Ivan Cash is an award-winning creative / director whose conceptually-based, multidisciplinary work celebrates human connection and is loved by the internet.




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Ivan Cash is an international speaker and passionate educator who regularly gives creative talks and workshops for companies, conferences, and universities.

• Making Work For Humans
• Inspiration is Cheap
The Power of Thinking Small
• Reality is Malleable
DIY Culture Jamming


Selected LECTURES:

• SXSW Conference
• Art Directors Club Festival
• Sundance Film Festival
• FITC  Conference, Toronto
• OFFF Festival, Barcelona
• Graphic Design Festival Breda
• Wieden+Kennedy, Amsterdam
• Apple Store, San Francisco
• Anomaly, London
• 72andSunny, Los Angeles
• Pinterest, San Francisco
• Pratt Institute, NYC
• DigitasLBi, Chicago
• AKQA, San Francisco
• Miami Ad School, Miami
• We Are Social, London
• Otis College of Art and Design, LA
• University of California, Santa Cruz
• The Barbarian Group




Photo by Bryan Derballa

“Ivan Cash is an artist with the potential for an endless line of nouns and adjectives in front of that simple title: internet, new media, film, interactive, socially-engaged—they all describe the kind of artist he’s become, focusing on the connecting power of ordinary human experience in a wide range of creative work.”

— Art Directors Club

Ivan Cash is an award-winning artist / director / creative director who believes in the power of human connection.

His work explores the intersection of art, design, film, and technology, aiming to spread a sense of intimacy and provoke critical thought. (This is invariably due to growing up without TV, videogames, or any semblance of pop culture.)

He formerly worked as an art director at Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam and Venables Bell & Partners in San Francisco, before going independent in 2011.

He has created renowned projects like Snail Mail My Email (and authored the accompanying book), Selfless Portraits, Occupy George, and the ‘Last Photo’ Project. His work has exhibited internationally, is in the permanent collection of the V&A Museum in London, and has been featured in TIME, CNN, The New York Times, MSNBC, and Wired.

In 2013, he was recognized as an Art Directors Club ‘Young Gun,’ in 2015 Print Magazine named him a ‘New Visual Artist,’ and in 2016 he was included in Forbes ‘30 Under 30.’

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, he balances his time between commercial work, independent projects, and giving talks and workshops. Ask him sometime about how getting arrested lead to his first professional job.

He believes talking to strangers can change the world, but nothing would make him happier than if you closed your eyes for 20 seconds and just listened to your breath.



2016 Forbes ‘30 Under 30’
2016 Brooklyn Museum Exhibit
2015 Print "New Visual Artist" (15 Under 30)
2015 Vimeo Staff Pick (x2)
2014 Jury ADC Young Guns
2014 Original Art Commission, V&A Museum
2014 Webby Honoree (x2)
2014 Vimeo Staff Pick
2014 Webby Official Nominiee
2013 Jury ADC Young Guns
2012 ADC Young Guns Award
2012 Snail Mail My Email Book Published (Link)
2012 Webby Nominee
2012 Cannes Lions, Shortlist
2010 Fabrica Fellowship Award


Selected Writing





Cash Studios
PO Box 24213
Oakland, CA 94623



• Commissioned Work
• Brand/Agency Projects
• Speaking Engagements
• Ping-Pong Lessons



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