
1 x YS — Finalist (student)

Selected Press

Ad Age, Adweek, Adweek, Adweek,
AgencySpy, Creative Review, The Drum,
Resume, Campaign, A Plus, Resumé, LBBonline


Judge — D&AD New Blood 2020
Judge — One Show Young Ones 2019