Creative Director Josh Combs Joins AKQA Portland to Work on Nike

By Erik Oster 

AKQA has hired Josh Combs as a creative director at its Portland office. He will work on the Nike account and report directly to group creative director Ginny Golden

“AKQA’s Portland office has seen some significant business growth in the last five years. Josh is a proven creative leader that will help us continue this momentum, delivering more worldclass work for our growing client list,” Golden said in a statement. “His passion for telling big brand stories in modern innovative ways is what makes him a perfect fit for AKQA.”

Combs joins AKQA from Fallon, where he has served as a creative director since March of 2014. Prior to that he spent two years in the same role at JWT, working out of the agency’s New York and Paris offices. Before joining JWT he spent four years as an associate creative director with kbs+, following art director roles with DiMassimo Goldstein, Berlin Cameron and Wexley School for Girls. Over the course of his career, his work has been recognized at Cannes Lions and The One Show, among others. 


“I’m excited to join the growing creative team here in Portland,” Combs said. “AKQA isn’t just looking to make another ad for the world to gloss over, it’s about much more than that. They’re creating a place where ideas, powered by innovation, can move brands forward. And I am looking forward to diving right in.”