Sure, art directors don’t usually merit a separate post on this site, but an interesting backstory, specifically that of a rocker-turned-ad guy, can change things rather quickly. Though he’s technically been in the industry for a few years now, Shaun Sundholm was once the frontman in the band The Deadlines, described on Allmusic.com as “darkwave garage rockers” who the site compares to Bauhaus, The Damned and The New York Dolls (sold us).
Anyhow, Sundholm played and toured with Deadlines for a few years up until 2002, when he shifted gears and immersed himself fully in design. After spending a handful of years as a designer at Wilson Sporting Goods, Sundholm headed to W+K and served as interactive AD/designer from 2007-2009 on accounts including Nike, Starbucks, Old Spice and Target. Now, after the spending the past year-and-a-half as an AD at McKinney, he’s taking a similar gig at fellow Durham, NC shop Baldwin& to work on existing accounts and new business. For kicks, check out the very Misfits-y Deadlines album cover below. Spooky.