Our Man In Havana is an advertising + design firm based in New York City.
Our approach blends the art & science of brand strategy, design and messaging to create work that will significantly advance our clients’ business. We do it by creating new brands, positioning existing ones, developing visual identities, advertising campaigns, video and virtually everything a consumer comes in contact with, right down to the shelf-talker in stores.
Founded in 2003, we've spent the last 20 years building a reputation as a trusted creative partner for some of the world’s top Fortune 500 companies as well as clients of all sizes looking for immediate or turn-key creative solutions without any drama.
We’re independently owned and independently minded, comprised of an eclectic team of multi-talented thinkers, creators, artists and producers. Our category experience is extensive, but we are considered specialists in travel & hospitality, beverage alcohol and luxury-lifestyle experiences (oddly, they all seem to overlap).
As our name suggests, we pride ourselves on being a trusted ally you can turn to.
So, how can we help?
Labor Omnia Vincit
Audience Research + Media Strategy
Branding + Visual Design
Identity Systems + Brand Books
Packaging / POS
Collateral / Product Design
Video + Still Photography
As Founder/Executive Creative Director, Andrew guides the overall direction of the company and its creative product while working hand-in-hand with clients and the agency team to help ensure the success of both. Prior to founding Our Man In Havana in 2003, Andrew helped build some of the world’s most iconic brands including Volkswagen, Absolut, UPS, Seagrams, Hilton and GMC at some of the world’s top agencies including TBWA\Chiat\Day, Arnold Worldwide and Ammirati Puris Lintas. He lives in Tribeca with his wife and two sons and without the dog he wants.
Founder/Executive Creative Director
Sylve has a knack for helping clients uncover their true identity and bring it to life with a clear point of view. A writer by trade, she has given voice to large brands across several categories including but not limited to tech, fast casual dining, packaged goods, news media, beverage alcohol, hospitality, entertainment, luxury travel and not-for-profit.
Prior to joining the OMIH team, Lacey worked at dentsuMB and McCann New York serving big brands and leading massive campaign initiatives for monumental brands like Mondelēz International, Mastercard, American Airlines, PGA Tour, The GRAMMYs and more. As Managing Director, Lacey now runs marketing strategy and the broader account management department at OMIH.
Chris is an award-winning Designer and Creative Director with a background in fine art. His experience ranges from working as a creative lead on massive brands like Microsoft and US Airways to launching vehicles for GM. Much of that work has been featured in Ad Age, GD USA, and Canne. After founding and operating his own branding studio for 10 years, Chris brought his artful eye and masterful skill to Our Man In Havana.
As Head of Production, Aisling is skilled at finding world class production partners and executing visual assets to fit projects of all shapes and sizes. Her 10+ years of experience in advertising and film production have imbued her with the unique ability to demystify the production process for clients and untangle any logistical production challenges with ease.
Head of Production
With over 15 years of advertising and design experience, Lisa brings strong creative intuition, a sophisticated hand and a straight shooting demeanor to every project she touches. Having spent many years overseeing large jobs for global brands, she has developed a critical eye that is second to none.
Associate Creative Director
Nick has been a designer in the ad world for more than a decade, putting in time at studios all over NY, from small shops to bigger agencies like Anomaly and Droga5. A problem solver by nature, he works across various mediums to turn great ideas into smart, beautiful, effective creative.
A strategic thinker exhibiting near-excessive attention to detail, Violet uses her eagle eye to oversee day-to-day tasks while also maintaining focus on the bigger picture. As Account Supervisor at Our Man in Havana, she works to help develop stunning brands and execute large-scale ad campaigns for clients across a wide range of categories.
With an academic background in Art History and Library Sciences, Kelly brings a unique combination of creative awareness and hyper-organization to every assignment she touches. Kelly’s 20 years of experience in advertising and marketing have instilled in her a strong instinct and the skills needed to oversee complex jobs from start to finish.
Senior Project Manager
Taylor approaches every assignment eagerly, inquisitively and collaboratively to build flawless creative ranging from animated digital assets to large format printed materials. Remaining involved from concept to execution, she prides herself in producing smart, beautiful, thoughtfully designed work to meet clients’ needs.
Ruby brings a fresh perspective and boundless enthusiasm to her role as Assistant Account Executive. After getting her bachelors at Vassar College and a brief stint working as a scientist in a lab, she found her way to Our Man in Havana where she works to support the team and introduces them to cool new music.
Assistant Account Executive
Tony Yu oversees all finance and accounting here at OMIH and does his best to convince banks that we are not a cigar smauggling operation. He also runs a basketball league that OMIH-ers participate in when their knees are up to it.