Camm Rowland

About Me

I’m a strategic creative thinker, expert maker, and servant leader with 20 years of trans-media experience. I work across entertainment, advertising, branding, experiential, AI & digital content creation — turning insights into meaningful expressions of shared values. Simply put, I grow brands that people love, and help creative people make the best work of their careers.

Bio

Camm serves as the Chief Creative Officer at Kepler Group, where he is spearheading the development of Kepler Creative. This premier AI-enhanced creative service offering combines Kepler’s industry-leading data and insights capabilities with world-class design and innovative production processes. Prior to joining Kepler in 2023, he was the Executive Creative Director for Kohler Company, where he developed a high-performance team ready to conquer the challenges and opportunities of the connected age. His leadership accelerated the digital evolution and record growth of Kohler Co’s Kitchen & Bath, Power, and Hospitality brands, and earned recognition such as Emmy, Telly, Graphis, and Communication Arts awards. Prior to joining Kohler in 2017, he was ECD and Creative Director of International Relationships for Chicago’s Digital Kitchen—a digital creative agency and 2016’s Addy’s Chicago Agency of The Year. There, he led the strategic development and production of breakthrough content and experiences for entertainment and brand clients. His lifelong passion for craft, curiosity and strategic mindset has led Camm to drive strong teams and award-worthy impact. His Digital Kitchen team was honored by the Emmys, Effies, and Cannes Lions. His work has also appeared in Communication Arts annuals and the Sundance Film Festival, and he’s been recognized by the One Club, Type Directors Club, and Art Directors Club as one of 50 global “Young Guns.” He created and co-Executive Produced an original TV series on A&E Network. He created a charitable organization that supports 50 non-profits fighting for social and environmental justice. This work has been recognized by MoveOn.org, Oprah, and various news outlets. He has a master’s degree in design from Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he was a Design Insight Foundation scholar, and lives in Cedarburg, WI with his wife and kids.

Brand Partners

Experience

Kepler Group

Chief Creative Officer 2023 – Present • Global

Kohler Co.

