1.4 Jury Profile – Julian Katz


Director of Production

Mother USA

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Julian joined Mother USA as Director of Production in 2017, overseeing all production out of their offices in New York and Los Angeles. Prior to joining Mother, Julian worked at agencies in New York, San Francisco and Boston including BBDO, BBH, Modernista! and TBWA\Chiat\Day.

Over a 22-year career, Julian has produced countless TV commercials, as well as branded content pieces such as Sandy Hook Promise “Evan” (one of the most-awarded works of advertising in the world in 2017), The Gamekillers MTV series for Axe, and the Titanium Lion and GRANDY-Winning “Oasis Dig Out Your Soul – In The Streets” for Warner Brothers and NYC & Company. His work has received top honors at the Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show, AICP, AICP Next, the Webby Awards, the ANDY Awards and many other festivals.

Julian studied Illustration at Rhode Island School of Design. He lives with his wife, three daughters and a new puppy in Brooklyn.

What preoccupies you most at present?
Three school-age daughters and a new puppy, mostly.