2.7 billion years ago, lava poured out of cracks in the primordial ocean floor. The remains of this glowing, volcanic rock formed the Canadian Shield in northeast Minnesota. Out of these mountains sprang the Iron Range. And then I was born in the suburbs. My heart was built from my home, and my home is the state of beasts, the state of beards and the palace of warriors. I ride a blazing chariot of fire through the wilderness carving my name into the earth in search of truth and beauty and pizza.


Ogilvy NYC, 2019 - present

Red Tettemer O'Connell + Partners, 2017 - 2019

160over90, 2015 - 2017

Merkley + Partners, 2015

DDB NY, 2015

Miami Ad School, 2013 - 2015

Prior to advertising I worked as a law clerk and did theater.

Prior to theater I was a moody teenager that lived off Reese’s Pieces and cigarettes.

Prior to my teenager years I was a taller-than-average school boy who enjoyed drawing comics with my best friend Keith.

Prior to my school days I was a 10.5 pound baby.


Philadelphia Addys (Gold), Webby (Honoree), Young Glory (Bronze), Blaine High School Basketball Comeback Player of the Year (Blaine High School Basketball Comeback Player of the Year)

Email me by using this exact email address: valento23@gmail.com.

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