Executive Creative Director 2018 – 2023 • Kohler, WI

Creative Director 2017 – 2018 • Kohler, WI

DigitalKitchen

Creative Director Intl. Relationships 2016 – 2017 • Global

Executive Creative Director 2010 – 2016 • Chicago, IL

Creative Director 2008 – 2010 • Chicago, IL

Associate Creative Director 2006 – 2008 • Chicago, IL

Senior Creative 2005 – 2006 • Chicago, IL

Freelance Creative Sept 2003 – May 2005 • Chicago, IL

Jr Creative May 2003 – Sept 2003 • Chicago, IL

Creative Intern Jan 2003 – May 2003 • Chicago, IL

Recognition

2024

Telly Awards Silver, General-Explainer

Telly Awards Bronze, General-B2B

Emmy Award Branded Content — Short Form

Graphis Advertising Awards Gold

2023

Telly Awards Gold, Branded Content — Corporate Image

Telly Awards Gold, Branded Content — Business to Consumer

Telly Awards Gold, Online Commercials — Products and Services

Telly Awards Silver, Branded Content – Wellness

Telly Awards Silver, Branded Content – Promotional

Telly Awards Silver, Craft– Editing

Telly Awards Silver, Craft– Cinematography

Telly Awards Silver, Craft– Directing

Telly Awards Silver, Regional TV — General

Telly Awards Silver, Non-broadcast – Social Responsibility

Telly Awards Bronze, Branded Content – Commercials

Telly Awards Bronze, Branded Content – 3D Animation

EX Awards Gold, Trade Show Environment

ADDY Awards Gold, Commercial, Single Spot

Graphis Photography Awards Platinum

Communication Arts Photography Annual, Featured

ADDY Awards Gold, Internet Commercial, Single Spot

ADDY Awards Gold, Internet Commercial, Campaign

KBIS Awards Best of Show, Best Booth

Exhibitor Awards Best of CES

2022

Telly Awards Gold, Non-broadcast — 3D animation

Telly Awards Gold, Local TV

Telly Awards Gold, TV Campaign — Business-to-consumer

Telly Awards Gold, TV Campaign — Household Products

Telly Awards Silver, Non-broadcast — Workplace Culture

Telly Awards Silver, TV Campaign — Household Products

Telly Awards Silver, TV Campaign — Household Products

Telly Awards Bronze, Social Video Series

Telly Awards Bronze, Non-broadcast — Documentary

Telly Awards Bronze, Non-broadcast — Hybrid Events

United Adworkers Award Animation or Motion/VFX

United Adworkers Award Social Media Content

United Adworkers Award Print Advertising

United Adworkers Award Integrated 360º Campaign

United Adworkers Award Video :15-:30

United Adworkers Award Video :15-:30

United Adworkers Award Video :15-:30

Emmy Award Nominee, Single Spot

Graphis Award Silver, Packaging

Dieline Award Shortlist

2021

PAC Award Brand Marketing, Premium|Luxury

United Adworkers Award Social Media Ads

United Adworkers Award Corporate Communications

United Adworkers Award Integrated 360º Campaign

United Adworkers Award Video :15-:30

Telly Award Silver, Social Video – Social Impact

Telly Award Silver, Social Video – Series

Telly Award Silver, Social Video – Arts & Entertainment

Telly Award Bronze, Regional TV Campaign

NACD Packaging Award Gold, Household Products

2020

Emmy Award Arts/Entertainment Programming

Graphis Advertising Annual Award Platinum, Video

Graphis Advertising Annual Award Gold, Video

Graphis Advertising Annual Award Gold, Video

Graphis Advertising Annual Award Gold, Print

Graphis Advertising Annual Award Gold, Print

Graphis Advertising Annual Award Gold, Print

Communication Arts Annual Featured

Communication Arts Annual Featured

Telly Award Gold, TV Commercial

Telly Award Gold, Online Commercial

Telly Award Gold, Online Commercial

Telly Award Gold, Social Video Series

Telly Award Bronze, TV Commercial

2019

United Adworkers Award Integrated Campaign

United Adworkers Award Digital Video Campaign

2018

United Adworkers Award Digital Video Campaign

United Adworkers Award Digital Video Campaign

2017

Cablefax Faxie Award Finalist

Synopsis Imagination Award Digital Video Campaign

2016

Chicago Addy Awards Agency of The Year

Hugo Television Awards Gold

Event Technology Awards Silver, Best Use of Technology

Fortune Top 5 VR Experiences

Digital Hollywood Best in VR

2015

Promax BDA Gold

One Show Merit

Design Annual, Communication Arts Featured

2013

Facebook Studio Awards Finalist

Chicago Addy Awards Silver, Digital Marketing

2011

Art Directors Club Young Guns 9

2010

Television Association for Marketing Awards Gold

Television Association for Marketing Awards Bronze

Effie Gold

iab MIXX Awards Best in Show

The Webby Awards People's Choice Award

2009

The Type Director's Club Featured, Typography 29

2008

Emmy Awards Nominee

The Type Directors Club TDC Award

Communication Arts Featured, Design Annual

2007

IDN Pro Magazine Featured

2006

Promax BDA Silver

Promax BDA Silver

Graphis Featured, Poster Annual

2005

Communication Arts Featured


Project Credits
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Education

2003-2005

Cranbrook Academy of Art

MFA, Design

Design Insight Scholar


1999-2003

Illinois Wesleyan University

BFA, Design & Art History

Magna Cum Laude

Blurbs


"It's impossible to describe the raw talent that Camm possesses. Any organization that brings Camm on board gains ten times the talent they thought they were getting. Besides wearing every hat in the creative closet, he carries himself with the calm and thoughtfulness of a seasoned therapist." Read more…


- Anthony Vitagliano Founder At Tonos, Former ECD, Digital Kitchen



"He is, simply put, one of the most talented individuals I have ever met. One of the lucky few who can actually access both sides of the brain, Camm creates beautifully crafted and intellectually informed solutions that fill agency’s award shelves and client’s coffers." Read more…


- Jeff Long Former ECD Digital Kitchen 2002-2014



"When looking at talented creatives in our industry, there are very few who compare to Camm. His creative skill is one based in art and on strategic insights. He doesn’t just develop commercials or advertisements or installations. He creates interactions that move culture. He tells stories. He inspires audiences to engage. Plus, Camm can work across any canvas." Read more…


- Jeff Brecker SVP, Managing Director, R/GA, Former MD, Digital Kitchen


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