TODD RIDDLE is an award-winning writer, art director, and creative director whose work has been seen in books, articles, and trade journals all around the world. He has spear-headed many advertising campaigns on numerous major brands across every medium - receiving medals at Cannes, Clio’s, The One Show, WEBBY’s, ATHENA’s and EFFIE’s. His work has been featured in CA, ARCHIVE, AICP, MOMA, The Art Director’s Club, D&AD, Creativity, The FWA, Cool Hunting, and he has been a Kelly Finalist 4 times. Two of the commercials he has Creative Director credit for have been nominated for an Emmy. He has been honored by GLAAD for the first commercial ever featuring a lesbian couple, and he has been invited to The White House for his public service campaign for mentoring young children.
BESIDES HIS PASSION for advertising, Todd is involved in a number of other creative areas. He has won two screenwriting awards including Best of Show for Best Original Screenplay at The American Screenwriter’s Association. His first music video that he wrote and directed was Vimeo’s “Pick of The Day” - picking up over 50,000 views on its first day. His painting series, “A Tribute To Emily,” that included 40 original oil paintings and a social media component opened at a gallery in New York City – and one of his original screenplays, “The Death of Feziwig Zero,” has had the prestige of being rejected by Will Smith, George Clooney, and Kevin Spacey (so far).
AFTER RECENTLY MOVING TO LA, Todd has written a number of television pilots, and begun his second photography series following up "GAP COUTURE" (link above). He is currently writing and recording additional tracks for his rock-opera titled "Notes From The Whiskey" that is in production and done work for record labels including Interscope and Atlantic Records. He recently creative directed the look and feel as well as titled the debut CD for a Grammy-nominated artist which eventually went platinum.
Todd graduated from The School of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University in New York and is a member of The Television Academy of Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles, California.
Complete bio and access to music and television pilots available upon request.