Laurel Stark Akman

Creative Director,



Laurel is a Bay Area based writer and Creative Director who straddles brand, experience and product. She’s spent over a decade developing campaigns, brand work and digital experiences for clients like Google, Hilton, MTV, Sony and Beats by Dre.

She’s worked for Intel’s Agency Inside and Google’s Brand Studio as well as agencies like Gensler, SapientNitro and Organic. Her creative work has been honored by the Clios, the One Show, Creativity International, and AdAge.

In 2015, she co-founded Next Creative Leaders on behalf of the One Club for Creativity and the 3% Movement, to shine a light on up-and-coming female creative talent. She lives in the East Bay with her talented husband, hilarious little girl and three forgiving houseplants.