Richard Gorodecky is the Executive Creative Director and co-founder of Amsterdam Worldwide. He has spent over 18 years creating film, print, branded content, digital, social media, events, publishing and design for some of the world’s biggest brands including Nike, Chevrolet, Intel, Feadship, Electronic Arts, Sony, Panasonic, Gore-Tex, Harvey Nichols, BBC, Onitsuka Tiger and Pernod Ricard. 

He is above all, a writer, but his career has included art direction, graphic design, and selling bagels out of a basket in Portobello Market.

He has won loads of shiny awards, including a Gold Lion at Cannes, a Grand Prix at Eurobest and a Silver Effie. Nice things have been written about him in various books and magazines. 

He's a fanatical outdoorsman and fly fisherman, and his stories on the pursuit of fish and adventure have appeared in obscure publications that few people read.

He is the owner of The Quiet Farm - a store dedicated promoting the great outdoors and the simple pleasures in life that are, these days, all too easily overlooked undervalued or simply forgotten.  

He likes to think of himself as a creative entrepreneur and believes that his best is yet to come.

Experience


Executive Creative Director 
Amsterdam Worldwide  July 2008 - Present 

Executive Creative Director
Strawberry Frog  June 2007 - June 2008
(rebranded as Amsterdam Worldwide in 2009)

Curator / Owner
The Quiet Farm  January 2012 - Present

Copywriter / Associate Creative Director
Wieden & Kennedy Amst.  July 1999 - April 2007

Freelance Art Director / Copywriter  1997 - 1999

Graphic Designer / Creative Director / Owner
Vivid Eye  1995 - 1997

Bullshit Artist
Until 1995

Awards


Epica Awards. Bronze. Publication design. 2013
Short Of The Week Awards. Best branded. 2012
Contagious Magazine. Most Contagious Video 2011Eurobest. Bronze. Publication. 2011
One Show. Bronze. Interactive. 2011
Creative Review. The Annual. 2011
Eurobest. Grand Prix. Design 2010
Cannes. Gold Lion. Design. 2010
Cannes. Shortlist x5. 2010
EFFIE. Silver. 2010
Art Directors Club NY. Silver. Interactive. 2010
Creative Review. The Annual. 2010
Tomorrow Awards. Shortlist. 2010
Art Directors Club NL. Silver. Integrated. 2010
Art Directors Club NL. Shortlist. Art Direction. 2010
One Show. Merit. Design. 2010
Communicator Award. Gold. Integrated. 2010
Communicator Award. Silver. Film/Animation. 2010
Communicator Award. Gold Integrated. 2010
Eurobest. Bronze. Social Media. 2009
The Mobius Award. Best In Show. New Media. 2009
The Mobius Award. First Place. Social Media. 2009
Meribel. Cyber Crystal for Viral Marketing. 2009
Media & Marketing Awards. Winner. Integrated. 2009
Art Directors Club NL. Silver. Integrated. 2009
The Webby Awards. Honoree. Integrated. 2009
International Automobile Advertising. Grand Prix. 2009
Meribel. Cyber Crystal. 2008
Eurobest. Bronze. Interactive. 2008
The Dutch Design Awards. Winner. 2008
Cannes. Titanium. Short list. 2008
The Webby Awards. Honoree. Branded Content. 2008
Creative Review. The Annual. 2008
Cannes. Short list. Film. 2006
Cannes. Short list. Film. 2004
Epica Awards. 2004
Creative Review. The Annual. 2003
Art Directors Club. Bronze. Print. 2003
Art Directors Club. Bronze. Print. 2002
Art Directors Club. Bronze. Print. 2001