1.4 Jury Profile – Ryan Staake





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Ryan Staake is an American Director known for conceptually-interesting, technologically-driven videos and interactive experiences.

Recently, he gained worldwide attention for his Young Thug “Wyclef Jean” music video, in which the artist never showed up to set and Staake made the video about his absence, resulting in a meta-video about itself. It immediately went viral.

Staake has collaborated with world-class agencies on campaigns for forward thinking brands such as Adidas, Puma, Alexander Wang, Balenciaga, McIntosh, Scion, LIDL, Duolingo and Visa.

In past years, Staake worked as a Human Interface Designer at Apple in Cupertino, CA, contributing to the design of the iPhone, iPad and macOS on a team now run by Jonathan Ive.

What preoccupies you most at present?
Balancing current projects with treatments