JD Gargano is an award-winning designer, brand strategist and educator with an expertise in both traditional and new media. As Creative Director at Captivate, JD oversees all network creative and helps both advertising and real estate partners bring their brands to life in an unconventional space, from ideation through execution. Prior to Captivate, JD specialized in broadcast where he worked for stations like MTV, WGN America, PIX11, WSFL and DC50. In the last 10 years, he has helped to successfully relaunch and rebrand several network stations as well as introduce original programming. His work in both disciplines has been recognized by national and international organizations such as PromaxBDA, Marcom, Hermes and the Emmy’s. JD received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts (SVA). A year later he returned to SVA to teach Intro to Motion Graphics and co-started a Senior Interdisciplinary Portfolio course. The primary focus was to get seniors thinking outside-the-box and craft solution-oriented ideas that address real life client challenges by fusing imaginative storytelling, traditional design and new media.