Icons, RockStars, & Innovators: Todd Triplett

What makes you a Rock Star?

You’re gaining momentum in your field and you’re on fire! Your hard work stands above the crowd and shines bright. By being engaged and curious, you are a producer of excellence.

Todd Triplett is a culturalist, creative director, writer, environmental advocate and founder, who has developed and led globally-recognized creative, experiential, branded-content and social campaigns for some of the world’s most respected companies including Vice, Apple, Beats By Dre, Revolt, YouTube, Ikea, Jaguar, Sprite, Ford and Remy Martin. His work is noted for organically melding insightful creative, culture and innovation. Most recently, Todd was tapped by Superfly to the lead creative for Sean “Diddy” Combs’ multi-city cultural conference, The Revolt Summit. Prior to that he served as the Global Creative Director – Brand Design for Beats By Dre | Apple, leading the brand’s internal creative teams in developing its overall global communications. Before joining Beats, and while maintaining creative strategist roles with both IKEA and Remy Martin, he created and led FREECANDY, a mixed-used arts and music venue in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn that emerged as one of the cities leading cultural outlets for emerging talent. FREECANDY is noted for being the first to discover and showcase the talents of renowned artists like SZA, Jidenna, Serpent with Feet, Kelsey Lu and many others. At the outset of his career, he was a key member of the team that received industry-wide accolades for the Sprite – Obey Your Thirst creative work. This series of campaigns was noted for seamlessly melding insightful cultural iconography with positive social messaging. Todd holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Howard University and Masters in Arts & Cultural management from Pratt Institute. When not focused on global creative domination, Todd loves to travel and hike with his wife Samantha and his young son Ever. In his down time he advocates and speaks on behalf of multi-cultural inclusion in our National Parks and Forests and other environmental concerns. 

Follow Todd on Instagram and Twitter @todd3t; find him on LinkedIn!

The ACNY Foundation is proud to recognize outstanding industry professionals, during our 3rd Annual Black History Month recognition series titled, “Icons, Rock Stars & Innovators”.

It is our way of shining the spotlight on exemplary talent, integral to the evolution and growth of the advertising industry. Each day during Black History Month we profile a selected “Icon, Rock Star & Innovator” across all our digital platforms. In addition, our partnership The Gradient & Mixed Company podcast, allows for our programming to further extend throughout the industry; introducing and promoting these luminaries to new audiences. Follow the series on InstagramFacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn!

Meet our illustrious lineup of “Icons, Rockstars, & Innovators” on February 26, 2020. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/31q13Pc

Take a peek at last year’s event.

P.S. Check out our other content from previous years

2019 – Online Exhibition

2019 – Icons, RockStars, & Innovators

2018 – Icons, RockStars, & Innovators


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