Chief Creative Officer
Anne Swan knows design, branding and the power of simplicity.
Before joining Prosek Partners, Anne was Chief Creative Officer/Partner at Dear Future. Prior to that, she spent 12 years as the Executive Creative Director for Siegel+Gale – one of the largest and most respected branding firms in the world. Anne has led and built relationships with scores of clients including Hewlett Packard Enterprise, CVS Health, Aramco, The New School, DXC Technologies, Micron, Quibi, Hudson Group, The Philips Academy of Newark, AARP, Kahn Lucas, Florida State University and American Express helping them succeed by leveraging simplicity to activate customers and employees alike.
A prominent figure in the industry, Anne has led global branding programs in virtually every sector and has received international recognition for her work. She has been quoted by media regarding branding and design issues and has spoken at conferences on topics ranging from the influence of brand on talent, to how brands need to adapt to today’s fast paced environment and why simpler experiences matter.
Her work has been recognized by AIGA, Fast Company, Drum B2B Brave Awards, Rebrand 100, Clio Awards, and Transform. She currently serves on the board of Rutgers University Design Thinking and The ANA Marketing Association.
Q & A
What are you most proud of in your career?
Creating iconic brands that are instrumental in transforming a company’s identity and the relationships built with my clients and teams.
Name one thing most people don’t know about you.
I was (once upon a time) a serious painter who went to school to study fine art at Carnegie Mellon and instead graduated with a degree in design.
How would your mother describe you?
I decided to just ask my mom this one. Here is her answer:
I would say you are are one of the most determined individuals that I know. You have a wonderful work ethic that you received from your two grandmothers. I trust your judgement and know you do great by your clients and company. Your parents are so proud of who you have become.
What are your greatest strengths as a communications practitioner?
Listening, listening, listening. You always hear the answer.
What is your favorite food?
Eggs + Bacon, of course!
Describe your perfect client.
Straightforward. Respectful. Open to new ideas. A partner.
What three hobbies or activities do you enjoy most?
Cooking, snowboarding and fixing up old homes.
What’s your favorite part of the workday?
Daily collaboration with teams and clients.
Who would play you in the movie version of your life?
Michelle Pfeiffer or Reese Witherspoon. Im not sure which, I would have to see their auditions.
What is your favorite quote?
“Work is Love made Visible” – Kahil Gibran