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As an economics major at Harvard University, Tim Coleman was on the fast track for a Wall Street career. But after basketball season ended, the 6-foot-8-inch Crimsons center found himself with time on his hands and signed up for art classes. Photography and graphic design changed his mind about his future, pushing him toward an advertising career.

“I like the idea of creating something that people enjoy and making some connection with the majority of the population,” he says about advertising’s appeal.

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