The Mimic Octopus is a swimming WTF. As the name suggests, it can mimic any number of sea creatures. It can dive into
a hole and make its tentacles look like a sea snake. It can splay out and swim to look like a poisonous lionfish. It can even
look like a furry turkey with legs, because why not?

Here's the part where we make it about us. Just like the mimic octopus, we pride ourselves on adapting to anything that's
thrown our way in order to solve the problem at hand. Each client is different, each assignment is different, so we, too,
have to be different. Always smart and strategic, but different.

This adaptability has helped us work with some immensely talented people to make everything from low budget integrated
campaigns to Super Bowl spots while crafting award winning comedy and more emotional fare for both small clients and the
biggest in the world.

Our style is not having a style. And just like the mimic octopus, we enjoy shellfish.

Two Cannes Lions, New York Festival Gold, National Gold Addy, Webbys (Winner and 5 Shortlists),
Clios Digital Shortlist, Gold Effie, Web Marketing Association Award, Detroit Creative Awards,
2 Time FWA Site of the Day and "2003 Christmas Card of the Year" - Creativity Magazine.

Our work has been written about in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, AdAge, Lurzers Archive,
Creative Review, Mashable, Buzz Feed, The Step Inside Design Annual, OUT, Advocate, Contagious, Shoot,
Brandweek, BestAdsOnTV, Screen, Fast Company CoCreate, Business Insider, Funny Commercials World,
AdFreak, Creativity Online and has even sparked debate on ESPN's SportsCenter.

We've worked on Skittles, Starburst, Milky Way, Oreo, Wheat Thins, Hanes, Timberland, Experian, Discover Card, Geico, 
Stoli, Chevy, New York Knicks, AMC television network, Optimum Cable, Chips Ahoy, Ritz Crackers, Juicy Fruit, Combos, 
LifeSavers, McDonald's, State Farm, VW, Budweiser, Bud Light,, Sierra Mist, Aquafina, The Field Museum, 
Breyers, Temptations Cat Treats, The William Jefferson Clinton Foundation, The Ad Council GED Initiative and
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Initiative, The Chicago International Film Festival, KFC, Taco Bell, Coors Light, 
Keystone Light, Coors Banquet, Motorola, Ziploc, Off!, Raid, Shout Wipes, Pledge, South Beach Diet, Recycle Chicago, 
Glade and AAA. 


Alex Zamiar

Martin Agency /Creative Director/ Associate Creative Director / Fall 2014 - Present
DDB Chicago /Creative Director/ Associate Creative Director / Summer 2007 - Fall 2014
FCB Chicago /  Art Director  / Spring 2004 - Summer 2007
DDB Chicago / Art Director  / 2003
Eric Mower & Associates Rochester / Intern / 2001 & 2002
Mad Dogs & Englishmen / Intern / Summer 2001
Publicis Hal Riney Chicago / Intern / Summer 2000

Syracuse University, Newhouse School of Communications / 1998-2002
B.S. Advertising, Fashion Design, Social Theory

University of Chicago Laboratory School / 1994-1998

Second City Training Center / 2005-2006

Northwestern University Advertising Portfolio Professor 2011- 2014
Chicago Children’s Museum Metropolitan Board – Marketing Chair
Art Institute of Chicago Modern Wing – Young Modern Host Committee  


Martin Agency / Creative Director/ Associate Creative Director / Fall 2014 - Present
DDB Chicago/ Creative Director/ Associate Creative Director / Summer 2007 - Fall 2014
FCB Chicago / Copywriter / Spring 2005 - Summer 2007
Mark Russel & Associates Syracuse / Jr. Copywriter / Spring 2003 - Spring 2005
Design Works Syracuse / Part-time Jr. Copywriter / Summer - Fall 2001
Eric Mower & Associates Rochester / Intern / Spring 2002
Xceed Inc. NYC / Intern / Spring 2000

Syracuse University, Newhouse School of Communications / 1998-2002
B.S. Advertising, Minor Psychology
Studied in London / Fall 2000

School of the Visual Arts / Spring 2003

Second City Training Center / 2005 – 2007
Graduated from writing program and produced a sketch comedy show

I.O. Training Center / 2008 Talk Show and Sitcom Writing
Improv Levels 1 & 2

McSweeney's published
Northwestern University Advertising Portfolio Professor / 2010 - 2014
Green-Wood Cemetery Cartographer 1999 – Present