Alec Brownstein

Award winning advertising creative director, author, big idea thinker, and film director.

Alec Brownstein is an advertising industry creative leader with professional experience at large New York City advertising shops like Young & Rubicam and BBDO, where he was the first junior copywriter hired without a portfolio in over a decade.

Alec has worked on and led creative teams on clients from Accenture to Zyrtec. He has created iPhone and Android apps. He has written and directed short films. He has even written jingles for Superbowl commercials.

In the process, Alec has won every creative advertising award, including numerous Cannes Lions, Clios, One Show Pencils, and the Webby Award and People’s Voice Webby for Online Guerilla and Innovation. The Art Director's Club has designated him a "Young Gun," one of the top 50 creatives in the world under the age of 30. He has appeared on the CBS Early Show, ABC News, BBC, Channel 4 UK, NPR All Things Considered, and hundreds of others.

Alec is also the co-author of the bestselling humor books 50 Relatives Worse Than Yours (Bloomsbury) and 50 Days Worse Than Yours (Bloomsbury).

Recently, Alec achieved national and international press coverage for The Google Job Experiment, the innovative method he used to acquire his current job.

Alec is available for speaking engagements and freelance consulting, and his work can viewed at